• Wed
    20
    Feb
    2013
  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2013
    Tue
    21
    May
    2013
    7:00 pmRock & Brews 6300 Pacific Coast Highway Redondo Beach, Ca 90277

    Get Geeky South Bay
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013
    7:00 PM 
    Rock & Brews
    6300 Pacific Coast Highway
    Redondo Beach, Ca 90277

  • Tue
    02
    Apr
    2013
    7:00 pmQ, 6080 Center Drive, Suite 925, Los Angeles, CA

    About the speaker: George Nunez George is an Information Technology professional with over 20 years of technology consulting experience specializing in Quality Assurance (QA) and Change Control Management (CCM). He has a diverse background and expertise in enterprise QA methodology, enterprise CCM methodology, software development lifecycle, analysis and design, implementation methodology, project management methodology and risk assessment. He has been a hands-on QA/CCM lead for large-scale projects in various industries for Fortune 500 companies including Yahoo!, Toyota, IBM, Pacific Bell and The Capital Group. His specialties include: Technology Consulting, Automation Framework, Training, Software Development Lifecycle, Analysis & Design, Performance Testing Internationalization Automation Techniques, Risk Assessment, and Implementation Methodology. Food and drinks will be provided by Q

    SCHEDULE:

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

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

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

  • Wed
    01
    May
    2013
    7:00 pmCross Campus, 820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Mon
    13
    May
    2013
    7:00 pmYahoo
  • Tue
    14
    May
    2013
  • Tue
    14
    May
    2013
  • Thu
    16
    May
    2013
  • Mon
    20
    May
    2013
    7:00 pmMGO 8520 National Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 Culver City, CA 90232

    May meet up: formal presentations on CI and IPV6 performance

  • Tue
    21
    May
    2013
    6:00 pmSanta Monica, California

    Green LAVA May 2013

  • Tue
    21
    May
    2013
    6:30 pmROC Newport Beach 4590 MacArthur Blvd Irvine, CA 92660

    App Showcase - Demos and Discussion
    iPhone iPad App Developers/Users Mixup Group
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013
    6:30 PM 
    ROC Newport Beach
    4590 MacArthur Blvd
    Irvine, CA 92660

  • Tue
    21
    May
    2013
    7:00 pmSheraton Universal Hotel 333 Universal Hollywood Drive Universal City, CA 90068

    Have dinner and chat
    League of Professional System Administrators, Los Angeles
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013
    7:00 PM 
    Sheraton Universal Hotel
    333 Universal Hollywood Drive
    Universal City, CA 90068

  • Wed
    19
    Jun
    2013
    7:00 pm1207 4th St. #400 Santa Monica, CA 90401

     

    This meetup is different from our others in that even though we have a presentation, we will also have different stations talking about using and installing HBase. This is a great meetup if you like to learn on how to use and setup HBase, even if you are a newcomer or advanced, in a production environment.

    Vaibhav Puranik is in charge of big data technologies at GumGum. He has successfully implemented HBase, Hadoop, Elastic Search, Storm, and Kafka to capture advertising performance and web contextual data. Before GumGum he led engineering teams at LowerMyBills.com and Johnson Space Center, Houston.

    Upgrading HBase 
    Vaibhav will discuss his recent experience at GumGum upgrading HBase from version 0.90.5 to Cloudera CDH4. He will describe the process followed, challenges faced, and lessons learned.

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  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2013
    6:30 pmVirtualTourist.com: 801 N. Parkview Drive Suite #200, El Segundo, CA

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  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2013
    7:00 pmQ: 6080 Center Dr, Suite 925, Los Angeles, CA

     

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  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2013
    9am-3pmPortTech Los Angeles Training Center #203: 302 W. 5th Street San Pedro, CA 90731

    PortTech Los Angeles

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  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2013
    7:30AM - 9:30AMWest L.A. campus of Pepperdine University: 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    LAVA Healthcare: The official launch of Greenwings Biomedical

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  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Mon
    24
    Jun
    2013
    7:00 pmDroplabs: 651 Clover St., Los Angeles, CA

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  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2013
    6:30 pmROC: 604 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2013
    7:00 pmFactual, Inc.: 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1450, Los Angeles, CA


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  • Wed
    26
    Jun
    2013
    7:00 pmSymantec Corporation: 900 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA

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  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2013
    12:00 pmROC Santa Monica: 604 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2013
    10:00 amHennessey's Tavern: 313 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Tue
    02
    Jul
    2013
    7:00 pmAmerican Junkie: 68 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Tue
    09
    Jul
    2013
    7:00 amThe Skirball Cultural Center: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

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  • Wed
    10
    Jul
    2013
    7:00 pmEdmunds.com:1620 26th St., Suite 400S, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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  • Wed
    10
    Jul
    2013
    7:00 pmQ: 6080 Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045

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  • Thu
    11
    Jul
    2013
    11:30 amROC: 604 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • Thu
    11
    Jul
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Fri
    19
    Jul
    2013
    7:30 amWest L.A. campus of Pepperdine University: 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    LAVA Healthcare: The official launch of Greenwings Biomedical

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  • Thu
    25
    Jul
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Thu
    01
    Aug
    2013
    6:30 pmCross Campus: 820 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401

     

     

    Starting Your Mobile Startup, Part 2:  Getting It Built

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  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Tue
    06
    Aug
    2013
  • Thu
    08
    Aug
    2013
    6:30 pmVirtualTourist.com Office: 801 N. Parkview Drive Suite #200, El Segundo, CA

     

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  • Thu
    08
    Aug
    2013
    7:00 pmStubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP: 1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 310, Santa Monica, CA 90401

     

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  • Thu
    08
    Aug
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Wed
    14
    Aug
    2013
    4:00 pmYouTube Space LA: 12422 West Bluff Creek Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094

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  • Wed
    14
    Aug
    2013
    7:00 pmIMSS Building, Caltech: 263 S. Chester, Pasadena, CA 91106

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  • Fri
    16
    Aug
    2013
    7:00 pmDroplabs: 651 Clover St., Los Angeles, CA 90031 ‎

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    This event has been postponed due to lack of signups from those who qualify. We apologize for the inconvenience to those who have already RSVPd. Stay tuned to Meetup.com or @Droplabs on Twitter for news of when we reschedule this important event.

  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Wed
    21
    Aug
    2013
    11:30 amLes Freres Taix French Restaurant

    ISSA LA Logo

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  • Wed
    21
    Aug
    2013
    6:00 pmThis location is shown only to members

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  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Wed
    28
    Aug
    2013
    6:30 pmMa'kai Lounge in Santa Monica

    Girls in Tech LA Summer Sip Mixer 2013   Click image for more information about this event

  • Sat
    31
    Aug
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Tue
    03
    Sep
    2013
    7:00 pmYahoo! 2400 Broadway Ave, Bldg D, 1st fl. Santa Monica, CA 90404

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  • Tue
    03
    Sep
    2013
    7:00 pmThis location is shown only to members

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  • Thu
    05
    Sep
    2013
    12:00 pmeHarmony Inc.: 2401 Colorado Ave., Suite A200 (2nd Floor), Santa Monica, CA

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  • Thu
    05
    Sep
    2013
    7:00 pmQ: 6080 Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045

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  • Thu
    05
    Sep
    2013
    7:00 pm1655 26th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404

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  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2013
    7:30 amCentury City Towers: 2029 Century Park East, Conf Rm A (basement), Los Angeles, CA

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  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Mon
    09
    Sep
    2013
    7:00 pm6080 Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA, 90045

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  • Tue
    10
    Sep
    2013
    6:30 pmROC- Santa Monica,CA

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  • Tue
    10
    Sep
    2013
    7:00 pmWeWork - Hollywood: 7083 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

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  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2013
    6:30 pmCross Campus Santa Monica: 820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA

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  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2013
    6:30 pm12200 Olympic Blvd. 4th floor, Los Angeles, CA

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  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2013
    7:15 pmKleverdog Coworking: 418 bamboo lane, suite A, Los Angeles, CA

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  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2013
    6:30 pmROC Santa Monica: 604 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Program details will be posted soon! Click here to register.

  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2013
    6:30 pmGeneral Assembly LA: 1520 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2013
    7:00 pmCross Campus: 820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2013
    7:00 pmCross Campus: 820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA

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  • Tue
    01
    Oct
    2013
    7:00 pmCross Campus: 820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA

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  • Wed
    02
    Oct
    2013
    7:00 pmFox NE&O: 10201 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2013
    7:00 pmFactual, Inc.: 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1450, Los Angeles, CA

    Andy will discuss the resurgence in interest in both theoretical and applied distributed systems, explore new areas of promising research, and provide advice for dealing with systems in our new distributed world. Click here for more information about this event.

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2013
    7:00 pm6080 Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Tue
    15
    Oct
    2013
    7:00 pmGoogle Los Angeles: 340 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291

    LOPSA-LA and UUASC present: A Working Theory of Monitoring  by Caskey L. Dickson, Site Reliability Engineer, Google Inc. Click here for more information about this event. 

  • Tue
    15
    Oct
    2013
    7:30 pmAnnenberg Community Beach House: 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica,California 90402

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  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2013
    7:00 pmFactual, Inc.: 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1450, Los Angeles, CA

    Over the last year, eHarmony has migrated one of our most critical applications from Hibernate to MongoDB.  We tested the app extensively for functionality and performance, and we learned a lot along the way.  In this talk, I'll go through specific challenges we faced and share some of the gotchas and best practices we developed and discovered. Click here for more information about this event.

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2013
    7:00 amYahoo! 2400 Broadway Ave, Bldg D, 1st floor., Santa Monica, CA

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  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2013
    7:00 pmYahoo! 2400 Broadway Ave, Bldg D, 1st floor., Santa Monica, CA

    React is a new, open source library from Facebook and Instagram. It's a library for building user interfaces for web applications. Let's talk about how React addresses the performance challenges (DOM manipulations, event handling) when building highly dynamic web interfaces. Click here for more information about this event.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2013
    7:00 pmColoft: 920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

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  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2013
    7:00 pm6080 Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    This will be another working session, with a presentation on Cassandra: theory and tutorial, by a practitioner. Please bring your laptop to follow along. Click here for more information about this event. 

    Sony Building 9th floor directly across from the Howard Hughes Center. Park in the mall for $2.00; the Sony lot costs closer to $20.00!!

  • Wed
    06
    Nov
    2013
    7:00 pm6080 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA

    Cruise COntrol for the Cloud: Leveraging IaaS cloud providers can be an effective tool for tech start-ups to get products to market quickly. Unfortunately, building infrastructure capable of handling serious success can often seem overwhelming and many organizations may not have the budget to hire a full time operations team. Using free and open source tools, these resources can be built to automatically scale to meet demands and provide alerting when things go wrong - allowing for an almost negligible administrative burden. In this talk, we'll cover some of the free tools offered in this space and some patterns for building resilient and adaptive infrastructures. Armed with this knowledge, you'll never need to be afraid of success! Click here for more information about this event.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2013
    6:30 pmGeneral Assembly LA: 1520 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA

    Real world data is usually dirty, messy, full of errors. If you want to get reasonable results from your statistical modeling, you'll need to explore the data, clean it up, transform it, prepare it for modeling. Data scientists commonly spend 80% of their time doing this tedious task of data munging. But how to do it? Click here for more information about this event. 

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2013
    7:00 pmColoft: 920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

    We are flying in Ryan Weaver from Nashville, TN and wanted to have as much of his brilliant mind as possible, so we'll have 3 consecutive days sessions in a row on Nov 19th, 20th and 21st. Big thanks to Coloft and Coloft Academy for being able to accommodate us. In the first of a three part talk/workshop series, Ryan will present Composer. Click here for more information about this event.

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2013
    7:00 pmColoft: 920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

    In the second of a three part talk/workshop series, Ryan will present Behat. This will be a hands-on workshop session, so bring your laptop if you want to play with it in real time! Click here for more information about this event.

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2013
    7:00 pmColoft: 920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

    In the third part of a three part talk/workshop series, Ryan will present Twig. Click here for more information about this event. 

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Mon
    02
    Dec
    2013
    7:00 pm6080 Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    As the organizer, I'm studying all the past Radars to do a presentation on what you can learn from them. I'll also do a laptop tutorial on creating a Technology Radar. Be sure to bring your Laptop, so you can produce your very first Radar, before the end of the year! Click here for more information about this event.  

    Sony Building 9th floor directly across from the Howard Hughes Center. Park in the mall for $2.00; the Sony lot costs closer to $20.00!!

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Sat
    21
    Dec
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Sun
    22
    Dec
    2013
    7:00 pmCross Campus: 820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA

    Who are the people creating on YouTube? We have found there are many interesting, different types of talent! We created several fictional personas to represent the various market segments we uncovered. In this talk we'll go into the mountains of data we used to discover these personas including content upload frequency, viewership retention, geography, audience demographics, & many more interesting data points! Click here for more information about this event.

  • Thu
    26
    Dec
    2013
    7:30 amPanera Bakery Cafe: 12131 Ventura Blvd (at Laurel Cyn), Studio City, CA

     

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  • Sat
    28
    Dec
    2013
    8:00 amPanera Bread (The Bluff Shopping Center): 1348 Bison Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Click here for more information about this event. 

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

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

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

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

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

    Click here for more information about this event. 

  • Thu
    30
    Jan
    2014
    UCLA

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

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

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

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

    Click here for more information about this event. 

  • Fri
    21
    Feb
    2014

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

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

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

    Agenda:

      Meet & Greet 7:00 - 7:15

      Presentation   7:15 - 8:15

      Food                  8:15 - 8:45

      Feedback & Suggestions   8:45 - 9:00

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

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

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

    SCHEDULE:

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

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. 

    RAFFLE:

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

    PARKING:

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

    SECURITY/ELEVATOR:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The topic for this meeting is:

    Application Block Architecture

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

    Have a look at their website below for more details! 

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

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

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

    "JPA with Hibernate" presented by Marco Villalobos

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

    Have a look at their website for more information!

    http://www.lajug.org/

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

    This meeting's topic is:

    Dependency Injection: A Practical Introduction

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

    Have a look at their website for more details!

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

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

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Schedule:

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

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

     

    Please visit their website for further details and tickets.

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Food and beverages will be provided. 

    ADDRESS:                                                                                                                                                            12200 West Olympic Boulevard                                                                                                                            Los Angeles, CA 90064

    PARKING: Street parking is available.

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    "Cook Up Cloud Automation with Chef"

    SCHEDULE: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

    ADDRESS:  
    2050 S Westgate Ave 
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

    Have a look at their Meetup website to RSVP!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sellvana is providing food and beverages.

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

    7:30 PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    Go to their website to RSVP!

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

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

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

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

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

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

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

    Please arrive by 6:55pm the latest.

     

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

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ADDRESS:  
    BLANKSPACES                                                                                                                                                                                             5405 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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

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

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

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

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

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

    LinuxLA is doing a Meetup, and the topic is:

    "Virtualization Automation" with speaker Sean Kennedy.

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

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

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

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

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

    Please visit the MeetUp website below to RSVP.

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

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

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

    "Data Science @ Netflix" with speaker Douglas Twisselmann 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    "Data Science @ Netflix" with speaker Douglas Twisselmann 

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

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

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

    ADDRESS:  
    OpenX 888 E Walnut Street                                                                                                                                                       Pasadena, CA 91101

    PARKING: There is no parking provided. 

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

    LUNCH MENU OPTIONS

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

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

    Make Your Online Reservation NOW 

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

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

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

    1) Stephen Fahlsing - www.jamwithchrome.com

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

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

    4) Doktor Bob, "Arduino + littleBits Hacking"

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

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

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

    Hackollaborations!

    Here's how Hackollaborations work:

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

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

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

    • Present their progress at the next one!

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

    Please RSVP at the website below!

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

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

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

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

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

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

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

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

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

    Please RSVP at the website below as places are limited.

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

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

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

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

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

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    7:30 PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

    Please RSVP at the website below!

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

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

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

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

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

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    "Javascript Across the Stack" presented by Temitope Sonuyi.

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SOCIAL MEDIA 

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     LOCATION: 

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

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

    Please register at the website below!

    http://summit.issala.org

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

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

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

    SCHEDULE:

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

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup.  

    RAFFLE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    FOOD:

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

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

    CONTEST:

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

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

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

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

    @JASONGILLARD @LADOBE @LAUXMEETUP @FINDUXEVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

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

    Please arrive by 6:55pm the latest.

    PARKING: None is provided

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PARKING: Use ParkMe to find parking.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    TIMELINE:                                                                                                              

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ADDRESS:

    Fandango 12200 West Olympic Boulevard  
    Los Angeles, CA 90064        

    FOOD:                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fandango will be providing food and beverages.                                                        

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    This package uses the following hardware and software:

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

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

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

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

    @Qconnects @UUASC 

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

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

    Developers who arrive early will receive free drink tickets.

    ADDRESS:  

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

    Please RSVP and purchase your tickets at the website below.

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

    SOCIAL MEDIA:

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

    @Qconnects @Jadware

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

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

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

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

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

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

    7:30 PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

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

    FOOD & BEVERAGES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SOCIAL MEDIA:

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

    @LAMySQL @joedevon @MySQLScott @Caroline_Rose9

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

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

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

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

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

    Agenda

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

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

    Job announcements and open Q&A

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

    Breakout Groups

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

    Wrap up and Drupal After Dark

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

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by sponsors.

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

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

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

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

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

    @Qconnects  @kleverdogcowork @shooflydesign 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    @srisatish

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

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

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

    AGENDA

    6:00PM - Meet, Greet & Eat

    7:00PM - Panel Discussion

    Followed by Q&A  

    MODERATOR

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

    PANELISTS

    MARK TURNER 

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

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

    DEBRA KAUFMAN

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

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

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

    @Qconnects @LADMUG @joedevon @Caroline_Rose9

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

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    @Qconnects 

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

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

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

    ADDRESS:

    Coloft 920 Santa Monica Blvd                                                                                                  Santa Monica, CA 90401

    PARKING:  

    Use ParkMe to find parking

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

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

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

    @Qconnects

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

    Please RSVP at Meetup below!

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

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

    @Qconnects @breandan

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

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

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

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

    ADDRESS:  
    BLANKSPACES 5405 Wilshire Blvd 
    Los Angeles, CA 90036 

    Please RSVP at Meetup below!

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

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

    @Qconnects

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please go to their website below to RSVP.

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @lacloudgroup

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

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

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

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

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

    SCHEDULE:  

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

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

    Please RSVP at Meetup below!

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

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

    @Qconnects

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

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

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

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

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

    Lightning Talks

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

    Job announcements and open Q&A

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

    Breakout Groups

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

    Wrap up and Drupal After Dark

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

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

    @Qconnects @ladrupal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Learn close to two-dozen standardized hypermedia data formats

    • Apply best practices for using HTTP in API implementations

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

    • Understand the CoAP protocol for using REST in embedded systems

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

    Please visit their website to RSVP!

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

    Want to find out more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @leonardr @mamund #devtalk 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please visit their website to RSVP!

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

    Want to find out more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @dgould

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

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

    818 iOS Developers group is having a Meetup! 

    "Chat. Share. Laugh.

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

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

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

    Please visit their Meetup site below to RSVP.

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

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

    Information Systems Security Association

     Los Angeles Chapter - Monthly Member Meeting    

      

    Please join us for our July lunch meeting -  

    good food, great talk & awesome people!

    (and earn 2 CPE credits too) 

             

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    11:30 AM to 1:45 PM 

    Make Your Online Reservation NOW!

     

       Les Freres Taix French Restaurant

    1911 West Sunset Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90026

    213-484-1265  

     

    TOPIC

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

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

       

    SPEAKER

    Avi Rembaum
    Director-3D Security, Check Point

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

    LUNCH MENU OPTIONS

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

    Luncheon Fees    

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

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

    Non-Members: $20

    After Sunday, July 13th and at the Door:

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

    Non-Members: $30

    Click here to register for the July lunch meeting now!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please visit their website to RSVP!

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

    Want to find out more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects 

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

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

     

    Puppet/Foreman Demo by Kevin Oswald

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

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

     

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

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

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

     

    Puppet Forge Demo by Michael Jenkins

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

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

     

    SCHEDULE:

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

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. 

    RAFFLE:

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

    ADDRESS: 

    6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING:

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

    SECURITY/ELEVATOR:

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

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

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @scott_lackey 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Schedule:

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

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

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

    Want to know more? Add us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @LAMachLearning 

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

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

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

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

    ADDRESS:

    Coloft 920 Santa Monica Blvd                                                                                                  Santa Monica, CA 90401

    PARKING:  

    Use ParkMe to find parking

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

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

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

     

    MAY THE BEST MOBILE APP WIN!!!

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

    HOW IT WORKS:

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

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

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @Salesforce #summerofhacks

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

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

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

    After presentations, drinks and hors d'oeuvres!

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

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

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

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

    LOCATION:

    TrueCar 120 Broadway, Suite 200

    Santa Monica, CA 90401              

    Food and drink will be provided. 

    Please RSVP below!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

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

    Women Who Code LA is having a Meetup! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    LA DevOps group is having a Meetup! 

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

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

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

    Please RSVP at their Meetup website below.

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

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

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

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

    ADDRESS:  

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

    Please visit their website to RSVP!

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

    Want to find out more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects #devtalk 

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

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

    "Build Systems: The Next Generation" presented by Contra

    Twitter: @contrahacks 

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

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

    "Real World React" presented by Aaron Murray

    Twitter: @funkytek 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @jsdotla

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

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

    Summary: 

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

    About the Speaker:

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

    Location:  
    BLANKSPACES                                                                               5405 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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

    Parking:

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

    Donation:

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

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

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

    7:00 PM - Main Presentation

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

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

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please RSVP at the website below.

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

    Want to know more? Add us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects 

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

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

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

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

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

    Livestream Information: 

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

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

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

     

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

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

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @UUASC 

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

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

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

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

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

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

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

    @Qconnects @SeleniumHQ 

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

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

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

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

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

    Agenda 

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

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

    Job announcements and open Q&A

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

    Breakout Groups

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

    Wrap up and Drupal After Dark

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @ladrupal

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

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

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

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

    Food and drinks will be provided by sponsors.

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

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

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

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

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

    @Qconnects  @kleverdogcowork 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please visit their website to RSVP!

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

    Want to find out more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @BigDataLA  @sawjd22

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

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

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

    AGENDA

    7:00PM - Meet, Greet & Eat

    7:30PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Want to know more? Add us on Twitter!

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

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

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

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

    ADDRESS:

    Coloft 920 Santa Monica Blvd                                                                                                  Santa Monica, CA 90401

    (map)

     

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

    Agenda:

    -RDS Overview

    -Multi-AZ

    -Deep-Dive/Best Practices

    -Q&A

     

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects 

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

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

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

    SCHEDULE:                                                                                    

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

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

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

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

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

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

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

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

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

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

    @Qconnects

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

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

    Opening Talk: Take-aways from Blackhat

    Speaker: Stu Schwartz 

     

    Main Speaker: Jim Manico

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

    MAIN Topic: Securing Complex Forms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

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

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

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

    Twitter: @dickeyxxx and Github: dickeyxxx

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

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

    Twitter: @tommystanton and Github: tommystanton

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

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

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

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

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @jsdotla

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

    LAPHP is helping to put on SoCal PHP Mini Camp!

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

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

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

    PARKING:

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

    WE NEED YOU !!

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

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

    ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES / ORANGE COUNTY DRUPAL CAMP

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

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

    REGISTRATION  

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

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

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

    SESSIONS

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

    http://2014.drupalcampla.com/sessions 

    PLAN ON ATTENDING ?

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

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

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @ladrupal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    LOCATION:

    BLANKSPACES                                                                                                                                 5405 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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

    PARKING:

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

    Donation:

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

    Please RSVP at the website below!

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

     

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @ladotnet

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

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

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

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

    ·  Significantly increased attack surface area

    ·  Elevated potential for unintentional or malicious misuse

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

    ADDRESS:

    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925

    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

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

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: There is a security desk in the lobby. In case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at Suite 925 for a Meetup.

    We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP at the Meetup site below.

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects

  • Wed
    10
    Sep
    2014
    8:00 pmCrashspace 10526 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

    Women Who Code LA is having a Meetup! 

    Learn to Code with Us: Culver City  (map) 

    Interested in learning to code or improving your skills? Join this group, led by professional Software Engineer Michelle Leonhart (@at0mbxmb) every week!

    There are no prerequisites to attending a Learn to Code with Us event. The only rules are that you must bring your own laptop, and agree to follow the Code of Conduct.

    Learn to Code with Us events are FREE, all ages, and open to the public.

    Learn to Code with Us events do not have formal instruction. Think of them like office hours, except social and fun. We come together, work on our ideas, and help each other out. Occasionally, someone may ask to present an idea, concept, language, or project to the group. But most of the time we just do our own thing.

    Please RSVP at their website below!

    http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-LA/events/202447942/ 

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects  @WomenWhoCode @at0mbxmb

     
  • Mon
    15
    Sep
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Machine Learning is having a Meetup! The topic is "Data Science @ IRIS.TV" presented by Dr. Thomas Sullivan, Chief Data Scientist and Joel Spitalnik, VP Engineering.

    While video recommendations best serve the viewer experience when presented in real time, machine learning is a computationally intensive process that is often done on the back end. IRIS.TV’s utilizes a hybrid process to synchronize computational tasks for learning so that engineering and data science teams can shrink the latency between analyzing history and presentation of recommended videos to improve the experience.

    Dr. Thomas Sullivan, Chief Data Scientist at IRIS.TV is a data scientist/statistician with extensive IP development experience and is the (co)-author of 8 books. Prior to joining IRIS.tv, he spent 13 years as a Senior Information Scientist at the RAND Corporation, taught Applied Statistics in RAND's graduate school, and then was Director of R&D at a tech company in Santa Monica . He holds a Ph.D. in Computational Sciences, an M.S. in Statistical Sciences, and an M.A. in Economics.

    Joel Spitalnik, VP Engineering at IRIS.TV has developed iOS apps for hospital laboratory testing as well as dynamic websites for arts and entertainment organizations. He is a veteran of the film and television industry, having worked for Disney, DreamWorks SKG, HDNet, and A-Line Pictures. He is a graduate of Princeton University and is an active member of multiple programming communities.

    ADDRESS:  
    1558 10th Street 
    Santa Monica, CA, 90401 (map)

    SCHEDULE: 
    - 6:30pm food/drinks and networking 
    - 7:30pm talk starts promptly

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite using the link below ***  You must have a confirmed RSVP and please arrive by 7:25pm the latest. Please RSVP here on Eventbrite.

    BOOK RAFFLE:                                                                                                                                        Thanks to O'Reilly, we'll have a book raffle at the meetup. Also check out the Strata conference and use our 20% discount coupon UGLA20! 

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @LAMachLearning

  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PMFandango 12200 West Olympic Boulevard #400, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

    Interested in developing applications that can scale on demand, handle 10’s of thousands of OPS, and doesn’t give DEVOPS a headache? Couchbase Server is a NoSQL, Document database that stores documents natively as JSON, supports high-throughput, low-latency scenarios while linearly scaling to demand. In this session we’ll learn about the SDKs available, like Java including RxJava and Spring, .NET and Node.js, and the APIs exposed by Couchbase Server, as well as the patterns and practices best suited for building robust and scalable applications.  

     Jeff Morris is a Developer Advocate at Couchbase and a former Enterprise Architect at Source Interlink. Jeff maintains the Open Source Couchbase .NET SDK and has over 14 years’ experience developing and architecting systems under a variety of platforms and technology primarily using Microsoft solutions.

    Couchbase will be raffling off two passes to their flagship conference, Couchbase Connect (valued @ $895/pass) and Fandango will be giving away movie tickets.  

    Food and beverages will be provided.

    ADDRESS:                                                                                                                                               12200 West Olympic Boulevard                                                                                                      Los Angeles, CA 90064

    PARKING:

    Street parking is available on Olympic and Bundy and there is parking in the building (Fandango does not validate). 

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Please register at their Eventbrite website below!

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developing-internet-scale-applications-with-couchbase-tickets-12812788395

  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014
    7:00 pmQ 6080 Center Drive Suite 925 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Q is hosting a jQuery LA Meetup! This meeting's topic will be "Using jQuery with WordPress".

    So you've figured out how to make that spiffy jQuery plugin work, but now how do you get it working inside a WordPress theme? We'll talk about how to properly enqueue scripts and put them to work within WordPress.

    Food and drinks will be provided by Q.

    ADDRESS:  
    Q 6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $2. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: there is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 925

    We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at the website below.

    http://www.meetup.com/jQuery-LA/events/200966372/

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects #jquery

  • Thu
    25
    Sep
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMFactual HQ 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90067

    A Billion installs, a billion in annual revenue, many billions of transactions per day - what do you need for Gigascale Engineering? Bruno Bowden spent over 7 years at Google leading the engineering teams on Google Earth and Enterprise Gmail. He will speak to the important principles of engineering at scale and reliability in a constantly changing environment. From the time he nearly brought down Gmail to setting a record 1.7 million requests per second on Google's Santa Tracker. Please come along to share the humor, passion and hard engineering lessons he's learned.

     

    Factual HQ - Please park in the Century City Mall next door. Let the security desk know you're going to the Factual event.

    1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor. 
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

    RSVP Here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ex-googler-bruno-bowden-on-gigascale-engineering-tickets-13094982445

     

  • Mon
    29
    Sep
    2014
    7:00 PM to 10:00 PMAwesomenessTV 11821 Mississippi Ave, Los Angeles, CA
    • ***Our Fourth Swift Meetup!***

      Meet other developers that are interested in the new Swift Programming language and learn something about developing iOS apps with Swift!

      Talks:

      • iOS - awesomenessTV

       • Please let us know if you want to do a talk! 

       • Please let us know if you want to do a talk! 

      • 7:00 – 7:30 Icebreaker Game & Introductions  
      • 7:30 – 9:30 Presentations  
      • 9:30 – 10:00 Open / Networking

      Parking:

      ... TBA

      Resources:

      • https://developer.apple.com/swift/

      • http://www.learnswift.tips/

      RSVP Here: http://www.meetup.com/LASwift/events/204003792/

  • Tue
    30
    Sep
    2014
    6:00 PM to 9:30 PMYahoo 2400 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90404

    "NODE.JS ON THE ROAD"

    The profile of users developing and deploying Node.js in production is always changing. As new people come to Node, or as the needs of veterans change, it's important for that information to find its way back to the project. Similarly, it's important for those who are deploying Node in production to bring their wisdom to those just starting out. To that end, Joyent is sponsoring Node.js on the Road, a roadshow aimed at keeping the community connected with the project and production users of Node.

    We'll be bringing speakers from large and small companies alike to share how they're using Node in production. To talk about the where's, why's, and how's of Node fitting and scaling to their companies' needs. Also, they'll be discussing the ways they coordinate with the Node project and the broader community.

    But this isn't a one way road, we want to hear from you too. We want to know about your uses of Node, where Node is being successful for you, and where your pain points are. The Node project is nothing without this feedback, it's vital to make sure Node is heading in the direction its users need.

    It's going to be a fun trip. I can't wait to share with you all the exciting things going on with Node, and to get more people involved.

    See you soon!

    SPEAKERS:

    TJ Fontaine @tjfontaine
    Node.js Project Lead, Joyent

    Oren Golan @oreng
    Senior Software Engineer, YP

    Michael Matuzak @mmatuzak
    Senior Software Engineer, Yahoo

    AGENDA:

    6:00pm - Networking Reception

    7:30pm - Speaking begins

    Please register at:

    https://www.joyent.com/noderoad/cities/los-angeles-9-30-2014

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @tjfontaine @oreng @mmatuzak 

  • Tue
    30
    Sep
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558A 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Apache Spark User Group is having a Meetup! The topic is "Spark Panel Discussion with Cloudera, MapR & Pivotal" 

     Spark has come about to represent the next big wave of Big Data Processing. First there was Hadoop with HDFS and Mapreduce. Now with many initatives to make Spark the next mapreduce, there seems to be a lot going on for this project that sprung from humble origins from the Amp Lab at UC Berkeley. With the founding of Databricks to support Spark, this open source top level Apache project has stepped into the limelight to garner its share of fans and critics.

    This talk will foster a lively discussion on Spark's inital goals, where it came from and what does the future look like for spark. Big Data vendor leaders are responding by introducing Spark’s capabilities into their architecture.  Come join us for a lively panel discussion between the top Hadoop distribution vendors – Cloudera, MapR, and Pivotal – to hear their vision, strategy, and capabilities around Apache Spark.  This will be a rare opportunity to see these four leading vendors on one panel, hear from their experts, and get their insight on best practices, real use cases, and solutions around Spark implementation. 

    ADDRESS:  
    1558 10th Street 
    Santa Monica, CA, 90401 (map)

    Note: This event is free and will sell out so register ASAP. The Event Passcode "SPARK PLUG". Please use the Eventbrite site below to signup!

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spark-panel-discussion-with-cloudera-mapr-pivotal-tickets-12697822529  

    Meetup members get 20% off Strata with UGLABD20

    http://strataconf.com/stratany2014?sp-strata-confreg-lp-stny14_user_group_code

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects #LASparkUG 

  • Mon
    06
    Oct
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Big Data User Group is having a Meetup! The topic is "Making Hadoop Enterprise Ready" presented by Brett Rudenstein of WANDisco.

    For those Hadoop admins wanting to learn more about a scalable Hadoop environment, this talk is a great way to get the ball rolling. this talk will be focused on the different aspects of scaling Hadoop that may not have been addressed in typical work environments.

    Learn about:

    • Standby vs Active/Active 

    • Addressing the challenges of multi datacenter Hadoop 

    • Maximizing resource utilization 

    • Consistency vs performance 

    • Lowering RTO and RPO 

    • Scaling past 2 data centers 

    • Zoning your clusters for optimal efficiency 

    • Leveraging mixed heterogeneous hardware in a single cluster

    •   Creating sub clusters (different users, different needs, same data)

    Bio:
    Brett Rudenstein, Director of Product Management, Big Data, WANdisco. As WANdisco's Director of Product Management for Big Data, Brett works with partners, prospects and customers to help them understand and evolve the requirements for mission critical/enterprise-ready Hadoop.

     ADDRESS:  
    1558 10th Street 
    Santa Monica, CA, 90401 (map)

    Please RSVP at their website below!

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Big-Data-Users-Group/events/204976972/

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @b_e_rude 

  • Wed
    08
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMQ 6080 Center Drive, Suite 925, Los Angeles, CA

    TOPIC:

    You may not have heard of telescope but if you've ever voted for a contestant on a tv show, chances are you've used our platform. This talk will cover our entire cloud migration process -- from realizing we should not be in the data center business, to cloud provider and tooling selection, and finally how we automated our entire platform infrastructure (AWS), code deployments, and scaling events using Ansible. 

     

    SPEAKERS:

    John Weatherford (VP of Engineering) and Iain Wright (Lead System Administrator) from Telescope Inc. 

     

    SCHEDULE:

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Raffle/Networking

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q!

    RAFFLE:

    We will have some raffle items to give away! Bring a business card to drop in the bowl.

    ADDRESS: 

    6080 Center Drive Suite 925  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING:

    Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY/ELEVATOR:

    There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 925

  • Wed
    15
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 pm1999 Avenue of the Stars, 34th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    In this talk, a FoundationDB engineer will discuss the challenges of scaling a conflict detection algorithm to large database clusters. They'll discuss the limitations of FoundationDB's current single-threaded algorithm, the various approaches considered to scale the write throughput of the system, and the machine-parallel algorithm that was ultimately selected. 

    http://www.meetup.com/scalela/events/199443292/

  • Wed
    15
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 pm1501 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401

    We're celebrating reaching 500 members by throwing ourselves a little cocktail party in the heart of Silicon Beach! This will be the first of many Startup Mind events we'll be producing especially for our members and we'd love to meet you in person if we haven't already.

    Apparently you all really love networking! And who doesn't love an open-air bar facing the ocean with cool breezes floating in? Grab a drink, grab a nosh, and schmooze with investors, entrepreneurs, founders, creatives, bankers, leaders, developers, startups and more.

    Special Happy Hour Flights & Flatbreads prices till 8pm with admission ticket. And don't miss the raffle!

    We're kicking off the start of something good! More to come. Register today as space is limited.

    Thank you for belonging to our Startup  Mind community! And if you're not a member yet, we'd love to have you join us: www.meetup.com/startupmind/

    RSVP Here: 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startupmind-seasons-52-soiree-tickets-13299229353

  • Sat
    18
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 PM to 10:00 PM 836 Traction Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90013

    JavaScript friends!

    The next JS.LA will be on Thursday, October 30th, hosted at the Otto Design Group (map) Downtown, and sponsored by Verizon Edge Cast and the Calvin Group.

    As always, please RSVP if you plan on attending so we have enough food and drinks available.

    This months talks will be focused on making your front end code modular and awesome. 

     

    Ampersand.js: The Non-Frameworky Framework

    Presented by: Luke Karrys

    Ampersand.js is a highly modular, loosely coupled, non-frameworky framework. Composed of tiny modules, Ampersand is able to leverage the power of npm and Browserify to build advanced applications, while maximizing simplicity in the increasingly complex world of front-end application development. Learn some conventions and how to harness the flexibility of Ampersand to solve real problems presented by today's web apps.
      

    A Future Called Web Components

    Presented by: Zeno Rocha

    Discover how this new concept formed by five new specifications (Templates, Decorators, Shadow DOM, Custom Elements, HTML Imports) will revolutionize the way we develop for the web.

    http://js.la/

  • Tue
    21
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 pm6080 Center Drive, Suite 925, Los Angeles, CA

    Rich Crook, QA Automation Engineer at Disney, will discuss how they are using Cucumber and Groovy to run automated tests that process large amounts of data.

    http://www.meetup.com/QALAGroup/events/202262342/?a=me1_grp&rv=me1&_af_eid=202262342&_af=event

  • Wed
    22
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 pm900 Corporate Pointe Culver City, CA 90230

    Presentation Title: Breaking the Security of a SaaS Offering 

    Synopsis: During the course of this presentation we will examine the results of a penetration-test/vulnerability assessment of a SaaS performed a few months ago.  We won't just discuss the results; I will SHOW you how unprotected iframes can lead to clickjacking, what attackers can learn from decompiling your Java code, and how a Java RMI architecture probably isn't suited for a SaaS of this type.  We'll discuss the vulnerabilities that come from sloppy HTML/CSS code and developing your own "encryption" algorithm, plus what certificate protection a keystore does and doesn't provide.

    Speaker: Stan Borinski, CISSP, CISA

    Stan Borinski is a data and network security consultant and entrepreneur known for managing critical, enterprise security projects for Fortune 500 companies.  He currently focuses on encryption, DLP, and vulnerability assessments for multiple clients.  Stan is the founder of Strategic IT, an information security consultancy servicing the LA, NY, and DC Metropolitan Areas.  Previously, he founded Network Presence, which was among the Inc. 500 fastest growing private companies.  His team assisted the FBI and Interpol’s High Tech Crime Unit to find and shut down an extortionist group in Kazakhstan responsible for one of the largest DDoS attacks against companies and ISPs in the US and Europe.  Stan began his career as a database programmer at Network Solutions, the sole registrar of domain names and IP addresses during the Dot-Com boom.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University. 

    Thanks to our Sponsor: Authentic8

    Founded in 2010 by principals from Postini, Authentic8 is redefining how the browser is used within business with our flagship product, Silo. Silo has a deeper containment capability called Toolbox, which is used by CERT, incident response (IR), anti-fraud, and security research teams around the world. Like disposable gloves for stuff you don't want to touch, Toolbox is built fresh based on a desired profile and destroyed at session end. All executable code stays in the sandbox, and it's our IPs that are exposed not yours. The client device only receives encrypted remote display data. Authentic8, Inc. is headquartered in Mountain View, California. Try Silo risk free at www.authentic8.com

    RSVP HERE: 

    http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Los-Angeles/events/189161442/?a=me1_grp&rv=me1&_af_eid=189161442&_af=event

  • Wed
    22
    Oct
    2014
    All Day 200 S Pine Ave Long Beach, CA 90802

    The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series returning to Los Angeles for our eighth annual event on October 22, 2014. The purpose of the summit is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in Southern California. The conference is driven by an Executive Board of regional IT professionals that directs the content of the conference. The IT Summit is designed to address the real-world opportunities and challenges faced by today's executives.

     

    http://www.theitsummit.com/event/los-angeles-2014/#agenda 

     

  • Mon
    27
    Oct
    2014
    6:45 pmGrindr HQ - 6725 W Sunset Blvd #110, Los Angeles, CA

    AGENDA

    6:45PM - Meet, Greet & Eat

    7:30PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

    TOPIC

    What you will learn: 
    -Why Grindr selected MongoDB to power its geo spatial engine. 
    -How to setup high volume, sharded MongoDB cluster architecture. 
    -How to implement geo sharding scheme in order to distribute MongoDB cluster across different Amazon geo regions. 

    SPEAKER

    Grindr’s VP of Engineering, Lukas Sliwka is a thirty-something technologist who's lived and worked in many different places around the world including Europe, Canada, and both coasts of the US. Lukas has a background in software engineering, agile methodologies, and agile transformation. He loves the disruptive nature of technology and seeks any opportunity to change the status quo. He recently joined Grindr to further its geo-social mobile platform and how it impacts the dating world. Lukas has also held key roles at Beachbody, Yamaha, and Mazda. 

    FOOD & BEVERAGES

    MongoDB (from humongous) is reinventing data management and powering big data as the leading NoSQL database. Designed for how we build and run applications today, it empowers organizations to be more agile and scalable. MongoDB enables new types of applications, better customer experience, faster time to market and lower costs. It has a thriving global community with over 5 million downloads, 100,000 online education registrations, 20,000 user group members and 20,000 MongoDB Days attendees. The company has more than 600 customers, including many of the world’s largest organizations.

    VENUE

    Grindr is graciously hosting this meetup. To find out more, visit their website or download their app! 

    GIVE A RIDE, GET A RIDE

    If you need a ride or can offer a ride, please post a comment underneath this meetup.

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    • @mongodbinc

    • @mongodb

    @LAMongoDB

    @joedevon

    @francium

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-MongoDB-User-Group/events/211831052/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=211831052&_af=event

  • Tue
    28
    Oct
    2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PMFandango 12200 West Olympic Boulevard #400, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

    Workshop: Develop, Deploy, Monitor and Scale REST APIs Built in Node.js

    In this workshop you'll learn:

    • Jumpstart tips for Rails, .NET, Java and PHP developers new to Node

    • Pros and cons of various frameworks for developing Node-powered APIs

    • How to develop APIs from scratch with the open source Loopback.io framework

    • Connecting Node apps to datasources including MongoDB, Oracle and MySQL

    • Creating aggregations, mashups and custom methods on API endpoints

    • Creating API-based mobile services like push and geolocation through iOS, JS and Android SDKs

    • Enabling offline sync for your devices and apps

    • Build and deployment best practices for Node

    • How to monitor Node apps using StatsD and your own graphical visualization tool

    • Managing logs in single server and multi-server configurations

    • Deploying and managing Node clusters

    To get the most out of the workshop, attendees should have at least a basic understanding of how Node works in theory, basic JavaScript skills and a current stable version on Node installed.

     RSVP Here: http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Node-JS/events/198268312/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=198268312&_af=event

  • Tue
    04
    Nov
    2014
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PMLos Angeles Fire Dept. Station 5 8900 Emerson Ave Los Angeles, CA

    Join us as Bart van Leeuwen talks, Emergency Respons: Using Real-time Semantic Web Technology, the case of Amsterdam- Amstelland Fire Engines.

    AGENDA

    6:30PM - Meet, greet & eat

    7:00PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

    TOPIC

    Come out and listen as Bar van Leeuwen talks about using Real-time Semantic Web Technology and the case of Amsterdam- Amstelland Fire Engines.

    SPEAKER

    Bart van Leeuwen@semanticfire, combines his 15 years firefighting experience with 17 years of netage.nl ownership. This combination allows him to highlight a new perspective on operational information delivery.
    With the ever larger amount of available data and changes in tactical approaches to firefighting new and fresh thinking is needed. As a “outside the box” thinker he helps fire departments to approach their information problems in a different way. In this process, technology is not the answer, it's an enabler and should be treated as such. 
    Currently he leads an innovation project where proven information management technology is combined with new paradigms like semantic web technology to deal with information flows in a smarter and agile way.

    VENUE

    Los Angeles Fire Department Station 5 is kindly providing their space for the event.

    SPONSOR

    The Perfect Blend of Business and Community

    Serving the communities of Westchester, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey and surrounding areas, the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce promotes business and enhances the vitality of community through member services, educational programs, strategic partnerships, community outreach and legislative advocacy. 

    Follow the Chamber on Twitter @laxcoastal and CEO Christina Davis @christinavdavis

    FOOD AND BEVERAGES

    Food and beverages will be provided so that we don't listen to a great talk on an empty stomach :)

    GIVE A RIDE, GET A RIDE

    If you need a ride or can offer a ride, please post a comment underneath this meetup.

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    @joedevon

    @olegbaranovsky

    @ronpeled

    @carose9

     RSVP Here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/emergency-response-using-real-time-semantic-web-technology-tickets-13034884691

  • Wed
    12
    Nov
    2014
    6:30 pmCross Campus 1558 10th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    LA Big Data User Group is having a Meetup! This talk will be a twofer(two for one).  Twofer - Mac Moore, Solutions Architect at GridGain & Dale Kim, Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. "Gridgain - Achieve Real-time Results with In-Memory Computing" presented by Mac Moore, and "MapR - Hadoop & NoSQL Joining Forces" presented by Dale Kim.

    "Gridgain - Achieve Real-time Results with In-Memory Computing" 

    Join us for an evening of networking with Big Data professionals and learning about leading edge technology that is pushing the envelope of what Big Data can do.

    In the presentation, we will provide an overview of general in-memory computing principles and the drivers behind it. We will start with a summary of the technical drivers (abundant hardware resources) and market forces (the rise of Big Data). We will cover popular and emerging use cases for in-memory computing, from financial industry trading platforms to mobile payment processing, online advertising, online/mobile gaming back-ends and more. We will then present some foundational concepts and terminology, and discuss considerations around any in-memory solution. From there, we will illustrate how a complete in-memory computing stack like GridGain combines clustering, high performance computing, in-memory data grids, stream processing and Hadoop acceleration into one unified and easy to use platform. 

    "MapR - Hadoop & NoSQL Joining Forces"

    More and more organizations are turning to Hadoop and NoSQL to manage big data. In fact, many IT professionals consider each of those terms to be synonymous with big data. At the same time, these two technologies are seen as different beasts that handle different challenges. That means they are often deployed in a rather disjointed way, even when intended to solve the same overarching business problem. The emerging trend of “in-Hadoop databases” promises to narrow the deployment gap between them and enable new enterprise applications. In this talk, Dale will describe that integrated architecture and how customers have deployed it to benefit both the technical and the business teams.  

     ADDRESS:  
    1558 10th Street 
    Santa Monica, CA, 90401 (map)

    SCHEDULE:

    6:30-7 - Food/Drink & Networking 

    7-7:45 - Mac Moore

    7:45-8:30 - Dale Kim

    8:30-9  - Q&A & Wrap up

    Please RSVP at their website below!

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Big-Data-Users-Group/events/204686082/

    Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter!

    @Qconnects @gridgain @mapr

  • Mon
    17
    Nov
    2014
    Sun
    23
    Nov
    2014
    9:00AM - 11:30PMSanta Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California, USA

    As a weeklong celebration of technology and innovation, Techweek hosts 12 standard events that engage and excite in every way imaginable.  From our 2-day technology conference & expo to music, startup competitions and more, Techweek is designed to give you many opportunities to network, learn and explore with your local tech community

    Register HERE: http://techweek.com/register/

  • Mon
    01
    Dec
    2014
    7:00 pmQ 6100 Center Drive STE 660, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    TOPIC:

    This past July we had a few Puppet lightning talks, and we had requests for more info about Hiera. Scott Lackey, who gave that talk, is going to give a more in-depth talk about Hiera, including: 

    • How to configure puppet to use hiera to separate variable data from code. 

    • Setting up a hierarchy 

    • Setting up hiera yaml files

    • Configuring a template with hiera values

    • Encrypting values in hiera

     

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Scott Lackey is a Systems Engineer who has been working with puppet since its creation in 2005. He currently works as a Sr. DevOps engineer at Salesforce.com. 

    SCHEDULE:

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Raffle/Networking

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q!

    RAFFLE:

    We will have some raffle items to give away! Bring a business card to drop in the bowl.

    ADDRESS: 

    6100 Center Drive Suite 660  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING:

    Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY/ELEVATOR:

    There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 660

    RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/LinuxLA/events/217875102/

  • Wed
    10
    Dec
    2014
    7:00 pm418 bamboo lane, suite A, Los Angeles, CA

    More details to come! 

    http://www.meetup.com/jQuery-LA/events/218601598/

  • Thu
    11
    Dec
    2014
    8:00AM - 6:00PMJW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live - 900 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90015

    2014 SCHEDULE

    9:00 – 9:15AM OPENING REMARKS

    9:15 – 9:40AM THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON IN LA

    9:40 – 10:25AM WHERE IS TECHNOLOGY TAKING US NEXT?

    10:25 – 10:45AM 20-MINUTE COFFEE BREAK

    10:45 – 11:25AM INDICATORS OF FUTURE SUCCESS: IDENTIFYING THE NEXT BIG IDEA

    11:25 – 12:00PM HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING ENTERTAINMENT FROM CREATION TO CONSUMPTION

    12:00 – 1:00PM 60-MINUTE LUNCH BREAK

    1:00 – 2:00PM LOCAL SUCCESS STORIES: TWO DIFFERENT PATHS

    2:00 – 3:40PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    3:40 – 4:00PM 20-MINUTE COFFEE BREAK

    4:00 – 4:30PM SHARK TANK #1: LOCAL UNIVERSITY STARTUPS

    4:30 – 5:15PM SHARK TANK #2: EMERGING INCUBATOR STARTUPS

    5:15 – 6:25PM FOUNDER STORIES: PURSUING YOUR PASSION

     

    Register HERE: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1583926

  • Tue
    13
    Jan
    2015
    6:30 PM to 9:30 PMCross Campus 1558 10th Street Santa Monica, CA

    Data Science @ Datapop: The Marketing Knowledge Graph 

    by Dr. Ben Zamanzadeh, CTO DataPop

    Today’s eCommerce has evolved into a complex multi-dimensional optimization problem. DataPop’s semantic technology and Marketing Knowledge Graph is used to generate Omni-Channel advertising campaigns. This presentation will review our technology stack, machine learning models, discus what worked what did not work for us and do a live demo of Marketing Knowledge Graph. 

    Dr. Ben Zamanzadeh is passionate about innovation, machine learning and solving challenging R&D problems. Previously he served as VPE at LeadPoint and led Yahoo’s Domain Search and R&D teams. Ben has experience in search, ad tech, eCommerce, financial, mobile, data science, machine learning and semantic computing. Ben holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the UCLA where he serves on the CS Advisory Board.

    Date: January 13, 2015

    Timeline:
    – 6:30pm food/drinks and networking
    – 7:30pm talk starts promptly

    You must have a confirmed RSVP and please arrive by 7:25pm the latest. Please RSVP here on Eventbrite.

    Venue: Cross Campus in Santa Monica will kindly host this meetup. Factual will kindly sponsor this meetup and also provide food+drinks.

    RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-science-datapop-tickets-14520899401

  • Thu
    15
    Jan
    2015
    7:00 pmFactual Inc - 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    Abstract: 
    Anyone who has used Hadoop knows that jobs sometimes get stuck. Hadoop is powerful, and it’s experiencing a tremendous rate of innovation, but it also has many rough edges. As Hadoop practitioners we all spend a lot of effort dealing with these rough edges in order to keep Hadoop and Hadoop jobs running well for our customers and/or organizations. For this session, we will look at a typical problem encountered by a Hadoop user, and discuss its implications for the future of Hadoop development. We will also go through the solution to this kind of problem using step-by-step instructions and the specific code we used to identify the issue. As a community, we need to work together to improve this kind of experience for our industry. Now that Hadoop 2 has been shipped, we believe the Hadoop community will be able to focus its energies on rounding off rough edges like these, and this session should provide advanced users with some tools and strategies to identify issues with jobs and how to keep these running smoothly.

    Bi0: 
    David Chaiken comes to Altiscale from Yahoo!, where he served as Chief Architect. At Yahoo, he led teams building consumer advertising and media systems with Apache Hadoop at their core. Over his career, David has also built voice-search products for consumers, mobile applications for enterprises, network management systems, project management software, large-scale multiprocessor architectures, a tablet computer, and several other information appliances. David earned a BS in Mathematics from Brown University and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

     

    Parking and Directions:

    Address Change! We're in a new building! Still in Century City, near the mall, but now at:     1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor, Los Angeles. The building is at the intersection of Avenue of the Stars and Constellation Blvd. When you arrive, please tell the guards you are here for the "Meetup at Factual".

    Parking:

    The best place for attendees to park is at the Westfield Century City Mall.  Please note that they no longer offer free parking for the first 3 hours.  Parking rates are as follows:

    •0-1 Hours: $1.00  
    •1-2 Hours: $2.00  
    •2-3 Hours: $3.00

    Every 30 mins thereafter: $2.00  
    6+ Hours: $28.00

    About the Venue:

    Factual is a location platform that enables personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences by enriching mobile location signals with definitive global data. Factual’s real-time data stack builds and maintains data on a global scale, with Factual's core Global Places data covering over 65 million local businesses and points of interest in 50 countries. Factual’s platform also informs location with contextual demographic and commercial data, and offers cleaning and mapping services for business listings and points of interest. 

    We will be raffling off books by O'Reilly

    Meetup members get 20% off Strata/Hadoop World San Jose 2015 with UGLABD20, Register here: - http://oreil.ly/UGSJ15 

  • Wed
    21
    Jan
    2015
    7:00 pm7060 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

    Bio: Taylor is an Apache Storm committer, PMC chair, release manager and a member of the Technical Staff at Hortonworks. He has been involved with the usage and development of Storm since it was first released as open source in October of 2011. As an active contributor to the Storm user community, Taylor is lead on a number of open-source projects related to Storm. Specifically, he has developed numerous technologies that enable integration of Storm into the enterprise. He has also authored a number of open source storm projects which enable enterprises to integrate Storm into heterogeneous infrastructure.

    https://github.com/ptgoetz 

    http://www.slideshare.net/ptgoetz 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ptgoetz 

    https://twitter.com/ptgoetz 

    Abstract:

    Sensors have been all around us for a long time: In our homes, buildings, cars, even in our pockets and around our wrists. The difference today is that these devices are becoming increasingly network-enabled and low-cost. Gartner predicts there will be 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things by 2020. Capturing and analyzing the data from these devices provides a wealth of opportunity, but where do you start?

    In this session we will look at how streaming sensor data fits into a variety of (I)IoT analytics use cases, and how Apache Storm and Kafka fit into an overall architecture for large-scale streaming analytics. You will also learn how to leverage the highly accessible Arduino microcontroller platform to create low-cost sensor networks and stream data to Apache Storm for analysis in real time. Finally, we will give a live demonstration of sensor analysis using Kafka, Storm, and an out-of-the-box Arduino board (no soldering required!).

    19:00 - doors open and pizza served  
    19:30 - talk starts

    Parking: to be validated you need to park in 7021 Hollywood Blvd (Fresh and Easy/LA Fitness) parking lot that has entrance from Sycamore Ave north of Hollywood Blvd. This is across the crossing from LiveNation building!

    Map of validated parking and meetup venue:

    Validated parking entrance:

    The venue:

  • Thu
    22
    Jan
    2015
    6:00 pm6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard Canoga Park, CA 91303
    Happy New Year!
     
    Please join us our first meeting of 2015 at the

     
    Community Center at Topanga Plaza- located at 21710 Vanowen Street on the corner of Vanowen Street and Owensmouth Avenue, Canoga Park, CA. 
     
    Parasoft is our sponsor for the evening and we will have Arthur Hicken presenting the session.

    Remember you can earn CPE when you attend SCQAA events. To learn more visit: http://www.softwarecertifications.org/   

     
    Topic Abstract:

    Cyber Security breaches ended 2014 with a bang, and show no signs of slowing down in 2015. From botnets to political groups to criminals the chances of an attack affecting your network are growing every day. When most organizations finally start working to secure their applications, they fall in the trap of taking an audit approach. In essence, trying to test security into their software. We’ll discuss the ups and downs of the audit approach specifically for application security, and how to best plan to secure your software.
      

    Speaker Bio:  

    Arthur Hicken has been involved in automating various practices at Parasoft for over 20 years. He has worked on various projects involving the software development lifecycle, software security, complex web applications, and integration with legacy systems. Arthur has helped IT departments in Cisco, Vanguard, Motorola, and other major companies improve their software development practices. Arthur taught at the College of DuPage in Illinois, as well as developed and conducted numerous technical training courses at Parasoft. As an expert in his field, Arthur’s insights regarding website quality issues have appeared in Business 2.0, Internet Week, and CNET news.com.
     
     
    Food will be served.  
    Suggested donation: $10.00.
     

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

    See you there.

    Sujit Ghosh  
    Program Chair- SCQAA- San Fernando Valley Chapter  
    818-878-0834
    sujit.ghosh@3sgbs.com
     
    Register HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/relying-on-audits-for-application-security-how-to-avoid-the-pitfalls-tickets-15307730835?utm_source=SCQAA-SF+Januray+21+2015+Meeting&utm_campaign=SCQAA-January+2015&utm_medium=email
  • Thu
    22
    Jan
    2015
    7:00 pmQ - 6100 Center Drive Suite 660, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    An intro to Appium and Cucumber in the same night. Dan will take you through the basics of setting up an Appium environment for testing. How to specify elements to create tests for native, non-native, and hybrid apps. Then we'll run through a framework that will allow you to leverage cucumber to create a suite of tests for your project. Giving you everything you need to hit the ground running.

    Bio 
    Dan Patey is currently helping to build out a new testing framework for TeleSign, one of the largest vendors of two-factor authentication solutions in the world. Prior to TeleSign Dan, along with Felix Rodriguez, helped build out the testing framework at Bleacher Report, the second most visited sports website in the U.S. His areas of expertise include creating functional in-browser UI testing, headless API testing, and, most recently, data-driven tests to power both. 

    Dan graduated from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul Minnesota with a Bachelor's in Computer Science. One of his favorite professors was Ken Brumbaugh, who helped create the educational video game Oregon Trail. 
    When Dan isn't working on testing solutions he's biking around his new home town of Los Angeles discovering everything the city has to offer.

     

    SCHEDULE: 

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Food/Refreshments 

    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A 

    8:30 - 9:00 Networking  

    ADDRESS (changed) Q 6100 Center Drive Suite 660 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY: there is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you’re going to Q’s office at suite 660

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    •  

  • Tue
    27
    Jan
    2015
    6:30 pmCross Campus - 1558 10th Street , Santa Monica, CA

    Abstract:-

    Businesses want to execute an analytical job at scale in Hadoop, but different parts of that job are potential candidates for specific execution engines so that the job performs under optimal conditions. In addition, past engines such as classic Map Reduce are potentially giving way to new ones such as Spark. This talk will demonstrate how you can leverage the Datameer application to hide the complexity of choosing the right execution engine for an analytical job at scale in Hadoop, and how Spark fits into this context.

    Bio:- 
    Erik Halseth is a Solutions Engineer for Datameer where he guides customers and helps their analytics needs across a full end-to-end analytics application on Hadoop systems. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Virginia and a Masters of Science in Operations Research at George Mason University where his thesis work is on extreme risk event prediction.

  • Fri
    30
    Jan
    2015
    10:00AM - 7:00PMAnnenberg Community Beach House - 415 Pacific Coast Highway (2 Blocks North of the California Incline, on PCH) Santa Monica, CA

    This January, meet the teams behind 25+ of LA's fastest-growing companies for a packed day of founder-led classes, startup skill workshops, and hundreds of open jobs & internships. 

    Companies include: 

    Media Temple - web hosting service acquired by GoDaddy (set to IPO for $4.5 billion)

    Whisper - anonymous social network for sharing secrets, w/ 3.5 billion monthly page views

    Bottlenose - using Big Data to identify, anticipate, and create trends

    ZestFinance - Google-style machine learning meets Capital One-style credit scoring

    Speakers include: 

    Angie Hayden - Experience Designer @ Originate

    Scott Brown - VP of Engineering @ Media Temple

    Nicolle Richard - Lead Product Designer @ Fullscreen

    Kenny Berlin - Founder & CEO @ 12Twenty

    >>> REGISTER HERE: la.uncubed.com/wwcla

  • Wed
    04
    Feb
    2015
    7:00 pmTony P's - 4445 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA

    Join your fellow members for the monthly mixer at Tony P's 

    Tony P's is generously providing us space for networking.

    Come out and mingle with your fellow members!

    (This meetup repeats on the 1st Wednesday of every month)

  • Wed
    04
    Feb
    2015
    7:00 pmTony P's - 4445 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA

    Join your fellow members for the monthly mixer at Tony P's

    Tony P's is generously providing us space for networking.

    Come out and mingle with your fellow members!

    (This meetup repeats on the 1st Wednesday of every month)

     

  • Thu
    05
    Feb
    2015
    7:00 pmInternap Data Center - 3690 Redondo Beach Ave, Redondo Beach, CA

    Please register here:

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-HBase-User-group/events/219045881/ 

    Abstract: 
    Introducing Non-Stop HBase by WANdisco. In this talk Ryan will describe how taking an excellent open source database, and combining it with paxos technology takes it to the next stage of reliability. Covering diverse use cases such as real time web, multi-datacenter business continuity, Non-Stop HBase is essential for those serious about HBase.

    Bio:
    Ryan Rawson is a committer to the HBase open source project and a member of the HBase Project Management Committee. Before joining WANdisco, Ryan co-founded OhmData, worked at places such as Stumbleupon, Google and Amazon. He specializes in large systems (hundreds of nodes or servers), extensive code bases, and multiple language environments.

  • Thu
    05
    Feb
    2015
    7:00 pmQ HQ 6100 Center Drive STE 660, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    About the Presentation:

    Many things we take for granted on desktop and server Linux distributions (like package management) are slightly altered and less friendly in the embedded world.  In this meet up William Turner will discuss and demonstrate strategies, techniques, and software packages that help the user leverage the power of embedded Linux systems in a manner that translates well from the desktop and server platforms we know and love.

    William will go into some detail on the work he is doing with theIntel Edison, a low-cost, arduino like,  general purpose compute platform that fits within the palm or your hand.

     http://www.meetup.com/UUASC26/events/219197032/

  • Mon
    09
    Feb
    2015
    6:30 PM to 9:00 PMEdmunds.Com, Inc. - 1620 26th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404

    This is the first event of the new Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and Analytics meetup.

    Talks:

    1. Szilard Pafka: Intro, motivation, goals for this meetup group

    I will talk about why we have started a new meetup group and the various topics we'd like to cover in the next meetings. At the advent (and admittedly hype) of data science and big data, the traditional field of DW/BI/Analytics is experiencing an accelerated modernization. It's these modern tools like MPP databases, html5 web-based BI solutions, powerful GUIs for predictive modeling etc. that we'd like to focus at our meetups.

    Bio: Szilard has been working passionately with data for the past 20 years first in computational physics, then in finance and finally in the last decade as a data scientist. He is currently the Chief Scientist at Epoch and the founder/organizer of several popular data science meetups in LA (R, DataVis, Data Science/Machine Learning, Python Data Science and most recently DW/BI/Analytics).

    2. Eduardo Arino de la Rubia: All Big Data Stories are not Hadoop Stories

    In this talk, I will discuss a project at my employer where we attempted to find the big data strategy that worked for our reasonably big, but very slow moving data. We will discuss the pitfalls of various solutions, and finish with our findings and go forward strategy. In a world dominated by marketing hype, this talk cuts right through it all and focuses on the outcomes.

    Bio: I am a computer programmer and technologist with over 30 years experience, working in many different fields ranging from expert systems for compliance to manufacturing robotics. I am a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and live with my wife, son, and 3 dogs in lovely Santa Monica.

    3. Adam Husein: RDBMS Usage from the Data Scientist's Perspective

    As a prolific user of databases with extensive experience across various database technologies, Adam will speak about how analysts and data scientists utilize data and the databases that store them.

    Bio: Over the last 7 years, Adam has worked with or on over a half dozen database technologies across various companies in order to set up & deploy databases, create new data models, and provide analytics to internal customers.

    4. Eric Klusman: Overview of the Business Intelligence Landscape

    This presentation will discuss the major platforms for business intelligence and analytics, including the roles played by open source software. Major vendors will be introduced and contrasted.

    Bio: Eric Klusman is a data scientist with Kabam's Los Angeles game studio. He has held a variety of positions in data engineering and data science with Los Angeles Internet companies and Wall Street securities firms.

    Date: February 9, 2014 (Monday)

    Timeline:
    – 6:00pm food/bev & networking
    – 7:00pm talks starts promptly

    You must have a confirmed RSVP and please arrive by 6:55pm the latest. Please RSVP for this meetup here on Eventbrite as space is limited due to the capacity of the room. 

    Venue: Edmunds, 1620 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Thanks Edmunds for hosting and providing food/drinks!

    Have questions about LA Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and Analytics Meetup Kick-off?Contact Szilard Pafka
  • Tue
    10
    Feb
    2015
    7:00 pmCross Campus - 1558 10th Street , Santa Monica, CA

    Please register here:  http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Apache-Spark-Users-Group/events/219134760/ 

    Abstract: 
    Spark After Dark is a mock dating site that uses the latest Spark libraries, AWS Kinesis, Lambda Architecture, and Probabilistic Data Structures to generate dating recommendations.

    There will be 5+ demos covering everything from basic data ETL to advanced data processing including Alternating Least Squares Machine Learning/Collaborative Filtering and PageRank Graph Processing.

    There is heavy emphasis on Spark Streaming and AWS Kinesis.

    Bio: 
    Chris Fregly is an Apache Spark Contributor and Field Engineering Consultant at Databricks. He's the author of the upcoming book, Effective Spark and Spark in Action by Manning. Previously, Chris worked at Netflix as a Streaming Data Platform Engineer.

  • Wed
    18
    Feb
    2015
    7:00 pmMetacloud, Inc. - 117 East Colorado Boulevard., Suite 300, Pasadena, CA

    The February 2015 OpenStack LA meetup is on! And, we have a good one in store for you. Ken Rugg, CEO at Tesora, will be flying in from Cambridge, Mass (and yes, his arms will be tired!) to give the group a deep dive and update on the OpenStack Trove project.

    And, please take note that to accommodate Ken’s travel schedule, we will NOT be meeting on our normal meetup date (4th Thursday of the month). So, please take note of the date for this meetup, mark your calendars, and make plans to be here!

    Presentation Abstract 
    What is Trove, the Database as a Service (DBaaS) project on OpenStack? This presentation will provide a deep dive into Trove, providing updates on new developments and how Trove supports the OpenStack Juno release. In addition, we'll provide a preview of what's planned for OpenStack Kilo and the future direction of Trove. Providing an introduction to DBaaS, with an emphasis on OpenStack using Trove, this presentation is aimed at a very broad audience including IT Managers, CxOs, DevOps personnel, and database users, and offers a high level introduction to DBaaS, focusing on DBaaS with OpenStack Trove. 
    It helps answer questions such as: 
    • What are some major problems faced by IT and database users in the organization? 
    • What are the benefits of DBaaS? 
    • What is OpenStack Trove? 
    • How does Trove relate to things such as Amazon RDS, MongoHQ, Heroku, DynamoDB, HP Cloud Relational Database and Rackspace Cloud Databases? 
    • Should I offer DBaaS to my organization? 
    • What are some practical considerations in migrating to DBaaS? It presents some practical examples of benefits achieved in adopting DBaaS, shares learnings from the adoption process, and highlights some potential pitfalls. It concludes with a description of the capabilities of OpenStack Trove and presents a view of the roadmap of features for upcoming releases. 
    Speaker Bio 
    Ken Rugg (@kenrugg), founder, CEO, and board member at Tesora, Inc. has over 20 years of experience in the database management industry. Before founding Tesora, Ken was the senior vice president and business unit general manager at Progress Software for the company's enterprise software products. Ken joined Progress when his previous company, eXcelon, a leader in Object and XML data management, was acquired. At eXcelon, Ken was a chief technology officer and vice president of product development.

    Agenda 
    7:00P – 7:40P: Eating, drinking, mingling, and networking 
    7:40P – 7:45P: Group announcements and speaker introduction 
    7:45P – 8:45P: Presentation/Q&A 
    8:45P – 10:00P: More eating, drinking, mingling, and networking

  • Thu
    19
    Feb
    2015
    7:00 pmLAX Hilton Hotel - 5711 Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

    TOPIC:

    Containers are shaking up the world of Linux virtualization and evolving rapidly. We'll discuss the up-to-the-minute state of the container ecosystem, including LXC, Docker, CoreOS, Rocket, Ubuntu Core, and related technologies, and compare and contrast these to some of the prior technologies they are displacing.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Matt Chapman has been a dedicated Linux User and occasional SysAdmin since 2005. He built a Container-based hosting solution for Ninjitsu Technologies in 2011, before containers were cool. Matt currently serves as the Sr. Open Source Platforms Engineer at CARD.com, whose technology stack includes Ubuntu Linux, Docker, Vagrant, Apache Web Server, MariaDB, Redis, PHP, Drupal, Hadoop, R, Python, Git, and more.

    SCHEDULE:

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments 
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A 
    8:30 - 9:00 Raffle/Networking

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q!

    RAFFLE:

    We will have some raffle items to give away! Bring a business card to drop in the bowl.

    ADDRESS: 

    Due to this being scheduled on the first night of SCaLE, we've graciously been offered a space in one of the rooms there (LAX Hilton) - the exact room will be announced closer to the date. 

    RSVPs:

    Please, PLEASE update your RSVPs! We order food for the number of people who RSVP. If we continue having issues we'll need to implement a three strikes rule. Thank you !!!

    http://www.meetup.com/LinuxLA/events/219287526/

  • Thu
    19
    Feb
    2015
    Sun
    22
    Feb
    2015
    8:00AM - 8:00PMLAX Hilton Hotel - 5711 Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

    SCaLE has arrived once again! For anyone who doesn't know, this is the go-to Linux conference in SoCal each year. It gets bigger and better every year. Hope to see you all there - here is our discount code for 50% off registration:

    Discount Code: LNXLA

    https://reg.socallinuxexpo.org/reg6/

  • Mon
    23
    Feb
    2015
    6:30 pmVenice Arts 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite using the link below *** 

    PyDSLA - Blaze: Connecting analysts to big computation

    Join PyDSLA for a talk by Matthew Rocklin about the high level APIs being developed for Python for expressive data manipulation and analysis.

    Summary:  

    Pandas and NumPy serve us well.  They give interactive high-level access to efficient low-level code.  As datasets grow larger than memory this low-level code becomes obsolete but the high-level interface remains valuable.  Blaze connects that high-level interface to a number of other computational systems like SQL, Mongo, or Spark, extending the scope of interactive analysis.  In this talk we go over common use cases and Blaze as well as a bit of its internal design.

    Bio:

    Matthew works for Continuum Analytics as a computational scientist.  Before joining he was an academic in scientific computing (PhD University of Chicago) and an active open source contributor in the PyData ecosystem (SymPy, PyToolz, Theano.)  Today he lives in lovely Oakland, CA and works to improve the usability of big-data technologies through Blaze and other projects.

    Date: February 23, 2014 (Monday)

    Timeline:

    – 6:30pm food/bev & networking

    – 7:30pm talks starts promptly

    You must have a confirmed RSVP and please arrive by 6:55pm the latest. Please RSVP for this meetup here on Eventbrite, as space is limited due to the capacity of the room. Make sure to RSVP now!

    Venue: Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

     

  • Tue
    24
    Feb
    2015
    7:00 pmQ - 6100 Center Drive Suite 660, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Stop explaining comps and start showing working demos. Tired of translating your responsive designs from Photoshop into the browser over and over? Break the cycle and wow clients by updating design instantly in the browser while creating code you don’t throw away. 

    Tony Jessup, a web industry veteran, entrepreneur and designer, will explain the benefits and pitfalls of designing in the browser using Google Chrome’s Developer Tools. Bring a sketch to life by applying styles in real-time as the browser refreshes automatically! Learn how to save versions and leverage browser plugins to work quickly. 

    You don’t need to be a designer or developer to participate. Just come with an open mind and a willingness to be involved in the process and bring new techniques to your projects or organization. 

     

    By working in the browser itself, there’s no need to wait for pixel-perfect comps to see if your idea works. And when someone asks “How would we recreate this design in production?” It’s already done.

    Please RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/socalwdd/events/220189602/

  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    2015
    6:30 pmQ - 6100 Center Drive Suite 660, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    It's been a while since we all met up in person. I wanted to create a monthly study group for this Meetup since I've been meeting with a lot of you outside the group (since basically starting late January)-- and the consensus seems to be a lot of people are newbies.

    I think it'd be great to have an open study session each month where people could meet and ask questions about JavaScript & jQuery to other members. I personally do a lot of studying myself for JavaScript, and so for myself I think it'd be great to be able to talk to others about any questions I have with programming. I also invite any intermediate / advanced people to join our study group as well. I think it would be great for intermediate / advanced people as well because it's a chance to teach, explain otherwise hard concepts to others-- and of course practice your own expertise with like minded people.

    FREE pizza and refreshments will be served! Bring your appetite!

    Bring your JavaScript & jQuery questions! Any coding problems or challenges you want to solve too with the group are welcome! Check out http://www.coderbyte.com for challenging JavaScript questions.

    Format for this study session: 
    - Bring your questions, let's work on them together 
    - 2 hours (6:30pm to 8:30pm or whenever they kick us out :P) 
    - Time to meet with others, icebreakers

    ------------

    Note: I plan to be doing more Meetups soon; I'm just in the middle of learning about all the resources available and thinking out scheduling for stuff. Feel free to send me a message any time about any ideas or events you might have for this group. Also feel free to use our forum on this page to ask any questions to me or the other members.

  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    2015
    7:00 pm(location shown only to members)

    Note: This meet up is Co-Presented with the Santa Monica Cloud Compution Group, Please RSVP at their site so that we can properly scale the snacks...

     http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Monica-Cloud-Computing-Group-Footprints-on-the-Moon/events/220255710/

     

    About the Presentation:

    Albert Wong will be discussing OpenShift an Open Source Platform As A Service (PaaS) solution developed at Red Hat.  

    About the Presenter:

     

     Albert T. Wong is a solution architect at Red Hat.  Jack of all trades in JavaEE, Red Hat and IBM Software and open source. Has a deep background in eCommerce and building, deploying and scaling very large websites. Albert is a UC Irvine Information and Computer Science alum. Connect with him at 

    http://linkedin.com/in/atwong

    About the Location:

    Details TBD. 

    Special thanks to Andy Setzer at the S.M. Cloud Computing Group for allowing us to  join their presentation.

    Hangout on Air Info: 

    This presentation will be live streamed via Google Hangouts On Air, the link will be posted here.

     

     

    Note live streaming is somewhat problematic, the stream should come up sometime after 6:30PM on the day of the event.  If some cases an new hangout may need to be created so keep an eye on the comments section of this meet up  page for any last minute changes.

    Also that video will be edited and posted with a different URL , the URL for the edited version will be posted in the comments section of this meet up page.

    About UUASC:  

    The UUASC (http://uuasc.org) is for all persons using UNIX either personally or professionally, or interested in learning more about UNIX. We recognize all varieties of UNIX, including (without prejudice) SCO, Linux, SVr4, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, and BSD. This is a good place to meet others with similar interests and broaden your skills and knowledge.  

    We try to meet on the first Thursday of the month in L.A.  

    Both UUASC chapters are open to everyone; there is no separate membership, we would like you to join our general mailing list so that you can particpate in the conversation between meetings.

    Date and Locaton Subject to Change:

    Note that meet up dates and locations can change on short notice, always check the meet up site to see if the information has changed.

    JOIN THIS MEETUP

  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    2015
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PMPrimitive Spark - 209 East El Segundo Boulevard, El Segundo 90245, CA

    Faulty by Design: A Psychological Examination of User Decision Making  

    ****RSVP at EVENTBRITE****

    “I tell my graduate students each semester the human mind is not optimized for complex decision-making, which explains why we all regularly make less-than-ideal decisions in the most important aspects of our lives.” - Bill Gribbons

    Unfortunately, the same holds true for our users and customers as they interact with our products and services. In the past we have classified these “mistakes” as user errors. But if this behavior is natural and predictable, is this a correct designation? 

    In this talk, we will examine the psychological variables influencing decision making and highlight how these factors affect a user’s performance navigating the many decisions embedded in our products and services. The heart of the problem is the act of complex decision making often exceeds our thinking capacity. To accommodate this resource shortfall the mind regularly employs a wide array of simplifying heuristics and biases that are typically “good enough” for the more mundane aspects of life but that result in less-than-optimum decisions in critical situations. And while we design assuming a logical, rational decision-making agent, we will also address the debilitating effects of emotions on decisions. 

    Building on this psychological foundation, Gribbons will offer examples of how user experience designers can address these issues and you will learn how to facilitate more effective decisions through a variety of design practices.

    William Gribbons, PhD 

    Bill Gribbons is Director of the graduate Human Factors program at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts. The Human Factors program at Bentley is among the largest and most respected user experience programs in the country. In 2013, he established a west coast campus for the program in San Francisco. Bill also teaches Innovation in the Bentley MBA. 

    In 1999, Dr. Gribbons founded the User Experience Center at Bentley, and continues to hold a senior consulting role. For over twenty-eight years he has provided strategy, product design, and user experience consulting services to technology groups around the world. In 2013, he founded the Bentley UX Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The mission of the studio is to demonstrate the value of user experience research and design to the success of early-stage start-ups. 

    Bill received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Mass High Tech Council. He has appeared on, and been quoted by, local and national media including the Associated Press, the Boston Globe, Bloomberg News, Boston Business Journal, Computerworld, Mass High Tech, The Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, the Washington Times, East Bay Business Times, ABC “20-20”, Business 2.0, a nationally syndicated radio show (A Touch of Grey), Investor Business Daily, Times Higher Education Smashing Magazine, Knowledge@Wharton, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

    His long-term research interests center on the building of a unified theory defining the user experience and the promotion of user experience as a guiding business strategy.

    SPONSORS

    At FullStory, we gather information on everything a user does in your website or web app. This allows us to curate a rich set of information about your customers and what they do. FullStory's product is like a searchable DVR built on top of this rich data set, used by designers to empathize with their users and craft a better customer experience. You can watch user sessions in high fidelity, search for individual events (who clicked X button?), and build segments of users and events to share with others on your team. See our Case Studies.

    Interactive design inspired by humans.

    The name “Primitive Spark” illustrates our view that the most meaningful innovations emerge from an understanding of basic human needs. We use an anthropological approach to discover what people and businesses need from each other. First, we closely study digital media consumers to pinpoint their needs, desires and behaviors. Then, we thoughtfully engage real people in real world environments. Our precise observations yield creative and technical possibilities that spark truly inspiring interactive experiences.

    Primitive Spark’s four senior partners each have a decade or more of experience in interactive strategy, design, advertising and development. Headquartered in El Segundo, our privately held company is one of the few majority female-owned agencies in the technology industry.

    Q Connects 

    Q is an IT/Digital Talent Firm with a focus on developing relationships and networking within the technology community in order to find great job opportunities for professionals and high quality talent for our clients. We strive to deeply understand both the needs of our clients and candidates to facilitate mutually beneficial long lasting matches.

    We specialize on contract, contract-to-hire and permanent placement services within the application development, digital web interactive and infrastructure spheres.

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    @uxpaofla        #faultyUX

    @PrimitiveSpark

    @fullstory 

    @Qconnects 

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2015
    11:00 AM - 7:00 PMCross Campus Pasadena 87 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA

    Held on the weekend of International Women's Day, our first Digital Women symposium celebrates women in tech including women startup CEO / founders, digital professionals, developers, designers and more.  The symposium includes panels, keynotes, and workshops featuring women and men to discus action steps to increase and retain women in tech, and connect and inspire attendees.  The symposium will bring together speakers and attendees from LA to OC to Pasadena, at the new Cross Campus Pasadena location.

    VIP  includes preferred Registration, Seating, and a ticket for lunch at the adjacent Chado Tea Room (includes set lunch sandwiches, tea and dessert pastries but not additional beverages nor alcohol) you can use at your own convenience from 11:30a-6p 

    VOLUNTEERS: We need a few more volunteers for the 2-6p time slot. Email brad@jnbevents.com to check availability. Voulunteers gets a comp pass to the event.

    AGENDA (subject to change).

    FRIDAY MARCH 6 @ CROSS CAMPUS PASADENA
    11a-12p        Registration: Check-in and Networking
    12p-12:15p   Opening Remarks by Kevin Winston, Digital LA, Founder
    12:15p - 1p    Intro to Pasadena's Tech Scene (Main Stage)
                         Leaders in Pasadena's tech scene will give an overview of Pasadena's community,
                         and discuss issues in increasing women in tech, from STEM education to LA tech jobs.
                        - Moderator: Jennifer Chang, TechSparks, Founder
                        - Andy Wilson, Rexter, CEO, Founder, and Innovate Pasadena founder.
                        - Lu Feng, OpenX, Director of PMO
                        - Julie Schoenfeld, Strobe CEO, OEwaves founder, former CEO of Perfect Market
                        - Petra Wennberg-Cesario, Interactivism, Partner. UX Design
                        - Brian Nolan, Sellbrite, CEO/Cofounder
                        - Michael Slavin, Privio, CEO/Founder
                         

     12:15 - 1p    Starting Your Biz: Tips from Female Founders  (Boardroom).
                         Startup founders give three tips on things they wish they knew starting their biz.
                        - Moderator: Lori Schwartz, StoryTech, Managing Partner.
                         - Ashley Crowder, VNTANA, CEO / Founder of hologram startup
                         - Lissy L'Amoreuex, Ignition Creative, Managing Director, Digital
                         - Tina Hay, CardBlanc, CEO. Reloadable payment app; serial entrepreneur
                         - Jessica Willison, Enrou, CCO & Co-founder
                         - Kelsey Doorey, Vow To Be Chic, CEO, Founder. 

    1p - 1:30p     Keynote Chat (Main Stage, speaker TBA)
                        - Moderator: Shira Lazar, What's Trending, Co-Founder and Host

    1:30p-2:15p  Women VCs Investors (Main).
                          Women VCs and Investors discuss what they are looking for, funding, tips for women
                        - Moderator: Robyn Ward, UTA, New Media Ventures
                        - Kara Nortman, Upfront Ventures, Partner
                        - Barbara Boxer, BELLE Capital USA, Partner
                        - Alyse Killeen, Investor, March Capital Partners
                        - Melinda Moore, Investor, Crowdfunder CMO
                        - Erin Flynn, Ackrell Capital (SF based)

     1-2p         "Speaking While Female: Dealing with Manterruptions in the Boardroom" (Boardroom)
                       "What I think I hear you saying is…" Many women in business have been in situations
                       where male colleagues, intentionally or not, undermine our voice in meetings.
                       Time Magazine's article “How Not to be ‘Manterrupted’ in Meetings” introduced this
                       important topic. Hear women executives on how they speak up and get heard.
                       - Moderator: Bettina Sherick, formerly Fox, SVP Int'l Digital Strategic Marketing 
                       - Kasha Stewart, Fox.com, Manager - Product Development
                       - Gary Goldstein, Producer of Pretty Woman, Under Seige, Mothman Prophecies
                       - Suzanne Marks, PADV Pasadena Advertising, President
                       - Kat Schotthoefer, Heavenspot, SVP, Social Media 

    2:15p - 3p    How to Find Your CTO, Developers, or DIY?  (Main)
                       How do you find your CTO, build your developer team, or DIY develop yourself?
                       - Moderator: Sophia Viklund, backCODE Founder, PyLadies Founder
                       - Magdalena Paluch, BCG Digital Ventures, Lead Human-Centered Design 
                       - M. Alex O. Vasilescu, CSO, Tensor Vision; Assoc. Dir, UCLA Computer Vision Lab
                       - Ning Ning Yu, Title: V.P, Taboola-x R&D
                       - Tara Tiger Brown, Co-founder, KitHub and Co-founder, CPO, Connected Camps
                       - Yangyang Cheng, Founder and CEO of Yoyo Chinese

    2:15p - 3p   Achieving Real Work Life Balance in a Lean-In World (Boardroom)
                       How do startup founders balance their startup work and family life?
                       - Moderator: Nicole Jordan, Radix Collective, Founder
                     , - Myra Marayag, Defy Media, VP, Sales
                       - Kara Weber, Entrepreneur and Advisor
                       - Ann Marie Michaels, Village Green Network, Founder CEO
                       - Sharon Ann Lee, CultureBrain, Founder; Maker City LA, Co-Creator 

    3 - 4p          My Startup Story. Women CEOs and Founders will share their stories (Main)
                          of how they got started, funding, built their team, customer acq. (15 min each).

                            - Nanxi Liu, Enplug, Founder. Nanxi's startup provides software to show
                               any kind of marketing or interactive content on displays.

                            - Espree Devora, WeAreLATech, Founder. Espree will share how she developed
                              her WeAreLATech.com event listing site, and her podcast content and meetups.

                            - Elvina Beck, PodShare, Founder.  Founded PodShare hostel, and pivoted to
                             PodShare community with help of a Kickstarter campaign and TechCrunch article.

                            - Babette Pepaj, Bakespace, CEO Founder.  Bakespace is a publisher for recipes
                              and cooking content, with Hollywood advertisers. Launched Cookbook Cafe app.  

    3 - 4p           Creating Community. How can women use online / offline tools (Boardroom)
                         to create a community and support each other.
                       - Moderator: Lala Castro, Latina Geeks, Founder;  GigaSavvy
                       - Kara Dake, Girls Raising, LA Chapter Head
                       - Jedd Gold, Artkive, CEO / Founder. Created app / community for moms
                       - Chelsea Schwartz, High Voltage Magazine, Founder
                       - Laura Patterson, DesignWorks.LA, Executive Producer

    4 - 4:45p       What Can I Do Now to Increase Women in Tech (Main)
                         Women and men panelists will discuss action steps women and men can take now!
                         We won't just talk about the problem, we will come up with personalized action steps. 
                        - Moderator: Beverly Jackson, Yahoo!, Senior Director/ Social Marketing
                        - Max Powers, TeleSign, Senior VP of Business Operations
                        - Noel Bahamon, StyleHaul, SVP, Strategic Partnerships
                        - Meghana Bhatt, FEM Inc,  VP Data Science and Co-Founder
                        - Amanda Coolong, Context and Narrative, Founder
                        - Gabrielle Kessler, Omnia Media, Head of Integrated Marketing
                        

    4 - 4:45p      Pitch Practice and Impromptu Speaking (Boardroom)
                       1) Practice pitching your startup in 30 seconds, 1 min, 5 min. 
                           Tips on pitching: How to pitch to room of men? What to wear? Follow-up?
                       2) Since some public speaking opportunities can happen without notice,
                       we will practice impromptu speaking for 2 minutes about an aspect of your business
                        - Patricia Galea, Ogilvy, EVP and Head of LA Office
                        - Rachel Scotto, Scotto Consulting. Clients: Sony Pictures, Disney Studios, OWN
                        - Lien-Fang Chen, Nix Hydra, Director of Marketing

    4:45 - 5:30p  Increasing Women in Entertainment and Tech (Main)
                       What can be done to increase women in tech entertainment, in movies, TV, web series,
                       music, and games, both in front of the camera and in writing, developing, director,
                       producer roles?  The focus will be more on action steps we can all take, rather than
                       stats or articles documenting the issue we know exists. 
                      - Moderator: Amber J Lawson, Comedy Gives Back, Founder
                        - Shannon Gans, New Deal Studios, Co-Founder. Interstellar work won VFX Oscar
                        - Jenni Powell, Producer on Lizzie Bennett Diaries, New Media Rockstars
                        - Robin Jones, Universal Pictures, Story Analyst
                        - Patty Rangel, METAVERSEproductions, Producer 

    5 - 6p          Social Media Tips for Business and Personal (Boardroom)
                       Social media for startups is key. How do you start and increase followers? Who will do it?
                       Social media also raises additional issues for women: What should your profile pic be, 
                       when to check-in to or tweet from events, etc.  Experts will share best practice tips.
                       - Marsha Collier, author, radio personality, 106K @MarshaCollier followers
                       - Mona Hanna, Michelman & Robinson, LLP, Partner
                       - Margaret Brown, ANROMA, Social Business Advisor
                       - Victoria White, Dish Nation, Director of Web and Social; formerly Whisper, Social Media
                       - Asya Shein, Fusicology, Founder / Publisher of events site.
                       - Alex Frons, Moviepilot, Director of Digital Strategy 

     5:30-6:15p   Startup Showcase:  Women founders will pitch to a panel of judges (3 min each). (Main)
                         Pitches are investor-style with product, team bios, revenue model, marketing plan.
                         To apply to pitch, email your name, title, short company desciption and Twitter to
                         info@digitalla.net with SHOWCASE as the subject.

                       Startups:
                        - MediaMark, Ginger Zumaeta, Verified Moviegoer tracks moviegoers theater and movie
                        - ShoppingQuizzes.com, Jennie Wong. Interactive quizzes on shopping
                        - Pelv-ice, Jill Bigelow.  Pelv-ice is a pelvic medical device to help patients 
                          recover from pelvic trauma (child birth, vasectomy) or chronic pelvic conditions.
                        - Drago Data, Shann Dornhecker.  Drago Data is an archaeology field data
                          gathering app that works in remote environments without a cellular /wireless network

                       Moderator: Rynda Laurel, Catalyst, @rynda 

                       Judges: 
                        - Karen Allen, Digital Entertainment Consultant
                        - Nanea Reeves, TextPlus, President and COO
                        - Ghen Laraya, Digital Turbine, VP, Business and Legal Affairs. Women in Film, VP Tech

    6 - 7p          Closing Remarks and Cocktail Hour.

    After the conference, attendees are invited to TechZulu's Tech Crawl Pasadena edition, which starts at our cocktail hour, and continues.  The Tech Crawl is included with the first 50 Early Bird registrations and VIPs, and is an additional fee for Regular passholders. The link and discount code for 40% off will be distributed when the first 50 early bird run out.

    ADDITIONAL TICKET

    7 - 9p          TechZulu Tech Crawl - Pasadena Edition Visit 3-5 nearby Pasadena companies
                        in walking distance on TechZulu's first TechCrawl in Pasadena: Start at Cross Campus, 
                        then visit ideaLab, Wallaby and more.  

    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
    BRONZE
    - Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R), is a national, industry-focused law firm where business and legal strategies converge. M&R has offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Sacramento and New York. http://mrllp.com
    - Therese Steiner has 25+ years in the media and entertainment industry both as a consultant and strategic advisor at CEO and senior executive levels in areas of digital media, programming, production, marketing, etc. with a range of clients including  Showtime, Viacom, abcnews.com, etc. http://theresesteiner.com

    SPONSOR:  Sponsorship packages are available for logo placement online, at the event, and the program, starting at $500.  We also want in-kind sponsorship of services, food, alcohol, etc..  Email info@digitalla.net with WOMEN as the subject for sponsorship rates.

    SPONSOR TABLES include an approximately 6' table and access to power. Bring your own tablecloth and extension cords, popup banner. There is free wifi at Cross Campus. After you purchase this option, email jo@jnbevents our production staff to let her know you have purchased a table, and she will provide load-in times and other info.

    SOCIAL:  @DigitalLA #DigitalWomen, @CrossCampus @TechZulu #TZTechCrawl

    PARKING isn't covered, validated or included. There are four public parking lots less than 1-2 blocks around Cross Campus Pasadena, first 90 minute free, more thereafter $6 maximum. 

    DIGITAL WOMEN BOARD:
    - Kevin Winston, Digital LA, Chair
    - Bettina Sherick, formerly Fox Studios, SVP International Digital Strategic Marketing
    - Jennifer Chang, TechSparks
    - Sophia Viklund, backCODE 
    - Rynda Laurel, Catalyst, @rynda
    - Kristen Moore, Consultant 

    ALL Ticket Sales are final. No refunds, or exchanges. 

    RSVP HERE: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-la-digital-women-tickets-15740574482

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2015
    Sun
    08
    Mar
    2015
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PMCal State Fullerton - 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, 92831, Fullerton, CA

    Hey everyone -- be sure to check out SoCal Code Camp on March 7th & 8th in Fullerton. It's FREE and it is a great way to learn programming from some of your peers and developer friends who will be teaching there. My friend Hattan Shobokshi will be teaching JavaScript Closures, Prototypes, Angular JS and ASP.net which should be pretty worthwhile to say the least!

    Registration Link here: 

    http://www.socalcodecamp.com/member_register.aspx 

    Here's the copy for the promo below: 
    =========================== 
    SoCal Code Camp is a completely free weekend conference. We currently have over 80 talks on some great content including JavaScript, Angular JS and so much more. 

    While Code Camp has traditionally been focused on Microsoft technologies, we are working very hard to get other communities and involved and really make this a free conference for all. 

    In addition to the event itself we have an attendee party with free food and drinks and some great raffle prizes. Plus every attendee gets a copy of code magazine and Github swag is available (while supplies last).

  • Tue
    10
    Mar
    2015
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PMGoogle Venice - 340 Main Street , CA 90291

    RSVP HERE

    This meetup will be hosted by Google and we'll have Peter Lipman and Pete Meyer talk about the data science/statistics projects they have been working on at Google.

    Human Evaluation Comparisons: Common Framework with Applications

    We designed a study to determine whether being on device influenced a quality evaluator’s perception of ads quality. Here, we present a common framework, developed into an internal R package, that was used to analyze the study.

    Bio: Peter Lipman received his Ph.D in Biostatistics from Harvard University in 2011. He joined Google in 2013 after working in the pharmaceutical industry as a clinical trial statistician in early-stage oncology research. Peter works in the LAX office on the Ads Human Evaluation team, helping internal clients measure the quality of ads in the Google network using human computation.

    Tracking Changes in Evaluators' Weekly Work Schedules

    The quality evaluators who provide ads quality evaluations determine their own schedules, with the downside that they may sometimes login and find no work available. We investigated using messaging to help them adjust their schedules to ensure work was available. We describe using circular earthmover distributions for identifying and measuring changes in weekly work schedules along with some negative binomial models for comparing the number of ratings done by groups of raters during specific blocks of time.

    Bio: Pete Meyer received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Chicago in 1993. He joined Google after 14 years as a biostatistician in the Dept. of Preventive Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He has worked on a variety of Google ads quality teams over the last 7 years and is currently on the Ads Human Evaluation team in the Google L.A. office.

    Date: March 10, 2015 (Tuesday)

    Timeline:
    – 6:15pm food/bev & networking
    – 7:00pm talks starts promptly

    You must have a confirmed RSVP and please arrive by 6:55pm the latest. Please RSVP for this meetup here on Eventbrite. You must have an RSVP and ID with names matching asGoogle security will be checking IDs at the gate.

    Venue: Google, 340 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291

    Have questions about Data Science/Statistics/R @Google? Contact Szilard Pafka

  • Tue
    10
    Mar
    2015
    7:00 PM - 8:30PMNet Data Centers: 898 Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 500, El Segundo, CA

    JOIN THIS MEETUP

    Agenda

    Enterprise IT Cloud Design Rules 

    Private Cloud Design Rules
    The design goals are to deliver maximum total IT efficiency, a combination of Cost Savings, Agility, Redundancy, and Efficiency (operational efficiency) All the rules are meant to be followed as one. The first rule of Private Cloud is to follow all rulesthe more followed the better the result and following fewer gets exponentially worse results. The following rules create a virtual infrastructure meant to support a Private cloud management application to deliver Cloud functionalityVirtual Infrastructure alone is not a Private Cloud although it delivers much of the benefit of Private Cloud. My current recommendations for Private Cloud Management applications are Abiquo, Embotics, and VMware vCloud Automation Center (the software formerly known as Dynamic Ops)

    General
    Rule 1 Virtualize Everything
    Routers, firewalls, load balancers, switches, backup …
    You might wonder how to virtualize backup. Another way to think of virtual is multi-tenant so look for backup apps that supports notification by unique backup job and assign backup jobs by service / client. Some virtual devices like load balancers much less expensive than physical and enables better scalability and availability

    Rule 2 Monitor (alerting and reporting) Everything
    Every server, every service, every port, categorize alerts and reports by service / client.

    Rule 3 No Tech Silos
    All admins manage all components. Assign admins to service / client. Develop admins as well as engineers

    Rule 4 Full Redundancy for all components
    Redundant internet connections, routers , firewalls, switches, server ports, storage adapters, SAN controllers, datacenters…

    Rule 5 Every component requires a web management interface
    Enables remote administration from any device without admin software installation, develop admin expertise not command line expertise

    Rule 6 Holistic Design
    Iinclude all components in the design, every component should be selected to be Cloud design specific from remote access to backup, specifically VPN support and web admin interface

    Rule 7 Design for Resource Density
    Select devices for as much resource per rack U as available. Remember to consider CPU core density as much as socket density, for backup I suggest 2U LTO 16 cartridge libraries

    Rule 8 Design for Functional Density
    Select devices that offer multiple functionalities per rack U space, example Juniper SSG devices that combine router, firewall, VPN. Do not use dedicated router hardware unless necessary. Select virtual instead of physical devices, Netscaler load balancers for example.
    Suggestion to combine vCenter and Backup server on the same physical server, VLAN tag to all subnets for all level2 backup traffic

    Data Center
    Rule 9 Datacenter not Server room
    Private Clouds should be in datacenters not server rooms to provide cheaper and redundant bandwidth and Air, Power, etc infrastructure.

    Rule 10 Standardized Datacenter Design – Datacenter Pods
    Standardize datacenter hardware design 3, 5, 7 rack pod designs. Standardized management and capacity racks. Even a 3 rack design can provide up to app. 800 vServer capacity @ 800 Ghz and reasonable amount of associated storage and networking

    Rule 11 More smaller datacenters than fewer bigger datacenters
    Primary / Backup datacenter design is RAID 1, 100% redundancy cost. Six smaller datacenters RAID5 is app. 15% redundancy cost

    Hypervisors
    Rule 12 Use Large Servers
    Larger servers require less redundancy cost than smaller servers.
    4 socket 16 core for core density, 2U, 6 IO slots 4 10gb net interfaces 16gb FC

    Rule 13 No local hypervisor vServer storage
    RAID 1 + hotspare  or USB only for hypervisor hosts, all vServers on SANs

     Rule 14 Full Virtual Infrastructure
    Use virtual infrastructure like vmware vcenter and enable automatic high availability and distributed resource scheduling

    Virtual Servers
    Rule 15 Configure all vServers on SAN Storage
    vServers should be on SAN Storage for redundant controllers and disks, scalability, and efficiency. Local storage does not offer redundant storage

    Rule 15.1 Mix vServer types on the same hosts
    Place multiple types of servers; App, DB, Mail, Web, etc. on the same hosts to level / balance utilization, reduce spikes

    Rule 16 DHCP IP addressing
    Use DHCP IP Addressing, yes even for servers

    Networking
    Rule 17 VLAN everything
    Select only devices that support VLAN tagging not just the obvious but WAN optimizers, Load balancers, Remote Access devices

    Rule 18 10Gb network
    Select 10gb physical server interfaces, redundant of course and divide capacity with virtual switches for capacity density and cable reduction. Use 1U 24 Port 10Gb switches

    Rule 19 Switch Clusters
    Select switches that support clustering, virtual chassis composed of multiple switches and LACP that spans switches

    Storage
    Rule 20 All SAN Storage
    See  vServers above, worth repeating and the same benefits for servers apply to virtual devices like load balancers as well

    Rule 21 Standardized Datastores
    Configure all 2TB.  vServer IO increased by striping across multiple datastores

  • Tue
    10
    Mar
    2015
    7:30 pmSony Network Entertainment - 6080 Center Drive, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    About Face 4: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin and Christopher Noessel

    Synopsis:

    The essential interaction design guide, fully revised and updated for the mobile age

    About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, Fourth Editionis the latest update to the book that shaped and evolved the landscape of interaction design. This comprehensive guide takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets into account.  New information includes discussions on mobile apps, touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. The new full-color interior and unique layout better illustrate modern design concepts.

    The interaction design profession is blooming with the success of design-intensive companies, priming customers to expect "design" as a critical ingredient of marketplace success. Consumers have little tolerance for websites, apps, and devices that don't live up to their expectations, and the responding shift in business philosophy has become widespread. About Face is the book that brought interaction design out of the research labs and into the everyday lexicon, and the updated Fourth Edition continues to lead the way with ideas and methods relevant to today's design practitioners and developers.

    Updated information includes:

    • Contemporary interface, interaction, and product design methods

    • Design for mobile platforms and consumer electronics

    • State-of-the-art interface recommendations and up-to-date examples

    • Updated Goal-Directed Design methodology

    Designers and developers looking to remain relevant through the current shift in consumer technology habits will find About Face to be a comprehensive, essential resource.

    JOIN THIS MEETUP

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2015
    3:00 PM - 9:00 PM1010 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90017

    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/launchfest-doing-deals-with-silicon-valley-attracting-funding-angels-and-tech-trends-tickets-11177820161

    SORRY PROGRAM IN MAIN ROOM IS NOW AT CAPACITY
    YOU CAN GET PARTY TICKETS, DEMO TABLE OR PITCH INVESTORS
    _____________________________________________

    We only do this event ONCE a year bringing down our best Silicon Valley and San Francisco investors looking to fund startups in LA. Space limited to 80 for program, 200 for party.
    DOING DEALS WITH SILICON VALLEY AND SAN FRANCISCO INVESTORS

    • Enjoy dynamic conversations, idea-sharing, panel, and fun networking with new partners or investors over delicous food and drinks party
    • Hear directly from Silicon Valley leaders on the hottest trends; attracting funding from angels; and get private fastpitch

    Our meeting room only has room for 70 and over 900 requested a ticket.  Our entire event has room for 200 attendees.  We will give priority to those who buy VIP tickets for admission; and everyone with free tickets will be admitted until we reach capacity.

    WHAT YOU GET WITH VIP TICKETS:
    1. Guaranteed admission to program and party
    2. Seating for Seminar and panel with investors
    3. Private VIP Dinner reception with investors, includes delicious food and drinks
    4. Early admission to party

    STARTUPS REGISTER TO PITCH SILICON VALLEY AND LA INVESTORS
    Use the link to register to pitch. You will get the amount of time, half to use for pitch, and half to use for feedback from investors  So if you get 5 minutes total; you getr 3 to pitch and 2 for comments from judges. You also get a demo table during networking, and comp tickets based on your fee.

    STARTUPS OR VENDORS HOST DEMO TABLE OR SPONSOR EVENT
    Host a demo table for only $95 with Wifi, outlets and free ticket. You can also sponsor for additonal fee which includes speaking to audience; comp ticket; attendee list; and demo table.  Call 310 6216850 or info@angellaunch.com.

    FREE PARTY TICKETS AFTER 6:30
    You will be admitted after 6:30 for networking on rooftop with drinks; excludes venture pitch session or meeting investors or VIP dinner. Space is subject to first come first serve, until we reach capacity

    SCHEDULE

    3:00-3:30 Networking and Registration
    3:30-4:30  Seminar: Using Crowdfunding for Market Strategy and Raising Funding from Angels
    Featuring: Manny Fernandez, Founder, Dreamfunded.com
    Learn insider strategies to use crowdfunding for  market research, data gathering and attracting angels and early and mid stage funding. Angel Investor and founder of DreamFunded and San Francisco Angels Group Manny Fernandez will teach a highly interactive workshop where startups will learn up-to-date knowledge on how to raise money. Learn how to pitch angel investors and raise money through equity crowdfunding     What will be covered:

    • Understand the mindset of an investor.
    • Learn how to create your elevator pitch.
    • Learn how to create a PowerPoint that attracts investors.
    • Learn how to stand out from your competition.
    • Learn how to network with investors.
    • Understand how to use websites such as AngelList and DreamFunded to raise money from angel investors.
    • With the proper planning, your CrowdFunding campaign has a significantly better chance of success.
    • Should you hire consultants

    4:45-6:00  Attracting Funding from Angels and VCs in Silicon Valley
    This session is limited only to 80 attendees with VIP tickets.  Free ticket holders admitted after 6:30pm. 
    Web Services, Digital Media, Mobile, eCommerce, Big Data, Enterprise, Analytics, Crowdfunding, Robotics, Wearables, Hardware;  Followed by Startup Pitch to Investors

    6:00-6:30 VIP Dinner Reception with Investors
    Hear our panel discussion of investor heavy weights including angels, VCs and strategic from Silicon Valley and LA evaluate top trends in these areas.  Panel will be followed by session of venture pitches of selected startups for 1-5 minutes followed by comments.  After program you can network with investors:
    Speakers Include:

    • Joe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Partners (San Francisco Bay Area)
    • Manny Fernandez, Founder DreamFunded and SF Angels Group (SF/ Silicon Valley)
    • Terrence Yang, angel investor
    • Vivi Chao, Yang Ventures
    • Chris Grogan, Perkins Coie
    • Ali Mahouyran, Amidi Group
    • Adam Medford, angel

    Here are their areas of investing: 

    • Connected Cars, Wifi in Cars, networks
    • Consumer Services: Digital Media, Web,  Social Networks, Media and entertainment, Retail, Fashion, eCommerce
    • Emerging Trends: 3D printing, Digital Currency/virtual goods, bitcoins
    • Entertainment, media, music, video, games, film, TV
    • Enterprise: Sales, Big Data, Analytics, SaaS, Cloud, IT
    • Hardware, sensors, devices
    • Mobile: Apps, Services, and Devices
    • Social media and networks, communities
    • VIrtual Currency: bitcoins, crypton curerncy
    • Wearables: Sensors, digital and mobile health

    6:30-9:00 Rooftop Party Begins
    Drinks, networking, View Demo tables, Meet Investors
    ______________________
    DIFFERENT TYPES OF TICKETS:

    • Admission Free subject to space available
    • VIP ticket: guaranteed seating for program, VIP DInner, and party
    • $95 Demo Table and one ticket
    • Pitch to Investors during program on website, includes demo table and tickets. You will give pitch in front of investor panel to entire room.
    • Sponsorship: 
      Sponsor Benefits include speaking on panel, giving presentation to audience, tickets for clients, atendee list demo tables. Send email for details of categories.

    Parking:
    We will offer free lot parking after 6pm. Before 6pm,  you have option of metered parking, take Metro Rail to 7th Figueora stop and walk, or use paid lot parking.

     JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE www.facebook.com/angellaunchevents 
    Follow us on Twitter.com/angellaunch

     MORE INFO:  Zahava Stroud 310 6216850 or Info@angellaunch.com

    ________________________________________________

     

    Supporting Partners:

                           

     

  • Thu
    12
    Mar
    2015
    6:30 pmHulu: 2500 Broadway, Ste 200, Santa Monica, CA

    Abstract: An exodus away from Hadoop to Spark is picking up steam in the news headlines and talks! Away from marketing fluff and politics, this talk analyzes such news and claims from a technical perspective. In practical ways, while referring to components and tools from both Hadoop and Spark ecosystems, this talk will show that the relationship between Hadoop and Spark is not an either-or type but can take different forms such as: evolution, transition, integration, alternation and complementary parts. 

    Bio: Slim Baltagi is a Big Data Solutions Architect living in Chicago with over 17 years of IT and business experiences. Slim spent the last 4 years of his life hadooping and recently sparking!! Slim enjoys speaking at Big Data events. While his wife and kids are asleep, Slim maintains his Apache Spark Knowledge Base: http://www.SparkBigData.com now with over 3,000 categorized Apache Spark web resources. 

    Disclaimer: This is a vendor-independent talk that expresses the speaker's own opinions.

     

    Parking:

     

    PARKING/ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS: 

    Arrival: Hulu's HR department will have a table set up at the entry to check attendees in, and lead them to the presentation space. 

    Parking: Unfortunately Hulu is unable to validate parking, but luckily the streets around their offices offer a ton of street and metered parking options. 

     

  • Fri
    13
    Mar
    2015
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PMThis location is shown only to members

    The next SoCal Python Meetup will be hosted by OpenX in Pasadena!  Expect two fun talks by speakers from Walt Disney Animation:

    Sara Drakeley will present an overview of the various databases used at Disney and how her team uses Python to help directors, animators, and artists interface with the data.

    Paul Hildebrandt will use examples from Big Hero 6 to explain and illustrate the steps in making a movie and explain where technology, specifically Python, is involved (this will be a "dry run" of the talk he will be giving at PyCon 2015 in Montréal this April!). 

    RSVPs are limited to 50 Pythonistas, and your name must be shared with building security at least 24 hours in advance, so please reply accordingly! 

    http://www.meetup.com/socalpython/events/220855216/

  • Mon
    16
    Mar
    2015
    6:45 pmNextSpace Venice Beach: 1600 Main St., Venice, CA

    Learn how to use Icecomm to build a multiway video chat app in minutes without worrying about backend code. Icecomm lets you take full advantage of WebRTC in under 10 lines of frontend javascript. 

    To get us started we will explain some Icecomm basics, live code the video chat app together and even give you a sneak peak of the brand new Icecomm Angular module.

    To find out more about the speaker, Will Sentance: 
    Github: github.com/willsen 
    Twitter: twitter.com/willsentance 

    This meet-up will be sponsored by your friends at Q :) 

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2015
    6:30 pmUCLA Anderson School of Management Cornell Hall, Room D313

    Los Angeles SQL Server Professionals Group Presents ...

    Do you need a navigation system within your reports? Would you like to consolidate similar reports, but still make them specific to your user's needs? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then join me in this demo heavy session. You'll learn different ways to add navigation to your reports. You'll learn different methods to reduce the data in your reports and to customize the look of the reports based on the users. These techniques will help make your reports user friendly and help you look like a reporting superhero.

     

    Bio

    Mickey Stuewe is a SQL Consultant at Lobsterpot Solutions. Her focus is on database development, data architecture and report design using the SQL Server stack. She blogs at mickeystuewe.com and co-authored the book, SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints. She has spoken at PASS Summit, Dev Connections, SQL in the City, and various SQL Saturday Events. She is the co-leader and founder of the BIG PASS Community user group.

      

    6:30 PM, Registration and Refreshments
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, Presentations
    UCLA Anderson School of Management
    Cornell Hall, Room D313

    Please follow this link for directions.
     
    This meeting is generously sponsored by: PASS

     
    Parking: Please park in Parking Structure 4.
    Cost: $5.00 Admission. Parking in PS-4 costs $12.00.
  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2015
    6:30 pmITT Technical Institute: 2555 West 190th Street, Suite 125, Torrance, CA

    Are you interested in the latest, most cutting edge version of ASP.NET?   There are major changes coming and we need to be ready for it.  

    In this FREE presentation you will be introduced to ASP.NET 5 (formerly vNext), the newest iteration of the Microsoft Web Development stack. See how ASP.NET MVC and WebAPI fit into this new modular and decoupled development stack. 

    This is the new direction being taken by Microsoft in regards to ASP.NET. Come learn about why these changes are being implemented and how they can improve your work flow. 

    We’ll examine the new cloud optimized framework and see how it can provide you with a leaner, faster and more memory efficient web application. The various components will be examined including how the new Core CLR, Roslyn and Nuget contribute to this new framework.

    This 2 and a half hour session includes lots of code demos using Visual Studio 2015 and we’ll outline new ways you can build web applications and websites.

    ASP.NET 5 is based on OWIN and gives you more flexibility, more performance and ultimately a great way to build next generation web applications. 

     

                        About the Instructor, Hattan Shobokshi

     

    Hattan Shobokshi is a software architect, technical speaker & Microsoft MVP in ASP.NEt/IIS. Hattan is responsible for developing applications on a variety of platforms including web and mobile devices. He is passionate about delivering scalable applications that adhere to industry best practices. He is Vice President of the Los Angeles .NET user group as well as a member of the organizing committee for SoCal Code Camp. He regularly presents at local user groups and code camps. 

    RSVP HERE

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2015
    6:30 pm800Main.com: 800 Main Street, Venice, CA

    We apologize for the delay in booking this event but we are now finally back in action again and are super excited for this meetup! 

    The first speaker on the agenda is Oren Golan, who will give us aDocker Crash Course! Docker is everywhere but nobody knows what to do with it.  The goal of this session is to provide you with everything you need to get started.

    We'll discuss and demonstrate the following:

    What is Docker? 
    What does docker solve? 
    How to use it for development work flow? 
    How to use it for deployment/production work flow?

    Let's skip the boring concepts - we will look at a real-world Node.js application that uses multiple Docker containers. 

    _____________________ 

    Our second speaker is James Marca, who will be talking aboutmap-reduce, callbacks, and crashing node.js. He will present the problem, the bug, and then two different ways to solve it.  One approach  uses the async library's `reduce` 
    function, the other uses queue-async, along with an embedded 
    aggregation step.

    _____________________ 

    We want to give special thanks to 800Main.com for providing the venue and Hired.com for sponsoring food and refreshments! 

    BE AWARE THAT PARKING IS VERY LIMITED SO PLEASE BIKE, UBER OR CARPOOL IF YOU CAN. 

    RSVP HERE

  • Mon
    23
    Mar
    2015
    6:30 pmCross Campus - 1558 10th Street , Santa Monica, CA

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite using the link below ***

    Data Science @ Whisper

    by Ulas Bardak, Maarten Bosma, Rohan Monga

    In this talk we are going to introduce what we have been working on in Data Science and Machine Learning in Whisper, a young and anonymous social network with millions of users. After an overview of several projects we will do a deep dive of two: Image suggestions based on short texts created by our users and our recommendation engine responsible for personalization throughout the network.

    Speakers:

    Ulas is the Chief Data officer at Whisper. After receiving his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, Ulas spent 3 years working at a research lab in Japan. He led the applied research team at StumbleUpon focusing on Web content recommendation before joining Whisper in June 2014.

    Maarten is a Data Scientist at Whisper. He has worked at the Dutch Social Networking site Hyves in data science before joining Whisper in January 2014. His prior work includes image processing and adult image detection.

    Rohan is a Sr. Machine Learning Engineer and Data Scientist at Whisper. His background includes Yahoo and StumbleUpon before joining Whisper in July 2014. Rohan’s prior work includes recommendation engines.

    Date: March 23, 2015

    Timeline: 
    – 6:30pm food/drinks and networking 
    – 7:30pm talk starts promptly

    You must have a confirmed RSVP and please arrive by 7:25pm the latest. Please RSVP here on Eventbrite.

    Venue: Cross Campus in Santa Monica will kindly host this meetup. Factual will kindly sponsor this meetup and also provide food+drinks.

  • Tue
    24
    Mar
    2015
    7:00 pmQ: 6100 Center Drive #660, Los Angeles, CA

    TOPIC:

    Are you RESTful? What does it mean to be RESTful? Not all companies implement REST in the same way. Let's discuss the pros and cons of different approaches. Should you always follow the REST guidelines, or are there times when it makes sense to do something a little unorthodox? Bring your experiences and knowledge to share in this group discussion! 

    SCHEDULE:

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:30 - 9:00 Round Table Discussion 

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q!

    ADDRESS: [Please note Q's new office is in the Pepperdine Building next door to the old (Sony) building] 

    6100 Center Drive Suite 660   
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/rpySo

    PARKING:

    Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6100 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY/ELEVATOR:

    There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 660

    RSVPs:

    Please, PLEASE update your RSVPs! We order food for the number of people who RSVP. Thank you !!! 

  • Tue
    24
    Mar
    2015
    7:30 pmSony Network Entertainment 6080 Center Drive, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    About Face 4: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin and Christopher Noessel

    Synopsis:

    The essential interaction design guide, fully revised and updated for the mobile age

    About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, Fourth Editionis the latest update to the book that shaped and evolved the landscape of interaction design. This comprehensive guide takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets into account.  New information includes discussions on mobile apps, touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. The new full-color interior and unique layout better illustrate modern design concepts.

    The interaction design profession is blooming with the success of design-intensive companies, priming customers to expect "design" as a critical ingredient of marketplace success. Consumers have little tolerance for websites, apps, and devices that don't live up to their expectations, and the responding shift in business philosophy has become widespread. About Face is the book that brought interaction design out of the research labs and into the everyday lexicon, and the updated Fourth Edition continues to lead the way with ideas and methods relevant to today's design practitioners and developers.

    Updated information includes:

    • Contemporary interface, interaction, and product design methods

    • Design for mobile platforms and consumer electronics

    • State-of-the-art interface recommendations and up-to-date examples

    • Updated Goal-Directed Design methodology

    Designers and developers looking to remain relevant through the current shift in consumer technology habits will find About Face to be a comprehensive, essential resource.

    RSVP HERE

     

  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2015
    7:00 pmQ: 6100 Center Drive, Suite 660, Los Angeles, CA

    TOPIC:

    AWS Redshift Upends Traditional Data Warehousing Practices

    This is a case study from TapZen, a mobile video game startup (now part of Kabam).  Our challenge was to move past some limitations in using Splunk for data analysis by adding a relational database, subject to tight cost constraints.  In particular, we used Python to minimize the ETL (extraction, transformation, and loading) code and make that code largely self-maintaining.  In the process, we discovered that some tried-and-true data warehouse methods weren't appropriate or necessary with our technology stack.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Eric Klusman is a creative Data Scientist / Data Engineer with extensive experience in organizing and analyzing terabytes of Web data to drive key revenue decisions. He worked at several key web companies including United Online, Yahoo, and MyLife before joining the Kabam team.

    SCHEDULE:

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  
    8:30 - 9:00 Raffle/Networking

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q!

    RAFFLE:

    We will have some raffle items to give away! Bring a business card to drop in the bowl.

    ADDRESS: [Please note Q's new office is in the Pepperdine Building next door to the old (Sony) building]

    6100 Center Drive, Suite 660   
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING:

    Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6100 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY/ELEVATOR:

    There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 660

    RSVP HERE

  • Thu
    26
    Mar
    2015
    7:00 pmConSol Partners: 1409a 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

    PLEASE RSVP AT THE LOS ANGELES MAGENTO DEVELOPERS GROUP HERE

    We are happy to announce the next LA Magento Meetup. This time we will have one of the core Magento developers talking about using the PHP dependency management tools (Composer) with the upcoming Magento 2.

    Magento 1.x uses Magento Connect to package and distribute extensions. Magento 2 uses Composer, a de facto standard dependency manager for PHP, instead. 

    Integration with Composer changes approach to module versioning, dependencies declaration, and installation. It completely changes the way modules/themes/localizations are distributed in the Magento ecosystem.

    We will have a formal Q&A with two of the core Magento 2 developers afterwards...

    SPEAKER

    This talk will be presented by Sergii Shymko.  Sergii is a developer with 11 years of hand-on programming experience of web-applications using LAMP stack and desktop application for Windows. Graduate of the National Technical University of Ukraine "KPI" with the Master's degree in software engineering. Certified Magento Developer Plus with 5+ years of experience as a software engineer with Magento, an eBay Inc. company. One of the founding members of the Magento 2 project alongside Yoav Kutner, Dima Soroka, and Anton Makarenko.

    Piotr Kaminski, Sr Product Manager at Magento, will join Sergii during Q&A. Piotr has been with Magento since the early days and he's currently responsible for Magento 1 EE & CE; as well as Developer Experience in Magento 2.

    SPONSORS / LOCATION

    This event is kindly hosted and sponsored by ConSol Partners, 1409a 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401. It is right in the middle of the Santa Monica Promenade.

    There is plenty of parking available at the parking structures around the Santa Monica Promenade within the walking distance from the ConSol offices.

    PLEASE RSVP AT THE LOS ANGELES MAGENTO DEVELOPERS GROUP HERE

  • Fri
    27
    Mar
    2015
    6:00 PM to 10:00 PMThe Continental Club, 116 W 4th St, Los Angeles, California, USA

    This is a CoInvent private event for founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and startup professionals - part of the startup networking series. Cash bar with happy hour price. Private space. Dress code is business casual. RSVPs required.

    About CoInvent Startup Happy Hour

    Startup Happy Hour is a CoInvent-branded startup event series. We do NOT charge for these events. You are encouraged to come share resources with your fellow entrepreneurs. The largest CoInvent Happy Hour event has had 2,700+ RSVPs thus far. Companies use our platform to announce major projects that help entrepreneurs. For example, HOLIDAY INNannounced its #SmallBizWishContest program at our 2014 Holiday Party to give away $25k to a qualified business entity.

    Note: 1). To attend this event, you must be at least 21. Please show ID when entering the venue. 2). Subscribe to CoInvent’s weekly newsletter for all things startup-related @ www.getcoinvent.com 3). Opt in to get future event alerts in your local area @ www.coinventla.com

    - See more at: https://www.crunchbase.com/event/coinvent-la-startup-happy-hour---continental-club-201541#sthash.5MWtNaKv.dpuf

    RSVP HERE

  • Tue
    07
    Apr
    2015
    6:30 PM to 8:30 PMrhubarb studios - 633 West 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90071

    io

    Join us for our first panel on Internet of Things, where we'll speak with experts about how to connect things to the Internet, from appliances and toys to cars and homes. Internet of Things includes toys that tweet, to a phone app to turn on your coffee maker, home lights, or car, to water pipes that send you a text alert when you've consumed too much water.

    SCHEDULED SPEAKERS (more to be added)

    - Alyse Killeen, March Capital Partners, Associate Investor. Alyse focuses on IoT, connected devices, data application and healthcare IT investments. March Capital is associated with the Hive, a SV big data incubation studio with a strong focus on the IoT space. She also wrote a book chapter on the convergence of IoT and distributed network technology.  She is a mentor at the Silicon Valley based Plug and Play Tech Center.

    - Carlos Herrera, Petnet, CEO. Petnet creates pet-related technologies including. It raised more than $1M seed to fund its SmartFeeder, an automated pet feeder with intelligent sensor technology and learning algorithms, that assesses your pet's dietary requirements, creates a feeding schedule, alerts pet owners when their pet has been fed, and even reminds owners to purchase more food. @petnetio

    - Jennifer Chang, nthing, US Marketing Consultant. nthing's new Planty is an Internet-connected planter that sends data on temperature, soil, water and light to a mobile app you can use to monitor your plants. You can also remotely water the plants using the app. Launching Kickstarter in April

    - Uzair Hussain, Cleu Inc., Founder. Cleu is an iOS smart-home team in Downtown LA. Cleu and Cleu 2 have achieved awards and placements as an alternative alarm clock for your iPhone. Cleu 3 will wake you smarter - bridging the gap between you and smart devices around you.

    CALL FOR SPEAKERS: If you have an Internet of Things Startup currently running (not in beta), email info@digitalla.net with IOT as subject with a 1-2 sentence brief bio, a link to your AngelList.

    We will be at the new Rhubarb Studios, a co-working space for startups in downtown LA with inspiring city views.

    RSVP HERE

  • Tue
    07
    Apr
    2015
    7:00 pmOPODZ - 362 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA

    We invited Albert Wong from RedHat to share some of his immense wisdom and talk about PHP,  Red Hat, PaaS (Platform as a Service), DevOps and more... 

    Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. The DevOps approach is a way to increase business agility through collaboration, communication, and integration across different teams in the IT organization. 

    In this presentation, you’ll learn about: 

    - The acceleration of application delivery for businesses with DevOps using PHP. 

    - The transformation of IT to a DevOps, Microservices, and Container-based cloud architecture including the use of Red Hat’s OpenShift PaaS based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic host, Docker, Google’s Kubernetes, and Jenkins 

    - How DevOps practices can operate in a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)-enabled environment. 

    - PaaS and DevOps, when used together, can reduce software delivery cycle times, drive automation, and increase efficiency. 

    - How organizations are using PaaS and how to replicate their successes. 

    SPEAKER 

    Albert T. Wong is a solution architect at Red Hat. Jack of all trades in JavaEE, Red Hat and IBM Software and open source. Has a deep background in eCommerce and building, deploying and scaling very large websites. Albert is a UC Irvine Information and Computer Science alum. Connect with him athttp://linkedin.com/in/atwong

    About RedHat

    For the past 20 years, Red Hat's open source software development model has produced high-performing, cost-effective solutions. Our model mirrors the highly interconnected world we live in—where ideas and information can be shared worldwide in seconds. Today, more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies rely on Red Hat. We offer the only fully open technology stack, from operating system to middleware, storage to cloud and virtualization solutions. We also provide a variety of services, including award-winning support, consulting, and training.  Find out more at http://www.redhat.com 

    VENUE

    This time we will have our meetup in Downtown LA. The meeting will be held at OPODZ Collaborative Coworking Space in Little Tokyo.

    There is plenty of available free parking around Little Tokyo area.

    •  

  • Tue
    07
    Apr
    2015
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PMThis location is shown only to members

    Ever make changes that broke your code and forgot how it was working before? Want to work together with someone on a code project, but aren't sure who has the latest version of a particular file? Version control can solve these and other problems!

    Git is a popular version control application that can track your code changes, as well as help you to be more methodical in your programming. Win-win! This session will introduce the basics of version control, how to use git to keep track of your changes to a project, and using GitHub (a hosting service) to collaborate with other developers. 

    You will learn:

    • the basic concepts of version control 

    • the differences between git and other version control applications

    • fundamental git commands to track changes to a small project

    • the basics of collaborating on code with other developers 

    •  how to use GitHub 

    Want to try Git for yourself? Github has a 15-minute tutorial you can go through on your own here.

     

    Prerequisites

    You just need a bit of experience writing code - of any kind! HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Python - any one of those is great! Doesn't matter. There's no particular language required.

    You also need to have a willingness to use the command line to execute commands. Don't be scared! We'll show you how.

     

    Teacher: Suzette Franck 
    TAs: Valerie Woolard and Sian Jones

     

    About Suzette Franck

    Suzette Franck has been in web development for over twenty years; she started making hand-coded HTML websites on geocities with font tags and tables back in 1995. Since then, she has taught herself CSS, Sass, PHP, MySQL, as well as becoming a WordPress expert; evangelizing and presenting at over twenty-two WordCamps across the country and multiple WordPress meetups in Southern California where she resides, about all aspects of building and maintaining sites on WordPress. 

    Suzette is passionate about WordPress the application as well as the WordPress Open Source Community, and loves to code and teach others the wonders of WordPress. She is a purveyor of lowbrow art, and when she is not WordPressing, she is painting or visiting Los Angeles art galleries to add more work to her growing art collection.

    To see some of her personal art and crafts, please go to:http://suzettefranck.me 

     

    Minimum Enrollment

    If fewer than 10 students register for this class, we may postpone or cancel it. In that event, a refund or class credit will be available to all students who have paid to attend.

     

    What to Bring

    Please bring a laptop* and charger to class. A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute. Power outlets and wifi will be provided. You may also wish to bring a notepad and pen/pencil for taking notes. 

    During class we will be setting up your GitHub account and configuring git on your machine so there is no need to install it beforehand.  

    * No laptop? We have a limited number of laptops we can loan to students during class. Please fill out our Laptop Request form to let us know you need to borrow one! 

     

    Questions? 

    We're here to help! If you have any questions or anything you'd like to discuss before signing up for class, please contact us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com.

     

    Hosted by DreamHost

     

    All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.

     

    RSVP HERE 

  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2015
    12:00 PM to 1:30 PMeHarmony Inc - 2401 Colorado Ave Suite A200 (2nd Floor) Santa Monica, CA

    Deep Learning for Insights

    12:00 arrival and lunch served  
    12:30 talk starts  
    13:30 end of Q&A

    Title: Deep Learning for Insights

    Please park below 2401 Colorado Ave. and bring your tickets for validation.

    Abstract

    Existing methods for deep learning work well for structured problems with lots of data like finding cats in images. Most real world data is messy and has unknown value. We introduce a principled and practical new approach to unsupervised learning of deep representations. The approach finds representations that are as informative about the data as possible. The result provides a combination of hierarchical clustering and dimensionality reduction for which the information value of each layer and node in the representation can be quantified. We demonstrate the approach on diverse data from human behavior, language, gene expression, and finance. A preliminary implementation is available at http://github.com/gregversteeg/CorEx.

    Bio

    Greg Ver Steeg is a research professor in computer science at USC’s Information Sciences Institute. He received his PhD in physics from Caltech in 2009 and since then has focused on using ideas from information theory to understand complex systems like human behavior, biology, and language. His work has been recognized with an AFOSR Young Investigator Award.

    RSVP HERE

  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2015
    7:00 pmTeleSign Corporation - 4136 Del Rey Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA

    Men are welcome too!

    Agenda:

    • Overview and Q&A of the course material from week 10 (Tuples) of our coursera course:

    https://www.coursera.org/course/pythonlearn

    Special guest presenter:  Priyesh Jain, Developer on TeleSign's mobile team!

    NOTICE:  For those with allergies or fear of dogs, TeleSign is a dog-friendly company. Dogs may be in the building at the time of our meeting. Dogs will have been in the room where we will meet.

    The Python Study Group welcomes men to study with us.

    PARKING: There should be plenty of parking in the back. Walk around to the front and ring the doorbell to be let in.

    FOOD: We will be serving food and drinks.

    Please update your RSVP if you can't make it. 

    RSVP HERE

  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2015
    8:00 pmTBA (Los Angeles)

    Our next meetup will feature talks giving advice to beginners about the best ways to dive into this brave new Javascript MVC world: things veterans wished they had known when starting out, and a break down of the fundamentals: old-school server-rendered web apps, vs. the growing client-side paradigm.

     

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2015
    8:00 AM to 6:00 PMGoldenwest College, 15744 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, California, 92647, United States

    Welcome to SQLSaturday #389

    SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Apr 11 2015 at Goldenwest College, 15744 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

     

    Pre-Conference Announcement

    We are excited to announce that we will be hosting 3 Pre-conferences this year.  Pre-Conference workshops are an excellent value for your education dollars.  For only $99 you get a days worth of education and you do not have to travel to a conference.  If you would attend a workshop like this at a conference it would be costing you over $1000.  You do not want to miss this opportunity.  Sign up now to take advantage of early bird pricing.

    Modern Data Warehouse with Ginger Grant -https://sqlsat389moderndatawarehouse.eventbrite.com 

    Data Visualization with Julie Koesmarno -https://sqlsat389datavisualizationworkshop.eventbrite.com

    Real World Database Config with Kevin Kline -https://sqlsat389realworlddatabaseconfig.eventbrite.com 

     

    Additional Sponsor Pre-Conference Announcement

    Redgate DLM Training Workshop – Database Continuous Integration - Los Angeles

    Learn how to do SQL Server continuous integration, and take your next step in Database Lifecycle Management. This DLM Training Workshop, delivered by MCT Ike Ellis, takes place in Los Angeles on April 10 and is $500 per attendee.

    Register Here: http://dlmtrainingci-la.eventbrite.com/?aff=sqlsaturday

  • Mon
    13
    Apr
    2015
    7:00 pmKOSS REsource: 12304 Santa Monica Blvd. , 90025, CA

    Valdimir Fedorkov is back with a talk about dealing with scalability and growth issues with MySQL.

    Most of the time traffic increase means good news in terms of general project success. However higher traffic and overall data size grow means increased pressure on database backend which often become a bottleneck. 

    We will focus on surviving growth issues on MySQL side, detecting and preventing performance degradation and scaling on both physical boxes and in the cloud. 

     

    SPEAKER

    This talk is presented by Vladimir Fedorkov. 

    Vladimir has been helping people to scale their LAMP applications for more than 10 years, with a focus on performance optimization, architectural choices and deep knowledge of search and MySQL technologies. As an independent database performance consultant he is helping companies to grow their operations by scaling and optimizing them and eliminating performance bottlenecks on a different levels. He specializes in performance tuning on large, distributed open source database platforms. In the past he was worked with high-performance systems as a developer and team leader. In his off-duty time he enjoys traveling, bicycling and photography.

    Want to know more about Vlad?  
    @vfedorkov  
    Blog

     

    VENUE / SPONSORS

    This meetup is kindly hosted by local "technology/commercial real estate" company KOSS REsource.  They are also sponsoring the free food and drinks.

    Koss REsource provides commercial real estate brokers, developers, investors, lenders, and service professionals with actionable industry information about people, financing, listings, events, news, and more.  Koss REsource was founded by a 40-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry.

    Their dev offices are located on the 1st floor of 12304 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, 90025. (On the corner of Santa Monica Bl., and Wellesley.) There is ample free parking in the building after 6:00 PM(Enter on Wellesley), and decent street parking too.

     

  • Wed
    15
    Apr
    2015
    6:30 pmNextSpace Venice Beach: 1600 Main St., Venice, CA

    Yaaay... it is now time again for our awesome MEAN Stack Developers Event!!! 

    On the agenda for the night we will have two speakers, good food and beverages; you will have time to meet and get to know other developers... and we will also present some very fun and well paid job opportunities that are exclusively offered to the MEAN Stack Developers MeetUp Group. 

    Speaker for this month are: 

    • David Guttman who will be talking about building better dashboards and client-side data exploration. He will go into challenges with data-heavy views and techniques to improve performance / usefulness. 

    • Matthew McCall will be focusing on "Scaling MEAN apps to a team". He will be giving us a presentation on Dev Ops, an overview of TDD/BDD, CI, CD, and everything around Github that he used/uses from project management. 

     

    Since this is event has limited seats, PLEASE be serious about attending when you RSVP "Yes". Thank you! 

     

    Looking forward to see you all there!!! 

    RSVP HERE

  • Tue
    21
    Apr
    2015
    7:00 pmQ - 6100 Center Drive Suite 660, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    http://www.meetup.com/appdevelopers/events/221858670/

  • Thu
    23
    Apr
    2015
    6:30 pmPlaytika 2120 Colorado Ave, Ste 400, Santa Monica, CA

    Abstract: 
    You are not a bad person. But your Apache Spark job is failing. It is running out of memory. It is stalled. It is complaining that no executors have registered or spitting out "Filesystem closed" exceptions with lines upon lines of $anon$1's or being consumed by a swarm of locusts the likes of which have not been seen since Moses crossed the Red Sea. Or it's completing -- 20 times as slow as it should reasonably take. Why? In this talk, you'll learn the internals of Spark jobs, the root causes of such ailments, and tuning strategies for avoiding them.

    Bio: 
    Sandy Ryza is a data scientist at Cloudera, an Apache Hadoop committer, and a Spark contributor. Sandy is also the co-author of Advanced Analytics with Spark.

    Parking:  Garage parking is available under the building, and validation will be provided by Playtika! Please do NOT park in Reserved spots. Here is a picture of a car entering our garage.

     https://www.google.com/maps/@34.026649,-118.476098,3a,75y,135.22h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1suj6GRVik1nvVm6Q_va0WLQ!2e0

    RSVP HERE

  • Thu
    23
    Apr
    2015
    6:30 pm800 Main Street, Venice, CA

    Happy April Everyone! 

    We are very excited to announce that the monthly SoCal NodeJs MeetUp is now scheduled and are being hosted at the super cool space on 800Main in Venice where we were last month. 

    Speakers are not completely determined yet so stay tuned for an update! 

    RSVP HERE

  • Thu
    23
    Apr
    2015
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PMQ - 6100 Center Drive, Suite 660, Los Angeles, CA

    TOPIC:

    "Master C++ in One Hour with Robin Rowe"

    C++ is a programming language that's immensely powerful and efficient.

    If you've been wanting to learn C++ and don't know where to start, or already tried C++ and have questions, join us for this fast-paced hands-on session. Robin Rowe has taught C++ at the Naval Postgraduate School, the University of Washington and as a corporate trainer. He's a former Linux Journal columnist. 

    Bring your laptop and be ready to start coding.

    Install C++ developer tools on RedHat/CentOS

    $ sudo yum group install "Development Tools"

    $ sudo yum install fltk-devel cmake

    Install C++ developer tools on Debian/Ubuntu

    $ sudo apt-get update

    $ sudo apt-get install build-essential

    $ sudo apt-get install libfltk1.3-dev cmake

     

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Robin Rowe has taught C++ at the Naval Postgraduate School, the University of Washington and as a corporate trainer. He's a former Linux Journal columnist.  

    SCHEDULE:

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments  
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A  

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q!

    ADDRESS: [Please note Q's new office is in the Pepperdine Building next door to the old (Sony) building]

    6100 Center Drive, Suite 660   
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING:

    Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6100 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY/ELEVATOR:

    There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 660

     RSVP HERE

  • Wed
    29
    Apr
    2015
    7:00 pmSymantec Corporation: 900 Corporate Pointe , Culver City, CA

    Abstract: Beyond the Perimeter: The reality of the new application security landscape 

    Abstract: Web applications are dynamic, distributed and perhaps most importantly - the heart of every business in the post-PC era. These applications collect, process and persist information from a myriad of third-party services and users. From an adversary's perspective, the attack surface has never been more tantalizing. Today, a security model entirely predicated on applying controls and pattern-matching at the perimeter is at best a zero-sum game; applying probabilistic logic highlights that pattern matching techniques cannot prevent attacks created by content and SQL fuzzers. This talk will explore an alternative approach to identifying bad actors at runtime via the implementation of language security models to prevent attacks like XSS and SQLi without relying on past definitions and signatures. We’ll cover the tradeoffs, discuss performance and review the challenges of modern application security. 

    Speaker: Kunal Anand 

    Kunal is the co-founder and CTO of Prevoty, an application security platform. Prior to that, he was the Director of Technology at the BBC Worldwide, overseeing engineering and operations across the company’s global Digital Entertainment and Gaming initiatives. Kunal also has several years of experience leading security, data and engineering at Gravity, MySpace and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His work has been featured in Wired Magazine and Fast Company. He continues to develop the patented security technologies that power Prevoty’s core products. Kunal received a B.S. from Babson College.

     

    Thanks to our Sponsor:  

    Prevoty delivers powerful real-time Application Security capability for enterprises via its runtime application and monitoring & protection technology. We solve security challenges across the entire application portfolio: Instant remediation of existing vulnerability backlogs (Past), Quicker time-to-market without introducing new vulnerabilities (Present), and Dramatically reduced exposure to zero-day attacks (Future). 

    If you plan on attending, please RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Los-Angeles/events/219134686/?a=md1_grp&rv=md1&_af_eid=219134686&_af=event

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2015
    6:30 PM to 9:00 PMROC (Real Office Center): 604 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica CA

     

     

    Monetizing Apps and Mobile Content

    Date: Thursday, April 30, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
    Location: ROC (Real Office Center), 604 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica

    Sam Goldberg, co-founder of The Mobile Majority, will lead our next panel discussion on the topic of monetizing content in the mobile space.  He and our panelists will discuss the interrelationships among advertisers, content creators, app developers, and consumers and give us their views on how these constituencies are evolving. 

    We'll also touch upon content monetization models (advertising consumption), app revenue generation, the content start-up landscape, and the future of mobile content creation and consumption.

     

    Meet our panelists!

           

    Cooper Harris
    CEO and Founder of Klickly

    Kamran Qamar
    CEO, Pyntail

    Adam Brenner
    Sr. Manager, Ignition Factory, OMD

    Michael Metzger
    Principal, MESA Global

    Experienced Speakers - Valuable Networking - Food & Drinks

     

     
    Program Description

     
     

    Here in Los Angeles—the media capital of the world—monetizing content has fed our economy since the early 20th century.  Continuing with the Internet Revolution of the mid-90's, Los Angeles led the way with some of the largest and most innovative online media and advertising technology industries in the world.

    Now, in the midst of what some term the "Mobile Revolution," consumers are connected to more content choices through more devices and channels than could have ever been conceived even 10 years ago.  This complexity has been further compounded by a complete transformation in consumer expectations regarding content consumption cost and availability.

    So what does all this mean for content creators, mobile media start-ups, mobile ad-tech companies, publishers and app developers?

    The next Mobile LAVA will attempt to answer this and other questions such as:

    • How will the relationships among advertisers, content creators, and consumers continue to evolve in the mobile space?
    • When and how should mobile publishers, app developers, and content creators choose a content monetization model whether by selling advertising or charging consumers for consumption?
    • If your best friend was building an app from scratch today what monetization strategy would you recommend?
    • Is the app ecosystem a fair playing field? How does an entrepreneur gain an competitive advantage?
    • What does the mobile content revolution mean for advertisers, and why would they want to buy mobile media?
    • What is the future of mobile content creation, consumption and monetization?


    More Info...

     
     


    FREE REPORT DOWNLOAD

    As a benefit to our Mobile LAVA attendees, Mike Vorhaus of Magid Advisors has provided us with a copy of their latest report for download in PDF format:

    Smartphones and Tablets:
    The Tipping Point of Content and Commerce

    Download Here

     

    REGISTER HERE: http://www.lava.org/event/monetizemobile

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2015
    7:00 pmFactual Inc 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    Abstract: 
    What is Lambda? 
    The architecture is designed to handle massive quantities of data by taking advantage of both batch- and stream-processing methods. It proposes that both speed/streaming and batch workloads be run in parallel on the same incoming data. The speed layer can achieve faster responses, while the batch layer can be more robust and serve as the system of record for historical data. Lambda also requires a serving layer to serve results. 

    (https://youtu.be/56wy_mGEnzQ)

    What’s a real-world example? 
    Ed Solovey of Twitter (formerly Crashlytics) has given several talks on the use of the Lambda Architecture for the Crashlytics service, including a 20-minute presentation given at the October Boston Facebook @Scale Conference.

    The company needed to identify how many times end-users access a mobile app, which means handling hundreds of thousands of unique ids per second. To solve this problem the company implemented the Lambda Architecture. In the speed layer, they enlisted Kafka for ingestion, Storm for processing, Cassandra for state and Zookeeper for distributed agreement. In the batch layer, tuples were loaded in batches into S3, then processed with Cascading and Amazon Elastic Map-Reduce.

    The problem?

    It’s complicated. Sure, this approach can meet high-performance needs, but it comes with tremendous cost. Focusing on just the speed layer, getting Zookeeper, Kafka, Storm and Cassandra combined into a reliable fast data engine is expensive in developer time, computing resources and in operational ongoing support. Each system requires at least three nodes to run, meaning your speed layer is at least 12 nodes, and often larger. And once the speed layer is working, the batch layer is a second problem with its own complexity. Even with reliable components, the odds that any single component will have issues, goes up as the number of components rises. And when a component fails, how well trained is the operational support when there is such breadth to the app? Isolating which component is the issue is difficult when you must also consider inter-component interaction when hunting for problems.

    What’s a better answer?

    Simplify. Simplify. Simplify. Removing just a single component of a typical Rube-Goldbergian Lambda implementation can reduce complexity and cost, but also will make it easier to change the application as business needs change. Look to replace all or part of your Lambda stack with a more integrated solution and this discussion will show you how with a clear example. See how thousands of lines of code becomes 30 when you collapse disparate systems with those that integrate ingestion, state, agreement and processing.

    Bio:

    Ryan Betts is the CTO of VoltDB. Ryan was one of the initial developers of VoltDB’s commercial product, and values his unique opportunity to closely collaborate with customers, partners and prospects to understand their data management needs and help them to realize the business value of VoltDB and related technologies.

    Parking:

    The best place for attendees to park is at the Westfield Century City Mall.  Please note that they no longer offer free parking for the first 3 hours.  Parking rates are as follows:

    •0-1 Hours: $1.00  
    •1-2 Hours: $2.00  
    •2-3 Hours: $3.00

    Every 30 mins thereafter: $2.00  
    6+ Hours: $28.00

    About the Venue:

    Factual is a location platform that enables personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences by enriching mobile location signals with definitive global data. Factual’s real-time data stack builds and maintains data on a global scale, with Factual's core Global Places data covering over 65 million local businesses and points of interest in 50 countries. Factual’s platform also informs location with contextual demographic and commercial data, and offers cleaning and mapping services for business listings and points of interest. 

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2015
    7:00 pmFactual Inc.: 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    Abstract: 
    What is Lambda? 
    The architecture is designed to handle massive quantities of data by taking advantage of both batch- and stream-processing methods. It proposes that both speed/streaming and batch workloads be run in parallel on the same incoming data. The speed layer can achieve faster responses, while the batch layer can be more robust and serve as the system of record for historical data. Lambda also requires a serving layer to serve results. 
    What’s a real-world example? 
    Ed Solovey of Twitter (formerly Crashlytics) has given several talks on the use of the Lambda Architecture for the Crashlytics service, including a 20-minute presentation given at the October Boston Facebook @Scale Conference (https://youtu.be/56wy_mGEnzQ

    The company needed to identify how many times end-users access a mobile app, which means handling hundreds of thousands of unique ids per second. To solve this problem the company implemented the Lambda Architecture. In the speed layer, they enlisted Kafka for ingestion, Storm for processing, Cassandra for state and Zookeeper for distributed agreement. In the batch layer, tuples were loaded in batches into S3, then processed with Cascading and Amazon Elastic Map-Reduce.

     

    The problem?

     

    It’s complicated. Sure, this approach can meet high-performance needs, but it comes with tremendous cost. Focusing on just the speed layer, getting Zookeeper, Kafka, Storm and Cassandra combined into a reliable fast data engine is expensive in developer time, computing resources and in operational ongoing support. Each system requires at least three nodes to run, meaning your speed layer is at least 12 nodes, and often larger. And once the speed layer is working, the batch layer is a second problem with its own complexity. Even with reliable components, the odds that any single component will have issues, goes up as the number of components rises. And when a component fails, how well trained is the operational support when there is such breadth to the app? Isolating which component is the issue is difficult when you must also consider inter-component interaction when hunting for problems.

     

    What’s a better answer?

     

    Simplify. Simplify. Simplify. Removing just a single component of a typical Rube-Goldbergian Lambda implementation can reduce complexity and cost, but also will make it easier to change the application as business needs change. Look to replace all or part of your Lambda stack with a more integrated solution and this discussion will show you how with a clear example. See how thousands of lines of code becomes 30 when you collapse disparate systems with those that integrate ingestion, state, agreement and processing.

     

    Bio:

    Ryan Betts is the CTO of VoltDB. Ryan was one of the initial developers of VoltDB’s commercial product, and values his unique opportunity to closely collaborate with customers, partners and prospects to understand their data management needs and help them to realize the business value of VoltDB and related technologies.

     

    Parking:

    The best place for attendees to park is at the Westfield Century City Mall.  Please note that they no longer offer free parking for the first 3 hours.  Parking rates are as follows:

    •0-1 Hours: $1.00  
    •1-2 Hours: $2.00  
    •2-3 Hours: $3.00

    Every 30 mins thereafter: $2.00  
    6+ Hours: $28.00

    About the Venue:

    Factual is a location platform that enables personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences by enriching mobile location signals with definitive global data. Factual’s real-time data stack builds and maintains data on a global scale, with Factual's core Global Places data covering over 65 million local businesses and points of interest in 50 countries. Factual’s platform also informs location with contextual demographic and commercial data, and offers cleaning and mapping services for business listings and points of interest. 

     http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Big-Data-Users-Group/events/220953084/

  • Tue
    05
    May
    2015
    6:30 pmRubicon Project: 12181 Bluff Creek DR. 4TH Floor, Playa Vista, CA

    In this presentation, we will provide an introduction to Apache Ignite™ (incubating), which is an open source, distributed framework for a unified In-Memory Data Fabric. Apache Ignite™ (incubating) provides a high-performance, distributed in-memory data management software layer that has been designed to operate between both new and existing data sources and applications, boosting application performance and scale by orders of magnitude.

    We will start with a summary of the technical drivers and market forces, and will cover popular and emerging use cases for in-memory computing, from financial industry trading platforms to mobile payment processing, online advertising, online/mobile gaming back-ends and more. We will then present some foundational concepts and terminology, and discuss the architecture, capabilities and benefits of the Apache Ignite In-Memory Data Fabric in quite some detail.

    Bio:- 
    Nikita Ivanov is founder and CTO of GridGain Systems, the leading Java in-memory data fabric starting every 10 seconds around the world today. Nikita has over 20 years of experience in software application development, building HPC and middleware platforms, contributing to the efforts of other startups and notable companies including Adaptec, Visa and BEA Systems.

    RSVP HERE

  • Wed
    06
    May
    2015
    6:30 PM to 9:00 PMLocation shown only to members

    This is a very special event #100 as we will be celebrating our 3 Year Anniversary. Must RSVP on Eventbrite.

    This event will be video-recorded.

    7 new tech startup companies will present their products and technology (5 min demo+5 min Q&A). Ticket is $12, pizza and drinks included.

    Agenda: 

    6:30PM Networking 

    7:00PM Introduction/Surprise Appearances

    7:20PM Rinse

    7:30PM Polly

    7:40PM AugmentAnalytics

    7:50PM Vyu

    8:00PM Utique

    8:10PM Shyp

    8:20PM Populist.io

    8:30PM Networking

    Our Sponsor is Interoute

    Interoute is the owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 67,000 km of lit fibre, with 14 global locations across Asia, America & Europe. 

    Parking and transportation options:

    No car? No problem:

    Uber – request, ride and pay via your mobile phone

    Lyft – a ride whenever you need one

    SideCar – shared rides

    Curb – reliable rides from professional drivers

    Samsride - ride platform for everyone

    Lets not forget these environmentally friendly options:

    Blue Bus - $1

    Bike – free but lock your bike

    Walk – free

    Rollerblade – free

    Don’t drink and drive, bring a designated driver:

    ParkMe – free app finds and compares cheap parking rates including meters

    Luxe – on demand parking and valet service for your car $15

    Parking on the street – free, so keep your eyes open

  • Mon
    11
    May
    2015
    Fri
    15
    May
    2015
    Los Angeles Convention Center

    DrupalCon brings together thousands of people from across the globe who use, develop, design, and support the Drupal platform.

    DrupalCon is the heartbeat of the Drupal community. It's where improvements to the project are made, where important business connections are built, and where lifelong friendships bloom. Three times a year, the Drupal community gathers in North America, Europe, and a third geographic region, and joins together for a full week dedicated to sharing and growing Drupal skills.

    The North American DrupalCon is the most widely attended Drupal event in the world. Taking place in sunny Los Angeles, California this year, DrupalCon Los Angeles will feature a full schedule of educational, networking, and contribution opportunities:

    • Monday is full of high-value Summits and Training opportunities
    • Tuesday through Thursday is Keynotes, Sessions, and BOFs
    • Sprints run week-long, culminating in the largest annual global Drupal Sprint on Friday.

    Together we will unite in celebration and work together to gain new skills and new friends as we advance the Drupal project.

    DrupalCon Los Angeles will be held May 11-15, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

    RSVP: https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015/registration

  • Wed
    13
    May
    2015
    6:30 pmVixlet Headquarters: 555 West 5th Street (50th Floor) Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Hey Everyone we are excited to have you join us for another great meetup! 

    We’ll be serving up food, drinks & WiFi with a healthy side of Node.JS. 

    This meetup we are having a little bit of fun and breaking all the rules.

    As a group, lets fly a quadcopter through the room. Using Node.js, redis, websockets, and polymer we shall control a quadcopter together. Come and join us as we collide it with walls, the roof and even the presenter. 

    Our presenter Angello Pozo is a software engineer at Vixlet, with a masters degree in Electrical Engineering. Currently working on the backend api team, building micro services. He’s been working with node since the ‘good ole’ days of 0.0.4.  

    Meetup begins at 6:30pm. Make sure to RSVP to get on the list, and come in time to grab a good seat!

    Location: 

    Vixlet Headquarters 

    555 West 5th Street 

    50th Floor 

    * Please be sure to bring your ID for security.  We recommend parking across the street at the outdoor lot on Olive or underneath Pershing Square.

    Sponsored by Vixlet and Luxe

    RSVP HERE!

  • Wed
    13
    May
    2015
    7:00 pmLAX Coworking: 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 208-210 Los Angeles, CA

    Join us on May 13th with a talk from Fabien Potencier on profiling PHP Apps with Blackfire.io!

    AGENDA

    7:00PM - Meet, Greet & Eat

    7:30PM - Main Presentation

    Followed by Q&A

    TOPIC

    I bet you are writing unit tests for your apps; if not, you probably feel ashamed. But what about performance? Everyone is talking about it but very few people actually integrate performance into their development workflow... After some quick theory, I will show you how to use Blackfire that makes it so easy to profile your apps that you won't have any more excuses anymore for not doing it. Finally, I will talk about my new holy grail: Continuous performance profiling.

    Find out more about Fabien:

    Twitter

    COMPANY 

    Blackfire.io provides developers and IT/Ops the best solution to easily improve their application performance and eliminate performance issues before they ever happen.

    Find out more about Blackfire.io:

    Twitter

    VENUE

    LAX Coworking is your unpretentious coworking space with the modern business owner in mind. Opening our doors to the startups, freelance, work-at-home, and solopreneur communities in February 2014, LAX Coworking is a subset of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce. As such, LAX coworkers are entitled to share the Chamber’s resources and approach coworking as a community of leaders who support and challenge one another in solidarity. Draw inspiration from fellow ‘reps, develop profitable business transactions, and watch plans land right outside your windows. 

    FOOD AND BEVERAGES

    Food and beverages will be provided so that we don't listen to a great talk on an empty stomach :)

    GIVE A RIDE, GET A RIDE

    If you need a ride or can offer a ride, please post a comment underneath this meetup.

    RSVP HERE: http://www.meetup.com/laphpdev/events/222288938/

  • Wed
    13
    May
    2015
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PMGoogle Los Angeles 340 Main Street Venice, CA 90291

    What is the secret to consistently creating great digital products that people love? At this special PMA.LA event, hosted by Google LA and featuring Michael Jones, Founder & CEO of Science, Inc., we’ll seek to understand what some entrepreneurs and product folks do that leads to creating truly compelling products. We’ll also discuss the Silicon Beach community, and who’s doing exceptional product work within our community. 

    About the speakers: 

    Michael Jones - Science, Inc.

    We're proud to host Michael Jones as our featured speaker. Michael has founded, advised, invested and sold numerous businesses, including Userplane, which he led from startup to acquisition by AOL. After serving as CEO of MySpace, Mike founded and currently heads Science Inc, a tech studio focusing on media and commerce. He is a board member and angel investor for numerous notable LA area startups. Through these experiences, Michael has tremendous insight into what makes for a great online product. 

    Google Product Team

    We'll also hear from Google's Los Angeles Product team about how they continue to innovate and create great products from within a major organization. What is it like to be part of the Product team at one of the most successful tech startups in history? What is the culture of innovation like within these walls and what is the team here in LA working on?

    RSVP HERE (use promotional code "pmala" when checking out) 

  • Sun
    17
    May
    2015
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PMLocation shown only to members

    Have you been wanting to carve out some time to practice your HTML/CSS or JavaScript skills, but not sure what to do or where to start? Come out to PairUp Programming and practice coding with the help of a fellow GDI student at your skill level!

    For 2 hours you’ll be paired up with a random person to hack on a small project designed to give you some great practice coding in HTML/CSS or Javascript.

    There will be three group levels: Level 1 - HTML/CSS, Level 2 -Basic Javascript, and Level 3 - Advanced Javascript.

    We’ll have a list of project ideas available for you to pick from (you can check them out at <a>www.pairuptocode.com)</a>

    The agenda for the night: 6:30pm: Register.

    10:00am: Event starts - Decide what project to work on, using our recommended list or by brainstorming ideas with your partner. Hack on your projects together for the next 2 hours.

    12:30pm: Event ends.

    RSVP HERE

  • Wed
    20
    May
    2015
    6:30 PM to 9:30 PMThis location is shown only to members

    SPECIAL SESSION: Interviewing Strategies for Seekers and Hiring Teams by Lesa Evans 

    In this fast-paced and interactive workshop, participants will quickly learn and incorporate a framework for interviewing that takes out a lot of the guess work and promotes immediate confidence on both sides of the interview table. Through rapid exercises of about 2 minutes each, participants get immediate, immersive, and high-impact experience in self awareness for improved interview performance.

    Although not required, feel free to bring your resume as a reference tool or portfolio samples. 

    6:30 Doors open, set up, mingle

    7:00 Announcements

    7:15 Workshop begins

    9:00 Wrap up 

    Lesa Evans is a Los Angeles recruiting consultant with nearly 20 years of experience in tech, and over 10 years of training for recruiters, leaders, and teams.

    ________________________________________________________

    This monthly gathering is about peer mentorship. It is an opportunity for you to share with your colleagues something you’re interested in, whether it be to get feedback on a project, practice for an interview, to demonstrate a proficiency you can share with the community e.g. you do killer infographics, workflows or usability reports; discuss how to work with other professional teams, practice presentation skills - you can make it whatever you want it to be! Participation will be highly encouraged, but not required.  Our sole purpose for gathering is to support one another in our professional growth.

    If you are

    • an independent consultant looking for a second (friendly) opinion

    • looking for project collaborators

    • working on amping up your portfolio

    • just getting started in your career as a UX designer

    • a seasoned professional who’d like to help others grow in their careers

    • interested in upping the stakes in your involvement in the community

    or just curious what this is all about, please join us at the UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship event at BLANKSPACES in DTLA

     

    DIRECTIONS, MAPS & PARKING LOTS

    PARKING LOT (CREDIT CARDS & CASH) 
    530 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 
    This lot has an automated exit and accepts both Mastercard and Visa. They usually are open 24-hours. But, be sure to ask before parking there. 
    Weekday evening cost is approximately $7 and subject to change. 
    http://bit.ly/bdtlaspringparking

    PARKING LOT (CASH ONLY) 
    512 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 
    Conveniently located right behind BLANKSPACES DTLA. This lot accepts cash only but sometimes closes at 8PM. So, be sure to ask before parking there. 
    Weekday evening cost is approximately $5 and subject to change. 
    http://bit.ly/bdtlametroparking

    If you cannot make it this time, we hope to see you at the next one! Downtown UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship gatherings will be held monthly in the downtown Los Angeles area, generously sponsored by BLANKSPACES.

    VENUE SPONSOR

    FOOD AND BEVERAGE SPONSOR

    Q is a Technology Talent Acquisition Company which was founded to provide increased quality of service and exceed client expectations by placing talent into compatible company environments. Our goal is to find great opportunities for our talent and quality talent for our clients. We understand that Time, Value and Money are important factors in selecting an acquisition partner. Therefore, our aim is to provide this to our clients through our uncompromising commitment and efficient service.

     

    Please contact Susan Oslin if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

     

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2015
    11:00 AM - 7:00 PMBig Door Studios: 114 Sheldon St El Segundo, CA 90245
    Please join us on May 21st as CSCMP Southern California hosts our 1st Annual Tech and Supply Chain Summit.  Hear first-hand, from CEO's of the hottest supply chain start-ups, as well as top industry professionals, how and why our industry is able to embrace change at a pace never before thought possible. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the leading edge technology our panelist are using to disrupt and improve the supply chain.

     

    ***This all access pass to Silicon Beach includes a hosted lunch and cocktail hour with a FREE tasting of hand crafted spirits provided by Stillhouse Spirits, Golden Road Brewery, and hors d'oeuvres.***  

     

     

    Keynote Speaker: 

    Rick Dimaio: Vice President Distribution, Office Depot

    Mobile Technologies - What companies are doing the next 1-3 years to stay ahead of the competition?

     

    Panelists and Speakers Include:

    Jonas Landström, Director and Head of Americas Volvo Group Venture Capital 

    Bill Mongelluzzo - Asst. Editor, Journal of Commerce

     Ryan Molinaro - Port America / Terminal Director, WBCT JOC Karl Siebreit - CEO Flexe

     Ryan Peterson - CEO, Flexport

    Jeremy Bodenhamer - CEO, Shiphawk 

    Brett Parker - COO, Cargomatic Inc. 

    Hrach Simonian - Partner, Canaan Partners

    Caryn Blanc - Managing Partner, The Triangle Group

    Jonathan Kessler - CEO, Cargomatic

    Jordan Metzner - CEO, Washio

    Bill Thayer - Owner Thayer Consulting

    Vijay Khare- VP, Le Tote   

     

    Topics Include:

    CEO Panel: Tech Start-Ups in the Supply Chain

    Making the Ports More Efficient with Technology & Free Flow

    The On-Demand Economy - Where are we going now?

    Tech and Venture Investment trends in the Transportation Sector

    Silicon Beach Overview:  What is all the Buzz?

     

       

    Date: 

    May 21st, 2015

     

    Location:

    Big Door Studios

    114 Sheldon St

     El Segundo, CA 90245

     

    Agenda: 

    Registration and Networking Lunch: 11-12:30 PM

    Tech and Supply Chain Summit: 12:30-5:00 PM

    Cocktails & networking: 5:00- 7:00 PM

     

    Event Pricing:

    CSCMP Member:  $125
    Non-Member:  $160
    CSCMP Student Member:  $100
    Non-Member Student:  $125
     

    Student Non-Members please contact Mary Margaret Behncke for discount: 

    310-435-9833

    marymargaret.behncke@gmail.com 

      

    Register Here 

    Technology and Supply Chain Summit

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2015
    6:30 pmWe Labs: 235 E. Broadway, 8th Floor Long Beach, CA 90802 United States

    The Long Beach Web & App dev Professionals (WAPRO) group meets monthly to showcase our cool tech projects, share best practices, network with each other, help newcomers, and share the values of open source software (F/OSS). We strive to do this in a professional, relaxed, respectful, and open venue for all people in our community. Website: http://wapro.lbtech.org

    DETAILS & UPDATES: http://wapro.lbtech.org/news

    TALKS THIS MONTH 
    Mike Land - RAPID iOS PROTOTYPING WITH SWIFT
    Allen Eubank -MeteorJS, A DEMO AND WALKTHROUGH
    Daniel Romero -MeteorJS, WHAT HAPPENS AFTER AN AWESOME DEMO?
    Roger Howard - ON BEING A PYTHONISTA AND DJANGONAUT
    Me - LIGHTNING TALKS... FIVE MINUTE TALKS BY FOLKS AT THE MEETUP. (Come prepared to share awesome)!

    PRIZES
    We have prizes! Join us for your chance to win!

    ABOUT

    Long Beach Web & Application Professionals #WAPRO
    We share and learn about the technology that ignites our imagination, builds our skill-set, expands our network, and grows community! Our meetups are FREE.  If you have interest or work in Web or Application Development, add our [web meetup calendar] (RSS) (Atom) <a>(iCal)</a> (Outlook) to your calendar now!

    We like open source, it runs the web. Our meetups are focused on the life-cycle and technologies related to website and mobile application development. We will especially try to delve into situations where mobile and web technologies converge. The meeting topics we cover will vary monthly and will be tailored to, and by, our community. Visit our website for more information and learn how to get invovled! http://wapro.lbtech.org

    MEETING DETAILS & UPDATES: http://wapro.lbtech.org/news</a>

    <a href="http://j.mp/WAPRO-1505-rsvp">

    PLEASE SHARE:

    http://j.mp/WAPRO-1505  #WAPRO #lbtech  @longbeachtech

    RSVP HERE

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2015
    7:00 pmYahoo!: 2400 Broadway Ave, Bldg D, 1st floor., Santa Monica, CA

    On May 21, we invite you to participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities.

    With talks from:

    More details will be posted as they become available!

    SPONSORS

    Stack Overflow Careers 

    Co-founded by Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood, Stack Overflow is the trusted destination for developers to find, ask, and answer programming questions. With more than 25 million monthly visitors, it’s the world’s largest programming community. Through their hiring platform, Stack Overflow Careers lets employers reach, attract, and engage talent while helping developers find jobs they love.

    VENUE SPONSOR

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Web: http://www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org 
    Twitter: @gbla11yday 
    Hashtag: #GAAD

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2015
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PMRhubarb Studios: 633 West 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90071

    Startups in the Sky [Powered by UpWork]

     

    Come see why everyone's abuzz about DTLA's not-so-gritty-anymore urban landscape. Rachel & Zach are at it again with help from Stella at UpWork to bring you the first ever large scale westside meets eastside technology community experience.

    Developers, founders, CEO's, CTO's, digital media gurus, tech policy wonks, open data nerds and tech enthusiasts are all invited to celebrate our growing ecosystem at rhubarb studios, located on the 14th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower in DTLA.

    Get ready for some delicious bites and drinks*, along with cool, electronic beats. By attending you'll also have the chance to win $150 toward your first Upwork purchase.

    *THIS IS A 21+ EVENT and valid ID's are required for entry.

    Looking to throw your marketing dollars into the mix? Give us a holler atstartupsinthesky@gmail.com and be seen by thousands of awesome people just like you. 
     

     

    MAJOR thanks to UpWork for making Startups in the Sky so fly...

    Hear LA's Chief Data Officer, Abhi Nemani speak about keeping our tech ecosystem on cloud nine...

    LA Chief Data Officer

     

    Get stoked for tasty food, supplied with love by Power Supply
    Try out their service and get a free meal with your first order.

     

    Move your body with our favorite pan-electronic, alt-energy Sycons Solar DJ's

    Solar DJ's

     

    ...and enjoy free parking with ZIRX using passcode "INTHESKY"

    ZIRX

     

    Up, up and away,

    Rachel, Zach, and Stella at Upwork

     

     

     Co-hosts, LA Tech Rise and Upwork, do not share attendee information with event sponsors or other third-parties.

    Have questions about Upwork Presents...Startups in the Sky!? Contact L.A. Tech Rise
     
  • Tue
    26
    May
    2015
    Wed
    27
    May
    2015
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM41 Ocean Club 1541 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
    We invite you to join us to meet the many interesting faces and leaders behind Los Angeles's rapidly growing E-Commerce community. We are a group of marketers and entrepreneurs from some of the fastest growing and exciting companies in Los Angeles, and meet monthly to exchange ideas, learn from one another, and meet new friends.
     
    The expert marketers at Hawke Media will be offering complimentary strategy sessions at the event for interested companies and entrepreneurs. Email ledoux@hawkemedia.com to set up a one-on-one complimentary strategy session for your company with Hawke Media CEO Eric Huberman, COO Tony Delmercado, and Director of Strategy Kostas McDade.
     
  • Tue
    26
    May
    2015
    7:30 pmSony Network Entertainment 6080 Center Drive, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    Synopsis:

    Even bad code can function. But if code isn't clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn't have to be that way.

    Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the fly into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer—but only if you work at it.

    What kind of work will you be doing? You'll be reading code—lots of code. And you will be challenged to think about what's right about that code, and what's wrong with it. More importantly, you will be challenged to reassess your professional values and your commitment to your craft.

    Clean Code is divided into three parts. The first describes the principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code. The second part consists of several case studies of increasing complexity. Each case study is an exercise in cleaning up code—of transforming a code base that has some problems into one that is sound and efficient. The third part is the payoff: a single chapter containing a list of heuristics and “smells gathered while creating the case studies. The result is a knowledge base that describes the way we think when we write, read, and clean code.

     Readers will come away from this book understanding 

    •How to tell the difference between good and bad code

    • How to write good code and how to transform bad code into good code

    • How to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good classes

    • How to format code for maximum readability

    • How to implement complete error handling without obscuring code logic

    • How to unit test and practice test-driven development

    This book is a must for any developer, software engineer, project manager, team lead, or systems analyst with an interest in producing better code.

    RSVP HERE

  • Wed
    27
    May
    2015
    7:00 - 10:00 PMDemand Media: 1655 26th Street Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA

    *** Our 7th Swift Meetup!***

    • Meet other developers that are working in the new Swift Programming language and learn something new!

    *Talks*

    • Swift Standard Library - Edward Arenberg

    • Intro to Functional programming in Swift - Michael Martinez 

    • Using and Writing Micro-Libraries in Swift - Gustavo

    *Schedule*

    • 6:30 – 7:30 Icebreaker Game & Introductions

    • 7:30 Talks Start

    • 8.30 Intermission

    • 9:30 – 10:00 Open / Networking

    *Parking on the Street

     

    RSVP HERE: http://www.meetup.com/LASwift/events/220279697/

  • Wed
    27
    May
    2015
    7:00 pmSymantec Corporation: 900 Corporate Pointe , Culver City, CA

    Abstract:  Clever: Securing the Savvy Vector

    Depending on your age you may remember Superman or Office Space and the clever scheme to take the portions of a penny from huge number of transactions in order to un-noticeably get rich quick.  What about cybercrime in the real world?  In this talk we will look at the clever side of cybercrime.  Real world examples, events and protection. This information will help you as a security professional look at your world with a clever view and make you better at securing your world from the clever, savvy vector.

    Speaker:  Kelly Fitzgerald 

    Kelly has a BS in Computer Science from CSUSB. She was awarded a full academic scholarship from the National Science Foundation. In her senior year of college she took a job at EvidentData doing computer forensics. From there she fell in love with the dark side and purposely went in persuit of a career in computer security looking at the bleedy places where people and technology bruise. Kelly has worked at Symantec since 2003 and has two single-filer patents pending.

    Join and RSVP   http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Los-Angeles/events/219134708/

  • Wed
    27
    May
    2015
    Thu
    28
    May
    2015
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PMLoews Santa Monica Beach: 1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA

    Digital Marketing Conferences showcase the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry, providing attendees with emerging strategies, the latest innovation technologies, best practices, and insights from successful digital marketing campaigns.

    For more information visit: http://digimarcon.com/west/

    PLEASE REGISTER: http://digimarcon-west-2015.eventbrite.com/?aff=LAPHP&afu=82987299989

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2015
    5:30 pmCourtyard Los Angeles Westside: 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA

    The Implications of Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Security on Next Generation Computing Technologies and Software Defined Data Centers

    Our speaker, K.C. Choi, the VP of Infrastructure Solutions at Hewlett Packard, will discuss The New Style of IT: The “perfect storm” implications of cloud, big data, mobility and security on next generation computing technologies and software defined data centers. Also, how will these trends and innovations shape our next generation of IT talent and careers?  

    K.C. will discuss current activities in the HP Labs on “The Machine”, which will reinvent the fundamental architecture of computers to enable a quantum leap in performance and efficiency, while lowering costs over the long term and improving security. There will also be an update on HP’s separation into two firms, and “what’s in it for customers”.

    Come early at 5:30 pm for extra networking, and bring your business cards. Free PROCESSOR magazines are available. Come prepared with a brief announcement of openings and projects in your firm.

    RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-new-style-of-it-tickets-16640846219 

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2015
    6:30 PM to 8:30 PMOpenX: RSVPR888 E Walnut St Pasadena , CA 91101

    About This Event

    Interested in becoming a UX Designer? Curious about how the role differs depending on where you work?

    Join us for a panel to learn more about what a UX Designer does day-to-day, and what skills you’ll need to be successful in the field.

    Come to hear the stories from inspiring designers, and stay to connect with a community of aspiring UX practitioners.

    About the Panelists

    Julian Scaff Photo

    Chief Creative Officer,
    Designing Nation

    Julian began his design career at the age of five with a box of Legos. In college he studied architecture, film, graphic design and art, and has never respected the traditional lines between different disciplines. Julian approaches user experience design from a multidiciplinary perspective, combining his experience with creating cinematic narratives with ethnographic research methods borrowed from anthropology, and the intuitive nature of human experience through making installation art. He has done award-winning design work for Idealab, Honda Motors, GoTo, Monster, JobTrak, and most recently Designing Nation. As an educator he has taught and lectured at USC, the Los Angeles Film School, Webster University, LIU Beirut, and VCU Qatar. Julian is also a digital artist, electronic musician, and published author. As a designer he is passionate about simplicity and believes that great design can change the world. His book recommendations for every designer’s personal library: Simple and Usable by Giles Colborne; The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda; and The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura.

    Lydia Chan Photo

    UX Designer,
    Parsons

    Lydia Chan is a British born Angeleno with over 5+ years of creating unique immersive experiences and virtual environments. She began her design career as a lead researcher in an advanced experimental architecture practice upon graduation from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Her understanding of 3D space has helped her translate client needs into user-centered and functional 2D digital environments. Send her an email at lydiachany@gmail.com to stay in touch and follow her on Twitter @lydcee. Her current interests are cat gifs, jalapenos, and World War II documentaries.

    Karen Fojas Photo

    Sr. Interaction Designer,
    OpenX

    For over a decade, Karen has worked both in-house and as a freelance consultant, for Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. Her work includes a range of products and brand initiatives for ad tech, finance, banking, hospitality, project management, and federal agencies. She has a soft spot for startups and women entrepreneurs because she didn't know of many growing up and relishes the chance to work with them to find their path and succeed. One of Karen's mantras as a designer and aspiring educator is this: Remember there are very real and very busy humans on the other side of that screen; treat them like people and help them get things done. In her spare time she enjoys trail running, salsa, traveling and riding bikes with her 4-year old.

    Petra Wennberg Cesario Photo

    Partner,
    Interactivism

    About Our Partners

    OpenX

     

    OpenX is a global leader in digital and mobile advertising technology. We create highly efficient, high quality programmatic advertising markets that deliver optimal value to buyers and sellers and evolve rapidly to support the growth of the digital economy across screens and formats.

     

    NELAUX

     

    Northeast Los Angeles UX (NELAUX) is dedicated to establishing a community of UX Designers, Entrepreneurs and Engineers to develop and promote innovation in Northeast LA.

     

    Innovate Pasadena

     

    The vision of INNOVATE PASADENA is to create a vibrant ecosystem of technology and design innovation in the greater Pasadena area that supports sustainable economic growth. By supporting and accelerating collaboration across and within business, academia, and broader community Innovate Pasadena functions as a vehicle that brings together all of these parts toward the shared goals of creating a lively business and cultural community.

    RSVP

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2015
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PMThe Historic Woman's Club: 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

    TechFire's events feature nationally prominent tech CEOs & VCs -- our events attract some of the same speakers you'll find at conferences like TechCrunch Disrupt, SXSW, The Code Conference, Web Summit, and DLD.  Don't miss our next big summit, TechFire Ignite 2015, on May 28 in Santa Monica. It's featured inTechmeme's global calendar of major national and international tech industry events. And make plans to join us later in the year for four more fireside chats.

    Speakers

    Event Info: WHEN & WHERE

    Thursday, May 28, 2015 in beautiful downtown Santa Monica, in the heart of Los Angeles' thriving tech community.

    8 AM: Registration; Networking & Exhibitors
    9 AM – 10:15 AM: Speakers (fireside chats/talks)
    10:15 AM: Networking Break / Exhibitors
    10:30 AM — 12 PM: Speakers (fireside chats/talks)
    (Exact final schedule subject to change.)
    VENUE: The historic Woman's Club in downtown Santa Monica, at 1210 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (just south of Wilshire). If you've never been before, it's a great venue right in the heart of downtown, where most of our past events have been held, as well as several PandoDaily events and a performance by Adele ; we will be expanding the space to use the second floor as well, for larger capacity. There's easy, ample, cheap parking right nearby -- including a municipal parking structure adjacent.

    TICKETS: click here for ticket information. Compared with other tech conferences, tickets are quite affordable.

     

    WHAT TO EXPECT, & Why to Come

    Come for the fireside chats / keynotes with nationally prominent tech leaders, and to network and build relationships with founders, investors, press, and key connectors from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and beyond (our past events have attracted people from Miami to Istanbul). Learn more about last year's summit, or email david@techfire.co with any questions.

    Justify Your Trip

    Download a form letter (.docx) that you can copy & paste from, when justifying your trip to your boss and requesting approval to attend.

    Buy Tickets: https://ti.to/techfire/techfire-ignite-summit-may-2015/ 

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2015
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PMIndieDesk: 816 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014 Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Javascript is a language that all good web developers must know as it is the primary way to do client-side web development. It can be thought of as an extension to HTML which allows developers to incorporate more functionality into their web pages (such as an expandable menu or animated slideshow).

    Many programming courses end up glossing over some of the tricky words -- 'variable', 'object', 'method' -- this course is especially designed for beginners new to programming concepts, so you'll learn to program with JavaScript. If those words are confusing to you now, no worries! You're exactly who we want to teach.

    In this class, we will be covering basic development elements, Javascript, and dynamic HTML. Students will exit this class with a good grasp of basic programming principles and the knowledge of how to manipulate HTML elements. 

    This class is held in two sessions:

    12pm-4pm, 5/31
    12pm-4pm on 6/14

    Prerequisites

    You must have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

    Java or JavaScript?

    It's super-confusing, but there are two separate programming languages called Java and JavaScript. Even more confusing? They really have nothing to do with one another. How do you figure out which one you want to learn? Here's a quick and simple overview:

    Java Is a back-end programming language most often used to create large, enterprise-level applications. It can be used to create websites, but can also be used to create stand-alone software.

    JavaScript is a front-end programming language that's most often used to create interactivity in websites: drop-down menus, slide shows, tabs, accordions, ajax, games, etc.

    Sure, it's a lot more complicated than that, but at a high level that should help you figure out which one you're looking for. 

    Any questions? Hit us up at losangeles [at] girldevelopit.com and we'll gladly help you get it all sorted out.

    Teacher: Natalie MacLees
    Teaching Assistants: TBA

    Enrollment

    If fewer than 10 students register for this class, we may postpone or cancel it. In that event, a refund or a class credit will be available to all students who have paid to attend. 

    What to bring

    Please bring a laptop* and charger to class. Power outlets and wifi will be provided. You may also wish to bring a notepad and pen/pencil for taking notes.

    We'll be using a modern web browser and a text editor in class. If you don't already have these installed, please install them before you come to class.

    For web browsers, we recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. For a text editor, we recommend Sublime Text 2. Note that you do not have to purchase Sublime Text 2. If you download the free evaluation version that will be good enough for class.

    * No laptop? We have a limited number of laptops we can loan to students during class. Please fill out our Laptop Request form to let us know you need to borrow one!

    Scholarships 

    Unemployed or in financial distress and interested in taking this workshop? Apply for a GDI scholarship

    Have a course voucher? Redeem it here!

    Questions? 

    We're here to help! If you have any questions or anything you'd like to discuss before signing up for class, please contact us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com.

    Sponsor

    This workshop is hosted and sponsored by IndieDesk.

    About Natalie MacLees

    Natalie MacLees is a front-end web developer and UI designer and is founder + principal of the interactive agency, Purple Pen Productions. She is the author of jQuery for Designers, now in its second edition. She also has a jQuery podcast - Designers Learning jQuery.

    She was the lead organizer for WordCamp Los Angeles 2014 and 2013 and organized the first bi-annual Website Weekend LA. She's also the co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Girl Develop It, bringing affordable and accessible coding classes to the community. She makes her online home at nataliemac.com

    All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.

  • Thu
    04
    Jun
    2015
    7:30 PM - 5:20 PMLA Convention Center: 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, California 90015

    Keynote Speakers

    Bruce Schneier, Internationally Renowned Security Technologist, Blogger and Author

    Schneier

    Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books – including Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Thrive – as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and his blog “Schneier on Security” are read by over 250,000 people.

    Schneier has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press.

    Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the Chief Technology Officer at Resilient Systems (https://www.schneier.com/about.html)

    David Kennedy, founder and CEO of TrustedSec, LLC

    Dave Kennedy is founder of TrustedSec and Binary Defense Systems. Both organizations focus on the betterment of the security industry from an offense and a defense perspective. David was the former Chief Security Officer (CSO) for a Fortune 1000 company where he ran the entire information security program. Kennedy is a co-author of the book “Metasploit: The Penetration Testers Guide,” the creator of the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET), and Artillery. Kennedy has been interviewed by several news organizations including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, Katie Couric, and BBC World News. Kennedy is the co-host of the social-engineer podcast and on a number of additional podcasts.

    Kennedy has testified in front of Congress on two occasions on the security around government websites. Kennedy is one of the co-authors of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES); a framework designed to fix the penetration testing industry. Kennedy is the co-founder of DerbyCon, a large-scale conference in Louisville Kentucky. Prior to Diebold, Kennedy was a VP of Consulting and Partner of a mid-size information security consulting company running the security consulting practice. Prior to the private sector, Kennedy worked for the United States Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq twice for intelligence related missions.​

    Speakers

    • Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder & CTO, Crowdstrike
    • Kevin Cardwell, Lead Consultant, CESI
    • Debbie Christofferson, CIPP/IT, CISSP, CISM
    • Eric Cowperthaithe, VP, Adv Security & Strategy at Core Security
    • John Dickson, Principal, The Denim Group
    • Araceli Treu Gomes, Security Advisor, Verizon / Terremark
    • Malcolm Harkins, VP, Intel Security Group
    • Lori Harmon, Contrast Security
    • Jerry Hoff, Principal Security Strategist, WhiteHat Security
    • Samy Kamkar, Co-Founder, Unleak
    • Rafal Los, Director of Solutions Research and Development, Accuvant
    • Jim Manico, Secure Coding Instructor and Author, Manicode Security
    • Joe McCray, Chief Technology Officer, Secure Ninja
    • Matthew Prince, CEO, CloudFlare
    • Marcus J. Ranum, CSO, Tenable Network Security
    • Cynthia Marcotte Stamer. Esq., Solutions Lawyer
    • Aaron Turner, Faculty at IANS and Founder & President, IntegriCell
    • Mikko Varpiola, Founder, Codenomicon
    • Jim Waggoner, Sr. Director Product Management, FireEye
    • Ira Winkler, President, ISSA International and Secure Mentem

    Attendees will be able to choose from the following tracks: 

    • Security Management Track
    • Technical Track
    • AppSec Track
    • Digital Forensics Track
    • Emerging Issues and Technologies Track

    We are also very excited to offer the following special all-day Forums:

    Hotel Reservations

    • Please check back soon for hotel details and discount offers.

    Airport Transfer Options

    •  Please check back soon for detail.

    LA Convention Center

    The Los Angeles Convention Center, located in the revitalized section of Downtown LA, walking distance to the Staples Center and LA Live, hosts more than 2 million visitors and 350 events annually. With 720,000 sq. ft. of exhibit hall space and 147,000 sq. ft. of meeting room space, the Center is a world class venue. Its soaring architecture of glass and steel will give the visitors a feeling of spaciousness and comfort not often found in many event spaces.

     
    Wednesday, June 3
     

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    Thursday, June 4
     

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    Friday, June 5
     

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  • Wed
    10
    Jun
    2015
    6:30 pmVixlet LA HQ: 555 West 5th Street 50th Floor Los Angeles, CA

    Join us for another great meetup! We’ll be serving up food, drinks & WiFi with a healthy side of Node.JS. 

    Tonight we’re talking about MongoDB's Socialite project. 

    Socialite is 10gen Lab’s implementation of a social feed. Learn as we share our experiences adopting the core principals of Socialite in Node.JS.  Perfect for any Node’rs looking to learn more about using MongoDB & Node for social networks.

    Our presenter Michael Lujan, previously Senior Software Development Manager at iHeartRadio,  will be giving part two in his three part talk. In part two, Michael will focus on the implementation of Node.JS in his MongoDB Socialite Project. Meetup begins at 6:30pm. 

    Make sure to RSVP to get on the list, and come in time to grab a good seat!

    Location: 

    Vixlet Headquarters 

    555 West 5th Street 

    50th Floor 

    Please be sure to bring your ID for security. Park across the street at the outdoor lot on Olive or underneath Pershing Square or be sure to download the Luxe Valet app and let someone else worry about the parking! Be sure to use code VIXLET

    Sponsored by Vixlet and Luxe

    RSVP HERE: http://www.meetup.com/NodeDTLA/events/222333923/

  • Thu
    11
    Jun
    2015
    6:30 pmCTRL Collective: 12575 Beatrice Street, Los Angeles, CA

    This is going to be the Greates MEAN Stack Dev. Event so far and You DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT!!! 

    We are going to be at the newest, biggest and coolest co-working community in Sillicon Beach  called CTRL Collective.Thank you so much for having us!

    We will have two really awesome speakers,  and food & beverage from our great sponsor MaxCDN!

    Topics for the month are:

    •  “MongoDB Aggregation – because you have more than one document”     Querying data through mongoose will only get you so far. Do you need to run a report? Get an answer to a nagging statistics question? Produce some metrics on your application or users? If so, then the aggregation framework is for you! This talk will explore why, what and how of the MongoDB aggregation framework.

           This topic will be presented by Nuri Halperin who consults, develops, and teaches software development with passion. He designs and builds systems, websites and line of business applications. He has been getting mission critical projects done for companies large and small - from small start-ups to large corporate clients. He authors online courses for pluralsight.com, and provides hands on training to companies wishing to take their team to the next level.

    He is frequently found at the Silicon Beach community in LA. Nuri enjoys interacting with developers and helping people reach that "Aha!" moment.  He is a frequent speaker at tech events. When he is not working on a project he dreams up another one, or learns something new.

    •  "How to effortlessly integrate Three.js into your projects" 
    This talk will focus on how to add 3D animation to real-world projects. It'll cover the basics of how to get started with Three.js, and how to build animated interactions that can be used in seemingly normal web apps.

    Jason Farrell is the speaker of this topic and he is very passionate about helping people create seemingly impossible things through technology and design. Jason is the CTO and co-founder of Use All Five, a digital agency located in Venice, CA. He and his team have designed experiences for organizations such as the Guggenheim, Toyota, Google, and numerous other brands.
    While he’s not helping people solve tough problems, you’ll find him hiking the mountains of LA County or slow cooking a brisket in his backyard.

    Make sure to secure your spot since the seats are limited and please be serious about attending when you RSVP "YES"!  

     

    RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-MEAN-Stack-Developers/quick_join/?eventId=222626311&joinFrom=event&response=3

     

  • Thu
    11
    Jun
    2015
    7:00 pmQ - 6100 Center Drive Suite 660, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    About the Presentation:

    For the June UUASC meeting we will be covering an advanced topic of the configuration management product Chef. 

    Here's what Ned has to say about this presentation...

    "We will dig into the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK) and see how much can accomplish without even leaving our local machines. We will look at prototyping infrastructure with all the bundled tools the ChefDK has to offer, not only will we provision this infrastructure, but we will build confidence in it through test driven development (TDD) practices."

    About the Speaker:

    Ned Harris is a solutions architect at Chef, living in Southern California. Prior to Chef, Ned worked for Warner Bros. where he worked tirelessly to bring about devops culture. He maintains a passion for the journey and the thrill of experiencing high velocity without the fear of failure.

    About the Location:

    PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade 
    across the street for $5, (sorry fiat currency only). Avoid the parking 
    structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive and they don't except bit coin either. 

    Special thanks to Carolyn Oswald at Q for hosting this presentation.

    Hangout on Air Info: 

    This presentation will be live streamed via Google Hangouts On Air, the link will be posted soon.

    Note live streaming is somewhat problematic, the stream should come up sometime after 6:30PM on the day of the event.  If some cases an new hangout may need to be created so keep an eye on the comments section of this meet up  page for any last minute changes.

    Also note that video will be edited and posted with a different URL , the URL for the edited version will be posted in the comments section of this meet up page.

    About UUASC:  


    The UUASC (http://uuasc.org) is for all persons using UNIX either personally or professionally, or interested in learning more about UNIX. We recognize all varieties of UNIX, including (without prejudice) SCO, Linux, SVr4, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, and BSD. This is a good place to meet others with similar interests and broaden your skills and knowledge. 

    We try to meet on the first Thursday of the month in L.A. 

    Both UUASC chapters are open to everyone; there is no separate membership, we would like you to join our general mailing list so that you can particpate in the conversation between meetings.

    Date and Locaton Subject to Change:

    Note that meet up dates and locations can change on short notice, always check the meetup.com site to see if the information has changed.

    RSVP here

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2015
    1:30 PM to 3:30 PMLocation shown only to members

    Want to learn more about “User Experience” Design?

    Take our 2 hour “Introduction to UX” with Noel Saw. We’ll cover a lot of the basics of what “UX” is and what it’s not. UX is a popular buzzword these days in the tech and startup world, but what does it really mean? And how does “UX” work?

    Noel will review what “UX” means to many people and what the UX “process” entails from both a best practices “on paper” and real world perspective.

    In this class, we’ll get an overview of the major disciplines & skillsets within “UX” including: User Research, Information Architecture, Wireframing/Interaction Design, Content Strategy,  Usability Testing, and Visual Design.

    During the class there will be at least one group exercise to help understand the basics of card sorting and optimizing content for usability.

    Noel will provide an outline of the UX process using the same process used in projects. In other words, Noel will attempt to demonstrate the UX process “through the lens” of UX methodologies.

     

    Prerequisites

    A basic understanding of web and/or print design or software development is highly recommended.

     

    Instructor: Noel Saw 
    Teaching Assistants: TBA

     

    What to bring

    We recommend bringing your laptop, iPad, or at the very least a notebook to take notes. If you bring an iPad or laptop (optional), you’ll be able to try out remote card sorting and also lookup reference sites quickly.

     

    Questions? 

    We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com. 

     

    Enrollment

    If we have less than 8 people signed up for this class, it might be cancelled or postponed. 

     

    No Refunds

    If you can no longer attend the class you signed up and paid for, your payment will be donated to the local chapter scholarship fund. You can help another woman in need! 

     

    Sponsors 

    This workshop is sponsored and hosted by Blankspaces.

    Have a course voucher? Redeem it here! 

     

    About Noel Saw

     

    Noel has been designing and developing software for most of his adult life. With almost 22 years of experience, he brings experience, enthusiasm, and wide knowledge about building software, websites, and mobile applications. He’s worked with brands such as Nissan, Red Bull, Ikea, Vons/Safeway, Microsoft, ESPN, and Murad on various projects and campaigns. 

    All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct

  • Tue
    16
    Jun
    2015
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PMQ headquarters: 6100 Center Drive, Suite 660, Los ANgeles 90045

    Join us for a presentation on Git - this will be either an introduction to the basics, or an intermediate coverage of Git internals - depending on the level of the attendees. 

    **Feel free to comment below and let us know your experience level so we can tailor the talk appropriately. **

    Speaker:

    Jagadish Marippi currently works as a DevOps/Release engineer for NEOGOV and has been a regular member of LinuxLA since its inception.

    SCHEDULE:

    7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments 
    7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A 

    FOOD:

    Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q!

    ADDRESS: [Please note Q's new office is in the Pepperdine Building next door to the old (Sony) building]

    6100 Center Drive, Suite 660  
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/sAmH

    PARKING:

    Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6100 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.

    SECURITY/ELEVATOR:

    There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 660

    RSVP here

  • Tue
    16
    Jun
    2015
    7:30 pmSony Network Entertainment: 6080 Center Drive, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA

    Clean Code by Robert C Martin

    Synopsis:

    Even bad code can function. But if code isn't clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn't have to be that way.

    Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the fly into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer—but only if you work at it.

    What kind of work will you be doing? You'll be reading code—lots of code. And you will be challenged to think about what's right about that code, and what's wrong with it. More importantly, you will be challenged to reassess your professional values and your commitment to your craft.

    Clean Code is divided into three parts. The first describes the principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code. The second part consists of several case studies of increasing complexity. Each case study is an exercise in cleaning up code—of transforming a code base that has some problems into one that is sound and efficient. The third part is the payoff: a single chapter containing a list of heuristics and “smells gathered while creating the case studies. The result is a knowledge base that describes the way we think when we write, read, and clean code.

     Readers will come away from this book understanding 

    •How to tell the difference between good and bad code

    • How to write good code and how to transform bad code into good code

    • How to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good classes

    • How to format code for maximum readability

    • How to implement complete error handling without obscuring code logic

    • How to unit test and practice test-driven development

    This book is a must for any developer, software engineer, project manager, team lead, or systems analyst with an interest in producing better code.

    RSVP HERE: http://www.meetup.com/lajugstudygroup/events/222519879/

  • Thu
    18
    Jun
    2015
    6:30 pmVirtualTourist.com Office: 801 N. Parkview Drive Suite #200, El Segundo, CA

    Abstract:

    Learn to write less boiler-plate code by learning the tools at your disposal in the Guava project, Google's Core Java Libraries. These libraries should be the foundation for every Java programmer. You will learn the commonly used libraries in com.google.common.*, including collections, caching, primitives support, concurrency libraries, common annotations, string processing, I/O, and so forth. Requires JDK 1.6 or higher (as of 12.0).

    Speaker Bio:

    Jennie Ibrahim has been building software for more than 15 years. She's been working at Google for more than five years, working in Java and most recently in AngularDart. Prior to Google, she worked in the defense industry. She holds a Masters in Computer Science from Northeastern University.She enjoys time with her husband and two toddlers.

    RSVP here

  • Thu
    18
    Jun
    2015
    7:30 - 10:30 PMRiot Games *New Campus* 12333 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

     

    Our next meetup will feature talks giving advice to beginners about the best ways to dive into this brave new Javascript MVC world: things veterans wished they had known when starting out, and a break down of the fundamentals: old-school server-rendered web apps, vs. the growing client-side paradigm.

    Soon you’ll embark on your trip to Riot Games LA! Here’s some handy info to get you here gank-free.

    Our coordinates

    Our address is Riot Games, 12333 Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

    Here’s a handy map of our location, including our entrance and reception:

    If you are traveling by car

    Route your way to our visitor entrance at 12333 Olympic Blvd using Google Maps.

    If you’re coming off the 10 freeway, exit Bundy Drive north

    Turn left on Olympic Blvd, and

    Turn right into the Riot guest lot.

    PRO-TIP: If you've hit Centinela Ave you've gone too far.

     

    Once you’re in the lot, you’ll check in with security, leave your car with the valet, and then enter the reception hall to finish checking-in.

     

    (Reminder! Every attendee must have registered with first and last name by EOD Tuesday 6/16 to attend!)

     

    If you are traveling by foot, bike, p