Los Angeles Web Design Events: August 2012

July 27th, 2012 by | Comments Off on Los Angeles Web Design Events: August 2012

Anyone in the Los Angeles web design community would feel right at home at any of these events. We will continue to post events for the Los Angeles web design community for the upcoming weeks. We are always looking for new events, webinars, meetups and general merrymaking to indulge our audience with. If you would like your event featured on our calendar, send us an email and we will put it up!

8/1, Wednesday

Mastering Youtube Webinar
Wed. August 1st @ 11am MST/ 1pm EST:
Would you like to have a robust YouTube account full of videos that you didn’t have to create? Learn how in this informative webinar. We’ll also show you how to organize your Channel and Playlists, how to optimize your videos for search, and we’ll even share powerful networking tips for using YouTube as a “Social” site.

8/2, Thursday

LA Tech Happy Hour
Ecco Ultra Lounge, 7pm.
ECCO Ultra Lounge is closing down for a few months to remodel – but before they do, we’re throwing a LATHH in the club!

8/4, Saturday

Dorkbot Social Tech Event
Dorkbot describes itself as “people doing strange things with electricity, mostly in Los Angeles”. These events can run the gamut from robotics to web design. Currently their site has yet to be updated, but I have been told by Techzulu that an event will occur.
1pm – 3pm
1200 D North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA (map)
Check the website for final dates, times, locations.

8/5, Sunday

LA iPhone App Developers
Let’s take a break and get together to discuss the iOS platform and what we’re building with it. Anyone who is a developer or has an interest in developing apps should join us.
No location scheduled yet, check site for upcoming details, 7pm.

8/7, Tuesday

August C++ , Oblong Industries Inc. 
We’re back in August with our regularly scheduled program.  We’ll have two longer form talks:  Blake Tregre is diving head, in to the wild waters of variadic templates, and Chris Smith will present Return Exceptions.  Punch and pie per usual. See you all then!

8/8, Wednesday

Web Design Los Angeles: Long Beach Tech
Long Beach Tech
Come connect with LBTECH!  Mingle with entrepreneurs and others who are growing the tech industry in Long Beach.  It will be a great setting aboard the Queen Mary.  The hours of the meetup are 6pm-8pm.

8/9, Thursday 

Silicon Beach Facebook Developers Meetup Kickoff!
Welcome to our newly-minted Meetup group! We’ll be having our first Meetup in early August, with a tentative date of August 9… so pencil it in your calendars now!

8/14, Tuesday

Advanced Technology Group

Advanced Technology Group Kickoff Happy Hour
I am honored to have one CRN’s “Top 50 people you should know in IT” as our guest speaker; Nelson Wang!! Hands down the most inspirational technologist I have met in Los Angeles.

Topic: “Virtualization of Mission Critical Aps”

Come and join us for a beer, talk virtualization and network with your peers!

8/15, Wednesday

LA PHP.org

UP Close with iOS VoiceOver, Joint meetup
Sponsored by LAphp.org Apple store, 3rd St. Promenade, 730PM

8/17, Friday

LA Lean
User Growth: Up and to the Right
Traditional marketing is dead so don’t count on it to grow your tech startup.

Andrew Chen had this to say in his Growth Hacker post:

“Before this era, the discipline of marketing relied on the only communication channels that could reach 10s of millions of people – newspaper, TV, conferences, and channels like retail stores. To talk to these communication channels, you used people – advertising agencies, PR, keynote speeches, and business development. Today, the traditional communication channels are fragmented and passé.”

Every early stage startup is working towards product-market fit. But once you get there, how do you grow on a massive scale?  Hint: It takes multi-talented people with internet marketing, product, engineering and analytical skills.

Our guest, Andy Johns, joined Facebook‘s nascent growth team and helped them scale from 80 million to 500 million active users. Then he moved on toTwitter where he made a similar impact helping them grow from 30 million to 120 million users. Now Andy is making his mark at Quora leading their user growth team.

Andy has never spoken at a public event and he will be dropping some serious knowledge about scaling companies so consider this a rare opportunity to learn from one of the best.

Andy will cover tactics that have made a huge impact for him in the past. Potential topics will also include setting up an analytics framework, measurement, conversation rate optimization and building a growth team.

Food and drinks will be served. Location TBD, more info to come soon.

8/18, Saturday

UX for Breakfast Logo
Managing UX Teams – UX Breakfast Club
The UX Breakfast Club, sponsored by The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup group and Vitamin T, provides a setting to discuss topics related to User Experience or emerging issues in the field that may be impacting the discipline.

The UX Breakfast Club will meet on Saturday at 9:00 AM at Cafe Laurent in Culver City.  The event is free. You will notice that you are required to place a deposit when you submit your RSVP.  Your money will be refunded if you attend.  This allows us to provide a precise reservation to Cafe Laurent.
Please review the menu and make your selection before coming to Cafe Laurent. This will help save time so the event can begin promptly. Be sure to stay focused on the conversation topic during the gathering.

Only those with an “attending” RSVP status may join the event. If you are interested in the gathering and it’s full, please join the waiting list. Spots often become available at the last minute.

On the day of the gathering, please bring your camera and business cards with you.

8/21, Tuesday

Los Angeles Hadoop Users Group- LA-HUG

Kafka + Storm = Real Time Data
Real time data is no longer a fantasy… thanks to Kafka + Storm. How Kafka + Storm might replace Hadoop at GumGum with Vaibhav Puranik

Vaibhav is a senior Java developer with extensive experience in NoSQL and large data systems. Vaibhav has built websites with complex backend processing from scratch for Gumgum, Lotus Interworks and Experian Interactive Media.

8/23, Thursday

LA-UX Meetup Group
“Designing Beyond the Device” with Jod Kaftan of BLITZ
Please join us on Thursday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at Yahoo! Santa Monica when Jod Kaftan shares his thoughts about “Designing beyond the Device”. As usual, refreshments will be served. We are grateful for our generous sponsor — Yahoo, who has kindly provided our meeting space and refreshments.

Jod Kaftan is the Experience Design Director at BLITZ Agency in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to BLITZ, Jod worked at The Los Angeles Times, Schematic, Razorfish, Citysearch and AOL.

8/24, Friday

Silicon Beach Volunteer Brigades

Bi-monthly Happy Hour Food Drive
Networking + Drink/Food Specials + Charity = Great Success!

Spend an evening after work meeting up with some other Tech Do Good’ers while supporting the Westside Food Bank.
Bring two items (see website for list of items) and get discounted drinks and food all night.

8/28, Tuesday

 jQuery Meetup

Beginning jQuery Mobile
Native apps have distinct advantages, but the future belongs to mobile web apps that function on a broad range of smartphones and tablets. In this beginning session, you will learn to migrate your current desktop web skills to mobile. Find out what jQuery Mobile is and how to use it to create fast and feature rich mobile applications.

Speaker: Troy Miles (@therockncoder)

A designer and developer of software since 1979, Troy began his career writing games in assembly and C. Since then he has written code in C++, C#, Objective-C, Java, JavaScript and even a smidgen of Python. Along the way, some of his titles have won awards, he became a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, and in 2012, he won a developer challenge at a local Microsoft Windows Phone Unleashed event.

His passion since 2007 has been mobile and mobile web development. In 2011, he joined the mobile development team at Kelley Blue Book. His small team is responsible for the KBB.com application for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7 and the mobile versions of KBB.com. Troy also spends time talking to developer groups and maintaining his blog, The Rock n Coder. Find him on LinkedIn

Sponsors: Idealab will be sponsoring our meetup space.

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