@SFTech4Good September 2020 - 1:1 Networking w/ Special Guest, Damian Madray, founder & CEO of PRESENCE, AND event w/ the Strava Metro team!

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Thanks for being part of the SFTech4Good community!

Regina Walton

SFTech4Good, Director

SFTech4Good Events for September 2020

SFTech4Good Virtual Networking, Session 5
Tomorrow, September 17th at 6 pm

Please download the Upstream app on your mobile device to join this networking session.

In the next networking session, I'll kick things with a chat with Damian Madray. He is the founder and CEO of PRESENCE, which is a curation of experiential gatherings for meaningful connections and deeper conversations in the arts. Damian will talk about PRESENCE and its applications for social impact and social change.


Damian Madray and the PRESENCE logo

That segment will take about 10 minutes. After that, I'll start the 1:1 networking portion of the event. You'll be matched in 1:1 conversations with other attendees, so make sure to complete your profile on Upstream. That way you can quickly share whatever contact info you like. This part will last for 30 minutes.

RSVP here by downloading the app and joining the SFTech4Good network on Upstream.

Note: You shouldn't be prompted for a code if you click from the link. Depending on your phone's operating system, clicking will take you to Apple's iOS App Store or Google's Play store to download and set up an account. Then it should automatically put you into the SFTech4Good group.

If it doesn't, please reach out to the Upstream team directly via email. They're quick, will help you sort it out, get you into the group, and RSVPed for the event. If you download the app manually, it will ask you for a code, so please don't do it that way.

I hope to see some of you there tomorrow night!

Discussion with the Strava Metro Team
September 30th

 Screengrab of the Strava Metro's website

Strava Metro was created in 2014 with the mission of helping transportation planners better understand how people move through their communities. Originally a dense, custom-built data product; Metro has recently evolved into a streamlined web interface allowing users to more easily access insights about active transportation. Now serving more than 200 organizations across the globe, Strava data is helping improve active transportation for millions of people. 

Join us to learn more about Strava Metro and how it's helping to improve transportation and more with Haynes Bunn, Erik Sunde, and Brian Rogers. The conversation will focus in on a discussion about anti-racism, race, and equity in active transportation, specifically in the Metro data.

Get more info here on Meetup, and you have to register here on Zoom and be logged into a Zoom account to access the call. I'm doing this to make sure we have a secure conversation because we'll have breakout rooms during the event.


Other Events

COVID-19 Reshaping Social Innovation
September 22nd-24th

Join Stanford Social Innovation Review for our 15th annual Nonprofit Management Institute, “COVID-19: Reshaping Social Innovation.” 

SSIR will bring together nonprofit and business leaders, noted academics, and prominent public-sector leaders to share experiences and insights on how organizations have weathered the impact of COVID-19, what can we learn from these experiences, and how we can emerge stronger as a sector.

RSVP here.

How to Market Yourself: Why the World Needs Impact Professionals Now
September 22nd

The world needs social impact and sustainability professionals now more than ever - find out how you can stand out!

RSVP here.




Join the Climate Change AI (CCAI) Core Team!

Climate Change AI (CCAI) is a group of volunteers from academia and industry who believe that tackling climate change requires concerted societal action, in which machine learning can play an impactful role. Since it was founded in June 2019, CCAI has led the creation of a global movement in climate change and machine learning, encompassing researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, companies, and NGOs. Our Mission

Learn more here.

Thanks to TechSoup for their support of SFTech4Good and the NetSquared community at large.

TechSoup's mission is to build a dynamic bridge that enables civil society organizations and social change agents around the world to gain effective access to the resources they need to design and implement technology solutions for a more equitable planet.

Please head over to their website to learn more about how they help libraries and non-profits with hardware, software, and training. This is especially important now in this trying time.

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To find old issues of the newsletter, go here for April 2013 to September 2017, and for newsletters from October 2017 to now go here.  

Hopefully, I'll see many of you next week!
Stay safe out there!


SFTech4Good Director

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