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The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup

Los Angeles is home to one of the largest volunteer-run User Experience (UX) professional development organizations in the world. The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup has more than 5,300 members.

Since the organization was founded on April 21, 2007 by Lynn Boyden (http://www.linkedin.com/in/lrb23), Chris Chandler (http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrischandler), Craig Nakano and Weston Thompson (http://www.linkedin.com/in/westonthompson), over 60 events have been held for User Experience Designers, Information Architects, Interaction Designers, UX Researchers, Usability Analysts and Engineers and others interested in UX-related topics. Our events are open to the public, are usually free and range in size from small gatherings to events with 400 attendees. Some of the topics covered since 2007 have been accessibility, taxonomy, internet technology, lean UX, Customer Experience (CX), mobile design, prototyping and much more.

The group also partners with other local UX groups to put together events. A listing of the other UX organizations in the area can be found on this Quora thread.

Throughout the years, many UX professionals in the Los Angeles area have contributed substantial time and effort to grow the community. In particular, these leaders played a crucial part in the group's history:

Alberta Soranzo (http://www.linkedin.com/in/albertasoranzo/)

Alex Vejnoska (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alex-vejnoska/10/8a5/705)

Alexa Roman (http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexaroman)

Alexis Antonelli (http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexisantonelli)

Amy Li (http://www.linkedin.com/in/meidesign)

Angel Anderson (http://www.linkedin.com/in/angeljanderson)

Brian Clayton (http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=155165552)

Carlos (Charlie) Salazar (http://www.linkedin.com/in/charliesalazar)

Chris Chandler (http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrischandler)

Christian Sosa-Lanz (http://www.linkedin.com/in/csosalanz)

Christopher Rider (http://www.linkedin.com/in/cjrider)

Coco Chalfant (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/coco-chalfant/0/83a/906)

Craig Nakano

Crystal Ehrlich (http://www.linkedin.com/in/crystalehrlich)

Darren Wong (http://www.linkedin.com/in/sticboy)

Grace Lau (http://www.linkedin.com/in/gracelau)

Hannah Galloway (http://www.linkedin.com/in/hgalloway)

Janette Shew (http://www.linkedin.com/in/janetteshew)

Jason Gillard (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jasongillard)

Jens Jonason (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jensjonason)

Jessica DuVerneay (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicaduverneay)

Jill Strawbridge (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jillstrawbridge)

John Khuu

Jon Plummer (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jplummer)

Kathy Mirescu (http://www.linkedin.com/in/kathymirescu)

Lara Fedoroff (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lara-fedoroff/7/982/344)

Lynn Boyden (http://www.linkedin.com/in/lrb23)

Matthew Hays (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-hays/6/3a0/759)

Michael Stancato (http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelstancato)

Monique Escamilla (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/monique-escamilla/2/1b9/89b)

Noel Saw (http://www.linkedin.com/in/noelsaw)

Nuzi Barkatally

Patrick Neeman (http://www.linkedin.com/in/usabilitycounts)

Peter Maziak (http://www.linkedin.com/in/maziak)

Rajesh Sharma (http://www.linkedin.com/in/rajeshxsharma)

Sam Bloomberg-Rissmann (http://www.linkedin.com/in/sambloombergrissman)

Sarah Stern (http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahstern)

Seth Gordon (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/seth-gordon/1/6b2/26b)

Steven Diebold (http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevendiebold)

Susan Oslin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanoslinuxdesigner)

Tai Green (http://www.linkedin.com/in/taigreene)

Tim Gallati (http://www.linkedin.com/in/timgallati)

Tim Richards (http://www.linkedin.com/in/nanotim)

Weston Thompson (http://www.linkedin.com/in/westonthompson)


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Upcoming events (1)

LAUX Holiday Mixer Party

Fractal (New Office)


The Los Angeles User Meetup invites our amazing design community to our Holiday Party & Mixer! This year our friends at Fractal in Santa Monica are hosting us at their new office on Wilshire. Fractal will be providing a generous spread of festive food and soft beverages. We want to keep it casual this year. There’s no talk, panel, or agenda. Just come and meet your fellow UX designers to talk shop about all things design and technology-related. Is there an after-party, you ask? As tradition dictates, we will continue the festivities at The Misfit afterward. *About Fractal* Fractal is a technology innovation agency helping companies build game-changing products and elite internal development teams. Fractal was born to help innovators and disruptors harness the full power of custom software development. We practice a combination of agile, lean, and design thinking philosophies that codifies best practices and methodologies from a number of Silicon Valley thought leaders. We enable business and technology leaders to discover, attract, enable and retain top tier talent they need to capitalize on category-defining opportunities. Learn more: http://thefractalway.com/

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