It’s been a great week in Oakland Tech. Make this week even better by visiting a few of these events and meet others dedicated to making Oakland a sustainable, equitable tech hub.

Sunday, March 9

3D Scanning and 3D Printing: Demo, Lecture and Q&A Session:

See a Live DEMO within the 1 hour talk about why 3D Scanning is important to 3D Printing and what you can do with it! * 3D Scanning allows you to make a fast copy of a physical object, compared to hand CAD file generation. The second hour will be mingling, refreshments and networking.

Monday, March 10

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum: The Pocket-Sized Platform Shift Featuring Michael Sippey, Former VP of Product at Twitter:

The consumer tech landscape has shifted dramatically over the past three years, from the desktop web to mobile apps. The Wild West of the open web has evolved into an connected set of platforms that are shaping how digital businesses are built. Entrepreneurs need to understand how the mobile ecosystem is evolving, and how platform players like Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter are shaping how you’ll develop, distribute, market and monetize your product. Michael Sippey, former Vice President of Product at Twitter, will give an overview of this pocket-sized platform shift, and what it means for today’s entrepreneurs.

Hack Night/Crafting Night—Decolonize Technology!:

Come and hack with us, or ask questions about programming, or hang out. In addition to being masters of technology, they are also very nice people. Please bring a laptop if you can, or you can share with someone there.

Tuesday, March 11

Monthly MS-Access Users’ Group Meetup:

Bring a database example to share with us, whether it’s a problem that you’d like us to all try to solve together, or a clever programming technique that you’d like to show us. If we have time left over, we’ll also spend some time keeping each other up to date on the latest trends and technologies in the Access world.

Civic Hack Night:

Our weekly civic hack sessions inside City Hall. Brigade members and others interested in civic hacking welcome. We provide space, wifi, great peeps, beverages and pizza.

Wednesday, March 12

Wednesday is for WordPress Beginners:

This group is for beginners, and focuses on WordPress.com, editing content, setting up your image galleries, and generally getting to know WordPress.

 Thursday, March 13

WordPress and SEO with Yoast:

Optimize your site for Search Engines with one of the best free WordPress Plugins. WordPress SEO by Yoast makes it easier for you to put the right content on your site for Seach Engine Optimization (SEO) and humans.

Innovate Berkeley: Sustainable Economic Development:

Innovate Berkeley East Bay Social and Civic Innovation Leader Dinners are informal monthly gatherings for Impact Hub members and East Bay thought leaders to share ideas about how Berkeley and other East Bay communities can realize their potential as hubs of entrepreneurial activity. Innovate Berkeley is a community grounded on principles of civic engagement, sustainable cities development, and social and environmental innovation.

JS Study Group:

The study group is co-ed, all levels and informal. Bring what you’re working on for a dedicated three-hour code dive.

Friday, March 14

Oak Luck Media:

An Oakland Potluck for Media Makers. We meet on the Second Friday of each month to share food and media. Each attendee should bring a dish and a media clip or image that they want to share and discuss. You can bring your own work or something that inspires you.

Mills Conference on Social Enterprise: “Achieving Social Impact: To Scale or Not to Scale?”:

A daylong event exploring the dilemma of whether to scale or not to scale, which will eventually confront every organization seeking social impact in the for-profit, hybrid, nonprofit, or public sectors. Bringing together diverse perspectives and experiences, the annual conference will explore strategies for maximizing impact while considering questions of breadth, depth, reach, and size of organizations and their offerings.

Saturday, March 15

InfoCamp Berkeley 2014:

InfoCamp is an unconference-style event that encourages collaboration, innovation, and community. There are no pre-determined sessions. Past session topics have included user experience, data science, information architecture, interaction design, informatics, electronic books, user research, and more.

What the tech is going on? With Jason Sellers:

A unique technology series for K12 teachers hosted by the Bay Area Writing Project in partnership with UC Berkeley. All sessions will focus on deepening writing instruction through the use of technology in order to meet the Common Core writing standards.

Saturday WordPress Support Group:

Bring your questions and issues with WordPress to our popular meetup. We will address as many as possible in 90 minutes. Beginners are welcome, as are more advanced WordPress designers and developers.

Online Business Builders Meet and Greet:

Network, share ideas, and just hang out with bloggers, podcasters, and all kinds of entrepreneurs. There’s no better place to be than in the SF Bay for starting an online business.

Got an event you want to promote?  We want to help!  Send events–at least a week ahead of time preferred–to lwoak@oaklandlocal.com–and we’ll share them.

Image from Oakland Wiki editing hackathon: http://oaklandwiki.org/2013-02-23_Open_Data_Day?&redirected_from=open%20data%20day%20oakland