Connect with Tech Week: Tech Expo at City Hall

For Immediate Release: May 6, 2019

Media Contact:

Mindy Linetzky, San Francisco Public Library
(415) 557-4252; mindy.linetzky@sfpl.org

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Connect with Tech Week: Tech Expo at City Hall

On Tuesday, May 7, people from all over the city will converge on City Hall for a Tech Expo. They will have an opportunity to explore virtual reality, try assistive technology tools, play video games, scan their favorite photos, test out new tech gadgets, win a Chromebook and much more. This high tech event is part of Connect with Tech Week, the city’s premier annual event to promote digital inclusion.

WHAT:                 Tech Expo

WHO:                    More than 30 tech providers and organizations, busloads of seniors and the public.

WHEN:                 Tuesday, May 7

                                  1-3 p.m.

WHERE:               SF City Hall

                                  1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

                                  North Light Court

COST:                    Free

Connect with Tech Week is a citywide initiative spearheaded by the San Francisco Public Library, supported by Microsoft and Friends of San Francisco Public Library, to promote online access and tech skills and to reduce digital disparities in our communities.

 More than 100,000 San Francisco residents are not proficientat using the Internet and digital devices. As more basic services such as housing applications and job searching move online, many are left behind, especially seniors, people with disabilities and low-income families. Last year, more than 2,000 people participated in Connect with Tech Week, gaining knowledge and resources to help them navigate our increasingly digital world.

For the full schedule of events and classes see the program guide or view sfpl.org/ConnectWithTech.