5 LA tech events you won't want to miss this week

by John Siegel
December 4, 2017

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Every week, we dig through our calendar to bring you the five most exciting events in LA tech. Check out our top picks below, and be sure to look at our full event calendar for more LA tech events.

Innovate Pasadena "Jingle & Mingle" Holiday Mixer, Tuesday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Innovate Pasadena, a meetup group dedicated to growing the tech community in the beautiful city of Pasadena, is joining up with WeWork Pasadena one more time for its final mixer of 2017. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP while you still can. 

Athena.LA Launch Party Featuring Slingshot Aerospace Co-Founder & CTO Melanie Stricklan, Tuesday, December 5 at 6 p.m.

Head down to Santa Monica this Tuesday night for the first-ever Athena.LA mixer, hosted by the SAM Preccelerator program. It's a great opportunity to mingle with the best and brightest women in tech, from product pros to devs and even a few financial analysts. Word on the street is that wine and Beyonce tunes will be plentiful. The night's special guest is retired Major Melanie Stricklan, co-founder and CTO of Slingshot Aerospace, which was a member of Techstars LA's inaugural class.

10th Annual Digital Family Reunion, Wednesday, December 6 at 4 p.m.

The Digital Family Reunion is turning 10 and is celebrating this Wednesday night in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. This year's theme is "envisioning LA tech in 2027," and it will feature a panel discussion, an accelerator and incubator alley, an area dedicated to AR and VR demos, and many, many more activities to choose from.

Sports Tech Meetup, December 6 at 6 p.m

The counties of Los Angeles and Orange are home to nine (soon to be 10) professional sports teams, and our rich history of success — the Dodgers' unsuccessful run at the World Series this year notwithstanding — is well known. This week, the StubHub Center will play host to the SportsTechie Los Angeles holiday mixer. Join representatives from local startups and AEG for a night of discussion about, well, sports.

Winter Tech Mixer, Thursday, December 7 at 7 p.m.

This Thursday, Tech In Motion, the group responsible for the Timmy Awards, is hosting its final event of 2017 on the Santa Monica Pier. Sponsors such as Boingo Wireless will be on hand to celebrate another wildly successful year for LA tech. RSVP while there's still space available!

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