Lean Startup Machine is a three-day workshop where attendees use Customer Development and Lean Startup principles to validate an idea for a new product or service.

Bring your team, or come alone and new teams will form on Friday night. APPLY NOW to save on the early bird price; (4/6) space is limited http://bit.ly/yxeVhl

March Mingle promo: MMLSM15

Lean Startup Machine San Diego Pre-Show, Thursday April 5th 7-8pm at Co-Merge.

Come grab a crisp cold beer with our Lean mentors! on us of course! We’ll be talking about why LSM has decided to host one of our workshops loftypm.com here in San Diego & we’ll be revealing MAJOR discount codes that night for immediate sign up! Space is limited so please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/HgPsj4 THIS IS A FREE EVENT! BRING YOUR FRIENDS, KICK BACK, AND PLAN TO BE LEAN 🙂

702 Ash St Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM – Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 9:00 PM (PT)


Over 100 developers of all ages and experience levels will spend this Friday and Saturday in downtown San Diego to compete for fame (and cash prizes) developing mobile apps in a collaborative environment in the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon. The challenge is specific to San Diego and aimed at creating apps that can improve the quality of life for San Diego residents through improved city services.

Please see the news release below for details on AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, part of the first-ever AT&T San Diego Apps Challenge (www.SDAppsChallenge.com), which launched in January 2012, in partnership with Mayor Jerry Sanders.

The free competition starts Friday afternoon and continues Saturday, with some hackers known to be programming all night. They  will present their final products for a chance to win great cash prizes. Winners will also be entered into the San Diego Apps Challenge for a chance to win up to $50,000 in prize money.


Mayor Jerry Sanders and AT&T challenge software developers to create innovative apps and compete for cash prizes

SAN DIEGO, THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012 — Today AT&T marked the start of its Mobile App Hackathon in partnership with San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and the City of San Diego to challenge software developers to create apps that will improve city services. At the two-day event, developers will pitch ideas, create cutting-edge apps, and compete for cash prizes.

“The Mobile App Hackathon is a unique opportunity for San Diegans with an app idea to transform it into reality,” said San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. “This is a fun way for the imaginative thinkers in San Diego to deliver innovative ways to improve quality of life and let loose creatively.”

The Hackathon is open to amateur, professional, and student developers who will use data provided by the city and other cooperating agencies to create apps that will improve services and programs for the City of San Diego. App developers will have access to the latest cutting edge technology to help deploy their apps, which will be fully hosted in the AT&T cloud.

“The app developers at this Hackathon come up with some really remarkable ideas,” said Mark Leslie, Vice President of AT&T. “As a technology company, we’re proud to support the innovators and developers that aren’t afraid to push the envelope when it comes to the many possibilities of today’s technology.”

The Mobile App Hackathon will award cash prizes for the best overall app and the best San Diego App. The top apps from the Hackathon may be considered for entry into the larger and on-going AT&T San Diego Apps Challenge, where developers will have a chance to compete for $50,000 in cash prizes. The winning apps for the San Diego Apps challenge will be announced in June.

To learn more about the Mobile App Hackathon or to register, please visit http://mobileappsd2.eventbrite.com.

For more information about the San Diego Apps Challenge, visit www.SDAppsChallenge.com.

702 Ash St Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92101

Join SweetLabsBriteScope, Bump Network, Deal Current, Flud, Lockerz, MOGL, MojoPages, Slacker, StockTwits and Take Lessons for an evening of food, drinks, an intro to San Diego’s funded startups and awesome Fireside chat by Joe Kraus of Google Ventures and Michael Robertson of MP3.com, Linspire and Gizmo5. If you’re looking to join a local San Diego startup, now is the time. RSVP

Startups Are Better Schedule:

6:00 – Check-In – Check-in, have a drink and a bite to eat (or more than a bite)
7:00 – Startups Intro / Fireside Chat – Fireside chat and Q&A with Joe Kraus and Michael Robertson
7:45 – Mingle – Enjoy the food, drinks and visit each startup table


SweetLabs Office, 510 Market Street
at 5th Ave. in the Gaslamp (2nd floor)


Date: 11/20/2011
Register here: http://bit.ly/bathack

I’m working with the Tribal Digital Village (sctdv.net), InSTEDD.org, and the ServalProject.org to test Paul Gardner-Stephen’s system for infrastructureless telephony that can be contained in a backpack and air dropped into disaster areas. It has the Batphone nickname because one part of the open-source software stack is a protocol called BATMAN (Better Approach To Mobile Adhoc Networking). The Batphones form a mesh network among themselves, and multi-hop through that to negotiate VOIP phone calls.

On our way toward a full catastrophe simulation demo in January, we’re inviting folks to join us for a Hackathon session to uncover and address flaws in the assumptions, logic, software and hardware. That adds up to a magical geekery-filled Sunday. Sunday Nov. 20, 10am – 5pm PST (GMT – 8:00).You can join us in person (on the reservation, 50 min. drive from downtown San Diego) or participate online. Please register for either option here: http://bit.ly/bathack.

You can find out most of what you want to know about the Batphone at http://www.ServalProject.org. You can download the Android app there (requires rooting). The sourcecode is on Github, search for ServalProject. You can also respond here or email me for questions. -Xavier Follow @merelyanode and #Batphone

Website: http://sdfibootcamp.eventbrite.com

Meets at Cooley
4401 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, Ca 92122

Date: October 5, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00pm

Description: So you have an idea for a startup, do you? But what is the next step? This is it.
In just three hours, the Startup Ideation Bootcamp will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas, and even recruit potential cofounders. Join us for a fun evening.

What is the Startup Ideation Bootcamp?
The Startup Ideation Bootcamp provides expert advice with real-world practice. The evening begins with talks by leading startup Founders designed to teach you the components of good and bad startup ideas. For example, is your market big enough, is there organic growth potential, and a clear path to profitability? Then, attendees can share their ideas with both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback. The evening format is based on the best practices of theFounder Institute, the largest pre-seed incubator in the world. Pizzas and drinks will also be provided.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who has an idea for an early-stage company.
  • Anyone that is interested starting or joining a new startup.
  • Anyone interested in learning about the Founder Institute.

User Group / Event Name: Drupal 6 in a day for Site Administrators

Website: http://www.eventbee.com/event?eid=882828273

Meets at Point Loma Nazerene University, Mission Valley
4007 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108-4105

Date: Thursday August 11, 2011 from 9:30am to 4:00pm

SD Tech Scene Special Price: $99 using discount code “SDTECH2011”

Description: We are offering a “Drupal 6 in a day for Site Administrators” class on Thursday August 11th here in San Diego. This is a great class for clients who have, or plan to have, a Drupal site and would like to know more about the inner workings of Drupal from the perspective of a site administrator. Class size is limited so sign-up now, or promote this to your client base as a great learning opportunity. This is a fun and interactive day with great tips, along with practical and usable strategies for managing and extending Drupal web site. This is an interactive, hands-on workshop, not a preach-n-teach session, with instructor-led curriculum and hands-on labs using a live Drupal 6 sandbox site.

Drupal In A Day For Site Administrators
Presented by Acquia and Drupal Anywhere

Thursday, August 11, 2011 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register here: http://drupal-in-day-august-drupalanywhere.eventbee.com

Point Loma Nazerene University Conference Center, Mission Valley
4007 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108-4105

Look forward to meeting you in class! Susan Rust & Doug Hoffman

Drupal Anywhere: http://www.drupalanywhere.com

The San Diego Flash User Group, the San Diego Adobe Developer User Group and the San Diego Photoshop User Group are hosting an AdobeCamp on June 25th from 9-1 at the Art Institute of San Diego. This event will give attendees a great overview of the new features in Adobe’s Creative Suite 5.5. We thought your employees might want to attend. Space is limited to 50, and tickets are only 20 (lunch included). http://sandiegoadobecamp.eventbrite.com/

Here is the current agenda:

  • Welcome & Overview – 10 minutes
  • Flash Professional – 30 minutes
  • Dreamweaver – 30 minutes
  • PhotoShop – 30 minutes
  • Flash Catalyst – 30 minutes
  • Flash Builder – 30 minutes
  • CF Builder – 15 minutes
  • Community Showcase – 30 minutes
  • Wrapup and Prizes – 10 minutes

Where: The Art Institute of San Diego – 7655 Mission Valley Road San Diego , CA 92108

Date: June 25th from 9am to 1pm

Twitter: @ChrisGriffith

Dev-ing. Mobile. Good food. Awesome prizes.

RSVP: http://mobileappsd-esli.eventbrite.com/

Mobile App Hackathon is an event for mobile developers to come together, network, learn about new technologies and build mobile apps. A full day of coding, drinks, food and snacks and fun contents with prizes across categories. Meet new people and teammates, start projects and work on existing ones, and learn from short talks on technologies and trends that can help you build better apps.

Mobile App Hackathon events are brought to you by the AT&T Developer Program. We are platform agnostic and most interested in helping you, the developer, with understanding your platform development options (Android, Windows Phone 7, Symbian, BrewMP, etc) as well as helping make the right introductions to get your application built.

What introductions you ask? We have secured devs from Sencha, Apigee, PhoneGap and AppMobi to help you code that much faster. We even have Jeff Barr from Amazon coming down to talk about their cross platform solution, so make sure to break out your cameras!

Bring your current projects or start new ones. The AT&T Developer Program will provide phones that you can test and hack on. If you need to test your application on some of the latest phones, now is the opportunity. If you have special requests, please email Alex Donn at alex.donn@att.com and I will accomodate your phone testing requests.

Please note that this event will be focused on HTML5/Javascript based mobile apps as the uptake is faster for novices and experts alike when you have code ready to go from Sencha that takes care of your mobile UI. Afterall, do you really want to code those extra lines when you can be out basking in the wonderful San Diego sun? If you are interested in native apps please message us and if the demand is strong enough, we can make it happen.

So where is this event happening at? Qualcomm’s office right next to the golden triangle, right on Mira Mesa Blvd. Qualcomm has graciously opened their facilities to us and there is even parking!

To start the day on June 4th, we will have a light breakfast along with lightening talks interspersted throughout the day from the following partners that will help you setup your development environments as well as help you develop your mobile application:

  • 9:00a  Registration and Breakfast + Networking + Start Coding if you want!
  • 9:30a  Dev Environment Setup Help
  • 12:00p  Lunch is Served!
  • 7:00p  App Submission Deadline
  • 7:30p App Demos
  • 8:15p  Content Winners Announced
  • 8:30p  Drinks!

After the hackathon has completed, we will have everyone demo what you’ve worked on, gather feedback and hand out prizes for audience favorites!

User Group / Event Name: Come learn stats and data visualization
#opensd #sddata

RSVP: http://meetupsd.hackshackers.com/events/17361310/

Website: http://opensandiego.org
Twitter: @opensandiego

Meets at San Diego Foundation
2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 200, San Diego, CA

Date: Apr 20 2011 from 6:30 to 7:30

Description: Our very own Brian Conner has offered to provide a high speed introduction to R, a free software environment for statistical computing and data visualization. From installation to data manipulation to plots and maps in one hour.

Additional: http://blog.opensandiego.org/post/4431462753/come-learn-r-with-us

Have a Great Business Idea?

The Business & Entrepreneurship Center at MiraCosta College is hosting an elevator pitch contest, where college students, or anyone 27 or under, can try to convince a panel of ”Angel Investors” that they have the best business idea, all in less than 3 minutes.
8 finalists will be chosen.

Registration Deadline is Midnight, April 22nd, 2011.

Pitch It! Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP)

Grand Prize is an Apple iPad2
Want to Watch? Come by and join our audience for free, plus you can vote for your favorite elevator pitch live.