May/June Update and new email list option

From: Mario N.
Sent on: Thursday, June 7, 2012 9:42 AM

Hi everyone,

Well it’s June and here’s the roundup of what’s gone down so far and what’s ahead.

We’ve topped over 500 members, yay!

Meetup Event Roundup:

We had an interesting Tech Salon where people shared their experiences and what they’re working on in a casual environment. I’ll try to arrange a few more in the near future.

Dan Klyn and Jessica Duverneay from the Understanding Group were kind enough to give a presentation on Wireframing best practices and principles. The group broke up into about six groups and worked on a fictional project. Each group focused on a particular phase of wireframing and then presented their results to the group. I’ve been remiss in posting the slidedeck and I’ll forward the link to everyone who RSVP’d and was on the waiting list.

This was hosted and sponsored by Kleverdog Coworking and Q Connects.

Upcoming Meetups:

We’ve tentatively scheduled CSS Preprocessor Madness for June 28th (aka LESS/SASS) barring a good central location. We’re trying to find something in the mid-wilshire/Fairfax district.
I’m also trying to recruit membership to give presentations besides myself, so if someone has had experience with either LESS or SASS/SCSS, please speak up and share your wisdom! You don’t have to know both, just talk about one or the other. It would be great to hear from people on both sides of the fence. Maybe we’ll even fit in a little hands-on.

Jan Cavan has also expressed an interest in doing an overview of the Design Process. So we’ll be scheduling that soon as well.

Any ideas for a meetup? Want to be a presenter? Email me!

Sister Groups Events:

Information presented below had been forwarded or copied from our sister groups, so I neither confirm or deny their accuracy...haha

LA Adobe-

June 10: CSNext Creative Suite 6 Launch Event

Join the LA area Adobe Groups on Sunday, June 10 starting at 8:30 and running until 5pm for the launch of AdobeCreative Suite 6. This event will take place at the The Olympic Collection Banquet & Conference Center in West Los Angeles located at 11301 W Olympic Boulevard at the corner of Olympic and Sawtelle. Parking is available at their indoor garage for eight dollars or you can park on the street for free on Sundays.

With all the remarkable changes to Adobe’s Creative Suite, LAdobe and the other LA area user groups have decided to present a one-day ‘mini-conference’ of sorts. This event will feature some of the finest creative minds who are willing to share their insights and knowledge in how to get the most out of CS6.

This is a paid event.

Southern California Wordpress Meetup Group-

June 23rd: SoCal WordPress Paid Intensive Workshop

Do you use WordPress to blog, manage your company's website, or create a social network? Are you are just getting started and need a crash course? This intensive, daylong Wordpress workshop on Saturday, June 23, will teach you everything humanly possible about this versatile, publishing tool. The workshop will be from 9am to 5pm. Lunch is provided, and prizes will be given away! Get in early to take advantage of the $150 pilot workshop deal. Future workshops will be $250.

RSVP here:

Multiple Groups -

July 21st: Job Fair -
By the Tech Community for the Tech Community
Join some of LA's largest user groups, including, SoCal WordPress, LA Adobe User Group, and SoCal Web Designers and Developers groups work with: coworking spaces, local tech recruiters and startup companies to bring you a job fair designed especially for the tech professional. Please join us if you’re looking for a new job or career advancement opportunities. Meet recruiters and employers, get career counseling, and have your resume reviewed by senior developers, designers, and managers focused on guiding you toward your professional goals.

To learn more, visit

Job Postings and Discussion List:

I’ve had a few people send me jobs to forward to you guys in my monthly updates. However, I’ve been pretty hammered for time and haven’t been as consistent in distributing them as I might be.
This is why I’ve decided to let members message the mailing list so they can find out about opportunities and have greater interaction with each other.

With that said, please limit job postings to about 2 a week (it’s ok if you bundle them). Please keep general discussion civil, on topic and don’t say anything you wouldn’t say to someone’s face. First time offenders will get a warning and a second offence will involve possible removal from the group. It’s generally a good idea to abide by the rule, “If you have to ask, don’t do it.”.

You can control your Mailing List settings and “spam” frequency from the Your Profile → Email Settings link when you log into the meetup group.

We’ll see how this works. If it gets too spammy, I may have to phase this out. On the other hand, I look forward to a more active group discussion and hearing what you have to say!


Mario Noble

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