Knowing your local tech landscape is one of the best ways to stay sharp, competitive, and inspired in your field. Meet fellow techies, discover local pioneers, discover talent, and grow your network. During this informal happy hour, meet the key tech players in the OC Tech community and enjoy appetizers courtesy of our host, Mesa.
NOTE: You must RSVP here to be admitted. (https://generalassemb.ly/education/tap-into-tech/los-angeles/35477)
What You’ll Take Away:
• Network with fellow leaders and founders making change in your city.
• Meet and mingle with General Assembly students and alumni in the Orange County area.
• Get a sneak peek into up-and-coming and buzzworthy companies making waves.
Join Eureka for its largest event of the year & 3rd annual Eureka FEST!
Eureka is celebrating entrepreneurship in Orange County with music, parties, pitches and some great content. Come hear from distinguished speakers, network with industry influencers, have a good time and get inspired.
Complete lineup and schedule to be announced!
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Use code EUREKACOMMUNITY at checkout for exclusive discount!
• Christopher Gavigan, Co-Founder, The Honest Company
• Nicholas Reed, Oscar-winning Producer & Co-Founder, Shareability
• Tony Lacavera, Chairman, Globalive Capital
• Andrew Norris, Co-Founder & COO, Taplytics
• Peter Polydor, CEO, ERGO Capital
• Damien Steel, Managing Director, OMERS Ventures
• Jenny Ta, CEO & Co-Founder, VCNetwork.Co
• Mikhail Alfon, CEO & Co-Founder, 7Twelve Media
• Ash Kumra, Co-Founder, Youngry
• Peter Economides, Founder & President, Felix BNI
Read more about our speakers. (http://www.eurekaon.com/fest.html)
• Keynote Speakers
• Expert Panels
• Startup Pitch Contest
• Demo Showcase
• Eureka Award Presentation
• Live Music
• Inspired Food
• + More!
APPLY TO PITCH / DEMO (apply by March 8!)
- Pitch Application (http://www.eurekaon.com/pitch.html)
- Demo Application (http://www.eurekaon.com/demo.html)
Check out the highlights from last year!
Our featured speaker, Fern Pombeiro, will focus on setting up a BIG DATA infrastructure- from Data Lake through visualization.
**Please rsvp here to save your seat.** (https://generalassemb.ly/education/talk-data-to-me/los-angeles/35992)
At this monthly event, we host thought-leaders from the Southern California data community to discuss the possibilities that data brings to life. They’ll cover how today’s wealth of data drives business and product decisions across industries ranging from journalism to programming, and share their visions for the future.
What You’ll Take Away:
Learn how you can leverage data in your role — no matter the industry. Our expert panel will cover real-world scenarios in which data has driven business success, discuss how data can be a powerful weapon for problem-solving, and share their insights on exciting career opportunities in data.
Why It Matters:
According to a Forbes article, “2017 will be the year big data goes mainstream … whether gathering data on the front end or making big decisions in the C-Suite, every single person in your organization must buy into the value [data] analytics brings”.
Data is everywhere, and it affects not only how we run our businesses, but how we live as individuals. Understanding the ways you can leverage data in your personal and professional life can help you find key insights, make smarter decisions, and elevate your career.
Note: This is a paid workshop, please click through for full details and to secure your ticket! (https://generalassemb.ly/education/code-in-one-day-html-css-crash-course/los-angeles/35946)
About This Workshop
HTML and CSS are the fundamental building blocks of the web. Whether you're a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a marketer who wants a little more control over their CMS, you'll need to know HTML and CSS to get the job done.
This one day workshop is the quickest way to get started building websites. You will dive head first into HTML and CSS, skill up with live coding exercises, and by the end of the day you'll have a working web page to call your own.
Don't forget to rsvp to save your seat :) (https://generalassemb.ly/education/code-in-one-day-html-css-crash-course/los-angeles/35946)
Please rsvp here for this event. (https://generalassemb.ly/education/a-talk-with-chris-voss-author-of-never-split-the-difference/los-angeles/35011)
About This Event
Why It Matters:
HarperCollins Publishers, in partnership with General Assembly, is presenting a series of author events nationwide focused on how to improve key business skills such as negotiation, creativity, leadership, communication and decision-making.
Chris Voss is an author, former international hostage negotiator for the FBI and one of the preeminent practitioners and professors of negotiation skills in the world. He is the founder and principal of The Black Swan Group, a consulting firm that provides training and advises Fortune 500 companies through complex negotiations. He currently teaches at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and has lectured at other leading universities, including Harvard Law School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. In this talk, Chris Voss - a former FBI hostage negotiator - will share the effective and counterintuitive negotiation tactics and strategies he has honed over the years so that you too can become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life. Never Split the Difference will be available for purchase at the event, or you can purchase a copy at harpercollins.com, where General Assembly event attendees will receive 30% off plus free shipping with code BOOKTALK17
What You’ll Take Away:
An insider’s look at Never Split the Difference to gain a better understanding of effective negotiation techniques.
Rsvp here (https://generalassemb.ly/education/intro-to-coding-html-css/los-angeles/34125)to attend this free class.
About The Class
Meet the programming languages that power the web, and write your first line of code.
Step into the world of web development with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the building blocks of the web — HTML and CSS — and learn how you can apply these programming languages to develop your own simple sites. By writing your own lines of code, you’ll:
Get a closer look at how the developer community and many different fields benefit from coding knowledge.
• Learn how HTML and CSS function together to form the backbone of the web.
• Cover key coding terms and principles.
• Develop a custom, working web page from scratch.
Prereqs & Preparation
A laptop is required for this workshop. For those on Windows, you’ll need Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit). For those with Macs, you’ll need the Mac OS X[masked] or higher, up to[masked] (El Capitan). Upgrade your operating system before class, if needed. Basic technical aptitude and orientation to computers, and curiosity to learn new tools. Download Sublime Text 3
About the Instructor
Allie is a graphic designer with a passion for branding and web design. Past clients range from lifestyle bloggers to corporate BP. After working in Chicago for 6 years, she now works with small businesses and non-profits in LA and Orange County. Allie loves cooking, live music and any excuse to get ice cream. Her spirit animal is Dory from Finding Nemo.
Please rsvp here (https://generalassemb.ly/education/intro-to-data-science-e579d5a0-6c6f-47ad-8694-a7d52ce04467/los-angeles/34894).
About This Class
See how the predictive power of data drives modern business.
Step into the world of data science with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the job Harvard Business Review has dubbed “the sexiest of the 21st century,” and see how modern businesses are harnessing the power of data to drive innovation. Working with real-world case studies, you’ll:
• Learn what data scientists do and the types of problems they solve.
• Walk through the typical data science workflow and see how the pros identify powerful business predictions.
• Explore key tools and processes data scientists use to analyze, visualize, and model data.
• Apply what you’ve learned to a data set to produce your own recommendations.
Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Enhance your professional skill set in our 10-week, part-time Data Science course (https://generalassemb.ly/education/data-science?where=los-angeles).
For more information, click here (https://generalassemb.ly/education/the-influencer-economy-launch-share-thrive-in-the-digital-age/los-angeles/34998).
About This Event
Ryan teaches his step-by-step guide to launching your product in the new economy. He teaches how to build a core community around your idea, collaborate with key influencers to grow your product base, and launch a product that changes the world. In this hands-on workshop, entrepreneurs, marketers, product designers and developers will learn how to build a community, collaborate with influencers, and thrive with a meaningful business. Ryan will help answer questions like "What are the secrets that modern businesses use to launch their ideas? How do I create a strong and authentic message for my company? How do I build a community around my idea?
For the last three years, Ryan interviewed over 100 influencers who have built ideas online, including Seth Godin, Brad Feld, Derek Sivers, Troy Carter, Jemele Hill and many others. He teaches how to find their big idea, embrace their personality edge, deliver an authentic message, and collaborate their way to a winning product launch.
What you'll learn:
• Successful launch plan of leading products in the new economy
• How to launch your product to build a core community
• How to expand your customer base by identifying and collaborating with influencers
• Steps to launching your idea to build products that people will pre-order and build with you.
About This Event
ES6 has been a long overdue update to JS, and has spread quickly throughout the web development ecosystem. Because large corporations like Google and Facebook have been using ES6 in their flagship libraries and frameworks like Angular and React, knowledge of ES6 is a must for any web developer, regardless of skill level.
In this meetup, we'll explore the practical uses of ES6, things you can start using today:
While this meetup is directed towards entry and junior level developers, mid, senior, and neckbeard level developers are welcome to come for terrible humor and embarrassing photos of the presenter.
About the Presenter
Ben Junya Photo | Lead Front End Architect & UI Engineer | Zeconomy Inc
Ben Junya is ̶a̶ ̶h̶u̶g̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶r̶d̶ the lead Front End Architect and UI engineer at Zeconomy Inc, a financial technology startup based in New York City. Ben graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in Music Education, and taught himself how to code all on his own. Some of Ben's notable tools he is familiar with are Webpack, ES6, React, and more.
When Ben's not pushing buttons at a computer, he enjoys bodybuilding, SCUBA diving, Burning Man, and adventuring on the weird side of YouTube.