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Aug
4
Tue
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.

Aug
6
Thu
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.

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

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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

 

 

 

Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.

Aug
13
Thu
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.

Free JavaScript Intro. Preview Class @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Come code along with Tim Fulmer, one of the JS Workshop series instructors on August 13th.

    Learn how to:

    – Correctly start a project with NPM

    – Introduce core JavaScript concepts like scope and closures

    – Work with core Node.JS events and callbacks

    – Understand what’s going on behind the scenes with the Node.JS event loop

    – Setup a simple web server

    – Setup a simple gitflow

    About the Instructor, Tim Fulmer
    Tim currently works as VP of Engineering of HopSkipDrive, a fast growing licensed ride sharing for parents and children. Tim has held numerous senior engineering positions at other startups. His favorite subjects are leadership, processes, scaling, architecture, and dev-ops.

Aug
18
Tue
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.

Aug
20
Thu
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.

Aug
22
Sat
Introduction to JS Frameworks (Beginner Level) @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

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Who’s this for: 

Front end developers trying to decide on pros and cons of popular frameworks/libraries and how to leverage them. What features do I need and which ones do I not need?

What would an attendee walk away with: 

Attendees walk away with hands on knowledge of working with data from different sources and rendering that data onto web pages. Work with many of today’s popular frameworks to sync updates with an API.

Concepts covered: 

• Static pages (e.g. “brochureware”) vs. Single Page Apps

• Basic Model View Controller (MVC) architecture on front end side

• Working with APIs, level I

• Underscore.JS, helpers for common JavaScript challenges

• Plnkr editor overview

• Broad overview of JS frameworks

• Pros and Cons of using AngularJS (new and old) and EmberJS

• Pick a framework – start the project

Hands-on in this workshop: 

CSS, HTML5 & JavaScript fundamentals.  Many popular, modern front end JavaScript frameworks.  Making service calls for data, data visualization, and web components powering cutting edge website design today.

What to bring:

• Laptop

• Notebook

Refreshments, coffee, and snacks will be provided. There will be a strict on the dot 45 minute lunch break.

Parking and Map of Venue
Here’s a map below of the venue. There’s very convenient parking near the corner of Hill and 5th avenue. It’s right behind the alley and you’d enter through Hill St. driveway.

http://bit.ly/bdtlamap­

There are quite a few lots in the area but that’s the most convenient.

Aug
25
Tue
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.

Aug
27
Thu
Corporate Council – Three Steps to Reclaiming Your Power @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Dress for Success Worldwide-West brings together a wide range of companies and industries, all rallying around a common theme: helping women to succeed.

TOPIC: Three Steps to Reclaiming Your Power

WHO: Vishwanath Iyer, maverick, rebel Yogi, speaker, author, actor, workout junkie, coach and entrepreneur @YogaandLove

WHAT: True achievers have always known, the true secret to success lies in mastering the inner game. It has nothing to do with luck, present situation or your past failures. The first 30 minutes is for networking, food and drinks. In this 90 min talk/ workshop, speaker and best-selling author, Vish Iyer will show you the exact methods by which you can master your inner game to unlock your potential and reclaim your inner power.

WHEN: Thursday, August 27, 6-8pm

WHERE: BLANKSPACES, 4th floor, 529 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013(DTLA)

ADMISSION: Public, $15 – tickets available for purchase at  http://ow.ly/PRotx – FREE for Corporate Council Members. BLANKSPACES members will receive a 10% discount. Light appetizers and drinks will be served. Jewelry and a nail polish set will be available for each attendee. Giveaways at door!

Members of the Corporate Council will receive valuable benefits, including networking andprofessional development opportunities with like-minded corporations and individuals, access to qualified and dedicated job candidates, and public recognition as a champion of economic independence for disadvantaged women in the greater Los Angeles area.

@YogaandLove Corporate Council Speaker

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Vishwanath Iyer

Often described as a maverick, rebel Yogi, speaker, author, actor, workout junkie, coach and entrepreneur, Vish is a rare cocktail of spirituality, science and entrepreneurship. His own 30-year meditation practice – combined with a Brahmin family lineage that has produced several generations of Vedic Yoga scholars & masters – has instilled in Vish a diehard belief that solutions to all human problems (including finding romantic love) lay in Yoga meditation and the Yoga lifestyle.

For more info, go to:

www.yogaandlove.com

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The event is open to non-members, so please invite your co-workers and friends!

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Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.

Aug
29
Sat
Building an API with JS (Intermediate Level) @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

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Who’s this for: 

Someone who’s heard about Node, possibly installed it, and wants to gain some hands on expertise.

What would an attendee walk away with:

Attendees will know how to setup a Node.JS project, including build scripts and fully automated testing.  Get hands on with composing applications from self written modules and various NPM packages. Learn Node.JS fundamentals, including NPM tips and techniques. Get introduced to several current tech stack options.

Concepts covered:

• NPM, levels I & II

• Gulp, Grunt & Bower

• REST services with JSON

• TDD style testing with Mocha, Supertest & Chai

• Node.JS & the Event Loop

• Working with the core Node modules vs. NPM

• Web apps vs. CLI (e.g. Atom and Node Webkit JS)

• Four flavors of middleware:

– Hapi (dark)
– Sails.js (medium)
– Express (mild)
– RESTify (light)

• JavaScript ORMs

Hands-on in this workshop: 

Build quick REST services using a number of JavaScript middleware frameworks.  Explore callbacks, async & Promises for robust, maintainable JavaScript.  Read and write data using JavaScript ORM tech.

What to bring:

• Laptop

• Notebook

Installed Software: Node.JS & JavaScript editor of choice

Refreshments, coffee, and snacks

will be provided. There will be a strict on the dot 45 minute lunch break.

Parking and Map of Venue
Here’s a map below of the venue. There’s very convenient parking near the corner of Hill and 5th avenue. It’s right behind the alley and you’d enter through Hill St. driveway.

http://bit.ly/bdtlamap­

There are quite a few lots in the area but that’s the most convenient.

Sep
1
Tue
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.

Sep
3
Thu
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.

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

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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

 

 

 

Sep
12
Sat
Supercharging Web Applications (Advanced Level) @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

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Put the first two workshops together and build an awesome app! Get hands on building a functioning, full stack application. Deploy the app into the wild, and supercharge it with powerful Social, Machine Learning, and Big Data features.

Who’s this for:

Someone who’s familiar with Node basics and wants to get hands on with a full stack application.

What would an attendee walk away with: 

A detailed look at how modern applications leverage the current state of the art for seamless user experiences. Advanced deployment and software architecture concepts. An introduction to how UX and design are integral to an application’s user experience.

Concepts covered: 

• Scalable & secure architecture with AWS

• Promise based reference stack

• Introduction to UX

Use Case: Social invite system

Use Case: Predicting user behavior with machine learning

Use Case: Gamification with statistics

Hands-on in this workshop: 

Modern network configuration and continuous deployment using AWS, with a little help from DeployBot. Lean reference stack based on JavaScript promises. Hands on experience integrating SMS, machine learning, and big data concepts into your problem solving tool box.

What to bring:

• Laptop

• Notebook

• AWS Account

Installed Software: Node.JS & JavaScript editor of choice

Refreshments, coffee, and snacks will be provided. There will be a strict on the dot 45 minute lunch break.

Parking and Map of Venue
Here’s a map below of the venue. There’s very convenient parking near the corner of Hill and 5th avenue. It’s right behind the alley and you’d enter through Hill St. driveway.

http://bit.ly/bdtlamap­

There are quite a few lots in the area but that’s the most convenient.

Oct
13
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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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

 

 

 

Nov
10
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Nov 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

 

 

 

Dec
8
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Dec 8 @ 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