Los Angeles Hack Night

Los Angeles Hack night:

DreamHost provides the infrastructure, food, and beer.

Bring your own laptop and a project to work on:

A hack night for anyone wanting to learn any programming language, hack on a software or hardware project, etc.

Our members include beginners working through the Learn Code the Hard Way exercises as well as experienced developers working on side projects.

 

What to expect:

Expect to find people sitting around a table talking about and working on their own projects. We don't have presentations, introductions, or structure so bring your own project, introduce yourself, ask people "what are you working on", find a seat and get yourself set up, hack away on your project, and have fun.

 

Getting to the DreamHost office:

Getting to the DreamHost offices for the first time is a bit tricky. Basically you end up taking 2 elevators.

1. Take your first elevator up a couple floors to the lobby with the security guard
2. Tell the security guard that you are here for the Los Angeles Hack Night at the DreamHost office
3. Take your second elevator to the 50th floor
4. Walk to Suite 5050

 

Parking:

I usually park in the underground lot at 600 Wilshire. $6 for the evening and you can retrieve your car any time by ringing the street level bell for the security guard to let you inside.

Across the street from 707 Wilshire is the Standard Hotel. Their parking lot is $10, and closes at midnight.

On 8th and Hope there is the Joe's parking lot, at $5. This closes at 9PM sharp, so be aware if you don't want your car locked in overnight.

Just next to that Joe's is a Central parking station. It's open until 10PM, and it's after-hours rate is $4.

http://losangeles.centralparking.com/Los-Angeles-746-South-Hope-Street-Parking.html

 

 

If you're in Santa Monica, be sure to check out the excellent Carbon Five Hack Nights in Santa Monica:

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  • Penelope L.

    Really wanted to be able to come tonight. Being held up in my class overtime. Won't be able to make it. --I wanted to keep on practicing Java especially in an environment here people has similar interest. And my twin sister got held up by her clients.

    January 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm working on java and scala projects right now (I'd say I'm beginning-intermediate in java and beginning level at scala), so perhaps we can talk at the next meetup.

      January 31, 2013

  • Aaron L.

    I think I'm looking at some C# work tonight, trying to pull data from an open socket in the Unity3D game engine. But I could be talked into something more fun. =)

    January 29, 2013

    • Aaron L.

      Lesson learned. And let the record show, Micela is smarter than me.

      January 29, 2013

    • Aaron L.

      Wow, I guess she's 4x smarter.

      January 30, 2013

  • Zev Y.

    Thanks to all, nice to meet new faces and get some work done in a more social environment. See you next time!

    January 30, 2013

  • Micaela

    Thank u Lance, hope to chat more with everyone next time. I'm pretty shy when I'm new to a group.

    January 30, 2013

  • Chris H.

    Met several really talented people, was definitely worth attending. It always inspiring to talk to smart people, get some ideas, then go home and implement your newfound tips and tricks. I hope everyone that attended picked up and dropped off some useful information.

    January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing experience, interacting with lots of people, learning about the projects their working on and their expertise, definitely inspires me to forge ahead!

    January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely enjoyed being there. I'm definitely looking forward to the next one.

    January 29, 2013

  • Micaela

    I can't find the building.. my phone gps has wells Fargo

    January 29, 2013

    • Tully R.

      I got in at Wilshire and hope

      January 29, 2013

    • Micaela

      ok.. try that again, thanks

      January 29, 2013

  • Tully R.

    Anyone working with angular js tonight?

    January 29, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Had to finish up some work, but will be on my way soon.

    January 29, 2013

  • Chris H.

    Looking to learn more about Backbone, and more specifically Backbone Marionette - I know quite a bit of PHP/CSS/JS and ActionScript if anyone needs help in those areas

    January 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've done some work with Backbone, it's been a few months since I last touched it. I might be able to answer some questions you have.

      January 29, 2013

    • Chris H.

      Thanks Eric that would be great!

      January 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm taking Stanford's Introduction to Databases http://class2go.stanford.edu/db/Winter2013 If anyone coming is also taking that class, let's talk.

    January 21, 2013

    • Patrick N

      Also doing that class as well. We'll talk (provided I don't spend the whole time on Python).

      January 26, 2013

    • Chris H.

      That course looks great - I have been trying to wrap my head around Mongo lately - big transition when coming from relational databases (imo)

      January 29, 2013

  • Anirban D.

    I have some data mining projects I am working on using Python. I am learning Python and would like to team up with someone interested.

    January 24, 2013

    • Safat K.

      Hi I am also learning Python and I would like teaming up, it's good to discuss when I get stuck.

      January 29, 2013

  • Patrick N

    Will be around for Python/Django/Flask shenanigans. Feel free to join in.

    January 19, 2013

    • Anirban D.

      I am looking to work on Python as well, may be we can talk about it, am still learning.

      January 26, 2013

  • David

    I'm interested in learning more about Python/Django stuff, I recently changed jobs to a Python Django shop.

    January 21, 2013

  • Petros E.

    Collaborating on awesome projects!

    January 18, 2013

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