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WEEK OF DEC 11
Thursday, Dec 14

Dec 14
8:30am
 $2514Gary Event 
Innovation Venture Summit 
Google Developers Launchpad

With Ben Horowitz (Co-Founder, Andreessen Horowitz), Richard Lucquet (Head of VR/AR, Verizon), Steve McGrath (VC @ Shell), Michael Dolbec (VC @ GE Digital), Michael Vladimer (IoT Leader, Orange), Param Singh (GM IoT, Cisco), Stephanie Marrus (Dir. Entrepreneurship, UCSF), Graham Walmsley (Versant VC).

Dec 14
9:30am
 Free
 
[AWS Security Week] - Deep Dive 
AWS Pop-up Loft

Dec 14
5:00pm
 $10 
Fall Workshop Series - Negotiation 
UCSF Mission Hall

With David Johnson (Lecturer in Law, Stanford University).

Dec 14
5:30pm
 $10Popular Event 
Pitch Night w/ French Tech Startups 
DocuSign

Demos by BOOKmyHELO, SILEX France, Qualisteo, Reactis, Crosslux, Soclip!, RGX Systems & ICDD.

Dec 14
5:30pm
 Free
Popular Event
 
Beyond Data-Driven - Convert Insights To ROI 
Galvanize

With Len Fischer (VP, Okta), Oliver Armstrong (Sr Dir., Instapage), Isphreet Singh (Head of Technology Services, App Annie).

Dec 14
6:00pm
 $55Gary Event 
Innovation Venture - Disrupt Demo & Reception 
Orrick HQ

With Ben Horowitz (Co-Founder, Andreessen Horowitz), Karen Hsu (Head of Growth, BlockCypher), Sonny Singh (CCO, BitPay), Chris Waclawek (Strategy Partnerships, Golem Factory), Ryan Singer (MD, Neighborly).

Dec 14
6:00pm
 $10Popular Event 
VC Panel - 2017 In Review & What's Ahead For 2018 
College of San Mateo

With Kartik Gada (Woodside Capital), Ivy Nguyen (Zetta Venture Partners), Brandon Reeves (Lux Capital), Ashish Aggarwal (Mind The Bridge Foundation), Thom Rumberger Jr (Foley & Lardner).

Dec 14
6:00pm
 Free
Popular Event
 
Transformer - Novel Neural Network Architecture For Language Understanding 
Spoke

With Jakob Uszkoreit (Sr Staff Software Enggr, Google).

Dec 14
6:00pm
 Free
 
Hands-On Python 
Clover Health

With Freija Descamps (Experimental Physicist).

Dec 14
6:00pm
 Free
 
Visual Regression Testing, React + Serverless, Component Best Practices 
Brigade

With Valeri Karpov (Platform Tech Lead, Booster Fuels), Parris Khachi (Dir. Web Engg, Brigade), David Wells (Full Stack Developer, Serverless).

Dec 14
6:00pm
 Free
Popular Event
 
Bot Builders Meetup 
The Vault

With Anamita Guha (Product Mgr, IBM Watson).

Dec 14
6:00pm
 $15 
Twilio Girl Geek Dinner 
Twilio

With Gowri Grewal (Dir. Sales, Twilio), Bobbi Jo Price (Dir. Enterprise Partnerships, Twilio), Dhara Patel (Sr Mgr BI & Analytics, Twilio), Sri Esha Subbiah (Sr Engg Mgr, Twilio).

Dec 14
6:00pm
 $20 
Captivate Silicon Valley Demo Day 
HanaHaus

Demos by TerraLoupe, Loodse, Tink, Multirotor, OpenAsApp & SpeechAgain.

Dec 14
6:30pm
 $20 
How To Reach Your Target Customers 
Product School

With Rahul Chhabria (Principal Enterprise Cloud, Atlassian).

Dec 14
6:30pm
 Free
 
Intro To Product Mgmt 
Product School Silicon Valley

With Chris Painter (Product @ Stealth Mode Robotics Startup).

Dec 14
6:30pm
 Free
 
The Bitcoin Holiday Party 
Runway SF

Dec 14
6:30pm
 Free
 
SF Metrics Meetup 
Heavybit

With Brad Lhotsky (Systems & Security Administrator, Craigslist).

Dec 14
6:30pm
 Free
Popular Event
 
Mobile Growth South Bay 
Samsung Research America

With Bittu Ahlawat (Dir. Engg iOS, Android & Mobile, Upwork) & Brian Bowman (Founder/CEO, Consumer Acquisition).

Dec 14
6:30pm
 Free
 
Upload Student Demo Night 
Upload SF

Keynote speech by Lon Addison (Author, Prof. & Strategist) + project gallery walkthrough.

Dec 14
6:30pm
 Free
Gary Event
 
Evening Of Creativity 
General Assembly

With Margie Benford (Merchandising & Design Dir., Betabrand), Bethany Meuleners (Head Designer, Betabrand), Summer Sewell (Writer), Matthew Ferry (Dir. of Design, Hustle), Jeff Enlow (Founder, Creative Mean).

Dec 14
7:00pm
 $20 
Designers+Geeks - Designing Experiences 
Yelp HQ

With Laura Miner (Founder, Pictory Mag).

Dec 14
7:00pm
 Free
Popular Event
 
Socially Responsible Investing 
Venue

With Mike DeMaria (Dir., Carmel River Capital).

Dec 14
8:00pm
 Free
Popular Event
 
Inside The Design Studio 
General Assembly SF

With Jennifer Dickson (Founder, Acre Designs), Blake Premer (Mktg Mgr, SmartThings), Eunsol Byun (Interaction Designer, Punchcut), Jeff Heppert (UX Designer, August).

Dec 14
8:30pm
 $50 
Speak Up - Using Improv To Succeed In Business 
General Assembly SF

With Dave Collins (Founder/CEO, Oak&Reeds).
 
Friday, Dec 15

Dec 15
6:00am
 $20 
Daybreaker SF - Sleigh My Name, Sleigh My Name 
City Nights

Dec 15
8:30am
  
Product Marketing Community 
Venue

Dec 15
1:30pm
 $299 
XYZ Technology Forum 
Palace Hotel

Afternoon of emerging trends & wine tasting.

Dec 15
5:30pm
 $20 
Pitch Globally Sharktank Style 
The VAULT
 
Saturday, Dec 16

Dec 16
10:00am
 Free
Popular Event
 
Hackathon To Build 100 Apps That Fix 100 Real Problems In Puerto Rico 
Impact Hub Berkeley

Prizes incl. Best Beginner Hack, Best Social Impact Hack, Best use of TensorFlow, Best use of Blockchain Tech.

Dec 16
10:00am
 $35 
Black Girls Code Bay Area Annual Robot Expo 
Venue

Dec 16
2:00pm
 Free
 
Switch Social 
Coin-Op Game Room
 
Sunday, Dec 17

Dec 17
6:00pm
 $10Popular Event 
Digital Winter Fest 4.0 
Zinc Details

Pop-up featuring DervishX, Heisel, Kwilt, Letharcore, Oko Handbags, Trillionaire Coterie, Qraft, Shoplook, Senstonei & Style Squad.

Dec 17
6:30pm
 $60Gary Event 
TEDxPaloAltoSalon 
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall

With Rajesh Anandan (SVP, UNICEF Ventures), Kevin Buckler (Founder, Racers Group), Sophie Robinson (Exec Producer, Age of Consequences), Gal Friedman (Founder, ShabbaTLV), Amy Wilkinson (Founder, Ingenuity), Thor Halvorssen (Founder, Oslo Freedom Forum).
 
WEEK OF DEC 18
Monday, Dec 18

Dec 18
6:30pm
 $5 
Socrates Cafe 
Commonwealth Club
 
Tuesday, Dec 19

Dec 19
3:00pm
 $65 
Social Media Strategy Mapping 
General Assembly SF

With Saba Sedighi (Audience Development Mgr, Hired).

Dec 19
6:00pm
 $5Gary Event 
SV Health Fireside Chat 
Plug & Play Tech Center

With Cedric Hutchings (Founder, Withings).

Dec 19
6:00pm
 Free
Popular Event
 
Cafe Scientifique - Chemistry Nobel Prize 
Lyce Francais SF

With Jean-Pierre Sauvage (Prof., University de Strasbourg).

Dec 19
7:00pm
 $10Popular Event 
Igniter Silicon Valley Holiday Party 
Historic Adobe Building

Dec 19
8:00pm
 Free
Popular Event
 
Design & Startups Networking Potluck 
General Assembly SF

Dec 19
8:30pm
 $50 
Using Typography To Improve Design & User Experience 
General Assembly SF

With Lara McCormick (Creative Dir., Exploratorium).

Dec 19
8:30pm
 Free
Popular Event
 
Increase Your Impact With Strengths-Based Leadership 
General Assembly SF

With Marta Hanson (Assistant Dean & Dir., Stanford University).
 
Wednesday, Dec 20

Dec 20
3:00pm
 Free
 
Galvanize SF Web Development Showcase 
Galvanize

Dec 20
6:00pm
 $10 
Biotech Holiday Party 
WellsFargo

Dec 20
6:30pm
 $10 
Deep Learning 101 
Google Launch Pad

With Alex Tsyplikhin (COO, Data Monsters).

Dec 20
6:30pm
 Free
Popular Event
 
Founder Institute Holiday Party 
Founder Institute HQ

With Adeo Ressi (Founder/CEO, Founder Institute), Ryan Micheletti (Dir. Global Ops, Founder Institute), Mike Suprovici (Entrepreneur In Residence, Founder Institute).
 
Thursday, Dec 21

Dec 21
7:00pm
 Free
Popular Event
 
Cryptocurrency & Bitcoin - What You Need To Know 
Venue

With Noah Kindler (GM Knotel West Coast, Knotel).
 
Friday, Dec 22

Dec 22
6:00pm
 Free
Gary Event
 
Horizons Fall 2017 Demo Day 
Horizons HQ

Demos include Software that moves mouse w/ eyes, ML-based mirror responding to commands, AI-based SlackBot, Collaborative DJ software & more.
 
Thursday, Dec 14

Jan 25
6:30pm
 $35Sponsored Event 
Brunchwork w/ Lyft 
Venue

With Jaime Raczka (Regional Dir. New Markets @ Lyft).

Feb 06
6:00pm
 $10Popular Event 
SF Beta - Blockchain Edition 
111 Minna Gallery

Showcase of up-and-coming blockchain companies in an open, social format.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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