Morning News, 2/9: Causathon, Android TV Hackathon, Facebook, Snapchat, Wemo, Grammys

Follow LA Tech Digest on Twitter (link) for news as it happens. As big as this city is, there’s still a small-town vibe to the LA tech scene. Maybe because it really is a community, maybe because once you drill down, you see lots of little things adding up to a really big thing.

These personalized posts may look quaint, but when you look at the effect of what the people, the local governments, the startups, and the big companies have on the entire world, you realize that LA truly is the center of some very big things going on. When you read it in tweet form, this stuff comes off like, “Aw, it’s no big deal,” but guess what, it’s kind of a big deal!

Where else do you get relatively easy access to dotcom Billionaires and VCs? Where else do you host local meetups at the offices of world-renowned companies such as Belkin, YouTube, and Microsoft? Where else do you breed brilliant thinkers to create electric cars and resuable rockets? LA tech is still in its infancy phase, and one day we’re gonna look back at all this and stand in wonder. So jump in while it’s not too crowded.

Here’s what’s happened in LA over the weekend:

Virtual Reality producers Wemo had an open house at their offices:

Jimmy Iovine & Evan Spiegel spoke at USC:

Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook dropped by the Mayor’s house for a speech:
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Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures rolled down to San Diego to speak


Causathon
hosted a 24 hour Hack for a Cause


Google
hosted an Android TV Hackathon at USC

SPACEX had to delay Sunday’s scheduled launch

A lot of local dignitaries went to a pretty, faraway land to discuss Bitcoin

LA hosted some little awards show called THE GRAMMYS, ya might’ve heard

…and Nclusive ate a shit-ton of In-n-Out burgers

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Scott Perry -- LA Tech Digest founder

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