Jan
19
to Jan 20

AT&T Entertainment Hackathon - Los Angeles

Join on January 19 - 20 for a special Entertainment-themed hackathon produced by the AT&T Developer Program on January 19 - 20. This event will bring together developers, designers, and creators to hack innovative and disruptive entertainment solutions. You bring the innovative ideas and designs and we'll bring the tech to help you transform them into apps in just 24 hours.

Check here for more information and register for the event.

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Jan
22
5:00 PM17:00

Grid110 Program Info Session

Interested in learning more about the Grid110 programs? Unsure which program is appropriate for you? Sign up for one of our in-person group info sessions. We are also hosting virtual info sessions if that works better with your schedule. To accommodate for the level of interest, please note that these are group info sessions (not 1:1). 

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Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

LAVA Artist Talks with CUTMOD and Pete Thornbury

CUTMOD is a master in touch designer and a seasoned VJ. He recently shared his VR/AR experiments with us and we are still in awe -- we want MORE!!
Pete Thornbury commands strings of LEDs at his whim with just a few clicks and also dominated a whole gallery with his PEXELS in our recent LAVA Artist Showcase!

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Jan
23
7:30 AM07:30

Future Forum: The Future of Smart Cities

We know the L.A. region will be reshaped as the era of smart cities is ushered in, but we must collectively engage in this transformation in order to ensure that it benefits policymakers, private industry, educational institutions, and residents.

Join our panel of experts at the Future Forum as we address the following challenges:

  • How do cities innovate and leverage technology to not only provide the services citizens need but also to build a model that supports the rapid growth required to attract and sustain highly successful inhabitants?
  • What opportunities are there for private industry to partner with cities in their quest to become “smarter”?
  • The technology behind smart cities present new and yet-to-be created careers—how can educational institutions best prepare students for these opportunities?
  • How can ICT and IoT change our cityscapes and how people interact with them?
  • How will the increased connectivity of a smart city shape our economy?

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Jan
26
8:30 AM08:30

CreativeMornings LA: Jon Setzen

The talk will look at how designers can proactively deal with daily anxiety that comes with the work we do, the people we work with, and the places we decide to work. As we continue to live in America with more uncertainty and anxiety, Jon will also talk about why and how the creative community needs to be contributing to people and organizations who need help today.

Check here to see the speaker's information and the details.

 

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Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Brand Like a Boss Bootcamp

A full-day, hands-on Brand Building Bootcamp that will take you through the key elements of creating a successful brand that connects: brand strategy, visual storytelling, font & color selection, and digital presence. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a clear understanding of how to create a brand strategy that connects with your customers, and how to use photography, website design, color and typography to communicate the unique value of your product.

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Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Yes She Can Presents Real Talk: How to Make a Product Powered by Savoir Collab

Have an idea for a product, but no idea where to start? Girls, we hear you.

All this #bossladyinspo is great, but sometimes you just need someone to show you the step-by-step process of getting your idea off the ground. Join us for a panel and small group mentoring session with women who made sh*t happen – without any prior experience in fashion. Learn the nuts and bolts of making a product and take your idea from concept to launch.

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Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

Attracting and Retaining Women in STEM

Please join LACI for a discussion on how entrepreneurs and hiring managers can attract, develop, and retain women in STEM careers. This event will build off the takeaways of Part One of this series, which focused on the educational pipeline for women in STEM.

Enjoy a panel discussion with industry thought-leaders, followed by interactive breakout sessions, where we'll delve into practical solutions for enriching the hiring pipeline.

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Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

SiliconBeach DTLA Tech Mixer

The events are comprised of the most influential professionals in the area. The purpose is to help the members forge strong, lasting relationships within the DTLA community – combining Fortune 500/1000s with Entrepreneurs and Startups. We creating unique opportunities & connections to help you grow your business and network!

Check here for more information and tickets!

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Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

AI and Data Visualization: the Beauty and the Brains Meetup

Visualizing data helps us explore data structure and relationships and provides a basis for communicating information. Machine Learning can be used to systematically comb through data and quantitatively identify patterns. Combining Al and ML with visual analytics can be especially powerful. 

This presentation, including case studies and examples, explores this combination of AI and visual analytics methods with reference to TIBCO Spotfire®, TIBCO Spotfire Data Science, TIBCO Statistica™ and data science environments such as R and Python.

Check here for more details and reserve a seat here.

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Jan
17
5:00 PM17:00

Grid110 Program Info Session

Interested in learning more about the Grid110 programs? Unsure which program is appropriate for you? Sign up for one of our in-person group info sessions. We are also hosting virtual info sessions if that works better with your schedule. To accommodate for the level of interest, please note that these are group info sessions (not 1:1). 

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Jan
16
7:15 PM19:15

Downtown UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship

This 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.

Click here to RSVP and join the Meetup group.

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Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

What Is the Lean Product Development Process by OpenX Senior PM

This discussion will focus on the Lean Product Management process. What is it? Together, we’ll look at a Lean Product development case study on a mobile pet grooming service, "Uber for pet grooming". 

Main takeaways:
-Determine your target customer
-Identify unmet needs
-Define your value proposition
-Specify your MVP feature set
-Create your MVP prototype
-Test your MVP with customers

Check here to see the speaker Stuart Moncada and get tickets.

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Dec
14
9:30 AM09:30

Data Science Salon | LA Conference

Data Science Salon unites the brightest leaders in the media and entertainment in Los Angeles and finance and technology in Miami data science fields. We gather to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions. Data Science Salon is a one day conference with workshops for executives, data scientists, developers, and business development professionals alike.

Use this code for a 20% discount! GASALON20 

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

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Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Civic Hack Night @ LACI

Hack for LA hosts weekly Hack Nights in Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. At these events, we organize groups of volunteers to build technology addressing the LA region’s biggest civic issues. Each night offers an inclusive, diverse community, and everyone is welcome. Join an existing project team or pitch your own civic issue. We do ask that all projects worked on at hack nights be open source.

Click here to RSVP for this free event and for more information.

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Dec
9
8:45 AM08:45

Get Stuff Done: Digital Marketing Conference

Knit Marketing is excited to host its first ever GET STUFF DONE marketing conference. You'll spend the day learning about a wide range of topics from digital marketing professionals, as well as creating a customized marketing blueprint to guide your 2018 marketing initiatives.

We welcome startup founders, small business owners, students, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to learn how to make digital marketing work for his/her business.

Click here to purchase discounted tickets and for more information. 

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10th Annual Digital Family Reunion: Envisioning LA Tech in 2027.
Dec
6
4:00 PM16:00

10th Annual Digital Family Reunion: Envisioning LA Tech in 2027.

  • Wells Fargo Center- South Tower (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What's happening at Digital Family Reunion?

  •  Appetizers and hosted bar (alcohol sponsors and nonprofit beneficiary TBA)
  •  Envision 2027 panel, LA Tech Talks and other content (5 PM)
  •  Company and community partner tabletop displays
  •  Accelerator/Colocation/Incubation Alley
  •  Mobile/AR/VR demos and ICO/blockchain pavilion
  •  2017 sticker wall and video time capsule
  •  Step & repeat red carpet photos and photo retrospective
  •  Interactive art demonstrations
  •  Live entertainment and dancing

Click here to RSVP and for more information. Don't miss out on early bird tickets! 

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Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

BotBash | Fireside Chat + Pitch Competition

Grid110 and Ground Control are coming together to host BotBash. Join us for a two-part night featuring a fireside chat and pitch competition all about AI and machine learning. Industry leaders and budding AI entrepreneurs will take the stage to discuss and share the current state and future visions of AI & machine learning. Learn more.

Event is free, but spaces are limited. RSVP below.

Event Schedule

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Registration

7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Fireside Chat

Join Mike Macadaan, Audrey Wu, Natascha French, & Mike Epps for a fireside chat about the current and future applications of AI & machine learning, as well as the human and technical issues to be addressed in this area.

7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Pitch Competition

Watch 8 innovative companies pitch their AI products and services. If you are interested in participating in the pitch competition, click here for more information or apply below.

 

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Nov
30
3:00 PM15:00

How to Present a Killer Pitch

  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ryan Williams, the author of The Influencer Economy: How to Launch Your Idea, Share it With the World, and Thrive in the Digital Age, has built an actionable framework for telling better business and personal stories. His storytelling structure gives founders, entrepreneurs, and marketers a new approach for crafting and scripting your 3 main stories to share in the right room, to the right people, at the right time. 

Click here to RSVP and for more information.

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Silicon Beach Fest: The Rise of the DTLA Tech Ecosystem

Join diverse founders and leaders discuss the burgeoning DTLA ecosystem and community. Panelists include:

  • Greg Toroosian, Lead Engineering Recruiter at Hyperloop One
  • Elizabeth Reynolds, COO of HyreCar
  • Jeremy Wall, CEO/Founder of Lumenus
  • Michael Sueoka, Head of User Experience at Gimbal
  • Moderated by: Miki Reynolds, Executive Director at Grid110

Take 20% off full pass tickets with code GRID20 when you register here.

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Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Civic Hack Night at LACI

  • La Kretz Innovation Campus (LACI) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hack for LA hosts weekly Hack Nights in Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. At these events, we organize groups of volunteers to build technology addressing the LA region’s biggest civic issues. Each night offers an inclusive, diverse community, and everyone is welcome. Join an existing project team or pitch your own civic issue.

Click here to RSVP for this free event. 

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Nov
20
9:00 AM09:00

Google DevFest

DevFest LA 2017 will bring experts from around the country who specialize in the latest Google technologies including Android, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform, Google Assistant, Flutter, machine learning, and more.

As an attendee you can listen to talks, work on codelabs, participate in a hackathon and more.
Click here to purchase tickets. 

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Nov
17
8:30 AM08:30

Creative Mornings: Miki Reynolds

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Their free, monthly events feature a short talk and breakfast. This month the theme is "death." November's theme was chosen by our Miami chapter and illustrated by Syd Weiler.

Our speaker this month is Miki Reynolds. Miki is the Executive Director of Grid110, an early stage startup accelerator and community development non-profit she co-founded in 2015.

Click here to register for free tickets. They go fast!
Ticket registration begins Monday, November 13 at 10:15am

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

World Funding Summit 2017

  • Los Angeles Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The annual gathering attracts high profile investors and some of the most-forward looking financiers from around the globe, along with leading entrepreneurs, executives, academia, and media who meet in Los Angeles once a year to discuss the issues of access to capital for entrepreneurial ventures.
Come on board, build your capital network and learn all that is cutting-edge about numerous topics related to ICO (initial coin offering)& blockchain enabled platforms, venture capital, modern angel investing, equity crowdfunding, how to attract foreign investors and much more!

Click here to purchase tickets for the event.
Use the code "WFS15" for a 15% discount on tickets.

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Nov
16
12:00 PM12:00

Coding Career Hacks: Advice from the Pros - Startups to Big Business

  • California State University, Los Angeles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Exploring a career in technology? Gain valuable insight and knowledge from the BEST. Learn from startups and industry experts from Myspace, Facebook, and beyond as they share advice from their own journeys. Learn how to utilize the shared economy to your advantage, get an EDGE with your coding skills and innovate your way to the top.
To RSVP, click here. 
Event will take place inthe University Student Union Theatre (Room 106A) 

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Nov
16
to Nov 17

The Technarte International Conference on Art & Technology

  • Downtown Independent Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The event brings thirteen international artists leading discussions on the present and future of art in fusion with advanced technologies. During the two days, attendees will be part of an inspiring community of artists, technologists, and cultural thought leaders. We will explore disciplines such as fashion, technology, biological arts, digital design, interactive architecture, human computer interaction and big data art among many others.

Click here to purchase tickets.
Use the code innovate-la for a 15% discount on tickets!

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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

DTLA Startup Pitch Competition

Come to DTLA's first ever legal themed startup pitch competition at the beautiful WeWork Gas Tower location, overlooking (mostly) sunny LA. Watch, listen, and learn as startups take the stage and flex their pitching muscles, and then hear from an expert panel of legal and funding experts as each startup faces tough questions. 

Click here to register for free, more information, or to apply to pitch. 

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Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Tim O'Reilly

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. the company that for the past three decades has published the books and organized the conferences where Internet entrepreneurs have learned the tools of their trade. O’Reilly shares some of the techniques his pioneering company has used to make sense of and predict innovation waves. He then applies those same techniques to provide a framework for thinking about how technologies such as on-demand services, networks and platforms, and artificial intelligence are changing the nature of business, education, government, financial markets, and the economy as a whole. Finally, he examines the choices we have to make a society moving forward in this brave new world.

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Nov
14
7:15 PM19:15

Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship

This 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.

For more information, including a schedule of events and parking info, click here.

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Nonprofits x Tech: Collaborating for Social Impact

A fireside chat exploring the intersection of nonprofits & technology in Los Angeles.

Our very own Executive Director, Miki Reynolds, will be a panelist at this event. 

Panelists will discuss:

  • Opportunities for tech entrepreneurs to work collaboratively with organizations to understand and solve problems facing Angelenos.
  • Strategies and techniques nonprofits can adapt from startups.
  • Barriers nonprofits face when implementing technology to improve their infrastructure and programs.
  • How collaboration might be able to disrupt traditional approaches to complex issues like healthcare, education, criminal justice.

Click here for tickets. 

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Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

The Engadget Experience: Alternate Realities

The rise of AR, VR and AI presents new opportunities to push the boundaries of art and storytelling, forcing us to reconsider our preconceived notions of reality. The Engadget Experience: Alternate Realities invites you to witness firsthand, through immersive installations, in-depth interviews, and screenings, today’s creative pioneers living at the intersection of art and technology.

 Click here to buy tickets.
Use the code "SDLA50" to save 50% on Early Adopter tickets before October 22nd. 

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