Past Meetup

Writing Code. Fighting Poverty. Global Launch of the Mifos Initiative

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I'm excited that SFTech4Good has been asked to help spread the word about the unveiling of the Mifos Initiative ( and the launch the new Mifos X platform (!

The mission of the initiatives is to bring financial services to the nearly 3 billion poor and unbanked worldwide. This is proven to be the single most effective means to end poverty. Mifos X is supported by an incredible community built and guided by leaders of Silicon Valley. Using open technology, cloud computing, and mobile, they are radically transforming the war on global poverty with a goal of complete elimination.

Discover how you can be part of their global open source community. Join them for an evening of uplifting talks, eye-opening demos, beer, wine, and a sampling of international cuisine.

Join the global movement. Become part of the local Mifos chapter

Learn the many ways you can volunteer ( - coding, documentation, marketing, fundraising - they need you!

The event ( will be hosted by Paul Maritz, CEO of Pivotal ( and Chairman of the Mifos Initiative

To best showcase the transformative power and potential of our platform, this event will focus on the faces of the community - featuring brief talks and stories from the Mifos leadership and board, our users and our volunteers. You’ll have the chance to see demos of the platform, chat with leaders of the community, and discover how you can help support the initiative by becoming a volunteer, advisor, or donor.

This event marks the launch of the Silicon Valley/Bay Area Mifos Chapter. It is also the first in a series of local events held worldwide as we kick off our network of local Mifos chapters.

Learn more about them by registering for a free ticket on their event page (!

Explore these links too:

• Mifos - Technology that Accelerates Microfinance (

• The Mifos Initiative on Facebook (

• Mifos on Twitter (

• The MifosTech YouTube page (


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