FWDMonthly - (Re)imagining Communities with Technology


When

February 10, 2015 at 7pm

Where

RocketSpace
225 Bush St
12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Contact

Adrian Ferrari

Agenda:

7:00-7:30 Open Networking

7:30-8:00 Monthly Speaker | (Re)imagining Communities with Technology

Hear James Richards discuss how tech is reshaping and reimagining our understanding of community, where sharing services and resources is key to the success of our local economies.

James is a Columbia Law graduate who founded Teleborder, a service to facilitate employee immigration for companies and has raised more than $3 million in VC funding from the likes of Khosla and Y Combinator. The company is currently approaching a $1 million revenue run rate. James passed the New York Bar Exam at age 20 and worked, before San Francisco, as a corporate lawyer.

8:00-8:45 Breakout Sessions | The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and The Co-Founders Project

Convene Project Teams and tackle challenges using your skill set.

8:45-9:00 Open Networking

From San Francisco to Austin, Miami to New York, FWD.us has enlisted thousands from our community to roll up our sleeves, get engaged, and communicate to lawmakers the urgent need for immigration reform. Despite the overwhelming public support for commonsense solutions, Congress has refused to act, so we at FWD.us are renewing our commitment to improve the political process by rallying the tech community to the cause.

To do this, each FWD.us regional chapter will launch three projects this fall: The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and TheCo-Founders Project. We are committing our resources to these local chapters, which will serve as accelerators for political advocacy.

  • The Democracy Project: A team of innovators focused on developing new and creative strategies to engage in advocacy.

  • The 2.0 Project: A team of problem solvers and strategists who want to use their specialized skills to shape the national narrative on critical political issues.

  • The Co-Founders Project: A team of donors and volunteers who drive our quarterly ThinkFWD events that provoke discussion at the critical intersection of politics and technology.

Join any of these teams. Chapters will be the central home for everything we do in tech and politics, so visit our FWDMonthlies to join your local chapter’s expansion and renew your commitment to tech-driven political reform.

Check out our FWDMonthly Relaunch pamphlet here.

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