6 tech events we're checking out this week

by John Siegel
May 11, 2018
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KARTHIK & KANCHAN KADAMBI

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.

 

Built In Brews at SteelHouse, Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. 

Join the Built In LA team this Thursday evening at the SteelHouse headquarters in Culver City for a night of food, cocktails and great conversation. Stop by and learn about the tech they use, what it's like to be a SteelHouse employee and why the company gives employees $2,000 a year to go on vacation.

 

How Influencer Marketing Really Works, Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Tonight, Vow To Be Chic co-founder Corinne Crockett will lead a discussion on the ever-evolving practice of influencer marketing. Head to General Assembly Santa Monica to learn more about best practices and trends she's keeping her eye on.

 

Coaching in the Workplace, Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.

At some point in the last century, the idea of bosses as taskmasters trained in the science of micro-management slowly slipped away, replaced instead with senior-level employees working to provide their teams with what they need to succeed. Tuesday night, General Assembly Santa Monica is hosting an event featuring a number leadership experts to discuss how to take a coach-like approach in the workplace.

 

Content on Tap: A Toast to Media Makers, Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Sabio and Next American Media Makers are joining forces this week at the Cismontane Brewing Co. in Santa Ana for a night dedicated to local media professionals. Stop by and learn about the training opportunities Media Makers offers to professionals who want to make an impact with digital photography, video and written content.

 

How Software Companies are Redefining UX, Wednesday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Offering customers a smooth digital experience is critical for businesses today. Knowing what customers want and expect from a user experience perspective benefits both the customer and the business. Join key officials from Google Cloud, EviteBuoyant and Ytel as they discuss the most critical trends and innovations in digital user experience. Ytel and the Internet Marketing Association are sponsoring the event.

 

Urban Tech Connect, Thursday, May 17 at 9 a.m.

UrbanTech Connect, an organization fostering entrepreneurship in South LA, is hosting its first ever conference this Thursday. Join Mayor Eric Garcetti, NBA champion Matt Barnes, and artist and tech investor Chamillionaire in a star-studded cast of LA techies.

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