Tech Events | February 2018

 |   Bay Area Staff

Some see February as a “fly-by” month. We see it as 28 opportunities to challenge ourselves and thrive in technology. Join us this February at some of these top events in the Bay Area:

Weekly

February 7, 14, 21, 28 — Code for San Francisco Weekly Civic Hack Night

Join neighbors, government employees, designers, coders, students and more! Our weekly hack night is focused on civic tech and making government services better in San Francisco. We hack/build and learn together every Wednesday evening.

February 8, 22 — Code for San Jose Civic Hack Night

Code for San José is a volunteer organization made up of makers, designers, developers, and subject matter experts who come together to use tech to solve civic problems.

All are welcome! Technical skills are not required to contribute.

We hold Civic Hack Nights twice a month where members use their skills to make San José, and the South Bay, a better place.

February 6

The Future of Urbanist Advocacy in San Francisco

What does it mean to be an “urbanist” right now in San Francisco? A number of local advocacy organizations comprised of urbanists are pushing the city to better address planning, transportation and housing needs. Where have they succeeded and what can they do better? Engage with these groups in a conversation that will cover a myriad of topics, including sustainable urbanism, equity, regulation, democracy and public engagement, aesthetics and neighborhood character and, of course, politics.

February 8

Computer 101: An Intro to Computer Basics

It is never too late to be introduced to computers. Come learn how to use programs and identify hardware in a relaxed and friendly environment.

February 10-11

Upgrading Parks for the 21st Century

A two-day collaborative design challenge bringing together technologists, designers, sustainability specialists, entrepreneurs, businesses, outdoors enthusiasts, and park experts to develop creative solutions that leverage technology to address the National Park Service’s (NPS) maintenance challenges. ​

February 20

Reboot: Up Next

Reboot Democracy brings together innovators in the technological and political spheres, helps them connect with each other, and supports their development of tools that will revolutionize our democratic system. Teams will share the projects they are working on, we’ll hear from a diverse group of speakers, and then we’ll open up the mic to anyone who wants to pitch an idea they are excited about before we break into networking.

February 20-22

The World-Changing Women’s Summit

For three days, leading women in conscious business will gather at 1440 Multiversity to connect with each other, learn from each other, and discover new ways of thinking about how to change the world.

February 22-24

Wisdom 2.0 2018

Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world. Through our series of conferences, meet-ups, workshops, social media conversations, and think-tank style gatherings, Wisdom 2.0 strives to bring this conversation to the world in an accessible, innovative, and inclusive way.

February 23

Intro to Public Impact Design Training

Join Impact Hub for an introduction to our Public Impact Design training: an innovative framework for human-centered, collaborative problem-solving.

February 28

Learn to Code: Python Coding Class for Kids and Teens

The jobs of the future are in computer science. This program will teach children, ages 10 and up, the basics of Python coding while allowing them to express their creativity through code. Participants will have a solid computer programming foundation and understand the importance of computer science after attending this program. Please register by calling (408)808-3090 or visiting the library’s information desk.

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