SECRETS ON HOW TO WORK IN TECH…FROM TECH WORKERS THEMSELVES
Secure your spot for Breaking Into Tech Speed Networking—the latest installment of sf.citi’s One City Forum series taking place on June 21st at LinkedIn, 222 2nd Street, San Francisco.
Bucking the trend of some of our past events, Breaking Into Tech will be a night of structured networking to connect current and aspiring tech workers. Whether you want to learn what it takes to make it in the tech industry or simply switch careers, Breaking Into Tech is a unique opportunity to glean insider insight about tech in San Francisco.
We have an exciting lineup of dozens of confirmed tech advisors from San Francisco’s largest tech companies, including AdRoll, Facebook, Lyft, Postmates, Okta, Salesforce, our generous host LinkedIn, and many more! Bring your resume and elevator pitch to wow advisors with expertise in everything from software engineering to marketing, human resources, and sales.Get Tickets TOday
Want to refer friends or other job seekers? Spread the word using the #BreakIntoTech hashtag!
ELECTION EXPECTATIONS VS. ELECTION REALITY
More than one week after San Francisco residents hit the polls to vote on everything from flavored tobacco to tasers, a few important items on the ballot remain(ed) conspicuously TBD.
Up until yesterday, the margins separating San Francisco mayoral front runners London Breed and Mark Leno were still too close to call. On Wednesday, June 13, however, Leno conceded the mayoral race to Breed even with some 7,000 ballots* yet to be counted. This means that District 5 Supervisor London Breed will serve as the next Mayor of San Francisco. Please join sf.citi in welcoming our city’s new leader!
The remaining local ballot item stuck in the gray area is Proposition C, a 3.5% increase on commercial rents to raise money for child care. Requiring a 50%+1 majority, Prop C is, as of now,* likely to pass. You may recall that sf.citi opposed Proposition C and supported a competing initiative, Proposition D, in the lead-up to the election – more on that here.
A Few SF Election Takeaways:
For the local and regional measures that have been decided, you can expect the following:
- Load up those FasTrak passes – starting in 2019, you will be paying more in bridge tolls (excluding the Golden Gate) to help improve our city’s transportation infrastructure (Regional Measure 3).
- Say goodbye to menthol cigarettes and candy-flavored vaping fluid in your corner grocery store. Voters resoundingly agreed to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products (Proposition E).
- Some of the city’s money—an estimated $5.6M—will now be used to fund universal legal representation for tenants facing eviction (Proposition F).
Click below to see what came of the other local ballot measures and how sf.citi’s endorsements matched up with the final results!sf.citi Local Ballot Measure Results
*These numbers were taken from the most recent Ranked Choice Voting results, published at 4pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
POST-ELECTION DEBRIEF WITH D2 SUPERVISOR CATHERINE STEFANI
The day after the June 5th election, sf.citi member Airbnb welcomed District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani for the latest sf.citi Lunch and Learn discussion.
Supervisor Stefani sat down with representatives from sf.citi members AT&T, Microsoft, and more at Airbnb headquarters, where she quickly identified a few of her political priorities, including public safety and homelessness.
Describing herself as a “pro-tech, pro-business” Supervisor, the D2 representative said, “I’m not one of those people who sees tech as the enemy. I think we always need to be working together.” Building off this theme of collaboration, Supervisor Stefani responded to questions about San Francisco’s post-election political landscape with a consistent call for open dialogue—whether it be between progressives and moderates or tech companies and City officials.
Question for the Supervisor: If you could create one app to improve San Francisco, what would it be?
“A lot of complaints I hear from people in my district have to do with navigating the many different construction projects going on in our neighborhoods, whether it’s home renovations, street repaving, or fixing a broken sewer pipe. . . I would love to have an app that shows a map of San Francisco with all proposed construction projects so that our City departments can plan implementation better.”
Any tech companies up to making Supervisor Stefani’s dream app a reality?
If you would like to take part in more Lunch and Learn discussions like this one, become an sf.citi member today!
DID YOU KNOW?
Next week, sf.citi’s Future Grads program will kick off for the seventh year in a row. Stay tuned for updates from our newest cohort of high school interns at sf.citi member companies throughout the city.
BUZZ | #MEMBERNEWS
- Lyft pushes shared rides, transit links – San Francisco Chronicle
- Salesforce deepens data sharing partnership with Google – TechCrunch
- Everything we thought we knew about the gig economy is wrong – Quartz