Bixel Exchange Tech Update – Feb. 14, 2018

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Bixel Exchange celebrates six months of success with L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline
Last week, Bixel Exchange and the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti convened public and private sector leaders to celebrate six months of success with the L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline initiative. Launched in partnership with Mayor Garcetti, the initiative has placed 100 diverse, low-income youth in paid tech internships at 28 different tech companies across L.A. As a result of these internships, 30 percent of these youth received full or part-time job placement. The event also featured a discussion with representatives from LinkedIn, Microsoft and the City about how programs like this provide great career opportunities. Industry professionals from Snap, Boingo Wireless, Data360, and mitú joined with a group of successful interns to showcase the success of the program. The event also featured Deputy Mayor Billy Chun; Councilmembers Monica Rodriguez, Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Mike Bonin; and Gregory Irish, executive director, City of L.A. Workforce Development Board. See the photos.


b2_coro.jpgBixel Exchange leads Linked Learning roundtable
The L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline team hosted a roundtable discussion, “Collaborating with Tech Employers to Develop Diverse Local Talent Pipeline” at the Linked Learning Conference on Feb. 13 in Anaheim, CA. The team highlighted best practices on how to engage with tech employers and provided audience members with a toolkit to implement work-based learning and internship initiatives in their own markets.



b3.jpgStartup LAunch's Pactriglo Releases New Data Analytics to Transform Real Estate Planning
Startup LAunch company Pactriglo, L.A.'s premier real estate intelligence service for developers, builders and brokers, recently announced two powerful new features to enhance its existing platform. As L.A. attempts to solve its housing crisis, the new data analysis functions found in Pactriglo will help real estate professionals find real solutions using the city’s current zoning regulations. Read the full release.



b4_ITCouncil.gifArtificial Intelligence: The Workforce of the Future?
The future is already here with the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. What exactly is this technology and what possibilities and challenges will it bring to business? On Feb. 20, join the first Chamber Innovation & Technology Council of the year to hear from Niloo Bedrood, managing director for Deloitte's Advisory Practice, and Audrey Wu, co-founder and CEO of CONVRG, as the Council explores this emerging technology, its impacts on the future of our workforce, and the policies that will need to change down the road. RSVP now.



b5_techsalon.jpgBixel Exchange Tech Salon: Diversity in Innovation, March 1
Creativity and innovation are key in today’s ever-evolving tech ecosystem. But how are we ensuring that a diverse range of voices are contributing to that evolution? Where do we start, and how do we drive change so that our workforce and creators look like our communities? How do diversity of people and cognitive diversity play a role in making our businesses more successful? Join us to discover how some of L.A.’s top tech companies are fostering a culture that incubates innovation and celebrates diversity. RSVP now!




TechFair LA, March 8
L.A.'s largest technology job fair is returning for a second year, co-hosted by Comparably, Annenberg Foundation and the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti. Take your future into your own hands with powerful panels, small group sessions and chances to meet tech executives! The event will feature more than 250 of L.A.’s most prominent tech companies along with more than 10,000 job-seekers in Engineering, Product, Sales, Marketing, Design and more. Learn more.




Sign up for L.A. Law Library’s Business Series today!
Learn all the things you “didn’t know you needed to know” about building your business with L.A. Law Library. Leading attorneys and financial professionals present this 14-part series giving entrepreneurs and business owners the practical and comprehensive training needed to set up a business for long-term growth and success. Learn more about upcoming classes.



Until we sync again,

Bixel Exchange


Upcoming Events

Try Coding Saturday
Feb. 24 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Always wanted to try coding but didn’t think it was for you? Or maybe you didn’t know where to start? Try Coding Saturday is a one-day event in L.A. that could transform your career aspirations. Let the Turing School of Software & Design teach you the basics, give you personalized feedback and get you on a path to engineering success.

  2018 Gig Economy Symposium and Job Fair
Feb. 27 | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mix and mingle with industry professionals; learn more about the dynamic changes affecting the future of work and employment at one of the many seminars; or spend your day networking with new talent at this year’s 2018 Gig Economy and Symposium Job Fair.

Foro De Financiamiento Para Pequeños Negocios
Feb. 28 | 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

La FDIC, SBDC L.A. Network, SBA, L.A. Latino Chamber of Commerce y Small Business Majority te invitan a este evento en Español. Banqueros, prestamistas alternos y consultores de negocios estarán presents para brindar la información necesaria para solicitar el préstamo commercial que buscas.

  Aging Into the Future
March 2 | 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Aging Into the Future convenes the tech community with experts and professionals in the aging field, along with older adults and their caregivers, to explore and integrate technology’s power to transform the lives of older adults so they can lead healthier, independent and productive lives in the community, well into the future.


Bixel Exchange is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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