"Designing beyond the Device" with Jod Kaftan of BLITZ

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Yahoo! Santa Monica

2450 Broadway · Santa Monica, CA

How to find us

Follow the signs posted in the courtyard area

Location image of event venue


Please join us on Thursday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at Yahoo! Santa Monica when Jod Kaftan (http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2893888) shares his thoughts about "Designing beyond the Device". As usual, refreshments will be served. We are grateful for our generous sponsor -- Yahoo, who has kindly provided our meeting space and refreshments.

Jod Kaftan (http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2893888) is the Experience Design Director at BLITZ Agency (http://www.blitzagency.com/) in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to BLITZ, Jod worked at The Los Angeles Times, Schematic, Razorfish, Citysearch and AOL. In addition to being the Design Director at BLITZ, he is also a writer. And, as a writer, Jod has been published in Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, New York Magazine, This American Life and UX Booth (http://www.uxbooth.com/author/jodkaftan/).

Jod an be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jodspeed

Park on the street or across at the DMV parking lot (http://goo.gl/maps/3Y9RT). Don't try to use the underground parking as it costs $30. Here is a map (http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/1/2/b/8/highres_142144792.jpeg) to help you find your way.


7:00 PM - Registration

7:30 PM - Event Begins

7:35 PM - Sponsor Announcement

7:40 PM - Community and Job Announcements

7:45 PM - Speaker Introduction

7:45 PM - Presentation by Jod Kaftan on "Designing beyond the Device" followed by Q&A

8:45 PM - Walk over to McCabes Bar & Grill for the "After the Event" gathering

After the event:
we will gather at McCabes Bar & Grill (http://goo.gl/maps/TPCDN) which is a short walk from Yahoo! for anyone interested. The address is 2455 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA (http://goo.gl/maps/mcNJ)

Follow us on Twitter: @LAUXMeetup (http://twitter.com/LAUXmeetup)
Event hashtag: #BeyondDevice (http://twitter.com/#%21/search/realtime/%23BeyondDevice) & #LAUX (http://twitter.com/#%21/search/realtime/%23LAUX)
Jod Kaftan: @jodspeed (http://twitter.com/jodspeed)
Yahoo!: @Yahoo (http://twitter.com/Yahoo)
List of all those involved or helping with tonight's event:
http://twitter.com/#!/LAUXmeetup/beyonddevice/members (http://twitter.com/#%21/LAUXmeetup/beyonddevice/members)

Thank you Denise Walker (http://twitter.com/denisewalkerla) of TechZulu (http://techzulu.com/) and Matt Dandurand (http://twitter.com/mediacontour) of Media Contour (http://www.mediacontour.com/) for the press coverage of the event.

Event filming: Nicola Scaramuzzo

Photography: Marcella Missirian, Gavin Burnett

Live Tweeting: Cherry Davis, Garick Chan, Valeria Kholostenko, Alaia Williams

Guest Relations: Nate Uchida, Kristin Kazamaki, Sharon Folio, Pavel Binar, Valerie Kameya

Special thanks to the following individuals:
Jod Kaftan (http://twitter.com/jodspeed), Brian Channell (http://twitter.com/beactive), Carlos Salazar (http://twitter.com/CharlieSalazar), Chris Chandler (http://twitter.com/chrischandler), Christian Sosa-Lanz (http://twitter.com/csosalanz), Crystal Ehrlich (http://twitter.com/cbehrlich) and Jason Gillard (http://twitter.com/JasonGillard)

Volunteer hashtags:
@MarcellaMssrian (http://twitter.com/MarcellaMssrian), @ilovegarick (http://twitter.com/ILoveGarick), @Cherry_LA (http://twitter.com/Cherry_LA), @vkholostenko, (http://twitter.com/vkholostenko) @daformidablefoe (http://twitter.com/daformidablefoe), @creativemakiWRD (http://twitter.com/creativemakiWRD), @filtergavin (http://twitter.com/filtergavin), @heyhockeypuck, (http://twitter.com/heyhockeypuck) @AlaiaWilliams (http://twitter.com/AlaiaWilliams), @PCartiste, (http://twitter.com/pcartiste) @PavelBinar (http://twitter.com/pavelbinar) and more to come!