5 upcoming tech and networking events to check out

May 18, 2018
Los Angeles Tech Networking Event
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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.

 

Glendale Tech on Tap's 2 Year Anniversary "Passion, Persistence, and Patience", Wednesday, May 23 at 5 p.m.

Glendale's monthly tech meetup, Glendale Tech on Tap, is celebrating its second anniversary this week at Underdogs on Brand Boulevard. Presenting this week will be tech veteran and USC grad Ani Torosyan, who is the founder and CEO of Glendale-based DishDivvy. Stop by to hear Torosyan discuss what she sees as the three pillars of business and life: passion, persistence and patience. 

 

Blockdaemon Housewarming Party, Wednesday, May 23 at 6 p.m.

Brooklyn-based blockchain outfit Blockdaemon is celebrating the opening of its LA office this Wednesday night in Culver City. Join the team for a night of networking, snacks and beverages, and meet blockchain expert and serial entrepreneur Konstantin Richter. 

 

All things Crypto and Cannabis, Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.

If you're interested in cryptocurrency, cannabis or both, you won't want to miss this week's panel discussion organized by Los Angeles Cannabis Tech. A number of founders, investors and industry experts will be on hand to discuss advances in crypto and the cannabis tech industry six months post-legalization.

 

GA + BCG Digital Ventures Present: The Power of UX Design Across All Industries, Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.

General Assembly Santa Monica and BCG Digital Ventures are teaming up this week for a panel discussion about all things user experience. On hand will be UX experts from LEGO Creative Play Lab, Interface Human and Belkin, in addition to GA and BCGDV.

 

Workshop: Hacking 101, Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. 

Next week, cybersecurity expert Jose Hernandez will be in Pasadena for a presentation on the tools, frameworks and defense techniques he and his colleagues are using. Hernandez will cover several attack methodologies used during penetration tests to reveal network vulnerabilities attackers could exploit.

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