April 2018

  • April 27
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    A Party for the Parkway

    PARTY 11

    BITWISE: BEHIND THE SCENES
    FRIDAY, APRIL 27 2018 6:00 pm
    BITWISE, DOWNTOWN FRESNO

    Join Bitwise Industries for an exclusive look at the history and future of this unique company. From the beginning to what’s coming, you’ll be transported (literally)along the story of the mothership of technological education, collaboration, and innovation in Fresno. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the 150,000 square foot facility to come and learn about the exciting things planned for this stellar space. Snacks and refreshments for this night of technological treats will be provided by Bitwise favs Mabel’s Kitchen and Valparaiso Cafe & Roastery.

    MEMBERS: $40 NON-MEMBERS: $45

    GUESTS: 20

  • April 28
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Drag Queen Story Hour

    Join us for Drag Queen Story Hour! Back by popular demand, this is an all ages, family-friendly event where our local drag queens will read children’s books in the best way possible. Books being read (and only books now) will be LGBT+ themed.

    Stick around afterwards for food, activities and a photo booth with the queens

    Special thank you to our queens: Leilani Price, Deja Skye, Lil Lolyta and Evelyn Bootay

    Special thank you to our sponsors: MY LGBT PLUS, COMMON SPACE, Bitwise Industries and The Source LGBT+ Center’s Fotobot

    Reading is FUNdamental 🙂

  • May 3
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    ArtHop Shape Languages

    May is just around the corner. The weather is heating up and we have the perfect antidote with two refreshingly cool artists for May’s ArtHop. Byron Russell and Jacob Joaquin will show their work at Bitwise South Stadium beginning Thursday, May 3. Both artists bring a distinctive perspective to their work, resulting in a series of unique intersections for the audience to explore.

    Influenced by the convergence of art and technology, Russell and Joaquin explore patterns of shapes, diversified through repetition and variation. Exhibiting multiple iterations, the audience can examine a larger aesthetic language – the inspiration for the exhibit’s title and concept.

    Sculptures, as well as algorithmically derived digital drawings and animations, will be on display on our second floor. SHAPE LANGUAGES contains new work created in recent months by Russell and Joaquin, who previously collaborated on the Heptagon, a pair of interactive sculptures which won an editor’s choice ribbon at the Bay Area Maker Faire 2014.

  • May 17
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Bitwise Blood Drive

    We’re back at it again with the blood van!

    Thanks to your overwhelming support, we’ve decided to host not one, not two, but four Bitwise Blood Drives throughout 2018!

    March 8th
    May 17th
    Sept 20th
    Nov 29th

    Join us again to help save lives as we partner with the Central California Blood Center. The event will be held in the Bitwise South Stadium parking lot. Donors, please use street parking or park in the Spiral Garage. Bitwise validates! Walkups are welcome, or sign up early and beat the rush. To reserve a time slot, shoot Talisha an email at tbrantley@bitwiseindustries.com.

    As an extra perk, all donors will receive $1 off drinks at Valparaiso Cafe & Roastery and $1 off all large sandwiches at Mabel’s Kitchen / Dolce Cucina. Just show ‘em your bandaid.

    General Requirements:
    Age: 18 years or older (16 and 17 year olds must have written parental consent).
    Donation Interval: Minimum of eight weeks between whole blood donations.
    Blood Pressure: Lower than 180/100 mmHg.
    Heart Rate (pulse): Between 50 and 100 beats per minute.
    Body Temperature: Lower than 99.5°F.
    Blood Count: Hemoglobin greater than 12.5 g/dl.

    For a full list of requirements visit donateblood.org


                                    
  • April 24
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters

    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 how quickly their communication and leadership skills improve!

  • April 26
    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 27
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Logo Design Challenge

    #thecompetition is about YOU. You marvelous geeks. We know how important designers are to the tech community and how none of us would survive without you. This is our way of putting you and your talents front and center for the biggest tech event of the year.

    Your task: design #thecompetition | 2018 logo for use in 2018.

    The winner will get 25% of the total entry fees collected IN CASH, the chance to speak at The Expo, and tickets to our VIP after party. Not to mention your work & name splattered all over the Valley for two months.

    More details will be up at 2018.59daysofcode.org soon!

    Register at 59daysofcode.org/compete/logo-design-challenge

  • April 27
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    A Party for the Parkway

    PARTY 11

    BITWISE: BEHIND THE SCENES
    FRIDAY, APRIL 27 2018 6:00 pm
    BITWISE, DOWNTOWN FRESNO

    Join Bitwise Industries for an exclusive look at the history and future of this unique company. From the beginning to what’s coming, you’ll be transported (literally)along the story of the mothership of technological education, collaboration, and innovation in Fresno. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the 150,000 square foot facility to come and learn about the exciting things planned for this stellar space. Snacks and refreshments for this night of technological treats will be provided by Bitwise favs Mabel’s Kitchen and Valparaiso Cafe & Roastery.

    MEMBERS: $40 NON-MEMBERS: $45

    GUESTS: 20

  • April 28
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Drag Queen Story Hour

    Join us for Drag Queen Story Hour! Back by popular demand, this is an all ages, family-friendly event where our local drag queens will read children’s books in the best way possible. Books being read (and only books now) will be LGBT+ themed.

    Stick around afterwards for food, activities and a photo booth with the queens

    Special thank you to our queens: Leilani Price, Deja Skye, Lil Lolyta and Evelyn Bootay

    Special thank you to our sponsors: MY LGBT PLUS, COMMON SPACE, Bitwise Industries and The Source LGBT+ Center’s Fotobot

    Reading is FUNdamental 🙂

  • April 30
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Start Up Strategies

    Running a business is fraught with challenges from hiring and retaining talent, navigating complicated compliance and, perhaps most challenging is understanding your tax obligations. In this seminar we’ll explore how you can take advantage of significant tax savings, simply by making a change to your business structure. This free seminar series is hosted by Paychex, the leading provider of payroll and HR related resources.

  • May 1
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters

    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 how quickly their communication and leadership skills improve!

  • May 1
    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 3
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    ArtHop Shape Languages

    May is just around the corner. The weather is heating up and we have the perfect antidote with two refreshingly cool artists for May’s ArtHop. Byron Russell and Jacob Joaquin will show their work at Bitwise South Stadium beginning Thursday, May 3. Both artists bring a distinctive perspective to their work, resulting in a series of unique intersections for the audience to explore.

    Influenced by the convergence of art and technology, Russell and Joaquin explore patterns of shapes, diversified through repetition and variation. Exhibiting multiple iterations, the audience can examine a larger aesthetic language – the inspiration for the exhibit’s title and concept.

    Sculptures, as well as algorithmically derived digital drawings and animations, will be on display on our second floor. SHAPE LANGUAGES contains new work created in recent months by Russell and Joaquin, who previously collaborated on the Heptagon, a pair of interactive sculptures which won an editor’s choice ribbon at the Bay Area Maker Faire 2014.

  • May 4
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Fresno Hack Night

    Fresno Hack Night is a monthly gathering for programmers, designers, hardware hackers, and other technically minded folks. It’s an aggressively unstructured way to hack amongst peers, converse about the vagaries of this or that methodology of developmental arts, or simply to partake of delicious libations in delightful company.

  • May 5
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Deal Seekers Meetup

    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 to form a strategic partnership 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 8
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters

    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 how quickly their communication and leadership skills improve!

  • May 8
    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 8
    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 9
    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 9
    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 10
    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 11
    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 15
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters

    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 how quickly their communication and leadership skills improve!

  • May 17
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Bitwise Blood Drive

    We’re back at it again with the blood van!

    Thanks to your overwhelming support, we’ve decided to host not one, not two, but four Bitwise Blood Drives throughout 2018!

    March 8th
    May 17th
    Sept 20th
    Nov 29th

    Join us again to help save lives as we partner with the Central California Blood Center. The event will be held in the Bitwise South Stadium parking lot. Donors, please use street parking or park in the Spiral Garage. Bitwise validates! Walkups are welcome, or sign up early and beat the rush. To reserve a time slot, shoot Talisha an email at tbrantley@bitwiseindustries.com.

    As an extra perk, all donors will receive $1 off drinks at Valparaiso Cafe & Roastery and $1 off all large sandwiches at Mabel’s Kitchen / Dolce Cucina. Just show ‘em your bandaid.

    General Requirements:
    Age: 18 years or older (16 and 17 year olds must have written parental consent).
    Donation Interval: Minimum of eight weeks between whole blood donations.
    Blood Pressure: Lower than 180/100 mmHg.
    Heart Rate (pulse): Between 50 and 100 beats per minute.
    Body Temperature: Lower than 99.5°F.
    Blood Count: Hemoglobin greater than 12.5 g/dl.

    For a full list of requirements visit donateblood.org

  • May 17
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Information Security Meetup

    Information Security Meetup hosted by Interactive Data Security.

  • May 17
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Graphic Design Meetup

    Our purpose is to create a community of Graphic Artists and Designers who want to learn, teach, collaborate, and network. Join us if you want some cool new best friends!

  • May 19
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Deal Seekers Meetup

    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 to form a strategic partnership 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 19
    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.