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SOLD OUT: Hack Night @Bloomberg Tech Hub w/Charles Belle!


If you reserved tickets on Eventbrite or on this meet-up (before Sun afternoon) then you are good to go with attendance.

If you haven't gotten tickets or officially RSVP'd before, then we will see you next week at the social.


Please bring a photo ID to check in with security.


Join us for a night of inspiring presentations and collaboration on civic tech projects with SFTech4Good at the Bloomberg Tech Hub (140 New Montgomery St., 22nd Floor).

6:00 PM: Networking, Food, Beer & Wine (all evening) 
6:30 PM: Charles Belle from Startup Policy Lab rallies the group 
6:45 PM: 1 min pitches / lightning talks about Civic Hack projects (15 mins) 
7:00 PM: Civic Hack Night project collaborations in small groups (2-5 ppl each) 
8:30 PM: Wrap up 
9:00 PM: End of event


About Charles Belle (he's super awesome!!): 

Charles Belle is the Founder and CEO of Startup Policy Lab. Startup Policy Lab is a nonprofit think tank working at the intersection of law, technology, and policy. Charles engages in research around the interplay of government technology initiatives in support of building innovative communities. He has a particular fondness for studying the impact of Open Data in multiple contexts, such as privacy and procurement reform, but is intrigued by any regulatory issue that impacts the startup community.

In addition to Startup Policy Lab, Charles is an appointed public member of the City & County of San Francisco’s Committee on Information Technology, the entity that determines the policies and direction for San Francisco’s information technology community. He is a Non-Residential Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Internet & Society. He also serves as the global Policy Director for Hackers/Founders, the world’s largest community of hackers and founders, with over 200,000 members around the world.

Prior to Startup Policy Lab, Charles was the Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation Law. He served as the lead researcher for Code for America’s procurement reform project and is a grantee of a Sunlight Foundation OpenGov grant to make municipal procurement laws more understandable, accessible, and transparent. Charles has an AB and AM from the University of Chicago and a JD from UC Hastings.

About the Bloomberg West Coast Technology Hub: 
In May 2015, Bloomberg opened its first west coast tech hub in San Francisco located in the landmark art deco PacBell Building at 140 New Montgomery Street. Bloomberg’s unique technology has transformed financial decision-making and brought transparency to global financial markets. The new tech hub will expand and evolve the company’s technological footprint, while attracting top engineering talent in the Bay Area.

Don't forget to RSVP on Eventbrite here! 


Details on Format:  If you're new please read through the list of current projects on our website. Project organizers will pitch their project (or new ones) for 1 minute max - up to 15 projects. 

Opportunities for everyone, especially if you don't know how to code! Join a project team during the breakout session to: 

• Contribute to the betterment of San Francisco

• Build your own portfolio of work or work on someone else's cool project 

• Meet new (and different!) people


For more info:

• Website and current project info:

• GitHub:

• Discussions: join our Slack (more populated), IRC Freenode channel (#sfbrigade, #codeforamerica)

6:00 PM, Wednesday, November 11, 2015