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California Nonprofit Technology Festival - Fresno 2018

Event Date(s): 
June 20, 2018 to June 21, 2018

ca tech fest

Join us on June 20 and 21 in Fresno, CA, for the California Nonprofit Technology Festival.

2018 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

Event Date(s): 
November 14, 2018 to November 16, 2018

Dev Summit friends and family Our 15th annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit will be held 14-16 November, 2018, at Preservation Park, Oakland.

Is there a long term strategy in human rights technology?

Over the past decade, Aspiration has worked with a range of partners and allies across the human rights sector on a wide spectrum of technology projects and events.

During that time, we have observed a recurring dynamic. Most human rights technology efforts—whether responding to an incident and mitigating a specific threat, working on technology features and usability, or doing evaluation and risk assessment—tend to focus on short-term horizons and/or be reactive in nature.

Nonprofit tech capacity building; our CA road trip dispatch

We had a great time visiting with folks working at social justice nonprofits and organizations in Oakland, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Fresno, and Los Angeles on several coffee-fueled road trips to inform and help shape our CA Tech Capacity Building program.

Building tech capacity with social justice nonprofits; our next California road trip

After a few great mini road trips to Oakland, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville, we'll be back on the road again traveling through the beautiful Central Valley and Southern California on September 25-29! We are visiting with folks working for social justice at nonprofits, community-led organizations, and youth advocacy groups to learn what they are up to and find out ways Aspiration may be able to support those efforts with our California Technology Capacity Building program.

CampaignCon 2017

Event Date(s): 
November 7, 2017 to November 9, 2017

CampaignCon is an annual global skill-sharing event where activists, technologists, organisations and social movements share ideas, co-create and hone good practices through participatory exploration of modern campaigning theory and practice.

New York Community Technology Skillshare

Event Date(s): 
July 10, 2017 to July 11, 2017

Join us on Monday and Tuesday, 10 and 11 July in New York City for a participant-driven gathering where nonprofit staff, social justice organizers, techies, activists, journalists, and students can share knowledge, build skills and capacity, and foster relationships around using technology in support of social change efforts.

Register Now!

2017 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

Event Date(s): 
November 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017

Dev Summit Our 14th annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit will be held 15-17 November, 2017, at Preservation Park.

Techno-Activism Third Monday

Event Date(s): 
September 19, 2016

6pm-8pm
2973 16th St., Suite 300, across from the 16th & Mission BART

Want to meet allies in the Bay area who share your commitment to digital rights? Got ideas, projects, campaigns, or data to share? Want to discuss your shared —or differing—concerns in a relaxed environment without any mansplaining?

Then join us for Techno-Activism Third Monday in September!

CampaignCon - Activism and Technology Skillshare

Event Date(s): 
October 24, 2016 to October 27, 2016

A diverse mix of campaigning orgs and activist groups came together October 24-27, 2016 near Barcelona, Spain for CampaignCon, a skillshare on next-generation campaigning. We'll grow networks and build capacity through peer learning, and develop strategies to mobilize people-powered movements.

Is there a digital response ecosystem?

We have been working on a map of the digital response ecosystem here at Aspiration. While we still have a ways to go, I wanted to pause to reflect on why we are working on it and some things I have learned along the way. If you're so inclined, the closing section includes a request for feedback and a way to be in touch.

The technology of Doctors Without Borders

After HumTechFest and the Humanitarian Technology Innovation Conference, I headed up to Toronto for the Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières / MSF) Canada Logistics Day. This is a day where MSF showcases and explores the ways they currently (and potentially could) do logistics.

San Francisco August digital responder meetup

Event Date(s): 
August 11, 2016

Calling all active, past, and potential digital responders! We want to know what you're up to, treat to you some snacks and beverages, and get to know why you do what you do. Join us for a lightly structured meetup on Thursday, August 11th from 5:30p to 7:30p in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood just off the 16th Street BART stop.

San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center Ten Year Anniversary Party

Event Date(s): 
August 4, 2016

The San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center is celebrating our ten year anniversary with a party at the Tech Center on August 4 at 5pm, and you're invited! Come share a drink and a snack with fellow nonprofit techies, staff, and activists.

Where:

San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center
2973 16th Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

When:

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 5pm-8pm

About the SF Tech Center:

Community organizations in times of crisis

We have been working at Aspiration on our digital humanitarian and disaster response program for a year and a half. On June 4th and 5th, we hosted our second Humanitarian Technology Festival as an interactive and participatory event for practitioners, students, designers, etc. to gather and contribute to the current state of response.

Civic tech and digital response

We are preparing for the Humanitarian Technology Festival on June 4th and 5th in Cambridge, Mass. This participatory event is for field practitioners, media makers and storytellers, technology developers, information security practitioners, members of affected populations, researchers, and everyone in between. We are hoping for a strong contingent of civic tech and civic media folk as well, for reasons we hope this post will make clear.

West Coast digital responder meetup

Event Date(s): 
June 16, 2016

Ever wanted to know about, or work on, disaster and humanitarian response technology from a people-first perspective? Aspiration's Humanitarian Technology Festival (#HumTechFest) strives to build capacity for humanitarian aid and disaster response efforts through technology and community.

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