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A Funny Video About The Tech Industry Finally Giving Back to San Francisco

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The funny video below launched today to promote One City, “an initiative bringing together San Francisco’s technology companies and its residents to find common solutions to issues facing our​ ​community”. It was made by Portal A and is filled with the Bay Area’s top political, tech, business, sports and entertainment personalities, including Biz Stone, Mayor Ed Lee, Warrior Forward Harrison Barnes, Joe Montana, MC Hammer, and me! I was also asked to consult on it.

As you can see it takes a really funny look at all the overhyped launches that happen in the world of tech each year. The goal is to raise awareness for Circle the Schools, an initiative where tech companies basically adopt schools to help make them better.

I really love the idea of tech companies taking an active role in actually making the world a better place, instead of just talking about it. One thing to note though is that One City is a part of SF.Citi, an organization put together by Ron Conway, a political heavy hitter and major VC cat who is one of the major forces behind helping SF become a tech playground for the rich. An anonymous source who works for SF.Citi told me that at TechCrunch Disrupt, SF.Citi’s main objective was to sign up “techies” to vote so that they could help push Ron Conway’s political agenda. 

Regardless, I’m looking forward to tech companies putting their money where their mouths are and helping out SF City Schools. We all know they desperately need it.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

2 Comments

  1. Aaron
    September 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Taxes would work better.

  2. Brad Phillips
    October 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Conway is a Republican turing SF into a conservative $ driven playground. Portal A is known as a Republican outfit. If you were paid to consult on this and you accepted I have no respect for you.