This is a guest post written by Josh Highland, Founder of Not Popular Josh Highland catches up with James Johnson at the Inland Empire .NET User’s Group MVM Awards. The MVM (Most Valuable Member) Awards spotlight outstanding members of the .NET community in the Inland Empire. James Johnson, who founded the Inland Empire .NET User’s…continue reading.

Here”s a *raw* video of my interview with Sarah Lacy from last night”s Mixergy Drinks 2.0 event [1]. It was shot by a guest on a little camera, while Tech Zulu [2] filmed using their professional equipment. The audio and video on this version are pretty bad. When Tech Zulu posts the official version, I”ll…continue reading.

It was another packed house for this month’s Digital LA at the Parlor in Santa Monica. Over 350 attendees got to do their networking while enjoy some fine happy hour specials in this upscale sports bar. I can’t think of a more fun environment to meet people in online advertising, marketing, entertainment, or e-commerce.  Kevin…continue reading.

Hallelujah, it has finally happened! For many the idea of fusing the Internet and TV seems like a pipe dream, yet on Monday, June 30th 2008, I found myself at Cinespace in Hollywood watching history in the making. The friendly folks over at DivX invited members of the community to come celebrate the American release…continue reading.

Rubicon Project hosted their latest “In the Mix” last Thursday night in the outdoor courtyard at their offices in West LA.  It’s an informal mixer that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, Web 2.0 superstars, techies, execs and many more.  There was a great turnout with hundreds in attendance, including those from Yahoo, Myspace, Sony, and more. …continue reading.

The first official NET.Working event was held June 23rd at the fire and water themed J6Bar atop the Hotel Solamar in downtown San Diego.  This event was put on by StartupSD, a new online sounding board that is connecting the growing Web community in San Diego by acting as a platform for web news, events…continue reading.

On a quest to learn about social media and how our community is working to promote literacy, best practices, ethics and standards, Martini Beerman heads to the kick-off event of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Social Media Club (SMCLA).For greater understanding of the club’s goals and the intentions to create an environment where one can “Discover, connect, share…continue reading.

Mindshare truthfully went from high enlightenment that started with Genya Frankel / Bio-Physicist, from CalTech who spoke about the experiments of Benjamin Franklin and the intellectual gatherings he was involved in during the Age of Enlightenment; Gully Burns / Neuroinformatics Research Scientist, USC / ISI  spoke about “The Art of Truth” and the intricacies of…continue reading.

In search of good times and the latest Tech news, Martini Beerman heads to the Los Angeles Web App Developers Meetup in Santa Monica California. Hosted by the kind folks at Mahalo, the event showcases two speakers; Richard Herrera of FlowJS: “The Flow Framework for Javascript” and Darius Clarke of OpenCroquet: “When What’s In Your…continue reading.

Last Friday, Mixergy teamed up with gWave Consulting to put together San Diego’s second Happy Hour 2.0. The event was held atop the roof of the ICON condo high rise, which overlooks Padre Stadium. The host of the event was Melani Gordon, from gWave who we covered in one of the first interview posts for…continue reading.