Friday, January 18, 2019
8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
at Cross Campus, 85 N. Raymond Avenue · Pasadena, CA
Less than 1% of the earth’s water is potable and suitable for our survival. Today, we are using up those resources faster than they are naturally replenished. By the year 2050 we will see the world population grow by 50%. Compound that growth with increased standards of living and increased per capita usage and there is a disaster in the making. As agriculture and residential water consumers battle over water rights, residential consumers will win in the short term. Will they really win in the end?
If we do nothing, our grandchildren will be faced with famine and lack of water on a global scale. Droughts like we are experiencing in the 9 western states give us a glimpse of what a future with limited potable water would be like. In a recent 5-year period, water prices increased 41%. Energy prices are rising at a similar rate. Fines for “bad behavior” are more common, but ineffective.
The only way to truly solve this dilemma is to make water conservation second nature. What are the characteristics of such a solution? Can we access the solution on a personal level? Come to the Friday MeetUp at Cross Campus on 1/18/19 to learn what you can do to join the movement toward intelligent water and energy solutions.
Kerry Austin-Dunkijacobs - Disruptor for Good l Inventor l Water Conservation Advocate l Co-Founder l CEO
Epiphany Shower US l Intelligent Green Products
Kerry Austin-Dunkijacobs is a problem-solving visionary that creates solutions that are unique, simple to use, and provide uncompromising performance. A “conscious capitalist,” I listen to the spoken and unspoken needs of all the stakeholders that impact the products and companies that I envision and bring to life.
By focusing on Disruptive Innovation that creates widespread product adoption and continued enthusiastic use by consumers, I envision products that are so effective and aesthetically pleasing that they become the standard by which competitive products are measured.
My most recent product, the Epiphany!™ 1000 Digital Flow Optimizer, brings this philosophy to the Bath and Shower space. Saving a typical 50-60% in water and energy use, this device delivers Conservation without Compromise™, Benefits without Sacrifice™ and Savings without Effort™.
Vision must be complemented by the ability to execute. The most critical component of execution is the ability to identify the right talent to move a project along from the earliest concept stages through product development and on to marketing, manufacturing, distribution and customer service. The team we assembled at Intelligent Green Products and Epiphany Shower US brings together a unique blend of product development, business development, marketing, and finance needed to create successful products in today’s rapidly evolving markets.
A tech conference carefully crafted for you by your GDG community! All about Android, Web, and Cloud from the world experts!
Join us for one day of talks, codelabs, and breakout sessions from the GDGLA team, Googlers, and major companies using Google Technologies.
We will be serving morning refreshments and lunch. More importantly we will be giving away over hundreds of dollars worth of prizes throughout the day! All attendees will have a chance to win Gift Cards, Google Home devices, Google Daydream Headsets, and much more.
Come learn about Android, Firebase, Machine Learning, Artificial Reality, Virtual Reality, and more
Sun, December 2, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST
at Cross Campus, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Virtual HWC for site builders who either can’t make a regular in-person meeting or don’t yet have critical mass to host one in their area. Everyone of all levels is welcome to participate remotely! Hosted on Google Hangouts. Virtual on Pacific Time. We will be using Google Hangouts; a link to the hangout will be posted here closer to the date.
- 18:30–19:30 PST (2:30–3:30 UTC, 21:30–22:30 EST): Quiet Writing hours: Ask for help, write code, or just talk.
- 19:30–21:00 PST (3:30–5:00 UTC, 22:30–00:00 EST): Demos, followed by talking through recent IndieWeb news.
@ PayLease – San Diego, CAI'll be giving a talk about microformats at the SDPHP meetup group. Learn about microformats(.org), a simple way to markup structural information in your HTML. I will walk through how to publish microformats, how they are parsed, and some compelling use-cases for both publishers and consumers. For more information and RSVP, visit the meetup.com event page.Add to calendar
I wish I could attend this talk by gRegor this week. If you’re a web developer or designer in the San Diego area, I highly recommend you attend as there aren’t many people who could speak on this important topic as well as he can.
DTLA Mini Maker Faire is back for the third time! Los Angeles is again joining a global network of Maker Faires to celebrate invention, creativity, craftsmanship, science, and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Do-It-Together (DIT) culture with more diverse representations of all of the kinds of making in Los Angeles and beyond!
Proudly hosted by the Los Angeles Public Library, the DTLA Mini Maker Faire will take place at the gorgeous and historic Central Library in downtown Los Angeles (otherwise known as DTLA).
Questions? Want to talk to an organizer? Interested in becoming a sponsor? Visit our Contact page.
Attendance is Free! Why sign up for a ticket?
Due to the limited space at the Central Library, participants are strongly recommended to register for a ticket. In addition, signing up for a ticket will help us better plan our exhibits and interactive displays so that we will have enough materials for everyone to take part and enjoy.
And there's more! All registered attendees will receive a DTLA Maker Faire sticker at check-in that will be accepted as a discount voucher at various nearby eateries. A complete list of participating stores will be provided at check-in. Also, all registered participants will be automatically entered to win a really cool prize tote at check-in. Winner will be notified via email.
Do I need to bring my ticket with me?
Yes, please bring your printed ticket or have your confirmation QR code ready on your smart device for faster check-in at the event entry.
When will DTLA Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?
It will be on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST
More information at dtla.makerfaire.com.
Where can I park?
You may park in the commercial parking garage located at 524 South Flower Street.
Please enter and exit the Westlawn parking garage from Flower Street entrance; it's the first driveway, with a ramp going down. With the anticipated traffic congestion and several street closures and detours due to the construction work in the vicinity, please plan your travel time and route accordingly and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.
When entering the garage after 9:30 a.m. and exiting by 5:30 p.m., parking is $1.00 flat rate with LAPL library card validation. To obtain a validation, you must show your Los Angeles Public Library library card at the Information Desk on the first floor. If you do not have a LAPL library card, you may apply for one on the day of the event. It's free to get a library card.
Where is the handicap parking located?
The Central Library is fully accessible to the disabled throughout the building. Flower and Fifth Street entrances have ramps.
There are two options for handicapped parking:
- There are two handicapped parking spaces with no meters or charge located on the south side of Fifth Street close to the Fifth Street entrance to the building for vehicles with a disabled placard.
- The Westlawn commercial parking lot at 524 S. Flower Street has the disabled parking symbol on its sign. The spaces are available immediately to the right as you enter the garage.
Is public transportation available?
The Metro Blue Line and Metro Red Line both have stops near Central Library. Most buses which come downtown stop near the Central Library. Check the MTA website for rates, routes, and schedules. Please note that due to the ongoing Metro Regional Connector Transit Project, Metro Rail and Bus service may be impacted.
For real-time rail and bus service information, please click here or call 323.GO.METRO
Will you have bike parking?
Yes, the Central Library has 12 U-bike racks in front of the 5th Street entrance, 4 U-bike racks on Hope Street near the library's Hope Street entrance, and there is a single-sided grid bike rack by the staircase next to the Library's Flower Street entrance.
Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?
Yes! Please contact the Volunteer Engagement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org call (213) 228-7490.
What if it rains?
The show will go on! Only a portion of the exhibits will be outdoor. Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. We will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.
What can I expect?
To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised, intrigued, and inspired with every corner that you turn.
DTLA Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
Fri, Nov 2, 2018, 8:15 AM at Cross Campus Pasadena Embark Ventures is a pre-seed and seed stage fund focused on “deep tech” - companies with proprietary and highly defensible technology that is a strong competitive barrier. Particularly interested in cyber-security, robotics, advanced manufacturing, materials, and bio/med tech but open to other opportunities that have a highly technical/proprietary core. We invest early (generally first institutional round) with check sizes between $250k and $1M typically. Most of our companies are pre-product, and our goal is to get them to first customer/revenue on our round of financing. Will discuss the Southern California eco-system for “deep tech” startups and bridging the gap between R&D and engineering Peter Lee is the Founding Managing Partner at Embark Ventures, a seed stage venture capital fund based in Los Angeles focused on “deep tech” companies in industries such as robotics, advanced manufacturing, and cybersecurity. Prior to entering venture capital, he was the VP of Product at a venture backed startup in the digital media space. Peter was a manager with McKinsey and also worked as a product manager at Microsoft. Peter earned his BS and MS at MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 8:15 AM at Cross Campus Pasadena
Jeff Keltner began his career at IBM. After 3 uneventful years, he moved to Google to help launch the Google Apps (now GSuite) business. After running the Education team for 4 years and growing the business to 70% market share, he transitioned to help launch the Chromebook product line and drove the go-to-market strategy.
But 6 years and 2 major launches were at Google was enough. Following this 6-year stint helping launch new businesses at Google, he joined other Xooglers to help launch Upstart the first lending platform to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to price credit and automate the borrowing process. He is now leading Powered by Upstart, Upstart’s new white label offering for banks.
The transition from employee to intrapreneur to entrepreneur may seem daunting - but it’s easier than you think. Come hear about Jeff’s story and the lessons you can take away from his experiences.
Jeff joined Upstart after spending 6 years at Google. He launched and built the Google Apps for Education business, growing market share from zero to almost 70% in its first four years. Jeff spearheaded marketing efforts for Google Apps in Global 2000 accounts and led sales, business development, and go-to-market strategy for the launch of Chrome devices in the education and enterprise sectors. He spent several years in direct sales at IBM, always exceeding quota, and was a founding engineer and led UI developer at SSB Technologies. Jeff holds a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University.
Hello makers, designers and enthusiasts! Welcome to NASA Space Apps Hackathon 2018 Pasadena, a three day event with presentations by industry professionals and 48 hours of hacking! Everyone is welcome to join and a background in coding or computers is not necessary. We will open the event on Friday with speakers from JPL, The Planetary Soceity, and Space Decentral. Saturday the hacking will begin and teams will tackle an array of challenges which are designed by NASA. Two teams from this portion will be selected by our judges to go on to the national round. Space Apps takes place in over 69 countries and is the largest hackathon in the world. Last year we had 28,000 participants and in 2016 the global winner came out of the Pasadena event.
I’ve been asked to give a 15 minute talk at this event on Friday evening.
Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 8:15 AM People often dream of moving on from their corporate job to start their own "thing". This often includes the hope that they can do something better for the world then what they are doing for the corporation. We will cover the good, bad and ugh-ly of making the transition from the corporate world to making a difference through social entrepreneurship.
We are excited to announce Riverside’s second WordCamp, happening at SolarMax Technologies on November 3rd and 4th, 2018. Camp will be from 8am – 5pm on both days.
As we focus on Building Our Local WordPress Community, we invite you to join in! Plan to attend, share the event and bring a friend! Tickets are available now and sessions will be offered for every level, from total beginner to advanced developer.
This is your chance to talk, share and learn from other Southern California bloggers, designers, developers, and business owners. Our sponsors will be there to provide insight on their products, giving you the leading edge, as well.
Feel free to contact the organizers if you have any questions and make sure to subscribe to updates to stay in the loop.
I have to go now… I’m going to be giving a talk at the Camp! Can anyone guess the topic?
Fri, Oct 5, 2018, 8:15 AM at Cross Campus, 85 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA
While AI, VR, and AR are now revolutionizing healthcare from the operating room to medical education, most of this technology’s influence on the sector is not yet consumer facing. Wellness and activity apps abound, but true personalized health is not yet a reality. Stayhealthy CEO, John Collins, has been at the forefront of healthcare tech since 1998.
Today, Stayhealthy has partnered with Augmently, a leading creative tech agency, to leverage AR as a way to personalize healthcare by targeting the greatest health challenge of our time—excess body fat. Obesity is now the number one cause in the U.S. of cancer (in women), number two cause of cancer in men as well as for type 2 diabetes. If nothing is done to address this problem—and now with 70% of Americans considered overweight with excess fat—it has the potential of bankrupting the US economy. Educating and engaging consumers through patented biometrics technology with patented AR holds the promise of transforming the healthcare landscape by empowering individuals to make a difference in attaining wellness.
Friday, September 21, 2018 from 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Until recently, augmented reality has been the stuff of science fiction. In 1956, Philip K. Dick’s “The Minority Report” predicted the coming of AR as literally being able to have information at your fingertips. Like Dick’s AR display, the 1977 hologram image of Princess Leia in Star Wars is now a reality. That said, the first appearance of AR actually goes back to 1862 and the concept of Pepper’s Ghost, an illusion effect made for amusement parks and museums. In the early 1950’s, Pepper’s Ghost was used in the early development of the teleprompter.
Fri, Aug 24, 2018, 8:15 AM
According to Gallup, American employers lose $450-550 billion a year by failing to create positive corporate cultures that foster accomplishment, autonomy and appreciation in the workplace.
Employee Unhappiness leads to:
• Higher turnover
• Excessive absenteeism
• Poor customer service
• Workplace bullying and violence
• Increased workers compensation claims
• More on-the-job injuries
…and a myriad of outcomes that have no line item in the budget, but still reduce productivity throughout the workplace. Engagement, job satisfaction and worker happiness matter to the bottom line.
This talk will give employees and managers the skills to create a positive work environment through simple adjustments and practices anyone can do, no matter the workplace. Whether in an office, a hospital, a restaurant, classroom or construction site, these techniques work!
In the U.S., the average loss due to unhappiness and disengagement is $3,500 per employee per year. When it comes to happiness, is your workplace above or below average? Can you afford to let it stay that way? Make happiness a priority in your workplace today, and reap the rewards tomorrow.
Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 8:15 AM
What are the challenges of scaling your technology company or your technology group in a technology driven company? Lessons learned from the front line. Beyond slogans, fads and beautiful articles written by smart people from top consulting companies.
In this brief presentation, Israel Ben-Ishai will share with you what he learned from many years of experience scaling technology groups as a leader and from the last five years as a consultant, coach, and mentor.
Some of the questions Israel will attempt to answer are:
- How does one take the initial innovation and market success to the next phase of operational success?
- How do you scale your organization, technology, processes, and people?
- How do the great agile principles, and mindset scale when you grow at today's high speed and confront some of the business realities?
The OpenEd18 program – with over 350 presentations, posters, roundtables, lightning talks, panels, and symposia – is available for review below. In order to fully engage with the program – to make a personalized schedule, connect with other attendees, etc. – download the OpenEd18 app: