August 2018

  • August 18
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    A Soulful Serenade with Hope Garcia

    Soul, funk, and R&B collide during A Soulful Serenade with Hope Garcia. Stop by Bitwise South Stadium on August 18 to hear tunes from the 70s, 80s, and 90s delivered with a sassy spin and Garcia’s powerhouse vocals.

    Garcia developed her musical chops singing in her father’s church. As a teenager, she sang at family events and parties before performing with names such as Stevie Wonder, Jon B, and Carolyn Dennis. Currently, you can find her headlining shows around the region with Central Valley-born band, Mezcal, 90s hip-hop, R&B group, The Box, and the Tulare County Symphony.

    With a voice that stops you in your tracks, Garcia will heat up the John W. Dodson Theatre with Chris Reyes on drums, Edward Hernandez on bass, Fernando Jimenez on guitar, Ian Garoian on keys/piano, and background vocals from Amy Reyes and John Patrick. Come prepared to groove in your seat and maybe even shed a tear for a love lost or found through the music.

  • August 24
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Geekwise Academy Student Showcase

    Join us on Friday, August 24 for the fourth student showcase of 2018! We’ll have current and former students showcase a range of projects, including what they created in their Geekwise courses and assignments they’ve completed on their own.

    This is a great event to sneak a peek at what Geekwise is all about, or scout for stellar local talent.

    What: Geekwise Academy Student Showcase
    When: August 24, 6-7:30pm
    Where: Bitwise South Stadium – John W. Dodson Theatre


                                    
  • August 16
    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/)

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

    Information Security Meetup hosted by Interactive Data Security.

  • August 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.

  • August 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.

  • August 18
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    A Soulful Serenade with Hope Garcia

    Soul, funk, and R&B collide during A Soulful Serenade with Hope Garcia. Stop by Bitwise South Stadium on August 18 to hear tunes from the 70s, 80s, and 90s delivered with a sassy spin and Garcia’s powerhouse vocals.

    Garcia developed her musical chops singing in her father’s church. As a teenager, she sang at family events and parties before performing with names such as Stevie Wonder, Jon B, and Carolyn Dennis. Currently, you can find her headlining shows around the region with Central Valley-born band, Mezcal, 90s hip-hop, R&B group, The Box, and the Tulare County Symphony.

    With a voice that stops you in your tracks, Garcia will heat up the John W. Dodson Theatre with Chris Reyes on drums, Edward Hernandez on bass, Fernando Jimenez on guitar, Ian Garoian on keys/piano, and background vocals from Amy Reyes and John Patrick. Come prepared to groove in your seat and maybe even shed a tear for a love lost or found through the music.

  • August 21
    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 at how quickly their communication and leadership skills improve!
    Organizer: BWSS Events

  • August 24
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Geekwise Academy Student Showcase

    Join us on Friday, August 24 for the fourth student showcase of 2018! We’ll have current and former students showcase a range of projects, including what they created in their Geekwise courses and assignments they’ve completed on their own.

    This is a great event to sneak a peek at what Geekwise is all about, or scout for stellar local talent.

    What: Geekwise Academy Student Showcase
    When: August 24, 6-7:30pm
    Where: Bitwise South Stadium – John W. Dodson Theatre

  • August 25
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Southern Hospitality Company A Night at Bitwise

    Menu First Course-“Shrimp and Grits” Georgia turnpike mill grits, Demi, toast
    Paired with KRW 2014 Pinot Gris
    Second Course-Habanero kale Caesar, cornbread croutons, Parmesan
    Paired with KRW 2016 Chenin Blanc
    Entree Course-Braised Chicken leg quarters, tomato jam, Carolina Gold rice, jus, garlic spinach
    Paired with KRW 2015 Zinfandel
    Dessert Course-Chocolate Mousse, berry, micro mint, white chocolate whip
    Paired with KRW 2015 Rosado del Rey

  • August 28
    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 at how quickly their communication and leadership skills improve!
    Organizer: BWSS Events

  • August 30
    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/)

  • September 4
    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!

  • September 7
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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.

  • September 11
    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.

  • September 11
    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.

  • September 12
    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/)

  • September 12
    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!

  • September 13
    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/)

  • September 14
    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.

  • September 15
    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.