Weekly Staff Picks: Code from scratch, Business Martketing, Pixar Exhibition, and more


Students in an October 2011 file image react during a science experiment in first grade class at Alexander Science Center School in Los Angeles, learning about three states of matter: gas, liquid, and solid. New education guidelines in the state call for an increase in hands-on learning opportunities. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Joanna Rosales

Thursday 2/23

Code From Scratch: Build a To-Do App

Learn coding and how to build an app for beginners. Prior knowledge about the subject is not required.

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


6060 Center Drive #950

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Friday 2/24

Monthly Marketing Morning: 23 (mostly) Inexpensive Ways to Market Your Business

Learn different ways to manage one’s own small business in a workshop led by Hank and Sharon Yuloff for free.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce

40 W. Cochran St. Suite #100

Simi Valley, CA 93065

Saturday 2/25

Operation Resilient Trees- Data Collection

Join the Earthwatch Institute and help measure trees for the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center. Be sure to bring water, sunscreen and comfortable attire.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Cheviot Hills Recreation Center

2551 Motor Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Sunday 2/26

Formation of tektites in thermal plumes: no craters required

A lecture by John Wasson, Emeritus professor of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry will speak about tektites and the way they are formed.

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.


UCLA Meteorite Gallery

595 Charles Young Drive East

Geology Room 3697

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Monday 2/27

The Science behind Pixar Exhibition

Visit the California Science Center temporary exhibit to learn about how STEM is used to make Pixar animations from now until April 17.


10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Tuesday 2/28

Black History Month: CSUN Faculty Showcase and Reception

CSUN feature five guests who will discuss their work on the theme “What is Black.” The faculty featured on the event will be: Marquita Gammage, Rachel Giraudo, Peri Klemm, Linda Alvarez and Yarma Velazquez-Vargas.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room Oviatt Library

18111 Nordhoff S.

Northridge, CA 91330