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“Tech Week” 2019: Free Workshops & Classes | May 5-11

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Sunday, May 5, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Public Library (All Branches) | San Francisco, CA


San Francisco still has a digital divide and it’s time to get connected. Attend free classes, a tech expo and engaging panel discussions to help build your skills and take the next step into the world of tech.

Connect with Tech Week gives all of San Francisco a chance to explore and learn something new about technology.

A citywide initiative spearheaded by San Francisco Public Library, supported by Microsoft and Friends of San Francisco Public Library and made possible by an inspiring team of nonprofit organizations, companies and city departments, Connect with Tech Week is a week of fun and instructive classes, workshops, fairs and talks.

Sunday, May 5

Monday, May 6

  • Facebook: Connect with Friends and Relatives (in Tagalog)/ Facebook: Kumonekta sa Mga Kaibigan at Kamag-anak. Mint Mall, 10:30-11:30 am, Monday May 6.
  • Keyboarding (in Cantonese). Visitacion Valley Branch Library, 1-2 pm. Monday May 6.
  • Work at the U.S. Census: Information and application session. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 1-2:30 pm. Monday, May 6. Presented by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Preserving MemoriesBayview Branch Library, 1-3 pm. Monday, May 6. Presented by Community Living Campaign.
  • Let’s Go Shopping. Portola Branch Library, 1-3 pm. Monday, May 6. Presented by Bolder Adults TechTime.
  • Spam and Digital Payments. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 2:30 – 4 pm. Monday, May 6.
  • Renegade Buggies. Excelsior Branch Library, 4-5:30 pm. Monday, May 6.
  • Avoid Scams and Spies. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 4:30-5:30pm. Monday, May 6. Presented by Gennie Gebhart, EFF.
  • Record Music with Blue Bear School of Music. Main Library, 2nd floor Mix: Audio, 4:30-5:30 pm. Monday, May 6. Presented by Blue Bear School of Music.

Tuesday, May 7

  • Intro to Social Media: What’s Easy and What’s Safe. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 10-11 am. Tuesday, May 7. Presented by The Specialists Guild
  • Applying for City Jobs though ACE. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 11-12 pm. Tuesday, May 7. Presented by Porsche Bunton, SF Department of Human Resources.
  • Computer Training 101 for Seniors, Ingleside Branch Library, 3 – 4 pm. Tuesday, May 7. Presented by Urban Techies.
  • Become a Salesforce Administrator Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 3:30 – 5:00pm. Tuesday, May 7. Presented by JVS.
  • The Tech Expo. City Hall, North Light Court, 1-3 pm. Tuesday, May 7.
  • Computer Quick Start Club. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 3:30-5:30 pm. Tuesday, May 7.
  • Make Your Own Website. The Mix @ SFPL, 4-5:30 pm. Tuesday, May 7. Presented by Mission Bit.
  • eBook Drop-In. Main Library, Atrium, 4-6 pm. Tuesday, May 7.
  • Coding Club. Bayview Branch Library, 5-6 pm. Tuesday, May 7.
  • Online Tools for Immigrants. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 6-7 pm. Tuesday, May 7. Presented by OCEIA.
  • Dreamers in Tech. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 7-8 pm. Tuesday, May 7.
  • Connect with Tech History & Technology Merge. Main Library, Skylight Gallery, 6-7:30 pm. Tuesday, May 7. Presented by San Francisco Historical Society, Kasey Smith, Chris Arvin.

Wednesday, May 8

  • Smartphone Class. Visitacion Valley Family Center, 10-11 am. Wednesday, May 8. Presented by Felton Institute.
  • Digital Parents. Twitter NeighborNest, 10 – 11:30am. Wednesday, May 8. Presented by Community Tech Network.
  • Facebook: Connect with Friends & Relatives (in Tagalog). Main Library, 5th fl Computer Training Center, 12:30-1:30pm. Wednesday, May 8. Presented by Julia Isabel Rivera, Office of Digital Equity.
  • Digital Parents. Twitter NeighborNest, 1 – 2:30pm. Wednesday, May 8. Presented by Community Tech Network.
  • Basic Computer Class. Visitacion Valley Family Center, 1:30-2:30 pm. Wednesday, May 8. Presented by Felton Institute.
  • Streaming without Screaming. Anza Branch Library, 1:30-3:30 pm. Wednesday, May 8. Presented by Bolder Adults TechTime.
  • Chinese News at Your Fingertips. Chinatown Branch Library, 2-4 pm. Wednesday, May 8. Presented by Office of Digital Equity.
  • Let Us Amaze You! Useful Tools for Your Job Search. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 2-4:30 pm. Wednesday, May 8.
  • Use Tech to Grow Your Business. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 2:30-3:30 pm. Wednesday, May 8. Presented by Caty Kobe, Square Customer Advocate Lead.
  • Ask Me About Tech. The Women’s Building, Audre Lorde Room, 3-6 pm. Wednesday, May 8. Presented by The Women’s Building.
  • Design Workshop. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 4-5:30 pm. Wednesday, May 8. Presented by Ehb Teng, Diginido Labs.
  • UCSF Makers Lab Open HouseUCSF Makers Lab, 5 – 6 pm. Wednesday, May 8.
  • Succeeding as a Freelancer (Pt. 1, Wed, May 8 and Pt. 2, Thurs. May 9). Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 5:30-7:30 pm. Presented by Drew Yukelson, Samaschool.
  • Explore our eBook Collection! Mission Bay Branch, 6-7 pm. Wednesday, May 8.
  • How Much Technology Do You Really Need? Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 6-7:30 pm. Wednesday, May 8.
  • Intro to Social Media: What’s Easy and What’s Safe. Parkside Branch Library, 7-8 pm. Wednesday, May 8.

Thursday, May 9

  • Affordable Housing with the DAHLIA Portal. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 10-11 am. Thursday, May 9. Presented by Barry Roeder and Emily Shore, MOHCD.
  • Can You Read It Now? Main Library, 3rd floor Paley Room, 11-12 a.m. Thursday, May 9.
  • Start Your Technology Career. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Thursday, May 9.  Presented by TechSF.
  • LinkedIn Profiles. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 11:30 am -1 pm. Thursday, May 9. Presented by David G. Robins, JVS.
  • Preserving Memories. Visitacion Valley Branch, 12:30-2:30 pm. Thursday, May 9. Presented by SF Tech Council, Communtiy Living Campaign.
  • TBBC Appy Hour. Main Library, Talking Books & Braille Center, 1-2 pm. Thursday, May 9.
  • Old Disk, New Tricks. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 1:30-3:30 pm. Thursday, May 9.
  • Stream Movies. Golden Gate Valley Branch Library, 2-3 pm. Thursday, May 9.
  • YouTube Basics. Chinatown Branch Library, 2-4 pm. Thursday, May 9.
  • Digital Device Drop In. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 4-5 pm. Thursday, May 9. Presented by Bolder Adults TechTime.
  • Camera Class! Main Library, 2nd floor Mix: Video, 4-5:30 pm. Thursday, May 9.
  • Start Up and Start Change. WeWork Golden Gate, 6-7:30 pm. Thursday, May 9. Presented by City Innovate.
  • Internet Safety Basics for Seniors (in Spanish). Mission Branch Library, 6-8 pm. Thursday, May 9.

Friday, May 10

  • Smartphone Class. The Village, 1099 Sunnydale, 3rd floor, 10-11 am. Presented by Felton Insitute.
  • Meet San Francisco’s New City Website. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 12:30-1:30 pm. Presented by SF Digital Services.
  • iPad for Beginners (in Cantonese). Visitacion Valley Branch Library, 1-2 pm.
  • Google Photos. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 1-3 pm.
  • Easy Computer Reading with ZoomText. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 2-3 pm. Presented by Adaptive Technology Services.
  • Mouse & Keyboard Comfort. Sunset Branch Library, 2-3:30 pm.
  • (Somewhat) Guilty Pleasure Series: Cat Videos! Ocean View Branch Library, 2-4 pm. Presented by Bolder Adults Tech Time.
  • Anyone Can Map! Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 3:30-4:30 pm. Presented by Mapbox.
  • Assistive Technology. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 3:30-4:30 pm. Presented by Independent Living Resource Center.
  • Make Your Own Map. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 4:30-5:30 pm. Presented by Mapbox.

Saturday, May 11

  • Free Website Coding Workshop for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People. Community Living Campaign, 9:30am – 2:30pm. Presented by Community Living Campaign, Techtonica.
  • Tenderloin Tech Fair. St. Anthony’s Tenderloin Tech Lab, 9am – 2:30pm. Presented by St. Anthony’s, Stride Center, Techtonica.
  • Drop-in Computer Help in Spanish. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 10:30am – 12pm.
  • Tablet and Smartphone Class. North Beach Branch Library, 10:30am – 12:30pm. Presented by Community Youths Center.
  • Bayview Branch Tech Fair. Bayview Branch Library, 11am – 2pm. Presented by San Francisco Office of Digital Equity, dev/Mission, and Tech Exchange.
  • Basics of Digital Photo Organizing. Main Library, DIGI Center, 3-4 pm.
  • Cyber Explorers Escape Room. Main Library, The Mix, 3-5 pm. Presented by Cyber Explorer students at Cyber Defenders.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word. Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Center, 3-5 pm.

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