Apr 2012 QS@LA Meetup

Schedule

6:30 - 7:00PM Arrive & Socialize

7:00 - 8:30PM Intros, Show & Tells, Q&A

8:30 - 9:00PM Informal Chat + ideas for future meetups

 

Venue

Venue graciously provided by Factual (http://www.factual.com/), founded in 2007 by Gil Elbaz, co-founder of Applied Semantics (which launched ASI's AdSense product). Applied Semantics was acquired by Google in 2003. Gil has had a lifelong passion for organizing and structuring information, and building smart tools which can make better sense of data. To that end, he set out to develop an open data platform and community in an effort to maximize data accuracy, transparency, and availability. Fellow data lovers -- Tim Chklovski, chief scientist & founding engineer, Eva Ho, an ex-Googler, along with Bill Michels, former GM of Yahoo BOSS, have joined him in this ambitious project.

Parking

Factual is in the Gateway West building, next to the Westfield Century City mall on the east side. It's the only building with big red "Westfield" signs on top.

We recommend you park at the mall. You get 3 hours free and the Factual building is a short easy walk: Exit from the mall parking garage up to ground level, head east, pass the Lens Crafters, and you'll be able to enter the west side of 1801. Then just hit the elevators to go up to floor 14, and Factual is in Suite 1450.

 

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  • Mark Krynsky

    Hi everyone. I really enjoyed the discussion at my first LA QS meetup. Near they end I discussed if there was interest in discussing the issues with preserving, preparing for and creating a digital legacy from our personal data. I've written a blog post on the topic which you can read at the link below and if it's something the group is interested in I can prepare a presentation for the next meetup. http://lifestreamblog.com/how-t...­

    April 18, 2012

  • Jacqueline

    Great group of people. The meetup is informative and innovative!

    April 17, 2012

  • Vivek Kaliraman

    Very well run. Engaging and Informative. Nice aside that food was served at the meeting!!

    April 17, 2012

  • Andre Kibbe

    Great to meet the original founder of the meetup (John) for the first time—I've only know Eric as the organizer until now. Gary Wolf is every bit as insightful in person as I expected him to be from his videos on the QS site.

    April 17, 2012

  • Eric Blue

    Yes, the meetup is at Factual, Inc. Also, food and drinks will be provided (food from Quiznos)

    April 16, 2012

  • Don Rose

    Is the meetup on for tonite at Factual, for sure? Also, will there be food/drinks at the event?

    April 16, 2012

  • Eric Blue

    Good luck Marina!

    April 4, 2012

  • Andre Kibbe

    Voted. Good luck!

    April 2, 2012

  • Marina

    Hi QSers! Please help me get votes to present at the Founder Showcase in San Fran on April 24, vote for my video http://showcase10.strutta.com/e...­. Thank you! :)

    April 2, 2012

  • Eric Blue

    Awesome, looking forward to it.

    March 29, 2012

  • Robert E. Davidson

    The project is Bodybook. It's an Internet platform for all things involving the body. Think aggregation and personalization (and fun). We're partnered with the Center for Body Computing at USC medical school. I'll have a hand-out available.

    March 29, 2012

  • Eric Blue

    Sounds great Robert! Can you just give a brief description on what the presentation will cover?

    March 29, 2012

  • Robert E. Davidson

    Eric: I just joined and have a Show & Tell for April 7. Do you need additional info?

    March 28, 2012

  • Eric Blue

    There's also a possibility of a place change... still very close to the SM area. Stay tuned tomorrow for details and confirmation.

    March 28, 2012

  • Eric Blue

    Anybody interested in doing a show & tell talk? I haven't heard a lot of feedback yet, and am eager to see what's in store! :)

    March 28, 2012

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