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Organized by Regina Walton, other amazing volunteers, and founded in 2006, SFTech4Good has a history as a monthly meetup in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Now, we host virtual and in-person events (on an irregular schedule), send a monthly newsletter, and closely partner with LA Tech4Good and their data equity focus.

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Since 2006, SFTech4Good has gathered 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.

Our backstory: Initially called SFNetSquared, SFTech4Good was the first of a global network of grassroots-organized communities sponsored called NetSquared by TechSoup across North America, South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa, all exploring social tech tools for social impact. In 2013, SFNetsquared merged with the local 501 Tech Club which was sponsored by NTEN. We renamed the group "SFTech4Good" and had two great non-profit organizations as sponsors.

Our partnerships with both groups have ended, but please check out their good work!