The SFTech4Good January 2018 Newsletter Has Arrived!

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Happy New Year!

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- Regina Walton and Katharine Bierce

SFTech4Good Event Producers

P.S. Need community management or events help? Regina is available for contract and part-time opportunities.



SFTech4Good Events


January 18: NTEN Tech Planning Lab

Get the skills to scope, plan and implement a big tech project at your nonprofit. NTEN is a former sponsor of SFTech4Good so we are featuring their event - if you’re at a nonprofit, don’t miss this!

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

$125 for NTEN members, $250 non-members

The Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco, CA 94110, Audre Lorde Room



February 7: Pathways to Purpose - Startup for Good Interactive Workshop

An interactive workshop with social impact intrapreneurs - likely to fill up early, so RSVP if interested!

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Lyft HQ - 185 Berry Street, San Francisco, CA 94107




Other Events


January 8-12: Conscious Business Summit

5 days of sessions on conscious leadership, mission and purpose, workplace and culture, sustainability and CSR, and personal development.

Free livestream + in person at Impact Hub - 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103



January 9: There's Another Way: Social Justice Happy Hour

This series aims to build community among equity-focused leaders and reimagine what’s possible.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The National Equity Project - 1720 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612




January 10: Community Meeting for SFHC/Impact Hub Transitional Village Pilot

Help shape solutions to homelessness that are community-integrated, humane and cost-effective.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Impact Hub San Francisco - 1885 Mission St., San Francisco, California 94103




January 11: Talk Data to Me: Women in Data Science

Thought-leaders discuss the possibilities that data brings to life.

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

General Assembly San Francisco - 225 Bush Street San Francisco, CA 94104




January 12: IGNITE Your Inner Superhero

Women are at the forefront of political and social change. Meet four superheroes leading the way.

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

LinkedIn - 222 Second Street, San Francisco, CA

$25 – $50



January 13 & 14: VetsinTech: The Invasion in Silicon Valley

Panels, workshops and networking with military veterans and tech companies.

January 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 10:00 PM

Galvanize San Francisco Soma - 44 Tehama Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Free - $500



January 16: Basic Income and Racial Justice

Featured speaker: Dorian Warren, President of the Center for Community Change Action.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Cubberley Auditorium - 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, California 94305




January 17: Enemy of the State: How Media Are Evolving in a Fact-Free Environment

Meet journalists and social media professionals.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Commonwealth Club - 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94105

$0 – $10



January 19: Civic Mornings

Now is the time for civic innovators to come together and paint a new picture of the public sector.

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Impact Hub San Francisco - 1885 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94103




January 20: African-American Transgenerational Trauma

If you care about diversity, inclusion, and equity, learn more about intergenerational trauma in this workshop and why it still matters today.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

California Institute of Integral Studies - 1453 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

$256 - $320



January 22: Online Nonprofit Conference

Learn from the best nonprofit trainers in the comfort of your home or office.




January 22-24: Cleantech Forum SF

Entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and more gather on sustainable technology.

$2395 before Jan 21

Parc 55, 55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102



January 23: Data Science for Fighting Corruption

How data science can help improve transparency, with satellite imagery, anomaly detection for mining.

Free - online

8 am Pacific / 11 am Eastern



January 24: Open Source Technology & the Future of Government

Discussion on the government’s digitalization, which have radically shifted engagement with citizens.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

Exygy - 2601 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94114




January 25: Solving Homelessness: A Community Workshop

The SF Press hosts a symposium and workshop exploring ideas to address homelessness.

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM PST

Impact Hub San Francisco - 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

$10 - $50



Jan 25: Speaking Truth to Power:; How Russian Journalists Fight Censorship

Hear from visiting journalists and connect with people involved in tech activism, media and journalism.

5:30-7:30 pm

Farella Braun + Martell LLP, Russ Building, 235 Montgomery Street 17th Floor, SF, CA 94104




January 26: Power Not Paranoia: a Discussion About Digital Surveillance

Join a panel presentation about the current state of surveillance.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

1330 Broadway, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94612




January 27: TechIntersections: Allies Workshop
Tech Intersections provides a space for the women of color most underrepresented in tech to come together and learn from each other’s successes, challenges, and experiences. We hope our allies will join us at a concurrent allies workshop.

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613



January 31: So You Want to Talk About Race

Working in social innovation? Learn how to be a more effective ally and change agent. Open to all.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

California Institute of Integral Studies @ 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

$8 - $15





Close The Gap Scholarship

$1 Million fund for aspiring women designers & software developers


Abie Award

Nominate someone - this highlights the success of women technologists and their supporters.


Pass It On Awards Program

Cash awards that help fund women in or entering the field of computing.



VP, Product Marketing, Philanthropy Cloud role in San Francisco HQ office. Contact Katharine at if you would like a referral!


Fast Forward: Tech nonprofit accelerator jobs

Hiring a variety of roles: Head of Product, Director of Fundraising, or Program Coordinator


Tipping Point Community

Senior Analyst, Impact + Learning Position; "This position is ideal for a data analyst and quantitative thinker who seeks to apply ideas to real-world issues affecting poverty."


#BridgeTheTechGap with

Do you or any of your friends want to help #BridgeTheTechGap on a daily basis? Then we have great news for you—the Techtonica team has openings! They’re seeking to fill these roles: Apprenticeship Program Facilitator, Business Development Representative, and Board Member.  You can read more about these roles and apply here:



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That’s all for January!


- Regina, Katharine, Ricki, Laura and Yuval

SFTech4Good volunteer event, newsletter & website producers

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