Storytelling for Social Good with Burt Herman, co-founder of Storify

Join us on February 11th at TechSoup for what’s sure to be a great session with Burt Herman, co-founder of Storify. Burt will walk us through how to tell great stories using Storify and share examples of what individuals and organizations are doing on the site. Burt is also the founder of Hacks/Hackers, a worldwide organization bringing together journalists and technologists. He previously reported from around the world for The Associated Press over a 12-year career, heading AP's office in Korea and founding a bureau covering the five countries of former Soviet Central Asia. (Read more about him and Storify on their about page.)

The schedule:

• 6:30 PM: Doors open - time for networking and snacks

• 7:00-8:00PM: Burt's presentation and a Q&A

• 8:00-8:30PM: more networking, more snacking, and clean up

If you’re not familiar with the platform, here is a short description: “Storify helps making sense of what people post on social media. Our users curate the most important voices and turn them into stories.”

To learn more, watch this video with Xavier Damman, Storify’s other co-founder, at TEDxBrussels: How Social Media Is Changing The News:

Also, Livefyre acquired Storify in September 2013, you can read a bit about it here on TechCrunch: Livefyre Acquires Storify, Says The Social Curation Service Will Still Operate As Standalone Product.

RSVP now and see you on Tuesday, February 11th!

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  • Regina W.

    Thanks for coming out last night, everyone!

    Here is the Storify for the event: There were so many awesome tweets! Bravo, SFTech4Good crew!

    The food was awesome, you know it! Find Rolling Out Cafe online here:

    Until next time!

    February 12, 2014

  • Regina W.

    Here are the info and links I talked about during the intro from NTEN:

    *NTEN is hiring a Community Program Coordinator based in Portland! *NTEN Lab: Data-Informed Nonprofits – Feb 19 in Portland, one day in-person event about how nonprofits can start making strategic decisions with their data. Only $35 for members: *2013 Tech Staffing Survey – Enter to win a $500 Amazon gift card!
    8th annual Nonprofit Tech Staffing and Investments survey will provide benchmarks and qualitative data about technology decisions and practices among the NTEN Community. Deadline for participants: February 24th *2014 DoGooder Awards: Submit your cause video!
    Prizes: video featured on YouTube's Nonprofit channel, free pass to the 2015 NTC in Austin, and more. Deadline for videos: February 15th

    February 12, 2014

  • Kerry

    Great, informative talk, and well organized event. Thanks!

    2 · February 12, 2014

    • NetSquared

      Great to hear! All the credit goes to the local volunteer organizer Regina!

      1 · February 12, 2014

    • Regina W.

      Thanks, Kerry and NetSquared. :)

      February 12, 2014

  • Hillary L

    Very inspiring. It's always great to learn about such helpful innovations. I liked that we created one on the spot. :)

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Renée

    Wonderful Meetup. Great talk by Burt, and wonderful hosting by Regina. It was very helpful to understand the workings and purpose of Storify better. And Burt gives a great and accessible presentation. Just a little constructive feedback: perhaps next time the speaker could touch upon the relation between the product/service and social good a little bit more. Very kind that snacks and drinks were provided. Thanks to all the sponsors.

    3 · February 12, 2014

  • Sarang B.

    It was a very interesting talk. It got me excited to think more about the content aggregation space.

    2 · February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm swamped with work and freed up my spot. Enjoy!

    1 · February 11, 2014

    • Regina W.

      Thanks a lot, Becka! :)

      February 11, 2014

  • Eckhart B.

    I hope there's still room, in spite of the waiting list.

    February 11, 2014

    • Regina W.

      If you didn't get on the attendee list, it's a no go. We're at capacity right now, and we'll have to be very strict with only admitting people who are on the list.

      February 11, 2014

    • Regina W.

      Also, Kristine, the waitlist is automated. So if someone drops off the next person in line on the waitlist is added to the attendee list. You'll get an automatic email alert letting you know. However, it's really not likely as I'm going to shut the list down in a few minutes to print it out and be ready. Stay tuned online with the hashtag #SFN2. I'm going to encourage people to participate via Twitter and, as this is Storify, I hope to see stories pop up on their site!

      February 11, 2014

  • Suzuka M.

    While visiting SF in Feb to learn social innovation, i am trying to focus on story telling. This is something that I am eager to join.

    1 · January 22, 2014

    • Regina W.

      Great to hear, Suzuka! We'll see you there!

      1 · January 22, 2014

  • NetSquared

    How to give this event twitter love:






    Please add any other twitter handles and hashtags for this event that I've missed!

    January 17, 2014

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