• Wed
    11
    Jan
    2017
    6:30 pmJoe's Pizzeria, Santa Monica, CA

    It's HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR Time!

    Let's celebrate a good year for UX and toast to 2017! This is a no-hosted event so that means - buy drink for yourself and in the spirit of the holidays - a friend too!

    No speakers, no agendas just drinks, eats and fun! Maybe even some UX Trivia!

    RAFFLE: 

    As always, lots of amazing gifts and the wonderful UXPALA Mystery Bag!

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Wed
    18
    Jan
    2017
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM1520 2nd Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Meet our innovative UX Designers, our full-stack Javascript Developers (Angular and Node) and Python-loving Data Scientists on Wednesday January 18th from 6-9pm at our Santa Monica campus.

    Check out portfolios and discuss potential job opportunities at your company with our hirable candidates. This is an open house style event. Think of it as a job fair flipped on its head.

    Light food and refreshments will be served.

    RSVP early, space is limited!

    Have immediate hiring needs?

    Search our community of hirable talent on GA Profiles and create a free company account to begin contacting your favorite candidates.

    Rest assured, there are no fees for hiring from the GA network or working with us on your hiring needs!

    Previous LA grads have been hired by Disney, Sony, Belkin, The Bouqs, Omaze, Dun & Bradstreet, Philosophie, Card.com, Verys, Big Frame, Iconmobile, Surfair, Northrop Gruman, Google, Open X, and many more.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Wed
    18
    Jan
    2017
    7:00 pm NextSpace 9415 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA

    DevOps Winter Meetup is ON!

    Jobst Consulting presents our guest speakers line up:

    Jessica DeVita, Evangelist at Chef

    Trevor Hess, Customer Architect at Chef

    Speaking about the new open source project Habitat. A solution to solve problems of how we build, deploy and manage applications.

    Utkarsh Bhatnagar, Project "wizzy", a CLI tool for Grafana

    Talking about his project 'wizzy', which is a command line tool to manage Grafana entities. Demonstrate users what they can do with the power of command line which is really hard to do in Grafana UI.

    Since winter season usually calls for Dark Beer and BBQ, this time we would like to give you the opportunity to help us pick the beer and food we would offer. Please e-mail us your preferences and RSVP at: [masked]

    Parking is available on Cardiff Ave in the parking structure by Bank of America. First 2 hrs. are free and then $1-2 for each additional hour.

    NestSpace (Ns) is next to the Public School Bar.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Thu
    26
    Jan
    2017
    11:00 AM - 8:00 PMMagic Box at The REEF 1933 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90007

    Please join the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City's Entrepreneur in Residence Jason Nazar, for one of the City's largest Technology Job Fairs taking place on Thursday, January 26th from 11-8pm at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. The fair will feature 200+ of LA's premier technology companies looking to hire great candidates in engineering, marketing, sales, and more.

    TechFair LA will feature a variety of expert speakers, access to the best tech companies in Los Angeles,and keynotes from the Mayor of Los Angeles as well as high profile CEOs and figures in the LA tech community. Visit company booths and make live connections in-person with folks looking to hire great talent like you! Throughout the day, attend breakout sessions which will cover a variety of topics on skills, negotiating, and much more that will enrich your professional career. We'll also have food trucks, music, and raffles! Don't miss your opportunity! The event is free to attend for job seekers - you must register to RSVP.

    Job seekers: TechFair LA is FREE! We only ask that you RSVP.

    Companies (Leaders & HR): To reserve your booth at TechFair LA and attend our VIP reception, click on "Tickets" to reserve your booth- we will contact you with further details. You will receive the following items:

    • Access to great talent
    • 6ft expo table
    • 2 Chairs
    • Wifi
    • Access to VIP Reception (Limited Tickets)
    • Unlimited team members
    • Power
    • Showcase your company

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017
  • Wed
    08
    Feb
    2017
    7:00 pmQ; 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    This will be a joint meetup with Linux LA.  More details to follow in the beginning of January.

    If you are interested in speaking about any Elastic Stack Topic, please let me know.

    Enjoy the Holidays and have a Happy New Year.

    See you in 2017!!

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Mon
    13
    Feb
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMCTRL Collective 12575 Beatrice Street Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Our Valentine's Day eve Digital LA - Dating Apps panel features LA-based dating app startups to discuss how they differ, develop new features, launch, and do marketing and community building. Plus, we'll discuss how to improve your dating app profile pic, photos, and what to say to stand out when you're on a dating app or social media. Panelists will give real time advice for those who want to know how they can improve their profile pics, content, etc.

    SPEAKERS:

    - Dr. Jess Carbino, Tinder, Sociologist. Dr. Jess received her PhD. in sociology from UCLA, and is the Sociologist at Tinder where she conducts product tests, analyzes user data and aligns social needs with mobile product and user experience. Her work has been featured in major news outlets including The New York Times, Time Magazine, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Men’s Health, New York Magazine and The Colbert Report. She has been referred to by LA Weekly as the "Dr. Ruth of the Swipe Right Generation." Dr. Carbino has appeared on many TV programs including ABC's Good Morning America, ABC’s 20/20, CBS’ The Doctors, CNN, HuffPost Live and Pivot’s Take Part Live. She produced and hosted a weekly radio show at UCLA Radio called "Hook up With Dr. Jess." @jessicacarbino.

    - Kerianne Mellott, eHarmony, Social Media Director. Kerianne manages eHarmony's Social Media Department and is responsible for overall strategy and direction for the brand across their various profiles and communities. She also has experience in creating daily campaigns, including running Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads and Twitter Ads. She hires influencers for specific campaigns and works directly with her partners at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to deliver highly-engaging content and effective advertising campaigns. Kerianne has also produced a library of digital video content for the online dating audience and has now branched out to include creating additional "Live" content for the brand.

    - Clancy Cauble, Three Day Rule, Matchmaker. Three Day Rule is a leading tech-enabled, personalized matchmaking company that helps singles outsource their dating lives to real-life matchmakers in LA, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C, and Philadelphia. Three Day Rule is the exclusive provider of white-glove, personalized matchmaking services to Match, and are backed by IAC. With a degree in Sociology/Anthropology, Clancy has always had a penchant for understanding people. Bring a photo of your ex and burn it at the Three Da yRule Clean Slate Pre-Valentine's Party 2/11 at the Viceroy http://www.cleanslateparty.eventbrite.com @ThreeDayRule

    - Julie Spira, Online Dating Expert, is the bestselling author of “The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online." Julie's been helping singles find love online for over two decades. She's the CEO of Cyber-Dating Expert at CyberDatingExpert.com and creates Irresistible Profiles for singles on the dating scene to find their perfect match. Julie’s a finalist for “Best Dating Coach of the Year,” ranks as the most influential person in social media on Klout in the subjects of “online dating” and “dating,” and was named one of the "Top 10 Columnists to Follow on Twitter." Follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and IG.

    - Jen Friel, Talk Nerdy to Me, Founder. Jen is founder of the new media relationship blog Talk Nerdy To Me, Lover which covers all things "nerd, sex and tech." The blog has been optioned by Warner Bros. and Jerry Bruckheimer, and in August of 2015, Talk Nerdy To Me, Lover was purchased by CBS for a put pilot (a pilot with a penalty if it doesn't get air time). Friel documented her adventures of 103 dates in 9 months (using the OKCupid algorithm), "destination dating," slave ownership, and more scouting for suitors solely using dating apps and social media.

    - CJ Harvey, Grindr, Product Manager. As the product lead for Data Science at Grindr, CJ analyzes user behavior and implements enhancements to improve the digital meet-up experience. Grindr is one of the largest dating apps, helping gay men find others nearby. Grindr has millions of users per day in more than 243 countries and territories. Grindr recently raised $93M investment at a $155M valuation. Grindr recently relocated to new West Hollywood offices. @grindr

    - Desiree Bogan, Spokeo, Head of Recruiting. Spokeo is a leading people intelligence company, where Desiree is a trusted adviser and reports to the company's founders. She frequently partners with Three Day Rule and Match.com on employment branding initiatives and helping people navigate complex social engagements. Drawing on her master’s degree in Intercultural studies, and 14 years as an HR leader, with vast people-vetting and matching experience, she will give you insights into reading people, assessing them for compatibility, and how to get the information you need to make effective personal and professional decisions.

    More speakers TBA. If you're a Silicon Beach love /dating site/app that wants to be on the panel with 2 years experience, email info@digitalla.net with DATING as subject

    PITCHING COMPANIES
    if you'd like to pitch your dating app, email info@digitalla.net with DATING as subject

    AGENDA
    - 7-7:30p Checkin and Networking
    - 7:30-7:50p Pitches
    - 7:50 - 9p Panel

    PARKING
    - Complimenatry parking after 6p in the lot while space available, or park in the street

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Tue
    14
    Feb
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMConSol Partners 1409a 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

    The detailed agenda is often posted here first: http://groups.drupal.org/taxonomy/term/20728

    Mark your calendars for our LA Drupal meetup: SECOND Tuesday of each month.

    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.

    We want your feedback!

    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.

    Parking: There are two garages within walking distance of ConSol's offices. One is on 4th Street between Santa Monica and Broadway, the other is also on 4th between Santa Monica and Arizona. The first 90 minutes are free, thereafter it costs $2 per additional hour. You may also be able to find other street parking in the area.

    Agenda

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

    Lightning Talks

    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!

    If you'd like to give a lightning talk, presentation, announce a job position or ask any questions of the group, please leave a comment below and plan to come a few minutes early. If presenting, be sure to bring your laptop (and power and display cables) and whatever else you need.

    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.

    Raffle! Prizes! Collect them all!

    We love our sponsors and have several raffle prizes from our sponsors in the Los Angeles area and around the world. If you or your company would like to sponsor a raffle prize at the LA Drupal meetups, please come early or contact the LA Drupal managers.

    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 below if you have ideas of a possible bar or restaurant that is nearby.

    Looking Ahead

    If you have an idea for something you'd like to learn, post a comment below, or better yet suggest a presentation idea! ... and if you see a topic you'd like to present, post a comment or contact us!

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Wed
    15
    Feb
    2017
    7:00 pm Codesmith 5300 Beethoven Street, 90066, Los Angeles, CA

    Monthly Meetup - Speakers Stefan Deusch: How to Deploy a Microservice on AWS Lambda and Michael Saul: PaaS Solution running Node.js for Windows/Linux

    Agenda:

    • 7:00pm: Food & Networking

    • 7:15pm: Intros & Sponsors

    • 7:30pm: Speaker #1 Stefan Deusch - How to Deploy a Microservice on AWS Lambda

    • 8:00pm: Speaker #2 Michael Saul - Azure App Service: PaaS Solution running Node.js for Windows/Linux

    • 8:30-9pm: Wrap-up/Networking

    Venue: Codesmith

    Parking: On Site and Street

    Stefan Deusch: "How to Deploy a Microservice on AWS Lambda" and other use cases. Stefan has over 15 years of experience in software engineering most recently with over two years working as the architect of a B2B e-commerce system, Vroozi.com.

    Michael Saul: Azure App Service - "Azure App Service: PaaS Solution running Node.js for Windows/Linux." General discussion of Microsoft Azure, including a deep dive on Azure App Service which offers a PaaS solution for running Node.js applications for Windows and Linux. Also a demo using editor, Visual Studio Code.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Thu
    16
    Feb
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMGeneral Assembly: 1520 2nd Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

    About This Event

    First came agile, then came DevOps and Continuous Delivery, now comes Continuous Testing.

    In this new reality of rapid releases, incremental changes, and short QA cycles, testing is becoming a bottleneck. Continuous Testing is a major opportunity for QA leaders to redefine the strategic role in the organization, specifically as drivers of quality within Continuous Delivery. Join us for an overview of the upcoming challenges that you will face as QA leaders and how Continuous Testing will bring you through these changes on top.

    This event is open to the public and for people of all skill-levels, however we expect these types of roles to get the most out of the event: QA Managers, QA Team leaders, VP QA, VP Engineering, CTO's, VP R&D, etc.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Wed
    22
    Feb
    2017
    7:00 pm Symantec Corporation 900 Corporate Pointe , Culver City, CA

    Speaker: Eli Mezei

    Topic: Hacking Healthcare

    Bio:

    Eli Mezei is an Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators, where he manages analyst and client activities, including assessment work and some research initiatives. Prior to joining Independent Security Evaluators, Mr. Mezei managed risk and research operations for one of the largest commodity trading advisors in the world. Mr. Mezei is one of the organizers of IoT Village, the popular new hacking concept focused on connected devices, as well as an organizer of SOHOpelessly Broken, the first ever router hacking contest at esteemed security conference DEF CON. Mr. Mezei holds an M.S. from The Johns Hopkins University.

    Abstract:

    In this session, we present findings from a long term security research study in healthcare, in which we discovered that adversaries can deploy cyber attacks that result in harm or fatality to patients. Over the course of 24 months, we inves- tigated 12 hospitals, 2 healthcare data facilities, 2 medical devices and host of supporting applications and technolo- gies. Our focus was to (a) determine the feasibility of attacks against patient health, (b) determine the contextual is- sues from both technical and business perspectives, and (c) articulate the solution.We discovered that the healthcare industry is pursuing the wrong security mission, with an almost exclusive focus on protecting patient data, yet almost no consideration of protecting patient health. We identified a number of security vulnerabilities which, if exploited, would result in patient harm or fatality. We also identified a very wide range of busi- ness and industry shortcomings, which lead to the introduction of such security vulnerabilities. Notably, we also pub- lished a blueprint, which is an actionable, step-by-step guide to help a healthcare organization of any size migrate to a more robust defense posture.This session provides a high level analysis of what we did, what we discovered, and what we recommend. The source study data can be found here: https://www.securityevaluators.com/hospitalhack/

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Tue
    28
    Feb
    2017
    3:30 pmCTRL Collective Downtown LA 833 S. Spring St, Floor 4, Los Angeles, CA

    Mission Mars: Los Angeles 

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 15:30 to 21:00

    CTRL Collective Downtown LA
    833 S. Spring St, Floor 4, Los Angeles, CA, 90014

    ** RSVP Here **
    https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x12199918b18

    Build your skills, find the crew, save the mission. This free technical training event lets you experience all the latest Microsoft development tools in an exciting, challenge-packed day of puzzles. Earth’s first mission to Mars hangs in jeopardy. Only the brightest minds, and the sharpest tools can recover the crew and get humanity’s progress back on track.

    Will you answer the call? Sign up, and save the mission with Microsoft.

    Agenda

    15:30 – 16:00 Registration
    16:00 – 16:30 Welcome and introductory briefing
    16:30 – 17:30 Exercise 1: Establish a connection
    17:30 – 19:00 Exercise 2: Remote monitoring
    19:00 – 20:30 Exercise 3: Verify crew
    20:30 – 21:00 Thank you and goodbye

    *Snacks, Drinks & Dinner will be provided 

    Who should attend?

    This event is for developers who want hands on experience to effectively combine three cloud technologies that will make your next project great. Previous experience with cloud technologies is beneficial, but not essential.

    Before you attend

    This is an interactive workshop. To get the most from your session, please bring your laptop and power supply. In addition:

    • Activate your Azure account and bring your Microsoft account credentials. Don't have a Microsoft account? Sign up now 

    •  Activate a free 30-day trial Microsoft Azure account

    • If you subscribe to MSDN, activate your free Azure MSDN subscriber benefits 

    •  Install Visual Studio Code or Visual Studio 2015 Community, Professional, or Enterprise

    ** RSVP Here **
    https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x12199918b18

    For more information, click here. 

  • Thu
    02
    Mar
    2017
  • Thu
    02
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pasadena Convention Center 300 East Green St, Pasadena, CA

    JOIN US at SCaLE 15x!

    *** Discount code for LA MySQL meetup members at the bottom ***
    Please remember to register at the SCaLE 15x site for your pass.

    SCaLE ( www.SoCalLinuxExpo.org ) is the largest volunteer run Open Source / Free Software conference and expo in North America. Everyone interested building a stronger pro-open source community is encouraged to participate and help make SCaLE even better.

    SCaLE 15x:
    March 2-5 ( Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun ) 2017
    Pasadena Convention Center.
    300 E Green St
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    Expo Hours: Fri 2-6PM Sat 10AM-6PM Sun 10AM-2PM

    https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/15x/venue

    For SCaLE 15x ( 2017 ) we've got 120+ exhibitors, 120+ presentations and workshops!
    Anyone interested in Open Source / Free Software / EFF / Open Data is invited to join us. We get a number of professionals ( System engineers, Data Base Admins, Developers, Consultants, tech CxOs, tech recruiters, members of tech startups.. etc ) as well as people looking to learn more about Open Source technologies / Free Software.
    With the assistance of sponsorships, volunteers, presenters willing to share, and attendees, we are able to put together an event which we feel provides a great value to everyone. As such the price of the full conference is < $100. Compare this to events which will charge you $2000-$3000 just for the conference. Granted lunches maybe included for that higher price, but we think you don't mind buying your own lunch for the cost savings. Even if you only want to join us for part of a day, we believe you will enjoy this event. Please do come join us.
    https://reg.socallinuxexpo.org/reg6/

    Expo: ( Fri 2-6PM Sat 10AM-6PM Sun 10AM-2PM )
    SCaLE would not be possible without the support of our exhibitors. Please do visit the expo hall as we work with sponsors and community groups to make the best expo possible for you.
    https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/15x/exhibitors

    Thursday’s and Friday's schedule -
    Typically consists of special events and tracks. Your paid full conference pass typically covers these events and tracks. A few may require an additional registration and maybe a fee. ( Typically something along the lines of a workshop, please do double check ).
    I highly recommend everyone to look at the schedule and attend which event(s) you find interesting.
    For details
    https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/15x/schedule/thursday
    https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/15x/schedule/friday

    Saturday's and Sunday's schedule -
    Each year we do a request for presentations/papers and of those submitted we select a combination which we feel will make for a great set of presentations each year. Please take sometime to examine the descriptions of the presentations to assist you in selecting ones of interest.
    https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/15x/schedule/saturday
    https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/15x/schedule/sunday

    Youth Track
    Please note, we have a youth / Next Generation track on Saturday.
    A great opportunity for youth to present to other youth, and help build a stronger future.
    Feel free to bring your children who may be interested. Also, we are always looking to make our event better, thus if you would like to help build a stronger youth component at SCALE we are always looking for volunteers to help us.

    Keynotes ( Sat and Sun at 10AM )
    Unlike many other conferences, whose keynotes seem to be paid placement ads, we strive to have keynotes which are interesting to us and the linux / open source / free software community. Previous years the keynotes have been well attended. SO please do join us for the keynotes, we believe you will really enjoy them.
    https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/15x/presentations/open-source-software-activism
    https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/15x/presentations/scheme-things-how-important-software-freedom

    SCALE is about community. We have been since SCALE 1x in 2002. As such, we have a great balance of community and sponsored booths in the Expo Hall. This is a great chance to find groups and individuals who are interested in the same Open Source technology subjects are you are. The community groups typically have monthly meetings, ask them joining their meetings. We also have a number of interesting companies which have helped sponsored SCALE by getting a booth. They maybe providing products, services, hiring, or just doing community outreach. Please schedule some time to visit the booths and network.

    BOFs - Birds Of a Feather
    On Thur, Fri, and Sat nights after the last presentations, the meeting rooms will be available for BOFs ( Birds Of a Feather ).
    These are great opportunities to form informal / round table type discussions around topics of interest. SCALE typically has a signup board onsite as well as one online for reservations of the rooms. These are also great opportunities to network with others. If you are running a user group or meetup I highly encourage you to participate and help promote your group at the BOFs. Please feel free to organize a BOF with your friends of subject matters which you are interested in.
    https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/15x/birds-feather

    Saturday Night
    We normally have a game night so that you can unwind, network a bit more, and enjoy the evening. We even have children friendly stuff going on at night, as many people like to bring their family.

    Volunteers
    SCALE is always in need of and looking for more people to help us make the best community run event possible. If you would like to assist us in making a better event please volunteer. Here is the link from SCALE 14x:
    http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/blog/call-volunteers

    Sponsors
    SCALE strives to have sponsors which we believe you will find interesting. Please do check the sponsors and see what they have to offer you and your associates. We are always looking for more sponsors, so if your company or someone else you know would like to sponsor SCALE please let us know.

    Special events listed here
    Some may require an additional fee, such as Open Source Legal Training ( $150 total, which includes the $90 full pass. )

    *** 50% off Discount code for LA MySQL meetup members= "LMSQL" ***

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Mon
    06
    Mar
    2017
    6:30 pmCrescent Solutions 6420 Wilshire Blvd Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA

    Summary:  Application Insights FTW
    I like knowing stuff. Like how’s my website doing, how’s my server doing, what browsers don’t like my JavaScript, what mobile apps connected when and how, you know… stuff!

    There’s a bunch of ways that you could collect metrics and feed your quest for diagnostic and usage pattern analytics. Application Insights has turned out to be an awesome tool for me and some of my clients.

    We’ll show you how that works, what you can expect and some nifty UI to see near real time analytics that you always wish you had at your fingertips.
    About the Speaker:
    Nuri Halperin helps companies make the right software choices. His company advises, designs and builds scalable systems, websites, and business applications. He's been turning projects into success stories for a variety clients for over 2 decades.

    From founding CTO of Jdate.com to international e-commerce multilingual websites, to social photo sharing - he gets things done.

    Nuri is a MongoDB Master, and author of several online courses. His instructional videos can be found on MSDN Channel 9 and at Pluralsight.com. He is a strong supporter of the developer community, helping people expand their knowledge and capabilities.

    Location: 
    Crescent Solutions
    6420 Wilshire Blvd Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Parking: 
    Parking is free in the front of the building. The first level of the parking garage becomes free after business hours. All the metered parking spots nearby open up at 7pm. There is also paid parking a few blocks away on Wilshire.

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

    For more information, click here. 

  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmDataScience, Inc 200 Corporate Pointe, Suite 200 Culver City, CA

    We are happy to announce the joint LAPHP/LAMySQL groups event. This time we have Colin Charles, the Chief Evangelist from Percona, talking about exciting new features in MySQL.

    NoSQL is about breaking out of the perceived inflexibility of SQL. It became extremely popular in 2009, but its quite clear that the MySQL world has caught up to many flexibilities available in various NoSQL solutions. It started with dynamic columns being implemented in MariaDB Server for a few years, but that implementation wasn’t complete; we saw Facebook push the limits with DocStore, a document database within their tree. But MySQL (and Percona Server) provides full document store in 5.7, with the ability to also query the database using a new mysqlsh so you can write queries in JavaScript as opposed to regular SQL. There are also improvements when it comes to schema management - for example, now you can do many changes in an online fashion with tools like pt-online-schema-change and Github’s gh-ost. In 2017, its become quite clear that MySQL is bridging the gap to popular NoSQL ideas.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Wed
    08
    Mar
    2017
    6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PSTLeaf Group Ltd. 1655 26th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404

    DESCRIPTION

    Speakers from Leaf Group, Society 6, and Saatchi Art will give flash presentations of how their teams utilize prototoypes within their teams. The event will take place March 8th at the Leaf Group (previously Demand Media) offices in Santa Monica. The format will be Flash Presentations, followed by a group panel and QA session. There will also be social/networking time before and after the speakers. This is limited tickets for this event so get yours soon!

    For more information, click here. 

  • Thu
    09
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMQ 6100 Center Drive Suite 660, Los Angeles, CA

    Hi QA enthusiasts!

    It's time we get the first meet up of 2017 in the books. Come and enjoy a disussion led by Rajesh Mathur ( International speaker, founder of the Australian Testing Days Conference, has held senior management positions with Cathay Pacific Airways, Nokia among others), and DuplexeTchoffo ( Senior SDET at Sony where he specializes in building frameworks both for functional and more importantly Integration Testing)

    -Integration Testing

    -Testing best practices/tools

    There will be activities, projects, and training!

    As always, please come with your questions and share your experiences with others while enjoying food, refreshments, and meeting other QA!

    Schedule:

    7:00p - 7:30p Meet & Greet/Food/Refreshments

    7:30p - 8:45p Presentations

    8:45p - 9:00p Networking

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for around $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6100 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 660

    We look forward to seeing you there! : )

    For information, Click Here. 

  • Tue
    14
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmConSol Partners 1409a 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA

    The detailed agenda is often posted here first: http://groups.drupal.org/taxonomy/term/20728

    Mark your calendars for our LA Drupal meetup: SECOND Tuesday of each month.

    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 by clicking the RSVP button.

    We want your feedback!

    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.

    Parking: There are two garages within walking distance of ConSol's offices. One is on 4th Street between Santa Monica and Broadway, the other is also on 4th between Santa Monica and Arizona. The first 90 minutes are free, thereafter it costs $2 per additional hour. You may also be able to find other street parking in the area.

    Agenda

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

    Lightning Talks

    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!

    If you'd like to give a lightning talk, presentation, announce a job position or ask any questions of the group, please leave a comment below and plan to come a few minutes early. If presenting, be sure to bring your laptop (and power and display cables) and whatever else you need.

    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.

    Raffle! Prizes! Collect them all!

    We love our sponsors and have several raffle prizes from our sponsors in the Los Angeles area and around the world. If you or your company would like to sponsor a raffle prize at the LA Drupal meetups, please come early or contact the LA Drupal managers.

    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 below if you have ideas of a possible bar or restaurant that is nearby.

    Looking Ahead

    If you have an idea for something you'd like to learn, post a comment below, or better yet suggest a presentation idea! ... and if you see a topic you'd like to present, post a comment or contact us!

    For more information, click here. 

  • Mon
    20
    Mar
    2017
    8:30 amThe Microsoft Office 13031 West Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA

    With the release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, developer productivity has been pushed through the roof.

    Developers have loved Visual Studio for more than a decade, and with this latest release the Visual Studio team is sending the love back with innovations to get you coding faster and better than ever.

    Come take a peek at the latest enhancements; get demos and tips from developers just like you. Bring the knowledge home and discover for yourself how much more you can achieve.

    ** RSVP Here **
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/los-angeles-visual-studio-2017-launch-party-tickets-31901874365

    For more info, click here.

  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Viceroy 1819 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401

    SiliconBeach Young Professionals

    Silicon Beach is the epicenter for the Digital Elite and a hotbed for tech start ups. Most importantly it is taking place in our backyard. We are here to connect LA's brightest and most innovative young minds.

    1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Drinks, Appetizers & Amazing Company
    Cash Bar

    Don't miss out on great drinks, great company and a chance to meet some of the Silicon Beach's most influential professionals.

    Connecting the Silicon Beach Community - Silicon Beach is a major hub for young, inspired professionals looking to better themselves and more importantly it is our home and the community we do business in. This is an opportunity to define Silicon Beach by the young business leaders it is comprised of.

    S|B|Y|P Please join, share and collaborate with us to build this community and create something great.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Mon
    27
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmAXS.com 425 West 11th Street, Los Angeles, CA
    • The entry on 11th St is between Hope and Flower. The entry is on the left hand side, using the same alley as the Palms restaurant. A valet will park your car. Be sure to bring your ticket up to the meetup for validation.
    • Greetings, members of LA Devops.

      Engineers in operations are in a small niche, so even in a healthy-sized engineering team we don't always get to interact with peers. Conferences and meetups are where we can talk to each other about which methods and technologies are working, as well as which ones are largely broken assemblages of blog posts and Hacker News comments.

      To that end, we're having one of our roundtable discussions on the last Monday of March.  It helps all of us in the field to know each other, and this is how we do it.

      The venue, food, and drink are all being provided by AXS.com. AXS.com asks that attendees RSVP so that they can have a list for building security.

      For more information, Click Here. 

  • Wed
    29
    Mar
    2017
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PMFather's Office 3229 Helms Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90034

    We had so much fun in January - we're scheduling another!

    Let's celebrate SPRING! This is a no-hosted event so that means - buy a drink for yourself and in the spirit of the spring - buy a drink for a NEW friend too!

    No speakers, no agendas just drinks, eats and fun!

    RAFFLE: 

    We're going to raffle off a few cool things to the person that makes the most NEW friends during Happy Hour!!

    Parking: 

    Please check map - big parking lot to the North on Venice Blvd. Some parking in the Helm's center. Drive Safely!

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Thu
    30
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmHoney 990 W 8th St Ste 600 Los Angeles, CA

    What's up JavaScripters?

    With two fantastic events so far this year, we are happy to keep the train rolling with another month of JavaScript sorcery. The March event will be hosted by Honey at their centrally located office in Downtown LA. This month, we are excited to welcome Loren Stewart with a fantastic talk titled, Query the Sh!t Out of Facebook's Graph API. Once we hit the rate limit, we will be hearing a talk from Gregor Martynus titled, Building Offline First Apps with Hoodie. As always we look forward to seeing everyone and learning how to keep our app running after Facebook invalidates our API keys.

    This month's js.la will be on Thursday, March 30th. This event is made possible with sponsorship from Signal Sciences and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The event will be in DTLA and hosted by Honey (map). Honey's office is just off the 110 on 8th and Francisco, about three blocks southwest of the 7th Street Metro Station. There is parking in building's garage for $15 as well as some parking lots in the area that can be as cheap as $5.

    Read on for more details and check out our previous talks on YouTube!

    Have an Idea for a Talk?
    We're always looking for new speakers! Visit contribute.js.la and fill out the new speaker form.

    js.la Slack Channel
    Join us on Slack, and discuss the latest JS news with fellow js.la members! If you have ever been to a Lunch.js event we just opened a #lunchjs channel to keep in touch with all our lunch buddies.

    Stay in Touch
    Keep up to date by visiting our website: js.la, following us on twitter, and joining our mailing list or group on Meetup.

    For more information, click here. 

  • Mon
    03
    Apr
    2017
    6:30 pmCrescent Solutions; 6420 Wilshire Blvd Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA

    Summary: Domain Driven Design
    Domain Driven Design (DDD) is a software development technique for building complex applications. It puts a focus on the core application itself and the business domain.

    Using a set of practices and patterns, DDD helps promote modular and well written applications.

    In this presentation we will go over the following:

    • Why DDD?
    • When to use DDD?
    • When not to use DDD?

    We will also discuss the basic Terminologies - Domain, Sub Domains, Bounded Contexts, Ubiquitous Language, Domain Model, Entities vs Value types, Types of relationships between Bounded Contexts.

    About the Speaker:
    Abhi Jain is a senior software developer, technical speaker and interview skills coach. He likes to try latest technologies whenever he gets time and write about them. You can find his blog at: www.abhijainsblog.com. He is passionate about writing clean code and adhering to industry best practices. He regularly presents at local user groups and code camps.
    Connect with him on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhijain369/

    Location:
    Crescent Solutions
    6420 Wilshire Blvd Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Parking:
    Parking is free in the front of the building. The first level of the parking garage becomes free after business hours. All the metered parking spots nearby open up at 7pm. There is also paid parking a few blocks away on Wilshire.

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

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Thu
    06
    Apr
    2017
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDTPez Cantina 401 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071

    DESCRIPTION

    Join Us For A Night Of Tech Networking At Pez Catina in Downtown Los Angeles!

    Support women entrepreneurs and Join the fastest growing startup and tech community in Los Angeles! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Los Angeles tech community. Register immediately for an Early Bird Ticket.

    Our events attract guests from leading companies and startups like, Snapchat, Tinder, Instabrand, Hulu, Vytmn, 72 and Sunny, Nasty Gal, Tastemade, Comedy Central, Forever 21, Rise9, Tesloop, Popstand, Live Nation, Hawke Media, James Jeans, FIDM, Participant Media, Fishermen Labs, Markett, EA Sports, Influential, United Talent Agency, Ticketmaster and many more...

    Details

    • Discounted Drinks (extended happy hour)
    • On-Site Parking
    • Great Vibes
    • Supporting Women Entrepreneurs (see below)

    Please have a printed or mobile version of your ticket ready at the entrance. You'll be given a bracelet or sticker for discounted drinks.

    Tickets to this event sell out very quickly! Register asap.

    use code: knwevent for 10% off your purchase.

    KNW is a huge supporter of women in tech and entrepreneurship. We're proud to say that all of our events have featured outstanding women in the Silicon Beach / Los Angeles startup community. If you're interested in helping us empower more women entrepreneurs and women in business stop by our event and let us know how you want to get involved. Please ask us about our Women's Entrepreneur Fund and empowerment project as well.

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017
    8:00 am Pepperdine University 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA

    SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles event on April 8th, 2017 at the Westside Conference Center Pepperdine University located at 6100 Center Drive , Los Angeles CA.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Tue
    11
    Apr
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMConSol Partners 1409a 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

    The detailed agenda is often posted here first: http://groups.drupal.org/taxonomy/term/20728

    Mark your calendars for our LA Drupal meetup: SECOND Tuesday of each month.

    The formal meetup begins and doors open around 7:00pm.Please don't arrive before 6:45pm.

    This event is free!

    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 by clicking the RSVP button.

    We want your feedback!

    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.

    Parking: There are two garages within walking distance of ConSol's offices. One is on 4th Street between Santa Monica and Broadway, the other is also on 4th between Santa Monica and Arizona. The first 90 minutes are free, thereafter it costs $2 per additional hour. You may also be able to find other street parking in the area.

    Agenda

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

    Lightning Talks

    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!

    If you'd like to give a lightning talk, presentation, announce a job position or ask any questions of the group, please leave a comment below and plan to come a few minutes early. If presenting, be sure to bring your laptop (and power and display cables) and whatever else you need.

    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.

    Raffle! Prizes! Collect them all!

    We love our sponsors and often have several raffle prizes from our sponsors in the Los Angeles area and around the world. If you or your company would like to sponsor a raffle prize at the LA Drupal Meetups, please come early or contact the LA Drupal managers.

    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 below if you have ideas of a possible bar or restaurant that is nearby.

    Looking Ahead

    If you have an idea for something you'd like to learn, post a comment below, or better yet suggest a presentation idea! ... and if you see a topic you'd like to present, post a comment or contact us!

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Thu
    13
    Apr
    2017
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDTUCLA Extension 1145 Gayley Avenue Room 121 Los Angeles, CA 90024

    Join us for an amazing evening to see our curriculum and program in action. Graduates will showcase their final projects and portfolios, while discussing their passion for technology.


    WHY ATTEND?

  • Thu
    13
    Apr
    2017
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDTThe Room Santa Monica 1325 Santa Monica Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

    DESCRIPTION

    L.A.'s largest tech meetup is now 10,000 members strong!

    Capacity is limited so register to attend ASAP.

    To celebrate, we're throwing an extra swanky LA Tech Happy Hour event at The Room in Santa Monica.

    We're also very excited to introduce Startup Coil (formerly L.A. Tech Rise).

    Startup Coil is your destination for technology news, startup events, and highly valuable workshops to take your business to the next level.

    Stay tuned for more information.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Mon
    17
    Apr
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMCTRL Collective - Playa Vista 12575 Beatrice Street Los Angeles, CA 90066

    Join us for our first panel on HR Tech with founders and other executives at Silicon Beach startups that create and develop Human Resources tools, platforms, and apps to help with finding jobs, comparing salaries, and recruiting, as well as HR operations including benefits, payroll, compensation, and more. Meet HR Tech founders who'll describe what they do, the growing HR Tech market, how they increase awareness via marketing and PR and acquire customers (B2C consumers or B2B business clients).

    We will also talk with experts with hands on advice on how to get a job and find talent. For job-seekers, we will discuss where to look, how to connect to the company, how to improve your resume or LinkedIn, and what employers are looking for. For startups, we will discuss how to find good candidates in Silicon Beach, including developers, business develompent and operations, digital marketing, and social media / PR, and what job seekers are looking for re compensation, quality of life, company culture, etc.

    SCHEDULED SPEAKERS

    - Neal Bloom, Hired, Southern California Lead. Hired is a software company that connects the right talent with the right opportunity. Its curated marketplace allows candidates and clients to discover their perfect match more effectively and efficiently. Currently focused on developers, designers, product managers and data scientists in 15 cities around the world--- and expanding quickly (and hiring!). Hired is backed by VCs Lumia, SVB, Crosslink, Sierra, Sherpa and Softtech. @Hired_HQ

    - Mike Sheridan, Comparably, COO and Co-Founder. Mike and Jason Nazar founded Comparably to provide compensation data for both job seekers and employers. Job seekers use Comparably to search salary ranges, sortable by job title, industry, and ZIP code. Consumers can also discuss job related questions and share advice on the discussiong boards. Employers use Comparably to recruit talent, compare company culture to competitors, and access salary data for different industries and departments. @comparably

    - Jon Silber, Purple Squirrel, CEO and Co-Founder. Job seekers use Purple Squirrel to find and contact Advocates who work at companies they are interested in. Advocates can answer questions about the job, and if there's a fit, refer to hiring manager for available jobs. Advocates can also give resume and interview advice. Recently launched. @PurpleSqCA

    - Valerie Wang, TriNet, Regional Sales Consultant. Valerie works with tech startups, VC and angel investment firms, and other strategic service providers focusing in Silicon Beach. TriNet offers HR solutions for startups to mid-sized companies by administrating all HR, Payroll and Benefit responsibilities through a shared liability model. Trinet manages risk mitigation and compliance, and uses proprietary technology to automate HR administration. Trinet also helps startups offer Fortune 500 level benefits. @valeriecwang @trinet

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Tue
    25
    Apr
    2017
    6:30 pmVerizon Digital Media Services 13031 W Jefferson Blvd. Building 900, Los Angeles, CA

    Summary:
    AWS provides secure scalable services to build, test, and monitor mobile apps.

    AWS Mobile Hub is an entry-level platform that lets you easily add and configure backend features for apps, including user authentication, storage, APIs, serverless logic, notifications, and analytics. It automatically provisions the AWS services that power these features, and generates working apps for iOS and Android that use your provisioned services.

    You can then test on the same devices your customers use and run tests across a large selection of physical devices. Unlike emulators, physical devices provide a more accurate understanding of how users interact with your app by taking into account factors such as memory, CPU usage, location, and modifications done by manufactures and carriers to the firmware and software.

    In this session, we will demonstrate how to create and operate a mobile app that runs on AWS. We will stand up an API using Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda, and write the backend code using .NET Core.

    About the Speaker:
    Rohan Deshpande is a Senior Engineer with Amazon Web Services. He is the technical owner of the AWS mobile services and SDKs. He is passionate about the mobile developer experience, automation, intelligent interfaces, and serverless computing.

    Location:
    Verizon Digital Media Services
    13031 W Jefferson Blvd
    Building 900
    Los Angeles, CA 90094

    Parking:
    The first 40 attendees will have parking costs covered by Verizon Digital Media Services. Anyone arriving after that can park on Coral Tree PL (http://bit.ly/2n64WrE). It's a short walk and  we'll have a volunteer at the entrance to assist with parking.

    Sponsor:
    Verizon Digital Media Services
    https://eng.verizondigitalmedia.com/

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Tue
    25
    Apr
    2017
    7:00 pmNewCars.com (Cars.com) 701 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 310, Santa Monica, CA

    Our April meetup will be hosted by mighty Pythonistas at NewCars.com/Cars.com, at their offices in Santa Monica.

    Please note: RSVPs help our sponsors estimate how much food/beer to buy for us.  If your plans change or you cannot attend, please RSVP "NO" so we can plan accordingly and so that everybody who can attend can get into the event!

    We have two talks this month:

    Deploying Twelve-Factor Python Applications Using Habitat by George Marshall, Engineer at MediaTemple:

    A heads first introduction to the fundamentals of what makes an app twelve-factor. Illustrating the practical benefits and common mistakes that are made when attempting this approach to application deployment.

    Habitat is a new open source product from Chef, built around the fundamentals of twelve-factor and application automation.

    Build it with Pyramid, by Michael R of Cars.com:

    Though slightly less known than Flask or Django, Pyramid is a top-notch, modular web framework designed to be more flexible than either of the first. This talk will touch on a few aspects of the framework, including the extremely flexible routing mechanism, context factories, multi-template library integration, and as a bonus, how to build and a small AsyncIO Pyramid application in  the same codebase. After the talk you will wonder why you ever used anything else.

    Module of the Month: TBD

    PARKING: There is metered street parking and cheap parking at the public library across the street (open 8am to 11pm, costs $1 per hour for the first 2.5 hours, after that, the rate is $1 per thirty minutes)

    Recruiters are not welcome unless they are with the sponsor of our event! Any other recruiters who show up at our meetup will be asked to leave.

    SoCal Python abides by this Code of Conduct

    Hope to see you there!

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Tue
    25
    Apr
    2017
    9:00 AM PST / 12:00 Noon ESTWeb Conference

    As the password dies and the Internet of Things rises, cryptography is destined to become the backbone of data protection and access control. And yet cryptography remains a niche in most organizations and many harbor concerns over 'back doors', quantum threats, relying on out of date standards (FIPS), poor key management, lack of security training, and limited innovation. So, can cryptography take the heat? Is cryptography ready for prime time?

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Wed
    26
    Apr
    2017
    6:30 PM to 9:30 PMRiot Games 12333 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

    Speaker: Jack Mannino

    Topic: Security In The Land of Microservices

    Microservices offer a lot of benefits for deploying large-scale applications, but implementing a secure architecture that scales over time can be challenging. Services are highly decoupled from each other as well as producers and consumers of data moving throughout the architecture. Data contracts between services are often blurry, and data sharing between microservices require careful consideration around access patterns and boundaries between related services. New services come, new services go. Some are deployed to containers, some to servers, and some are serverless. Your developers, data scientists, and infrastructure team are all empowered to move quickly and ship new services. Your job is to make sure all of the above happens in a secure and sane way.

    In this presentation, we will discuss the challenges with securing microservices and present solutions to make security a seamless and frictionless part of scaling your architecture. Using real-world examples of successes and failures while building a microservice architecture, we will discuss what translates well from monolithic design to microservices, and the bad habits you should leave behind. We will demonstrate how to build authentication into a microservice architecture and how to implement a granular authorization scheme that will work effectively as you introduce new services. At the end of this presentation, you’ll understand what separates microservices from traditional monolithic applications and understand the problem space from a secure architectural perspective.

    For more information, Click Here. 

     

  • Thu
    27
    Apr
    2017
    7:00 pmHeadspace 2415 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA

    What's up JavaScripters?

    We had a great event downtown last month, but it is back to the west side for April. The month's event will be at Headspacewhere we kicked off the year this past January. We are excited to have Jason Campbell (a founding member of js.la) back in town for his talk titled, Career Talk: JavaScript Unicorns. For our second presentation we get two for the price of one with Lauren Spiegel & Giorgio Regni speaking about, High Performance Node.js: learn how to full throttle your code. As always we look forward to seeing everyone and learning how to ride a unicorn at breakneck speeds.

    This month's js.la will be on Thursday, April 27th. This event is made possible with sponsorship from Signal Sciences. The event will be in Santa Monica and hosted by Headspace (map). Headspace's office is just off the Cloverfield Blvd exit of the 10 freeway with some street parking available nearby. Their office is also walking distance from the 26th St/Bergamot Expo Line Station.

    Read on for more details and check out our previous talks on YouTube!

    Have an Idea for a Talk?
    We're always looking for new speakers! Visit contribute.js.la and fill out the new speaker form.

    js.la Slack Channel
    Join us on Slack, and discuss the latest JS news with fellow js.la members! If you have ever been to a Lunch.js event we just opened a #lunchjs channel to keep in touch with all our lunch buddies.

    Stay in Touch
    Keep up to date by visiting our website: js.la, following us on twitter, and joining our mailing list.

    Thanks for your attention, see you soon!
    <3,
    The js.la Team

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017
    8:00 AM to 12:30 PM IndieDesk 333 South Grand Avenue Suite 450, Los Angeles, CA

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017
    8:00 AM to 1:00 PMIndiedesk 333 South Grand Avenue Suite 450 Los Angeles, CA 90071

    We all need to to do - have a current resume and portfolio and have it all up online. Your website is THE key to how you are perceived your peers and potential employers and clients all over the world. And yet you procrastinate somehow it never seems to get done or if you do make the effort you whiz through it just to get it over with.

    One of the most prominent skills to being a good UX professional is the art of storytelling. And yet the hardest story you will ever tell is the one about yourself. In this mini-workshop we’ll go over what a contextual UX Resume is and why you need to write one, your support system in doing so, the talking points you should be writing from the exercise and how to take all that information and create a journey-filled online-portfolio. The 2nd half of the workshop will focus on getting your site up and running using Wordpress.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Thu
    25
    May
    2017
    6:30 PM to 9:00 PMCodesmith 5300 Beethoven St, PH, Los Angeles, CA

    JOIN US on Thursday, May 25th for a series of lightning tech talks on everything from leveraging child processes to optimize CPU intensive tasks, to avoiding common pitfalls hampering React application performance.

    Hang around after the talks to chat over drinks and refreshments, provided by Codesmith.

    **RSVP & Share at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/socal-react-x-nodela-ft-child-processes-react-app-performance-more-tickets-34578697816**

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Thu
    25
    May
    2017
    7:00 pm SapientRazorfish_, 3211 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA

    What do you get when you cross a Sapient Nitro with a Razorfish? Our host for May, SapientRazorfish! This month should be a good one, we are excited to welcome back Zeno Rocha for his new talk titled, Web APIs you (probably) didn’t know existed. For our second speaker, we have Jim Bumgardner with his talk, Wheels, Gears and Labyrinths. As always we look forward to seeing everyone and learning what new browser APIs we can use to build some digital puzzles.

    This month's js.la will be on Thursday, May 25th. This event is made possible with sponsorship from Rising Stack. Rising Stackhas some Node.js and Kubernetes training courses, so if you are looking to level up your skill set check them out! The event will be in Santa Monica and hosted by SapientRazorfish (map). SapientRazorfish's office is just off the Centinela Ave exit of the 10 freeway on Olympic Blvd.

    Please RSVP if you'd like to attend, and as always all the details are available on our website: js.la
    Read on for more details and check out our previous talks on YouTube!

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017
    Sun
    28
    May
    2017
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PMsheraton gateway lax 6101 West Century Boulevard, los angeles, CA

    LayerOne is an annual information security conference bringing you the latest and greatest in technology and security! This event is perfect for hackers, systems administrators, network administrators, security personnel, law enforcement, military, hobbyists, and anyone else interested in security or technology!

    One of the defining features of LayerOne is the overwhelming amount of hands-on workshops, events, and contests available to all attendees. From electronics to lock picking to no-holds-barred hacking competitions, LayerOne has something for everyone to learn more and enjoy themselves throughout the conference.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    6:30 pmOPODZ COWORKING 362 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA

    C# Entertainment is back with a night of Music, Technology, and Comedy!

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Tue
    13
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMConSol Partners 1409a 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

    This month, come watch Rick Pine, Senior Developer at USC Marshall School of Business, present on how to build a Media Library in Drupal 8

    Mark your calendars for our LA Drupal meetup: SECOND Tuesday of each month.

    The formal meetup begins and doors open around 7:00pm.Please don't arrive before 6:45pm.

    This event is free!

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 pm DataScience, Inc 200 Corporate Pointe, Suite 200, Culver City, CA

    On Thursday, June 15th, join us for Russell Jurney's talk on Agile Data Science 2.0 at Data Science!

    AGENDA

    7:00PM - Meet, Greet & Eat

    7:30PM - Russell Jurney's Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Wed
    21
    Jun
    2017
    6:30 pmCrescent Solutions 6420 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 220LL, Los Angeles, CA

    LADOTNET June Event: Open House at Crescent Solutions

    Please join the Crescent Solutions team in celebrating the opening of their new Los Angeles office.

    Crescent Solutions will be hosting an open house and happy hour for the LADOTNET group. Several roundtables will be held by .NET experts on various technical areas of interest (topics to be announced soon).

    Food and beverages will be provided, along with ping pong, games and some great raffles!!

    Location: 

    Crescent Solutions
    6420 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 220LL Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Parking: 

    Parking is free in the front of the building. The first level of the parking garage becomes free after business hours. All the metered parking spots nearby open up at 7pm. There is also paid parking a few blocks away on Wilshire.

    Entrance:

    From the lobby, take the garage / lower lobby elevator to floor LL and enter Suite 220LL.

    For more information, click here.

  • Wed
    21
    Jun
    2017
    6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Father's Office 3229 Helms Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

    Let's celebrate Summer Solstice! This is a no-hosted event so that means - buy a drink for yourself and in the spirit of the spring - buy a drink for a NEW friend too!

    No speakers, no agendas just drinks, eats and fun!

    RAFFLE: 

    Stuff!

    Parking: 

    Please check map - big parking lot to the North on Venice Blvd. Some parking in the Helm's center. Drive Safely!

    For more information, click here. 

  • Fri
    23
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 PM to 10:00 PMGeneral Assembly Downtown Los Angeles 360 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA

    PARTNER EVENT: OpenIDEO ReThinking Plastics Part I

    Join us Tuesday June 27th for the first part of a human-centered-design (HCD) hackathon focused on rethinking plastics. This first part* a 2-month-long hackathon will include facilitated research and ideation exercises around the challenge “How might we get products to people without generating plastic waste?” Join us to meet fellow social impact innovators, find a team, and get an in-depth understanding of research and ideation.

    Date: Tuesday, June 27

    Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Location: 360 East 2nd St, Los Angeles CA. (GA is on the 4th floor!)

    Cost: Free

    Parking: Decent rates at the lot right next to GA and street parking around the arts district. (Approx. $5)

    Schedule:

    7:00 - Meet the Community
    7:30 - 10:00 - Program (We plan a full evening so plan to be on time and stay for the whole event.)

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Tue
    27
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 PM to 10:00 PMGeneral Assembly Downtown Los Angeles 360 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA

    Join us Tuesday June 27th for the first part of a human-centered-design (HCD) hackathon focused on rethinking plastics. This first part* a 2-month-long hackathon will include facilitated research and ideation exercises around the challenge “How might we get products to people without generating plastic waste?” Join us to meet fellow social impact innovators, find a team, and get an in-depth understanding of research and ideation.

    Date: Tuesday, June 27

    Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Location: 360 East 2nd St, Los Angeles CA. (GA is on the 4th floor!)

    Cost: Free

    Parking: Decent rates at the lot right next to GA and street parking around the arts district. (Approx. $5)

    Schedule:

    7:00 - Meet the Community
    7:30 - 10:00 - Program (We plan a full evening so plan to be on time and stay for the whole event.)

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Tue
    27
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PMPhilosophie 1615 16th St, Santa Monica, CA

    This month's meetup will be hosted by the kind folks at Philosophie

    Beverages will be provided courtesy of Thrive Market!

    THIS MONTH'S TALKS ARE:

    Loop better: a deeper look at iteration in Python
    by Trey Hunner, host of Weekly Python Chat

    Iterables are a very big deal in Python and they became even more important in Python 3. There's quite a bit beyond the basics when it comes to loops and looping in Python. Let's learn some of Python's slightly more advanced looping techniques! We'll take a step back and learn about how looping actually works in Python. We'll then learn about a number of Python looping techniques that you've probably overlooked.

    We'll learn about the difference between sequences, iterables, and iterators. We'll also reveal the iterator protocol that powers for loops in Python. After we learn the basics, we'll learn some techniques for working with infinite infinite iterables, generators, and generator expressions.

    Trey will be presenting remotely and doing a live Q&A after the talk!

    What Do We Do When Everything Is Automated
    by Technology journalist/developer Bob Reselman

    This talk takes a look at the impact of automation on human employment.  Bob will describe the current state of automation on the human workforce, the five impacts that are and will affect human employment in commercial environments and the 3 challenges that will need to be met as commerce reaches near total automation.
    Module of the month will be presented by Alex Chavez, Data Scientist for the City of Long Beach - Prophet: Forecasts in a Snap

    PARKING DIRECTIONS: Metered parking is available on 16th St and Metro Expo Line stop is across the street.

    Recruiters are not welcome unless they are with the sponsors of our event! Any other recruiters who show up at our meetup will be asked to leave.

    SoCal Python abides by this Code of Conduct

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Wed
    28
    Jun
    2017
    6:30 PM to 9:30 PMRiot Games 12333 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

    Speaker: Kevin Haley

    Topic: Selling the Brooklyn Bridge: Can historic scams, cons and flimflam teach us ways to stop social engineering and educate end-users on cybercrime?

    For more information, Click Here.

     

  • Wed
    28
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 pmHack Reactor 6060 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA

    Monthly Meetup - Speaker Randall Degges

    Agenda:

    • 7:00pm: Food & Networking

    • 7:15pm: Intros & Sponsors

    • 7:30pm: Speaker - Randall Degges

    • 8:30-9pm: Wrap-up/Networking

    Venue: Hack Reactor - Howard Hughes Center, 6060 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA

    Parking: Garages

    In this talk, Randall Degges, Developer Advocate at Okta, will walk you through the entire web authentication flow, covering:

    • Credential transmission

    • Cookies

    • Sessions

    • Databases

    • Best practices

    By the end of this talk, you’ll be intimately familiar with web authentication in Node.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Thu
    29
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 pm Google Venice 340 Main Street, Venice, CA

    This event is currently sold out, please join the waitlist here, https://jsla-june-2017.eventbrite.com/. We plan to move away from meetup RSVPs so be sure to join the mailing list to be notified when tickets are released for upcoming events.

    Can you believe we are already halfway through the 2017 js.la season!? Well get ready for another great event because our host for June is Google, Venice! As always we have two great talks lined up, first js.la's own David Guttman has a talk about robotvj.comThe Rise of the Sound-Reactive, Beat-Detecting, Robotic Browser VJ. For our second speaker, we are very excited to welcome Samy Kamkar of PoisonTap fame with his talk, Attacking Hardware with Node.js. As always we look forward to seeing everyone and learning how we can hack a network with some sick beats.

    This month's js.la will be on Thursday, June 29th. This event is made possible with sponsorship from your business? We are still looking for a sponsor for this month so if your company is hiring and you want to get in front of the community drop us a line at contribute.js.la/sponsor. The event will be in Venice and hosted by Google, Venice (map). Google's Venice offices are on Main St. between Rose Ave and Sunset Ave. There is street parking on the streets nearby. For this event will be entering through the parking lot on the corner of Sunset Ave and Hampton Dr, the South East corner of the building.

    Please RSVP if you'd like to attend, and as always all the details are available on our website: js.la

    Read on for more details and check out our previous talks on YouTube!

    Have an Idea for a Talk?
    We're always looking for new speakers! Visit contribute.js.la and fill out the new speaker form.

    js.la Slack Channel
    Join us on Slack, and discuss the latest JS news with fellow js.la members! If you have ever been to a Lunch.js event we just opened a #lunchjs channel to keep in touch with all our lunch buddies.

    Stay in Touch
    Keep up to date by visiting our website: js.la, following us on twitter, and joining our mailing list.

    Thanks for your attention, see you soon!
    <3,
    The js.la Team

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017
    6:00 PM to 10:00 PMHulu 2500 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Hello Designers!

    Evenings at the Loft is on with our thirteenth design salon Friday, July 7, 2017.

    This Evening’s theme is on the Future of Television Design and it will be at Hulu's headquarters.

    Featuring a late night show approach, and our own house band, the goal is to explore the different areas of design and technology affecting entertainment consumption today.

    We will also explore how trends such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and live streaming are affecting what content looks like in a myriad of devices (Apple TV, Xbox One, Chromecast, iOS and Android mobile device, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, etc)

    Event Program

    6:00-7:15 | Food and specialty cocktails with casual conversation

    7:15-7:30 | Introduction to the event

    7:30-8:30 | Lightning Talks and Q&A

    8:30-10:00 | Conversation and cocktails

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Thu
    13
    Jul
    2017
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PMUPLOAD LA 4505 GLENCOE AVENUE MARINA DEL REY, CA, 90292 UNITED STATES

    July 13th @ Upload LA in Marina Del Rey

    Refreshments, VR demos, and exhibits included.

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Tue
    18
    Jul
    2017
    6:30 PM to 10:00 PM TBD

    Effective Design Reviews: How To Give & Receive Meaningful, Actionable Design Feedback

    We all know what the typical design review process is like, but what we don’t all know is this process is often a waste of time. Too often we fail to achieve the goals of the review, have unproductive battles over personal opinion, and perhaps even leave in tears. Even the most experienced teams have these problems. We need to do better.

    In This Workshop, You Will Learn:

    •   Why traditional design reviews are often ineffective.
    •  How to give and receive effective feedback on a peer level.
    •  How to turn feedback based on personal opinion into something that is objective.
    •  How to handle vague, confusing feedback.
    •  How to shut down defending, redesigning, and debating.
    •  Why scenario-based reviews result in better feedback than feature or screen-based reviews.
    •  Why design review rules are a good idea (along with a sample set).
    •  Why positive feedback is important for effective reviews.
    •  How to manage up, so that your manager helps improve design review effectiveness.

    The workshop has several hands-on group- and team-based exercises, include a traditional design walkthrough, a scenario-based review, and a streamlined cognitive walkthrough.

    Speaker: Everett McKay 

    Everett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge, a user experience design training and consulting company for mobile, web, and desktop applications. Everett's specialty is UX design training for software professionals who aren't experienced designers through onsite and virtual courses and workshops. He has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe (UK, Ireland, Poland, Greece, Turkey), Asia (India, China), South America (Argentina), and Africa (South Africa, Cameroon).

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Wed
    19
    Jul
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PMVerizon Digital Media Services 13031 W Jefferson Blvd Ste 900, Los Angeles, CA

    Speaker: David Caissy

    Topic: The New and Improved OWASP Top 10 - 2017

    First released in 2003, the OWASP Top 10 has since become OWASP's main flagship project. With minor updates in 2004 and 2007 followed by major releases in 2010 and 2013, the Top 10 was due for a revision in 2017 that would better reflect the current web application security risks. This new release lives up to the expectations by improving the classification of application vulnerabilities while focusing more on the lack of protections, often highlighted in vulnerability assessments and penetration tests.

    This presentation about the new and improved top 10 most critical web application security risks will cover all 10 items while focusing on the improvements from the previous version.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Tue
    25
    Jul
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PM13274 Fiji Way Suite 600, Marina del Rey, CA

    The generous folks at TeleSign are hosting July's meetup and sponsoring both food and drinks!  (Please note the new location of their office!)

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Thu
    27
    Jul
    2017
    7:00 pmPhilosophie 1615 16th St, Santa Monica, CA

    RSVP HERE

    NOTE: We are no longer taking RSVPs through meetup, please RSVP through our website: http://js.la

    What's up JavaScripters?

    Summer is in full swing and we have got two more talks just as hot as the weather! This month we are heading to Philosophie for the first time this year! As always we have two great talks lined up, first James Hush from NFL Engineers with how they are Preventing Accessibility Penalties at the NFL. Then we will have Jeff Escalante discussing Reshape: Transform HTML With Javascript Plugins. As always we look forward to seeing everyone and learning about writing some javascript in our html or was it html in our javascript?

    This month's js.la will be on Thursday, July 27th. This event is made possible with sponsorship from your business? We are always looking for new sponsors so if your company is hiring and you want to get in front of the community drop us a line at contribute.js.la/sponsor. The event will be in Santa Monica and hosted by Philosophie (map). Philosophie's offices are on 16th St. and Colorado Ave. There is plenty of street parking nearby, and the 17th street metro station is less than a block away!

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Wed
    02
    Aug
    2017
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PMThe Detour Bistro Bar 12473 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

    Join us for the launch party of #CCTHH!

    This is a free event.

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Wed
    02
    Aug
    2017
    6:30 PM to 8:30 PMProduct School Santa Monica 1450 2nd st, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Santa Monica

    In order to understand how to work with the best possible solution and product, one must use their passion first. The ever growing industries within music and technology is of extreme importance here in Los Angeles. Heba will demonstrate her passions in both industries to show the melodic effects that help drive a product environment in Music.

    While engaging music with technology, a product manager needs to understand how the industry is evolving and what's next. Heba will cover her dynamic role in this Product School Showcase event to highlight the side of product we have yet to showcase here in Santa Monica: Music and Technology. Drawing from her past and previous experiences, we will follow the journey that led Heba to her present role. Bring your questions and musical interests, should be a fun one here in Santa Monica!

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017
    7 AM to 8:30 PMUSC

    This year we are excited to add something new to Big Data Day LA. In partnership with TenOneTen Ventures, we are bringing together some of the best data driven startups in Southern California! Five startups will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges that range from VCs to data experts. The winner will receive a $1500 cash prize, $1,000 in MongoDB Atlas DBaaS credit and 3 strategy sessions with VCs.

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    06
    Aug
    2017
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM UC Irvine Henry Samueli School of Engineering 260 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA

    DrupalCamp comes back to LA in 2017! As usual LAPHP participates with our fellow group.

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

    The conference will be held the weekend of Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6, 2017 in classrooms in and around the School of Engineering of the University of California, Irvine (same on-campus location as 2016).

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Tue
    08
    Aug
    2017
    7:00 AM to 9:00 AMSkirball Cultural Center 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles

    Save the date and meet top financing experts and though leaders who can shift your thinking while arming you with the most valuable and up-to-date knowledge on venture financing tools including equity crowdfunding, ICO, small business loans and EB-5 programs.

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Tue
    15
    Aug
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMTicketmaster 7060 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA

    Join us to learn about data science and machine learning at our informal, social study group! We're here to meet new people, collaborate on projects, and share knowledge. Anyone with an interest in machine learning is welcome! Aside from networking and informal knowledge-sharing, we will also do some small Python projects together.

    Topic of the day: During this meetup, we will focus on encryption and decryption using Python.

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Wed
    16
    Aug
    2017
    7:00 pmMicrosoft Technology Center 13031 W Jefferson Blvd Suite 200, Playa Vista, CA

    Monthly Meetup - Speakers James from Microsoft and TBA.

    Agenda TBA:

    • 7:00pm: Food & Networking

    • 7:15pm: Intros & Sponsors

    • 7:30pm: Speaker #1 James, TypeScript

    • 8:00pm: Speaker #2

    • 8:30-9pm: Wrap-up/Networking

    Venue: Contact Us for Venue Ideas

    Parking: $20 on-site parking, MS will validate $10. Free/metered off-site street parking with short walk.

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:15 PMEdmunds 2401 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA

    This month's js.la will be on Thursday, August 31st. This event is made possible with sponsorship from Headspace. The event will be in Santa Monica and hosted by Edmunds (map). Edmunds' offices are on Colorado and CloverfieldEdmunds is graciously providing parking validation in the Colorado Center. There is also plenty of street parking nearby (including everyones favorite place, the DMV) and the Bergamot metro station is less than a couple blocks away!

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    2:00 pmCodesmith 5300 Beethoven St Los Angeles, CA

    Go To https://nodeschool.io/los-angeles/ for more information and the RSVP Link. RSVPs on meetup may not be taken so be sure to go to the website and click RSVP.

    LEARN CODING

    Join us and learn coding with us. You are going to learn the basics of Node.js. It's a plus if you know some JavaScript beforehand, but if not we can help you out.

     

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Tue
    12
    Sep
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMConSol Partners 1409a 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Wed
    13
    Sep
    2017
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PMThe State • Kitchen • Beer • Whiskey 22 East State Street, Redlands, CA

    Let's celebrate The Inland Empire's version of Autumn! Indian Summers, Santa Ana Winds and Wild Fires!

    This is a no-hosted event so that means - buy a drink for yourself and in the spirit of the autumn - buy a drink for a NEW friend too!

    No speakers, no agendas just drinks, eats and fun!

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017
    7:00 PM – 9:30 PM PDTCTRL Collective - Playa Vista 12575 Beatrice Street Los Angeles, CA 90066

    In this next panel in our Women-focused series, we focus on Digital Women in Entertainment. Join us for this discussion with startup founders and CEOs, and digital filmmakers and content creators. Startup founders and CEOs will discuss how they founded their companies, developed their products, built their teams, raised money, get clients and customers, and do marketing and social media. Digital filmmakers and content creators will discuss how they adapt to digital, and use digital tools to create content and tell stories differently, from online to VR/AR/MR. We will also discuss how to increase more women in entertainment in tech: What is needed? What are resources? What can we as a community do?

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Wed
    20
    Sep
    2017
    6:30 pmFather's Office 3229 Helms Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90034

    Let's celebrate LA's version of Autumn! This is a no-hosted event so that means - buy a drink for yourself and in the spirit of the spring - buy a drink for a NEW friend too!

    No speakers, no agendas just drinks, eats and fun!

    RAFFLE: 

    Stuff!

    Parking: 

    Please check map - big parking lot to the North on Venice Blvd. Some parking in the Helm's center. Drive Safely!

    For more information; click here.

  • Wed
    20
    Sep
    2017
    6:30 PM to 9:30 PMFather's Office 3229 Helms Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

    Let's celebrate LA's version of Autumn! This is a no-hosted event so that means - buy a drink for yourself and in the spirit of fall - buy a drink for a NEW friend too!

    No speakers, no agendas just drinks, eats and fun!

    RAFFLE: 

    Stuff!

    Parking: 

    Please check map - big parking lot to the North on Venice Blvd. Some parking in the Helm's center. Drive Safely!

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PMSymantec Corporation 900 Corporate Pointe , Culver City, CA

    TopicSecurely Deploying TLS 1.3

    TLS 1.2 has been putting the S in HTTPS and other protocols since August of 2008. Though TLS is arguably the most successful security protocol in deployment, it has fallen prey to many attacks in the past decade. The Internet Engineering Task Force has been working to make TLS both faster and more secure, and will soon release an updated version to the world. TLS 1.3 is coming and will have a wide range of impacts for enterprises.

    This talk will help you prepare by providing:

    •  An overview of major changes in TLS 1.3
    •  An explanation of 0-RTT and how its performance improvements will impact the security of your servers and applications
    •  A deep-dive into important configuration options and their security impacts
    •  A guide to security monitoring in a TLS 1.3 world

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PMThis location is only shown to members

    Attention, Pythonista of SoCal Python!

    We are cross-posting a Write the Docs LA Kickoff Meeting which we encourage you to attend. Cause we all write docs right? ;) ... and if not, here is a chance to learn how to do it well and meet those work alongside all of us.

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PMPrimitive Spark 209 East El Segundo Boulevard, El Segundo 90245, CA

    Big data is exploding, but we need the right lenses to tease insight out of the noise. We’ll discuss strategies for designing visualizations and dashboards that bring the insight users need to make decisions. Starting with understanding users and their needs, we’ll reverse engineer the story that solves their problems. How do we progressively disclose that story? How can we use available data dimensions to show important patterns? What filters and options should we expose? How do we make it work for colorblind people, on phones, and in German? How do we make it perform at scale for data sets big and small? What are the considerations for specific graphing packages? This talk will help you tackle all of these considerations and whip your data into insightful information.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
    • UX Designers
    • UI Designers
    • Product Owners
    • Business Analysts
    • Data Scientists.

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
    6:30 PM to 9:30 PMWe Work Constellation 10250 Constellation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

    Summary: Azure for Developers

    Are you a developer interested in the power of the cloud? Then, this talk is for you! In this presentation we will focus on introducing cloud computing on Microsoft Azure. We will start with an introduction to Azure basics, some of the services and how everything fits together. You’ll be introduced to key concepts, best practices and many troubleshooting tips.

    We'll work with a VueJS & ASP.NET core application to see how easy it is to build and deploy it to Azure. We’ll set up a continuous integration pipeline using Jenkins so any changes pushed to source control gets automatically built and deployed.

    We’ll also take a look at docker and create a docker image for our application then push it to Azure and create an easy mechanism for launching new instances of the app with a single button click. This concept , known as team environments, allows anyone on a team to create instances of the web application on the fly.

    Lastly, we’ll take the same application and convert it into a serverless application. We’ll rebuild the same application using Azure Functions.

    This code heavy session is for the developer or team interested in moving to Azure. It will be a very hands on session with lots of real world tips to help you succeed in the cloud.

    About the Speaker:
    Hattan Shobokshi is a Software Architect at Verizon Digital Media Services, technical speaker, & Microsoft MVP. He is passionate about delivering scalable applications that adhere to industry best practices. Hattan is experienced in full stack software development and cloud technologies .

    Location:
    WeWork
    10250 Constellation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

    Parking:
    Park at the Century City Mall.

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

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    2:00 PM to 5:00 PMCodesmith 5300 Beethoven St · Los Angeles, CA

    Details

    Go To https://nodeschool.io/los-angeles/ for more information and the RSVP Link. RSVPs on meetup may not be taken so be sure to go to the website (https://nodeschool.io/los-angeles/) and click RSVP.

    LEARN CODING

    Join us and learn coding with us. You are going to learn the basics of Node.js. It's a plus if you know some JavaScript beforehand, but if not we can help you out.

    SELF GUIDED

    You will go through a set of self-paced challenges. No boring talks. All challenges are Open Source and available online on nodeschool.io (http://nodeschool.io/). This means you can continue learning after the event.

    FOR EVERYONE

    We think coding is awesome and everyone should feel welcome at our event. This includes that we are expecting all participants to be awesome to each other and respect the Code of Conduct. (https://github.com/nodeschool/los-angeles/wiki/Code-of-Conduct)

    Before the Event

    Before the event on Saturday, install Node.js and a workshop that you'd like to work on. If you are just starting out, "learnyounode" is highly recommended. Doing this before the event will help you get going quickly.

    Parking and Event time

    Codesmith will be our lovely hosts for this event and they are located at 5300 Beethoven St, 90066. There will be ample parking under the building or in the cul-de-sac outside marked "visitor parking". Once parked, take the elevator in the parking area up to the PH level.

    Check-in and Food / Drink

    Please find a name tag and write your name. Food and drink should be available so please help yourself before the event begins.

    Tables and Wifi

    Please find a table and chair inside the main training room. Connect yourself to the wireless network and download any necessary programs and workshopper to get started (Node.js and Learnyounode if it's your first time with Node.js). The network name will displayed on the video screens. Mentors will be available to assist if you haven't done this step prior to arriving at the event.

    What to Expect

    Actual time to get to work on a workshopper will be about 3 to 3 1/2 hours. You are free to work on any workshopper you like and mentors will be available if you get stuck or need any assistance. Everyone is here to learn so there are no egos and no questions that are too silly to ask. Come join and have fun while learning!

    For more information, click here. 

  • Mon
    09
    Oct
    2017
    Wed
    11
    Oct
    2017
    8:30 AM to 8:30 PMSan Diego, CA

    Join us October 9-11, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California for solution oriented, proactive and innovative sessions focused on the Digital Danger Zone

    Each day, cyber threats become increasingly intricate and difficult to detect. Over the past year, we saw that with the rise of device connectivity came boundless opportunities for malicious hackers to attack device vulnerabilities. No cyber security professional can become an expert on these digital dangers without continued efforts to educate themselves on the industry’s latest trends and technologies.

    We look forward to welcoming you and over 800 of your colleagues and peers in San Diego as we discuss topics ranging from incident response to application security to business skills for the information security professional. Join us at the 2017 ISSA International Conference and we’ll help you navigate the Digital Danger Zone.

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Tue
    10
    Oct
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMConSol Partners 1409a 3rd Street Promenade · Santa Monica, CA

    Mark your calendars for our LA Drupal meetup: SECOND Tuesday of each month.

    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 by clicking the RSVP button.

    We want your feedback!

    During the meetup, we'll be gathered in the #drupal-la IRC channel (http://groups.drupal.org/la/glossary#irc) and all are welcome to join us. The event organizers will also be checking Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @ladrupal (http://twitter.com/ladrupal) or use the #ladrupal (http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ladrupal) hashtag.

    Parking: There are two garages within walking distance of ConSol's offices. One is on 4th Street between Santa Monica and Broadway, the other is also on 4th between Santa Monica and Arizona. The first 90 minutes are free, thereafter it costs $2 per additional hour. You may also be able to find other street parking in the area.

    Agenda

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

    Lightning Talks

    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!

    If you'd like to give a lightning talk, presentation, announce a job position or ask any questions of the group, please leave a comment below and plan to come a few minutes early. If presenting, be sure to bring your laptop (and power and display cables) and whatever else you need.

    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.

    Raffle! Prizes! Collect them all!

    We love our sponsors and have several raffle prizes from our sponsors in the Los Angeles area and around the world. If you or your company would like to sponsor a raffle prize at the LA Drupal meetups, please come early or contact the LA Drupal managers.

    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 below if you have ideas of a possible bar or restaurant that is nearby.

    For more informatin, Click Here. 

  • Tue
    10
    Oct
    2017
    Wed
    11
    Oct
    2017
    8:00 AM to 7:00 PMSanta Monica, CA

    ALL ATTENDEES GET FREE BITCOIN

    ALL TICKETS ARE 100% REFUNDABLE 40 DAYS BEFORE EVENT.

    ATTEND WORKSHOPS LIKE

    - How to do an ICO: A step by step guide to riches (or fraud)

    - Blockchain Infrastructure 101: Freshly farmed organic ingredients to make your omelette

    HACKATHON

    - 30 day global hackathon. 10 Categories. 3 prize winners from each category present on stage at BLOCK-CON

    For more information, Click Here.

  • Wed
    11
    Oct
    2017
    7:00 PM to 10:00 PM2400 Broadway Avenue, Santa Monica, CA

    EVENT DETAILS

    Yahoo! strives to provide a high quality and inclusive experience for all our users across all products. However, as software evolves to new complexities, product shipments become more frequent, designs take more interactive forms, it becomes more challenging to design and engineer accessibility.

    Yahoo! will focus on some of the key areas and patterns in making our products accessible, share a glimpse of our Accessibility Lab and give you a demo of Accessibility VR Glasses. Yahoo! will also share stories of how we made some of our key products like Yahoo Fantasy Football and Yahoo News more accessible and inclusive.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Coding Dojo 175 E Olive Ave 3rd Floor

    Details

    For SoCal Python's final meetup of 2017, we’re taking things to Burbank, sponsored by the fine folks at Coding Dojo

    This month, Dmitriy Leybel will be presenting:

    Bokeh - For Developers, Data Scientists, and People Who Like Shiny Things

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017
    9:00 AM to 1:00 PM360 E 2nd St #400, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    We are very excited to announce the third of our local challenge events Saturday October 28th in partnership with a local food waste organization, LA Kitchen. Join us for prototyping and testing workshop where we will take your amazing ideas to the next level.

    So many of you have said you wanted to take the time to dig into local LA challenges and volunteer, so this is a great opportunity to do just that. This is also great opportunity for those of you who said they wanted to create portfolio pieces from our group work, take on a leadership role (opportunity to lead groups with continued attendance) and make lasting connections with the community.

    For more information, Click Here. 

  • Thu
    09
    Nov
    2017
    6:30 PM to 10:00 PM1615 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA