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      September 25, 2013

      Wednesday   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      101 Broadway
      Santa Monica, California 90401

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      Personal Productivity for Developers

      Personal Productivity for Developers

      Getting in the zone is harder to do these days with the infinite sources of distractions that are readily available. In this talk, I’ll give you a framework, tools and actionable tips to help you become more efficient, both in work and play. I will draw on my experiences as a family man, college student, developer, business owner, employee and manager using techniques I’ve learned reading countless books and articles in the area of “Productivity”. The end goal is for you to have the focused time needed to do the things that you are passionate about, whether that be writing awesome software or spending more time with friends and family.

      This class is free courtesy of Coloft & SendGrid.

      Instructor: Elmer Thomas

      Elmer is formally trained as a Computer & Electrical Engineer with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a Masters in Electrical Engineering (Focus was on Control Systems, specifically with GPS navigation systems) at the Univeristy of California, Riverside. Afterwards, he added a few mentors, then some sales and marketing skills to his repertoire and co-founded several companies, including, and He then began at SendGrid as a Web Development Manager (along with the many hats early SendGrid'ers wore), then moved to a Product Development role. Currently, Elmer is SendGrid's Hacker in Residence. His mission is to help SendGrid live up to its slogan: "Email Delivery. Simplified" by improving the lives of developers, both internally and externally. He is known in social media circles as ThinkingSerious.

      About Coloft Academy

      Coloft Academy offers classes, workshops and courses for tech entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. Topics offered include web/mobile development, user experience, marketing, finance, legal and more. For a list of upcoming classes, visit To automatically get updates, join the mailing list.


      Use ParkMe to look up street parking near Coloft (street parking on Santa Monica Blvd & Colorado is free after 6pm). Please arrive 5~10 minutes early to make sure you can arrive on time.

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