On November 8, Breakfast Brag & Borrow returned to the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) to share success and seek answers from fellow nonprofit technology providers. As the host, SFPL gave a tour of The Bridge @ Main resources, including a set of Windows computers with the full Adobe suite installed. Any San Francisco resident with a library card can use the computers in the Learning Center on the 5th floor for an unlimited amount of time.
Techtonica also had some great news to share. In an effort to increase the number of women in tech, Techtonica offers free coding apprenticeships, workplace training, and job placement opportunities to women and nonbinary individuals. The program lasts for six months and includes a living stipend with childcare for the duration of the apprenticeship program. The great news is that Techtonica successfully placed all of its first cohort of students in the Bay Area. What’s more, they are looking to repeat the process with the start of their second cohort in January 2019. If you would like more information on supporting an apprenticeship, please contact Techtonica.
There were too many other participants to give each their due: BAVC, Tenderloin Tech Lab, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, The Women’s Building, and HealthRight 360. But it goes without saying that San Francisco is better with all of them working towards the goal of increasing access to technology for all of its residents.