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 (http://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 (1)

SF Democracy Week 2019: Using Tech for Stronger Democracies and Communities

Save your seat by registering on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-democracy-week-2019-fireside-chat-w-david-chiu-tickets-71462717913 Join us for a lively SF Democracy Week event featuring Assemblymember David Chiu, member of the California State Assembly, who represents the 17th Assembly District (east San Francisco) and Brett Goldstein, Director, Defense Digital Service (DDS). Link to Asm. Chiu's site: https://a17.asmdc.org/ Link to Brett's bio: https://harris.uchicago.edu/directory/brett-goldstein We’ll start the event with an overview of the topic. Then Asm. Chiu and Brett Goldstein will talk about what they do. We'll then have a fireside chat discussing a variety of technology and democracy topics, including Asm. Chiu’s work on technology in the City and Brett's work at the DDS. We’ll dive into a variety of technology and democracy topics, including Asm. Chiu’s work on technology in the City. This SF Democracy Week event is a partnership between SFTech4Good, Startup Policy Lab, and Exygy. SF Democracy Week brings together Bay Area organizations working to secure and advance democracy through technology. About the DDS The Defense Digital Service (DDS), https://dds.mil/, was established in 2016 as a SWAT team of nerds that provides the best in modern technical knowledge to bolster national defense. Our range of talent includes world-class software developers, designers, product managers, and bureaucracy hackers from both the private sector and within Government. DDS focuses on projects that advance DoD's most important initiatives that are critical to the well-being of service members and core operations. About the Venue: Exygy is located two blocks from the 24th Street BART station in the US Bank building. Please enter through the main lobby, using the elevator to arrive at the 3rd floor. Bikes can be parked in the event space. Our goal is to ensure that all attendees can freely and openly share ideas in a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment that encourages and inspires mutual respect and collaboration. By registering, you commit to following our Code of Conduct: https://exygy.com/code-of-conduct/ There will be photography at this event. By registering, you give the organizers permission to use images or videos that may include you. Make sure to register on Eventbrite by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-democracy-week-2019-fireside-chat-w-david-chiu-tickets-71462717913

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