November 2018

  • November 14
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Downtown Classic Movies The Birds (1963)

    Join us for a free screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 shocker THE BIRDS, starring Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor. Full bar and food truck.
    Rated PG-13.

  • November 17
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Live at Bitwise Naré & Contreras

    Guitarist Omar Naré and violinist Patrick Contreras are back for another show-stopping performance, live at Bitwise. Handcrafted by two unique and impeccable artists, the event will redefine how you think of Chicano violin and guitar music.

    A Fresno native, Contreras learned to play violin in school and has used his music to create a completely unique mix of hip hop, mariachi, rock, jazz, electronic, and classical. Contreras is no stranger to wowing audiences with his original music and stellar interpretations of rock royalty.

    Naré mixes his upbringing in Sanger with a pop sensibility for an unparalleled take on the mariachi genre. He began singing professionally at 12. Just three years later, his debut album sold more than 5,000 copies. Since, he’s worked with Grammy Award-winning producers, developed Kompaz, a 25-person flamenco pop production, and created Dos Mundos, a show 15 years in the making, exploring his redefinition of the mariachi style.

    Naré & Contreras will perform at Bitwise South Stadium on Saturday, November 17. Join us at 7pm for pre-show cocktails and food. Seating will begin at 7:45pm with the performance taking place at 8pm.

  • November 29
    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


                                    
  • November 13
    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

  • November 13
    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.

  • November 13
    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.

  • November 13
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Two-Bit Tuesday Comedy Showcase

    Every 2nd Tuesday at Bitwise Theater in Downtown Fresno enjoy a great night of stand up comedy from your favorite local comedians for only $5!

  • November 14
    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/)

  • November 14
    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!

  • November 14
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Downtown Classic Movies The Birds (1963)

    Join us for a free screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 shocker THE BIRDS, starring Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor. Full bar and food truck.
    Rated PG-13.

  • November 15
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Information Security Meetup

    Information Security Meetup hosted by Interactive Data Security.

  • November 16
    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.

  • November 17
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Think Like a Unicorn Workshop

    Welcome to Think Like A Unicorn! We’re excited that you’re interested in elevating your business. This event is designed to do just that.

    Together we’ll spend about 2 – 2.5 hours discussing practical ways to connect with your customers, begin developing a branding strategy and lead you on a path to share whats unique about your business.

    We include a free workbook that contains many of the topics discussed as well as space for you brainstorm your own ideas.

    We hope you learn a lot as well as have fun!

    FAQs

    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

    We will send an email that will provide details of the event including a map and parking instructions for your convience.

    What can I bring into the event?

    Water, Pen/Pencil, Snack, Extra Notebook, Whatever you might think you’ll need in a conference room/workshop setting.

    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Of course, we are happy to answer any questions. Please use the contact button below in the organizer section.

    What’s the refund policy?

    If for some reason you cannot attend the workshop please contact the organizer and we will fully refund your money.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    We will have a list of registers but it wouldn’t hurt to bring it just incase.

  • November 17
    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.

  • November 17
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Live at Bitwise Naré & Contreras

    Guitarist Omar Naré and violinist Patrick Contreras are back for another show-stopping performance, live at Bitwise. Handcrafted by two unique and impeccable artists, the event will redefine how you think of Chicano violin and guitar music.

    A Fresno native, Contreras learned to play violin in school and has used his music to create a completely unique mix of hip hop, mariachi, rock, jazz, electronic, and classical. Contreras is no stranger to wowing audiences with his original music and stellar interpretations of rock royalty.

    Naré mixes his upbringing in Sanger with a pop sensibility for an unparalleled take on the mariachi genre. He began singing professionally at 12. Just three years later, his debut album sold more than 5,000 copies. Since, he’s worked with Grammy Award-winning producers, developed Kompaz, a 25-person flamenco pop production, and created Dos Mundos, a show 15 years in the making, exploring his redefinition of the mariachi style.

    Naré & Contreras will perform at Bitwise South Stadium on Saturday, November 17. Join us at 7pm for pre-show cocktails and food. Seating will begin at 7:45pm with the performance taking place at 8pm.

  • November 19
    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.

  • November 22
    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/)

  • November 27
    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

  • November 29
    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

  • December 1
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Fitwise

    FitWise Fresno 2018 is a fitness mixer for everyone. Get educated on all things fitness from industry professionals in and around the Central Valley. There will be exciting speakers in different fitness professions such as; Bodybuilding, Crossfit, Yoga, Pilates, MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Power Lifting and endurance racers. Food trucks and vendors will be on site for all of your macronutrient needs. Special performances by local artists will be performing in the vendor village. You don’t want to miss this! This is an EGO FREE ENVIRONMENT

  • December 3
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Adventure Travel Basics with Claudia

    Thinking about an exciting adventure abroad? Curious about what planning the trip might entail? Join our International and Adventure Travel experts to learn the nuances of an international adventure trip. During this class we will cover aspects of pre-planning and preparation, logistics, equipment and apparel selection, adventure travel activities, and resources available to make your next adventure one to remember.

  • December 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!

  • December 6
    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/)

  • December 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.

  • December 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.

  • December 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.

  • December 11
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Two-Bit Tuesday Comedy Showcase

    Every 2nd Tuesday at Bitwise Theater in Downtown Fresno enjoy a great night of stand up comedy from your favorite local comedians for only $5!

  • December 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/)

  • December 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!