Archive for 2012

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For those not in the know, California branch manager, Kelsey Searles, does a lot of work in the e-commerce arena. With one side of her family thoroughly embedded in the retail industry, and the other side in technology, this was a natural direction for her career.

Those that work in e-commerce technology know, this is an area that is constantly evolving and improving. So, in order to stay on top of those changes and the latest technologies in web development, Kelsey has to stay pretty active in the user community. Yeah, TechCrunch, RISNews, and Wikipedia are useful, but you never learn from these sites quite as well as you do straight from the source: the developers themselves.


This month, Kelsey will be helping to host LA High Scalability Group’s next event on August 21st:

Going from .Net SQL to Hadoop+MongoDB on Linux and Java

The event will feature speaker Robert Vandehey from Rovi, who will be talking about his experience in migrating .Net/memcache/SQL to Java/Linux/Hadoop/Mongo (though you probably already guessed that from the event title!)

The event starts at 7pm and is going down at Factual Inc., which is right next to the Century City mall on Avenue of the Stars. Factual has ever so graciously agreed to not only provide the meeting space, but also food and drinks for the group (THANK YOU!)

Directions and more details on the event are available on the MeetUp group website.


Come join and learn something new 🙂



While we tend to promote ourselves as technology generalists,  working with technical and functional folks of all varieties in the IT industry, one area where we’ve had a lot of success has been Oracle. 

Granted, that’s a rather broad area. Oracle is a behemoth company that encompasses many different hardware systems and software products. But as a generalist firm that works in ton of different industries, we have touched on a lot of Oracle products and thus are always looking to expand our Oracle knowledge and networks. 


That’s where the 2012 Northwest Oracle User Group Conference comes into play.

Next Monday, August 6th, we’re shipping off our company President (Marjie) to Portland to meet some new Oracle people and learn some new Oracle things. 

The event takes place at the Downtown Portland Waterfront Marriott and has four different ‘tracks’ tailored to each sector of professionals that will be attending: Application Track (i.e. EBS), Technical Track (i.e. Systems and Databases), Vendor Track, and the Oracle Corporation Track. 

Considering attending to learn something new & hobnob with Marjie? Check out the conference page here

Hope to see you there! 


PS: To read about some of our recent projects with Oracle and other application technologies, check out our website here.



As of February 1st, 2012 our Los Angeles office will be located in the Miracle Mile district on Wilshire Blvd.

Our new address will be:
6535 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 253
Los Angeles, CA 90048

We look forward to showing off our new space with you!

PS: 2-hr Parking will be available for visitors on Sweetzer. 

Our snazzy new digs: built in 1951 to house a prestigious law firm in LA's Miracle Mile District.