Calendar

May
2
Mon
Veritas Prep @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
4
Wed
Veritas Prep @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
5
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

May
8
Sun
Holiday Closure: Mother’s Day
May 8 all-day

Closed in observation of Mother’s Day.

May
9
Mon
Veritas Prep @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
10
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

dJuo7Sff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

highres_387382352

 

 

 

 

 

 

This gathering is about peer mentorship. It is an opportunity for you to share with your colleagues something you’re interested in, whether it be to get feedback on a project, practice for an interview, to demonstrate a proficiency you can share with the community e.g. you do killer infographics, workflows or usability reports; discuss how to work with other professional teams, practice presentation skills – you can make it whatever you want it to be! Participation will be highly encouraged, but not required.  Our sole purpose for gathering is to support one another in our professional growth.

If you are

• an independent consultant looking for a second (friendly) opinion

• looking for project collaborators

• working on amping up your portfolio

• just getting started in your career as a UX designer

• a seasoned professional who’d like to help others grow in their careers

• interested in upping the stakes in your involvement in the community

or just curious what this is all about, please join us at the UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship event at BLANKSPACES in DTLA!

Be creative and use this time for whatever you need to move forward in your career.  Everyone is welcome: designers, user researchers, content strategists, developers, project managers, entrepreneurs and others.

Time for individual presentations to the group will be divided based on attendance so please be prepared to be flexible in your presentation time as it will be somewhere between  5 to 10 minutes.  After the presentations we’ll have 60 minutes to mingle, collaborate, and connect with the people who most resonated with you, or work a bit on a project and get more feedback before the night ends.

6:30 doors open, set up

7:00 Structured group critiques, inspired by Lane Haley’s presentation on “Structured UX Design Critiques

8:00 Everyone is a Peer Mentor, inspired by Chris Chandler’s and Lynn Boyden’s presentation “Other People’s Problems

9:00 wrap up

Please bring a project, portfolio or even just your resume to practice presenting and getting feedback on. Don’t miss this opportunity, bring business cards and be prepared to make lasting relationships.

 

 

PARKING LOT (CREDIT CARDS & CASH)
530 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This lot has an automated exit and accepts both Mastercard and Visa. They usually are open 24-hours. But, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $7 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlaspringparking

PARKING LOT (CASH ONLY)
512 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Conveniently located right behind BLANKSPACES DTLA. This lot accepts cash only but sometimes closes at 8PM. So, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $5 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlametroparking

 

 

 

May
11
Wed
Veritas Prep @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
12
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!

May
16
Mon
Veritas Prep @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
18
Wed
Veritas Prep @ BLANKSPACES DTLA
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
19
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

May
26
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!

May
28
Sat
Holiday Closure: Memorial Day
May 28 – May 30 all-day

Closed in observation of Memorial Day.

Taiwan – US Investment Conference @ JW Marriott LA LIVE
May 28 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Taiwan - US Investment Conference @ JW Marriott LA LIVE

**Ticket price includes lunch and receptions**

 

Keynote speech:

  1. Future Technology: Keith Kaplan, CEO, Tesla Foundation
  2. Interview: William Wang,  Founder & CEO, Vizio
  3. The Future of Silicon Beach: William Hsu, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Mucker Capital
  4. Passing the Torch of Leadership to the Next Generation:
  • Jackson Yang, Honorary Chairman WTCC, Founder & CEO, Seville Classic Inc.
  • Frank Yang, Founder & CEO of simplehuman

Panel themes:

  1. Building your startups
  2. Big Data & E-Commerce
  3. Branding & Marketing
  4. Funding & Investment
  5. Virtual Reality & Tech
  6. Robotics & Industry 4.0

Pitch Competition (Still open for registration)

  1. Boots Trapping to Success: Eric Rice, the Founder and CEO of 25 Ventures would teach you how to pitch your idea and how to do startup marketing.
  2. Pitch Competition Judges:
  • Eric Rice: Founder & CEO, 25 Ventures
  • Tony Huang: Venture Partner, WI Harper Group
  • Michael Miller: Founder, Wild Horse Labs
  • Owen Wu: CSO, Coinx Venture
  • John Sweet: Partner, Pasadena Angeles
  • Jayla Siciliano: Founder & CEO, Bon Affair
  • Ashish Soni: Funding Director of USC Viterbi Startup Garage
  • Alex Suh: Founder & Managing Partner of California Technology Ventures
Jun
2
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Jun
9
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!

Jun
14
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

dJuo7Sff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

highres_387382352

 

 

 

 

 

 

This gathering is about peer mentorship. It is an opportunity for you to share with your colleagues something you’re interested in, whether it be to get feedback on a project, practice for an interview, to demonstrate a proficiency you can share with the community e.g. you do killer infographics, workflows or usability reports; discuss how to work with other professional teams, practice presentation skills – you can make it whatever you want it to be! Participation will be highly encouraged, but not required.  Our sole purpose for gathering is to support one another in our professional growth.

If you are

• an independent consultant looking for a second (friendly) opinion

• looking for project collaborators

• working on amping up your portfolio

• just getting started in your career as a UX designer

• a seasoned professional who’d like to help others grow in their careers

• interested in upping the stakes in your involvement in the community

or just curious what this is all about, please join us at the UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship event at BLANKSPACES in DTLA!

Be creative and use this time for whatever you need to move forward in your career.  Everyone is welcome: designers, user researchers, content strategists, developers, project managers, entrepreneurs and others.

Time for individual presentations to the group will be divided based on attendance so please be prepared to be flexible in your presentation time as it will be somewhere between  5 to 10 minutes.  After the presentations we’ll have 60 minutes to mingle, collaborate, and connect with the people who most resonated with you, or work a bit on a project and get more feedback before the night ends.

6:30 doors open, set up

7:00 Structured group critiques, inspired by Lane Haley’s presentation on “Structured UX Design Critiques

8:00 Everyone is a Peer Mentor, inspired by Chris Chandler’s and Lynn Boyden’s presentation “Other People’s Problems

9:00 wrap up

Please bring a project, portfolio or even just your resume to practice presenting and getting feedback on. Don’t miss this opportunity, bring business cards and be prepared to make lasting relationships.

 

 

PARKING LOT (CREDIT CARDS & CASH)
530 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This lot has an automated exit and accepts both Mastercard and Visa. They usually are open 24-hours. But, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $7 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlaspringparking

PARKING LOT (CASH ONLY)
512 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Conveniently located right behind BLANKSPACES DTLA. This lot accepts cash only but sometimes closes at 8PM. So, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $5 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlametroparking

 

 

 

Jun
16
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Jun
19
Sun
Holiday Closure: Father’s Day
Jun 19 all-day

Closed in observation of Father’s Day.

Jun
23
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!