• Tech in Motion Presents TECHPARDY

    Busby's West

    THIS. IS. TECHPARDY! Come on over to Santa Monica for a fun night of tech trivia at Busby's! Gather your smartest friends to participate in an engaging and challenging game of tech jeopardy. 1st Place: $100 Visa Gift Card 2nd Place: $50 Visa Gift Card 3rd Place: $25 Visa Gift Card Double Techpardy: (5 Questions per Topic) DevOps JavaScript Java Microsoft Fun Tech Facts Final Techpardy: (Write in Answer) We will be using buzzin.live to have teams buzz in their answers! General Tech Question - - - Interested in sponsoring, partnering, or getting involved with our event series? Contact us at [masked] & [masked]

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  • Brews & Brats | Tech Mixer

    Wurstküche Restaurant Venice Beach

    It’s a new year, which means new networking opportunities! Get excited for our first event of 2019, Brews and Brats: Tech Mixer on Wednesday, February 20th. Join us for a night of networking along with the best German & Belgian style brews and artisanal sausages at Wurstküche in Venice. This mixer will provide quality networking opportunities to mingle with some great local technologists and entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. Date: Wednesday, February 20th Location: Wurstküche in Venice (625 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291) Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm About the Venue: Wurstkuche is a purveyor of exotic grilled sausages located at 625 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90291. Learn more on their website here: https://www.wurstkuche.com/ __ If you are interested in a new role that will take your career in technology to the next level apply here (http://www.techinmotionevents.com/jobs). --- Interested in sponsoring, partnering, or getting involved with our event series? Contact us at [masked] or [masked]

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  • The Tech Community: Past, Present & Future {Sponsored by Kazuhm}

    To RSVP for this event, please visit http://bit.ly/RSVP_GA Please join us on December 6th at General Assembly Santa Monica from 7-9pm to hear from some of the community’s most progressive and experienced experts who will discuss tech achievements and innovations in 2018 and what’s to come in 2019. Meet Our Moderator Ash Kumra is CEO of entrepreneur movement YOUNGRY™, author and host of the top SoCal entrepreneurship radio show. He has been awarded both by Linkedin and White House for making an impact. Ash has spoken to over 10,000 people on peak performance, entrepreneurship and mindfulness. Meet Our Panelists Mr. Tim O'Neal is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer & Board Member at Kazuhm (https://kazuhm.com/). He has been a technology professional for over 25 years holding technology leadership positions in large public healthcare, financial services, and education companies. When Tim was at Intuit, he lead Operations for the Health Care division until it merged with MedFusion in 2011, when Tim then transitioned to the IT team and was involved in driving multiple data center consolidations. Chris Henley is the VP of engineering at women's lifestyle brand FabFitFun (fabfitfun.com). In this role, he oversees a growing engineering team as the company continues to scale and expand its offerings. Henley manages software development across multiple platforms and technologies including web, mobile, tablet, physical products, subscription/recommendation systems and more. He's also an advisor at PAQTech. Prior to joining FabFitFun, Henley was founding CTO at Habit in the Bay Area. Lauren Smith is a Product Designer and Manager. Most recently she led the Product Design team at the media company ATTN: where she focused on creating productivity tools and digital experiences. She enjoys building design systems, organizing documentation, teaching designers how to code, and mentoring students as they learn the fundamentals of HCI. Prior to ATTN:, she built web products and brand guides for non-profits in NYC. Marcella Missirian is an Entrepreneur, Global User Experience Strategist, Educator, Mentor, Speaker, and Consultant. In addition to being the Head of UX Strategy and CEO of Media Mash UX, Marcella also serves as President of UXPA of Los Angeles, is an Adjunct Professor at Santa Monica College, serves on the board of Cal State Fullerton, and has been a technology professional for over 20 years. Her passion is mentoring women to be leaders and encouraging others to volunteer and be of service to their community. Adam Mendler is the Chief Executive Officer of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries: Beverly Hills Chairs, a leading office furniture e-tailer; Custom Tobacco, a one-of-a-kind cigar customization e-commerce platform; and Veloz Solutions, a technology consulting and software development practice. He's active in each portfolio company, providing strategic guidance and driving initiatives related to growth. Adam also provides business thought leadership as a contributor to Forbes, Inc. and Thrive Global. (www.thevelozgroup.com) RSVP HERE : http://bit.ly/RSVP_GA About Our Sponsor Kazuhm (https://kazuhm.com/) is a next generation workload optimization platform that empowers companies to maximize all compute resources from desktop to server, to cloud. Founded with a belief that organizations have become too dependent on cloud computing, while disregarding the untapped resources that already exist within their organizations today, Kazuhm securely and efficiently recaptures unused processing power to boost productivity and minimize unnecessary IT investment. As the first fully-connected, commercial grade compute ecosystem, it allows organizations worldwide to process workloads at a fraction of the cost. Global IT managers and leaders have adopted Kazuhm’s easy, centralized install process that puts resource control back into their hands.

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  • Tech in Motion LA's 3rd Annual Timmy Awards!

    CTRL Collective - Playa Vista

    Tech in Motion is proud to present LA’s 3rd Annual Timmy Awards! What are the Timmy Awards? The Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion (https://hubs.ly/H0d3jKJ0) is an awards ceremony recognizing the best places for tech professionals to work in LA. While many tech awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize those who employ those technologists, the companies and managers supporting and driving the innovation. And we want YOU to weigh in. 2018 Timmy Award Finalists: LA's Best Tech Manager: http://bit.ly/LA_BTM LA's Best Tech Startup: http://bit.ly/LA_BTS LA's Best Tech Work Culture: http://bit.ly/LA_BTWC LA's Best Tech Workplace Diversity: http://bit.ly/LA_BTWD This year's winners and runners up can be found at https://hubs.ly/H0d3jKJ0 or viewed in the photos section below after they are announced live on October 19th. The 2018 LA Timmy Awards (details below): Join us Thursday, October 18th at CTRL Collective Playa Vista (12575 Beatrice Street · Los Angeles, CA) to celebrate the winning organizations and individuals at the 3rd Annual Timmy Awards Ceremony! We will kick off the evening with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, product demos from Samsung and a chance to win a trip for you and two friends to the Magic Castle! A card drop will be at the check-in area as well as the Jobspring & Workbridge information tables. We'll draw one winner following the ceremony! The award ceremony will take place mid-evening to reveal the runners up & winners in all 2018 award categories. A celebration will follow including, highlighting the best and the brightest in tech; especially our Timmy’s finalists and recipients! Timmy Award winners are determined by (50%) public voting and (50%) judge's voting. That means, we need YOU to vote! The 4 overall winners of The Timmy Awards will be featured on the syndicated show "Entrepreneur Nation" by Ash Kumra and receive mention on YOUNGRY social media channels. The show airs live every Wednesday 4pm to 5pm pst and various digital/offline channels. To learn more connect with Ash Kumra on linkedin.com/in/AshKumra and follow @StayYoungry on Instagram. To view the 2018 Los Angeles Award Categories & Finalists, see photos below! --- About Our Host (See Photo Album below): Adi Ramakrishna - Magician at The Academy of Magical Arts and at The Magic Castle in Hollywood. @Adi_Ventures_ About Our Judges (See Photo Album below) Danielle Sabrina - Founder of Tribe Builder Media & CIO's Top 20 Female Entrepreneur to Watch in 2018 https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellesabrina/ Sofia Agras - Venture Strategist & Startup Consultant at Strategic Advisory Group and Techstars Mentor https://www.linkedin.com/in/sofiaagras/ https://www.startupsparkmentoring.com/ Karen Idelson - Entertainment, Technology & Pop Culture Writer; Technology Stringer at Variety; Moderator/Speaker https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenidelsontechnologywriter/ Alberto Avalos – Innovation & Technology Program Manager at Hispanic Heritage Foundation https://www.linkedin.com/in/albertoavalos/ For all event partners - See Photo Album for more info! About Our Demos Samsung (http://bit.ly/samsungtimmydemo) About Our Venue CTRL Collective (https://www.ctrlcollective.com/) About Our Photographer / Videographer Bacon and Eggs Media (http://baconandeggsmedia.com/) About Our Beverage Partners Health-Ade Kombucha (http://health-ade.com) Morning Recovery (https://www.morningrecoverydrink.com/) Chareau Aloe Liqueur (http://chareau.us/) About Our Food Partner sweetgreen (https://www.sweetgreen.com/) --- Interested in Covering the Timmy Awards? Provide your details here & we will get in touch as soon as possible: https://hubs.ly/H0d3j-50 As always, we would like to thank our creators Jobspring Partners & Workbridge Associates for making the Timmy Awards possible. Interested in partnering with the Timmy's? Contact Us: https://hubs.ly/H0d3jYj0

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  • Blockchain in Motion

    CTRL Collective - Playa Vista

    Join us Wednesday, July 25th at CTRL Collective Playa Vista for an evening of food, drinks, networking and a panel of cryptocurrnecy experts discussing Blockchain! Specifically this panel will discuss the future of a non-physical currency and its effects on a physical market. PARKING FOR TONIGHT! Parking is located down the street at the Runway Parking Structure, 12746 W Jefferson Blvd Playa Vista W Jefferson Blvd, Playa Vista, CA 90094. Parking Rates • $1.00 - First Hour • $1.00 - Each 15 minutes after 1st Hour • $15.00 - Max Rate After 4 ½ Hours Moderator Sam Goldberg - President and Co-Founder at Lucidity Tech Panelists Chris Kline - Co-Founder & COO of Bitcoin IRA (https://bitcoinira.com/) Micah Winkelspecht - Founder & CEO at Gem Vidur Sanandan - Co-Founder at Paradiem Jeremy Hefter - Founder of Blockstorm Ventures & a Product Manager at the NFL Fabrice Cheng - Lead Blockchain Engineer at Spring Labs See photos below for information about our moderator and panelists. About Our Featured Sponsor Lucidity (https://lucidity.tech) is building a blockchain infrastructure that makes the creation and deployment of decentralized apps fast and painless. Specifically, we use sidechains built on top of root blockchains to enable applications with higher throughput, lower costs, and secured privacy without ever sacrificing decentralization. Using this infrastructure, we now provide decentralized applications for digital advertising, solving such issues as data discrepancies, delayed payments, and ad fraud. https://www.linkedin.com/company/luciditytech/ https://twitter.com/lucidity_tech About Our Venue CTRL Collective (https://www.ctrlcollective.com/) is a home for discerning entrepreneurs. We build collaborative workspace experiences for a community of global professionals and creatives in the business of shaping contemporary culture. About Our Beverage Parnter Do more the next day with Morning Recovery, a liver-boosting supplement designed to help you bounce back after a night of drinking. (https://www.morningrecoverydrink.com/) *FREE EVENT TO ATTEND - RSVP NOW!!* In the meantime, if you are interested in a new role that will take your career in technology to the next level, Click HERE (https://goo.gl/jL3eYu) As always, we would like to thank our sponsors Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates for sponsoring this month’s event. Interested in sponsoring a Tech in Motion event? Click HERE https://goo.gl/WJrLjb

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  • Spring Tech Mixer

    31Ten Lounge

    Join us for our Spring Tech Mixer at 31Ten Lounge in Santa Monica on Thursday, May 10th from 6-8pm! The sun is shining, and it's time to bring the community together to meet, learn and innovate. Discuss the latest tech trends, meet your next co-founder, and learn about the exciting start ups in Los Angeles. Be sure to tell your tech team, your friends, and colleagues to come together for one night! We'll have drinks, networking and some tech favorites. Are you interested in getting involved? Reach out to Marnie for more info! In the meantime, if you are interested in a new role that will take your career in technology to the next level, apply here: https://goo.gl/4j6m4k As always, we would like to thank our sponsors Workbridge Associates and Jobspring Partners for sponsoring this month’s event. Interested in sponsoring a Tech in Motion event? Click Here! (https://goo.gl/WJrLjb) Workbridge Associates (http://www.workbridgeassociates.com/) | Jobspring Partners (http://www.jobspringpartners.com/) Workbridge Associates and Jobspring Partners are professional recruitment and placement agencies with operations in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Orange County, Toronto and now Dallas. They specialize in technology hiring for both permanent and contract positions, and are focused on bringing the technology community to the next level.

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  • IoT Demos and Drinks

    Expert DOJO, top level of Santa Monica Place

    Join us for a night of exploration into the IoT (Internet of Things) tech space on March 22nd now at Expert Dojo in Santa Monica! We plan on featuring cutting-edge devices and gadgets that fall under the IoT category - these products aim to simplify day-to-day life, improve experiences, and bring us closer to the future! Come grab a drink and some food, and get ready to learn the science behind creating an IoT item, get an exclusive, closeup look at what’s being developed, and network with the creators of the future of tech! FREE EVENT - RSVP NOW! Date: Thursday, March 22nd Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM LOCATION CHANGE: Expert DOJO (https://expertdojo.com/) - on the top level of the Santa Monica Shopping Mall beside the Cheesecake Factory. There is free parking in the Mall for 90 minutes. Whether you’re looking to learn about new tech trends in 2018, become more involved in the LA startup scene, or even make a career change, this will be the perfect chance to network! We'll see you there on the 22nd! ------ About our Venue Partner: Expert DOJO (https://expertdojo.com/) - Accelerator Expert DOJO is a business accelerator in Santa Monica where entrepreneurs can receive advice, investment and specialist help in all areas of your business growth. Their patented 12 step milestone sprint is unlike any other program available and gives you direct access to specialists in branding, design, business planning, product fit, strategic planning, web development, growth hacking and so much more. Join their program for business growth, referrals, workshops and so much more - https://expertdojo.com/programs/ . For details on all startup options email [masked] ------ Meet our Demos: Samsung (www.samsung.com/us/) - Electronics For over 70 years, Samsung has been dedicated to making a better world through diverse businesses that today span advanced technology, semiconductors, skyscraper and plant construction, petrochemicals, fashion, medicine, finance, hotels, and more. Our flagship company, Samsung Electronics, leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media. Through innovative, reliable products and services, talented people, a responsible approach to business and global citizenship, and collaboration with our partners and customers, Samsung is taking the world in imaginative new directions. Wemo - (www.belkin.com/us/) Wemo, the award-winning home automation and IoT brand from Belkin International, is the simple way to a smarter home. Wemo products let users control their household stuff right from their phone from anywhere. Approachable and fun to use, Wemo smart plugs, switches, lighting products and cameras provide easy solutions to everyday tasks. To learn more about Wemo visit our website at www.wemo.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram. Linksys - (www.linksys.com/us/) The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class technology, design and customer service. Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visit linksys.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube. Flo Technologies - (www.meetflo.com/) A first of its kind water monitoring and shut-off system that proactively detects micro-leaks and other vulnerabilities anywhere in your homes water supply, preventing costly damage by giving you the tools to stop damage and better maintain your home.

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  • Tech Trivia & Networking

    Wurstkuche

    Are you ready for our first event of 2018?! Grab your business cards and join us at 7pm at Wurstküche in Venice on Thursday, January 25th for our Tech Trivia Night! Come out for a fun night of Tech Trivia and Networking. Grab a drink, mingle and enjoy an evening with the local LA tech scene. Be sure to invite your friends and colleagues! We’ll be having Tech Trivia at the event, brush up on your tech-knowledge-y! Winner(s) will receive a prize!! **Tech Trivia will run for the first hour from 7pm-8pm, and is open to the first 40 guest. First come, first serve. We will be giving gift cards to the winning team. FREE EVENT TO ATTEND - RSVP NOW! * Food and beverages can be purchased through Wurstküche* Date: Thursday, January 25th Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Wurstküche (625 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90291) Whether you’re looking to learn about new tech trends in 2018, become more involved in the LA startup scene, or even make a career change, this will be the perfect chance to network! We'll see you there on the 25th!

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  • Winter Tech Mixer

    Expert DOJO, top level of Santa Monica Place

    It's time for another mixer! Grab your business cards and join us at 7pm at Expert DOJO in Santa Monica on Thursday, December 7th for our Winter Tech Mixer! Come grab some free food & drinks and mix, mingle and enjoy the evening with local LA technologists! Be sure to tell your friends and colleagues to come for a fantastic night of networking. We are adding a Holiday/Ugly sweater component to the event too! So dust off those sweaters and show some holiday pride! And don't forget your business cards because we will be raffling off a $50 Amazon gift card! FREE EVENT - RSVP NOW! Date: Thursday, December 7th Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM Location: Expert DOJO (https://expertdojo.com/) - on the top level of the Santa Monica Shopping Mall beside the Cheesecake Factory. There is free parking in the Mall for 90 minutes. Whether you’re looking to learn about new tech trends in 2017, become more involved in the LA startup scene, or even make a career change, this will be the perfect chance to network! We'll see you there on the 7th! ----- About our Venue Partner: Expert DOJO (https://expertdojo.com/) - Accelerator Expert DOJO is a business accelerator in Santa Monica where entrepreneurs can receive advice, investment and specialist help in all areas of your business growth. Their patented 12 step milestone sprint is unlike any other program available and gives you direct access to specialists in branding, design, business planning, product fit, strategic planning, web development, growth hacking and so much more. Join their program for business growth, referrals, workshops and so much more - https://expertdojo.com/programs/ . For details on all startup options email [masked] ----- Meet Our Sponsors Gust Launch (https://gust.com/launch/?discountCode=pitchgeniuslaunch.) - Gust Launch is the world's first Company-as-a-Service™: one platform to easily incorporate, start, and run a company like a seasoned entrepreneur, designed by experienced startup founders, investors, and lawyers to help from launch to exit. Starting with incorporation, Gust Launch takes founders through the process of setting up their company, then provides legal help from leading startup law firms on an ongoing basis and offers add-on packages to solve problems like bookkeeping and more as the company's needs grow. Learn more about Gust Launch and get a special offer for being a Tech in Motion member here (http://gust.com/launch/?discountCode=techinmotionlaunch)! Boingo Wireless (http://www.boingo.com) - Wifi Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Their vast footprint of DAS, Wi-Fi and small cells reaches more than a billion people annually, making Boingo one of the largest providers of indoor wireless networks. You'll find Boingo connecting people at airports, stadiums, military bases, convention centers, and commercial properties. To learn more about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com (http://www.boingo.com/). Working at Boingo comes with more perks than a paycheck. From team Hackathons and equity in the company to tuition reimbursement and subsidized electronic devices, Boingo brings together the brightest minds in tech, the best in wireless innovation and a work environment where people can and want to succeed. ----- Meet our Demos AfterNow (https://www.afternow.io/) - AR/VR AfterNow is an award-winning agile development agency that creates mixed, augmented, and virtual reality. They build business solutions and entertaining experiences. They have worked with Marvel, Disney, Warner Bros, Qualcomm, Hyperloop (HTT) and are one of the few Microsoft agency partners for the HoloLens. AfterNow will be demoing: Alien Wave - AfterNow partnered with Mira Prism to create an augmented reality first-person shooter game. Year 1957: Aliens from afar traveled through the Milky Way to conquer Earth as they plan an attack from behind the moon. In a desperate effort to defend our planet, global leaders are sending you, the best of the best, to fight the aliens off. The fate of the human race is in your hands. AR Pres - AfterNow is building a location-based presentation tool using augmented reality. We're making it easy for anyone to create and give presentations using virtual elements that are anchored in their physical surroundings. Whether it be in a showroom, an expo, or a sales meeting, presenters can wow their audience with virtual 3D models, animations, and annotations. Samsung (https://www.samsung.com/us/) - Electronics For over 70 years, Samsung has been dedicated to making a better world through diverse businesses that today span advanced technology, semiconductors, skyscraper and plant construction, petrochemicals, fashion, medicine, finance, hotels, and more. Our flagship company, Samsung Electronics, leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media. Through innovative, reliable products and services, talented people, a responsible approach to business and global citizenship, and collaboration with our partners and customers, Samsung is taking the world in imaginative new directions. Samsung with be bringing a Note 8 photo activation for our guests to interact and take pictures with. VR Territory (https://vrterritory.zone/en/home/) - Virtual Reality VR Territory is a Fully Immersive VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE CENTER. VR Territory is one of the very first arcades in the world dedicated to virtual reality and strives to bring the best entertainment and games to our consumers without the hassle or expensive set ups. With our mature business solution VR Territory is helping entrepreneurs and enthusiasts in becoming a virtual reality arcade owner with it's latest business offerings. Synthesis VR is the only complete and mature solution for Virtual Reality arcade management. Helping VR arcade owners around the world run their arcade in an efficient and automated manner. ----- Want to learn more about Tech in Motion and get involved? • Visit TechinMotionEvents.com (http://www.techinmotionevents.com/) • "Like" us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TechInMotionEvents/)! • Join the conversation on Twitter (https://twitter.com/tech_in_motion)! Share and follow along with @Tech_in_Motion • Check out our Tech Job Board (http://www.techinmotionevents.com/jobs) • Read insightful content from our speakers across the country on our blog (http://www.techinmotionevents.com/blog) • Interested in sponsoring a Tech in Motion event? Click Here (http://www.techinmotionevents.com/sponsors)!

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  • 2nd LA Annual Timmy Awards

    Upload Los Angeles

    The Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion (http://blogs.techinmotionevents.com/) is an awards ceremony recognizing the best places for tech professionals to work in Los Angeles. While many tech awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize those who employ those technologists, the companies and managers supporting and driving the innovation. The 2017 LA Timmy Awards (details below): Join us Thursday, September 28th at Upload LA to celebrate the winning organizations and individuals at the 2nd Annual Timmy Awards Ceremony! 7 PM - 9:30 PM The 2017 LA Award Categories & Finalists: Event Schedule: 7-8:00 PM - Food, Demos, Drinks & Networking 8-8:30 PM - Timmy Awards Ceremony 8:30-9:30 PM - The celebration (drinks, photos, music and more) ---- Meet the Host, Judge, and Presenter: Cameron Kashani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cameronkashani/) - Founder of COACCEL Godmother of Silicon Beach, Expert Speaker with US State Department, 3x founder, and single mom of twin boys, Cam Kashani has worked with 4000+ Entrepreneurs and 700+ startups. In 2010, Cam cofounded the first co-working space in Los Angeles for technology startups and entrepreneurs, Coloft, which was infamously referred to as “ground-zero for the LA tech ecosystem” with over 1400 alumni, including Uber LA, Instacart, Fullscreen. Today, Cam is on to her third company, COACCEL: The Human Accelerator, a unique 1-1, 3-month program, that focuses on building powerful, mindful leaders. She is on a mission to humanize business and her vision is a global economy that thrives on WE, not ME. While Cam works with men and women, she is specifically passionate about working with women because she believes that if women embrace their own deeply rooted power, they can collectively shift the energy in business and ultimately create a harmonious environment for all. ---- Meet the Judges and Presenters: Chadwick Turner (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chadwickturner/) - Founder of Circle Reality Chadwick Turner is the founder of Circle Reality, an immersive media consultancy. In addition, he is a partner at Clever Fox Media, a multimedia creative agency. Chadwick has extensive experience in the virtual reality industry, having worked within the intersection of entertainment & technology for much of his 10-year professional career. Prior to his focus in immersive media, Chadwick worked as a business development executive for Amazon digital platforms and also in strategic business development, technical, and marketing roles at MANDT VR, Vrideo, 21st Century Fox, and Creative Artists Agency. John Siegel (https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-siegel-9b722149/) - Writer at Built in LA John Siegel was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Five years in Chicago left him with a passion for telling stories and the desire never to spend a winter in the Midwest again. John currently works for Built in LA and has covered Southern California-based startups for the last year-and-a-half. He has also written extensively about business, music, and sports. William Chun (https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamchun/) - LA Deputy Mayor Appointed by Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, Mr. Chun serves as the Deputy Mayor of Economic Development. Over an 18-year career, he has been involved in a broad range of economic development projects and investment deals in real estate and tech. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office in 2013, Mr. Chun was Vice President at Capri Global, a private equity and investment manager with almost $4 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for sourcing and underwriting acquisitions, asset management and equity investment activities including origination, direct and joint venture investing. Prior to joining Capri, he was a Project Manager at the Community Redevelopment Agency in the City of Los Angeles and was an analyst at CBRE’s consulting group. ---- Check out the Venue: Upload, Inc. (https://upload.io/)- AR/VR Company Upload, Inc. is a multi-faceted company focused on accelerating the growth of the AR/VR industry. We are passionate about fostering a community that will bring immersive technology to life in a way that creates a positive impact. The core domains of the business are co-working, skills training, curating events and media. The Upload SF and LA campuses are hybrid coworking, incubation and education spaces. The editorial site offers the latest industry news on all things happening in the global VR/AR ecosystem. Upload is fully ingrained in the immersive technology industry since May 2014, driving it forward through an inclusive community-oriented approach. ---- Meet Our Beverage Partner: Venice Duck Brewery (http://www.veniceduckbrewery.com/) - Venice Duck was inspired by a local legend of a guy who went to a party in the Venice canals and woke up the next day on the sidewalk covered with ducks. We hope you wake up in your own bed, or at least someone else’s. We are two bartenders from Venice Beach who love good beer. We are Venice Duck. Our beer represent people from all walks of life that bring their uniqueness to Venice, a place where everyone feels welcome just as they are. Venice Duck captures the life style where the city meets the beach. Where crime meets art. Where tech meets surf. We are beer inspired people who make people inspired beer. #findtheduck http://www.veniceduck.com ---- Meet our Demos: BRCHN Design House (http://brchndesignhouse.com) - From robotic automated manufacturing to the future of personal transportation, entertainment innovation to consumer tech, BRCHN Design House has a proven track record of concept to market product development across a plethora of industries. Utilizing cutting edge design tools, visualization renderers, and prototyping technology, along with a focus on sustainability, manufacturability, efficiency, and quality design, they blur the lines between art and science to create beautiful, functional products. Instagram (http://instagram.com/brchndesignhouse)| Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/brchndesignhouse/)| Twitter (http://twitter.com/brchndh) Drone Base - (https://www.dronebase.com/) DroneBase is the leading provider of drone services and the go-to platform for professional and hobbyist drone pilots alike. Powered by technology and the world's largest network of drone pilots, DroneBase provides aerial imagery and data to a wide range of industries at a fraction of the cost and time ---- Meet Our Photographer Steven Jay (http://www.stevenjayphoto.com/) - Photographer Steven Jay is an event, portrait, and real estate photographer. He's been in Los Angeles for 16 years. He loves everything about this city, except the traffic. ---- For more information on the event, please check out our website: http://blogs.techinmotionevents.com/ ---- As always we would like to thank our sponsors Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates for sponsoring this month’s event. Interested in sponsoring a Tech in Motion event? email: [masked]

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