Tech Events | January 2018

 |   Bay Area Staff

3…2…1 — HAPPY NEW YEAR! We’re ready to dust 2017 off our shoulders and launch straight into 2018. Join us at these top picks for events this month to start your year off strong:

January 10

Community Meeting for SFHC/Impact Hub Transitional Village Pilot

Please join us at the Impact Hub on January 10th from 7-8:30PM to help shape and advocate for solutions to encampments that are community-integrated, humane, cost-effective, and geared towards transition.

January 12

IGNITE Your Superhero: Women Leading Change

Women are at the forefront of political and social change. Meet four superheroes leading the way. Get inspired to use your special powers for good.

January 19

Civic Mornings – January 2018

Now is the time for civic innovators to come together and paint a new picture of the public sector.

Join CivicMakers for Civic Mornings, a gathering of the civic tribe in the Bay Area and beyond, at the beautiful new Impact Hub San Francisco. Over breakfast, you’ll meet your peers and fellow changemakers, and exchange ideas and inspiration across sectors and silos. You’ll also hear from a diverse and rotating panel of experts about what’s new in the civic innovation space, and learn from other attendees working on public good projects during our Idea Exchange  a project open mic of sorts.

January 24

Open Source Technology & the Future of Government

Over the past decade, government went digital—radically shifting engagement with citizens. From transportation to housing to healthcare, open source has transformed how government does business. How did it happen? And how can you do it, too?

You’ll hear from Tom Cochran, Chief Digital Strategist at Acquia and former Obama White House digital leader. Plus, take in lightning talks from experts who’ve successfully launched digital solutions across the civic sector. Discover common pitfalls and how to avoid them, see successful solutions and their impact, and learn why open source is the future of our government.

January 27

Build Your Own Internet v.4

Do you think internet should be a public commons rather than a corporate monopoly? Come on over to the Omni Commons to learn about the history of the internet, how it works, and how to build your own local, neighborhood network out of shared bandwidth and inexpensive, off-the-shelf equipment. Meet and mingle with civic hackers and the organizers behind peoplesopen.net: an open, community-based Wi-Fi network in the East Bay.

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