Explore the Digital World During SF Tech Week
San Francisco — San Franciscans have emerged from COVID into a world changed by technology – and SF Tech Week (May 8-14) is here to help make sense of it all. A collaborative effort between San Francisco Public Library and many community partners, Tech Week is the technology conference for all of San Francisco, featuring more than 50 sessions on everything from launching your business website to unearthing the restaurant menu behind a QR code.
“Our goal with SF Tech Week is to spread the word about all the wonderful free resources offered in San Francisco for technology training and access–and to help everyone take their next step with tech, whether they’re a new computer user or launching a new career,” says Kate Eppler, Digital Equity Manager at San Francisco Public Library.
SF Tech Week 2022 features events in topic areas like “Safety,” “Families” and “Work and Business.” The schedule includes sessions on streaming video, parenting in a digital age and even an overview of cryptocurrency and Web3. There are many opportunities for one-on-one help and free computer troubleshooting. A special highlight is that staff from SF Tech Council and others are available for a Tech Help Pop-Up on Thursday, April 12, at the Main Library to answer any questions about devices and technology that are causing frustration and head-scratching. SF Tech Week includes events in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and Russian.
SF Tech Week 2022 features both in-person events and virtual sessions. All Tech Week events are free.
Web Search Tips and Tricks — May 8, 1 p.m.
Presented by SFPL
Web Resources for People 50+ — May 9, 11 a.m.
Presented by the SF Tech Council
Photo Walk in the Mission / Caminata de fotos por La Misión — May 10, 1 p.m.
Presented by Community Living Campaign and photographer Harvey Castro
Social Media Basics for Families — May 10, 5 p.m.
Presented by Common Sense Media
What is Powering Web3? Intro to Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies and NFTs — May 10, 6 p.m.
Presented by Diginido Labs
Is Your iPhone Ready for an Emergency — May 11, 11:30 a.m.
Presented by Community Living Campaign
Everyday Accessibility: Built-in Tools on Devices that Help You Comprehend, Write and Translate — May 11, 4:30 p.m.
Presented by SFUSD Department of Technology
Tech Help Pop Up — May 12, 1 p.m.
Presented by SF Tech Council. Assistance in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.
預防網絡攻擊和騙局 (國語) / Cybersecurity and Online Misinformation (Mandarin) — May 13, 12:30 p.m.
Protecting Your Accounts — May 13, 11 a.m.
Presented by Electronic Frontier Foundation
Streaming Without Screaming: Digital Media Players and TV Made EZ! — May 13, 2 p.m.
Presented by The Bridge at Main, SFPL
Minecraft Tour of San Francisco’s Chinatown — May 14, 11 a.m.
Presented by Chinatown Community Development Center
2022 Tech Week SF Partners and Sponsors Include:
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
Chinatown Community Development Center
Common Sense Media
Community Living Campaign
Community Tech Network (CTN)
Curry Senior Center
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Felton Institute Tech Squad
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
San Francisco Office of Digital Equity
St. Anthony’s Tenderloin Tech Lab
Self Help for the Elderly
SF Tech Council
SFUSD Department of Technology
The Women’s Building