What:
Michel Kripalani, president of Oceanhouse Media, will present on the in and outs of the iPhone app development process and building a premiere publishing brand in less than one year. Oceanhouse Media has over 80 apps in the App Store. They have major licenses in place with Dr. Seuss and others. Michel will cover the how's and why's of building Oceanhouse Media and also publishing tips for anyone that currently has apps on the App Store.

When:
March 9th, 7:30pm

RSVP today for Michel's presentation.

Where:
Qualcomm Building QRC (Qualcomm Research Center)
5665 Morehouse Dr.
Room 119-B
San Diego, CA 92121

Who:
RefreshSD

RSVP on EventBrite: http://bit.ly/97HFL6

For one night only, Jared Spool comes to San Diego to present the latest research from User Interface Engineering: Revealing Design Treasures from The Amazon.

On its surface, Amazon just seems like a large e-commerce site, albeit a successful one. Its design isn't flashy, nor is it much to write home about. But deep within its pages are hidden secrets—secrets that every designer should know about.

If one looks closely at what the team at Amazon has built, it's filled with innovative functionality and clever designs, all of which creates a delightful experience for its users and directly produces regular profits for its shareholders. But not all is perfect. Some design changes in the last few years have not been the success that the team had hoped for. Amazon's exceptional qualities and imperfections are critical knowledge for any designer that wants to dig deep into what makes the site tick.

In this entertaining presentation, Jared will share some of UIE's latest research into the hidden treasures of (the) Amazon. You'll learn:

  • The simple Yes/No question that increased revenues by more than $1 billion
  • The elegant subtlety of Amazon's security system
  • Why Amazon's business model is more than meets the eye (and why designers need to care)
  • The wins and losses that Amazon has had with social media functionality

For more details check out EventBrite details: http://bit.ly/97HFL6

Monday, February 22
Online Marketing Summit— 25 San Diego!!!
6:30pm  san diego modo user group
7:00pm  SD Social Media Marketing February Meetup

Tuesday, February 23
Online Marketing Summit— 25 San Diego!!!
7:30am  Social Media Breakfast (SMBSD): Social Media Panel on Hospitality
5:30pm  UX SIG SD User Experience Special Interest Group
6:00pm  SD .NET User Group
7:30pm  Drinkup

Wednesday, February 24
Online Marketing Summit— 25 San Diego!!!
6:00pm  SD Media Communications Association – Int. (sdmca-i)
7:00pm  J!NX Retro Gaming Party Meetup
7:30pm  E-Business Owners Group of San Diego!

Thursday, February 25
Online Marketing Summit— 25 San Diego!!!

Saturday, February 27
6:00pm  sdGNO Feb Mingle

Check out the San Diego tech events calendar for more details.

RSVP on Meetup.

When:
February 23rd, 7:30 am

Where:
520 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92101
619-231-7777

Price: $10.00

What:
Come join entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast. We collaborate and discuss innovative ways to operate more efficiently, gain revenue and reach company goals. For more information check out www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com

The facilitators of San Diego's Bootstrapper's Breakfast are Steven Moody and Francis Adanza. Steven has a background including being a successful entrepreneur, a manager and a senior consultant to companies with an innovative focus. Francis is VP of Marketing at a software enabled services firm focus on cellular spend management and an active entrepreneur since college. They have a unique ability to understand the business issues and translate them into actionable cost savings and profit generating programs.

Come have a cup of coffee with us!!

Mitek Systems would like to invite you to join their exclusive test group for Mobile Deposit®, a revolutionary new phone app that allows you to deposit a check right from your phone. In return for your help, you’ll receive a $50 gift certificate valid at any of San Diego’s leading Cohn restaurants (including The Prado, Blue Point, Corvettes, and more).

Mobile Deposit was invented by Mitek Systems, Inc., a San Diego based developer of cutting-edge mobile OCR software. For over 20 years, Mitek has been a leading developer of security and character recognition software. Today, the top five banks in the United States use Mitek technology.

Mobile Deposit is new and is currently being considered for deployment by several major banks. Their goal is to ensure the best user experience. They would like you to use the app and give them your unfiltered feedback.

Mitek is looking for 30 test users. If you are among the first 30 people to sign up, Mitek will provide you with the downloadable app for you to install on your smartphone and will provide you with 30 “dummy” checks. After you view their five minute “How to” video on YouTube, you will be asked to use your phone to “deposit” each dummy check once from various indoor and outdoor locations that you select. After completing the 30 deposits, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire about your experience and suggestions.

In order to qualify as a U/X tester, you must have one of the following smartphones and be willing to complete the test within 14 days: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, BlackBerry models 8900 (Curve2), 9000 (Bold), and 9700 (Bold2) and 9630 (Tour).

Mobile Deposit is a national product with heritage in San Diego’s wireless and software analytics industries. Mitek is excited about having you join their test group. To accept, please sign the attached form and return to Mitek. Send by fax to 858-503-7813 or email a scan of the signed form to jcharvat [at] miteksystems.com. Call Jan Charvat if you have questions (858) 503-7810, ext 337. Thank you!


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Break away from your everyday grind and go work at Jelly.

Jelly is an every-so-often casual coworking session. Anyone is welcome to come, bring a laptop, and work alongside other creative, fun people. Stop in for a few hours or stay the day. See workatjelly.com and this blog post for more background.

Jelly is held every other Friday, at theHIVE, an awesome coworking space in downtown San Diego.

theHIVE
770 11th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Map: http://bit.ly/map_to_the_hive
Photos: http://flickr.com/photos/tags/jellyinsandiego
Video: http://vimeo.com/4792167

Hope to see you there!

 

Past Jelly pics on Flickr | #jellyinsandiego

Photo credits

The date's been set for the first ever InfluenceSD.

InfluenceSD When:  Mark your calendars for April 7th, 2010 because you won't want to miss this awesome event happening at Anthology in Little Italy, San Diego.

Time: TBA

Location: Anthology 1337 India Street, San Diego, California 92101

What:
InfluenceSD, Celebrating Champions in New Media, is a San Diego based awards event created to unite champions in new media. They celebrate success in real time media and the people behind the campaigns and content.

InfluenceSD is now accepting nominees for influencers from all disciplines, from sports and entertainment to government and non-profits. All winners will be recognized for the best uses of new media in the San Diego community.InfluencSD is currently accepting nominees until 3/24/2010, at which point the judges will select the winner from the top 5 nominees in each category.

So if you are a SD New media Brand, Busines, or Blogger, go nominate yourself for the #influenceSD awards: http://bit.ly/inf-sd

Here's the list of all the categories:

Opportunities to purchase tickets via their newsletter (or Twitter) will be made available in advance, so be sure to subscribe to http://influencesd.com/mailing-list (or @influenceSD)

Who: The organizers of the event include Chris Cantore, Melani Gordon, Gary Clapp, and Matt Browne, please don’t hesitate to give any of them feedback relating to the event.

And while you're at it, vote for SD Tech Scene too!

Hashtag: #influenceSD

What:
If you're 21+ years old and enjoy being around like-minded people that are into video games, giant robots, comic books, scary dragons, the interwebz, board games, and fancy gadgets, you should join us for a night of happy fun joy.

When:
February 24th, 2010, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
 
Where:
La Jolla Brew House

7536 Fay Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
 

The first-ever San Diego MEDIA PRO CAMP is presented by the San Diego chapter of Media Communications Association -Intl. This informative, interactive event will be held Saturday, Feb 6th at the Art Institute of California, San Diego. (http://www.artinstitutes.edu/sandiego/) in Mission Valley.

MediaProCamp is an all day gathering of media professionals representing every discipline: acting and performing, producing and directing; creative and technical …and representing every medium: Film, TV, Radio; Internet, games, business video, audio and more.

Location:
The Art Institute of California, San Diego

7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego CA 92108 United States

Dates:
Saturday 6-Feb-10 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM PST

Ticket Availability:
Sold Out

For more event details: http://www.mca-i.org/en/cev/343.

Lost and Found on Websites: Impact of Language and Culture on Global Brands' Glocalization in China
 
Presenter: Shaoyi He, Ph.D.
California State University, San Marcos, USA
 
Websense – Atrium, 10240 Sorrento Valley Rd San Diego, CA 92121 US
 
For more info, check out