After a January hiatus, it’s time to get things going with SFTech4Good for 2014.
First, the group is now over 2,500 members strong! This is just awesome!
Welcome to our new members! Hope to see you at an SFTech4Good event soon. There are events lined up for this month, March, and April. As soon as I lock down locations for the March and April events, I’ll announce them to the group. If you know of any offices or spaces that would be open to hosting us for an event, please let me know. Also, keep your fingers crossed as free space is in high demand in San Francisco. :)
---> Feb. 11th: Storytelling for Social Good with Burt Herman, co-founder of Storify <---
During this event Burt Herman, co-founder of Storify will walk us through how to tell great stories using Storify and share examples of what individuals and organizations are doing on the site.
The event is at capacity, but I need a handful of volunteers to help me during this event. If you’re interested, you can go VolunteerSpot to check it out and sign up. There are 5 slots. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
Sign up! Just confirm that you want to help out - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually if there is an open spot.
---> Startup Weekend Hackathon in Oakland - February 7 - 9th, 2014 <---
Oakland’s first Startup Weekend Hackathon will take place next weekend February 7, 2014 - February 9, 2014. The underlying theme is “Black Male Achievement” and challenges participants to solve a critical social impacting problem over the weekend that could produce a viable business. This groundbreaking event presents the question “can we create a Silicon Valley that lives up to Dr. King’s dream”. The hackathon and closing reception will bring together community members, business leaders, government, technologists, marketing professionals, creatives, youth, parents, entrepreneurs and investors to collaborate, build, share and support innovative solutions to aid communities worldwide.
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The deadline to apply for SF Bay Area is February 11, 2014. Apply now - you don't need an idea >> http://bit.ly/1hoojzP...