What we're about

Organized by Regina Walton (https://twitter.com/@reginawalton) and founded in 2006, SFTech4Good is a monthly meetup with events in San Francisco. SFTech4Good gathers to explore how tech and people in tech can use their skills for social impact - and how social good organizations can more effectively use tech.

Participants, attendees, and speakers come from a variety of organization types and diverse disciplinary backgrounds, including social entrepreneurs, large organizations, B corps, nonprofits, angel investors, institutional funders, company founders, computer programmers, technologists, marketers, designers, writers, media makers, and more.

Initially called SFNetSquared, SFTech4Good was the first of a global network of grassroots-organized communities sponsored called NetSquared (http://netsquared.org/) by TechSoup.org (http://www.techsoup.org/)across North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa, all exploring social tech tools for social impact.

To see what's going on, SFTech4Good's latest newsletters (http://bit.ly/2prCb7v) and incredible sponsors (https://www.meetup.com/sfnetsquared/sponsors/) can help you get a feel for this community. Also, learn more about the worldwide groups here: http://netsquared.org/

Get social with SFTech4Good at these links, and when you're at an event, share using the #SFN2 hashtag (https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23SFN2&src=typd):

Facebook (http://on.fb.me/ugbFSy)

Twitter (https://twitter.com/sftech4good)

Storify (http://storify.com/SFTech4Good/)

YouTube (http://bit.ly/rzp1AK)

If you're having an event or news to share, fill out this form (https://www.sftech4good.com/contact/) by the 5th of the month, to get in the monthly newsletter for the next month. The newsletter goes out mid-month. As this is a large group, one-off announcements are limited to the occasional paid sponsor messages that help cover costs.

IMPORTANT: This is a community of individuals. Please join with your real name, a picture of yourself, and answer the questions. No handles and no orgs, with the exception of our sponsors and partners. Thank you for your understanding.

* In 2013, SFNetsquared merged with the local 501 Tech Club (http://www.nten.org/community/501-tech-clubs/) which was sponsored by NTEN (http://www.nten.org/). We renamed the group "SFTech4Good" and had two great non-profit organizations as sponsors. As of August 2017, however, SFTech4Good is no longer sponsored by NTEN. However, please thank them for their support from 2013 to 2017!

** Miss you Katharine Bierce (https://twitter.com/@kbierce)! Thanks so much for your help organizing SFTech4Good.

Upcoming events (2)

Leading Equitable Data Practices workshop

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Announcing our next data equity workshop!
Leading Equitable Data Practices

In a new half-day format
Saturday April[masked]pm ET / 10am-1pm PT

We invite anyone who works with data to our workshops, to learn practical tools to infuse equity and ethics into your work and strengthen the movement for data justice.

Register at https://lu.ma/data-equity-april-2023
For more information visit https://www.latech4good.org/dataworkshop-public

Facilitators for this workshop are:
Kai Williams, Executive Director, International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, Eugene OR
Zariah Cameron, Equity Centered UX Strategist, Charlotte NC
Vivian Lam

WomenTech Global Conference 2023

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Our Cindy Lin will be speaking on Modeling an Ethical Data Culture at the May WomenTech Global Conference, and we're a community partner.

Watch here for suggested panels and topics that relate to #tech4good.

Register at https://www.womentech.net/women-tech-conference

About the conference

WomenTech Network is hosting the fourth edition of the largest virtual-first tech conference for women, minorities, and their allies, the Women in Tech Global Conference. It is aiming to bring together once again 100,000 women from all over the world in a primarily virtual conference with satellite in-person events.

The theme for this year’s conference is further expanding on Technology Leadership, Tech Innovation, Career Growth, and how we can make an impact and shape the future together.

In addition to the May 12 Women in Tech Global Impact Summit (in-person in North America: Austin, New York, San Francisco, Toronto), other events include:

Chief in Tech Summit – May 9 (virtual)
Chief in Tech Dinner & Executive Networking – May 9 in New York
Key Tech Summit – May 10 (virtual)
Career Growth Summit – May 11 (virtual)
Official and Community Side Events – May 8-12 in-person global

Past events (440)

Bay Area Community Gathering

Drake's Dealership