Build With Code Downtown
Feb
15
6:30 pm18:30

Build With Code Downtown

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

Details and RSVP Coming soon!! 

KAIWA Club: Japanese & English Conversation Meetup
Feb
13
6:30 pm18:30

KAIWA Club: Japanese & English Conversation Meetup

Welcome to the Little Tokyo Kaiwa Club!  This meetup aims to help put the Tokyo back into Little Tokyo! Join this group of Japanese speakers who want to practice their English conversation skills and viceversa, native English speakers who want to practice their Japanese conversation skills.

For more information or to RSVP click here.

 

Beginner's JavaScript Game Workshop: Let's build the Snake game
Feb
6
6:30 pm18:30

Beginner's JavaScript Game Workshop: Let's build the Snake game

Join our collaborative, hands-on workshop and build the famous Snake game with us! This is a great way to practice fundamental programming concepts in JavaScript, for the beginner who's done a little bit of JavaScript or programmed in other languages before.

This workshop is free, but please consider a small cash donationto support us and our gracious host Opodz. Thanks!

More info and RSVP here! 

 

The 925 Presents: Storytelling
Feb
4
7:00 pm19:00

The 925 Presents: Storytelling

New year, new you… or perhaps that’s the wrong mentality. Learn to love your regrets and vunerablilites as an integral part of your story! Come out to hear local and successful content creators talk about the power of storytelling and how they use it in their various creative endeavors. Free food and drinks! Click attending or interested to follow our story up to the event.

Invite and RSVP Here

Little Tokyo Kaiwa Club
Jan
30
6:30 pm18:30

Little Tokyo Kaiwa Club

Welcome to the Little Tokyo Kaiwa Club!  This meetup aims to help put the Tokyo back into Little Tokyo!

We attract a mix of native Japanese speakers who want to practice their English conversation skills, and vice versa, native English speakers who want to practice their Japanese conversation skills. 

Click here for more info.

Intro to Web Concepts - Great Beginner Workshop
Jan
7
1:00 pm13:00

Intro to Web Concepts - Great Beginner Workshop

Want to learn how to code, but not sure where to start? If you are a complete beginner to coding or want to learn how to communicate better with your technical team and friends, this workshop is for you. This class is also great for UX professionals, project managers, small business owners, designers, and anyone who wants to understand how the web works.

More info and registration here! 

 

Lorna Alkana Closing Show
Nov
19
6:00 pm18:00

Lorna Alkana Closing Show

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. But not without a proper farewell! Join us for one last chance to revel in Lorna Alkana's beautiful artwork!

UX Strategy Masterclass with Jaime Levy
Oct
14
10:00 am10:00

UX Strategy Masterclass with Jaime Levy

UX strategy is a process that should be started before the design or development of a digital product commences.  It is a practice that when done empirically is a better guarantee of a successful digital product than just crossing your fingers, designing some wireframes, and then writing a bunch of code. It's the method by which you validate that your solution actually solves a problem for real customers in a dynamic marketplace. Take this masterclass to experience a deep dive into the subject matter with both lectures and hands-on exercises. 

This event will likely sell out! Details and registration here! 

Full-Stack JavaScript Intro: Build a Real-Time Interactive Web App, Part 2 of 2
Oct
10
6:30 pm18:30

Full-Stack JavaScript Intro: Build a Real-Time Interactive Web App, Part 2 of 2

This is part 2 of our two-part workshop where we'll make a collaborative drawing app as a fun introduction to full-stack JavaScript with NodeJS and SocketIO, and then we'll also publish our apps online with GitHub and Heroku

Don't worry if you've never heard of these things -- we'll walk you through each step. :) This workshop is for motivated beginners who want a fun challenge!

More details and RSVP here

JS The Hard Parts, Pt. 2
Oct
4
7:00 pm19:00

JS The Hard Parts, Pt. 2

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

More details and RSVP here

UX Strategy Masterclass with Jaime Levy
Sep
1
10:00 am10:00

UX Strategy Masterclass with Jaime Levy

UX strategy is a process that should be started before the design or development of a digital product commences.  It is a practice that when done empirically is a better guarantee of a successful digital product than just crossing your fingers, designing some wireframes, and then writing a bunch of code. It's the method by which you validate that your solution actually solves a problem for real customers in a dynamic marketplace. Take this masterclass to experience a deep dive into the subject matter with both lectures and hands-on exercises. 

Registration and more details here! 

Marketing & Branding Workshop
Aug
25
7:00 pm19:00

Marketing & Branding Workshop

Come join us at Opodz for a panel on Marketing. Learn from leaders in this industry on how to create value, community and ROI for your brand with the tools that you have available.

You will leave this panel with fresh strategies specific to your business. Don't forget to bring something to write notes on!

For more information and to RSVP click here

 

 

 

SOCAL Osomatsu-san Fan Cafe
Aug
20
11:00 am11:00

SOCAL Osomatsu-san Fan Cafe

Hey Opodz friends! Come join us at a nonprofit fan made themed cafe event made for the love of Osomatsu-san. The cast consists of your favorite NEETs, girlymatsus, Totoko, and Atsushi-kun! Come enjoy a fun afternoon with your favorite characters, as well as themed caffe foods!

Further information about our tickets, VIP benefits, menu, and cast can be found here.
 

Axure Prototyping 2-Day Bootcamp
Jul
16
Jul 17

Axure Prototyping 2-Day Bootcamp

Learn how to use Axure, business drawing software for creating mockups and wireframes of application user interfaces with this AB Collective Bootcamp.. The format of the course will be a project tutorial with ‘real life’ examples. Best practices will be stressed throughout the training. We will cover how to incorporate multiple types of UX deliverables into your Axure prototype.

 

Little Tokyo Kaiwa Club
Jul
11
6:30 pm18:30

Little Tokyo Kaiwa Club

Mon Jun 20
6:30 PM

Join us at Opodz for the Little Tokyo Kaiwa Club!  We meet on the first and third Monday of every month in the heart of Little Tokyo! Our aim is to attract a mix of native Japanese speakers who want to practice their English conversation skills, and vice versa, native English speakers who want to practice their Japanese conversation skills. We will start with intros, then break down the session into alternating, 15 minute, 'English only' and 'Japanese only' time periods.

Click here to RSVP!

Women Amaze Me- Entertainment Industry Panel
Jul
9
3:00 pm15:00

Women Amaze Me- Entertainment Industry Panel

Hey ladies of Opodz! How many of you would be interested in attending a meet and greet of people who work in the entertainment industry? The panel would allow you to ask all the questions you may have about what it takes to land an on-set job and basically any questions about how to get your foot in the industry. It would be lead by casting directors, assistant directors, directors, producers and production staff. 


Message marleyuribe@gmail.com with any questions and for a special Opodz discount code!

Click here for more details and to RSVP

P.s. it's okay if men want to attend. We are a non-discrimanatory panel :)

 

Kanguru Startup Mentorship Meetup
Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

Kanguru Startup Mentorship Meetup

Get the most out of startup mentorship!

-Hear from a World-Renown speaker, John Tabis.

- Meet startup professionals in Los Angeles.

- Learn how to build great brands and gain traction!

Click here to RSVP!

Web Dev Lightning Talks + Workshop: Make a Slack Chatbot with NodeJS!
Jun
27
6:30 pm18:30

Web Dev Lightning Talks + Workshop: Make a Slack Chatbot with NodeJS!

Hey team! This week's workshop is brought to you by Learn To Code LA. Join us for another web dev meetup at Opodz for a workshop on using JavaScript to write a Slack chat bot and time for other project demos! If you want to share a project or give a lightning talk, send a message to Liz or leave a comment below.

What to bring: 

• Your laptop, charger, and your curiosity!

• (Optional) Small cash donation to support Opodz, our host

For more details and registration click here!

 

 

Yozo Abe Art Exhibit - Reception Party
May
12
6:00 pm18:00

Yozo Abe Art Exhibit - Reception Party

Bright, confrontational, and enigmatic, the acrylic paintings of Japanese artist Yozo Abe are unmatched in verve. His painting style is chameleonic, with a style that varies with sophistication to match his message and subject matter.

Yozo Abe plays with line, texture, and light in turn. However, certain graphic elements remain constant across his body of work. Colors are always vivid; space is flattened; figures are representational, but exaggerated and sharpened; and the compositions are constructed so as to throw the viewer off balance.

Please join us and enjoy opening reception Thursday, May 12 from 6-8 pm.
 

Yes, it is LA DOWNTOWN ART WALK night!