Networking Events At Streaming Media West – Beer Garden, Lunch, Awards Ceremony

The Streaming Media West show kicks off this week and we’ve got some great networking events taking place, November 1-3 in Huntington Beach, CA. Register online using code DR100 for a discounted pass.

Wednesday
Nov 1st 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Sponsored by Tulix
Sunset Welcome Reception
Sit back and relax as we celebrate the start of this year’s event with an open bar, live music, and a beautiful sunset. It’s a perfect way to kick off your Streaming Media experience! Open to all full-conference attendees, speakers, and vendors.

Thursday
Nov 2nd 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Sponsored by Google Cloud
Lunch On The Lawn
All conference attendees and speakers are invited to join us for Lunch on Lawn taking place on the Lighthouse Courtyard. Enjoy some fresh air and networking after a full morning of sessions.

Thursday
Nov 2nd 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Sponsored by AWS Elemental
Exhibit Hall Reception
Join us in the exhibit hall at the end of the day for drinks! The Streaming Media West 2017 Expo is the perfect place to meet with the leading companies in the industry in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thursday
Nov 2nd 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Sponsored by IBM Cloud Video
4th Annual Streaming Media Beer Garden & Networking Event
Join us for a fun night on the lawn as you network with industry peers while enjoying a selection of good brews and eats, as well as live music from our German Trio. Open to all attendees, speakers, and vendors.

Friday
Nov 3rd 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Streaming Media Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards Ceremony
Join Streaming Media Magazine editor, Eric Schumacher-Rassmusen, and emcee, Jose Castillo of ThinkJose, as we celebrate the winners of the annual Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards.

Tonight: Streaming Media LA Meetup, Free Drinks & Networking

On Monday Oct. 30th I’ll be hosting a networking event for the streaming media industry, starting at 6:30pm at “Seventy7 Lounge, 3843 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232” (see below for parking details and how to enter). We’ll have free drinks thanks to sponsors StackPath, Nice People At Work and Reality Check Systems. [If your company would like to sponsor the meetup and help cover some of the bar tab, please let me know.] The event is free to attend and you do not need to RSVP, just show up! Friends and co-workers welcomed.

I’ll be handing out wrist bands and drink tickets so look for me when you show up and bring a business card.

Parking and Venue Directions

To enter Seventy7 head down the alley between Rocco’s and the Poke restaurant past the neon Cocktails sign to the main door in the “cut”.

There is a parking structure on Cardiff Ave. between Venice and Culver Blvd which is directly behind Seventy7. 1 block west is another structure on Watseka and a 3rd in the Trader Joes where Washington and Culver Blvd meet.

Valet Parking posts are on Main Street by Hanjip, Culver Blvd infront of Public School and across Culver Blvd infront of The Culver Hotel.

About the meetup

These meetups are a great way to network with others tied to the online video ecosystem. I do them in NY often and we get a great mix of attendees from companies including AOL, NFL, Showtime, Omnicom, NBC, NBA, Time, HBO, Viacom, CBS, Twitter, WPP, Google, Nielsen, Facebook, FOX, R/GA, Twitch, Riot Games, American Express, Comcast, wall street money managers, government agencies, VR production companies and vendors from all facets of the video ecosystem.

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Learn About Publisher Tools and Content Discovery On The Roku Platform

Roku is the pioneer of streaming to the TV and offers a unique platform for content publishers and developers. At the Streaming Media West show, taking place Nov. 2/3, Ben Strong, Director, Product Management at Roku will provide an overview of tools available to publishers, how to make the most of them and what monetization strategy is right for your content. Some topics covered will be new enhancements to Roku Direct Publisher, advertising tools and capabilities and some updated features and content discovery.

It’s not too late to get a pass! You can sign up online for a discounted conference pass by using the code DR100 and I even have a few free passes to give away. Re-tweet out “I want a pass for the Streaming Media West conference in CA on Nov. 2/3 – #smwest ” and I’ll pick some free winners every day!

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Learn How To Approach Zero Latency Streaming With WebRTC

WebRTC is an emerging technology supported by the majority of web browser that helps solve the latency issue but introduces its own set of challenges. At the Streaming Media West show, taking place Nov. 2/3, Jamie Stackhouse, Product Owner at Ingest.io will discuss what makes a successful deployment of WebRTC. Learn what open source and proprietary technologies can be used to jump-start a deployment and what the impact of NAT traversal for peer-to-peer deployments of WebRTC (STUN, TURN, ICE) has. Hear what tools enable WebRTC in a plugin-based architecture that is composed of fully open source software and how you can put it to use.

It’s not too late to get a pass! You can sign up online for a discounted conference pass by using the code DR100 and I even have a few free passes to give away. Re-tweet out “I want a pass for the Streaming Media West conference in CA on Nov. 2/3 – #smwest ” and I’ll pick some free winners every day!

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Reverse Engineering Netflix Data: Best Practices You Don’t Have to Be A Data Scientist to Put into Practice

If content is King, then user experience is God. Many of the best practices from data driven video companies can be boiled down to simple concepts you don’t have to be a data scientist to understand. At the Streaming Media West show, taking place Nov. 2/3, Gabriella Mirabelli, CEO, Anatomy will showcase how entertainment brands can make better use of their data in 2017 and beyond. The session will present actionable strategies for entertainment brands to effectively use data to compete in digital spaces. Topics covered will include A/B experimentation, thumbnail optimization, and social media KPIs.

It’s not too late to get a pass! You can sign up online for a discounted conference pass by using the code DR100 and I even have a few free passes to give away. Re-tweet out “I want a pass for the Streaming Media West conference in CA on Nov. 2/3 – #smwest ” and I’ll pick some free winners every day!

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