The 5 best events for LA’s tech startup community this week

Written by Tessa McLean
Published on Jan. 05, 2015
The 5 best events for LA’s tech startup community this week


Looking to expand your network or learn more about the latest news in LA tech in 2015? Our weekly event roundup will help you emerse yourself in the tech lifestyle; from founder talks to a tech demo night, this week is full of events sure to inspire anyone in LA.

1. Targeting Marketing Tactics: Finding Your Best Audience, Jan. 6 at 8 a.m.

The purpose of this event is to help business owners put together their marketing calendar for 2014.  If we know when everything is supposed to happen, we eliminate the marketing melt downs which can plague our prosperity!

2. Getting More From Agile or Scrum, Jan. 6 at 10 a.m.

Scrum is a software development methodology based on Agile principles. Agile methodologies promote a project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation, a leadership philosophy using teamwork, self-organization and accountability, with strong customer involvement.

3. General Assembly DTLA Open House, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.

Refresh your resume with a new skill this Winter and come back to school with General Assembly! Preview our Winter course selection, learn about upcoming workshops and events, meet instructors, hear from students, and get to know more about the growing General Assembly community in DTLA.

4. Jon Morra @ eHarmony, Jan. 8 at 12 p.m.

eHarmony has been creating successful matches for over 15 years. Over that time, our processes have grown in complexity from handmade linear functions to very complex multi-stage pipelines involving some of the latest techniques in data processing, data mining, and machine learning. In this talk I will go over our current data pipeline and highlight recent changes, including the addition of image processing and contextual bandit learning to help improve users' experience on our site.

5. Entrepreneur_SHIFT, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m.

Let's face it, success is personal. Either you have what it takes or you don't, right? Wrong. You can learn the skills to be successful such as sharpening your first impression, developing your speaking style, strengthening your confidence level, or learning what kind of power to use in certain situations. During EntrepreneurSHIFT you'll learn these tools and what it takes to achieve true success and stop playing small.

Have a great new year LA and be sure to check out our events calendar for all the other tech events happening around town. 

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