April 2019

  • May 15
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Downtown Classic Movies - Her Majesties Secret Service 007

    Free screening of the 1969 epic ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE, widely regarded as one of the best of the old school 007 films. Starring George Lazenby as James Bond, Diana Rigg, and Telly Savalas. Rated PG.
    There will be a food truck and full bar serving vodka martinis (shaken not stirred).


                                    
  • April 23
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    SelfCare Stretching, Qigong & Sound Healing Meditation

    We all need to take more time for ourselves. We need to breathe more freely and deeply. We need to open up blockages in our hips and shoulders. We need to find more moments of stillness.

    Join us to fulfill these needs and to find some needs we didn’t even know we had! Begin with some heart-opening Qigong, followed by guided stretching into relaxation, visualization and meditation with Sound Healing (and Qigong practice) by Ashley Coatney.

    Explore common chronic areas of tightness in the neck, shoulders and low back. And you can take these simple exercises into your every day life for more ease and mobility.

    Tuesday, April 23rd
    6 – 7:30pm
    $15 per person

    Bring a yoga or exercise mat if you are open to sitting on the floor. We recommend that you wear something loose fitting and easy to move at the hips and shoulders to improve your experience. Please feel free to ask any questions.

    This class will be located at Bitwise, please call/text if you have any questions. (205)639-9192

  • April 25
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Deal Seekers

    Calling all investors! Deal Seekers is an amazing community of like minded people who are interested in real estate investing at all levels – from beginners who are just learning the ropes to pros who have been at it for over a decade. This group is an opportunity for colleagues to get together and talk about what’s happening in real estate locally, share success stories and learning opportunities, and generally learn more about the industry from others, while making great connections and having fun talking about our favorite subject – real estate investing!

    But that’s just the beginning. This is an environment that fosters deal making and this meetup group is for serious investors. Beginners are more than welcome to join us for discussion, but understand that the primary focus of this group is to find deals, connect to investment partners and seize upon opportunities. Members are encouraged to bring deals to the table for peer review and partnerships.

    Access to hard money and private money may available to members who can present solid deals that investors like. Contractors, wholesalers, lenders, builders, and investors all have roles to play in taking a project from start to finish – and this is where you line up your power team. As partnerships form, you can volunteer for an unassigned role – and as the pieces lock into place, we will have an investment team ready to move forward on real projects.

    Hear lectures from experienced industry leaders as they share their expertise along each step of the process – from forming LLC’s, to analyzing properties , to obtaining hard money financing – you will not only get informed, but learn how to incorporate that into your own investment strategies for real world results. How many times have you left an investment meetup feeling like the information was good – but no real direction on how to implement it? This is a frustration felt by many investors who just want the opportunity to not only learn but to put that knowledge into action. Our weekly meetings will keep the momentum going so that you stay on track and motivated – and to provide plenty of opportunities to network with other investors and get exposure to more deals.

    For the year of 2017, our goal is to continue form a strategic partnerships within the group to increase our purchasing power and use the leverage of crowdfunding to get a project off the ground. To find the project, each week we will analyze a new REAL deal currently available for sale, run the numbers, and talk about the different angles of attack and possible ways to approach it. If you’re a deal seeker – Come join the club!

    Want to get on our buyers list to get access to the latest deals?

    CLICK HERE TO JOIN BUYER LIST (http://dealseekers.org/contact-us/)

  • April 25
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Steps to Buying a Home

    Details
    An overview of the home buying process, from financial preparation all the way to closing!

    An overview of the mortgage process (pre-approval, GFE, underwriting, conditions, closing)

    The different types of home loans, with pros and cons of each.

    How to get the best deal on a loan (credit score considerations, paying points, etc.)

    Current mortgage rates, trends for the last few months, and rate predictions going forward.

    The current state of your local housing market (supply and demand, negotiating leverage, etc.)

    The current inventory situation in the area (how easy / hard is it to find a home)

    How to make an offer and negotiate with sellers.

    What happens on closing day and how to prepare for it.

  • April 30
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters - Fantastic Failures

    Fresno City Toastmasters is a community club that offers its members the opportunity to develop and practice skills and build the confidence needed to maximize public speaking opportunities and leadership skills.

    The self-paced Toastmasters program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment and learn to effectively formulate and express ideas while overcoming nervousness. Our members are amazed at how quickly their communication and leadership skills improve!
    Organizer: BWSS Events

  • April 30
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Qigong, Self Care Stretching & Sound Healing Meditation

    We all need to take more time for ourselves. We need to breathe more freely and deeply. We need to open up blockages in our hips and shoulders. We need to find more moments of stillness.

    Join us to fulfill these needs and to find some needs we didn’t even know we had! Begin with some heart-opening Qigong, followed by guided stretching into relaxation, visualization and meditation with Sound Healing by Ashley Coatney.

    Explore common chronic areas of tightness in the neck, shoulders and low back. And you can take these simple exercises into your every day life for more ease and mobility.

    Tuesday, April 30th
    6 – 7:30pm
    $15 per person

    Bring a yoga or exercise mat if you are open to sitting on the floor. We recommend that you wear something loose fitting and easy to move at the hips and shoulders to improve your experience. Please feel free to ask any questions.

    This class will be located at Bitwise, stay tuned for more details.

  • May 2
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Fresno Drupal User Group

    The Fresno Drupal users group meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month to discuss and share knowledge about Drupal and related technologies. Our group is a welcoming, friendly, and knowledgable group spanning the spectrum of experience from hobbyists to hard core engineers. Come by to share and learn more about Drupal and the Drupal community.

    Wanna chat? Join our Slack channel (https://fdugslack.herokuapp.com/)

  • May 6
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    REI - Preparing for Half Dome

    Group size: 25 Instructor: REI Specialist

    Preparing for Half Dome will help you learn to navigate ascension cables and make it to the top overlooking the majestic Yosemite Valley from the iconic Half Dome. REI instructors talk about the routes, gear and training for your next Yosemite Adventure.

  • May 7
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WordPress Meetup

    Meet other WordPress users from Fresno– from total beginners to seasoned developers. Share stories & tips, see demos, get ideas and just have fun! We meet once a month. Usually, one member shares a presentation, with plenty of time for questions. If you have ideas for the sort of topics you’d like to see covered, send us a message!

  • May 8
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    BitCoin Meetup

    Bitcoin is the fastest growing virtual currency in existence! Be a part of history and join newbies and experienced Bitcoiners to continue learning and growing with Bitcoin! This meetup gives you an opportunity to meet new and established users so that you can have the tools to take the plunge and join the virtual currency revolution!

  • May 9
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Deal Seekers

    Calling all investors! Deal Seekers is an amazing community of like minded people who are interested in real estate investing at all levels – from beginners who are just learning the ropes to pros who have been at it for over a decade. This group is an opportunity for colleagues to get together and talk about what’s happening in real estate locally, share success stories and learning opportunities, and generally learn more about the industry from others, while making great connections and having fun talking about our favorite subject – real estate investing!

    But that’s just the beginning. This is an environment that fosters deal making and this meetup group is for serious investors. Beginners are more than welcome to join us for discussion, but understand that the primary focus of this group is to find deals, connect to investment partners and seize upon opportunities. Members are encouraged to bring deals to the table for peer review and partnerships.

    Access to hard money and private money may available to members who can present solid deals that investors like. Contractors, wholesalers, lenders, builders, and investors all have roles to play in taking a project from start to finish – and this is where you line up your power team. As partnerships form, you can volunteer for an unassigned role – and as the pieces lock into place, we will have an investment team ready to move forward on real projects.

    Hear lectures from experienced industry leaders as they share their expertise along each step of the process – from forming LLC’s, to analyzing properties , to obtaining hard money financing – you will not only get informed, but learn how to incorporate that into your own investment strategies for real world results. How many times have you left an investment meetup feeling like the information was good – but no real direction on how to implement it? This is a frustration felt by many investors who just want the opportunity to not only learn but to put that knowledge into action. Our weekly meetings will keep the momentum going so that you stay on track and motivated – and to provide plenty of opportunities to network with other investors and get exposure to more deals.

    For the year of 2017, our goal is to continue form a strategic partnerships within the group to increase our purchasing power and use the leverage of crowdfunding to get a project off the ground. To find the project, each week we will analyze a new REAL deal currently available for sale, run the numbers, and talk about the different angles of attack and possible ways to approach it. If you’re a deal seeker – Come join the club!

    Want to get on our buyers list to get access to the latest deals?

    CLICK HERE TO JOIN BUYER LIST (http://dealseekers.org/contact-us/)

  • May 10
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Learn S.T.E.A.M. Teen Minority Mentorship

    Learn S.T.E.A.M. Mission: Provide mentorship and education in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (S.T.E.M. and S.T.E.A.M.) We serve teens and young adults with an emphasis on minorities and girls to equip them with the tools and knowledge so they may have fair opportunities to pursue careers in technology and the digital arts.

    Learn S.T.E.A.M. Vision: We hope to ensure that the next generation of thought leaders are equipped with the necessary skills and hands-on experiences to meet the challenges of a future filled with amazing scientific and advanced technologies. By mentoring and educating teens and young adults in California, we will begin creating the skilled workers to improve the diversity issues in the technology industry. We welcome the entire community.

  • May 14
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    GDG Fresno + WTM Fresno Meetup

    Google Developers Group Fresno

    Google Developer Group (GDG) Fresno strives to bring technology to the Central Valley. We want to build a network of developers and technology enthusiast. With an emphasis on Google and Open Source technologies, GDG Fresno’s goals are to teach those interested, how to develop web and mobile applications. GDG Fresno also works with local area high schools, community colleges and universities to push computer science education to new levels. Disclaimer: GDG Fresno is an independent group; our activities and the opinions expressed on this +Page should in no way be linked to Google, the corporation.

    Women TechMakers Fresno

    Women Techmakers is Google’s brand and global program for women in technology. Women Techmakers provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology to drive innovation and participation in the field. Women Techmakers events are designed to promote an environment of inclusivity for women in technology, as well as celebrate women leading the industry. We want to advance, grow, and celebrate women developers, designers, and technology entrepreneurs.

    Our group connects women who are working in technology, are learning about technology, or are just interested in technology in the Central Valley. Events are open to tech enthusiasts of all genders and ages.

  • May 14
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Online Marketing Meetup

    Our Meetup dates are on every 2nd Taco Tuesday at 6pm. We will meet at Bitwise South Stadium unless other was mentioned on the event. #OMFresno is for anyone interested in Online Marketing. All skills levels are welcome. I started this group to help grow the marketing community in Fresno. We will be hosting monthly events in the Bitwise South Stadium in Downtown Fresno. We cover the following topics (and more, of course!)

    If you are a business owner who wants to improve your website or brush up on your internet marketing knowledge, join our Meetup.

  • May 15
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Downtown Classic Movies - Her Majesties Secret Service 007

    Free screening of the 1969 epic ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE, widely regarded as one of the best of the old school 007 films. Starring George Lazenby as James Bond, Diana Rigg, and Telly Savalas. Rated PG.
    There will be a food truck and full bar serving vodka martinis (shaken not stirred).

  • May 16
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Information Security Meetup

    Information Security Meetup hosted by Interactive Data Security.

  • May 17
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Inner Ear presents The Beat Down Competitive Poetry Slam

    The Beat Down is a SLAM poetry event (NOT an Open Mic) where the winner after two rounds gets a cash prize. The charge is a $5 dollar admission to watch and $5 to compete against 9 other poets. The five buck entry fee goes toward the prize for the winner and the other five bucks to watch helps my co-host and I cover our overhead and to keep it going.

    THERE WILL BE ELIMINATIONS AFTER THE FIRST ROUND!

    After the first round, only the top scoring 5 of the 10 will move on to the second round. So be prepared to bring only your best works that will rock a crowd!

    That means, have on you at least 3 pieces ready to roll. Two to perform, and one just in case of a tie (where we will then have an extra round to see who gets the best score). Ties do sometimes happen, so make sure you have something…

    IF YOU PLAN ON SLAMMING, please TELL US ON OUR EVENT PAGE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW (not in the comments of the notice) so we may put your name on the list. Thanks, and see you at the slam!

    THE RULES: All poets will be judged by 5 randomly picked judges that BEAT DOWN hosts choose from the crowd that night. Judges use a 0-10 point system to score the poets. The poets themselves have a 3 minute time limit to read their work, anything over that limit and they will receive a one point deduction for every 10 seconds they go over.

    To combat judges posting high scores to friends who may be on stage, and to make it fair, the hosts DROP THE HIGH AND THE LOW AND KEEP THE MIDDLE THREE for the total in each round. (60 points possible for two rounds).

    Poets are NOT ALLOWED to BRING PROPS, WEAR COSTUMES, or HAVE ANYONE WITH THEM ON STAGE. ALL SLAMMERS MUST PERFORM their own ORIGINAL WORK by either reading it from PAPER, MEMORIZING IT, OR GOING FREESTYLE to see who can move the crowd with their words and performance.

    ALTHOUGH WE CALL OUR EVENTS “COMMUNITY FRIENDLY” WE DO NOT CENSOR THE LANGUAGE OR SUBJECT MATTER OF THE POETS!

    The slam “Sign Up List” is put up during the FIRST WEEK OF EVERY MONTH before our show on the 3rd Friday and is on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. So be on the lookout for it and sign up early due to the influx of readers wanting to participate. Once all slots are filled, we will no longer add any names to the list after that.

  • May 18
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Fresno Victory Garden Meeting

    This is a support group for local garden/farm development, entrepreneurship, healthy eating, and hunger solutions.

  • May 18
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Fresno Open Source User Group (FOSUG)

    Fresno Open Source User Group.

    Group of local users in the Fresno area, that are proud supporters, users, and advocates of Open Source Software. Usually meets the 3rd Saturday of the month.

  • May 20
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Fresno Real Estate Wholesaling Meetup

    This group is for expert and novice wholesalers alike. We meet up to share deals, experiences, troubles and to keep a pulse on the local real estate market of the boom and bust cycles. Even if you would like to learn how to wholesale your first deal or have 100’s of wholesale deals under your belt you are welcome to join us. With over 5 years of experience and 100’s of deals under our belt between us, our community can help its members take down almost any type of deal.

  • May 23
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Deal Seekers

    Calling all investors! Deal Seekers is an amazing community of like minded people who are interested in real estate investing at all levels – from beginners who are just learning the ropes to pros who have been at it for over a decade. This group is an opportunity for colleagues to get together and talk about what’s happening in real estate locally, share success stories and learning opportunities, and generally learn more about the industry from others, while making great connections and having fun talking about our favorite subject – real estate investing!

    But that’s just the beginning. This is an environment that fosters deal making and this meetup group is for serious investors. Beginners are more than welcome to join us for discussion, but understand that the primary focus of this group is to find deals, connect to investment partners and seize upon opportunities. Members are encouraged to bring deals to the table for peer review and partnerships.

    Access to hard money and private money may available to members who can present solid deals that investors like. Contractors, wholesalers, lenders, builders, and investors all have roles to play in taking a project from start to finish – and this is where you line up your power team. As partnerships form, you can volunteer for an unassigned role – and as the pieces lock into place, we will have an investment team ready to move forward on real projects.

    Hear lectures from experienced industry leaders as they share their expertise along each step of the process – from forming LLC’s, to analyzing properties , to obtaining hard money financing – you will not only get informed, but learn how to incorporate that into your own investment strategies for real world results. How many times have you left an investment meetup feeling like the information was good – but no real direction on how to implement it? This is a frustration felt by many investors who just want the opportunity to not only learn but to put that knowledge into action. Our weekly meetings will keep the momentum going so that you stay on track and motivated – and to provide plenty of opportunities to network with other investors and get exposure to more deals.

    For the year of 2017, our goal is to continue form a strategic partnerships within the group to increase our purchasing power and use the leverage of crowdfunding to get a project off the ground. To find the project, each week we will analyze a new REAL deal currently available for sale, run the numbers, and talk about the different angles of attack and possible ways to approach it. If you’re a deal seeker – Come join the club!

    Want to get on our buyers list to get access to the latest deals?

    CLICK HERE TO JOIN BUYER LIST (http://dealseekers.org/contact-us/)