March 6th, 2013

March Events at Yelp

Yelp’s weekly “Learning Group” is one of our favorite engineering events. People come for the free food but stay for the hour-long presentation, usually given by a fellow engineer. Past topics, both technical and non-technical, have included everything from cinematography to typography to steganography, and the presentations are lovingly put together. 

Since we've found these presentations fascinating we've decided to share them! This first one is a Learning Group about learning Chinese, by Mark W. He's spent several years learning to speak Chinese, and in this presentation he introduces the Chinese language along with some tools and techniques for mastering a new skill.

 

(Learning Chinese by Mark Wilson- Slides)

In addition to hosting our own events or meetups, we like to travel to stay connected with the tech community outside of San Francisco. Last weekend, we attended a Hacker Fair in the South Bay hosted by Hacker Dojo. A few of our representatives were able to attend and met several individuals who shared with us their current projects and inventions. The best part? Attendees of the fair rode down to the South Bay and back via party bus, courtesy of one of Hacker Dojo’s sponsors! Work hard, play harder. 

This upcoming weekend, we’re sending Grace, one of our recruiters, to the Tech Career Expo in Austin, Texas. Lucky girl! The Tech Career Expo is hosted during the same weekend as SXSW but is open to all individuals interested in learning more about the tech industry. Come by our booth and grab some food, drinks and great giveaways! Our booth will be located on the corner of 5th Street and Trinity Street, 1 block away from the Austin Convention Center

Back at home, we have another great Designers + Geeks event to look forward to. This month, things are getting steamy with Ethan Imboden, the founder of Jimmyjane, a leader in the pleasure product industry. Ethan will be joining us on March 14 to reveal how he went about redesigning and imagining this taboo industry. Ethan has over 10 years of brand and product innovation experience and wants to let you in on his secrets.

Upcoming March events: