San Francisco Public Library

Connect with Tech Week: Business and Jobs

Connect with Tech Logo: San Francisco, 2019

All events are free and do not require registration unless indicated. We'll see you there!

Business and Jobs Program Guide (PDF)

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Tuesday, May 7. Applying for City Jobs though ACE. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 11-12 pm. Presented by Porsche Bunton, SF Department of Human Resources.

Learn how to apply online for city employment through the Access to City Employment Program, which provides a route to city employment for disabled individuals. We’ll discuss filling out an application on the new ACE website and obtaining and uploading certification forms. The workshop will also explore the different possibilities that the City and County of San Francisco has in store for future applicants such as: Civil Service and Non-Civil Service routes, understanding the various appointment types, and all of the current ACE level recruitments.

Tuesday, May 7. Become a Salesforce Administrator. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 3:30-5 pm. Presented by JVS.

An introduction to Salesforce Administration, what careers require it, and how you can  get trained and certified.

Wednesday, May 8. Let Us Amaze You! Useful Tools for Your Job Search. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 2-4:30 pm.

This class will introduce you to general resources that will help you become a more informed and empowered job seeker.  You will learn about: Where to look for job openings Classes & eLearning Local community job centers Free & low cost career counseling Information for teens, veterans, LGBTQQ & older worker job seekers Résumé tools Job fairs & job clubs Internships & job training Green jobs Tools for researching companies Current salary & job market information Building lists of potential employers & much more… This information will prepare you for a more purposeful & skilled job search. The tools & resources offered are free or low cost and available to all.

Wednesday, May 8. Use Tech to Grow Your Business. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 2:30-3:30 pm. Presented by Caty Kobe, Square Customer Advocate Lead.

Join Square's Customer Advocate Lead, Caty Kobe, as she shares tech tools and strategies to help you grow your business smartly and efficiently. Whether you're just getting started or considering a business change, technology can give you back precious time. Caty will also discuss common concerns that small businesses encounter and how to successfully overcome them.

Wednesday, May 8. Design Workshop. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 4-5:30 pm. Presented by Ehb Teng, Diginido Labs.

Want to design an app or website? Come learn the fundamentals of design and take your ideas from proof of concept to testable prototype! You will level up your design skills by learning about the fundamentals of Design Thinking, ethics in design, MVPs & SLCs, and UX/UI exercises.

Wednesday, May 8. Succeeding as a Freelancer (Pt. 1). Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 5:30-7:30 pm. Presented by Drew Yukelson, Samaschool.

Samaschool equips jobseekers with the knowledge and skills needed to find work online in the gig economy. This course is designed for people want to earn extra cash on their own schedule, who are unemployed and want to get back to work fast, or want to build work experience in their professional field. Attendance at both Part 1 (Wed, May 8) and Part 2 (Thur, May 9) is expected.

Thursday, May 9. Start Your Technology Career. Main Library, 5th floor Learning Studio, 11:30-12:30 pm. Presented by TechSF.

TechSF provides opportunities for anyone interested in a career in technology. From the exploratory tech learner to the well-versed programmer who is looking to gain a competitive edge, TechSF has opportunities for up-skilling and job placement available. Learn more about our network of training and employment services.

Thursday May 9. LinkedIn Profiles. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 11:30-1 pm. Presented by David G. Robins, JVS.

Are you confused on how to leverage social media in your job search? Jewish Vocational Service instructor and career advisor David G. Robins has been teaching LinkedIn to job seekers for the past 10 years. He also facilitates a job search strategy group for job seekers ages 50 and older. In this introductory session, David will go over why it’s important to have a LinkedIn profile and what you need in your profile to make recruiters and hiring managers notice you.

Thursday, May 9. Start Up and Start Change. WeWork Golden Gate, 6-7:30 pm. Presented by City Innovate.

Start-ups can change the world! This panel will discuss how to grow a business that addresses problems in your community. Hear from experts and success stories.

Friday, May 10. Make Your Own Map. Main Library, 5th floor Computer Training Center, 4:30-5:30 pm. Presented by Mapbox.

Tired of seeing the same old map? Mix things up with Mapbox Cartogram, a free tool to create colorful, custom maps in seconds. Use data from OpenStreetMap and other sources to make maps of anywhere in the world - then use them in art projects, reports, websites, apps, and more! This fun, all-levels workshop will introduce you to Mapbox Cartogram and Mapbox Studio - from creating a (free) account, to creating your custom styles, to exporting your map. No experience or installs required (bring your laptop or use a Library computer). We'll have some fun, creative challenges to inspire you too!

Saturday, May 11. Free Website Coding Workshop for Deaf and Hard of Hearing PeopleCommunity Living Campaign, 9:30am - 2:30pm. Presented by Community Living Campaign, Techtonica.

Are you a deaf or hard of hearing person who is comfortable using the internet and interested in learning how websites work? Together in a supportive environment, we will learn about how to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for website development. Computers, lunch, and childcare (if needed) will be provided.