Game On Tournament
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Game On Tournament

We welcome you to another monthly tournament and gathering of casual and hardcore gamers interested in some friendly competition and free giveaways to our winners!

Game On tournament is an experience for everyone to enjoy. We're located at Angel City Brewery/Opodz in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District.

Game On tournament brings cold beer, video games, live DJ's and a hilarious panel of comedic commentators who have been seen on Comedy Central, Netflix, BuzzFeed and MTV.

Every month Game On players compete and play on our massive projector for a chance to win money and prizes from our various sponsors.

Grand Prize - $100
2nd Place - **TBD**
3rd Place - **TBD**

This month's game will be Super Smash bros for the Wii U!!!

Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1456566387730648/.

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Amazon Alexa Bootcamp
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Amazon Alexa Bootcamp

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amazon-alexa-bootcamp-tickets-38120682989

The Amazon Alexa team is looking forward to your presence at the Alexa skill building bootcamp at Opodz. Leave the bootcamp having created a skill for Alexa.

6:30 ~ Social Networking ~

7:00 ~ Bootcamp begins ~

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What is Alexa?

Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer, and more.

The Alexa Skills Kit is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation and code samples that make it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa.

At this skill building bootcamp, Justin Jeffress from the Alexa Skills Kit team will be onsite to help you add your own skills to Alexa.

Why you should learn to create Alexa skills

  • Once certified, your new skills will be published in the Alexa app which will in and of itself be a great addition to your portfolio.
  • Second, you’ll gain experience with three services: Amazon’s Alexa Skills Kit, AWS Lambda (part of Amazon Web Services), and the NodeJS backend JavaScript framework.

Who should attend?

This bootcamp is appropriate for developers and non-developers alike.

What should I do prior to arrival to ensure a better bootcamp experience?

  • Sign up for an Amazon developer account: (free)
  • Sign up for an AWS account (free - but CC required for signup)
  • Download sample templates to your desktop here
  • For the best experience, please bring a laptop. A tablet does not provide the multi-tab capabilities you will want.
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AAJA Video Journalism Workshop
Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

AAJA Video Journalism Workshop

Everyone wants video these days. How do you produce a great video under stressful deadlines without compromising your quality or your budget?

Join AAJA Los Angeles and Opodz for a Video Journalism Workshop with international freelancer Mariko Lochridge on September 22nd to learn how to pitch clients and support yourself as a video journalist. More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/video-journalism-workshop-with-mariko-lochridge-tickets-37712722769

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JavaScript - The Hard Parts: Closure, Scope & Execution Context
Jul
26
to Jul 27

JavaScript - The Hard Parts: Closure, Scope & Execution Context

This week we continue our mini-series: JavaScript - The Hard Parts. We will cover closure, scope, and execution context - one of the toughest concepts in JavaScript. 

These are concepts that 80% of JavaScript engineers do not understand, and yet they are at the core of every single successful application.

We will cement these concepts by working to understand their essence and by pair-programming through different coding problems.

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UCI Alumni | Los Angeles - Career Panel
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

UCI Alumni | Los Angeles - Career Panel

SAVE THE DATE !! RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uci-alumni-los-angeles-career-panel-tickets-36084032312

Want to make connections with established alumni in your field? Want to know what it takes to break into a hot industry? Which career path you should take?

Attend the Career Panel and find out ! Hear from panels of established alumni in high demand industries like Start-Up, High Tech, Entertainment, Law, and more !

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Recording Now! - Podcast Panel, Q+A & Live Show
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Recording Now! - Podcast Panel, Q+A & Live Show

Have you ever wanted to start your own podcast but didn't know where to begin?

Join the hosts of Potluck, a collective of podcasts featuring stories and voices from the Asian American community, to learn what it's like to produce an independent podcast when you don't come from traditional radio -- whether you want to do a re-watch podcast of your favorite TV show, an interview podcast with special guests, or a storytelling podcast just like your favorite Radiolab show.

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Build With Code Downtown LA
Jun
28
7:15 PM19:15

Build With Code Downtown LA

JavaScript the Hard Parts is a free workshop series in Los Angeles designed to teach pair programming and essential programming in JavaScript - including callbacks, higher order functions (like how to understand map, reduce, filter and foreach), closure, object-oriented programming in JavaScript and other topics.

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Mobile Journalism Masterclass sponsored by KENU & Spitz
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Mobile Journalism Masterclass sponsored by KENU & Spitz

Everything on social media and the internet has visuals. So how do you stand out from the crowd? 

Join AAJA Los Angeles and Opodz for the Mobile Journalism Master Class with Maya Sugarman on June 28th to learn how to make a good picture with your smart phone.

You don’t need expensive equipment to capture the moment. In this hands-on workshop sponsored by KENU, you’ll learn simple steps to making better pictures on your mobile phone and which apps are best for photo editing.

Maya Sugarman is a visual journalist at KPCC, a National Public Radio affiliate for Los Angeles. Maya produces platform-specific visual content including motion graphics, videos and photos. She’s co-director of AAJA Voices, a training fellowship for minority student journalists. She’s been an adjunct instructor at the USC Annenberg School for Journalism and has worked at newspapers throughout Southern California. She studied art at UCLA.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors KENU for providing mobile telephone tripods and Spitz for their delicious visuals.

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Where Are We Now: How Companies Use Location Data
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Where Are We Now: How Companies Use Location Data

Three Gimbal Employees will explain how companies collect location data, how it is used, and how it can help consumers have better online and offline experiences. This will be followed by a Q&A where you can ask anything from their day to day tasks as a tech startup employee or how to get into tech.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/where-are-we-now-how-companies-use-location-data-tickets-35382969414

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Learn Angular 4 with ASP.NET w. Anshul Vishwakarma
Jun
1
6:30 PM18:30

Learn Angular 4 with ASP.NET w. Anshul Vishwakarma

C# is back with a night of Music, Technology, and Comedy!

Angular with ASP.NET/C# - Learn how to build Angular apps with an ASP.NET Web API back-end. This talk will focus on building a simple application that allows the user to create, update, display, and delete simple records on the server. As part of this, you will learn how to start anASP.NET Web API and Angular app from scratch, and build it all the way through to the end. Throughout the process, you will learn best practices in ASP.NET/C# and Angular (version 4) and the tools and techniques that allow you to use the full power of both technologies together.

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Tara & Co Launch Event & Celebration of Women
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Tara & Co Launch Event & Celebration of Women

Created by former Facebooker, Julia LamTara&Co is a fashion meets function accessory line for women on-the-go. We're reimagining products for real women.

Please join us Wednesday, May 31st, for our LA launch event of our crowdfunding campaign. Get a first look at our first product, The Tracy 2-in-1 bag (a stylish and convertible bag), join an opportunity to meet other trailblazing women (men also welcome), and be an early supporter.

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