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					LOS ANGELES TECHNOLOGY EVENTS – APRIL 2009 This list was compiled by Nicole Jordan – visit her blog at www.kickingsand.com 
 FEATURED EVENT Wednesday, April 29th
 DealMaker Media & Startups Uncensored: Getting Your Internet Company Bought
 6:308:00pm/8:00-10:00pm (mixer @ Docstoc HQ)
 Santa Monica Public Library (Auditorium)
 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
 Santa Monica, CA 90401 This month‟s “Startups Uncensored” will be on “Getting Your Internet Company Bought”. It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation revealing the metrics and measurements for Mergers and Acquisitions in the online space with one of the best experts in the field. We are joined this month by Shawn Colo, the Co-Founder and Head of M&A at Demand Media. Shawn created the original concept for Demand Media and executed the simultaneous acquisitions of eNom, eHow and several domain-name portfolios which launched the company. Since co-founding the company with Richard Rosenblatt in May 2006, Shawn and his team have sourced, negotiated and completed over 30 acquisitions. About Startups Uncensored
 Startups Uncensored is a free monthly speaking series, townhall, and networking event for entrepreneurs

and technology aficionados, hosted by Jason Nazar, CEO of Docstoc.com. These monthly meetups are centered around different topics meant to help startups build their businesses. The event, brought to you by DealMaker Media, contributes to the growing Los Angeles technology scene by bringing together various entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, social media experts, and professionals in the tech field. The format of the series typically includes a 45 minute presentation or panel followed by 45 minutes of questions and answers, and its co-hosted by notable CEOs and Investors. The event is free to attend but only accommodates 140 people. They‟ve proven to fill up fast so register early. ———-

April 13th
 Mixergy Presents: Learn PR
 12:00-1:00pm (Watch the one and only Mr. Warner interview yours truly with PR questions from the community.)

To help you get more out of my upcoming interview on “How Startups Can Do Public Relations Well,” I‟m trying a couple of new things: 1) taking your question before the interview, and 2) inviting you to watch live Submit questions here.
 Watch it live at noon on Monday, here. ———Monday, April 13th
 Webdev/SEO Meetup
 7:009:00pm
 Yahoo
 2450 Broadway Ave
 Santa Monica, CA


 Come learn about how to build search-friendly code from Vanessa
Fox, a former Googler and Nathan Buggia, with Microsoft Live Search. We‟ll cover the biggest issues search engines face in crawling, indexing, and ranking web apps, and how to write code that eliminates these issues. We‟ll also have lots of time for questions and networking. ———Wednesday, April 15th
 Hollywood 2.0 Panel
 7:309:30pm
 UCLA Anderson School, Korn Hall “Hollywood 2.0 Panel” Scripped.com and the UCLA Anderson School of Management Entrepreneurs Association. Panel includes Keith Richman, Alex Albrecht and Chris Jacquemin. The panel will be moderated by Sunil Rajaraman, President and CEO of Scripped Inc. Students from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and

UCLA Film School will be present. Other LA-Area media entrepreneurs will also be invited to the event. Register here. ———Wednesday, April 15th
 Hollywood Web TV Meetup
 7:0011:00pm
 AVALON - Hollywood
 1735 Vine St
 Los Angeles, CA 90028 The first post-Streamys Tubefilter Meetup! We‟ve missed you all and can‟t wait to get together and chat web series and where things are heading. Mingle with some Streamy Award winners and nominees, talk up your series, hear from some special guests and have a chance at some super cool door prizes like a Sony PSP, an HD camera and more! Submit Your Series:
 Ok, here‟s what we‟re looking to screen at this month‟s Meetup. We want to showcase what‟s coming up in 2009. We need trailers or sizzle reels for unreleased web series that are due out sometime this year. So submit your series‟ trailer for consideration now. Sadly, we can‟t screen them all, but we‟re looking for a nice mix of genres and formats. You don‟t have to be LA-based to have your trailer screened, so send it in anyways. Entrance fee is $5. ———-

Thursday, April 16th
 BLANKSPACES 1-Year Anniversary 
 7:00-10:00pm
 5405 Wilshire Blvd
 Los Angeles, CA 90036 BLANKSPACES, LA‟s premiere business incubator and coworking office space, located on Wilshire and La Brea, celebrates its one-year anniversary on Thursday, April 16, 2009. The party will be hosted by TV personality Shira Lazar and feature complimentary food and beverage by Kogi BBQ, Asahi Beer and HINT Water. Live music by The HOT KICKS and DJ Syrena and entertainment, relaxing massages by Cloud 9 Massage and VIP gift bags for the first 150ppl. Additional sponsors include: Freelancers Union, SMARTYLA, TheScene.com, Hansen‟s Beverage Company and Scotty Snacks. Please send your RSVP here by April 15, 2009 to get on the guest list. ———Thursday, April 16th
 Mindshare
 7:00p-1:00a
 Hangar 1018
 1018 S Santa Fe Ave
 Los Angeles, CA 90021 (I‟ve never been able to go to Mindshare but have long wanted to. I had the distinct pleasure of spending a little quality time with Doug Campbell, the creator. He‟s a lovely person and I‟ve heard nothing but rave reviews from anyone who has gone. Alas, I‟ll miss this month too but, soon Doug, soon. I promise!) ———-

Thursday, April 16th
 South Bay Tech Group - Post Tax Day Celebration @ Shade 
 5:30-7:30pm
 Shade Hotel
 1221 N Valley Drive
 Manhattan Beach, CA
 
 Monthly casual networking meeting with technology and online media entreprenuers who live and/or work in the South Bay. 112 members in the group and we usually have a turnout of 25-30 people show up each month. No cover charge and this event is not sponsored so please bring a few bucks to pay for your own drinks. ———Thursday, April 16th
 Girls in Tech LA presents - The New World of PR
 7:00-10:00pm
 The Must Bar (Downtown)
 118 West 5th Street
 Los Angeles, CA 90013 With the current state of traditional media, the public relations industry is trying to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world of online and social media. We are going to be discussing what seems to be developing into the new world of Public Relations. Join us for a glass of wine and an engaging discussion. Brian Solis- Principle of FutureWorks, author of the newly released: “Putting the Public Back into Public Relations
 Nicole JordanDirector of Public Relations and Communications, the Rubicon Project
 Christine Kirk- Senior Account Executive, Murphy O‟Brien Public Relations
 Heather Meeker- Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications, Pelago
 Jennifer Fader- Vice President of eMedia, Rogers & Cowan

Tickets are $10 in advance. Space limited. ———Thursday, April 16th 
 THE MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT CLUB (LA) 
 7:00-10:30pm
 Falcon Hollywood
 7213 W Sunset Boulevard
 Los Angeles, CA Advanced RSVP required ($10) ———-
 
 Friday, April 17th
 TechKaraoke LA (w/special guest: Brett Petersel, live from NY)
 The Roxy on Sunset (On The Rox)
 8433 Sunset Blvd
 Los Angeles, CA
 
 First we rocked “The Mother of All Karaoke Parties” Now by popular demand we‟re going to rock “The FATHER of All Karaoke Parties.” Coming back to On The Rox at the Roxy on Sunset. Invite your friends but remember to RSVP here. On The Rox will be closed to the general public. This time they are closing the VIP for us on a Friday night so NO Excuses. No Cover, just come to sing and party! ———Friday, April 18th
 Post Father of All Karaoke Parties Recovery Pool and BBQ Day 
 1:00-5:00pm
 Casa Citrusbyte
 16467 Otsego St. Encino CA 91436
 Since we have Peeps flying in from as far away as New York for the karaoke party, we figured we have to make sure they have a good time in LA. Come to Casa Citrusbyte‟s 5,000 square foot mansion (@WJessup‟s house) for a post Father of

All Karaoke Parties recovery day. Lounge by the pool and let your voice recover in the warm LA sun. We‟ll BBQ some grub and melt away our hangovers with some relaxing conversation and more good times. Potluck items welcome (or BYOB if you want to drink some more) but mostly just bring your good cheer. ———Tuesday, April 21st
 LA G33k D1nner 3 Year Anniversary
 8:0010:00pm
 uWink
 6801 Hollywood Boulevard
 Los Angeles, California 90028
 
 The Geek Dinners are a monthly gathering of Internet and technology lovers in Los Angeles. Anyone who has an interest and passion for technology, the internet, internet technologies, software or you just know you‟re a geek is welcome. ———Monday, April 27th – Wednesday April 29th
 AlwaysOn Presents OnHollywood
 Sofitel Hotel
 8555 Beverly Blvd.
 Los Angeles, CA 90048 The Participants:
 Seven hundred technology, entertainment and media CEOs, studio heads, business development officers, advertising producers and buyers, venture capital and privateequity investors, and leading members of the press and blogging community will attend OnHollywood. Thousands more from over 100 countries will tune into the live OnHollywood webcast.

Executives attend OnHollywood to identify and debate emerging trends, build high-level relationships and create new business opportunities. Packed agenda. Check it out.
 Get tickets ———Tuesday, April 28th
 Digital LA - Twitter for Entertainment Panel 
 7:0-10:00pm
 Writer’s Guild of America, West
 7000 W Third St
 Los Angeles, CA
 
 Twitter is abuzz in news, blogs, radio - and even your non-techy friends just started Following you. How is Twitter being used in Entertainment? Our speakers will share their experiences experimenting with Twitter as part of their overall marketing strategy. Discussion includes:
 - Movie Marketing: How are studios using Twitter to promote their movies, trailer releases, etc.
 - Webisodes How can interactive series incorporate Twitter with character or show tweets
 - Writing: Some writers have become masters at creating a Follower-attracting „voice‟ in 140 characters or less. How?
 - How are TV shows, video games, bands using Twitter
 What are your fave Twitter-twacking tools?
 - When to personally tweet your projects?
 - Twitter Twoubles: outtages, fake accounts, can‟t track, buzzword? Speakers include:
 - Ann Glenn, Sony Pictures Imageworks Interactive, Senior Web Producer @sonypictures
 - Alex Barkaloff, Lionsgate, executive Producer Digital Media @lionsgatefilms
 -

Barret Swatek, actress (My Two Fans webisode series, Quarterlife) @KateMaxwell
 - Additional speakers TBA ———Wednesday, April 29th
 DealMaker Media & Startups Uncensored: Getting Your Internet Company Bought
 6:308:00pm/8:00-10:00pm (mixer @ Docstoc HQ)
 Santa Monica Public Library (Auditorium)
 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
 Santa Monica, CA 90401 This month‟s “Startups Uncensored” will be on “Getting Your Internet Company Bought”. It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation revealing the metrics and measurements for Mergers and Acquisitions in the online space with one of the best experts in the field. We are joined this month by Shawn Colo, the Co-Founder and Head of M&A at Demand Media. Shawn created the original concept for Demand Media and executed the simultaneous acquisitions of eNom, eHow and several domain-name portfolios which launched the company. Since co-founding the company with Richard Rosenblatt in May 2006, Shawn and his team have sourced, negotiated and completed over 30 acquisitions. About Startups Uncensored
 Startups Uncensored is a free monthly speaking series, townhall, and networking event for entrepreneurs and technology aficionados, hosted by Jason Nazar, CEO of Docstoc.com. These monthly meetups are centered around different

topics meant to help startups build their businesses. The event, brought to you by DealMaker Media, contributes to the growing Los Angeles technology scene by bringing together various entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, social media experts, and professionals in the tech field. The format of the series typically includes a 45 minute presentation or panel followed by 45 minutes of questions and answers, and its co-hosted by notable CEOs and Investors. The event is free to attend but only accommodates 140 people. They‟ve proven to fill up fast so register early. ———Thursday, April 30th
 Digital LA - Digital Drinks @ APPLE 
 7:00-11:00pm
 665 N Robertson Blvd
 West Hollywood, CA 90069 $10 advance registration required Digital LA organizes mixers for professionals in online entertainment, marketing, and advertising. Stop on by for informal casual networking. Join the Digital LA group if you haven’t already to get our event updates! Attendees work at Sony Pictures, FOX Interactive, MySpace, Google, Yahoo!, Disney, WB, NBC, EA, Vivendi Games, Napster, and other entertainment, studios, ad agencies, and tech companies. ———————
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Saturday, May 2nd- Sunday, May 3rd
 BarCamp LA
 Location TBD BarCamp is an ad-hoc un-conference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. All attendees should be prepared to give a demo, run a session, or help with one. All presentations are scheduled the day they happen. Prepare in advance, but come early to get a slot on the wall. Presenters are responsible for making sure that notes/slides/audio/video of their presentations are published on the web for the benefit of all and those who can‟t be present. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join.


				
Jason  Nazar Jason Nazar Ceo
About Jason is the Co-Founder and CEO of Docstoc.com, the premier online destination to start and grow small businesses. Before starting Docstoc, he was a partner in a venture consulting firm in Los Angeles where he worked with dozens of startups. He holds have a BA from UCSB and his JD/MBA from Pepperdine University, where he was the Student Body President of both Universities.