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Cross Campus Old Pasadena: Friday morning coffee meetup

Adventures in STEAM with a presentation by STEAM:CODERS founder Raymond Ealy

I’m going to have to volunteer some time to this organization.

After the meetup I had a grand conversation with Joe Love II about food. I hope we’ll manage to reconnect later on.

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Cross Campus Old Pasadena: Innovate Pasadena - “Who is this TED guy anyway? And what the heck is TEDx?”

Innovate Pasadena coffee meetup
“Who is this TED guy anyway? And what the heck is TEDx?”

While short and relatively interesting, this talk felt kind of like filler compared to what Friday morning coffees typically present. I’m surprised that it was something that came out of someone who organizes TEDx talks (aside from the short length). The take away was definitely don’t do one of these talks the day before one of the areas biggest TEDx events of the year. The worst part was that she was tired as the result of the event coming up on Saturday and didn’t get the real PR value out of it because the event had been sold out for months already. Better, she should have done it the week before the next event to lead into it.

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Andy Wilson speaking at Innovate Pasadena. “My First Rodeo”: Campaign Reflections & Insights

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Innovate Pasadena: Valerie Alexander on “How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace”

Sadly, based on the general attendance in comparison to typical weeks and someone who asked new people to raise their hands, there was a terrible turnout of the “regulars” and the majority of those there were first-timers. I’m not sure if it was the timing with the beginning of Summer or perhaps the title of the topic that scared the usual crowds away, but one thing is clear. THEY REALLY MISSED OUT! I’ve been to half a dozen or so of these coffees, and hundreds of presentations in this genre and this was easily one of the best I’ve ever seen.

I’ve written a separate post on some of the detais… It was that good!

Valerie Alexander at Innovate Pasadena

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Innovate Pasadena Coffee Meetup with Drew Koven, Managing Dir. of LDR Ventures, an LA based Venture Capital group, talking about the path to profitability.

Adjoa apparently photobombed my attempt to photograph the Innovate Pasadena sign at the entrance. She did a great job turning Koven’s rather drab, self-promoting presentation into lyrical poetry though.

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WordPress Pasadena Meetup for April

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Cross Campus Old Pasadena

Attending the Advanced WordPress Meetup (Advanced Topics April 2017 Edition)

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Jacob Reitzin presents: “Bootstrapping Technology and Great User Experience” | Innovate Pasadena

The founder of Dude I Need a Truck talks about his startup experience

Innovate Pasadena presents Jacob Reitzin on: “Bootstrapping Technology and Great User Experience” at Cross Campus, Old Town Pasadena, 87 N Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103 on :

Jacob gave a nice and humanizing presentation on some of the philosophy behind his startup. Though he didn’t get very deep into the topic indicated by the title of his talk, he was very engaging in exactly the manner you’d expect that a dude with a truck could be.

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