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Jul
6
Mon
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Veritas Prep was the first to require all GMAT prep instructors to score in the 99th percentile on the official exam, but that’s the minimum requirement to even apply for a teaching job. A candidate earns an interview by demonstrating teaching experience and a history of helping others. What makes someone Veritas Prep instructor material – and what all our instructors have in common – is proving the ability to teach students how to master the GMAT and to do so with passion and fun. To see who is teaching your own class, find a course near you.

Jul
8
Wed
The Making of ‘The Language of Content Strategy’ Lunch & Learn with Scott Abel @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jul 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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    Content Marketing Meets Intelligent Content Engineering 

    “The Making of The Language of Content Strategy”
    with Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler

    Join Content Strategy Southern California and the L.A. User Experience Meetup Group for this special lunchtime event. A box lunch will be served.

    Time is in short supply. Deadlines are tight. Resources, even tighter. If you’re like most content professionals, you’ve got dozens of great ideas, but not enough time, money, and experience to bring them to life. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

    In this content marketing meets intelligent content engineering lunch-n-learn case study, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, will explain how he and co-editor, Rahel Anne Bailie, created the new book, “The Language of Content Strategy” (XML Press) with the help of the crowd, structured XML content, a wiki, and a formal content strategy. 

    Don’t miss this chance to learn how two seasoned content strategists enlisted the help of 50 knowledgeable experts to create a printed book, an eBook, a companion website, and educational flash cards — in record time — all from a single source of content.

    You’ll discover why it’s imperative that content strategy and content marketing professionals — regardless of their area of specialty — understand and leverage the power of advanced information development practices. You’ll leave knowing why a repeatable content production system, optimized for productivity, and designed to efficiently produce multiple content products simultaneously, is no longer an option, but rather, a necessity.

    A brief question and answer period will follow the presentation.

    About Scott Abel 

    Known as The Content Wrangler, Scott Abel is an internationally recognized global content strategist who specializes in helping organizations deliver the right content to the right audience, anywhere, anytime, on any device. He writes regularly for business and content industry publications, is frequently selected as a featured presenter at content industry events and serves on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information.

    Scott is a founding member of Content Management Professionals, serves on the awareness committee for Translators without Borders, co-produces several annual conferences (Information Development WorldIntelligent Content) and is the co-producer of The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Series of books from XML Press.

    This meetup appears on the calendars of Content Strategy Southern California and the Los Angeles User Experience Meetup Group.

Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Veritas Prep was the first to require all GMAT prep instructors to score in the 99th percentile on the official exam, but that’s the minimum requirement to even apply for a teaching job. A candidate earns an interview by demonstrating teaching experience and a history of helping others. What makes someone Veritas Prep instructor material – and what all our instructors have in common – is proving the ability to teach students how to master the GMAT and to do so with passion and fun. To see who is teaching your own class, find a course near you.

Jul
9
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Jul 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!

Jul
13
Mon
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Veritas Prep was the first to require all GMAT prep instructors to score in the 99th percentile on the official exam, but that’s the minimum requirement to even apply for a teaching job. A candidate earns an interview by demonstrating teaching experience and a history of helping others. What makes someone Veritas Prep instructor material – and what all our instructors have in common – is proving the ability to teach students how to master the GMAT and to do so with passion and fun. To see who is teaching your own class, find a course near you.

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

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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

 

 

 

Jul
15
Wed
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Veritas Prep was the first to require all GMAT prep instructors to score in the 99th percentile on the official exam, but that’s the minimum requirement to even apply for a teaching job. A candidate earns an interview by demonstrating teaching experience and a history of helping others. What makes someone Veritas Prep instructor material – and what all our instructors have in common – is proving the ability to teach students how to master the GMAT and to do so with passion and fun. To see who is teaching your own class, find a course near you.

Jul
16
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jul 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!

Jul
23
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Jul 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!

Jul
30
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jul 30 @ 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!

Jul
31
Fri
Landing the Job: A Recruiter’s Perspective – Seminar and Happy Hour @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Have you ever wanted to know what hiring managers are really thinking in your interviews?  Have you ever wondered just what it is they are looking for in resumes,on your LinkedIn profile and during your interview?

 

Everyone knows what it’s like to interview for a job, but not everyone understands the hiring manager mentality.  We at the Brett Fisher Group get to see both sides of the situation, so we know the disconnects that often happen and how to resolve them.

 

Join us on Thursday, July 30th for a seminar on impressing hiring managers and giving yourself the best chance at landing a job.  We will discuss:

  • What hiring managers are really thinking in the interview
  • How to craft an eye-catching resume
  • What to do and what not to do in an interview
  • How to REALLY answer hiring managers’ questions
  • How to manage your LinkedIn profile

 

We will start with a networking happy hour at 6:00 PM, and the presentation will begin at 6:30 PM.  Food and drinks will be provided, so all you need to bring are business cards!

LOCATION AND PARKING:

Our address is 1450 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.  Here is a map link: http://g.co/maps/k3fdp
We are on the west (ocean) side of the street.  There is a Buca di Beppo next door, and we are just north of Broadway and south of Santa Monica Blvd.
Parking: There is street parking, and FREE 90-minute parking in structure 6 across the street from us.

Brett Fisher Group – Recruiters / Search Consultants

The Brett Fisher Group is a boutique, full-service recruiting firm specializing in confidential, off-market searches for select clients in industries we are passionate about. Although we complement any in-house searches, our clients say we are able to find them candidates they would never have come across on their own.

Our functional focus is corporate office roles with an emphasis in accounting and finance, from the senior level to the C-level. We work fast, we communicate early and often, and we love what we do. We’re extremely passionate about finding outstanding people who will make your business thrive.

Aug
1
Sat
“Proof of Concept” After Party @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
6
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Aug 6 @ 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!

Aug
11
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 11 @ 6:30 am – 9:30 am

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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

 

 

 

Aug
13
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Aug 13 @ 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!

Aug
20
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Aug 20 @ 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!

Aug
27
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Aug 27 @ 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!

Sep
3
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Sep 3 @ 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!

Sep
8
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Sep 8 @ 6:30 am – 9:30 am

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

 

 

 

Sep
10
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Sep 10 @ 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!