GET TICKETS TO BREAKING INTO TECH 2019
On March 28, join sf.citi and LinkedIn for the second edition of Breaking Into Tech, a night of speed networking to connect current and aspiring tech workers.
Earlier this year, sf.citi released our 2019 Policy Agenda in which sf.citi members identified workforce development as one of the top priorities. We are committed to ensuring our city’s technology industry is open to all San Franciscans and demystifying what it takes to work in tech.
For this year’s Breaking Into Tech event, hosted at sf.citi member LinkedIn, sf.citi will recruit tech employees from the city’s most prominent companies to share advice with those considering a career in tech. As an added bonus, attendees will receive lightning resume reviews from career coaching platform HireClub.
sf.citi hosted our first edition of Breaking Into Tech in 2018. Attended by over 150 job seekers who heard valuable insight from some 50 advisors, it was a rewarding evening for mentors and mentees alike. We are excited to repeat the event this year in partnership with LinkedIn, HireClub, and Jewish Vocational Service (JVS).
SUPERVISOR WALTON’S SUGGESTIONS FOR TECH
sf.citi members gathered at member company Okta to speak with District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton. We welcomed representatives from Airbnb, Comcast, Cruise Automation, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Postmates, Salesforce, Twitter, Waymo, Zoox, and more.
Supervisor Walton has now attended three sf.citi Lunch and Learn discussions—first as the President of the San Francisco Board of Education and then as a District 10 Supervisorial candidate. Each time, he has demonstrated his willingness to talk candidly with San Francisco’s tech community. In this week’s lunch at Okta, Supervisor Walton made this point again, saying, “We may not always agree, but I’ll always be available and accessible to tell you why . . . that will never change.”
Supervisor Walton emphasized education and workforce development. He commended the many sf.citi members who have already signed up to host high school interns as part of Mayor Breed’s Opportunities for All initiative. He also encouraged tech companies to offer educational scholarships, noting that such programs are a “win-win for the community and win-win for all companies looking for a high-level workforce.”
Question for the candidate: What can tech do to help the city?
Supervisor Walton: “Getting some of the opportunities that exist at your companies for the people that live in San Francisco, for people of color, and for low-income individuals.”
APP IDEAS TO IMPROVE SAN FRANCISCO
In the latest sf.citi blog, we showcase app ideas we’ve heard from resident San Franciscans on making day-to-day living in San Francisco that much better.
Always on the lookout for creative ways to use tech to improve our city, sf.citi crowdsourced app ideas from our members, elected officials, and other local leaders. Over the past six months, we received a wide range of suggestions, from improvements to San Francisco’s service request platform 311 to thoughts on giving back through your phone. Take a look in the blog below.
With the “appmosphere” growing each and every day, it’s likely that some form of these proposed apps already exists. Let us know via Twitter – @sfciti – and tell us what app you think could be a game changer in San Francisco.
SIX WAYS TO UNDERSTAND OTHER PEOPLE’S MOTIVATIONS
sf.citi Executive Director Jennifer Stojkovic joined other leaders in offering wisdom on how to better understand other people’s motivations.
In a recent Fast Company article, author, consultant, and CEO, Reva Seth, took a closer look at how to be more “deliberate, intentional, and effective when considering the motivation of others.” She spoke with a number of business and nonprofit leaders, including sf.citi’s very own Jennifer Stojkovic. Unlike a lot of business-focused advice, Stojkovic’s insight focused on establishing personal connections. “You’d be hard pressed to find a person that I’ve negotiated with in this city who hasn’t heard about one of my travel stories or my favorite places to dive,” she said.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), and the Planning Department invite you to take a survey on their five-year strategic plan. Great opportunity to shape SF policies and strategies around affordable housing and related services – survey closes March 22!
BUZZ | #MEMBERNEWS
- Google Will Show Opioid Disposal Sites in Maps Searches – Bloomberg Technology
- Twitter hires new VP of inclusion and diversity – USA Today
- Airbnb Announces Temporary Housing Program for Residents Displaced by Floods – NBC Bay Area