Beats, Bräts and Build Hackathon with yuuvis
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Beats, Bräts and Build Hackathon with yuuvis


Join us at the yuuvis® hackathon to build smart content management and services-adjacent solutions. With yuuvis® you get foundational APIs including rendition services, data and metadata extraction, business process management, and elasticsearch. Use any or all of these, any way you want. 

 

Businesses generate an enormous number of documents, videos, emails, spreadsheets – content of all kinds – every day. Even with all of the solutions out there, the struggle to structure, compliantly manage and easily find just the right snippet of content is real. 


Create your own solution around one of the three challenge areas. Add any REST API-compatible technology to complete your vision: AI/machine learning, messenger services, document editing tools – your imagination is the limit. 

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Wine + MasterMind - San Francisco Women Entrepreneurship Group
Jul
9
2:00 PM14:00

Wine + MasterMind - San Francisco Women Entrepreneurship Group

Come together with an amazing group of women for a wine tasting party! Spend the night brainstorming with ambitious ladies on the keys to success in business!

Agenda!

6:00 pm- Arrival and introductions

6:20 pm - Wine Tasting Begins!

7:00 pm - Mastermind & Brainstorming!

8:00 pm - Leave Feeling amazing, Empowered and with a slight buzz


Where: COVO Co-working (www.hellocovo.com)

When: July 31st from 6 pm to 8 pm

Who: All Badass are welcome! This group is designed for women who want to come together with like-minded women to tackle the challenges of being an entrepreneur!

Ticket includes Wine Tasting, Appetizers and most importantly great conversation!

10% of the proceeds are going to Oasis for Girls, Oasis For Girls offers after-school programs for young women, ages 14-18, from a variety of communities in San Francisco. The girls are paid a stipend (like an after-school job!) to learn the skills they need to excel in their passions and gain access to resources across the Bay Area.

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Jul
6
to Jul 7

Consciousness Hacking Summer Party 2019

The Consciousness Hacking Winter Party was an absolutely epic and sold out success and Summer Party is going to be even better!

If you've been to our events you know that our ever expanding community is made up of some pretty freakin' awesome folks. The Summer Party is our most fun event of the season and a great opportunity for us all to come together to eat, drink, dance, and expand our minds and hearts together!

The 2019 Summer Party will include:

- Cutting edge transformative technology demos

- Meditation Competition with Muse brain sensing headbands

- Silent disco dance party with DJ Sini

- Experiments in connection with Jeff Lieberman

- T-Group authentic relating with Crystallin Dillon

- Facilitated cuddle puddle with Matt Sturm and Caity Reilly

- Beer and wine bar by Covo

- Mood-altering herbal elixirs by Brilliant Elixirs

- Traditional tea service by Darius Moghaddam

- Delicious healthy snacks and drinks including donations by Bulletproof, KIND, Raw Rev, Purity. Organic, Guayaki, and REBBL.

And much much more!

All proceeds go toward making Consciousness Hacking even better in SF and globally! We hope to see you there!

Want 25% off your ticket price? BECOME A MEMBER!

Membership gives us the ongoing support we need to keep Consciousness Hacking going strong! In addition to 25% off the Winter Party, members get free admission to one regular CH event per month! Membership is just $10 per month, and If you buy a year of membership upfront, we'll give you two months (that's two events) for free!

Become a member here: https://www.joinit.org/o/ch

Current members: Please register using the discount code emailed to you!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Want to help or volunteer? Email Josh at meadow@cohack.life for more info.

NO REFUNDS for this event, although you can pass tickets along to your friends!
If we find you scalping tickets (we expect to sell out), you may experience deep karmic discomfort!

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WineUp Presents "Paint with Wine" (Use COVO10 for $10 Off!)
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

WineUp Presents "Paint with Wine" (Use COVO10 for $10 Off!)

If you have ever felt lost looking over a wine list with unknown grape varietals, or meandered the wine aisle for what seems like hours, only to pick the same tried and true wine favorite you always do, then this event is for you! You have been to wine tasting rooms in wine country with your friends, but it always seems like a sales pitch with a few wine facts sprinkled in, and by the end of the day, it was just a day-drinking excursion. WineUp brings an autonomous tasting approach to learning about wine, that manages to be educational and fun, while supported by sips and tips.

This session we welcome a special guest: Elysia Myers of Elysia Myers Wine Art, to lead attendees in at least one of their very own wine paintings. Walk away with an art form made out of the very best art form created: wine. 

"I get to take the art of wine and transform it into wine art [and you will too!]" ~ Elysia Myers

Deliverables:

- Instruction and guidance for painting with wine

- Walk away with at least one wine painting to display in your home or give to a friend

- A full-circle experience of tasting the same wines you're painting with

- All painting supplies are provided

Get out of your wine rut, shake off the Mer-lows, and let WineUp dispel some common wine myths for you while you make art with wines!

Light snacks provided!

Here are the deets:

Seriously, this isn't an ordinary networking event, this is a WineUp event; chock-full of industry-backed hacks from the founder, Lauren Volper. Lauren's fun, engaging, and approachable style to learning about wine has landed her a Forbes feature and guest spots retail, coworking spaces, and corporate spots all throughout San Francisco.

Even though Lauren is a trained sommelier, she often drinks wines around $15 a bottle and loves sharing her tips and tricks targeting the millennial wine drinker! It's totally ok to drink wine you like and discover new styles you may not have thought of. Lauren will share her secrets, blind taste you on wines, and have you taste different snacks to discover the best pairings. After all, the best way to learn about wine is to taste it yourself and pick up the deductive tasting tool kit that will have you sounding like a wine PRO after just one session!

Join the WineUp community by attending this event. WineUp promotes collaboration, not competition, learning, not lecturing, and engagement not exclusivity. Pinkies down, wine snobs, and glasses up!

Can't wait to meet you! Cheers!

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

2019 brandUP 2-day Strategic Intensive

BrandUP is an intensive 2-day workshop focused on nonprofit brand strategy and capacity building.

This 2-day workshop intensive will help nonprofits better articulate their work and impact to key audiences. For nonprofits understanding their brand provides a powerful way for an organization to leverage the relationships they have in a strategic way that fulfills rather than deviates from the nonprofit's mission.

Get program details & see the dates for upcoming events!

During this intensive nonprofit participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with a small group of skilled volunteers and leave with tools and frameworks to boost their capacity to communicate their work more effectively to potential funders, volunteers and the community at large.

Learn about our impact in 2018 - Video Interviews with Participants



WHO SHOULD VOLUNTEER

Volunteers coming to brandUP don't need any special skills! We are looking for thoughtful, strategic, empathetic professionals from all walks of life willing to spend a Friday evening and Saturday day collaborating with Bay Area social impact leaders.

We will also have a strong contingent of Full Circle Fund Members who will be going the distance with our nonprofit partners as on project teams supporting our 2019 Grant Cycle. This event is a great way for new folks to either help for a day or trial what work might look like on a team. 


HOW WE SELECT NONPROFITS

A selection of the nonprofits represented at brandUP will be our 2019 Full Circle Fund grantees. Our Members will have vetted them over the course of the last few months and forged a six-month-long partnership with these organizations.

We will also select up to 10 Bay Area-based organizations nominated by our community. They will be vetted by the BrandUp committee and offered a spot to participate.

Nominate a Nonprofit


OUR 2019 GRANT PARTNERS

-- Coming in Early May 2019 --

OUR GUEST BRANDUP NONPROFITS

-- Coming in Late April 2019 --


HELP US ACCELERATE IMPACT

Begun in 2014, Rootid’s brandUP Award was created to build the communications capacity of small and growing nonprofit organizations. With over 50 applications submitted for the 2017 Award and 10 equally deserving finalists, Rootid saw the need to expand its reach.

In 2018, Rootid and Full Circle Fund teamed up to transform the brandUP competition into a 2 day strategic intensive benefitting 10-15 local nonprofits.

It was a runaway success with 100+ participants and more than 80 nonprofit applicants. This year's event will again be free and open to the public, so we can bring changemakers from all walks of life together to unlock new resources to build a better Bay Area.



EVENT DETAILS

Friday - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Happy Hour & Introductions

Saturday - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Session 1: Logic Model, Measurements & Evaluations

  • Session 2: Target Audience Deep Dive

  • Hosted Lunch

  • Session 3: Strategic Messaging

  • Session 4: Building an Actionable Plan

  • Hosted Reception/Closing

You might have noticed we haven't shared the location. All nonprofits and volunteers will need to be vetted and confirmed prior to the event. We'll share our location once you've completed that process.

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Power Hour for Changemakers
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Power Hour for Changemakers

Calling all changemakers! 

We are actively seeking non-profit organizations and mission-driven businesses to join our community and will be hosting an open house at our Mission Street location on Wednesday, May 15th, from 6pm-8pm. 


The open house will include a tour of the space and a panel discussion about “Maximizing Impact” with Bevis Cheng of Hacker Exchange, Amy Lazarus of Inclusion Ventures and Desi Danganan of Kultivate Labs, moderated by Lantanya Hilton of the Ambassador’s Circle. Also learn how Covo and their vibrant community have helped along the way, and qualify for 25% off membership at Covo for our next class of Changemakers. 


Drinks and light snacks will be provided by Pawn Shop SF Catering and Renewal Mill , who have committed to supporting non-profit events held at Covo through sponsorship opportunities.


To apply for the non-profit program please visit http://sf.hellocovo.com/mission

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Building high performing teams (SF meetup)
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Building high performing teams (SF meetup)

"Building high performing teams" presented by Plato
Join us for an evening of lively conversation on how to build and manage high performing teams of engineers and product managers. After the panel discussion, you can chat with other eng & product managers in breakout groups to discuss various management topics!


PANELISTS:

• Square's Director of Engineerng, Willem Avé
• Apollo's VP of Engineering, Claire Hough (and former SVP of Eng at Udemy)
• Gusto's Head of Product, Tomer London


SCHEDULE:

• 6 to 6:45 pm — Attendees arrive, have food & drinks, mingle
• 6:45 to 8 pm — Panel discussion + breakout groups
• 8 to 8:30 pm — Attendees mingle and events wraps up


HOST:

Plato (www.platohq.com) connects engineering & product managers with mentorship from tech leaders at companies like Google, Lyft, Netflix, Slack, and more. And thanks to our friends at Lohika for helping us put together this event!

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Overcoming the Overwhelm: 3 Keys to Taking Action
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

Overcoming the Overwhelm: 3 Keys to Taking Action

Covo Members can attend this event for free! Please write events@hellocovo.com for your discount code.

Feeling frustrated and stuck despite having so many ideas? In this workshop, Make Shit Happen coach Courtney Loechl will show you how to breakthrough your overwhelm, find ease through action, and progress your goals forward so you can fully achieve your potential.

You'll be guided to:

  • Identify limiting beliefs still holding you back despite success

  • Gain clarity on your goals & how to break them down step by step

  • Create a plan to move forward and gain real momentum

  • And more!

This workshop is perfect for business owners, entrepreneurs, and creatives who find themselves on a plateau with their success and ready for tangible growth and expansion.

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Awaken Your Portals
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Awaken Your Portals

6:30-7:00 pm- Network & Mingle 

7:00-7:30 pm- A short talk on the subconscious and superconscious mind. Learn how these parts of us influence your daily habits, choices, and decisions and how to become the master of your ship.

7:30-8:00 pm- High-frequency healing music to help you enter into a deep state of relaxation followed with guided hypnosis and energy healing.

8:00-8:30 pm- Closing talk/ Questions/Network

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Innovator Series: The Future of Transportation 2020 And Beyond...
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Innovator Series: The Future of Transportation 2020 And Beyond...

For our first Innovator Series talk, transportation leads the conversation—where will it take us tomorrow and beyond.

Join us as our speakers bring their passion, expertise and wisdom on mobility to the stage.

First up, Rafael Marañón, CEO at Wavyn, who will be discussing the evolution of smart machines and transportation.

Enjoy small bites, glasses of wine, bar access, and conversations that lead to more innovation.

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A Designer's Response to AI - Perspective on the merits & challenges of AI
Apr
9
5:30 PM17:30

A Designer's Response to AI - Perspective on the merits & challenges of AI

Join us on April 9th for an expert-led interactive panel to help craft the design industry’s perspective on the merits and challenges of AI.

About this Event

Critical Mass is hosting and evening with some of the brightest lights in the Bay Area design world for a workshop, panel discussion and opportunity to connect. Together we’re going to discuss the good, bad and the ugly of AI-powered design. You’ll learn what’s working for your peers and what to avoid, and we’ll reach some conclusions together as a group about the way forward for AI and design.

Moderator:

  • Dr. Mark Szabo, Associate Director Market Research, Critical Mass

Panelists:

  • Tony Glorioso - Executive Vice President, Creative, Critical Mass

  • Ricky Bacon - Group Technology Director, Critical Mass

  • Micah Rivera - Designer, Spot / Brand Designer, All Turtles

We know its dinner time so we're happy to provide you with food and beverages.

 

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Founders 10x Accelerator Networking Drinks
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Founders 10x Accelerator Networking Drinks

On the 25th of March, join the 3rd cohort of founders from the University of New South Wales’ Founder 10x accelerator program for drinks and pizza at Covo in San Francisco. The teams are here in San Francisco to meet with customers, partners, and investors, and represent the most exciting companies out of the University’s startup ecosystem. Meet some great companies and share with them your own experiences of building a company in the US. Register here: 

 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/founders-10x-networking-drinks-tickets-58536671761

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Superhero Purim with Chabad SF - SOMA Shul
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Superhero Purim with Chabad SF - SOMA Shul

Calling all Super Heroes & Villains to unite for one MARVELous night in celebration of Purim!

Bar • Megilla • DJ • Hundreds of young & fun YJPs 

Optional Attire: Super Hero / Villain / Black Tie
21+
LOCATION: COVO
WHEN: MAR 20
TIME: 7pm-11pm.

Megillah reading every hour on the hour!
EARLY BIRD TICKET: $25
Ticket price rises as event nears.

Wear your favorite SuperHero costume, you know the deal. 

This is going to be one rad party—check ya later homeslice!


Co Sponsored by: Covo & SF RSJ Moishe House

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Media Indie Exchange (MIX) Developer Showcase for GDC 2019
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

Media Indie Exchange (MIX) Developer Showcase for GDC 2019

Developers from around the world are coming to San Francisco for GDC and The MIX will present a showcase of amazing, hand-picked selections!

Exclusive Press Preview Hour: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Industry Guests: 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Come and play unreleased demos from talented game creators, chop it up with developers, and grab a drink and munchies.

Food, Drink, Games and Fun!

Highlights from last year’s GDC week event here.

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ANOVA HACKS 2019
Mar
15
to Mar 16

ANOVA HACKS 2019

ANOVA HACKS 2019

ANova Hacks 2019 will be our second annual 24-hour hackathon for high school students. Over the course of the day, students will work in teams of four to design and code a challenging project of their choosing. Check out ANova Hacks FAQ here!

THE HACKATHON EXPERIENCE

Teams can opt to have an ANova mentor who will guide them throughout the day, from generating project ideas and collaborating to implementing those ideas and polishing a final product that will be showcased during the judging process. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams.

This is a great opportunity for our students to not only apply what they have been learning in the classroom, but also be exposed to crucial skills used in industry and have a better understanding of life after high school.

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NextGenChef Happy Hour at Covo
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

NextGenChef Happy Hour at Covo


The team at NextGenChef is excited to share some scrumptious Kokolato Vegan Cupcakes, coffee & cocktails at  Covo 

Pop on by and get to know Jonathan Kiem, the mastermind behind Kokolato's handcrafted, small batch gelato made with the highest quality, organic, locally sourced, vegan, low-glycemic, and gluten-free ingredients available on the market.

See you this coming Friday between 5-6:30!

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Tigera Meetup: The Evolution of Your Kubernetes Cluster
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Tigera Meetup: The Evolution of Your Kubernetes Cluster

The Evolution of Your Kubernetes Cluster

Save the date! We have another awesome meetup with Kublr on Thursday, February 21st at COVO in San Francisco! 

The Evolution of Your Kubernetes Cluster – from a skunk-works project to running the entire enterprise

While developers see and realize the benefits of Kubernetes, how it improves efficiencies, saves time, and enables focus on the unique business requirements of each project; InfoSec, infrastructure, and software operations teams still face challenges when managing a new set of tools and technologies, and integrating them into an existing enterprise infrastructure.

In this meetup, Chris, CTO at Tigera, and Oleg, CTO at Kublr, will discuss the evolution of your Kubernetes cluster – from a skunk-works project to running the entire enterprise.

Tentative Agenda:

Arrival & Networking: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Talks & Demos: 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Food & Drink Break 7:30 PM – 7:35 PM
Fireside Chat: 7:35 PM – 8:05 PM
Networking & Closing 8:05 PM – 8:30 PM

About the Speakers:

Christopher Liljenstolpe Co-founder and CTO, Solutions at Tigera.

Christopher is the original architect of Project Calico and has helped define the future of networking for containers and services. Using his extensive practical experience designing and operating global-scale networks and enterprise cloud architectures, Christopher works closely with Tigera’s customers and the open community to drive the delivery of secure, simple and scalable application connectivity for the cloud native era.
Prior to Tigera, Christopher held solutions engineering and architecture leadership positions at Metaswitch, Big Switch, Telstra, Alcatel and others, and has chaired multiple IETF working groups. He holds a BA in Chemistry and Computer Science from St. Olaf College.

Oleg Chunikhin CEO at kublr (https://kublr.com/).

With 20 years of software architecture and development experience, Kublr CTO Oleg Chunikhin is responsible for defining Kublr’s technology strategy and standards. He has championed the standardization of DevOps in all Kublr does and is committed to driving adoption of container technologies and automation.

Oleg holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and a Master of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, and is an AWS Certified Software Architect.  A popular speaker on all things Kubernetes, Oleg’s credentials include Interop ITX (Las Vegas), LISA, DevOpsCon and DevOpsDays.

Location: Covo
Main Hall
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Food & Drinks (open bar) will be provided

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/SF-Cloud-Native-Security/events/258503123/?isFirstPublish=true
See you there!

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FREE BODY PROJECT Fundraiser and Film Screening
Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

FREE BODY PROJECT Fundraiser and Film Screening

Around the world, powerful changemakers use dance and movement to push for social change. Unfortunately, this inspiring work is often overlooked. Not anymore. 

 

FREE BODY PROJECT is a San Francisco-based nonprofit building a field and network for dance and social justice. We bring support and visibility to global initaitives that use dance to empower youth, make mental health accessible, help survivors release trauma, and build peace after conflict. 

Join us for a special in-progress film screening and fundraiser supporting FREE BODY PROJECT's flagship program, The Dance + Social Justice Conference, coming up this March. 

 

About the Film

From There to Here is a short, dance + documentary film created by FREE BODY PROJECT in close collaboraiton with the survivors and dance therapy practitioners of Kolkata Sanved, an organization in India using movement as psychosocial rehabiltiation for survivors of human trafficking and violence. We have had generous support from the Fulbright Foundation and Dance Films Association.

 

About the Fundraiser 

We will be screening this special, participatory piece in the final phase of post-production for the very first time. Stay for a short discussion with FREE BODY PROJECT's Founder and the film's Co-Director, and for networking and celebrating. 

All funds raised will support the creation of 3 scholarship tickets (each is $150) for The Dance + Social Justice Conference, keeping the event accessible for those who can't afford to attend. Donations will also help us fly in 2 dance therapy practitioners from India to speak at the Conference. You will meet these incredible changemakers in the film!  

 

Suggested donation is $30 (which also covers a drink at Covo's fabulous bar). No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If it's too much, just show up! Please come celebrate and make a donation of any amount (if possible) at the door. Every dollar donated goes a long way.


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Silicon Valley Forum Japanese Pitch Night – Fall 2018
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Silicon Valley Forum Japanese Pitch Night – Fall 2018

NEDO and Silicon Valley Forum welcome you to another amazing Japanese Pitch Night, our longest-running international series! Meet an amazing new group of technology startups from Japan, who will present their companies onstage for the first time ever in Silicon Valley. In addition to the pitching, the evening will also feature a short panel discussion on the latest trends in the tech scene in Japan and the US.

Join us on November 29th! Tickets are free and this event will reach capacity – don’t wait to sign up. #JapangoesSV

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Book Launch Party with Lucy Claire Curran
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Book Launch Party with Lucy Claire Curran

Hey Covonauts!


I would like to extend an invitation to the Covo community to the official launch of my book and new coaching platform. The event will be on November 20th from 7-9 PM in the Covo Main Hall.


My book is 'The Girl Who Listened with the Soles of her Feet', and represents an illustration (using my own story) of some of the tools and processes I use with my coaching clients. My new platform is called "Adulting 2.0", and is focused on assisting Millennials with big hearts and even bigger ideas to get grounded and focused, all without sacrificing their sense of authenticity and personal integrity.


I would love to have you there, and please feel free to bring along friends or family who you think might be interested. There will be some light refreshments and some music as well.

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Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Compliance Meetup
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Compliance Meetup

This event is for cryptocurrency projects, exchanges and investors to learn about compliance from top academics, projects and exchanges. Tickets may run out quickly, please reserve as soon as possible.

Event will be held in Soma. Exact location will be announced.

SECTION 1

Academic representative speaking about regulation in the cryptocurrency space.

Speakers:

-Steve Nam: Stanford Law School, Stanford Codex Blockchain Journal Chief Editor

SECTION 2

Project representatives speaking about their work on compliance and the future of cryptocurrency regulation.

Speakers:

-Stellar Counsel - Lindsey Lin:
-0x General Counsel - Jason Somensatto
-Elastos CMO - Fay Li

SECTION 3

Talks by well recognized exchanges on the following topics:

- What does an exchange need to do in order to be compliant?
- What do exchanges expect from a project in terms of compliance before they reach out to your exchange?
- Examples/case studies?

Speakers:
HBUS Head of Compliance - Megan Monroe

Circle Senior Regulatory Counsel - Carla Carriveau

Bitflyer Head of Compliance - Hailey Lennon


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 Close the Gap CA San Francisco event with Jennifer Palmieri
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Close the Gap CA San Francisco event with Jennifer Palmieri

PLEASE JOIN US for the next installment in our "Literature, Leadership & Libations" series, where Former San Francisco Treasurer Susan Leal will moderate a conversation about the election with Jennifer Palmieri, former Communications Director for President Obama and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and author of the New York Times bestseller Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World, and San Francisco Supervisor and recent mayoral candidate Jane Kim.


Wednesday, Nov. 14th 6:00 - 8:00 pm at CoVo, 981 Mission Street, San Francisco.


A copy of Jennifer Palmieri's book is included in the ticket price.

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Founders Embassy Fall 2018 Demo Night
Nov
13
5:00 PM17:00

Founders Embassy Fall 2018 Demo Night

Join us for an evening of demos and drinks with the Founders Embassy Fall 2018 Class!

Mingle with fellow investors, founders, thought leaders, and partners as we hear from guest speakers followed by 5 minute on-stage pitches by the graduating founders of the Fall 2018 Class. Delicious bites and various drinks will be provided.

Agenda:

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM: Welcome Reception with the Fall 2018 Class

5:45 PM - 8:00 PM: Guest Speakers and Class Pitches

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM: Closing Reception with Drinks and Bites

Guest list-only. All guests must RSVP for a ticket to be admitted.


About Founders Embassy:

Founders Embassy is an equity-free, boot-camp-style acceleration program focused exclusively on helping induct international and immigrant founders into the Silicon Valley ecosystem. Every season, Founders Embassy selects the top 2-3% of applicants (up to 15 founders) to live under one roof in the heart of San Francisco for two weeks of private workshops, roundtable discussions, investor and mentor meetings, and networking events. The program ends with a final Demo Night, where they showcase their startups in front of Silicon Valley-based VCs and entrepreneurs.

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GitOps with Istio- Not So Spooky
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

GitOps with Istio- Not So Spooky

Karthik Prabhakar, Director of Solution Architecture at Tigera

Unifying Istio and Application Policy with Kubernetes Network Policy to enable Zero Trust Security

Diving deeper into how Calico Integrates with Istio to provide a unified application and network policy framework, we will dig into some of the common operational constructs to not just enable this in Kubernetes deployments, but to operationalize this in the real world across heterogeneous environments.

&

Dan Garfield, Chief Technology Evangelist at Codefresh

Istio in GitOps, commit, deploy, revert, rollback

We’ll be using Git to control what’s deployed and go through the process of building a pipeline to do it. How do you marry Git with Helm to make Istio work the way you expect every time?

October 29th in San Francisco, CA.

RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/Containers-101-meetup/events/255567358/

 Costumes encouraged  Candy likely 

6:00-6:30 Networking, food & drinks provided by Tigera
6:30 Talks begin, followed by Q&A

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Brunchwork After Hours w/ Uber & Compass
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Brunchwork After Hours w/ Uber & Compass

You're invited to an unforgettable sweetgreen dinner with Lauren Steingold, Head of Strategy for Uber Health and Peter Jonas, President of Compass' West Region. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Lauren and Peter and curated connections...over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal.

SPECIAL GUESTS 

 

Lauren Steingold is Uber Health’s Head of Strategy, driving the ride-hailing platform's global efforts in the health tech space. She spearheaded the launch of Uber Health, Uber’s HIPAA compliant product that enables healthcare organizations to request or schedule rides of behalf of patients. Prior, Lauren helped launch Uber in Miami, Boston, and Rhode Island. Lauren led Uber’s on-demand flu prevention campaign, where riders were able to receive a flu shot from a nurse in 2014, 2015, and 2016 nationwide.

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Peter Jonas is Compass' President, West Region. Compass is the real estate tech unicorn that's hiring a lot. Peter was formerly Director of Uber for Business and Director of Games and Mobile Apps at Facebook.


ABOUT US 

brunchwork is a community for ambitious professionals. Every week, we host brunches and dinners with industry experts across the country. We send a Sunday newsletter with career recommendations and insights, from the experts.

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User Adoption Expedition: Camp San Francisco
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

User Adoption Expedition: Camp San Francisco

  • 981 Mission Street San Francisco USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The next stop of the User Adoption Expedition takes place in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 16th at 6:00pm! Join UserIQ and some of San Francisco's top SaaS professionals as we help you embark on this journey to conquering user adoption.

This will be a night of food, drinks and networking led by panelists Ryan DeForest, Head of User Success at Gong.io, Jamie Domenici, Global Senior Vice President Customer Adoption, Marketing and Business Development at Salesforce, Brian Kaminski, Chief Customer Officer at Conversica and Subha Shetty, VP of Product & User Experience at Zenfolio.

We'll be discussing how to build, measure and execute a successful user adoption program. You'll learn tips for aligning your organization to ensure users have a voice starting in onboarding and how to set yourself and your users up for success throughout the customer journey.

The User Adoption Expedition is for anyone interested in increasing customer retention and revenue while reducing churn.

Interested in learning more about user adoption? Join the User Adoption Community on LinkedIn to chat with other SaaS professionals about adoption, onboarding, customer success and more!

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Cleantech Steps Up to Take Back The House
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Cleantech Steps Up to Take Back The House

Please join: Andrew Beebe, Maureen Blanc, Al Davies, Frank DeRosa, Jim Eisen, Nick Josefowitz, Derek Kirkland, Bill Kissinger, Nicole Lederer, Dayne Myers, Danielle Oliveto, Dan Shugar, Jerome Simon, Peter Weiner, Howard Wenger, Greg & Jane Widroe, Mason & Wendy Willrich, Cleantech Party, and the NRDC Action Fund PAC... host committee in formation.

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TaiwanRocksSF Demo Day
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

TaiwanRocksSF Demo Day

Taiwan Startup Stadium and Covo are proud to present:

#TaiwanRocksSF Demo Day 2018!

On Saturday, September 8 from 2pm-4pm, head down to Covo co-working space to check out 8 awesome Taiwanese startups and how they’re disrupting everything from waste management to unmanned aerial vehicles to cycling workouts.

Whether you’re an investor, tech enthusiast, or just a curious observer, join us to get to know the latest tech trends in Taiwan and network with like-minded individuals.

See you on September 8th! #TaiwanRocksSF

***note: First 30 people to arrive at the venue will receive free drink tickets.

 

Agenda

13:30-14:00 | Registration

14:00-14:15 | Opening & TSS Intro

14:15-14:45 | Startup Pitch

14:45-16:00 | Networking

16:00-16:30 | Closing

 

TAIWAN STARTUPS

AetherAI is a comprehensive web platform using AI-powered histopathology image analysis and deep learning training to create a deployment pipeline

Dipp is a smart SaaS platform that automates the creation of marketing creative across all digital channels.

Digital Twin creates a medically accurate virtual model of the human anatomy, allowing medical students and patients to explore their own bodies in VR for educational purposes

HackMD is a knowledge management tool integrated with Github for software developer teams providing real-time markdown rendering and blazing-fast collaboration

SkyREC helps in-store retailers better understand shopper behavior and optimizes their operations through its AI platform

Topology provides software and hardware solution for "UAV", currently providing environmental monitoring and telecommunication/security application.

TWO measures the real-time fill level of waste containers and sends the data to the cloud to optimize waste management

Velodash is a social cycling platform where you not only find routes and people to ride with but also connect to sensors to capture and visualize performance data

 

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Info Session: Dare to Detour - A Transformative 4-Day Women’s Retreat in Southwest Montana
Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

Info Session: Dare to Detour - A Transformative 4-Day Women’s Retreat in Southwest Montana

Find yourself off the beaten path.

Join Dare to Detour founder and host, Sheryl Ott, and come learn more about how you can actively reset, recharge and reconnect off the beaten path!  Dare to Detour is a women’s wilderness retreat daring you to take a detour from the endless cycle of the everyday to discover something new and reacquaint yourself with a part of you that you may have set aside.  It’s happening again this year at the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch in Southwest Montana, September 13 - 16, 2018. Both men and women are welcome to come learn about the revolutionary way of resetting! And why not? THE FIRST DRINK IS ON US!

Even better - the expired early bird rate for the retreat will be offered to all who attend the info session - a 16% savings! Fingers crossed you give yourself (or a woman you love) permission to pause and detour to Montana this fall!

"There is one thing all detours have in common: they are disruptive.  This is the beauty of detours. Beauty, you ask?  Yes!  By forcing you to step off your daily path, slow down, pause, consider, reframe and redirect, detours demand that you open yourself to possibility and to trust in a new direction, often revealing new and beautiful scenery along the way.  I believe that  the real beauty lies within as you accept the new path you find yourself on, perhaps shifting your perspective."

Learn more about how and why Sheryl started this project 

https://www.daretodetour.com/in-cahoots/2018/6/26/finding-the-beauty-in-detours

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Co-creation: An Emerging Pradigm
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Co-creation: An Emerging Pradigm

A conversation and activation with Jessica Kung Dreyfus
6-7pm Conversation
7-8pm Activation: Co-creating a space together

A new way of being is evolving, and while it is not mainstream yet, it will soon push out our current way of doing things and become the dominant set of practices. This emerging paradigm is a transformation of the existing story about creative processes. This new way of being - co-creation, co-working, and collaboration - is actively disrupting multiple creative industries; the ways in which things are designed, produced, and even the process of developing new ideas. The old image of the solitary genius with a light bulb over their head is becoming a thing of the past, and the processes of co-creation are forcing a shift in our contemporary culture. It is changing how art is being made, how companies are being structured, and how spaces are being built. 

You are invited to join a curated conversation and activation. In the activation we are going to tap into the pulse of co-creation and generate the foundational geometry that embodies the spirit of our contemporary landscape.

Limited to 20 spaces, please RSVP by FB messaging Jessica!

https://www.facebook.com/events/304579513625551/?active_tab=about

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