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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar

Here’s what’s new in the world of LA tech:

Tuesday, August 18

AMA: Sizzler & Social How to Leverage Virality
Can You Hack It? A Hackathon Survival Guide
HOW TO GENERATE NEW PRESS FOR YOUR STARTUP
SMCLA Happy Hour: “Battle of the Bands”
Pasadena WordPress Meetup

Wednesday, August 19
[a]list Video Summit
Meet & Hire Designers
LA Media Lab – NewMet Bootcamp Demo Day
TechSparks Pasadena Summer Break
Girls Develop It Mentor Night
VR / AR: Redefining Movies, Media & Entertainment

Thursday, August 20
#talkingtechLIVE
Silicon Beach Young Professionals
Digital Family Convesations w/ Google’s Chief Evangelist

Friday, August 21
Evenings at the Loft 9: Drones, Robotics, Design
Endgadget Live
Comedy Hack Day LA (-8/23)
WATER! A Rhubarb Studios Hack for Humanity (-8/23)

Saturday, August 22

West LA Shared Ecomony Job Fair

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Disney Announces STAR WARS Land Plans (link)
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Re/Code Looks at the Pitfalls & Fallout of the Disney / Maker Deal (link)
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USC‘s Iovine & Young Center Featured on Wired (link)
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Time Talks LA Reservior’s SHADE BALLS (link)
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USC‘s Institute for Creative Technologies Unveils Glass-Free 3D (link)
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OCULUS CEO Brendan Iribe on the future of virtual reality (link)
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Tour LA by Drone:

SF Bakery TARTINE Coming to DTLA’s Arts District (link)
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HYPERLOOP has broken ground on its DTLA Campus

CalState Fullerton hosted a packed SOCAL UX CAMP

Venice has a new wi-fi pop-up park behind Abbot Kinney

And as if you needed a reason to live in / move to LA:

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