Tour: 30 September, 2016 @ 3pm - City of San Francisco Department of Technology

About the Organization

The City of San Francisco's Department of Technology manages all IT services for the city. The department has a staff of more than 200 and a budget of $100 million dollars per year. They also overseas expenditures of a quarter billion.

"[The Department of Technology] DT has received multiple awards including the 2015 CIO 100 Award and the 2014 Digital Counties Awards for its technology leadership and innovation. DT delivers mission critical services to approximately 28,000 employees and 805,235 citizens, ultimately designed to improve government services, the community, and the lives of the City’s residents and visitors. The core service areas include:

Technology Architecture & Security

Technology Service Delivery & Management

Client Services and Project Management Office

Public Safety Systems & Wiring

Administration, Policy & Governance

Public Communications"


The tour will take place at 3pm on Friday the 30th of September.  The tour will be conducted by Ashley Amajad (Deputy Director of Service Delivery), and Saul Melara (Chief Technologist & Architect).  They will take the students for a tour of the organization, and then for a question and answer session. The tour will conclude at about 4.00pm. Students are asked to prepare questions in advance (we suggest referring to the CIO's Twitter Feed to help prepare questions).


The Department of Technology is located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue (2nd Floor), in San Francisco. This location is accessible on public transport, with the trip taking about 38 minutes from LSI Berkley. Click here to see travel instructions.

The host company is expecting a small group of up to 6 students, as well as an instructor/guide from LSI. We advise students to bring at least 1 piece of photo ID, and to keep in mind that security is often a concern at sites such as this and to keep in mind that personal possessions may be subject to inspection.