San Francisco Newsletter: Diversity 2.0 Workshop and Events Roundup

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Welcome members old and new!  Thanks for being a part of SFTech4Good. We hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season and let us be one of the first to wish you a very Happy New Year!


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SFTech4Good and Sponsor Events


Jan 20 - Diversity 2.0 - An Inclusive, Interactive Workshop

1920C Coworking Space

950 Grant Avenue, 2nd floor (Chinatown), SF CA 94108


**IMPORTANT: Please RSVP on Eventbrite here to attend, not only on Meetup.   


This workshop will be an opportunity to explore how we can bring more awareness and mindfulness around equity to our workplaces.  You will leave with frameworks and tools that can be applied to your team, company, and life.


Whether you work at a startup or a big company, in a nonprofit or in the tech sector, you are welcome as long as you bring your whole self! Proceeds after event expenses will benefit Digital Action Hub based in the Excelsior neighborhood of SF, helping bridge the digital divide for kids of color and City College students.



6:30 registration and appetizers

7:00-8:00 interactive groups - ** WE WILL START ON TIME - please do not be late **

8:30 end


**Perks: Workshop attendees get a free day pass for coworking at 1920C. More about them:

1920C is a coworking collective and creativity hub located in Chinatown, San Francisco. 1920C offers various shared workspace memberships, events, and gallery space. 1920C supports socially driven organizations and freelancers. Bring your ideas to fruition with our roaring community!


Weekly on Wednesdays: Code for SF Civic Hack Night

Interested in helping San Francisco? Excellent!  Whether or not you know how to code, you can help! Join a weekly hack (hacking = building) night focused on open government and civic tech in San Francisco.


Jan 7: Getting Technology Donations Through TechSoup

Bring in the new year with product donations from TechSoup! We will review resources that are necessary for the donation request process and get you on your way to receiving the donated technology software, hardware, and services you need, This webinar is particularly beneficial for nonprofits.

11:00 AM PT




Events we are not hosting, but you might want to know about


Jan 11: Aaron Swartz Day at ThoughtWorks Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, NYC & SF

We are bringing together activists, technologists, artists, and educators to honor the life of Aaron Swartz and his contributions to technology and society. See the film The Internet’s Own Boy, a documentary about Aaron, followed by a panel discussion.



6:00-9:00 PM

814 Mission St., 5th Floor, San Francisco


Jan 14: New Partner Circle at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund

Want to give back but don’t know the first thing about philanthropy? Join SV2 for an informal conversation.

10:15-11:15 am

SV2 - Sobrato Center for Nonprofits at Redwood Shores

350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 103   Redwood Shores, CA 94065



Jan 14-15: Data visualization workshop with Bill Shander,

Learn the art and science, the theory and practical hands-on tactics of creating compelling communications based on surveys, scientific research, public or proprietary data.

Learn more at

Jan 14-15:

Get 15% off with the code “Tech4Good”


Jan 15: Deadline to apply for Microsoft Affordable Access $75K grants

The Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative seeks to nurture, grow, and scale innovative businesses that develop low-cost connectivity solutions, cloud-based services, and business models that bring the Internet to underserved markets. Companies selected for this program will receive grants averaging $75,000 to help you serve more customers.



Jan 27: Webinar on APIs to Speed Up Web/Mobile App Development

Learn about the tools available today that make integrating web and mobile apps for your organization easier. Understand how APIs work to enhance the power of a web application. See specific examples of communications-powered web applications that help nonprofits raise money, streamline processes, and advance their missions. Learn how one nonprofit used the Twilio API to build an SMS app that saved hundreds of thousands of dollars.

11 am

$30 for NTEN members, $60 for non-members



Jan 28: Free NTEN webinar on virtual desktops and the cloud for nonprofits

Explore architectural approaches and solutions for deployment of virtual desktop environments.  Learn the difference between private, hybrid, and public cloud VDI solutions and a demo of cloud based virtual desktop infrastructure.We will look at solutions from multiple vendors and discuss deployment into private cloud, hybrid cloud, and public cloud environments.  This is an intro-level webinar appropriate if you have general IT knowledge.

11 am



Feb 18: Deadline to RSVP for Feb 23 Women Transforming Technology event

Join Silicon Valley women in tech leaders and community organizations committed to gender diversity at all levels and areas of technology. Women at all levels and all areas in tech are encouraged to participate.

11 am to 6 pm

VMware, Palo Alto





Resources and Volunteering Opportunities


TechHire: $100M for US Orgs Providing Tech Skills Training

The US government wants to help businesses hire more people in tech. If you are at a nonprofit, faith based organization, or community group that does any of the following, apply for government money!  More info: and


Volunteer Needed for Job Searching with Social Media course at SF Library

If you have 90 minutes once a month throughout 2016, this volunteer opportunity is for you!  The SF Public Library Jobs & Careers Center needs a teacher for a free class about networking using social media for job searching.  The class is monthly from 6-7:30 pm with 15-20 people.

To apply, contact Donya Drummond:


Free Training & Career Advancement with TechSF (Ongoing)

Apply for TechSF to receive advanced skills training in high-demand tech fields like UX, design, web dev or project management. Plus get a personal career coach to prep you for interviews, help shape your career goals and feed you job opportunities. Find out if you qualify for free services by attending an orientation ( OR applying online ( Follow @bavctraining for updates.


Thanks to our awesome sponsors!


Old Newsletters in our Discussion Forum

If you need to find one of our old newsletters, you can find them here in the Discussion section on our page.


That’s all for January!


- Regina and Katharine

SFTech4Good organizers

P.S. Find us on Twitter at #SFN2 or @SFTech4Good

P.P.S. We can always use volunteers at our events for help with setup/cleanup! Contact us if you’re interested in helping out with future events.