Events

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

How can we push the boundaries of digital campaigning for social change? A diverse mix of campaigning orgs and activist groups are coming together October 24-27 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.

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.

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.

Humanitarian TechFest 2016 East Coast

Event Date(s): 
June 4, 2016 to June 5, 2016

HumTechFest is for those who have ever wanted to know about, or work on, disaster and humanitarian response technology from a people-first perspective. Our second #HumTechFest took place on June 4th and 5th in Cambridge, MA as a participatory and community-driven convening designed for field practitioners, media makers and storytellers, technology developers, information security practitioners, members of affected populations, researchers, and everyone in between.

When?

    Saturday and Sunday
    June 4th and 5th
    9:30am - 6:00pm both days

Where?

Those who could not make it to the East Coast were encouged to join us for a West Coast meetup on similar topics Thursday June 16th from 6p to 9p.

Agenda

Sessions

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Agenda and Sessions

The agenda was co-developed with participants, facilitators, and partners in the time leading up and during the event.

We' tried to build capacity for humanitarian aid and disaster response efforts through technology and community. This event happened the weekend before the related but different Humanitarian Technology Conference.

Topic areas which were likely to be on the agenda included...

  • Existing Response Technology Projects
  • Situational Awareness
  • Responsible Data Lifecycles
  • Easier After-Action Reports
  • Self-Care for Organizers
  • Participant-Led Sessions: More than half of the agenda were built by participants before and during the event, covering topics, tools, themes and issues proposed by those present.
  • Learning by Making: Hands-on workshops for sharing essential technology skills.

Let us know what should be on the agenda and how we can make this event more relevant and valuable for you!

2016 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

Event Date(s): 
November 16, 2016 to November 18, 2016

Dev Summit

Our 13th annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit took place November 16 - 18, 2016 at Preservation Park.

California Nonprofit Technology Festival - Watsonville | 2016

Event Date(s): 
April 28, 2016 to April 29, 2016
CATechFest

This spring, on April 28 and 29, nonprofit staff, technology capacity builders, and community organizers from across the state joined together in Watsonville, CA for the California Nonprofit Technology Festival.

CA Tech Leadership Summit near Bakersfield, California

Event Date(s): 
July 30, 2015 to July 31, 2015

On July 30 and 31, 2015, fellow capacity builders, mentors, and community organizers from across the state joined together at the first California Nonprofit Technology Leadership Summit held near Bakersfield, California at the National Chavez Center.

Social Justice Technology Skillshare in Los Angeles

Event Date(s): 
May 6, 2015

Our Social Justice Technology Skillshare took place at Mercado La Paloma in Los Angeles on Wednesday May 6, 2015.

This was a community-driven event designed for up to 30 organizations in LA to connect with other nonprofit and grassroots staff about leveraging technology and online communications to support social justice work.

eAdvocacy training in LA last spring

Weaponized Social in SF | 2015

Event Date(s): 
May 16, 2015 to May 17, 2015

In February 2015, we brought together people in New York City to engage in conversations and workshops about social interactions and conflict resolution in online spaces.

Referred to as Weaponized Social, this event aimed to rethink the social scripts (i.e., learned patterns of interaction) that shape the online realm.

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