Category: event

Everything You Need For The Perfect Solar Eclipse Party

On Monday, August 21st, the world will be witness to a complete solar eclipse for the first time in a century. In other words, it’s a big friggin deal. In order to get the most out of this historic event, we have put together a check list of everything you need to have a kickass solar eclipse experience:

When to watch:

First things first, you gotta know when to watch right? Check out this handy website that lets you punch in your zip and find out when the perfect time is to watch all the magic happen.

https://interactives.courier-journal.com/projects/eclipse-2017/

Online Discussion:

Pinguin will be setting up a #SolarEclipse🌘 channel for everyone to chat during the event. Download the app and join the channel to be apart of the live discussion.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pinguin-follow-what-you-love/id1141694307?mt=8

Where to get your solar glasses:

As you may or may not know, it is not safe to stare directly at a solar eclipse. In order to watch the eclipse safely, you must wear approved glasses. Lucky for you, 7-eleven has got you covered. Pop into any location and snag a pair for the big day.

Food and Drink options:

If you want to go full nerd for your solar eclipse party, The Food Network has put together a great list of eclipse themed food and drinks that will really take your party to the moon

http://blog.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/2017/08/the-coolest-food-and-drink-specials-for-the-great-american-eclipse/

The Perfect Playlist:

Finally, you need a solid playlist to set the mood so check out this Spotify playlist of lunar themed tunes.

This week in LA Tech Events: July 17th- July 23rd

Happy Monday! There’s never a shortage of things to do in LA but if you’re looking for the best tech events around town, we’ve got you covered. Here are the can’t miss events of the week!

Shameless plug: We’re presenting at one of them 😉 

Monday, July 17th

GA x Ziprecruiter Present: How to Attract the Right Candidates

General Assembly and Ziprecruiter have teamed up to bring you this event where we’ll discuss the key elements of attracting and retaining top talent.

RSVP FOR FREE! 

Tuesday, July 18th

Effective Design Review Workshop: How To Give & Receive Meaningful, Actionable Design Feedback with Everett McKay

Everett McKay – Author of UI is Communication will break down the design process and teach you new techniques of reviewing, receiving reviews and knowing when to ask for more!

Get Your Tickets!

Wednesday July 19th

Bootstrapping your startup in LA with Pinguin

Do you have a startup or just looking for a place to start? We often hear about huge investments for startups but we rarely hear about the less sexy bootstrap. Local LA startup, Pinguin and others will walk us through their journeys followed by a live Q&A.

They will cover everything from finding technical talent with no money to making “the jump.” Join us for some drinks and a chance to hear startup stories from around LA.

RSVP FOR FREE! 

Thursday July 20th  

Silicon Beach Young Professionals Startup&Tech mixer at the Viceroy: Sponsored by Google

Enjoy drinks with LA’s top tech talent at LA’s most successful Startup & Tech Mixer sponsored by Google.

Get Your Tickets!

Introducing Pinguin’s All Day AMA Event!

This Thursday, June 15h we will be hosting our first ALL DAY AMA with some pretty incredible hosts. We have reached out to founders, journalists, and influencers across industries to bring this lineup together. Check out our hosts below and be sure to join us on Pinguin for an event that is sure to be both fun and informative no matter what industry you work in!

AMA Host: Kelly Ann Collins

Kelly Ann Collins is an entrepreneur and advisor with expertise in social media, communications, branding and business development. She’s the founder of Vult Lab, a social media strategy and business development company. Kelly Ann is also the co-founder, president and CMO at Kittr, Inc., a software company that’s redefining the way influencers, bloggers, small business owners, startups and nonprofits post to social media.

AMA Host: John Henry

John Henry is a serial entrepreneur, investor and managing partner at Harlem Capital PartnersAt the age of 18, John left college to pursue what became his first company, an on-demand laundry service. Within just two years of launching Mobile City, the company was successfully acquired. Henry works with early stage companies both through his non-profit incubator, Cofound Harlem and through his minority-owned venture firm, Harlem Capital Partners. John also is the host of ‘Open For Business’ Podcast.

AMA Host: Thomas Ma

After being rejected to over 100+ internships, Thomas Ma decided to venture into entrepreneurship to prove myself. Thomas Co-Founded Sapphire Apps, which has a network of 100+ influencers with a reach of over 100M followers. Sapphire Apps combines ASO strategies with influencer networks to help mobile companies increase their mobile engagement. In addition, Thomas is a career coach at ‘Career Podium’ which is a fresh, modernized and technologically advanced solution for job seekers and employers.

AMA Host: Manu ‘Swish’ Goswami

Manu (Swish) Goswami is a 19-year-old sophomore from Toronto, Canada studying Peace, Conflict, Justice Studies and Ethics, Society and Law at the University of Toronto. He is an award-winning serial tech entrepreneur and innovator, UN Youth Ambassador, early stage tech investor, LinkedIn campus editor, social media personality and TEDx speaker. ‘Swish’ is one of the world’s youngest venture capitalist, winning Canada’s Top 20 under 20 award. He is currently focusing his energy on writing a book on personal branding and growing his businesses.

AMA Host: Taylor Lorenz

Taylor Lorenz is a journalist and editorial strategist. Currently, she is the Senior Editor and Director of Emerging Platforms at The Hill where she covers national politics and the Trump administration. In Addition, Taylor also is a tech reporter for Mic.com where she writes about digital culture, social media, memes, and internet stars. With an impressive resume that includes consulting for the Daily Mail, Refinery 29, The Atlantic, WordPress, and Maxim, Taylor also wrote articles about YouTube stars, conducted on-camera interviews for People.com, and provided content strategy for emerging platforms such as Snapchat Discover and Wishbone.

AMA Host: Niv Dror

Niv Dror is the head of social and content strategy at Product Hunt. After graduating UC Santa Barbara at 20, Niv joined Rothstein Kass as an associate focusing on Hedge Fund and Venture Capital clients, where he also led the Pricing & Valuation team. He is one of the youngest candidates to pass the CPA exam at age 21.