#SFTech4Good November 2016: Apps for Change and Community Calendar

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November 15: Mobile Apps for Change Demos in Berkeley

Want to learn how apps can be used to make a significant impact?

Check out this breakfast event in Berkeley on Mobile Apps for Change, being organized byCaravan Studios (www.caravanstudios.org), a division of TechSoup (www.techsoup.org). The #Apps4ChangeDemo event aims to connect nonprofit staff with mobile app developers who have created mobile apps and prototypes that help to create a better world.

Tuesday, November 15

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Berkeley SkyDeck

2150 Shattuck Avenue – Penthouse

Berkeley, CA 94704

***Make sure to RSVP on Eventbrite, not just Meetup. Space is limited.



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.



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

October 29: Startups Give Back - Walkathon

Join Startups Give Back in the 11th annual Team Hope Walk in San Francisco hosted by Huntington's Disease Society of America.  Startups Give Back attendees will help the Team Hope Walk staff with various activities, and also support the individuals and teams participating in the walk as they raise awareness for Huntington's disease.

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sports Basement Presidio

610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129

RSVP: http://www.startupsgiveback.org/events/2016-team-hope-walk/?utm_source=sftech4good&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=2016-team-hope-walk­

October 29: BayGeo Mapping for Social Justice Mapathon

Are you a community activists, non-profit member, GIS professional, students or just plain curious?  Come learn about maps as a tool for communication, analysis, and action.

Discuss and see different strategies for using maps as tools for communication, analysis and action, with a particular emphasis on social justice work. No previous mapping experience is needed; all hands-on activities will be computer optional.

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


1086 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA


RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/baygeo/events/234655835/­

October 31 - deadline to register for Nov 10 Fairness Matters ForumCare about diversity in tech? Attend Level Playing Field Institute's Fairness Matters Forum, recognizing those who are STEMulating change in underrepresented communities and shaping the promise of the next generation of innovators. In November, we will celebrate our 15 year commitment creating change in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.


222 Second Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

7:00-9:00 pm


6:00-9:00 pm

RSVP: fairnessmatters.splashthat.com[/url]

October 31: Deadline for Social Enterprise Alliance Board Nominations

SEA-SFBay will be electing new directors and officers from a slate of candidates recommended by the current board or proposed by the chapter's membership. Nominate a candidate or volunteer to serve yourself! Serving as a board member allows you to meet and network with other leaders across sectors and generations using business for advancing social justice, support Bay Area social enterprise practitioners and social entrepreneurs, and help to build the field of social enterprise. The commitment is 4-10 hours per month.

To nominate a candidate or volunteer, please fill out this form before 5pm on October 31.


November 2: Can a 21st Century Election Experience Fix our Broken System?

Our voter experience compares poorly to other 21st century customer experiences. Countries like Canada, Brazil, and Germany use electronic voting that offers accurate and instantaneous results. How can we all contribute to the development of a 21st century voting experience as the foundation of a healthy 21st century democracy?

6:00-8:00 pm

Exygy Office - 2601 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94114


RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-a-21st-century-election-experience-fix-our-broken-system-tickets-28311747198­

November 3: Elevating Women and Girls in Tech (San Jose)

If we act now, we can triple the number of women in computing by 2025. We’ll discuss specific actions and strategies to help, including what we can do to inspire young women we know, at work, at home and in our communities. The panel includes Teresa Tung, Accenture Fellow, Accenture Labs, Claire Cook, Marketing & Communications Manager, Girls Who Code, and Katelin Holloway, VP of People & Culture, Reddit.

5:30-8:00 pm

Accenture Labs

50 W San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95113 US


RSVP: www.ellevatenetwork.com/events/5730-cracking-the-code-elevating-women-and-girls-in-tech­

November 3: For the Love of Dirt

Interested in learning about how progressive food companies and their leaders are leveraging Regenerative Agriculture in the fight against climate change? Join OSC² for a special conversation with inspiring CEO's from the modern food movement, David Bronner (Dr. Bronner’s), John Foraker (Annie’s Homegrown), and John Roulac (Nutiva), as they share their thoughts and experiences implementing regenerative agriculture practices.

6:00-9:00 pm

Hanson Bridgett LLP

425 Market Street, 26th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105


RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-the-love-of-dirt-tickets-27499374369­

November 4: Strong Communities Beyond Policing

Meet organizers and scholars from across the country who have been working against police violence with dedicated campaigns, writing, and Black, radical, queer and internationalist imaginations. This lively event will sharpen our vision to eliminate reliance on policing and increase our community power and wellbeing. Speakers include Asha Ransby-Sporn of Black Youth Project 100, CR co-founder Dylan Rodriguez, Naomi Murakawa (author of The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America), and Lara Kiswani of Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC).

$10-20 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds) - free food!

5:30-9 pm

Humanist Hall

390 27th St, Oakland CA 94612

Info: ­http://criticalresist...­

Tickets: http://oaklandabolition2016.brownpapertickets.com/­

November 5: Generation Citizen's 2016 Civic Tech Challenge

The Civic Tech Challenge gives technologists like you the chance to use your professional skills, connect with and inspire students, and work on solving issues that affect our community.  Help students brainstorm ways that tech tools can help advance their projects.  Then, you will work with students to create prototypes of those tools.  Teams will present their projects to a panel of judges to compete for prizes, and attend an evening dinner reception.  More details are here­ or sign up for a hack team directly here.

Hackathon: 9:00am-6:00pm

Reception & Presentations: 6:00pm-9:00pm

WeWork Transbay, 535 Mission Street, San Francisco

Free/$25 for reception (promo code T4G to get half-off tickets)

RSVP: http://www.civictechchallenge.org/site/bay-area-site-2016/­

If you have any questions, please reach out to Caitlin Paul, GC Program Manager at cpaul@generationcitizen.org or (619) 249-8777.

November 7-9: Code for America Summit

It’ll be you and 1,200 talented civic tech leaders. Come with your passion for building 21st century government. Leave with the skills you need to do it.



Oakland Marriott City Center

1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

November 16-18: Intrapreneurship Conference Silicon Valley

Intrapreneurship is the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working within a large organization. It’s a corporate management style that integrates risk-taking and innovation approaches, that are usually thought of as being part of entrepreneurship.  Intrapreneurs often work on integrating social or environmental impact into the “triple bottom line” - people, planet, and profit. Meet corporate intrapreneurs and leading innovators here!


Venues: Palo Alto, San Francisco & Mountain View

$2,299 before November 16

**Get 15% off with discount code: “SFTech4Good”

November 16: Social Enterprise Talent Connect

Network and learn strategies for recruiting, selecting, and hiring in social enterprise, along with hints and advice for getting jobs in the field.

RSF Social Finance

1002 O'Reilly Avenue #A



Note: Social Enterprise Alliance also posts open positions in Social Enterprise - submit by Nov 11 to advertise your position for free!

November 17: The Bay Area Video Coalition Celebrates 40 Years (Party!)

For 40 years Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) has provided access, resources, and support to create, share, and amplify the stories of individuals and communities whose stories often go untold. Let’s celebrate!

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Bluxome Street Winery

53 Bluxome St, San Francisco, CA 94107



December 1: Careers in Sustainability Panel

Learn about careers in sustainability and meet employers!San Francisco Main Library - Lower Level

100 Larkin Street

SF, CA 94102

4:00-6:00 PM

RSVP: bayareasustainabilitycareers.eventbrite.com­

Hiring in sustainability? Employers contact: drewlehmanwork@gmail.com­

December 6: Mindfulness and Technology Conversation with Wisdom 2.0

Join us for an evening exploring mindfulness in a constantly connected age. There will be a meditation, panel and community conversation co-hosted by Wisdom 2.0 Founder Soren Gordhamer and others.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindfulness-in-the-digital-age-tickets-27617409415­



222 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94105


Resources and Volunteering/Learning/Job Opportunities

Find or post nonprofit jobs on the NTEN Nonprofit Tech Job Board. Find or post full-time jobs and short-term gigs for social change. NTEN Members save 50% on all job postings. You can also follow @ntenjobs for the latest jobs.

TechSoup Courses for Nonprofits!

You have a mission. TechSoup Courses can get you there. Explore new online training series built just for nonprofits and developed with Idealware: Tactical Technology Planning.http://ow.ly/BLlN305lrrn (TechSoup is a sponsor of SFTech4Good, so check them out!

Nonprofits & Tech Companies - Join Benetech’s CodeAlliance

Nonprofits - need tech volunteers?  Tech companies - need well-scoped projects for employees?

Code Alliance from Benetech is “volunteering as a service” that puts together 8-40 hour volunteering projects from weekend to 1 week projects.  Beyond one-off hackathons: Code Alliance is creating an ‘ongoing hackathon’ to get  social impact organizations more consistent commitments to drive results e.g. on a quarterly basis.  More broadly, Code Alliance is an open source consultancy for social impact organizations by bringing together the best minds from the open source, nonprofit, corporate, and individual developer communities. We’d like to build common “operating procedures” around Social Good 2.0.

Learn more and get connected:


Mission Possible: WeWork Donates Space to Mission Driven Organizations

Got friends in Washington, DC?  Let them know to check out Mission Possible - a new initiative from WeWork offering startups a chance to get up to 12 months of sponsored space at WeWork, mentorship and education from program partners, access to WeWork's global community of 65,000 members, and more.  To apply, share how being a WeWork member would help you get closer to achieving your company’s mission. If selected, you and your team will receive sponsored workspace for 3-12 months, in exchange for giving back 5 hours (per team member) of service to a non-profit in either the WeWork community or in Washington, D.C.

Get more info and apply: we.co/missionpossibledc­

Ongoing - Giant Global Social Innovation Events Calendar

Conveners.org is a backbone organization building connection, co-operation, and collaboration within the impact ecosystem. Increased coordination provides network benefits and allows us to create tools, resources and products that solve the industry-level challenges we face. This enables the right people, to be in the right places to have the conversations that will change the world. Lots and lots of great events are compiled here:


Oakland Tech / Social Good events

Share info on / attend cool events in Oakland, via 2.Oakland - info here:


Free tool for In-Kind Event Sponsorship

Need an in-kind sponsor for an event? Check out SponsorLane:

www.sponsorlane.com­ - SFTech4Good doesn’t use them (yet) but they seem cool and useful.

Invest in Women: Crowdfunding via Republic

You’ve probably heard the statistics about how women founders don’t get funded as often as male founders do.  Well, we heard about this from the Women 2.0 community - invest as little as $10 and support women founders on the Republic platform!   On Republic, startups can raise money from everyone, not just the rich (accredited investors) and investors can get a real equity stake for their investment. Republic gives preference to innovative, mission- and impact-driven companies that have a diverse teams and leverage technology.


So You Want to Be an Ally Because #BlackLivesMatter

Here is an ever-expanding resource for individuals who would like to become an ally. Please feel free to add to it and share it within your communities.


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 Meetup.com page.

That’s all for November!

- Regina and Katharine

SFTech4Good event producers

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