• Tue
    14
    Jan
    2014
    7:00 pm6080 Center Drive, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    The Cucumber Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers (Pragmatic Programmers) by Matt Wynne and Aslak Hellesoy

    Click here for more information about this event. 

  • Wed
    15
    Jan
    2014
    7:00 pmCross Campus: 820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA

    MoSQL is an experimental distributed storage engine for MySQL variants developed at the University of Lugano in the Swiss canton of Ticino. Its key features are ACID-compliant, serializable transactions and elastic storage: MySQL and storage nodes can be added and removed from a running system on the fly. It offers near-linear scalability with additional nodes up to at least 16, with a reasonable performance penalty versus MySQL cluster which offers far weaker guarantees and does not provide elasticity. Click here for more information about this event.

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2014
    7:00 pm6080 Center Drive, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    The Cucumber Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers (Pragmatic Programmers) by Matt Wynne and Aslak Hellesoy

    Click here for more information about this event. 

  • Mon
    27
    Jan
    2014
    Tue
    28
    Jan
    2014
  • Mon
    27
    Jan
    2014
    Tue
    28
    Jan
    2014

    Join OWASP Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and the Bay Area as we join forces to host AppSec California!

    https://www.cvent.com/events/Register/Waitlist.aspx

  • Tue
    28
    Jan
    2014
    7:00 pm6080 Center Drive, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    The Cucumber Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers (Pragmatic Programmers) by Matt Wynne and Aslak Hellesoy

    Click here for more information about this event. 

  • Thu
    30
    Jan
    2014
    UCLA

    This month's JSLA will be Thursday January 30th hosted at UCLA and sponsored by EdgeCast and Dollar Shave Club.

    Please RSVP if you plan on attending so we know how much food and drink to get: http://js.

  • Tue
    11
    Feb
    2014
    7:00 pm6080 Center Drive, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    The Cucumber Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers (Pragmatic Programmers) by Matt Wynne and Aslak Hellesoy

    Click here for more information about this event. 

  • Fri
    21
    Feb
    2014

    LA DevOps announced the schedule for DevOps Day LA at SCaLE 12x on Friday February 21st, you can view it online here: http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale12x/devops-day-la

  • Tue
    25
    Feb
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM12181 Bluff Creek DR. 4TH Floor, Playa Vista, CA

    Please join LAC++ for the first discussion of all things C++ in 2014.  Chris Smith will talk about Template Argument Deduction.  Please RSVP by Monday, 2/24 so that they can order enough pizza.

    Agenda:

      Meet & Greet 7:00 - 7:15

      Presentation   7:15 - 8:15

      Food                  8:15 - 8:45

      Feedback & Suggestions   8:45 - 9:00

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Cpp/events/163636002/?a=md1_grp&rv=md1&_af_eid=163636002&_af=event 

  • Wed
    26
    Feb
    2014
    7:00 pm6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    LinuxLA is doing a Meetup right here at Q Headquarters and the topic is: "Can Zabbix help your monitoring needs?" Check out the Meetup here to attend.  http://www.meetup.com/LinuxLA/events/161961482/

    SCHEDULE:

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments 
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A 
    8:30 - 9:00 Raffle/Networking

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. 

    RAFFLE:

    We will have some raffle items to give away! Bring a business card to drop in the bowl.

    PARKING:

    Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $2. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY/ELEVATOR:

    There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 925

  • Mon
    03
    Mar
    2014
    6:30 pmBLANKSPACES 5405 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Topic:  Obama, JQuery, & ASP.NET SignalR: Getting Started with the Real-Time Web

    Summary:  This session is intended for the everyday developer who is interested in a more traditional implementation of the (non-game-related) Real-Time Web. While primarily an introduction to ASP.NET SignalR, we will also be discussing some fundamental HTML 5/JavaScript concepts relevant to our sample application.

    If you are a typical web developer that spends most of your day working on business applications and would like to see what it would take to get started with the Real-Time Web and discuss where and when it’s applicable to your application, this session is for you. All skill levels are welcome – no gymnastics required.

    Location: BLANKSPACES is located at 5405 Wilshire Blvd. The building is on the corner of Wilshire and Cloverdale. The main entrance is on the Cloverdale side.

    Parking:  There is usually street parking available near BLANKSPACES, and also two public lots close by:  on Cloverdale, south of Wilshire and on Wilshire, east of Cloverdale

    Donation:  There will be a $5.00 donation ($10 for recruiters) at the door to cover food and drinks.

    http://www.meetup.com/LADOTNET/events/166768382/

  • Tue
    04
    Mar
    2014
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pmParsons Corp. 100 W Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91124

    The topic for this meeting is:

    Application Block Architecture

    All applications use core services such as logging, authentication and exception handling. Today, there are two common approaches to building application architecture to implement these common services: the provider model and dependency injection. In this session, you will learn the benefits and drawbacks of each of these approaches, which approach is suited to your environment and how you can implement these in your application.

    Have a look at their website below for more details! 

    http://www.lacsharp.org/Home/tabid/98/ctl/Details/Mid/523/ItemID/7995/Default.aspx

  • Tue
    04
    Mar
    2014
    6:30 pmQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    LA JUG is doing a Meetup right here at Q Headquarters and the topic is:

    "JPA with Hibernate" presented by Marco Villalobos

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    SCHEDULE: 6:30 - 7:00 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:00 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Networking

    ADDRESS:  
    6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $2. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    Have a look at their website for more information!

    http://www.lajug.org/

  • Tue
    04
    Mar
    2014
    6:30pm- 9:00pmCalance 7101 Village Dr Buena Park, CA 90621

    This meeting's topic is:

    Dependency Injection: A Practical Introduction

    We all want to build code that is maintainable and easily testable. Dependency Injection can help us get there. But what is Dependency Injection? The answers to the question seem to cause more confusion than help. We'll start with the basics to see what Dependency Injection is, why we want to use it, and how we can add it to our applications. Be prepared to spend a lot of time in code. After we have a good handle on the how all of the pieces fit together, we'll see how a DI container (such as Unity or Ninject) can make things even easier.

    Have a look at their website for more details!

    http://www.socaldotnet.org/Home/tabid/80/ctl/Details/Mid/524/ItemID/7888/Default.aspx

  • Thu
    06
    Mar
    2014
    7:00pm- 9:00pmQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    UUASC is doing a Meetup right here at Q Headquarters and the topic is:

    "Migrating to the Cloud without Re-Engineering Everything" presented by Eric Shalov 

    Moving your apps to the cloud means you can kiss server hardware goodbye, but you can still bring your favorite services with you, such as NFS and LDAP. 

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    SCHEDULE: 7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Networking

    ADDRESS:  
    6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $2. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    http://www.meetup.com/UUASC26/events/166445592/

  • Sat
    08
    Mar
    2014
    8:00 amBaxter Lecture Hall, Caltech

    Caltech is hosting a forum! The topic for the forum is:

    "Cybersecurity, Encryption, and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the business of Data Security”

    Schedule:

    Sign in / Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.  Program: 9:00 - 11:15 am

    Coffee & Networking with Speakers: 11:15 - 12:00 pm   

     

    Please visit their website for further details and tickets.

    http://entforum.caltech.edu/shop/?utm_source=Copy+of+Monday+March+3rd+-March+8th+Cybersecurity%2C+Encryption%2C+and+Entrepreneuri&utm_campaign=Cybersecurity&utm_medium=email

  • Mon
    10
    Mar
    2014
    7:00 pmMicrosoft Playa Vista Office 13031 W Jefferson Blvd, Suite 200 , Playa, CA 90094

     

    HTML5 Developers L.A. is doing a Meetup and the topics are:

    "Bring your computer and join Michael as he gives you a tour of a RTW ratings program."This is intended for the everyday developer who is interested in a more traditional implementation of the Real-Time Web (non-game-related). While primarily an introduction to ASP.NET SignalR, we will also be discussing some fundamental HTML 5/JavaScript concepts relevant to our sample application. If you are a typical web developer that spends most of your day working on business applications and would like to see what it would take to get started with the Real-Time Web and discuss where and when it’s applicable to your application, this session is for you. All skill levels are welcome – no gymnastics required.

    "Microsoft’s Cloud Platform for the Web Developer – Windows Azure"
    First, learn how easy it is to develop and deploy web sites to the cloud. Then we’ll take a look at another one of the many cool features of Azure called Azure Mobile Services. Azure Mobile Services is based on node.js and allows you to create a cloud based API with JavaScript and a cloud based database extremely easy for your Windows Phone, Windows Store, HTML/JS, Unity, iOS, and Android applications to use with about three lines of code. There is a free tier of usage suitable for most applications. Come and discover how extremely easily it is to get your app’s front end and backend running in the cloud.  

    ADDRESS:                                                                                                                                                             13031 W Jefferson Blvd, Suite 200                                                                                                          Playa, CA 90094

    PARKING: Parking is reduced to a max of $10 with validation. Please bring your parking stub into the event for validation.

    Please go to their website to RSVP! http://www.meetup.com/HTML5LA/events/162029852/

  • Wed
    12
    Mar
    2014
    6:30 PM to 9:00 PMFandango 12200 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

    LA .NET Developers Group is hosting a Meetup! The topic  for discussion will be "More Git and Github Secrets" led by Zach Holman. 

    Food and beverages will be provided. 

    ADDRESS:                                                                                                                                                            12200 West Olympic Boulevard                                                                                                                            Los Angeles, CA 90064

    PARKING: Street parking is available.

    Please RSVP through Eventbrite.com: http://bit.ly/1aK0tMY

  • Wed
    12
    Mar
    2014
    7:00 pmQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a jQuery LA Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Obama, JQuery, & ASP.NET SignalR. Getting Started with the Real-Time Web", a discussion led by Michael Ossou.

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $2. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: there is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/jQuery-LA/events/164690552/

  • Tue
    18
    Mar
    2014
    6:30 pmShopzilla 12200 Olympic Blvd 4th floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

    LAHUG is having a Meetup! The topic is "An overview of Hulu's data platform" by Prasan Samtani & Tristan Reid of Hulu

    Hulu viewers generate a tremendous amount of data: our users watch over 400 million videos and 2 billion advertisements a month. Processing and analyzing that data is critical to our business, whether it is for deciding what content to invest in in the future, or to convince external partners on the superiority of Hulu as an advertising platform. In this presentation we will provide an overview of our entire data platform, from collecting and storing the raw event data, to transforming it into a relational structure and performing analysis. We will describe how and for what purpose we use various technologies in the Hadoop ecosystem such as MapReduce, HBase and Hive. The key focus in the talk will be to describe how data flows through our pipeline, and how we have built a powerful toolchain, both on top of, and around Hadoop, to suit our business needs. We will also compare and contrast our methods with those we have seen adopted by other companies seeking to perform similar tasks

     Please visit their website below to RSVP and for more details! 

    http://www.meetup.com/LA-HUG/events/170562012/

  • Wed
    19
    Mar
    2014
    7:00 PM to 10:00 PMCorpinfo Services 2050 S Westgate Ave Los Angeles, CA 90025

    LA AWS UG is doing a Meetup and the topic is:

    "Cook Up Cloud Automation with Chef"

    SCHEDULE: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

    ADDRESS:  
    2050 S Westgate Ave 
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

    Have a look at their Meetup website to RSVP!

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-AWS-Users-Group/events/166319282/

  • Thu
    20
    Mar
    2014
    6:30 pmDirectTV 2230 East Imperial Highway, El Segundo, CA 90245

     Los Angeles HBase Users Users Group is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Apache HBase 0.98" presented by Andrew Purtell of Intel/Apache.

    As more organizations are faced with Big Data challenges, Apache HBase is increasingly found in roles formerly occupied by traditional data management solutions, gaining new users with new perspectives and requirements and challenges. Some of those users have a strong interest in security. This talk will introduce Apache HBase for the unfamiliar, and then discuss how the latest release, 0.98, helps meet those challenges. We will also discuss likely future directions for HBase on the road to version 1.0.

    Bio: Andrew is a long time Hadoop user (since 2007) and HBase committer and PMC (since 2008), currently a Principal Architect in Intel's Big Data Research and Development team leading HBase development efforts there.

    ADDRESS:  
    Kilroy Airport Center building  
    2230 East Imperial Hwy (AKA "LA5”)  
    El Segundo, CA 90245

    DIRECTIONS:                                                                                                                                                                     Located between Aviation and Sepulveda Blvd, off of Imperial Hwy. You turn south on Kilroy Center Drive into the complex and you will see visitor parking structure on your right (P-1 AKA R-9 structure). If you require further assistance, we recommend using Mapquest or Yahoo maps (Google Maps directs visitors to the wrong location.)

    PARKING:                                                                                                                                                                             Drive to visitor’s parking (P-1 AKA R-9 structure), press the intercom button to request parking access. Advise security that you are a DTV visitor to attend Hbase event, provide your name and who you are here to see. Take the elevator to ground level. Cross the street and enter the building directly in front of you. Once you've entered 2230 please advise the guard that you are here to see Bala Esakkinathan. Please arrive early to check-in with security for a guest badge.

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below as places are limited.

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-HBase-User-group/events/169526272/

  • Thu
    20
    Mar
    2014
    7:00 pmCars.com 701 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA

    SoCal Piggies (Python Users Group) is having a Meetup! The talks being presented are:

    Character encoding and Unicode in Python: How to (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ with dignity by Esther Nam and Travis Fischer                                                                                                            Password Security with Python: From Zero to Hero by Randal Degges            

    Pycon, the time of great fun and rejoicing is here. To prepare, I invite all of you from LA area who are giving talks to come and practice. And the rest of us will get a sneak peak. You can help the presenters shape that talk. (Are you going to talk at PyCon? Come join us)

    Venue, Beer, food that is specifically not pizza, will be catered by Cars.com 

    Please visit their website below to RSVP and for more details!

    http://www.meetup.com/socalpython/events/171003842/

  • Tue
    25
    Mar
    2014
    7:00 pmFactual Inc. 1999 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067

    LAPHP is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Meet Sellvana - The New Open Source PHP eCommerce Platform that's shaking up the development world!", a presentation by Boris Gurvich, Founder of Sellvana.

    Sellvana is based on a light, yet powerful open source PHP framework dubbed Fulleron which is optimized for speed, simplicity and true flexibility. Sellvana’s architectural simplicity removes common development roadblocks and frustrations to focus on what you do best: enjoy coding and delivering solutions for your clients without compromises.

    Boris will personally demo the advantages of Sellvana and the Fulleron framework. He will also briefly review the current trends in the PHP development world that are resulting in some cases to over-engineered, slow and cumbersome platforms and solutions.  Finally, he will discuss how Sellvana is solving these issues.

    Sellvana is providing food and beverages.

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                                                           7:00 PM - Meet, Greet & Eat

    7:30 PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

    ADDRESS:  Factual has moved to the SunAmerica Center, next to the Westfield Century City mall on the south east side. It's the only building with big "SunAmerica" sign on top. Their new address is:                                                                                      1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor                                                                                                                                      Century City, CA 90067

    PARKING:                                                                                                                                                                             The best place for attendees to park is at the Westfield Century City Mall.  Please note that they no longer offer free parking for the first 3 hours.  Parking rates are as follows:                  

    •0 to 3 hours: $1.00 per hour                                                                                                                                                •3 to 5 hours: $1.00 every 15 minutes                                                                                                                                 •5 hours or more: $24.00                                                                                                                                                  •Daily Maximum: $24.00

    SECURITY: When you arrive, please tell the guards you are here for the"Meetup at Factual". 

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/laphpdev/events/169894082/

     

  • Wed
    26
    Mar
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Big Data Users Group is having their first Meetup! The first meetup will be a BOF sessions with 3 talks:

    Intro to Big Data by Dan Gutierrez 
    Intro to Data Science by Szilard Pafka 
    Intro to Hadoop by Subash DSouza

    This will be a great event in a series of meetups whose focus will be to promote and help others navigate the world of Big Data.

    ADDRESS:  
    1558 10th Street 
    Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    Go to their website to RSVP!

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Big-Data-Users-Group/events/166928782/

  • Tue
    01
    Apr
    2014
    6:30 pmAdconion Media Group 3301 Exposition Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    LA RUG is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Extending the R language to the enterprise with TERR & Spotfire" presented by Lou Bajuk-Yorgan. 

    While R has provided tremendous benefits to statisticians, it often faces barriers to acceptance in the enterprise software world. TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) helps overcome these barriers, by enabling R users to leverage their scripts on an enterprise-friendly platform. I'll show how TERR enables the R language in interactive Spotfire visualizations and real-time, event-driven applications. 

    ADDRESS:   
     Adconion Media Group                                                                                                                                                  3301 Exposition Blvd                                                                                                                                                        Santa Monica, CA 90404

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

    6:15pm pizza arrives and networking                                                                                                                                     7:00pm talks starts promptly

    Please arrive by 6:55pm the latest.

     

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below as places are limited.

    http://www.meetup.com/LA-RUG/events/163763132/

  • Tue
    01
    Apr
    2014
    6:30 PM to 9:00 PMQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a LAJUG Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "API Security: Securing Digital Channels and Mobile Apps Against Hacks", a presentation by Sachin Agarwal.

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    SCHEDULE: 6:30 - 7:00 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:00 - 8:00 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:00 - 9:00 Networking

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $2. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Java-User-Group/events/172932532/

  • Wed
    02
    Apr
    2014
    6:30 PM to 9:30 PMBrighter Collective 12115 West Bluff Creek Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094

    UXPALA is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Demystifying the UX Team: Who are the players? "

    Almost every company, be it a UX/UI firm or any industry that has a UX team - all seem to have different team structures and working methods. UX/UI/Usability is a relatively new field, so we’re getting 5 UX Directors and Managers together from various companies to form a panel and answer UXPALA's questions and yours.

    ADDRESS:  
    Brighter Collective                                                                                                                                                                                 12115 West Bluff Creek Drive 
    Los Angeles, CA 90094

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                                                                               6:30-7:00 pm — Networking  
    7:00-7:30 pm — Community and Business  
    7:30-7:45 pm — Intro of event and panel  
    7:45-8:45 pm —10 minutes presentations per panel member  
    8:45-9:00 pm —15 minute moderated Q&A  
    9:00-9:30 pm — 30 minute General Q&A 

     

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/UXPALA/events/166046062/

  • Wed
    02
    Apr
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a QA/LA Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Ticket Tracking Systems", a round-table discussion led by Aldo Marinero.

    ·  JIRA workflows, customizations, plugins and usage                                                                                 ·  What other tracking systems others use and their benefits etc. 

    Please come with ideas and be ready to have a round-table discussion. Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    SCHEDULE: 7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Networking

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $2. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: there is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/QALAGroup/events/166958462/

  • Thu
    03
    Apr
    2014
    7:00 pmQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a UUASC Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Illumos: Past, Present, and Future" presented by Garret D'Amore.

    Garret D'Amore is the founder and technical lead of the Illumos Project, a fully open community project to develop a reliable and scalable operating system that began as a fork of the OpenSolaris operating system, returns to UUASC to give an update to his January 2011 presentation. Since that time various distributions are now based on Illumos, including an OmniOS image available on Amazon Web Services. Joyent has ported KVM to their SmartOS distribution and Illumos provides the upstream source code base for the OpenZFS project which brings together developer from Linux, FreeBSD, and OSX.

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/UUASC26/events/167254562/

  • Mon
    07
    Apr
    2014
    6:30 pmBLANKSPACES 5405 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    LADOTNET is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Top Bugs To Avoid in C#" presented by Eric Lippert.

    In this session we’ll explore the most common defects in C# code and steps developers can take to find and fix them within Visual Studio or as part of a centralized build. We’ll examine resource leaks, guarded by violations and more in popular open source C# projects. We’ll discuss best practices implementing static analysis within your development process without slowing teams down or getting in the way. 

    ADDRESS:  
    BLANKSPACES                                                                                                                                                                                             5405 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    BLANKSPACES is located at 5405 Wilshire Blvd. The building is on the corner of Wilshire and Cloverdale. The main entrance is on the Cloverdale side.

    Parking:                                                                                                                                                                                                      There is usually street parking available near BLANKSPACES, and also two public lots close by:  on Cloverdale, south of Wilshire and on Wilshire, east of Cloverdale

    Donation:                                                                                                                                                                                              There will be a $5.00 donation ($10 for recruiters) at the door to cover food and drinks.

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/LADOTNET/events/170511042/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=170511042&_af=event

  • Tue
    08
    Apr
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMSymantec Corporation 900 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

    LinuxLA is doing a Meetup, and the topic is:

    "Virtualization Automation" with speaker Sean Kennedy.

    In order to reduce the time to QA the product while retaining the same or higher quality, we have come up with several initiatives that reduce the turnaround time on defects - as well as reduce the dreaded “Cannot reproduce” results from development.  These involve having automated means to create virtual machines, perform some actions, and automatically tearing them down when no longer needed.  We use the VIM API provided by VMWare as well as vCenter for sharing images and easy access to ESX servers.

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                                                                              7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Raffle/Networking

    ADDRESS:  
    Symantec Corporation 900 Corporate Pointe                                                                                                                             Culver City, CA 90230                                                            

    RAFFLE:                                                                                                                                                                                                       We will have some raffle items to give away! Bring a business card to drop in the bowl.

    PARKING/HOW TO FIND US:                                                                                                                                                                  900 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230 is the actual address and the parking garage is very easy to see/find on our property.  Guests will have their parking validated by  a guard that will be present in the main lobby of building 900.  The event will take place in the cafeteria which is in building 900 and down the stairs behind the main reception area. 

    Please visit the MeetUp website below to RSVP.

    http://www.meetup.com/LinuxLA/events/172403082/

  • Wed
    09
    Apr
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Machine is doing a Meetup, and the topic is:

    "Data Science @ Netflix" with speaker Douglas Twisselmann 

    The Netflix content team in Beverly Hills is tasked with the challenge of licensing/purchasing/developing the best TV and movies for its 44 million users in 41 countries. This talk will cover an overview of what the content data science teams do for the organization towards the goals of identifying characteristics of an “ideal” content library, predicting demand for titles that Netflix does not have, determining the customer impact of adding or losing sets of content, and helping to identify the next original series. In addition, we'll cover some data and techniques one might use in demand prediction. 

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                                                                          6:00pm food/drinks and networking                                                                                                                                                          7:00 Presentation/Q&A         

    Please arrive NO LATER than 6:55pm as the presentation begins at 7pm sharp.

    ADDRESS:  
    Cross Campus 1558 10th Street                                                                                                                                                       Santa Monica, CA 90401

    PARKING: Cross Campus ( http://www.crosscamp.us/ ) will kindly host this meetup. There is no parking provided. 

    Please visit the MeetUp website below to RSVP as places are limited.

    http://www.meetup.com/LA-Machine-Learning/events/165175132/

  • Wed
    09
    Apr
    2014
    7:00 pmOpenX 888 E Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA, 91101

    They are streaming the "Data Science @Netflix" event of the Data Science Track of the Machine Learning meetup. The (live) streaming event will be at OpenX in Pasadena, more convenient for some, and also an opportunity to attend for those on the waiting list. OpenX has a great setup and will stream audio, video of the speaker on one screen, and image of the speaker's laptop (slides, demos) on another screen.

    You will need to RSVP if you want to attend the streaming event in Pasadena and once you get in here, please give away your spot in Santa Monica. The live event takes place at Cross Campus in Santa Monica http://www.meetup.com/LA-Machine-Learning/events/165175132/ and as of now there are 200+ people on the waiting list.

    "Data Science @ Netflix" with speaker Douglas Twisselmann 

    The Netflix content team in Beverly Hills is tasked with the challenge of licensing/purchasing/developing the best TV and movies for its 44 million users in 41 countries. This talk will cover an overview of what the content data science teams do for the organization towards the goals of identifying characteristics of an “ideal” content library, predicting demand for titles that Netflix does not have, determining the customer impact of adding or losing sets of content, and helping to identify the next original series. In addition, we'll cover some data and techniques one might use in demand prediction. 

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                                                                          6:00pm food/drinks and networking                                                                                                                                                          7:00 Presentation/Q&A         

    Please arrive NO LATER than 6:55pm as the presentation begins at 7pm sharp.

    ADDRESS:  
    OpenX 888 E Walnut Street                                                                                                                                                       Pasadena, CA 91101

    PARKING: There is no parking provided. 

    Please visit the MeetUp website below to RSVP as places are limited.

    http://www.meetup.com/LA-RUG/events/174850892/

     

  • Wed
    16
    Apr
    2014
    11:30 AM to 1:45 PM Taix French Country Restaurant 1911 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

    ISSA is doing their Monthly Member Meetin, and the topic is "Hacking Information Security Management" with speaker Mikhael Felker, who is Director of Security & Compliance at ReachLocal.

    Using anecdotal evidence from security projects ranging from security awareness to PCI compliance, the goal is to share techniques that lead to high levels of success for security initiatives. This frequently starts with building your business case and communicating it's value to company leadership. A number of techniques will be discussed regarding vendor management, such as who to partner with, and how to evaluate vendor offerings. Finally, the human element - how to work with your peers in Product, Legal, HR, Marketing, Finance, Audit and others to achieve your goals.             

    ADDRESS:                                                                                                                                                                                                     Taix French Country Restaurant                                                                                                                                                                 1911 Sunset Blvd                                                                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles, CA 90026

    LUNCH MENU OPTIONS

    • Slow Roast Pork Loin   
    • Filet of Sole Meuniere  
    • Vegetarian Option (tbd)

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please register and find more about ISSA at the website below.

    Make Your Online Reservation NOW 

    http://www.issala.org/?utm_source=1st+Notice+for+April+16%2C+2014+Lunch+Meeting&utm_campaign=Apr2014+Mtg+1&utm_medium=email

  • Wed
    16
    Apr
    2014
    6:30 PM to 10:00 PMGeneral Assembly LA, 1520 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Music Tech Hackers group is having a Meetup! This meeting's topics will be presented by:

    1) Stephen Fahlsing - www.jamwithchrome.com

    2) Bobby Matson, Creator of the Leap Motion Drum Kit

    3) David Govea, "Building & Bending Noisy Circuits"

    4) Doktor Bob, "Arduino + littleBits Hacking"

    ADDRESS:   
    General Assembly LA                                                                                                                                                                                 1520 2nd Street                                                                                                                                                                                   Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

    6:30 - 7:00pm - Food, Drinks, and Mingling 
    7:00 - 8:00pm - Introductions / Demo Presentations 
    8:00 - 8:30pm - Idea Pitches >> Form Teams 
    8:30 - 10pm - Hack!

    Hackollaborations!

    Here's how Hackollaborations work:

    • Individuals do a 1-2 minute pitch to the group on an idea for a new project;

    • After all the pitches, everyone then gets to choose whatever idea/team they want to work on;

    • Teams begin working that same night on the idea(s), and continue to work on it for the next month (until the next meet up);

    • Present their progress at the next one!

     littleBits has generously donated 5 Synth Kits for our use/play/tinkering. They'll be available this Wednesday.

    Please RSVP at the website below!

    http://www.meetup.com/LA-Music-Tech-Hackers/events/172002942/

  • Wed
    16
    Apr
    2014
    7:00 pmFactual Inc. 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90067

    L.A. MongoDB User Group is having a Meetup!  This meeting's topic will be "Tooling Night- JSON Studio Demo" presented by Ron Bennatan.

    When you arrive, please tell the guards you are here for the "Meetup at Factual on the 35th Floor"

    ADDRESS:   
    Factual Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                           1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor                                                                                                                                                       Los Angeles, CA, 90067

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

    7:00PM - Meet, Greet & Eat                                                                                                                                                             7:30PM - Main Presentation                                                                                                                                                               Followed by Q&A

    PARKING: The best place for attendees to park is at the Westfield Century City Mall.  Please note that they no longer offer free parking for the first 3 hours.  Parking rates are as follows:

    •0 to 3 hours: $1.00 per hour                                                                                                                                                                    •3 to 5 hours: $1.00 every 15 minutes                                                                                                                                                     •5 hours or more: $24.00                                                                                                                                                                          •Daily Maximum: $24.00

    Please RSVP at the website below as places are limited.

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-MongoDB-User-Group/events/174572142/

  • Tue
    22
    Apr
    2014
    7:00 pmDemand Media 1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

    LAPHP is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "The Kohana Framework" presented by Simon Jia, Manager of Software Engineering at Demand Media. The talk will cover the following items: 

    - foundation of the Kohana Framework 
    - setting up the Framework and common gotchas 
    - how Cracked.com is currently using it 
    - how Cracked.com scaled based on Kohana Framework

    ADDRESS:   
    Demand Media                                                                                                                                                                                     1655 26th Street                                                                                                                                                                                   Santa Monica, CA, 90404

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

    7:00 PM Meet, Greet & Eat                                                                                                                                                                   7:30 PM Main Presentation                                                                                                                                                               Followed by Q&A

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/laphpdev/events/173216802/?a=me1_grp&rv=me1&_af_eid=173216802&_af=event

  • Tue
    29
    Apr
    2014
    7:00 pmMaxCDN 3575 Cahuenga Blvd W #350 Los Angeles, CA 90068

    LAPHP and LA Web Speed are having a joint Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Open Source CDNs" presented by MaxCDN’s Director of Developer Relations, Justin Dorfman. 

    "At MaxCDN we are committed to supporting Open Source software.  One way we give back is hosting a number of Open Source projects on our CDN.  I will talk the different projects we sponsor and how they have positively impacted our business."

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                                                                                      7:00 PM - Meet, Greet & Eat

    7:30 PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

    ADDRESS:                                                                                                                                                                                                      3575 Cahuenga Blvd W #350                                                                                                                                                              Los Angeles, CA 90068

    PARKING:                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please park in visitor parking, and turn your ticket into any MaxCDN Team Member. 

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/LAWebSpeed/events/174808092 

  • Thu
    01
    May
    2014
    7:00 pmQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    UUASC is doing a Meetup right here at Q Headquarters and the topic is:

    "FreeNetworks: to provide symmetric broadband to the 2/3 of unconnected U. S." presented by the cofounder and CTO of the Free Network Foundation, Charles Wyble.

    The discussion will include lessons learned, existing deployments ( overbuilding Google Fiber in KC/Austin), technology decisions and questions from the audience. The presentation will also cover the overall business model (FNF (ip owner), Nodal (for profit, neighborhood networking kit and professional services), gii (tier2/tier1 backbone connectivity). 

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    SCHEDULE: 6:30 - 7:00 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:00 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Networking

    ADDRESS:  
    6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    Please RSVP at the website below!

    http://www.meetup.com/UUASC26/events/175390532/

  • Tue
    13
    May
    2014
    12:30 pmeHarmony Inc. 2401 Colorado Ave Suite A200 (2nd Floor) Santa Monica, CA 90404

    LA Machine Learning is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Machine learning with Apache Mahout" presented by Ted Dunning.

    Machine learning at large scale is challenging, and the open source Apache Mahout project is a good way to tackle it. Plus, Mahout just got a lot better with release of the new 0.8 version on July 25, 2013. There are improvements throughout Mahout, but particularly strong additions in clustering and recommendation algorithms and in the excellent Mahout math library. Mahout is slimmer, faster and more effective. Mahout committer Ted Dunning (MapR) will talk about these updates to the opensource Apache Mahout project and then show how you can build a simple but powerful recommender using co-occurrence to determine preferences. It’s easier than you think, particularly with some tips and tricks that will be discussed. One of the best short cuts to practical and effective recommendation is to use search technology such as Solr for deploying the Mahout recommendation engine – find out more at the meet-up. 

    ADDRESS:   
    eHarmony Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                              2401 Colorado Ave Suite A200 (2nd Floor)                                                                                                                                        Santa Monica, CA, 90404

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

    12:00 arrival and lunch served 
    12:30 talk starts 
    13:30 end of Q&A      

    Please bring your tickets for validation, and RSVP at the website below!

    http://www.meetup.com/LA-Machine-Learning/events/174521312/

  • Tue
    13
    May
    2014
    6:30 pm HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a LA JUG Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Brief introduction to the new features of Java 8" presented by Ken Lai.

    Much has been said about Java 8 over the past few years, and it’s surely the biggest change to the language that we’ve seen in recent history. This interactive talk will review some of Java 8’s biggest and most important features.

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH                                                                           

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Java-User-Group/events/179274992/

  • Wed
    14
    May
    2014
    7:00 pmQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a jQuery LA Meetup! This meeting's topics will be "Storytelling with SVG and jQuery" presented by Lucas Allmon.  @lucaskallmon on Twitter

     We'll walk through some demos of using jQuery to create SVG and how to use jQuery to manipulate the properties of SVGs that are embedded in the page. We'll take a look at some simple animations, etc.

    "Javascript Across the Stack" presented by Temitope Sonuyi.

    Javascript's popularity has spilled all over the stack in recent years, and that can be an amazing thing for developers. A talk on Javascript on the front end, middle tier and backend of web and mobile application development.

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH                                                                           

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/jQuery-LA/events/169219852/

  • Thu
    15
    May
    2014
    6:30 pmQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a QA/LA Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Agile and Automation" presented by Nancy Heiss, Sr. QA Automation Expert. 

    Nancy will discuss overview of different aspects of automation. Please come with ideas and questions for a good discussion. 

    SCHEDULE: 6:30 - 7:15 Meet & Greet/Refreshments/Food 
    7:15 - 8:15 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:15 - 9:00 Networking

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH                                                                           

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/QALAGroup/events/178825592/

  • Thu
    15
    May
    2014
    7:00 pmYahoo! 2400 Broadway Ave, Bldg D, 1st floor., Santa Monica, CA 90494

    LAPHP is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic will be on Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

     On May 15, we invite you to participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities. Sommer Panage, the lead for Mobile Accessibility at Twitter, is flying in from SF Bay Area for this event!

    Sommer Panage's talk will cover the basics of creating accessible applications on iOS and Android. We will begin by discussing principles we employ to make the Twitter native clients accessible. We will then take a quick tour of and iOS and Android APIs that you will find useful for your own development. Finally, we will look at a couple issues we hit at Twitter when making such large-scale apps accessible and discuss how we dealt with them. 

    Joseph Karr O'Connor will discuss how WordPress powers nearly twenty percent of the world's websites, so improvements to accessibility have great impact. Joe will be talking about the process of making WordPress accessible with a small team of accessibility practitioners. 

    Yahoo! recently implemented closed caption on their video contents. Karen Chiu (UI designer at Yahoo! Media) would like to share her process working on the closed caption design with you. She’ll be going through principles of accessible design, challenge between designing and the regulations, technical issues, to sharing the results of user study. 

    SOCIAL MEDIA 

    Web: http://www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org  
    Twitter: @gbla11yday  
    Hashtag: #GAAD

    ADDRESS:   
    Yahoo!                                                                                                                                                                                                     2400 Broadway Ave, Bldg D, 1st floor                                                                                                                                                        Santa Monica, CA, 90404

     

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below as places are limited.

    http://www.meetup.com/laphpdev/events/181740882/

  • Fri
    16
    May
    2014
    7:30am - 6:00pmHilton L.A./Universal City 555 Universal Hollywood Dr Universal City, CA 91608

    The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association is having their 6th annual Information Security Summit! There will be over 40 speakers with experience across multiple industries, all of whom deal in Information Security.

     LOCATION: 

    Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City                                                                                                                                                               555 Universal Hollywood Dr                                                                                                                                                                 Universal City, CA 91608 

    A full itinerary in downloadable format can be found at http://summit.issala.org/schedule 

    Please register at the website below!

    http://summit.issala.org

  • Thu
    22
    May
    2014
    7:00 pmQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a LinuxLA Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Intro to Observium" presented by Omar Alva.

    Observium is a PHP/MySQL-based network monitoring system  which collects data from devices using SNMP and presents it via a web interface. Observium doesn't seek to totally replace other Open Source projects such as Nagios or Cacti, but rather to supplement them with greater understanding of certain devices and technologies. For this reason it's common to see Observium deployed alongside Nagios or Mon to provide alerting and Cacti to provide customized graphing of arbitrary metrics. Learn how you can use Observium to expand network visibility, streamline planning, and improve reliability. 

    SCHEDULE:

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Raffle/Networking

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup.  

    RAFFLE:

    We will have some raffle items to give away! Bring a business card to drop in the bowl. 

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH                                                                           

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/LinuxLA/events/181718772/

  • Thu
    22
    May
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PM MaxCDN, 3575 Cahuenga Blvd W #330 Los Angeles, CA 90068

    LAdobe and Los Angeles User Experience Meetup are having a Meetup!  The topic for this Meetup is "Infographics in Illustrator" presented by Jason Gilliard.

    For this session, we're going to focus on what is currently one of the most popular uses of graphic design, the infographic. While Infographics are nothing new, they have risen in popularity thanks to blogging and also social media sites. In this session, Jason Gilliard, who is on the board of the Los Angeles User Experience Meetup, will show to how to create these fancy infographics for your clients using Adobe's Illustrator and other tools. 

    FOOD:

    Food will be there courtesy of MaxCDN and IPS All-Natural Egg White Chips. 

    ADDRESS:                                                                                                                                                                                                    MaxCDN, 3575 Cahuenga Blvd W #330                                                                                                                                              Los Angeles, CA 90068  

    CONTEST:

    The evening will wrap up with the finals of the annual Photoshop Idol competition, where someone will be crowned the next great designer in Los Angeles and will produce the logo for their next Sidekick event during Adobe's MAX conference in October. The winner will receive a prize package including an Astute Graphics plugin, a series of book titles from O'Reilly and a year of Adobe Creative Cloud.                                                                     

    PARKING: Parking is available in their parking garage and MaxCDN will validate parking for all attendees. 

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

     http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladobe-infographics-in-illustrator-tickets-11485460321

    @JASONGILLARD @LADOBE @LAUXMEETUP @FINDUXEVENTS

  • Tue
    27
    May
    2014
    6:30 pmInMotion Hosting 6100 Center Dr #1190, Los Angeles, CA

    South Bay Mobile Users Group is having a Meetup! The topic for this event is "The How's and Why's of MongoDB" presented by Troy Miles. Troy Miles is a senior software engineer at Kelley Blue book and a mobile web application developer.

    MongoDB is a scalable, high-performance, document-oriented schemaless database.  It is one of the new open source databases that focus on the ideas of the NoSQL (Not Only SQL) approach. This database is employed to handle documents in a free schema design that gives the developer great flexibility to store and use data.

    In this talk Senior Software Engineer, Troy Miles introduces you to MongoDB. You will get a quick tour of its use so you will understand where it's most applicable.

    Troy will demostrate how to install and configure MongoDB on a Mac and Windows operating system, and you will learn how to use the Mongo built-in JavaScript shell.  You will be shown how to perform queries, add information, and perform modifications.  You will also learn about MongoDB database management.  By the end of the evening, you will have an understanding of how to use the tools available to you in MongoDB.

    If you are currently using MongoDB or in the process of learning and have questions, this is the perfect opportunity to get them answered by a professional!

    ADDRESS:  
    InMotion Hosting 6100 Center Drive Suite 1190  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045        

    FOOD:                                                                                                                                                                                                        Free food and drink will be provided by InMotion Hosting                                                      

    PARKING:                                                                                                                                                                                                 6100 Center Drive is the Pepperdine University building.  Parking is available for $3.00 accross the street to the east at the Promonade at Howard Hughes Center. Inmotion Hosting is on the 11th floor of the Pepperdine Building.

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below. 

    http://www.meetup.com/South-Bay-Mobile-User-Group/events/180880762/

     

  • Wed
    28
    May
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Machine Learning is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Data Science @ Activision" presented by Arthur Von Eschen and Mae Coughlin.

    Activision, publisher of Call of Duty, has multiple analytic teams. This talk will provide an overview of data science at Activision and provide some additional detail on two of their analytic groups: the Game Analytics Team and the Marketing & Advanced Analytics Team.

     Cross Campus will kindly host this meetup. Activision will kindly sponsor/provide the food and drinks.

    ADDRESS:   
    Cross Campus                                                                                                                                                                                                             1558 10th Street                                                                                                                                                                                                   Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

    6:15pm pizza arrives and networking                                                                                                                                                          7:00pm talks starts promptly

    Please arrive by 6:55pm the latest.

    PARKING: None is provided

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below as places are limited.

    http://www.meetup.com/LA-Machine-Learning/events/170711982/

  • Thu
    29
    May
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    Cross Campus is hosting a LA AWS Users Group Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "A Deep Dive on Amazon Kinesis for Real-time Stream Processing" presented by Eric Heikkila. 

    Eric Heikkila will be in town from Seattle to host this Meetup to provide an overview of Kinesis, the problems it can help you to solve, the architecture of Kinesis and how it can be applied to common use cases. Integration with our Hadoop/EMR platform will be discussed as well as our latest support for Impala. Please join us for an open and lively discussion on next generation stream processing. 

    Doors open at 6:30pm for registration, pizza and beer. Talk begins promptly at 7pm. 

    Thank you to AWS for providing speakers, pizza and beer!

    ADDRESS:  
    Cross Campus 929 Colorado Avenue                                                                                                                                                           Santa Monica, CA, 90401                                                           

    PARKING: Use ParkMe to find parking.

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below. 

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-AWS-Users-Group/events/177356522/

  • Fri
    30
    May
    2014
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PMeHarmony Inc. 2401 Colorado Ave Suite A200 (2nd Floor) Santa Monica, CA 90404

    LA Machine Learning is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Unsupervised Metric Learning: Diffusion, Ensemble, and Subspaces" presented by Zhuowen Tu.

    In this talk, we will discuss a series of diffusion-based metric learning algorithms, which utilize the intrinsic data manifold without the time-consuming process for the manifold reconstruction. Using single or multiple input metrics (fusion), we will see significantly enhanced state-of-the-art results in applications for retrieval, classification, clustering, and segmentation. The diffusion idea can be further carried to construct k-NN graphs for large-scale high-dimensional data by excising three ideas altogether: ensemble, divide-and-conquer, and subspace learning. We show large speed-up in dealing with large scale datasets.

    ADDRESS:   
    eHarmony Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                           2401 Colorado Ave Suite A200 (2nd Floor)                                                                                                                                                 Santa Monica, CA, 90404

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

    12:00 arrival and lunch served 
    12:30 talk starts 
    1:30 end of Q&A      

    Please bring your tickets for validation, and RSVP at the website below!

    http://www.meetup.com/LA-Machine-Learning/events/179808912/

  • Mon
    02
    Jun
    2014
    6:30 pmFandango 12200 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064

    LA DOTNET Developers Group is having a Meetup! The topic for this Meetup is "Building For The Real-Time Web With Node.js" presented by Tim Strimple.

    As websites become more interactive, the demand for real-time updates increases. Learn why Node.js is a good fit for the real-time web and how easy it is to get started with it. In this talk, Tim will build out a website that everyone can interact with in real time. Tim will also cover best practices to keep in mind when building Node.js applications.

    ADDRESS:

    Fandango 12200 West Olympic Boulevard  
    Los Angeles, CA 90064        

    FOOD:                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fandango will be providing food and beverages.                                                        

    PARKING:                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There is metered parking (free after 6pm) on Olympic and Bundy. Fandango is located in The Westside Media Center. The entrance to 12200 is located on Olympic Boulevard.  

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.  

    http://www.meetup.com/LADOTNET/events/184792832/

  • Tue
    03
    Jun
    2014
    6:30 pmQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a LA JUG Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Introduction to Open Enterprise Service Bus" presented by Fred Aabedi.

    Introduction to Enterprise Service Bus, Use Cases, and OpenESB Reference Implementation (pure java based on JCP JSR 208 Java Business Integration specification). 

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH                                                                           

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Java-User-Group/events/180826622/

  • Thu
    05
    Jun
    2014
    7:00 pmQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a UUASC Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Autonomous vehicle project" presented by Steve R.

    Steve R. is a Senior Storage and Systems Engineer and has presented on the Liferay CMS at UUASC in 2009. He is returning to discuss his autonomous vehicle project. 

    This work in process utilizes open source software to build a vehicle that will accomplish the following:

    • Allow the operator to define a pre-defined area (grid location)
    • Identify the target (human, group of humans, fire, water, etc...)
    • Calculate best search pattern for pre-defined grid 

     

    Once this information is loaded into software, and uploaded to vehicle via USB cable the vehicle departs, goes to the edge of pre-defined location, travels on the predefined pattern and does an active search for target. Once target is acquired, issue custom commands (track and follow, alert operator, drop cell phone, etc...) 

    The vehicle is designed to always remain on autopilot, self monitor,  and return home if fuel levels drop below certain levels or other issues occur.

    This package uses the following hardware and software:

    Pixehawk arduino board for the autopilot, Beaglebone Black board for the target actions, Arduino based piloting software,  OpenCV, open source computer vision software, and lots of python and shell scripts.

    There should be ample time for Q&A during the presentation.

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/UUASC26/events/181127032/

    Want to hear about upcoming meetups? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @UUASC 

  • Tue
    10
    Jun
    2014
    6:30 PM to 9:00 PM31Ten Lounge, 3110 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 91105

    MoDev and Jad Meouchy are hosting a panel discussion in Santa Monica at 31Ten Lounge, the whole establishment is reserved. Join 100+ developers at a private lounge in Venice for a panel discussion about mega-growth in the mobile world, and how to gain over ONE MILLION USERS.

    Developers who arrive early will receive free drink tickets.

    ADDRESS:  

    31Ten Lounge
    3110 Main St.
    Santa Monica, CA 91105

    Please RSVP and purchase your tickets at the website below.

    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-one-million-users-panel-discussion-and-private-party-tickets-11810167529

    SOCIAL MEDIA:

    Want to hear about upcoming meetups? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @Jadware

  • Tue
    10
    Jun
    2014
    7:00 pmFactual Inc. 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    LA MySQL Users Group is having a Meetup! The topic for this event is "MySQL Cluster for Game Servers and Other Fanatics" presented by Robin Rowe. Robin is the CTO and a producer at the Hollywood media technology company Gosh!TV.

    MySQL Server is what almost everyone chooses when deciding on a database today, at least at the beginning. Later, if scalability, latency or reliability issues emerge, what will you do? MySQL is actually a conduit to an underlying database engine choice that you may not have given much thought. MyISAM is very fast, but has no locks. Great for web-based apps. Not so great for financial transactions. Innodb has commit and rollback, what you need for atomic transactions. However, developers accustomed to the speed of MyISAM may be in for a rude shock when switching to Innodb. To get the kind of performance expected of carrier-grade online apps, many are quitting MySQL entirely for NoSQL. That change means rewriting all your queries, starting over. There is another way, carrier-grade MySQL Cluster. 

    If you're building a telco app using SQL, MySQL Cluster is what you want. Yes, it's free open source. No, it isn't MySQL Server. You will need to install MySQL Cluster yourself after building it from source. It runs on a grid of servers. It uses a different MySQL engine, NdbCluster. It's in RAM and fast, if you use it right. And, it has transactions. MySQL Cluster is a drop-in replacement for MySQL Server. Except for being faster, your MySQL app won't know the difference. But your server will. Learn what MySQL Cluster does well, what it doesn't do so well, and how to get the most from it. 

    This presentation is all you need to get started with MySQL Cluster. Need more? Robin Rowe offers a hands-on MySQL Cluster boot camp that will get your MySQL Cluster installed and up and running in one day. Your best option if you can't justify an Oracle $50k MySQL Cluster annual support contract. 

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   7:00 PM - Meet, Greet & Eat

    7:30 PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

    ADDRESS:  Factual has moved to the SunAmerica Center, next to the Westfield Century City mall on the south east side. It's the only building with big "SunAmerica" sign on top. Their new address is:                                                                                  1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor                                                                                                                                                          Century City, CA 90067

    FOOD & BEVERAGES:

    QConnects is connecting us up with food and beverages so we don't listen to a great talk on an empty stomach :)

    PARKING:                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The best place for attendees to park is at the Westfield Century City Mall.  Please note that they no longer offer free parking for the first 3 hours.  Parking rates are as follows:                  

    •0 to 3 hours: $1.00 per hour                                                                                                                                                                                  •3 to 5 hours: $1.00 every 15 minutes                                                                                                                                                                       •5 hours or more: $24.00                                                                                                                                                                                         •Daily Maximum: $24.00

    SECURITY: When you arrive, please tell the guards you are here for the"Meetup at Factual on the 35th floor." 

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/la-mysql/events/181531812

    SOCIAL MEDIA:

    Want to hear about upcoming meetups? Follow us on Twitter!

    @LAMySQL @joedevon @MySQLScott @Caroline_Rose9

  • Tue
    10
    Jun
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMStauffer, Inc. 12540 Beatrice St., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90066

    LA Drupal is having a Meetup!  The formal meetup begins and doors open around 7:00pm.Please don't arrive before 6:45pm. 

    This event is free! And there will be raffle prizes!!!

    No RSVP is required, but if you signup you will receive any last minute details, and have our undying gratitude for helping us know how many to expect in order to arrange adequate seating, food, drinks, and so on. So… please let us know you'll attend here or go to GDO and click the signup button at http://groups.drupal.org/node/281628.

    During the meetup, we'll be gathered in the #drupal-la IRC channel and all are welcome to join us. The event organizers will also be checking Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @ladrupal or use the #ladrupal hashtag.

    Agenda

    Presentations: Advanced & Beginner topics covering User Experience, Development, Design, Performance & Scalability, and powerful Drupal site showcases.

    We will also open the floor up for **lightning talks** related to our theme after the presentations, so comment below and/or come prepared if you'd like to give one!

    Job announcements and open Q&A

    Everyone has a problem every now and then and the open Q&A session is a chance for attendees to divine answers from the collective wisdom of the group. This is also an opportunity for local businesses to make job announcements and ask for referrals and recommendations.

    Breakout Groups

    Time-depending, at the end of the evening we'll split up into groups (sometimes called BoFs, or birds of a feather) and each group can jump into a particular topic. The topics for these BoFs so far have ranged from high performance websites, Features-driven development, PCI compliance and general "getting started" discussions.

    Wrap up and Drupal After Dark

    Several of us may be going to a local restaurant or bar for a Drupal After Dark afterward. Please leave a comment on their Meetup page for coordination.

  • Wed
    11
    Jun
    2014
    7:00 pmKleverdog Coworking 418 Bamboo Lane Los Angeles, CA 90012

    jQuery LA is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Creating jQuery Plugins", a discussion led by Joe Chellman.

    We use jQuery every day to add useful and fun interactivity and other goodies to our web projects. We also use plugins from around the internet to do more advanced things we couldn't necessarily do ourselves. In this workshop, we'll look at how to take existing things we've done and converting them  into plugins. It's pretty easy to do, and makes our work more portable to other projects, even shareable with others!

    Food and drinks will be provided by sponsors.

    ADDRESS:                                                                                                                                                                                                               Kleverdog Coworking                                                                                                                                                                                              418 bamboo lane, suite A, Los Angeles, CA (map)

    PARKING & LOCATION:                                                                                                                                                                                   Metered street parking is available on Hill and Broadway Streets. There is also a paid parking lot at 420 Bernard in Bamboo Plaza with reasonable rates, or another lot on Broadway. For public transit, we are a couple of blocks from the Chinatown Gold Line station, and multiple bus routes go up and down Hill and Broadway. For up-to-date parking information the night of the event, please check parkme.com or use ParkMe's iPhone or Android app.

    http://bit.ly/qy8Xkj... kleverdog coworking is located in an alleyway between Hill and Broadway; just a couple doors down from Phoenix Bakery on Broadway. Look for the bright red door with the 418 address -- we're on the second floor.

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/jQuery-LA/events/183187142/

    @Qconnects  @kleverdogcowork @shooflydesign 

  • Sat
    14
    Jun
    2014
    8:00AM - 7:00PMDIRECTV 2260 E Imperial Hwy El Segundo, CA 90245

    What do Amazon, Rackspace, MongoDB, Activision, MapR, Cloudera, Hortonworks, Lynda.com, Neilsen, Meetup.com, Datameer, Trace3, Wibidata, Apache, VoltDB, Teradata, MaxCDN, Wipro & IBM have in common? Easy - they are all speaking at this year's Big Data Camp LA 2014.

    With over 25 talks not including tutorials, this year's Big Data Camp LA promises to become one of the most interesting big data events of the year. There is networking, free parking, and even a schedule! Please find all details past the link. 

    As before, this event is completely free, so go ahead and register at the link below.  Please note Registration closes June 12th, 2014.

    http://www.bigdatacamp.org/la/531

    Lots of social media too! Twitter handles for participating groups included below:

    @BigDataCamp @Amazon @Rackspace @MongoDB @Activision @MapR 

    @Cloudera @Hortonworks @Lynda @Meetup @Datameer @Trace3 

    @WibiData @TheASF @VoltDB @Teradata @MaxCDN @Wipro @IBM

  • Mon
    16
    Jun
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Machine is having a Meetup! The topic is "0xdata in LA: All models are wrong, some models are useful" with speaker Srisatish Ambati.

    The promise of big data is better predictions. There is no best model that works for all of your data. Model predictive performance is domain specific. What works in one data domain has sometimes very little consequence in another one. Data science needs to get closer to the business and unlock value.

    Ensembles are here to stay! Users want a buffet of algorithms that try to "lock-pick" the data for it's secrets. Time is eventually the key limiter. Data science efforts have to make best out of the budget for experimentation and use some kind of co-evolutionary technique that picks the "Champion" model of models for your data. Robust automation and fast analytics can speedup large parts of data smithy. In this talk we discuss ensemble techniques of boosting & trees that when applied on use cases lead to a substantial better predictions. H2O Open Source Machine Learning Platform will be used as a demo bed for GBM and RF.

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                                                                                             6:30pm food/drinks and networking                                                                                                                                                                          7:15 pm Presentation/Q&A         

    Please arrive NO LATER than 7:10pm as the presentation begins at 7:15 pm sharp.

    ADDRESS:  
    Cross Campus 1558 10th Street                                                                                                                                                                          Santa Monica, CA 90401

    PARKING: Cross Campus ( http://www.crosscamp.us/ ) will kindly host this meetup. There is no parking provided. 

    Please visit the Eventbrite website below to RSVP as places are limited.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-data-sciencemachine-learning-meetup-0xdata-in-la-registration-11702343023?aff=LAML 

    @srisatish

  • Wed
    18
    Jun
    2014
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PMYouTube Space LA 12422 West Bluff Creek Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094

    LA Digital Media User Group is having a Meetup! They are having a 4K debate in a panel discussion moderated by Casey Frith-Smith. 

    4K has become a hot topic in both the content and distribution world.  The floor at CES was covered in 4K capable devices, TV’s and service providers.  As CE manufacturers, namely Samsung and Sony, tout and push their new 4K TV's and streaming devices, the question remains if there will be enough content to support them.  4K content is neither cheap to produce nor render in post production. Will content producers from major studios to independent film makers choose to adopt the new technology and create content using 4K cameras? Will studios and post production facilities support the new format?  Will CDN’s be able to compress the files and provide 4K streaming capabilities so consumers can watch these titles in comfort of their home.  There are many unanswered questions regarding 4K but the battle is heating up. 

    AGENDA

    6:00PM - Meet, Greet & Eat

    7:00PM - Panel Discussion

    Followed by Q&A  

    MODERATOR

    Casey Frith-Smith, VP, Video Solutions at FOX Network Engineering & Operations, leads a team of technical and project managers in the development and ongoing maintenance of video and application initiatives for FOX, FX, National Geographic and other FOX Networks Group sites and apps. He works with OEMs and service providers to deploy and maintain robust video delivery platforms for consumers. 

    PANELISTS

    MARK TURNER 

    Based in Los Angeles, Mark Turner manages Dolby’s relationships with major Hollywood studios, sourcing content using Dolby’s technologies including the new enhanced video technology, Dolby® Vision.

    Mark has spent 18 years in business and new product development for technology and entertainment companies. His expertise spans offerings including digital cinema; digital home delivery through cable, broadcast, and satellite; Internet television; mobile devices; and the convergence of these delivery systems.  

    DEBRA KAUFMAN

    Debra Kaufman has been a freelance editor in the field of entertainment technology since 1988; her stories have been in New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wired, Reuters, Bloomberg Business News as well as every leading entertainment industry trade publication including American Cinematographer, International Cinematographers Guild Magazine, Film & Video, Television Broadcast etc. She is a writer at the United Nations Department of Public Information (NYC) and UNESCO's Culture division (Paris), a writer/editor at UCLA in a research division (Chicano Studies Research Center) and for the Journal of Symbolic Logic (Mathematics Department). She is a moderator of panels at Produced By, National Association of TV Producers, National Association of Broadcasters, Digital Hollywood, Consumer Electronics Show and the American Film Institute among many others.  

    Food and beverages will be provided, so that we don't listen to a great debate on an empty stomach :) 

    Want to hear about upcoming meetups? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @LADMUG @joedevon @Caroline_Rose9

  • Thu
    19
    Jun
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a QA/LA Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Load and Performance Testing with jMeter", presented by Jeremy Cunningham.

    Jeremy Cunningham, Director of Development at TeleSign, will talk about how TeleSign uses jMeter to performance test their REST and SOAP services, including thread groups, jMeter slaves, aggregate statistics, and request per second throttling.

    SCHEDULE: 6:30 - 7:15 Meet & Greet/Refreshments/Food 
    7:15 - 8:15 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:15 - 9:00 Networking

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH                                                                           

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/QALAGroup/events/178825592/

    Want to hear about upcoming meetups? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects 

  • Wed
    25
    Jun
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PMColoft 920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    LA AWS User Group is having a Meetup! The topic is "Content and Media in the Cloud", presented by Brett Hollman.

    Brett Hollman, AWS Solution Architect, will take a deep dive into Amazon CloudFront, Elastic Transcoder and other relevant AWS services to address these challenges in the cloud. Specifically, how-to transfer your large media files quickly, scale your storage, speed up your processing and analytics jobs, and deliver your content at scale.

    ADDRESS:

    Coloft 920 Santa Monica Blvd                                                                                                  Santa Monica, CA 90401

    PARKING:  

    Use ParkMe to find parking

    Please visit the Meetup website below to RSVP as places are limited.

     http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-AWS-Users-Group/events/180851602/

    Want to hear about upcoming meetups? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

     

  • Mon
    30
    Jun
    2014
    Thu
    03
    Jul
    2014
    University of California Los Angeles campus

    The Los Angeles R user group is having their yearly conference! The annual useR! international R User conference is the main meeting of the R user and developer community. Its program consists of both invited and user-contributed presentations:

    • The invited keynote lectures cover a broad spectrum of topics ranging from technical and R-related computing issues to general statistical topics of current interest.
    • The user-contributed presentations are submitted as abstracts prior to the conference and may be related to (virtually) any R-related topic. The presentations are typically organized in sessions of either broad or special interest, which also comprise a "free" discussion format. Such a discussion format not only provides a forum for software demonstrations and detailed discussions but also supports the self-organization of the respective communities.
     LOCATION:

    In 2014, the conference will be held at the campus of the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). The conference is being organized with support from the UCLA Statistics Department, theFoundation for Open Access Statistics and the Los Angeles R user group

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please register at the website below. 

    Early Registration Deadline 2014-05-04
    Registration Deadline 2014-05-25
    Late Registration Deadline 2014-06-15

    http://user2014.stat.ucla.edu/

  • Tue
    01
    Jul
    2014
    6:30 PM to 9:00 PMQ's HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    LA JUG is doing a Meetup right here at Q! The topic is "Foundations of a Modern IDE " presented by Breandan Considine.

    Abstract:  Developers may take for granted many features in a modern IDE, but it was not long ago when there was just the command line. Today with the growing complexity of software stacks and frameworks, the importance of effective developer tools has only followed. This talk will cover the basics of static analysis, parsing, debugging, code comprehension, and how we can leverage all these features to develop powerful, integrated language tools and plugins.

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                         6:30 - 7:00 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:00 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Networking

    ADDRESS:  
    6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    Please RSVP at Meetup below!

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Java-User-Group/events/191092122/

    Want to know about more events? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @breandan

  • Mon
    07
    Jul
    2014
    6:30 pmBLANKSPACES 5405 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    LA JUG is doing a Meetup right here at Q! The topic is "MongoDb first steps - Join the NoSQL revolution" presented by Nuri Halperin.

    Leave your SQL thinking behind and come see how things can be very different with MongoDB.

    Nuri Halperin is the principal for +N Consulting Inc (Santa Monica, CA), Nuri brings over 15 years of development and leadership experience in internet, E-Commerce and corporate space. 

    ADDRESS:  
    BLANKSPACES 5405 Wilshire Blvd 
    Los Angeles, CA 90036 

    Please RSVP at Meetup below!

     http://www.meetup.com/LADOTNET/events/190700512/

    Want to know about more events? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

  • Tue
    08
    Jul
    2014
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PMNet Data Centers 898 Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 500, El Segundo, CA

    L.A. Cloud Engineering Group is having a Meetup! They are hosting a Docker and Docker management app demo.

    LOCATION:                                                                                                                                     Net Data Centers 898 Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 500                                                                       El Segundo, CA 90245

    PARKING:
    Free parking on Maple, one block south off of Sepulveda Blvd. Michael Jenkins

    For the first time, this monthly Meetup will be streamed live! You can watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaHP9h8QzKw

    They are going to try adding Google+ hangout to this meeting so please feel free to bring a portable and a charger.

    Please go to their website below to RSVP.

    http://www.meetup.com/Enterprise-Cloud/events/189269102/?gj=wc1d.2_e&a=wc1d.2_gnl&rv=wc1d.2_e

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @lacloudgroup

  • Tue
    08
    Jul
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    QA/LA is having a Meetup here at Q! The topic is "Importance of Performance Engineering" presented by Mandeep Pahuja.

    We will be covering performance testing - A comparison of traditional web vs Mobile testing and performance testing on the Cloud (private/Public and hybrid cloud.) 

    Mandeep Pahuja  is Performance Manager/Architect and leader leveraging over 14 years of experience in Performance Certifications of Applications. He offers technical expertise in managing Performance and System testing, designing and developing Automation Framework, Functional and Database testing, and Security testing. 

    Currently managing and leading the Performance team overlooking and certifying applications for multiple business units within NBC. Extensively worked on the social, gaming and mobile application performance at Disney Interactive.

    SCHEDULE:  

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Food/Refreshments   
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A   
    8:30 - 9:00 Networking

    ADDRESS:   
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925   
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: there is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    Please RSVP at Meetup below!

     http://www.meetup.com/QALAGroup/events/184428222/

    Want to know about more events? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

  • Tue
    08
    Jul
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMStauffer, Inc. 12540 Beatrice St., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90066

    LA Drupal is having a Meetup! The formal meetup begins and doors open around 7:00pm. Please don't arrive before 6:45pm. 

    This event is free! And there will be raffle prizes!!!

    No RSVP is required, but if you sign up you will receive any last minute details, and have our undying gratitude for helping us know how many to expect in order to arrange adequate seating, food, drinks, and so on. So… please let them know you'll attend or go to GDO and click the signup button at http://groups.drupal.org/node/281628.

    During the meetup, we'll be gathered in the #drupal-la IRC channel and all are welcome to join us. The event organizers will also be checking Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @ladrupal or use the #ladrupal hashtag.

    Lightning Talks

    We will also open the floor up for **lightning talks** related to the theme after the presentations, so comment on the Meetup page and/or come prepared if you'd like to give one!

    Job announcements and open Q&A

    Everyone has a problem every now and then and the open Q&A session is a chance for attendees to divine answers from the collective wisdom of the group. This is also an opportunity for local businesses to make job announcements and ask for referrals and recommendations.

    Breakout Groups

    Time-depending, at the end of the evening we'll split up into groups (sometimes called BoFs, or birds of a feather) and each group can jump into a particular topic. The topics for these BoFs so far have ranged from high performance websites, Features-driven development, PCI compliance and general "getting started" discussions.

    Wrap up and Drupal After Dark

    Several of us may be going to a local restaurant or bar for a Drupal After Dark afterward. Leave a comment on the Meetup page if you have ideas of a possible bar or restaurant that is nearby.

    Want to know about more events? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @ladrupal

    http://www.meetup.com/ladrupal/events/184443182/

  • Tue
    08
    Jul
    2014
    7:30 pmSony Network Entertainment 6080 Center Drive, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    DevTalk LA is having a Meetup! The topic is "Chapter 11 & Appendix C - RESTful Web APIs" by Leonard Richardson & Mike Amundsen. 

    The popularity of REST in recent years has led to tremendous growth in almost-RESTful APIs that don’t include many of the architecture’s benefits. With this practical guide, you’ll learn what it takes to design usable REST APIs that evolve over time. By focusing on solutions that cross a variety of domains, this book shows you how to create powerful and secure applications, using the tools designed for the world’s most successful distributed computing system: the World Wide Web. 

    You’ll explore the concepts behind REST, learn different strategies for creating hypermedia-based APIs, and then put everything together with a step-by-step guide to designing a RESTful Web API.

    • Examine API design strategies, including the collection pattern and pure hypermedia

    • Understand how hypermedia ties representations together into a coherent API 
    Discover how XMDP and ALPS profile formats can help you meet the Web API "semantic challenge"

    • Learn close to two-dozen standardized hypermedia data formats

    • Apply best practices for using HTTP in API implementations

    • Create Web APIs with the JSON-LD standard and other the Linked Data approaches

    • Understand the CoAP protocol for using REST in embedded systems

    ADDRESS:  
    6080 Center Drive, 10th Floor  
    Los Angeles, CA, 90045 (map

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    Meet at the Starbucks across the street by 7:20 PM.

    Please visit their website to RSVP!

    http://www.meetup.com/lajugstudygroup/events/177855732/

    Want to find out more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @leonardr @mamund #devtalk 

  • Wed
    09
    Jul
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Big Data Users Group is having a Meetup! The topic is "Foundations of a Modern IDE" by Dan Gould.

    Dan Gould will explain the basics of system architecture and CQL schema design using the example of a new social app that is launching soon.  The system was designed using Cassandra, CQL, Storm, and Python from Day 1.  They will look at examples from previous systems where we've run in to scaling problems, how they overcame them, and why they chose Cassandra over other datastores.  They will also discuss how to model data and use CQL from a programmer's point of view.

    This talk is ideal for someone who has read about and understands the basics of Cassandra but would like to understand to to deploy it in the real world.

    Dan Gould is founder of Tappy, a new mobile app.  Dan previously founded Newroo, a machine learning-based news aggregation system which was acquired by News Corp.  He was VP, Technology at Fox where he helped create and grow the Fox Audience Network into the 4th-largest Ad Network in the world.  Dan was previously a researcher at the Brown Graphics Group and at the National Institutes of Health.  He did early work on brain-computer interfaces at Cyberkinetics, helped found a variety of other companies, and has angel invested in many companies in LA and elsewhere.

    ADDRESS:  
    1558 10th Street 
    Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    Please visit their website to RSVP!

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Big-Data-Users-Group/events/175710022/

    Want to find out more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @dgould

  • Wed
    09
    Jul
    2014
    7:00 pmQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    jQuery LA is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic is "Overview of AngularJS for jQuery Developers" presented by Yuko Miyahara of Fandango.

    AngularJS is an open-source web application framework, maintained by Google and it's fundamentally different from jQuery. As a front-end developer, it's a good idea to know what kinds of tools are available so you can take advantage of them when solving various problems. Sometimes a jQuery plugin is the best option and other times using a framework can make your life easier. In this presentation, I will go over an overview of AngularJS and show you how to shift from “jQuery mindset” to “AngularJS mindset”. 

    Yuko Miyahara is a senior front-end developer at Fandango. She has been doing web development since 2000 and passionate about code organization, maintainable code, and test-driven development.   Her other passions are art and tai chi – and always looking for ways to make life more playful and peaceful.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH                             

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925.                                          

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/jQuery-LA/events/185455642/

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

  • Thu
    10
    Jul
    2014
    7:30 pmPanera Bakery Cafe 12131 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA, 91604

    818 iOS Developers group is having a Meetup! 

    "Chat. Share. Laugh.

    We're all in this together, in a weird sort of way. Let's find out what's next..."

    LOCATION:                                                                                                                                 Panera Bakery Cafe 12131 Ventura Blvd                                                                                 Studio City, CA, 91604

    Near the intersection of Ventura Blvd. and Laurel Canyon Blvd.

    Please visit their Meetup site below to RSVP.

    http://www.meetup.com/818-iOS-Developers/events/191651272/

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

  • Wed
    16
    Jul
    2014
    11:30 AM to 1:45 PM Taix French Country Restaurant 1911 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

    Information Systems Security Association

     Los Angeles Chapter - Monthly Member Meeting    

      

    Please join us for our July lunch meeting -  

    good food, great talk & awesome people!

    (and earn 2 CPE credits too) 

             

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    11:30 AM to 1:45 PM 

    Make Your Online Reservation NOW!

     

       Les Freres Taix French Restaurant

    1911 West Sunset Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90026

    213-484-1265  

     

    TOPIC

    Attack Trends, the Need for Intelligence Integration and a Prevent-Based Security Posture

     This presentation will review recent trends associated with malware, advanced threats and risky applications. It will also highlight security administrator views toward their ability to identify, analyze and prevent security breaches. The data points associated with these findings identify a clear need for information security intelligence that is rich in content and also actionable. Security administrators must be able to integrate intelligence into their security controls in near real-time to prevent evolving attacks. The session will also raise the need for security practitioners to consider switching their security postures from detect to prevent.   

       

    SPEAKER

    Avi Rembaum
    Director-3D Security, Check Point

     Avi first joined Check Point in 2006 as Head of the Solution Center, and in 2009 he took on ownership of the company's business relationships with the Tier-1 Telcos in North America. In his current capacity, Avi oversees Check Point's incident response team and strategic consulting programs. He is also responsible for new programs, such as the global Financial Services Security Workgroup and critical infrastructure security initiative. Avi first began working in the information and network security industry in 1997, when he joined RADGUARD's marketing team. He also held product management positions at RedCreek and SonicWALL. Prior to joining Check Point, Avi served as a practice manager in Getronics' North American information security group, joining the global IT services firm following its acquisition of RedSir

    LUNCH MENU OPTIONS

    • Boneless Trout Almondine    
    • Beef Bourguignon   
    • Vegetarian Option (tbd)

    Luncheon Fees    

    With Advance Online Reservation/Payment by Sunday, July 13th:

    ISSA-LA Members & Members of other ISSA chapters, OWASP, ISC2, CSA & Students: $10   

    Non-Members: $20

    After Sunday, July 13th and at the Door:

    ISSA-LA Members & Members of other ISSA chapters, OWASP, ISC2, CSA & Students: $20  

    Non-Members: $30

    Click here to register for the July lunch meeting now!

  • Wed
    16
    Jul
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Big Data Users Group is having a Meetup! The topic is "Hey Big Data, meet Apache Spark" By Marco Vasquez of MapR.

    Spark is a fast and powerful engine for processing Hadoop data. It runs in Hadoop clusters through  Hadoop YARN or Spark's standalone mode, and it can process data in HDFS, HBase, Cassandra, Hive, and any Hadoop InputFormat. It is designed to perform both general data processing (similar to MapReduce) and new workloads like streaming, interactive queries, and machine learning. Spark supports Scala, Java and Python.

    Hadoop has been a huge success in the data world. It’s disrupted decades of data management practices and technologies by introducing a massively parallel processing framework. The community and the development of all the Open Source components pushed Hadoop to where it is now.  

    That's why the Hadoop community is excited about Apache Spark. The Spark software stack includes a core data-proccessing engine, an interface to Hive for interactive querying, Spark streaming for streaming data analysis, and growing libraries for machine-learning and graph analysis. Spark is quickly establishing itself as a leading environment for doing fast, iterative in-memory and streaming analysis.  

    This talk will give an introduction the Spark stack, explain how Spark has lighting fast results, and how it complements Apache Hadoop.

    Marco Vasquez is a data scientist for MapR Technologies where he is responsible for solving complex business and technical problems using advanced analytics techniques that include use case discovery, machine learning, and data engineering. He works with customers to help develop big data strategies, improve workflows, or create new business opportunities. Marco’s industry experience covers areas such as research and development, large scale architecture and software engineering, bioinformatics, image and video processing, content security, and management consulting. He holds a BS degree in Chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles. 

    ADDRESS:  
    1558 10th Street 
    Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    Please visit their website to RSVP!

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Big-Data-Users-Group/events/175709772/

    Want to find out more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects 

  • Wed
    16
    Jul
    2014
    7:00 pmQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Linux LA is having a Meetup! The topic is Puppet, Puppet, Puppet! This month we are lucky enough to have 3 short talks on Puppet:

     

    Puppet/Foreman Demo by Kevin Oswald

    Walk-through on how to setup Puppet and Foreman. Foreman is replacement dashboard for Puppet to give you better insight and easier management. We'll demo the installation, setup, layout, and usage of Puppet and Foreman. 

    Kevin Oswald is a technologist with a passion for automation. He currently works for Telesign as a Sr. Linux Engineer.

     

    Securing your puppet deployments: encryption with hiera:eyaml by Scott Lackey

    This short talk will be about a common problem in puppet environments: creating manifests that don't contain readable credentials while still allowing anyone in the organization to modify them. This will include a brief demo of the hiera eyaml library, a backend for Hiera that provides per-value asymmetric encryption of sensitive data.

    Scott Lackey is a Systems Engineer who has been working with puppet since its creation in 2005. He currently works as a Sr. DevOps engineer at Salesforce.com 

     

    Puppet Forge Demo by Michael Jenkins

    The Puppet Forge is a repository of modules written by Puppet Labs and the Puppet community.  In a short demo, we’ll learn how to search the Puppet Forge and install modules from the command line.  Then, we’ll use the modules to install a web server and deploy content from GitHub.

    Michael Jenkins is a web services consultant with a background in application support and system administration. 

     

    SCHEDULE:

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Raffle/Networking

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. 

    RAFFLE:

    We will have some raffle items to give away! Bring a business card to drop in the bowl.

    ADDRESS: 

    6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING:

    Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY/ELEVATOR:

    There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP at the website below. 

    http://www.meetup.com/LinuxLA/events/192463972/?gj=wc1d.2_e&a=wc1d.2_gnl&rv=wc1d.2_e&_af_eid=192463972&_af=event

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @scott_lackey 

  • Thu
    17
    Jul
    2014
    6:30 pmFactual Inc. 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90067

    LA Machine Learning is having a Meetup! The topic is "Data Science @ Factual" presented by Tom White.

    The availability of great tools have made it easier to create Machine Learning models without domain expertise. However, most of these tools will likely not provide a turnkey solution for your exact problem. In this talk, they will cover the sometimes interesting, sometimes pedantic work that is involved as we feed and care for our own selected in-house tools: vowpal wabbit and fest. 

    Bio: Tom White studied visual design and user interaction at the MIT media lab, and has since been prototyping emerging technologies at various Los Angeles establishments. Tom enjoys exploring the intersection of computation, visual design, interaction, and machine learning. He currently works at Factual on their Geopulse products, which use machine learning in analyzing billions of daily records to label geo-behavioral patterns.

    About Factual: Factual's location platform enriches mobile location signals with definitive global data, enabling personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences. Built from billions of inputs, the data is constantly updated by Factual’s real-time data stack. 

    ADDRESS:  
    Factual Inc. 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor                                                                        Los Angeles, CA, 90067   

    PARKING: The best place to park is at the Westfield Century City Mall (payed parking on your own).

    SECURITY: When you arrive, please tell the guards you are here for the"Meetup at Factual". 

    Schedule:

    - 6:30pm food/drinks and networking 
    - 7:30pm talk starts promptly

    A note on RSVPs: For the Data Science events they're using Eventbrite for registration. In order to attend the event you need to RSVP here (RSVPs on meetup.com are closed). 

    Venue: Factual will kindly host this meetup and provide food/drinks. After this meetup we'll return to our home at Cross Campus.

    Want to know more? Add us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @LAMachLearning 

  • Thu
    17
    Jul
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PMColoft 920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    LA AWS Users Group is having a Meetup! The topic is "AWS Cloud Security", and there are two speakers. Bill Shinn, a principle security solutions architect at AWS and John Martinez, Principle Solutions Architect at Evident.io will both be presenting.

    The AWS cloud is a flexible and powerful cloud platform, and with some planning and adherence to best practices it is possible to have a highly secure environments. Amazon has a concept of shared responsibility when it comes to security.

    Moving to AWS doesn’t mean you stop thinking about security. AWS does quite a bit more than you’re accustomed to in the data center, but there’s a lot of security responsibilities you’ll need to think about as an AWS user. John will talk about some of those things you’re responsible for and how you can get ahead of the security game and avoid the most common pitfalls.

    ADDRESS:

    Coloft 920 Santa Monica Blvd                                                                                                  Santa Monica, CA 90401

    PARKING:  

    Use ParkMe to find parking

    Please visit the Meetup website below to RSVP as places are limited. 

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-AWS-Users-Group/events/181843332/

  • Fri
    18
    Jul
    2014
    Sun
    20
    Jul
    2014
    Friday at 6:30 PM to Sunday at 7:30 PMThe Hub LA 830 Traction Avenue, Suite 3A, Los Angeles, CA

     

    MAY THE BEST MOBILE APP WIN!!!

    The Salesforce Summer of Hacks awaits you. Compete to win cash prizes by building the best mobile app that runs in the Salesforce1 Mobile App container. Bring fresh ideas, meet new people and build cool apps!

    HOW IT WORKS:

    This app building competition will begin with contestants pitching ideas and forming teams around the top ones selected by the audience onsite. 

    The number of ideas that will move onto the next round is up to 30, so be ready to approach the idea presenter as soon as the advancing ideas are announced. Anybody may participate, regardless of skill level, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements as noted in the Official Rules and FAQ.

    *Please register on summerofhacks.com to participate in the hackathon, even if you just want to come check it out! We are pre-printing name badges and organizing logistics based off registrations there, so an RSVP through meetup will NOT get you in!*

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @Salesforce #summerofhacks

  • Mon
    21
    Jul
    2014
    1:00 PM - 6:00 PMGoogle 340 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291

    MoDev is having a Meetup! They are going to the Google Cloud Platform Developer Roadshow.

    Our friends at Google are hosting a small get together at their Los Angeles office for developers who want to learn more about their cloud platform. A half day of content is planned, with a full hour dedicated to teaching developers how to power their mobile apps with Google Cloud Endpoints.

    After presentations, drinks and hors d'oeuvres!

    REGISTER HERE(FREE):http://www.googlecloudroadshow.com/cloud-platform-roadshow-losangeles.html

  • Tue
    22
    Jul
    2014
    7:00 pmTrueCar 120 Broadway, Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Los Angeles Professional Python Users Group is having a Meetup! They are having their first Meetup, and they will have a talk on "Django QuerySets and Functional Programming" presented by John Mitchell.

    ProPy|L.A. - we are ready to go for our inaugural meetup on Tuesday, July 22 at TrueCar in Santa Monica. 
    John Mitchell has graciously accepted our invitation to present and his discussion will be on "Django QuerySets and Functional Programming".           

    LOCATION:

    TrueCar 120 Broadway, Suite 200

    Santa Monica, CA 90401              

    Food and drink will be provided. 

    Please RSVP below!

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Professional-Python-Users-Group/events/182014722/?gj=wc1d.2_e&a=wc1d.2_gnl&rv=wc1d.2_e

  • Wed
    23
    Jul
    2014
    7:00 pmSymantec Corporation 900 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

    The Open Web Application Security Project is having their monthly meeting! The topic is "Aviator Secure Browser Presentation and Demo" presented by Nick Schilbe, Director and Solutions Architecture at WhiteHat Security. 

    With every website you visit, you’re vulnerable to malicious hackers out to steal your surfing history, passwords, email access, bank account numbers, medical info, and more. And the “big browsers” don’t do enough to stop it.

    WhiteHat Aviator is touted as the Web’s most secure and private browser. We'll get more information and see a demo.

    ADDRESS:  
    Symantec Corporation 900 Corporate Pointe                                                                               Culver City, CA 90230                        

    PARKING:                                                                                                                                           900 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230 is the actual address and the parking garage is very easy to see/find on our property.  Guests will have their parking validated by  a guard that will be present in the main lobby of building 900.  The event will take place in the cafeteria which is in building 900 and down the stairs behind the main reception area. 

    Join us for great presentations and networking. Free dinner is included. Join OWASP for only $50/year! owaspla.org

    Please visit their Meetup page to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there! 

    http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Los-Angeles/events/173835762/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=173835762&_af=event

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

  • Wed
    23
    Jul
    2014
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PMCrashspace 10526 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

    Women Who Code LA is having a Meetup! 

    Interested in learning to code or improving your skills? Join this group, led by professional Software Engineer Michelle Leonhart (@at0mbxmb) every week!

    There are no prerequisites to attending a Learn to Code with Us event. The only rules are that you must bring your own laptop, and agree to follow the Code of Conduct.

    Learn to Code with Us events are FREE, all ages, and open to the public.

    Learn to Code with Us events do not have formal instruction. Think of them like office hours, except social and fun. We come together, work on our ideas, and help each other out. Occasionally, someone may ask to present an idea, concept, language, or project to the group. But most of the time we just do our own thing.

    New to the group? Find out more at www.learntocodewithus.com !

    http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-LA/events/196042112/ 

  • Mon
    28
    Jul
    2014
    7:00 pmDisney Synergy Lab 512 Paula Avenue, Glendale, CA 91201

    LA DevOps group is having a Meetup! 

    We're back on the East side for a round table discussion meeting.  The floor is open for a collaborative discussion with the group sharing stories, pain, solutions, culture, and wins.

    Thanks to Disney for providing space for the July meetup and Verizon EdgeCast for continued sponsorship.

    LOCATION:                                                                                                                               Disney Synergy Lab 512 Paula Avenue                                                                               Glendale, CA 91201

    Please RSVP at their Meetup website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/ladevops/events/196341172/

  • Tue
    29
    Jul
    2014
    7:30 pmSony Network Entertainment 6080 Center Drive, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    DevTalk LA is having a Meetup! The topic is "Earl Presents: A Simple Spring Boot Application" 

    A quick and light exploration of a small REST application built using Spring Boot and Spring Data. The application is deployed in both stage and prod environments and is active. I'll demo the API illustrating HAL (Hypertext Application Language). 
    Finally, they'll walk through all the artifacts of the implementation. 

    ADDRESS:  

    6080 Center Drive, 10th Floor  
    Los Angeles, CA, 90045 (map

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    Meet at the Starbucks across the street by 7:20 PM.

    Please visit their website to RSVP!

    http://www.meetup.com/lajugstudygroup/events/193755062/

    Want to find out more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects #devtalk 

  • Thu
    31
    Jul
    2014
    7:00 pmTwo Bit Circus, 678 South Avenue 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031

    JS.LA is having a Meetup! The general format will be two planned talks followed by Drinks.js at around 9:15.

    "Build Systems: The Next Generation" presented by Contra

    Twitter: @contrahacks 

    Build systems play a crucial role in a modern web developers life. Why do we settle for subpar processes when we can have it all?

    Take a journey through the build system to discuss a little philosophy, automation, streams, grunt, gulp, and everything in between.

    "Real World React" presented by Aaron Murray

    Twitter: @funkytek 

    React.js brings significant benefits to front-end development: performant virtual DOM diff, one-way data flow and a great component system. React, however, is just the "V" in MVC, so the question of how to actually architect your application quickly arises.

    Explore using React to build full apps including complementary libs, tooling, pain points and more.

    LOCATION:                                                                                                                                         Two Bit Circus, 678 South Avenue 21                                                                                          Los Angeles, CA 90031

    PARKING:                                                                                                                                        There is parking available at Two Bit Circus and on nearby streets.

    Please RSVP at their website below; and best of all the event doesn't cost anything to attend.

    https://ti.to/jsla/july-2014

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @jsdotla

  • Mon
    04
    Aug
    2014
    6:30 pmBLANKSPACES 5405 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    LA .NET Developers Group is hosting a Meetup! The topic will be "Data Stores: An Architectural Overview" presented by Mike Roth.

    Summary: 

    In this session we will start with traditional stores like SQL and tour the world of NoSQL Databases. Seeing how we can create solutions that complement traditional stores and work data in new and interesting ways. We will tackle the CAP theory as well as delve into architectural guidance where NoSQL Stores make sense and when they don't. The attendee will be introduced to the different NoSQL Stores as well as how as a technology they form and function. We will delve into some situations where NoSQL could of helped a project and a few where they might hinder a product. By the end of the session you should have the tools to thoroughly evaluate a Data Store Solution to make an informed choice as a Programmer, Architect or Technical Advocate. 

    About the Speaker:

    Mike Roth is a Developer who works for a large news syndicate. He has worked in many industries including Retail, Travel and Finance. And sometimes when the moon hits just right, he blogs about his adventures. He has done the developer thing but right now is really in love with the art of releasing.

    Location:  
    BLANKSPACES                                                                               5405 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    BLANKSPACES is located at 5405 Wilshire Blvd. The building is on the corner of Wilshire and Cloverdale. The main entrance is on the Cloverdale side.

    Parking:

    There is usually street parking available near BLANKSPACES, and also two public lots close by: on Cloverdale, south of Wilshire and on Wilshire, east of Cloverdale

    Donation:

    There will be a $5.00 donation ($10 for recruiters) at the door to cover food and drinks.

    http://www.meetup.com/LADOTNET/events/198082442/

  • Tue
    05
    Aug
    2014
    6:30 pmQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    LA JUG is having a Meetup! The topic is "Baratine -- revolutionary in-memory service engine" presented by Sean Wiley & Nam Nguyen of Caucho Technology.

    Baratine is a new GPL distributed in-memory Java architecture for building high-performance web services. It is a culmination of Caucho's over 16 years of industry experience packed into a 7 MB distribution. Baratine presents a unification of application and data within the same JVM in a single-threaded model that goes above and beyond caching and NoSQL databases. Its actor-based non-blocking architecture ushers in a new wave of agile microservices that can be quickly built to be inherently scalable. Baratine presents a POJO approach to distributed services such that developers need not worry about cache coherency, schemas, and database mapping. Baratine allows users to build new resilient services or integrate their current services into a platform that can be deployed to hundreds or thousands of servers.

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                          6:30 PM -Meet, Greet & Eat

    7:00 PM - Main Presentation

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925.

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below. 

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Java-User-Group/events/194873622/

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects 

  • Wed
    06
    Aug
    2014
    7:00 pmFactual Inc. 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    LA Big Data UG is having a Meetup! The topic is "Making Hadoop Realtime" by Dr. William Bain, CEO of Scaleout Software. 

    Hadoop has been widely embraced for its ability to economically store and analyze large data sets. Using parallel computing techniques like MapReduce, Hadoop can reduce long computation times to hours or minutes. This works well for mining large volumes of historical data stored on disk, but it is not suitable for gaining real-time insights from live operational data. Still, the idea of using Hadoop for real-time data analytics on live data is appealing because it leverages existing programming skills and infrastructure – and the parallel architecture of Hadoop itself. This presentation will describe how real-time analytics using Hadoop can be performed by combining an in-memory data grid (IMDG) with an integrated, stand-alone Hadoop MapReduce execution engine. This new technology delivers fast results for live data and also accelerates the analysis of large, static data sets. 

    Bio: 
    Dr. William L. Bain is Founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software, Inc. Bill has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering/parallel computing from Rice University, and he has worked at Bell Labs research, Intel, and Microsoft. Bill founded and ran three start-up companies prior to joining Microsoft. In the most recent company (Valence Research), he developed a distributed Web load-balancing software solution that was acquired by Microsoft and is now called Network Load Balancing within the Windows Server operating system. Dr. Bain holds several patents in computer architecture and distributed computing. As a member of the Seattle-based Alliance of Angels, Dr. Bain is actively involved in entrepreneurship and the angel community.

    About Factual: Factual's location platform enriches mobile location signals with definitive global data, enabling personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences. Built from billions of inputs, the data is constantly updated by Factual’s real-time data stack. 

    ADDRESS:  
    Factual Inc. 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor                                                                        Los Angeles, CA, 90067   

    PARKING: The best place to park is at the Westfield Century City Mall (payed parking on your own).

    SECURITY: When you arrive, please tell the guards you are here for the"Meetup at Factual".  

    Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Big-Data-Users-Group/events/180079492/

    Want to know more? Add us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects 

  • Thu
    07
    Aug
    2014
    7:00 pmQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a UUASC Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Crypto Currency Mining For Fun and Profit/Loss" presented by Ali Razeghi.

    In July of 2011 UUASC hosted a Digital Money panel which focused primarily on Bitcoin and included miners on the panel.   At that time Bitcoin was trading for around $30 and mining was done on high end graphics cards.

    Fast forward a few years and bit coin now trades at around $600 and bit coin mining is done on custom ASICs.

    Ali Reghazi will bring us up to speed on current day bitcoin and perhaps other aspect of Crypto Currencies as the inevitable questions come the members in the audience.

    Livestream Information: 

    This will be streamed as a Google Hangout On Air via the following Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4EBNTuewj8 

    The google plus link for the event is https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cq7gga826vifhb9p31cpgjr50vs

    The livestream should be up by 6:30 PM Pacific time on the day of the meetup. 

     

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/UUASC26/events/191137202/

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @UUASC 

  • Tue
    12
    Aug
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMQ HQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a QA/LA Meetup! Nancy Heiss will lead a discussion on "Selenium". Bring your Selenium questions! This will be a group discussion sharing Selenium knowledge to help each other out.

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                                                                                                       7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Food/Refreshments                                                                                                                                                       7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A                                                                                                                                                                                 8:30 - 9:00 Networking

    ADDRESS: Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: there is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP at the Meetup site below.

    http://www.meetup.com/QALAGroup/events/188087852/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

    Want to hear about upcoming meetups? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @SeleniumHQ 

  • Tue
    12
    Aug
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMStauffer, Inc. 12540 Beatrice St., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90066

    LA Drupal is having a Meetup!  The formal meetup begins and doors open around 7:00pm. Please don't arrive before 6:45pm. 

    This event is free! And there will be raffle prizes!!!

    No RSVP is required, but if you signup you will receive any last minute details, and have our undying gratitude for helping us know how many to expect in order to arrange adequate seating, food, drinks, and so on. So… please let us know you'll attend here or go to GDO and click the signup button at http://groups.drupal.org/node/281628.

    During the meetup, we'll be gathered in the #drupal-la IRC channel and all are welcome to join us. The event organizers will also be checking Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @ladrupal or use the #ladrupal hashtag.

    Agenda 

    Presentations: Advanced & Beginner topics covering User Experience, Development, Design, Performance & Scalability, and powerful Drupal site showcases.

    We will also open the floor up for **lightning talks** related to our theme after the presentations, so comment below and/or come prepared if you'd like to give one!

    Job announcements and open Q&A

    Everyone has a problem every now and then and the open Q&A session is a chance for attendees to divine answers from the collective wisdom of the group. This is also an opportunity for local businesses to make job announcements and ask for referrals and recommendations.

    Breakout Groups

    Time-depending, at the end of the evening we'll split up into groups (sometimes called BoFs, or birds of a feather) and each group can jump into a particular topic. The topics for these BoFs so far have ranged from high performance websites, Features-driven development, PCI compliance and general "getting started" discussions.

    Wrap up and Drupal After Dark

    Several of us may be going to a local restaurant or bar for a Drupal After Dark afterward. Please leave a comment on their Meetup page for coordination.

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @ladrupal

  • Wed
    13
    Aug
    2014
    7:00 pmKleverdog Coworking 418 Bamboo Lane Los Angeles, CA 90012

    jQuery LA is having a Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "jQuery CDN Best Practices" presented by Justin Dorfman of MaxCDN.

    Some say "always use a public cdn for jQuery." Some say the exact opposite.  After working with the jQuery Foundation for the past year on their public cdn (code.jquery.com), I have figured out a solution to please almost everyone. 

    Justin Dorfman is MaxCDN’s Director of Developer Relations and is responsible for evangelizing the company’s technologies and championing the needs of developers who use the network. Justin started BootstrapCDN in 2012 and is heavily involved with the FOSS community contributing to Bootstrap, Commando, Font Awesome, Grunt, Ionic, jQuery Foundation, Nginx, odb.io & OSSCDN. He’s also been interviewed for the books "Brand Advocates" and "Bootstrap in Practice" and spoke at LA Hacker News, LA WordCamp, LA DevOps as well as many MaxCDN Tech Talks. 

    Food and drinks will be provided by sponsors.

    ADDRESS:                                                                                                                                   Kleverdog Coworking                                                                                                                       418 bamboo lane, suite A, Los Angeles, CA (map)

    PARKING & LOCATION:                                                                                                             Metered street parking is available on Hill and Broadway Streets. There is also a paid parking lot at 420 Bernard in Bamboo Plaza with reasonable rates, or another lot on Broadway. For public transit, we are a couple of blocks from the Chinatown Gold Line station, and multiple bus routes go up and down Hill and Broadway. For up-to-date parking information the night of the event, please check parkme.com or use ParkMe's iPhone or Android app.

    http://bit.ly/qy8Xkj... kleverdog coworking is located in an alleyway between Hill and Broadway; just a couple doors down from Phoenix Bakery on Broadway. Look for the bright red door with the 418 address -- we're on the second floor.

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/jQuery-LA/events/193958222/

    @Qconnects  @kleverdogcowork 

  • Wed
    13
    Aug
    2014
    7:00 pmFactual Inc. 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90067

    LA Big Data Users Group is having a Meetup! The topic is "Apache HBase-Understanding­­ where to use it & how to use it" presented by Subash DSouza. 

    Apache HBase™ is the Hadoop database, a distributed, scalable, big data store. Use Apache HBase when you need random, realtime read/write access to your Big Data. This project's goal is the hosting of very large tables -- billions of rows X millions of columns -- atop clusters of commodity hardware. Apache HBase is an open-source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database modeled after Google's Bigtable

    This talk will introduce to Apache HBase and will give you an overview of Columnar databases. We will also talk about how Facebook, Twitter and EBay are using HBase currently. We introduce some concepts like rowkey design and hotspotting.

    Subash DSouza is currently recognized as Champion of Big Data by Cloudera. He runs multiple user groups in LA. he is currently focused on evangelizing and promoting Big Data Use in Southern California.

    ADDRESS:  
    Factual Inc. 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor, 
    Los Angeles, CA, 90067

    Please visit their website to RSVP!

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Big-Data-Users-Group/events/175710252/

    Want to find out more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @BigDataLA  @sawjd22

  • Tue
    19
    Aug
    2014
    7:00 pmFactual Inc. 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90067

    LAPHP is having a Meetup! The topic is "Riak, PHP, and the Death of Service Outages" presented by Nathan Aschbacher.

    An overview of how Riak and RiakCS can help you build and deploy applications that are highly-available, fault-tolerant, and are ready to scale when you are.  We’ll talk about some of the core functionality of the Riak distributed key-value store, some of the common use-cases we see in production at our customers, how we use Riak as the foundation for solving large object storage in RiakCS, and what new tools are coming in Riak 2.0 for building the next generation of data storage solutions.

    AGENDA

    7:00PM - Meet, Greet & Eat

    7:30PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

    Nathan Aschbacher is obsessed with building scalable high-availability systems and loves sharing his accrued knowledge and experience with others. More importantly he is obsessed with building them in such a way that they don't require an army of sysadmins and devops personnel.

    About Factual: Factual's location platform enriches mobile location signals with definitive global data, enabling personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences. Built from billions of inputs, the data is constantly updated by Factual’s real-time data stack. 

    ADDRESS:  
    Factual Inc. 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor                                                                        Los Angeles, CA, 90067   

    PARKING: The best place to park is at the Westfield Century City Mall (payed parking on your own). Please note that they no longer offer free parking for the first 3 hours. 

    SECURITY: When you arrive, please tell the guards you are here for the When you arrive, please tell the guards you are here for the "Meetup at Factual on the 35th Floor."

    Please RSVP at their Meetup site below. We look forward to seeing you there!

    http://www.meetup.com/laphpdev/events/198205782/

    Want to know more? Add us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @LAPHP @joedevon @olegbaranovsky @ronpeled @carose9 @Basho

  • Wed
    20
    Aug
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PMColoft 920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    LA AWS User Group is having a Meetup! The topic is "RDS Deep-Dive." 

     Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale an Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL or PostgreSQL relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you up to focus on your applications and business.

    ADDRESS:

    Coloft 920 Santa Monica Blvd                                                                                                  Santa Monica, CA 90401

    (map)

     

    Doors open at 6:30pm for registration, pizza and beer. Talk begins at 7pm.  

    Agenda:

    -RDS Overview

    -Multi-AZ

    -Deep-Dive/Best Practices

    -Q&A

     

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects 

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-AWS-Users-Group/events/198358902/

  • Tue
    26
    Aug
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting the revived SoCal Node.js meetup! There are four speakers presenting on three topics, with demos and everything. Bring your charged devices and follow along!

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                    

    7-7:30pm Arrive, networking, and refreshments 

    7:30-8pm David L. will be presenting SailJS and taking us on a live code walk-through as he builds a basic in-browser game

    8pm-8:30pm Will S. will be taking us through MeteorJS and showing some of the cool features it provides like DB inserts directly from the browser's JS console (what?? yeah!!)

    8:30-9pm DW Ferrell and Alex Saldivar will present how Localism.co is using node.js with the MEAN stack for web apps, and a side-by-side comparison of MEAN.IO and MEAN.JS.

    ADDRESS: Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby; let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925.

    We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP at the Meetup site below.

    http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Node-JS/events/198000792/

    Want to hear about upcoming meetups? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

  • Wed
    27
    Aug
    2014
    7:00 pmSymantec Corporation 900 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

    The Open Web Application Security Project is having their monthly meeting! The topic is "Securing Complex Forums" presented by Jim Manico, member of the Global Board of Directors for the OWASP foundation.

    Opening Talk: Take-aways from Blackhat

    Speaker: Stu Schwartz 

     

    Main Speaker: Jim Manico

    Jim Manico http://www.linkedin.com/in/jmanico. 

    MAIN Topic: Securing Complex Forms

    The heart of how users interact with a web application is the HTML form submission. A great deal of very sensitive data flows over HTML forms. Securing web form submissions is critical for the construction of a secure web application. Multi-form workflows make securing form submissions even more complicated! This presentation will take you on a journey as untrusted data flows from a form submission into the many layers of a secure web application. 

    • Review some of the basic threats against web forms 
    • Learn some of the most important defense categories for building secure web forms 
    • Discuss some of the more complex aspects to form construction, such as workflow

    ADDRESS:  
    Symantec Corporation 900 Corporate Pointe                                                                               Culver City, CA 90230                        

    PARKING:                                                                                                                                           900 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230 is the actual address and the parking garage is very easy to see/find on our property.  Guests will have their parking validated by  a guard that will be present in the main lobby of building 900.  The event will take place in the cafeteria which is in building 900 and down the stairs behind the main reception area. 

    Join us for great presentations and networking. Free dinner is included. Join OWASP for only $50/year! owaspla.org

    Please visit their Meetup page to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there! 

    http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Los-Angeles/events/185698682/

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

  • Thu
    28
    Aug
    2014
    7:00 PM to 10:00 PMMaker Studios, 3562 Eastham Drive, Culver City, CA 90232

    JS.LA is having a Meetup! The general format will be two planned talks followed by Drinks.js at around 9:15.

    "Node.js in Production" presented by Jeff Dickey.

    Twitter: @dickeyxxx and Github: dickeyxxx

    Running Node.js in a production settings requires you to ensure stability, performance, security and maintainability—particularly challenging while the best practices in JavaScript change rapidly. Learn the pros and cons between various tools and providers whether it is deciding on a cloud provider, build system, load balancer and more. Learn about common mistakes made when moving from a development environment to production and ways to harden your system once it comes online.

    "Test-driven Development of Web Apps in Node.js" presented by Tommy Stanton.

    Twitter: @tommystanton and Github: tommystanton

    Node.js is a natural choice for anything HTTP, so it has quickly become popular for writing web applications. As a complement, the language offers viable means of conducting test-driven development (TDD). Some of the technologies covered in this talk will be: Express, SuperAgent, Mocha, and Chai. Tommy will explain TDD basics from a Node perspective, transitioning into real examples of clever ways to prove that a web app works as advertised. The result is a surge in programmer confidence and a foundation to ensure long-term software quality!

    LOCATION:                                                                                                                                         Maker Studios, 3562 Eastham Drive                                                                                       Culver City, CA 90232 

    PARKING:                                                                                                                                        Parking is available in the lot at the front along National Blvd.

    Please RSVP at their website below; and best of all the event doesn't cost anything to attend.

    https://ti.to/jsla/august-2014

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @jsdotla

  • Sat
    06
    Sep
    2014
    Sun
    07
    Sep
    2014
    9/6 8AM - 9/7 5PMUC Irvine Henry Samueli School of Engineering, 260 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697

    LAPHP is helping to put on SoCal PHP Mini Camp!

    New for 2014 with the support of the premier Southern California PHP communities of Los Angeles PHP (LAPHP)Orange County PHP (OCPHP), and San Diego PHP (SDPHP) we are pleased to bring you a PHP Mini-Camp within DrupalCamp LA. It will be PHP sessions and dedicated track(s) focused on best practices, technology, and latest in the PHP world happening same day, time, and venue as Drupal Camp LA.

    This is an exciting opportunity for the SoCal development community to shine in this first ever joint community event in our area bringing not only the PHP user groups together but also Los Angeles Drupal (LA Drupal) and OC Drupal for a fantastic weekend of intense sharing of knowledge, fun, and networking opportunities.

    As the camp is done bar camp style and sessions are volunteered, we invite you to share your knowledge by submitting your sessions and look forward to having you at the camp.

    PARKING:

    Student Conference Center (http://2014.drupalcampla.com/information/directions-parking)

    WE NEED YOU !!

    The local PHP community is nothing without YOU! We not only need local PHP developers to come out and enjoy the day but as this is done barcamp style we need submitted sessions on some great topics. So come out for the day or weekend and share amongst your fellow peers. 

    Not sure what topics might work, check out the SoCal PHP Mini-camp page on Drupal Camp LA website for some topic suggestions. We are definitely open to hearing open other topics as well!

    ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES / ORANGE COUNTY DRUPAL CAMP

    DrupalCamp LA is the annual FREE conference for the Drupal community in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Greater Southern California Area.

    http://2014.drupalcampla.com/information/about

    REGISTRATION  

    Register now for attending and to submit sessions:  
    http://2014.drupalcampla.com/user/register 

    REGISTER HERE:  
    http://2014.drupalcampla.com/information/socal-php-mini-camp  

    ATTENTION! Please register at the Drupal Camp LA website and "select a session". No registration will be available at our Meetup site. This is important for presenters to gauge audience and for organizers to assign rooms of adequate size. 

    SESSIONS

    Just like BarCamp, the sessions are proposed by community volunteers so everyone is welcome to submit a session. 

    http://2014.drupalcampla.com/sessions 

    PLAN ON ATTENDING ?

    If you are planning or will be attending, feel free to RSVP here so others know to look for you at Drupal Camp Los Angeles but you must register at the Drupal Camp LA website!

    Note that you must RSVP at the camp website to gain attendance and select your sessions. Register here: 
    http://2014.drupalcampla.com/user/register   

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @ladrupal

  • Mon
    08
    Sep
    2014
    6:30 pmBLANKSPACES 5405 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    LADOTNET is having their September Event! The topic for this Meetup is "Introducing ASP.NET vNext, the future of Web Development" presented by Hattan Shobokshi

    Introducing ASP.NET vNext : The future of web development on the Microsoft Stack.

    Are you interested in the latest, most cutting edge version of ASP.NET? There are major changes coming and we need to be ready for it.

    In this presentation we will introduce ASP.NET vNext, the newest iteration of the Microsoft Web Development stack. See how ASP.NET MVC and WebAPI fit into this new modular and decoupled development stack. 

    This is the new direction being taken by Microsoft in regards to ASP.NET. Come learn about why these changes are being implemented and how they can improve your work flow.

    We’ll examine the new cloud optimized framework and see how it can provide you with a leaner, faster and more memory efficient web application. The various components will be examined including how Roslyn and Nuget contribute to this new framework.

    This includes lots of code demos using Visual Studio “14” CTP and we’ll outline new ways you can build web applications and websites.

    ASP.NET vNext is based on OWIN and gives you more flexibility, more performance and ultimately a great way to build next generation web applications.

    We’ll also briefly look into Angular JS integration and how ASP.NET vNext is perfect for Single Page Applications and the future of the web.

    LOCATION:

    BLANKSPACES                                                                                                                                 5405 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    BLANKSPACES is located at 5405 Wilshire Blvd. The building is on the corner of Wilshire and Cloverdale. The main entrance is on the Cloverdale side.

    PARKING:

    There is usually street parking available near BLANKSPACES, and also two public lots close by: on Cloverdale, south of Wilshire and on Wilshire, east of Cloverdale.

    Donation:

    There will be a $5.00 donation ($10 for recruiters) at the door to cover food and drinks.

    Please RSVP at the website below!

    http://www.meetup.com/LADOTNET/events/204042602/

     

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @ladotnet

  • Wed
    10
    Sep
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a QA/LA Meetup! The topic is "SOA Required Trust—APIs Require Integrity" presented by Wilhelm Haaker, solution architect at Parasoft Corporation. 

    During the era in which organizations were evolving their architectures to meet service-oriented standards, the ROI of services was predicated on reuse. The difference between SOA and APIs is the prolific nature in which services—now known as APIs—are being used to extend inter-connectivity beyond the corporate boundary. As services cross borders, your APIs and your brand become inextricably intertwined. Thus while SOA required trust, APIs demand integrity. On the one hand, the more secure, reliable, and dependable your API, the better the chance of consumption and the greater the potential for business expansion. On the other hand, if you’re providing a questionable interface and there are viable alternatives to your API, you’re likely to lose business since switching costs associated with API integration are so low.  

    This presentation will explore the top 3 challenges to API integrity and then outlines strategies and best practices for reducing the risks associated with each challenge. API integrity challenges discussed include:

    ·  Significantly increased attack surface area

    ·  Elevated potential for unintentional or malicious misuse

    ·  Validating whether performance will satisfy SLAs in the event of the erratic or surging demand commonly associated with API exposure

    ADDRESS:

    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925

    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                                                                             7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Food/Refreshments                                                                             7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A                                                                                                               8:30 - 9:00 Networking

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby. In case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at Suite 925 for a Meetup.

    We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP at the Meetup site below.

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

  • Wed
    10
    Sep
    2014
    8:00 pmCrashspace 10526 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

    Women Who Code LA is having a Meetup! 

    Learn to Code with Us: Culver City  (map) 

    Interested in learning to code or improving your skills? Join this group, led by professional Software Engineer Michelle Leonhart (@at0mbxmb) every week!

    There are no prerequisites to attending a Learn to Code with Us event. The only rules are that you must bring your own laptop, and agree to follow the Code of Conduct.

    Learn to Code with Us events are FREE, all ages, and open to the public.

    Learn to Code with Us events do not have formal instruction. Think of them like office hours, except social and fun. We come together, work on our ideas, and help each other out. Occasionally, someone may ask to present an idea, concept, language, or project to the group. But most of the time we just do our own thing.

    Please RSVP at their website below!

    http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-LA/events/202447942/ 

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects  @WomenWhoCode @at0mbxmb

     
  • Mon
    15
    Sep
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Machine Learning is having a Meetup! The topic is "Data Science @ IRIS.TV" presented by Dr. Thomas Sullivan, Chief Data Scientist and Joel Spitalnik, VP Engineering.

    While video recommendations best serve the viewer experience when presented in real time, machine learning is a computationally intensive process that is often done on the back end. IRIS.TV’s utilizes a hybrid process to synchronize computational tasks for learning so that engineering and data science teams can shrink the latency between analyzing history and presentation of recommended videos to improve the experience.

    Dr. Thomas Sullivan, Chief Data Scientist at IRIS.TV is a data scientist/statistician with extensive IP development experience and is the (co)-author of 8 books. Prior to joining IRIS.tv, he spent 13 years as a Senior Information Scientist at the RAND Corporation, taught Applied Statistics in RAND's graduate school, and then was Director of R&D at a tech company in Santa Monica . He holds a Ph.D. in Computational Sciences, an M.S. in Statistical Sciences, and an M.A. in Economics.

    Joel Spitalnik, VP Engineering at IRIS.TV has developed iOS apps for hospital laboratory testing as well as dynamic websites for arts and entertainment organizations. He is a veteran of the film and television industry, having worked for Disney, DreamWorks SKG, HDNet, and A-Line Pictures. He is a graduate of Princeton University and is an active member of multiple programming communities.

    ADDRESS:  
    1558 10th Street 
    Santa Monica, CA, 90401 (map)

    SCHEDULE: 
    - 6:30pm food/drinks and networking 
    - 7:30pm talk starts promptly

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite using the link below ***  You must have a confirmed RSVP and please arrive by 7:25pm the latest. Please RSVP here on Eventbrite.

    BOOK RAFFLE:                                                                                                                                        Thanks to O'Reilly, we'll have a book raffle at the meetup. Also check out the Strata conference and use our 20% discount coupon UGLA20! 

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @LAMachLearning

  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PMFandango 12200 West Olympic Boulevard #400, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

    Interested in developing applications that can scale on demand, handle 10’s of thousands of OPS, and doesn’t give DEVOPS a headache? Couchbase Server is a NoSQL, Document database that stores documents natively as JSON, supports high-throughput, low-latency scenarios while linearly scaling to demand. In this session we’ll learn about the SDKs available, like Java including RxJava and Spring, .NET and Node.js, and the APIs exposed by Couchbase Server, as well as the patterns and practices best suited for building robust and scalable applications.  

     Jeff Morris is a Developer Advocate at Couchbase and a former Enterprise Architect at Source Interlink. Jeff maintains the Open Source Couchbase .NET SDK and has over 14 years’ experience developing and architecting systems under a variety of platforms and technology primarily using Microsoft solutions.

    Couchbase will be raffling off two passes to their flagship conference, Couchbase Connect (valued @ $895/pass) and Fandango will be giving away movie tickets.  

    Food and beverages will be provided.

    ADDRESS:                                                                                                                                               12200 West Olympic Boulevard                                                                                                      Los Angeles, CA 90064

    PARKING:

    Street parking is available on Olympic and Bundy and there is parking in the building (Fandango does not validate). 

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Please register at their Eventbrite website below!

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developing-internet-scale-applications-with-couchbase-tickets-12812788395

  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014
    7:00 pmQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a jQuery LA Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Using jQuery with WordPress".

    So you've figured out how to make that spiffy jQuery plugin work, but now how do you get it working inside a WordPress theme? We'll talk about how to properly enqueue scripts and put them to work within WordPress.

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $2. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: there is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/jQuery-LA/events/200966372/

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects #jquery

  • Thu
    25
    Sep
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMFactual HQ 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90067

    A Billion installs, a billion in annual revenue, many billions of transactions per day - what do you need for Gigascale Engineering? Bruno Bowden spent over 7 years at Google leading the engineering teams on Google Earth and Enterprise Gmail. He will speak to the important principles of engineering at scale and reliability in a constantly changing environment. From the time he nearly brought down Gmail to setting a record 1.7 million requests per second on Google's Santa Tracker. Please come along to share the humor, passion and hard engineering lessons he's learned.

     

    Factual HQ - Please park in the Century City Mall next door. Let the security desk know you're going to the Factual event.

    1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor. 
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

    RSVP Here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ex-googler-bruno-bowden-on-gigascale-engineering-tickets-13094982445

     

  • Mon
    29
    Sep
    2014
    7:00 PM to 10:00 PMAwesomenessTV 11821 Mississippi Ave, Los Angeles, CA
    • ***Our Fourth Swift Meetup!***

      Meet other developers that are interested in the new Swift Programming language and learn something about developing iOS apps with Swift!

      Talks:

      • iOS - awesomenessTV

       • Please let us know if you want to do a talk! 

       • Please let us know if you want to do a talk! 

      • 7:00 – 7:30 Icebreaker Game & Introductions  
      • 7:30 – 9:30 Presentations  
      • 9:30 – 10:00 Open / Networking

      Parking:

      ... TBA

      Resources:

      • https://developer.apple.com/swift/

      • http://www.learnswift.tips/

      RSVP Here: http://www.meetup.com/LASwift/events/204003792/

  • Tue
    30
    Sep
    2014
    6:00 PM to 9:30 PMYahoo 2400 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90404

    "NODE.JS ON THE ROAD"

    The profile of users developing and deploying Node.js in production is always changing. As new people come to Node, or as the needs of veterans change, it's important for that information to find its way back to the project. Similarly, it's important for those who are deploying Node in production to bring their wisdom to those just starting out. To that end, Joyent is sponsoring Node.js on the Road, a roadshow aimed at keeping the community connected with the project and production users of Node.

    We'll be bringing speakers from large and small companies alike to share how they're using Node in production. To talk about the where's, why's, and how's of Node fitting and scaling to their companies' needs. Also, they'll be discussing the ways they coordinate with the Node project and the broader community.

    But this isn't a one way road, we want to hear from you too. We want to know about your uses of Node, where Node is being successful for you, and where your pain points are. The Node project is nothing without this feedback, it's vital to make sure Node is heading in the direction its users need.

    It's going to be a fun trip. I can't wait to share with you all the exciting things going on with Node, and to get more people involved.

    See you soon!

    SPEAKERS:

    TJ Fontaine @tjfontaine
    Node.js Project Lead, Joyent

    Oren Golan @oreng
    Senior Software Engineer, YP

    Michael Matuzak @mmatuzak
    Senior Software Engineer, Yahoo

    AGENDA:

    6:00pm - Networking Reception

    7:30pm - Speaking begins

    Please register at:

    https://www.joyent.com/noderoad/cities/los-angeles-9-30-2014

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @tjfontaine @oreng @mmatuzak 

  • Tue
    30
    Sep
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558A 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Apache Spark User Group is having a Meetup! The topic is "Spark Panel Discussion with Cloudera, MapR & Pivotal" 

     Spark has come about to represent the next big wave of Big Data Processing. First there was Hadoop with HDFS and Mapreduce. Now with many initatives to make Spark the next mapreduce, there seems to be a lot going on for this project that sprung from humble origins from the Amp Lab at UC Berkeley. With the founding of Databricks to support Spark, this open source top level Apache project has stepped into the limelight to garner its share of fans and critics.

    This talk will foster a lively discussion on Spark's inital goals, where it came from and what does the future look like for spark. Big Data vendor leaders are responding by introducing Spark’s capabilities into their architecture.  Come join us for a lively panel discussion between the top Hadoop distribution vendors – Cloudera, MapR, and Pivotal – to hear their vision, strategy, and capabilities around Apache Spark.  This will be a rare opportunity to see these four leading vendors on one panel, hear from their experts, and get their insight on best practices, real use cases, and solutions around Spark implementation. 

    ADDRESS:  
    1558 10th Street 
    Santa Monica, CA, 90401 (map)

    Note: This event is free and will sell out so register ASAP. The Event Passcode "SPARK PLUG". Please use the Eventbrite site below to signup!

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spark-panel-discussion-with-cloudera-mapr-pivotal-tickets-12697822529  

    Meetup members get 20% off Strata with UGLABD20

    http://strataconf.com/stratany2014?sp-strata-confreg-lp-stny14_user_group_code

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects #LASparkUG 

  • Mon
    06
    Oct
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Big Data User Group is having a Meetup! The topic is "Making Hadoop Enterprise Ready" presented by Brett Rudenstein of WANDisco.

    For those Hadoop admins wanting to learn more about a scalable Hadoop environment, this talk is a great way to get the ball rolling. this talk will be focused on the different aspects of scaling Hadoop that may not have been addressed in typical work environments.

    Learn about:

    • Standby vs Active/Active 

    • Addressing the challenges of multi datacenter Hadoop 

    • Maximizing resource utilization 

    • Consistency vs performance 

    • Lowering RTO and RPO 

    • Scaling past 2 data centers 

    • Zoning your clusters for optimal efficiency 

    • Leveraging mixed heterogeneous hardware in a single cluster

    •   Creating sub clusters (different users, different needs, same data)

    Bio:
    Brett Rudenstein, Director of Product Management, Big Data, WANdisco. As WANdisco's Director of Product Management for Big Data, Brett works with partners, prospects and customers to help them understand and evolve the requirements for mission critical/enterprise-ready Hadoop.

     ADDRESS:  
    1558 10th Street 
    Santa Monica, CA, 90401 (map)

    Please RSVP at their website below!

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Big-Data-Users-Group/events/204976972/

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @b_e_rude 

  • Wed
    08
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMQ 6080 Center Drive, Suite 925, Los Angeles, CA

    TOPIC:

    You may not have heard of telescope but if you've ever voted for a contestant on a tv show, chances are you've used our platform. This talk will cover our entire cloud migration process -- from realizing we should not be in the data center business, to cloud provider and tooling selection, and finally how we automated our entire platform infrastructure (AWS), code deployments, and scaling events using Ansible. 

     

    SPEAKERS:

    John Weatherford (VP of Engineering) and Iain Wright (Lead System Administrator) from Telescope Inc. 

     

    SCHEDULE:

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Raffle/Networking

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q!

    RAFFLE:

    We will have some raffle items to give away! Bring a business card to drop in the bowl.

    ADDRESS: 

    6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING:

    Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY/ELEVATOR:

    There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 925

  • Wed
    15
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 pm1999 Avenue of the Stars, 34th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    In this talk, a FoundationDB engineer will discuss the challenges of scaling a conflict detection algorithm to large database clusters. They'll discuss the limitations of FoundationDB's current single-threaded algorithm, the various approaches considered to scale the write throughput of the system, and the machine-parallel algorithm that was ultimately selected. 

    http://www.meetup.com/scalela/events/199443292/

  • Wed
    15
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 pm1501 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401

    We're celebrating reaching 500 members by throwing ourselves a little cocktail party in the heart of Silicon Beach! This will be the first of many Startup Mind events we'll be producing especially for our members and we'd love to meet you in person if we haven't already.

    Apparently you all really love networking! And who doesn't love an open-air bar facing the ocean with cool breezes floating in? Grab a drink, grab a nosh, and schmooze with investors, entrepreneurs, founders, creatives, bankers, leaders, developers, startups and more.

    Special Happy Hour Flights & Flatbreads prices till 8pm with admission ticket. And don't miss the raffle!

    We're kicking off the start of something good! More to come. Register today as space is limited.

    Thank you for belonging to our Startup  Mind community! And if you're not a member yet, we'd love to have you join us: www.meetup.com/startupmind/

    RSVP Here: 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startupmind-seasons-52-soiree-tickets-13299229353

  • Sat
    18
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 PM to 10:00 PM 836 Traction Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90013

    JavaScript friends!

    The next JS.LA will be on Thursday, October 30th, hosted at the Otto Design Group (map) Downtown, and sponsored by Verizon Edge Cast and the Calvin Group.

    As always, please RSVP if you plan on attending so we have enough food and drinks available.

    This months talks will be focused on making your front end code modular and awesome. 

     

    Ampersand.js: The Non-Frameworky Framework

    Presented by: Luke Karrys

    Ampersand.js is a highly modular, loosely coupled, non-frameworky framework. Composed of tiny modules, Ampersand is able to leverage the power of npm and Browserify to build advanced applications, while maximizing simplicity in the increasingly complex world of front-end application development. Learn some conventions and how to harness the flexibility of Ampersand to solve real problems presented by today's web apps.
      

    A Future Called Web Components

    Presented by: Zeno Rocha

    Discover how this new concept formed by five new specifications (Templates, Decorators, Shadow DOM, Custom Elements, HTML Imports) will revolutionize the way we develop for the web.

    http://js.la/

  • Tue
    21
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 pm6080 Center Drive, Suite 925, Los Angeles, CA

    Rich Crook, QA Automation Engineer at Disney, will discuss how they are using Cucumber and Groovy to run automated tests that process large amounts of data.

    http://www.meetup.com/QALAGroup/events/202262342/?a=me1_grp&rv=me1&_af_eid=202262342&_af=event

  • Wed
    22
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 pm900 Corporate Pointe Culver City, CA 90230

    Presentation Title: Breaking the Security of a SaaS Offering 

    Synopsis: During the course of this presentation we will examine the results of a penetration-test/vulnerability assessment of a SaaS performed a few months ago.  We won't just discuss the results; I will SHOW you how unprotected iframes can lead to clickjacking, what attackers can learn from decompiling your Java code, and how a Java RMI architecture probably isn't suited for a SaaS of this type.  We'll discuss the vulnerabilities that come from sloppy HTML/CSS code and developing your own "encryption" algorithm, plus what certificate protection a keystore does and doesn't provide.

    Speaker: Stan Borinski, CISSP, CISA

    Stan Borinski is a data and network security consultant and entrepreneur known for managing critical, enterprise security projects for Fortune 500 companies.  He currently focuses on encryption, DLP, and vulnerability assessments for multiple clients.  Stan is the founder of Strategic IT, an information security consultancy servicing the LA, NY, and DC Metropolitan Areas.  Previously, he founded Network Presence, which was among the Inc. 500 fastest growing private companies.  His team assisted the FBI and Interpol’s High Tech Crime Unit to find and shut down an extortionist group in Kazakhstan responsible for one of the largest DDoS attacks against companies and ISPs in the US and Europe.  Stan began his career as a database programmer at Network Solutions, the sole registrar of domain names and IP addresses during the Dot-Com boom.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University. 

    Thanks to our Sponsor: Authentic8

    Founded in 2010 by principals from Postini, Authentic8 is redefining how the browser is used within business with our flagship product, Silo. Silo has a deeper containment capability called Toolbox, which is used by CERT, incident response (IR), anti-fraud, and security research teams around the world. Like disposable gloves for stuff you don't want to touch, Toolbox is built fresh based on a desired profile and destroyed at session end. All executable code stays in the sandbox, and it's our IPs that are exposed not yours. The client device only receives encrypted remote display data. Authentic8, Inc. is headquartered in Mountain View, California. Try Silo risk free at www.authentic8.com

    RSVP HERE: 

    http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Los-Angeles/events/189161442/?a=me1_grp&rv=me1&_af_eid=189161442&_af=event

  • Wed
    22
    Oct
    2014
    All Day 200 S Pine Ave Long Beach, CA 90802

    The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series returning to Los Angeles for our eighth annual event on October 22, 2014. The purpose of the summit is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in Southern California. The conference is driven by an Executive Board of regional IT professionals that directs the content of the conference. The IT Summit is designed to address the real-world opportunities and challenges faced by today's executives.

     

    http://www.theitsummit.com/event/los-angeles-2014/#agenda 

     

  • Mon
    27
    Oct
    2014
    6:45 pmGrindr HQ - 6725 W Sunset Blvd #110, Los Angeles, CA

    AGENDA

    6:45PM - Meet, Greet & Eat

    7:30PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

    TOPIC

    What you will learn: 
    -Why Grindr selected MongoDB to power its geo spatial engine. 
    -How to setup high volume, sharded MongoDB cluster architecture. 
    -How to implement geo sharding scheme in order to distribute MongoDB cluster across different Amazon geo regions. 

    SPEAKER

    Grindr’s VP of Engineering, Lukas Sliwka is a thirty-something technologist who's lived and worked in many different places around the world including Europe, Canada, and both coasts of the US. Lukas has a background in software engineering, agile methodologies, and agile transformation. He loves the disruptive nature of technology and seeks any opportunity to change the status quo. He recently joined Grindr to further its geo-social mobile platform and how it impacts the dating world. Lukas has also held key roles at Beachbody, Yamaha, and Mazda. 

    FOOD & BEVERAGES

    MongoDB (from humongous) is reinventing data management and powering big data as the leading NoSQL database. Designed for how we build and run applications today, it empowers organizations to be more agile and scalable. MongoDB enables new types of applications, better customer experience, faster time to market and lower costs. It has a thriving global community with over 5 million downloads, 100,000 online education registrations, 20,000 user group members and 20,000 MongoDB Days attendees. The company has more than 600 customers, including many of the world’s largest organizations.

    VENUE

    Grindr is graciously hosting this meetup. To find out more, visit their website or download their app! 

    GIVE A RIDE, GET A RIDE

    If you need a ride or can offer a ride, please post a comment underneath this meetup.

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    • @mongodbinc

    • @mongodb

    @LAMongoDB

    @joedevon

    @francium

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-MongoDB-User-Group/events/211831052/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=211831052&_af=event

  • Tue
    28
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMFandango 12200 West Olympic Boulevard #400, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

    Workshop: Develop, Deploy, Monitor and Scale REST APIs Built in Node.js

    In this workshop you'll learn:

    • Jumpstart tips for Rails, .NET, Java and PHP developers new to Node

    • Pros and cons of various frameworks for developing Node-powered APIs

    • How to develop APIs from scratch with the open source Loopback.io framework

    • Connecting Node apps to datasources including MongoDB, Oracle and MySQL

    • Creating aggregations, mashups and custom methods on API endpoints

    • Creating API-based mobile services like push and geolocation through iOS, JS and Android SDKs

    • Enabling offline sync for your devices and apps

    • Build and deployment best practices for Node

    • How to monitor Node apps using StatsD and your own graphical visualization tool

    • Managing logs in single server and multi-server configurations

    • Deploying and managing Node clusters

    To get the most out of the workshop, attendees should have at least a basic understanding of how Node works in theory, basic JavaScript skills and a current stable version on Node installed.

     RSVP Here: http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Node-JS/events/198268312/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=198268312&_af=event

  • Tue
    04
    Nov
    2014
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PMLos Angeles Fire Dept. Station 5 8900 Emerson Ave Los Angeles, CA

    Join us as Bart van Leeuwen talks, Emergency Respons: Using Real-time Semantic Web Technology, the case of Amsterdam- Amstelland Fire Engines.

    AGENDA

    6:30PM - Meet, greet & eat

    7:00PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

    TOPIC

    Come out and listen as Bar van Leeuwen talks about using Real-time Semantic Web Technology and the case of Amsterdam- Amstelland Fire Engines.

    SPEAKER

    Bart van Leeuwen@semanticfire, combines his 15 years firefighting experience with 17 years of netage.nl ownership. This combination allows him to highlight a new perspective on operational information delivery.
    With the ever larger amount of available data and changes in tactical approaches to firefighting new and fresh thinking is needed. As a “outside the box” thinker he helps fire departments to approach their information problems in a different way. In this process, technology is not the answer, it's an enabler and should be treated as such. 
    Currently he leads an innovation project where proven information management technology is combined with new paradigms like semantic web technology to deal with information flows in a smarter and agile way.

    VENUE

    Los Angeles Fire Department Station 5 is kindly providing their space for the event.

    SPONSOR

    The Perfect Blend of Business and Community

    Serving the communities of Westchester, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey and surrounding areas, the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce promotes business and enhances the vitality of community through member services, educational programs, strategic partnerships, community outreach and legislative advocacy. 

    Follow the Chamber on Twitter @laxcoastal and CEO Christina Davis @christinavdavis

    FOOD AND BEVERAGES

    Food and beverages will be provided so that we don't listen to a great talk on an empty stomach :)

    GIVE A RIDE, GET A RIDE

    If you need a ride or can offer a ride, please post a comment underneath this meetup.

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    @joedevon

    @olegbaranovsky

    @ronpeled

    @carose9

     RSVP Here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/emergency-response-using-real-time-semantic-web-technology-tickets-13034884691

  • Wed
    12
    Nov
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Big Data User Group is having a Meetup! This talk will be a twofer(two for one).  Twofer - Mac Moore, Solutions Architect at GridGain & Dale Kim, Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. "Gridgain - Achieve Real-time Results with In-Memory Computing" presented by Mac Moore, and "MapR - Hadoop & NoSQL Joining Forces" presented by Dale Kim.

    "Gridgain - Achieve Real-time Results with In-Memory Computing" 

    Join us for an evening of networking with Big Data professionals and learning about leading edge technology that is pushing the envelope of what Big Data can do.

    In the presentation, we will provide an overview of general in-memory computing principles and the drivers behind it. We will start with a summary of the technical drivers (abundant hardware resources) and market forces (the rise of Big Data). We will cover popular and emerging use cases for in-memory computing, from financial industry trading platforms to mobile payment processing, online advertising, online/mobile gaming back-ends and more. We will then present some foundational concepts and terminology, and discuss considerations around any in-memory solution. From there, we will illustrate how a complete in-memory computing stack like GridGain combines clustering, high performance computing, in-memory data grids, stream processing and Hadoop acceleration into one unified and easy to use platform. 

    "MapR - Hadoop & NoSQL Joining Forces"

    More and more organizations are turning to Hadoop and NoSQL to manage big data. In fact, many IT professionals consider each of those terms to be synonymous with big data. At the same time, these two technologies are seen as different beasts that handle different challenges. That means they are often deployed in a rather disjointed way, even when intended to solve the same overarching business problem. The emerging trend of “in-Hadoop databases” promises to narrow the deployment gap between them and enable new enterprise applications. In this talk, Dale will describe that integrated architecture and how customers have deployed it to benefit both the technical and the business teams.  

     ADDRESS:  
    1558 10th Street 
    Santa Monica, CA, 90401 (map)

    SCHEDULE:

    6:30-7 - Food/Drink & Networking 

    7-7:45 - Mac Moore

    7:45-8:30 - Dale Kim

    8:30-9  - Q&A & Wrap up

    Please RSVP at their website below!

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Big-Data-Users-Group/events/204686082/

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @gridgain @mapr

  • Mon
    17
    Nov
    2014
    Sun
    23
    Nov
    2014
    9:00AM - 11:30PMSanta Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California, USA

    As a weeklong celebration of technology and innovation, Techweek hosts 12 standard events that engage and excite in every way imaginable.  From our 2-day technology conference & expo to music, startup competitions and more, Techweek is designed to give you many opportunities to network, learn and explore with your local tech community

    Register HERE: http://techweek.com/register/

  • Mon
    01
    Dec
    2014
    7:00 pmQ 6100 Center Drive STE 660, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    TOPIC:

    This past July we had a few Puppet lightning talks, and we had requests for more info about Hiera. Scott Lackey, who gave that talk, is going to give a more in-depth talk about Hiera, including: 

    • How to configure puppet to use hiera to separate variable data from code. 

    • Setting up a hierarchy 

    • Setting up hiera yaml files

    • Configuring a template with hiera values

    • Encrypting values in hiera

     

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Scott Lackey is a Systems Engineer who has been working with puppet since its creation in 2005. He currently works as a Sr. DevOps engineer at Salesforce.com. 

    SCHEDULE:

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Raffle/Networking

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q!

    RAFFLE:

    We will have some raffle items to give away! Bring a business card to drop in the bowl.

    ADDRESS: 

    6100 Center Drive Suite 660  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING:

    Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY/ELEVATOR:

    There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 660

    RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/LinuxLA/events/217875102/

  • Wed
    10
    Dec
    2014
    7:00 pm418 bamboo lane, suite A, Los Angeles, CA

    More details to come! 

    http://www.meetup.com/jQuery-LA/events/218601598/

  • Thu
    11
    Dec
    2014
    8:00AM - 6:00PMJW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live - 900 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90015

    2014 SCHEDULE

    9:00 – 9:15AM OPENING REMARKS

    9:15 – 9:40AM THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON IN LA

    9:40 – 10:25AM WHERE IS TECHNOLOGY TAKING US NEXT?

    10:25 – 10:45AM 20-MINUTE COFFEE BREAK

    10:45 – 11:25AM INDICATORS OF FUTURE SUCCESS: IDENTIFYING THE NEXT BIG IDEA

    11:25 – 12:00PM HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING ENTERTAINMENT FROM CREATION TO CONSUMPTION

    12:00 – 1:00PM 60-MINUTE LUNCH BREAK

    1:00 – 2:00PM LOCAL SUCCESS STORIES: TWO DIFFERENT PATHS

    2:00 – 3:40PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    3:40 – 4:00PM 20-MINUTE COFFEE BREAK

    4:00 – 4:30PM SHARK TANK #1: LOCAL UNIVERSITY STARTUPS

    4:30 – 5:15PM SHARK TANK #2: EMERGING INCUBATOR STARTUPS

    5:15 – 6:25PM FOUNDER STORIES: PURSUING YOUR PASSION

     

    Register HERE: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1583926