SFTech4Good December 2013: Change.org on Dec. 10th!

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Hi everyone! Hoping that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you're enjoying this long holiday weekend! Here is your community update for December 2013.

Welcome all of our new members! Thank you for joining the SFTech4Good community, and we hope to see you at our next event on December 10th.

I want thank all the people that help make these events possible. This includes our members, our guests, our sponsors, and everyone else that help us to organize and keep these events going.  It really wouldn't be possible without your help and support.

---> Thanks to our sponsors <---

---> Thank you to everyone who made it the events we had in November! <---

November was a busy month. We had Tech for Good Startup Weekend at HUB SF, the BSR Sustainability Hackathon 2013, Project Homeless Connect San Francisco, and Startup Weekend EDU!

What was really great was that I got word from one of our members who went to the BSR Hackathon that he was part of the 3rd place team!  I love that we're out there making an impact and congratulations!

---> Dec. 10th with Change.org <---

On Tuesday, December 10th we'll have Let's Learn How to People-Power Your Campaign with Change.org.

Every day on Change.org, individuals and organizations are winning their campaigns by mobilizing passionate supporters.

Colette Kesler from Change.org will walk us through and help us take a closer look at Change.org users, issue areas and campaigning trends, ways to engage with these users, and how to grow your organization’s existing supporter base.

The goal is for you to walk away with tips and tools to power your own causes and campaigns for your organizations and more.

You can RSVP and find the complete event description here: http://www.meetup.com/sfnetsquared/events/151819082/


Events you might be interested in knowing about.

---> Chimehack <---

The holiday season is the perfect time to give back. Women Who Code has collaborated with Chime for Change and Twitter to build a hackathon in support of women and girls.

#CHIMEHACK is an opportunity for the brightest minds and visionary leaders in technology to convene to create mobile app solutions in support girls and women. CHIME FOR CHANGE will connect the tech community to issue experts and nonprofits to identify ways for disruptive mobile app solutions to support girls and women globally, and to celebrate the power of women in tech.

Learn more: http://goo.gl/fZI8Tv
People have to apply by the end of today, Dec. 1st: http://goo.gl/5FJby7

You can also help by spreading the word on Twitter! Please tweet: Apply for #CHIMEHACK - Tech in support of women & girls. Apply http://bit.ly/WWCchimeHack Details: http://chimehack.eventbrite.com/ @WomenWhoCode

---> Social Workshop <---

The Social Workshop will take place on December 14th in SoMa. The theme is "How can entrepreneurship and technology help alleviate social inequalities in San Francisco?" The participants, usually 30 to 40 students and young professionals, work in groups during one day to come up with solution to specific social issues.

Here's the link to register on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-workshop-tickets-9401481083 And you can learn more about the Social Workshop here: http://www.socialworkshop.org/blog/

---> FounderDating deadline Dec. 3rd <---

A lot of you are starting or are thinking about starting something. Now you can connect with the right team on FounderDating!

No, it's not romantic. ;)

FD is an invite-only, online network for entrepreneurs to start side projects & connect with cofounders. The network is/has:

  • High caliber people - everyone is referenced/screened
  • 50% engineers
  • Reach - the network spans N.America, UK, Israel

Their deadline is this Tuesday, 12/3 (you don't need an idea) > http://bit.ly/1bSWGJK

---> Old Newsletters in our Discussion Forum <---

Should you need to read an old issue, you can find the older editions of our newsletter here on our Meetup.com page.


That's all for December 2013. Hope you can make it to our Dec. 10th event with Change.org and have a great holiday season!