Welcome to Tech Week

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San Francisco Tech Week is May 8-14

Explore something new or take your next step with technology.  Learn about free resources! Presented by San Francisco Public Library and partners.

May 8 – 14, 2022 • mayo 8—14, 2022 • 2022 年 5 月 8 日至 14 日

Build skills • Explore technology • Connect with expert help

Desarrollar tus habilidades • Explorar la tecnología • conectarte con ayuda por expertos

培養技能 • 探索科技 •  專家襄助

Questions about a Tech Week program or need help registering? Call the Bridge at Main, (415) 557-4388 or email bridgeevent@sfpl.org

For accommodations (such as ASL interpretation or captioning), call (415) 557-4400 or contact accessibility@sfpl.org. Requesting 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability.

Program Schedule

Sunday   |   Monday   |   Tuesday   |   Wednesday   |   Thursday   |   Friday   |   Saturday

Sunday, May 8 /  domingo, 8 de mayo / 周日,5月8日

Web Search Tips and Tricks

Virtual: Sun., May 8, 1–2 p.m.

Learn how to find exactly what you're looking for.

Presenter: SFPL  

Web Search Tips and Tricks registration on Zoom

Topic area — Getting Started

Monday, May 9 / lunes, 9 de mayo / 週一, 5月9日

電子中文雜誌 (國,粵語)/ Chinese eMagazines (Cantonese and Mandarin)

面授: 週一, 5月9日,  早上10時至中午12時

來學如何借中文電子雜誌

提供面授援助|三藩市總圖書館五樓|電腦修習中心

請先致電登記: (415) 557-4388

Topic areas — Chinese, Exploring Technology

Web Resources for People 50+

Virtual: Monday, May 9, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Training, apps and new technologies.

Presenter: SF Tech Council

Web Resources for People 50+ registration on Zoom

Topic area — Exploring Technology

Everyday Accessibility: Built-in Tech Tools that Support Visual Access

Virtual: Monday, May 9, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Explore some of the built-in accessibility features and settings that help support visual access on devices, including Chromebooks, PCs, iPhones, and Androids.

Presenter: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Everyday Accessibility registration on Zoom

Topic area — Accessibility

Free Tech Support

In-person: Monday, May 9, 12–5 p.m.

Bring your computer for free diagnostics, updates and troubleshooting.

Presenter: Dev/Mission Community Technology Associate Program

Mask and vaccine proof required.

In-person at two locations: Bayview Hunters Point West, 1030 Oakdale Ave.; and Dev/Mission STEAM Hub, 3 Harbor Rd.

Appointments only: email cta@devmission.org or call (415) 289-9347

Topic trend — One-on-One Help

Calendario de Google para Organización Virtual / Google Calendar for Virtual Planning (Spanish)

Programa virtual: lunes, 9 de mayo, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Navegando el Calendario de Google con un dispositivo (ej. celular inteligente, tableta, portátil).

Presentador: Community Tech Network

InscrÍbase por Calendario de Google

Topic area — Spanish

What to Do with QR Codes

In-person: Monday, May 9, 1–2 p.m.

Download a free QR Code scanner and learn when (and how) to scan a QR code.

Presenter: Community Tech Network

Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Center

Sign up: (415) 557-4388

Topic area — Exploring Technology

Capturing and Editing Screenshots

In-person: Monday, May 9, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Learn how to capture a screenshot on your smartphone and edit the image to meet your needs.

Presenter: Community Tech Network

Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Center

Sign up: (415) 557-4388

Topic area — Exploring Technology

Tuesday, May 10 / martes, 10 de mayo / 週二, 5月10日

安裝中文手寫軟件在Windows手提電腦 (粵語) / Install Chinese typing software in Windows (Cantonese)

線上: 週二, 5月10日, 10–11:30 a.m. 早上10時至11:30時

在您的 Windows 手提電腦上學習安裝中文手寫軟件

主辦單位: Self-Help for the Elderly 安老自助處

不需報名 按此參與 (no registration) 

Topic area — Chinese

Digital Literacy Basics

In-person: Tuesday, May 10, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of navigating computers and internet and gain resources to further your tech skills.

Presenter: JVS and TechSF

Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Center

Sign up at (415) 557-4388

Topic area — Getting Started

Free Tech Support

In-person: Tuesday, May 10, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Bring your computer for free diagnostics, updates and troubleshooting.

Presenter: Dev/Mission Community Technology Associate Program

Mask and vaccine proof required.

In-person at three locations: Valencia Gardens, 360 Valencia St.; Bernal Dwellings, 3138 26th St.; Hayes Valley South, 310 Haight St.

Appointments only: email cta@devmission.org or call (415) 289-9347

Topic area — One-on-One Help

Internet Safety Workshop

Virtual: Tuesday, May 10, 1–2 p.m.

Set up safe passwords and spot scams.

Presenter: Felton Tech Squad

Register for Internet Safety Workshop on Zoom

Topic area — Safety

Computer Basics Drop-In

In-person: Tuesday, May 10, 1–2:30 p.m.

Bring your device or your questions.

Presenter: SFPL

Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center

Sign up: (415) 557-4388

Topic area — One-on-One Help

Photo Walk in the Mission/ Caminata de fotos por La Misión

In-person/En persona: Tuesday, May 10, 1–3 p.m.

Calling older adults! Take a mobile phone photo walk through the Mission. Learn about photo sharing on Instagram and tips for street photography Learn how to use your phone or tablet to take pictures and share them. Including a slow walking tour, with instruction from professional photographer Harvey Castro.

Aprende sobre la fotografia urbana usando la camara de tu teléfono móvil mientras caminamos sobre la Misión y aprende como compartir fotos en Instagram. Con fotógrafo Harvey Castro.

Ayuda en español disponible/國粵語幫助.

Presenter/Presentador: Community Living Campaign

Mission District, Ruth’s Table, 3160 21st St.

Sign up: (415) 821-1003 ext. 115 or email info@sfcommunityliving.org

Topic area — Exploring Technology, Spanish

谷歌地图在iPhone蘋果手機 (粵語) / Google Maps on iPhones (Cantonese)

線上: 週二, 5月10日, 1:30–3 p.m. 下午1:30時至3時

用谷歌地圖應用版本導航公交(给苹果手机使用著)

主辦單位: Self-Help for the Elderly 安老自助處

不需報名 按此參與 (no registration)

Topic area — Chinese, Exploring Technology

Как безопасно покупать в интернете / Online Shopping (Russian)

Вторник, 10 мая, 2-3 p.m. (Tuesday, May 10, 2-3 p.m.)

В своей презентации я расскажу об основах онлайн-покупок: их преимуществах и недостатках, правилах безопасности и о том, как покупать в популярных интернет-магазинах, такие как Amazon.

Ведущий/Presenter: Community Tech Network

In-person: Richmond Branch, 351 9th Ave.

Регистрация по телефону: (415) 355-5600

Topic area — Russian, Safety

Get eBooks/Audiobooks with the Libby App

In-person: Tuesday, May 10, 3–4 p.m.

Please bring the device you would like to use to read or listen.

Presenter: SFPL

Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Center

Sign up: call (415) 557-4388

Topic area — Exploring Technology

Abandoning the Old Normal: SFUSD Is Reinventing Family Technology Support

Virtual: Tuesday, May 10, 4–5 p.m.

From creating a help desk for families, to moving our enrollment system online, ensuring technology access for all students at home, and much more, the pandemic transformed the way SFUSD engages and supports families with technology. And we are excited to be building on the changes! Join us as we share lessons learned, programs built, and resources created.

Presenter: SFUSD Department of Technology

Abandoning the Old Normal registration on Zoom

Topic area — Families

Social Media Basics for Families

Virtual: Tuesday, May 10, 5–5:30 p.m.

Find out key differences between Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram, plus tips for staying on top of the latest trends. 粵語即使詮釋

Presenter: Common Sense Media

Social Media Basics registration on Zoom

Topic area — Families

Conceptos básicos de redes sociales para familias / Social Media Basics for Families (Spanish)

Programa virtual: martes, 10 de mayo, 5:30–6 p.m.

Únase a Common Sense para aprender los conceptos básicos de las redes sociales: cubriremos las diferencias clave entre Snapchat, TikTok e Instagram, y por qué a los niños les encantan. Te irás con consejos y estrategias para estar al tanto de las últimas tendencias, porque no puedes estar ahí todo el tiempo.

Presentador: Common Sense Media

Inscríbase por Conceptos básicos de redes sociales

Topic areas — Spanish, Families

What is Powering Web3? Intro to Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies and NFTs

Virtual: Tuesday, May 10, 6–7:30 p.m.

Learn about the world of commerce taking place on the blockchain. Presenter: Diginido Labs

What is Powering Web3? registration on Zoom

Topic area — Exploring Technology

Wednesday, May 11 / miércoles, 11 de mayo / 周三,5月11日

Cables 101

Virtual: Wednesday, May 11, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Explore the most commonly-used cables and ports for technology devices. Presenter: Self-Help for the Elderly

Join Cables 101 on Zoom (no registration needed)

Topic area — Getting Started

中文科技漫談及協助 (國,粵語)/ Chinese Tech Talk and Help (Cantonese and Mandarin)

面授: 周三,5月11日, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 早上10時至中午12時

逢周三早上10時至中午12時來談談科技技能。

有老師示範不同科技技能,之後老師們來協助您的電腦,平板,手機疑問。

提供面授援助|三藩市總圖書館下層|Latino/Hispanic 會議室

請先致電登記: (415) 557-4388

Topic areas — Chinese, One-on-One Help

Aplicaciones de traducción; seguridad del correo electrónico / Translation Apps and Email Safety (Spanish)

En persona: miércoles, 11 de mayo, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Compartiremos consejos para mantener su correo electrónico seguro y también aprenderemos acerca de las aplicaciones de traducción que se pueden descargar gratis en un dispositivo móvil.  Por favor traiga su celular “smartphone” o tableta a la clase.
Presentador: Community Tech Network

Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission St.

Para registrarse: (415) 355-2868

Topic areas — Spanish, Safety, Exploring Technology

Is Your iPhone Ready for an Emergency?

Virtual: Wednesday, May 11, 11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Learn how your iPhone can help you be prepared for an emergency.

Presenter: Community Living Campaign

Is Your iPhone Ready registration on Zoom

Topic area — Safety

Free Tech Support

In-person: Wednesday, May 11, 12–5 p.m.

Bring your computer for free diagnostics, updates and troubleshooting. Presenter: Dev/Mission Community Technology Associate Program

Mask and vaccine proof required.

In-person at two locations: Bayview Hunters Point West, 1030 Oakdale Ave.; and Dev/Mission STEAM Hub, 3 Harbor Rd.

Appointments only: email cta@devmission.org or call (415) 289-9347

Topic area — One-on-One Help

Como Usar los Códigos QR y Otras Heramientas en Su Teléfono / How to Use QR Codes (Spanish)

Programa virtual: miércoles, 11 de mayo, 1–2 p.m.

Aprenda cómo usar los códigos de QR con su cámara inteligente para ver menús en los restaurantes y ir a paginas de internet y acceder otros recursos que son accesibles con estos códigos de QR.

Presentador: Felton Tech Squad

Inscríbase por Como Usar los Códigos QR

Topic areas — Spanish, Exploring Technology

Drop-In Tech Support for Seniors

In-person: Wednesday, May 11, 1–3 p.m.

Get one-on-one help with your tech-related device, searching the Internet, setting up an email account and other basic computer-related tasks. English, Cantonese and Spanish-speaking tech squad members are available to assist.

Presenter: Felton Tech Squad

Visitacion Valley Branch, 201 Leland Ave.

Topic area – One-on-One Help

Free Streaming Video Apps for Mobile

Virtual: Wednesday, May 11, 2–3 p.m.

Stream videos from SFPL, Peacock and other services.

Presenter: Curry Senior Center

 Free Streaming Video Apps registration on Zoom

Topic area — Exploring Technology

Small Business Digital Ready

Virtual: Wednesday, May 11, 3–4 p.m.

Learn about a free small business support tool developed by Verizon.

Presenter: Verizon

Small Business Digital Ready registration on Zoom

Topic area — Work and Business

Is Your Android Smartphone Ready for an Emergency?

Virtual: Wednesday, May 11, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Learn how your Android smartphone can help you be prepared for an emergency.

Presenter: Community Living Campaign

Is Your Android Smartphone Ready registration on Zoom

Topic area — Safety

Everyday Accessibility: Built-in Tools on Devices that Help You Comprehend, Write and Translate

In-person: Wednesday, May 11, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Explore some of the features and settings you already hold in your hand that can help you comprehend spoken and written content, write, and translate into multiple languages. We will address Chromebooks/Google Suite, laptops, iPhones, and Androids. Please bring the device you want to explore during this guided tour.

Presenter: SFUSD Department of Technology

Main Library, 5th Floor Learning Studio

Sign up: (415) 557-4388

Topic area — Accessibility

How to Parent in a Digital Age

Wednesday, May 11, 5–5:30 p.m.

Learn how to have open conversations with our kids about the technology in our lives. 粵語即使詮釋

Presenter: Common Sense Media

How to Parent registration on Zoom

Topic area — Families

Cómo ser padre en un mundo digital / How to Parent in a Digital Age (Spanish)

Programa virtual: miércoles, 11 de mayo, 5:30–6 p.m.

Únase a Common Sense mientras discutimos cómo tener conversaciones abiertas con nuestros hijos sobre los beneficios y desafíos de la tecnología en nuestras vidas.

Presentador: Common Sense Media

Inscríbase por Cómo ser padre en un mundo digital

Topic areas — Spanish, Families

Code Beats

Virtual: Wednesday, May 11, 5–7 p.m.

Combine coding and music to create and code your own beats! For ages 13-18.

Presenter: Mission Bit

Code Beats registration online

Topic area — Families

Thursday, May 12 / jueves, 12 de mayo / 周四,5月12日

Free Tech Support

In-person: Thursday, May 12, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Bring your computer for free diagnostics, updates and troubleshooting. Presenter: Dev/Mission Community Technology Associate Program

Mask and vaccine proof required.

In-person at three locations: Valencia Gardens, 360 Valencia St.; Bernal Dwellings, 3138 26th St.; Hayes Valley South, 310 Haight St.

Appointments only: email cta@devmission.org or call (415) 289-9347

Topic area — One-on-One Help

二維碼 (國語) / QR codes (Mandarin)

線上: 周四,5月12日, 1–2 p.m. 下午1時至2時

參加Felton科技團隊工作坊學習如何使用移動設備掃描二維碼

Presenter: Felton Tech Squad

不需報名 按此參與

Topic area — Chinese, Exploring Technology

Tech Help Pop Up/ Ayuda tecnológica/ 快閃科技站 (國,粵語)

In-person: Thursday, May 12, 1–3 p.m.

Calling older adults and people with disabilities! Bring your technology questions to get one-on-one assistance and learn about free resources to help you get connected and comfortable. Ayuda en español disponible/國,粵語幫助

Presenter: SF Tech Council and Friends

Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, Lower Level

Sign up: call (415) 557-4388

Topic area — One-on-One Help

LinkedIn

Virtual: Thursday, May 12, 1:30–3 p.m.

Learning to use LinkedIn for applying to jobs, networking, and learning.

Presenter: JVS

LinkedIn registration online

Topic area — Work and Business

Flip to the Good Stuff

Virtual: Thursday, May 12, 2–3 p.m.

Read eMagazines for free on Flipster.

Presenter: SFPL Magazines and Newspapers Center

Flip to the Good Stuff registration on Zoom

Topic area — Exploring Technology

二維碼 (粵語) / QR Codes (Cantonese)

線上: 周四,5月12日, 3–4 p.m.

參加Felton科技團隊工作坊學習如何使用移動設備掃描二維碼

Presenter: Felton Tech Squad

不需報名 按此參與

Topic areas — Chinese, Exploring Technology

Small Business Digital Ready Help Sessions

In-person: Thursday, May 12, 5–7 p.m.

Drop by an open house for questions about the Small Business Digital Ready tool.

Presenter: Verizon

Main Library, 5th Floor Learning Studio

Sign up: (415) 557-4388

Topic area — Work and Business

Friday, May 13 / viernes, 13 de mayo / 周五,5月13日

Take Your Business Online

Virtual: Friday, May 13, 10–11 a.m.

Learn how to build a free online shopping page for your business using Square Online Store.

Presenter: Square

Take Your Business Online registration on Zoom

Topic area — Work and Business

Google Docs and Google Sheets

Virtual: Friday, May 13, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Resume writing and creating a budget worksheet using free Google applications.

Presenter: Self-Help for the Elderly

Join Google Docs on Zoom (no registration)

Topic area — Work and Business

Protecting Your Accounts

Virtual: Friday, May 13, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Get familiar with password managers and multifactor authentication.

Presenter: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Protecting Your Accounts registration on Zoom

Topic trend — Safety

TechSF Orientation

Virtual: Friday, May 13, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Start your career in the tech sector with free training and internship programs through TechSF.

Presenter: JVS and TechSF

TechSF registration on Zoom

Free Tech Support

In-person: Friday, May 13, 12–5 p.m.

Bring your computer for free diagnostics, updates and troubleshooting. Presenter: Dev/Mission Community Technology Associate Program

Mask and vaccine proof required.

In-person at two locations: Bayview Hunters Point West, 1030 Oakdale Ave.; and Dev/Mission STEAM Hub, 3 Harbor Rd.

Appointments only: email cta@devmission.org or call (415) 289-9347

Topic trend — One-on-One Help

預防網絡攻擊和騙局 (國語) / Cybersecurity and Online Misinformation (Mandarin)

線上: 周五,5月13日, 12:30–2 p.m. 下午12:30至2時

了解如何識別和防止網上詐騙。 提示一下如何保護自己的個人資訊在互聯網。

主辦單位: Self-Help for the Elderly 安老自助處

 不需報名 按此參與

Topic areas — Chinese, Safety

Teach Me About Tech / Enséñame sobre tecnología, Evento Especial (English and Español)

In-person/En persona: Friday, May 13, 1–4 p.m.

Learn tech basics, such as how to download an app on your phone, access Zoom, and navigate the Internet. Drop in, masks required. English and Spanish.

Aprenda conceptos básicos de tecnología, como cómo descargar una aplicación en su teléfono, acceder a Zoom y navegar por Internet. No hay registro; se requieren máscaras.

Presenter/Presentador: The Women's Building

The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St. #8

Topic areas — One-on-One Help, Spanish

Google Maps on iPhones

Virtual: Friday, May 13, 2–3:30 p.m.

Locate an address and let your phone provide directions to the destination point. Explore and learn how it records previously visited places.

Presenter: Self-Help for the Elderly

Join Google Maps on Zoom

Topic area — Exploring Technology

Streaming Without Screaming: Digital media players and TV made EZ!

In-person: Friday, May 13, 2–4 p.m.

Patient library staff demonstrate ways to stream videos, music, photos & more from the Internet (including fabulous free stuff from Kanopy and hoopla at sfpl.org).

Presenter: SFPL

Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St.

Sign up: call (415) 355-5656

Topic area — Exploring Technology

Saturday, May 14 / sabado, 14 de mayo / 周六,5月14日

Intro to Android Smartphones

In-person: Saturday, May 14, 10–10:45 a.m.

Gestures, basic navigation and common apps.

Presenter: St. Anthony's Tenderloin Technology Lab

150 Golden Gate Ave., 1st Floor

Sign up at (415) 592-2766

Topic area — Getting Started

Chinatown Alleyway Tours: Minecraft Tour of San Francisco's Chinatown

Virtual: Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Learn about the daily life, rich history, and modern-day issues of San Francisco’s Chinatown on this youth-led tour of Chinatown recreated in Minecraft. We will take you back to the past, highlight the struggles and triumphs of our community, and share our personal stories about preserving Chinatown.

Presenter: Chinatown Community Development Center

Chinatown Alleyway Tours registration on Zoom

Topic area — Families

How to use Google Translate on Android

In-person: Saturday, May 14, 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.

Ayuda en español disponible/國,粵語幫助

Presenter: St. Anthony's Tenderloin Technology Lab

150 Golden Gate Ave., 1st Floor

Sign up: (415) 592-2766

Topic area — Exploring Technology

How to use Google Maps on Android

In-person: Saturday, May 14, 1–1:45 p.m.

How to use Google Maps on your Android Phone.

Presenter: St. Anthony's Tenderloin Technology Lab

150 Golden Gate Ave., 1st Floor

Sign up: (415) 592-2766

Topic area — Exploring Technology

Tour SFPL's DIGI Center

In-person: Saturday, May 14, 2–3 p.m.

Sneak-peek of our in-house digitization equipment, including forthcoming tools for public use.

Presenter: SFPL

Main Library, 5th Floor, DIGI Center

Sign up: call (415) 557-4500 or email digicenter@sfpl.org

Topic area — Exploring Technology

Tech Lab Internet Safety and Security Basics

In-person: Saturday, May 14, 2:15–3 p.m.

Tips and tricks for protecting your identity online.

Presenter: St. Anthony Tenderloin Technology Lab

150 Golden Gate Ave., 1st Floor

Sign up: (415) 592-2766

Topic area — Safety