The Impact Summit unites young people who are passionate about technology and social good, while connecting them with entrepreneurs, civic activists, and thought leaders who are leveraging technology for social impact.
The disparate impacts of the COVID pandemic and recent uprisings due to police brutality and racial injustices bring renewed focus to our persistent structural inequalities. Moving forward, we need to include more representative voices into investment decision-making processes and design investments with and not for communities of color in ways that fundamentally shift the balance of power. Join Dana Bezerra, President of the Heron Foundation and Lucas Turner-Owens, formerly with the Boston Ujima Project in conversation with the Beeck Center’s Sonal Shah to explore the different ways they are working to disrupt the inherent power structures that exist between funders and the communities they are serving.
Technology has helped the world survive, thrive and stay connected through the COVID-19 lockdown. As countries look toward re-opening in a post-pandemic world, does tech hold the same promise in the fight to solve climate change? From mapping weather patterns with pinpoint accuracy using artificial intelligence, to engineering algae that gobbles up carbon dioxide, climate tech is ripe with breakthroughs. Is the tech sector poised for climate success, or suffering a pandemic setback? How will start-ups finance their new ventures during a global recession? Join us for a conversation with Saul Griffith, founder and chief scientist at Otherlab, Valerie Shen, chief operating officer at G2VP, and Michael Wilshire, head of strategy at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
In this special second event on the topic of social justice, equity, and diversity (following our event on August 4), we will address how and why technology companies can be be drivers of change in social justice, equity, and diversity—and why this will be good for their own success (products, services, profits, and more) as well as society. Technology now enables and empowers most companies and organizations, and most of us as consumers, learners, etc., fueling growth in the technology sector. The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased our dependence on technology. However, the concurrent focus on social injustice in the US has shined a light on the lack of diversity and equity in the tech sector andI on the inequitable access to technology (broadband, computers, smartphones, affordable connectivity, etc.). Our panel of experts will show data on these inequities, then are how tech companies can lead the charge in promoting diversity and equity in the workforce and proving technolog
AI LA, in collaboration with Catalyst @ Health 2.0 (“Catalyst”), is proud to host “Digital Health During a Pandemic,” a virtual event that highlights innovative health tech responding to COVID-19 using augmented intelligence. The event will take place on August 20th from 6-8 PM PT and will consist of a panel discussion, exciting Q&A and project demos with CA-based startups like Anchor Health, Syllable.ai, and Quantgene. The panel discussion will be moderated by Catalyst @ Health 2.0’s co-founder, Indu Subaiya.
This summer, ParsonsTKO and TechSoup invited 20+ emerging data scientists to harness their passion and talent to collaborate on socially minded data projects. Join us on August 26, 2020 to learn about their findings as part of the inaugural Data Strategy Mentorship Program.
COVID-19 forced SFTech4Good to go on a break early this year after the January session. A big plus to SFTech4Good events is the networking, so this is the third virtual networking event. We’re back on Upstream! Please sign-up to be matched for a 30-minute session for some short 1:1 conversations!
Get to know Code for America’s new CEO, Amanda Renteria, at this open meet and greet for Brigade volunteers. Come to learn more about Amanda, ask questions, and share your experience in civic tech and your ideas for our Network moving forward. We hope to see you there!
Join Code for America and the Network for the 8th Annual National Day of Civic Hacking, which brings together civic leaders, public servants, designers, coders, and engaged citizens to partner with local government and community groups to tackle some of our toughest challenges. This year, we invite you to join us for a day of collective action to help those most in need of social safety net services during COVID-19. Have other pressing issues in your community that you’d like to work on? You’re welcome to join us too!
The current COVID-19 pandemic has been referred to by some as the “time lapse of the climate crisis” and has highlighted the importance of heeding the warnings and recommendations of scientists and experts to make informed policy decisions in order to stave off the most dire consequences. Climate change affects the global population, but unlike the novel virus which is unfolding in “real time”, climate change is taking place in “deep time”, a multi-generational time frame. Over the last couple of decades there has been rapid progress towards technological solutions, which can move our societies towards sustainable manufacturing, infrastructure and renewable energy, thus mitigating climate change. Yet to date, progress on implementing these have been slow. A rich body of evidence and understanding of how climate change is negatively impacting our environment and well-being has been developed. Yet actions on adaptation and mitigation to avert disastrous outcomes are sporadic and fragmen
If you are feeling derailed and struggling with how to start or continue your job search, this workshop will provide tangible action steps and helpful context that will support your efforts to explore your career options, build new relationships and move your career forward in this period.
The sudden emergence and rapid spread of a novel corona virus, now called Covid-19, is a reminder of the power of infectious diseases at this conference session via live streaming or onsite. Explore how innovation and technology are better equipping us to handle public health emergencies and contain the spread of diseases.
Join us for the fourth annual Code for America Brigade Congress where we’ll convene civic tech enthusiasts from across our Network. At the event, you'll connect with Brigade Network volunteers, government and community partners, as well as civic tech professionals from across the country. Together, we'll learn the skills we need to level-up our work in the civic tech ecosystem and our local communities.
50 users. 75 hours of recorded interviews. 1250 pages of transcripts. Sometimes a Post-it-note analysis just doesn’t cut it. When shifting through tons of data, grounded theory methods can be a helpful tool to systematically organize and make sense of it. Rachel will introduce you to a powerful analytical method for documenting research decisions in a way that is transparent, reflexive, and rigorous.
The mission of the collabathon is to develop and disseminate an open-source, integrated accounting and accountability system, including a digital platform for helping the world transparently track its climate pledges and actions to prevent anthropogenic warming above 1.5 degrees C.