Silicon Beach Fest

Schedule

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Jun
25
Thu
Apps for Good, for Profit or for Both? @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Boardroom
June 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Track: International

Apps. Every business wants one, be it a game, mobile or web-based. But with more and more apps available, what role should these apps play? Should an app be for profile, for profit or should it perform an additional function and perform a use for society? A panel of award-winning UK-based mobile, web-based and games app developers debate the changing international role of app developers.

Moderator: Matthew Desmier, Founder of Silicon Beach UK, Wise Old Uncle Ltd

Panelists:
- Mike Hawkyard, Amuzo Games, MD and Founder
- Duncan Cook, 3 Sided Cube, MD and Founder @duncancook
- Kriss Bennett, Createful, MD and Founder
- Marc Biles, Ratio, CEO @marcthebeat
- Jon Ginn, Base, Developer Evangelist @jonginn

Thursday Night Cocktail Reception @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Lawn
June 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Track: Cocktail/Wine Glass

Sponsored by:

Media Temple

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SBF Tech Theme Park Party presented by Media Temple @ CTRL Collective - Playa Vista
June 25, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – June 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Track: Cocktail/Wine Glass

Tech Theme Party

Attend LA’s first Tech Theme Park party at the brand new 26,000 sq ft. CTRL Collective space in Playa Vista from 8p-midnight.  We’re creating the first SBF Tech Theme Park, where you can meet dozens of startups at their tables on Startup Main Street, see 3D printing companies in 3D-Land, watch drones fly at the Drone Arena, visit food trucks, and get free balloons, popcorn and ice cream at the Beach Cream ice cream cart.

- Take fun costume pics in the Media Temple – Instantly photobooth, and print them instantly, or email to yourself
- Visit friends in the TeleSign table area
- Say hi to friends in the DIRECTV area

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Download the TruckMe app to get an automatic $10 credit in food from four food theme-park theme trucks: Woody’s Grill, G’s Taco Spot on Wheels, Pho-King Awesome, and What The Funnel. The TruckMe app lets you place your order from your phone without having to wait in line, and get a text when your order is ready for you to pick it up.

Tech Party Map

Jun
26
Fri
How Do I Choose a CTO? @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room
June 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Track: Startups

Join this panel featuring CEOs and CTOs who will assist in answering the questions related to choosing a CTO for your new venture. Topics may include how to differentiate yourself, motivating talent to join, and keeping interest long-term.

Moderator: Bryan Lemster, Halcyon Innovation LLC, President

Speakers:
- John Shiple, Freelance CTO, CEO/CTO
- Alex​ Capecelatro, Yeti, CEO. Alex is a developer, founder and CEO of Yeti local recommendation mobile app.
- Hank Leber​, Vytmn, CEO
- Jeffrey Chernick, RideAmigos, Owner

Developer Track presented by:

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CTO Stories @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room
June 26, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Track: Developer Startups

Silicon Beach CTOs from top companies will discuss how they find developers, build their team, work with other teams in their organization, and scale for growth from startup to next stages.

Moderator: Casey Frith-Smith, FOX Network Engineering & Operations, VP Video Solutions

Speakers:
- Lukas Sliwka, Grindr, CTO
- Sunil Bhanot, Demand Media, VP of Software Engineering
- Ethan Kravitz, Curbstand, CTO @CurbStand
- John Coogan, Soylent, CTO / Co-Founder

Developer Track presented by:

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Lunch: Food Truck provided by Cornerstone OnDemand @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Parking Lot
June 26, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Track: Cocktail/Wine Glass

Cornerstone OnDemand is bringing the food truck back to Silicon Beach Fest!  The food truck was so popular last year, we’re bringing it back!  Enjoy complimentary custom Silicon Beach Fest menu items when you show your SBF pass. One food item per person. Quantities limited, while supplies last.

Tweet @CornerstoneInc thanks and pics of your food!

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Women Developers @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room
June 26, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Track: Women

Women developers from startups and tech companies will discuss issues including finding the right tech job, working at a startup or large tech company, scalability. We will also discuss issues for women developers such as career advancement, working in a male-dominated industry, and what women, men, and companies can do to help women get into tech, stay in tech and succeed in tech. What are local or national resources or organizations for women developers.

Moderator: Tara Tiger Brown, Co-Founder of KitHub, Connected Camps and LA Makerspace

Speakers:
- Hala Aladwan, Technology Consultant @haladwan
- Justine Bateman, Computer Science and Management Major, UCLA; Intern Blur Studio
- Kate Hollenbach, Oblong Industries, Inc, Director Of Design & Computation @kjhollen
- Rachel Blum, Google, Chrome Site Lead, Los Angeles
- Roni Brunn, Video Ace, CEO @thebandfrom
- Cara Kuei, National Football Leauge, Web Developer

Developer Track presented by:

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Growth Hacking: Tips and Techniques @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room
June 26, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Track: Developer

Growth hacking experts will share tips and techniques in Growth Hacking, where developers create quick code and scripts to capture marketing data from social media and other open sites, to help them target potential customers, generate sales leads, increase product awareness, and build customer and client databases. These techniques are useful for startups, sales, growth and more. Growth hacking is a unique combination of skill sets of developers and marketers; we’ll discuss how they can work together for successful growth hacking results.

Moderator: Javon Frazier, Maestro Media Ventures, Principal. Formerly Marvel Entertainment, VP Games Marketing @JavonFrazier

Speakers:
- Justin Wu, Vytmn, Co-Founder / Growth Engineer
- Peter Chen, Vytmn, CTO
- Marieme Haynes, JKH Naturals, Managing Director, previously at Microsoft

Presented by:

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The Bleeding Edge of Mobile @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room
June 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Track: Mobile

This panel will examine how the latest in mobile technology is revolutionizing various industries.  Topics will include beacons, ACR (Audio Content Recognition), geofencing, augmented reality, and the way they are being applied to solve real business needs.

Moderator: Lori Schwartz, StoryTech, Founder @worldofschwartz

Speakers:
- Allen Vartazarian, Instantly, VP of Product
- Nick Desai, Heal, Co–Founder/CEO
- Laurent Grill, Zeel, LA General Manager @laurentgrill
- Heena Rastogi, eHarmony, Senior iOS Developer

Developer Track presented by:

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Developers and Product Managers: Working Together @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room
June 26, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Track: Developer

Experts in product development for software to Internet of Things will discuss strategies and tools for product development including systems for decreased product cycle time, user input and feedback for improvements and updates, lean development, new product features, rollout strategies, software tools to help with product management, and more.

Moderator: Cauri Jaye, rhubarb studios, CEO

Speakers:
- Mark Thomas, Google, Product Manager
- Chris Chandler, Fandango, Senior Director Product and UX
- Mary Baldwin, Pivotal Labs, Product Management
- Brian Kuhn, Media Temple, VP of Product
- Ben Handzo, NationBuilder, Head of Product

Developer Track presented by:

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Developers Roundtable @ Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina Room
June 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Track: Developer

Developers sound off on what they wish Business Dev, Product Managers, CTOs, CEOs, and their clients knew or understood, to help increase business efficiency.

Moderator: Espree Devora, WeAreLATech, Founder

Speakers:
- Kevin Goslar, Originate, Director of Engineering
- Gregorio Rojas, Sabio,LA, Co-Founder
- Brady Tsurutani, DIRECTV, Senior Director of Mobile Software Engineering
- Christian Harden, NFL Digital Media, Application Development Manager
- Matthew Montanez, LIVESTRONG.COM, iOS Engineer @MattMontanez
- Suzzee Uy, Bridg, Senior Software Engineer

Developer Track presented by:

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Friday Night Cocktails at WeWork Santa Monica @ WeWork
June 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Track: Cocktail/Wine Glass

Join us for Friday night cocktails at the new WeWork Santa Monica. Silicon Beach Fest attendees get a sneak preview of the large new co-working space before its scheduled July 1 opening date.  WeWork’s Santa Monica location is WeWork’s second location in LA, after its first location in Hollywood which has hosted several Silicon Beach Fests.

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Introducing WeWork Santa Monica

WeWork and Silicon Beach Fest have come together to host an amazing pre-launch party to celebrate the newest LA location, WeWork Santa Monica, opening July 1st.

Join us this Friday, June 26th, at 6:00pm for a fun evening of drinks, food, prizes, a live DJ, and a sneak peek of the new space before it opens.

Please RSVP to attend, we look forward to seeing you there!

The WeWork Team

VIP Yacht Cruise @ FantaSea Yacht
June 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Track: Cocktail/Wine Glass

With our new location at the Marina del Rey Hotel, we embark upon a private yacht cruise aboard the FantaSea yacht, to add a little Cannes style yacht cruising to this year’s Silicon Beach Fest. VIP passes, select speakers and sponsors are invited to this three-hour FantaSea yacht cruise on Friday June 26, 6-9p.  Step aboard the yacht from 6-7p while it is at the dock, and then the boat will depart at 7p for a two-hour sailing cruise around the Marina. 130 capacity.

A wristband will be required to board the yacht.  Select sponsors, select speakers, and paid VIP tickets will be given wristbands to board the yacht.

To sponsor the yacht, email info@digitalla.net with YACHT as the subject.

Free parking at FantaSea Yacht, 4215 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

After the yacht returns to shore at 9p, you still have time to drive or Uber / Lyft to the Closing Party at Cross Campus from 8-11p in Santa Monica.

Closing Party: Nautical Theme @ Killer Shrimp
June 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Track: Cocktail/Wine Glass

All Silicon Beach Fest attendees are invited to our big Closing Party with a nautical theme and views of boats in the marina. Enjoy complimentary passed appetizers.  Our DJ will make sure you get to do some dancing on the dance floor. VIP guests are welcome to relax in the VIP lounge.  You may sit down to order dinner at Killer Shrimp on your own, or after-party with your new SBF buddies in the adjacent Killer Cafe section which is open 24 hours and has free wifi for posting all your dancing tweets and Instagrams.

Killer Shrimp is located at 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Parking: Please park in the nearby public lot. Cost is $6 cash or credit card. Parking is not covered or validated. Do not park in the Killer Cafe lot which is reserved for dinner guests.  Note: You may also take the Tesloop car shuttle in a Tesla from the Marina Del Rey Hotel.

Jun
27
Sat
VIP Venice Beach House Cocktails @ Venice Beach House
June 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Track: Cocktail/Wine Glass

Join us for our Silicon Beach Fest – VIP Cocktails with wine & cheese at the newly listed home at 25 S. Venice Blvd. on Saturday June 27. Relax with wine and good conversation, and touch base with friends and new contacts from the fest.

This event is open to Silicon Beach Fest VIP, speaker, and sponsors. Please bring your badge for entry.

Our venue is a newly listed $3.75M home steps from Venice Beach, with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Brazilian granite, and a multi-level roof deck with an impressive 360° view of the ocean, mountains, and city. The home has recently been featured in the LA Times, and First Comics News. Contact: Darren Winston, Luxury Property Speciality at John Aaroe Group, darren@darrenwinston.com

PARKING: Park on your own at $6 public parking lots a short walk away.

Jun
28
Sun
VIP Malibu Beach House Cocktails @ Malibu Beach House
June 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Track: Cocktail/Wine Glass

Join us for this panel with digital home and commercial real estate experts at a beachfront condo in North Malibu. Relax with cocktails, enjoy the balcony which overlooks the ocean, and chat at the panel. Thanks to Ethan Samuels for hosting this event.

Address is a private home at 11770 Pacific Coast Highway. Bring your SBF VIP badge for admission.

Speakers:
- Audie Chamberlain, Lion and Orb, Founder and CEO of full services real estate PR agency
- Ethan Samuels, Northwestern Mutual, Financial Advisor
- Sarah Kosasky, Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage and Acquisitions – Malibu, Founding Partner, Manager
- Adrian Zaw, Zaw Studios, Executive Producer and CEO. Drone Specialist; uses drones for arial real estate photography

SBF Disneyland Photo Op @ Disneyland Castle
June 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Track: Cocktail/Wine Glass

We just added this Disneyland meetup because so many international SBF attendees are in town, and wanted to go to Disneyland! International attendees to this year’s SBF include the 25-member delegation from our Silicon Sister city, Silicon Beach UK who spoke on 2 panels, as well as attendees who flew in from London, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, and India. All SBF attendees invited to Disneyland for a photo opp at the Castle at 7p to catch sunset lighting. Look for Silicon Beach Fest – Festival Director @KevinWinston in the red SBF shirt (and tweet him to find him). We’ll bring SBF fans and shades for you for the pic! You can also check out the artwork of Frozen near Main St; Steve Goldberg of Disney Animation discussed the making of Frozen at our VFX of Hollywood Blockbusters panel on Friday.

This event is pay on your own, Disneyland admission is $99/day, no SBF pass discounts. Deluxe annual passports are valid today.