Top LA tech events for the week

by John Siegel
February 12, 2018

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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.


Nonprofits in Latino Communities Bridging the Technology Divide, Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m.

It's easy to look at the technology divide as a concept that only affects emerging countries, but it's also something that is a problem in communities in the inner cities here in the U.S. Join a number of nonprofits this week to address the role of technology as a tool to empower LA's vibrant Hispanic community. 


DTLA Community Hack Night at Nordstrom Rack/HauteLookTuesday, February 13 at 7 p.m.

Interested in hanging out with some like-minded tech individuals, grabbing some grub and do a little hacking? Head down to the HauteLook headquarters in the heart of DTLA for their monthly hackathon for a chance to learn new skills, plan new projects and win a gift card in a coding challenge.


Stage Venture Partners and Central City Association Technology Summit, Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 a.m.

This week, The Central City Association (CCA) and Stage Venture Partners are holding their inaugural Technology Summit right in the middle of DTLA. CCA is dedicated to empowering downtown Los Angeles by promoting the tech companies that call it home, creating a community where employees can both live and work in harmony. 


Females in Fashion and Technology, Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Girls in Tech Los Angeles is partnering with TechStyle Fashion Group, home to Fabletics, JustFab, ShoeDazzle and FabKids for this event. Get a behind-the-scenes view of not only the technology these companies are leveraging but the people behind these successful Silicon Beach-based brands. The event kicks off with drinks and snacks, then features a panel of female executives sharing their experience, as well as their predictions for the future of fashion, e-commerce, subscription-based business models and digital marketing. And bonus: there's a chance to win a $100 gift card for TechStyle brands! Make sure to pack your business cards for both the raffle and the great networking opportunity.


Hustle While You Work with Initialized & Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian, Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m.

Join Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian and co-founders of LA-based companies Open Listings, The Noun Project and AdQuick for a discussion about the current tech landscape and about the process of identifying high-potential startups. 


Bonus Event for Next Week: Built In Brews at FloQast, Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Sherman Oaks-based FloQast is hosting the first Built In Brews of 2018 at the brand new 20,000-square-foot headquarters right off the 405 in Sherman Oaks. Stop by and hear about the company's explosive employee growth in 2017, check out the new space and have one or two pints, courtesy of Van Nuys-based MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.

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