Show And Tell 2016

Our first ever Show & Tell was a series of 5-minute guided tutorials by working professionals in LA's tech spectrum. It was held at the awesome Indie Desk in DTLA.

Presenters focused on the following topics: 

- 3-D Modeling of Buildings and the Built Environment using Tekla by Daniella Castro, P.E., Co-Founder, DNA Detailing & BIM, LLC


- Rapid Prototyping and Design Thinking Applied to Consumer Packaged Goods by Lawrence Cisneros, CEO, In Spirit

- Component-Driven Website Theming by Mario Hernandez, Senior Front-End Developer at Mediacurrent and Co-Founder of Government By Design

- Introduction to Python and Python for Data Analysis by Luis Dominguez, Avionics Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)


- Infographics and Data Visualization using Piktochart and Canva by Nancy Casanova, Information Architect and Social Strategy, Southern California Edison

- Networking and Relationship Building by Shmel Graham, Project Lead, Mayor's Operations Innovation Team

- Using NationBuilder to Drive Twitter Engagement by Andres Ramos, Digital Strategist and Assistant Account Manager, Consensus Inc.


- Building Twitter Audiences Through Micro Targeting by J Guadalupe Chavez, NationBuilder Expert and Digital Strategist at Rainforest Action Network

- Finding, Filtering, and Extracting Census Data by Hector Gutierrez, Nutrition Policy Advocate, California Food Policy Advocates

- Building Excel Macros and Applying Them to Business Processes by Griselda Vargas, Health Care Analytics, Anthem

- Collaborating on Open Street Maps by Omar Ureta, Design Consultant at theworksLA and Project Manager and Urban Designer at Roschen Van Cleve Architects


All the awesome presenters focused on specific and actionable tasks, tactics, and tips that aimed to spark curiosity while learning. 

We also enjoyed some drinks and munchies, and pretty fruitful networking. Next #ShowAndTellDTLA will be sometime in Spring '17.

Our Emoji Wall also got a good amount of attention! 


Presenters, feel free to drop in links to the tools and subject matter you shared with us. Guests, please consider dropping a note about your experience. 

  • commented 2016-11-05 17:39:26 -0700
    What a great way to hear about the amazing people in this group, that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

    I want to follow up on some of the things I discussed during my presentation and links to the tools and info about OpenStreetMap and how you too can contribute.

    STEM type afterschool education for kids and teens (For Ingrid, great meeting you) | They mentor kids in animal costumes | You can create a free account and start contributing. | New to OSM? Here’s a great tutorial on how to get started.

    QGIS, ( | Are you using ESRI’s ArcGIS?, did you know there is a OpenSource equivalent? It’s as powerful and free.

    Looking to download OSM data? | You can use this tool called “overpass turbo” (, you can download by tag or you can download straight from

    Want whole datasets from specific areas? | This allows you to get extracts from OSM or you can ask it to make custom ones for whatever purpose you need it for.

    Want custom style maps? Mapbox Studio is there (, it’s browser based and you can create custom style maps for brands or apps. A starter account is free for 10 custom maps.

    Looking for street-level photos like Google Street View? Mapillary ( is a tool you can contribute your own photos of say a hike to a crowdsourced platfrom that is opendata, you can use other people’s photos without the limitations that Google provides.

    Garmin maps with OSM data (for the JPL folk),

    maptimeLA, @maptimela or | Like maps? It’s a group dedicated to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies. And we’re looking for hosts who can share their space to make it happen!

    Looking for a way to support the people of Standing Rock and their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline?

    I made this project page to get interested people to participate, it may be a month from this posting to get movement going after the planning, but you can start mapping right away, and trace buildings and fix roads.

    Thanks to Aura Vasquez for bringing this up. \ (•◡•) /
  • published this page in Past Events 2016-11-03 23:46:53 -0700


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