January 2020

  • February 14
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bitwise Pulse presents // Love and Theft

    ****DOORS AT 6PM / SHOW STARTS AT 7PM****

    Love and Theft is stopping by Bitwise South Stadium for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day show! The country duo — comprised of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson — will host an intimate evening, performing songs from a catalog that spans nearly 10 years. Liles and Gunderson will take attendees on a journey through their music, discussing their songwriting and how it’s informed by their own lives.
    Love And Theft launched on to the country music scene with the hit song “Runaway” off their debut album, “World Wide Open.” They followed that up with the number one country smash “Angel Eyes.” Grab your sweetheart and settle in for an epic date night as the ACM/CMA/CMT nominated duo bring their striking harmonies and signature songwriting to the heart of downtown Fresno.
    Doors open at 6pm. Delicious food and coffee will be available from Break Bread and USBean, plus we’ll have a full bar on hand. The performance kicks off at 7pm sharp!


                                    
  • January 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.

  • January 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.

  • January 21
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters // No small role in big change

    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!

  • January 27
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Fresno Graphic Designers

    Fresno Graphic Designers was created for the purpose to encourage, educate, and inspire creativity among Fresno’s Graphic Designers, Web Designers, and Illustrators, both Novice and Pro. We are better together if we help sharpen each other’s skills!

  • January 28
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters // Millionaire mindset

    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!

  • January 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/)

  • February 3
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    REI // Preparing for Half Dome

    This is a FREE event.

    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.

  • February 4
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters // My favorite kind of quiet

    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!

  • February 4
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WordPress Meetup

    Details
    Everyone builds websites for different reasons. February’s Meetup will be about showing off a website that you’ve made or are currently working on and telling us about it. (Some questions to answer are: What tools did you use? Why did you choose that design? Did you design a mobile view? What is it about? Are you using Analytics? Where are you hosting?)
    *If you would like to sign up to show off your site, please respond to the comment section for the event.*
    Please bring your own laptop with an HDMI connection, especially if the site is not yet live. Meeting room is Classroom #1.

    SCHEDULE:

    6:00 pm
    Networking and attendee welcome
    FREE FOOD Courtesy of A2 Hosting!
    https://www.a2hosting.com/

    6:15 pm
    Opening Remarks
    Speaker Presentation
    Q&A

    7:45 pm
    Community/Attendee Announcements

    PARKING:
    Parking on the street is free.

    LOCATION:
    This meetup is hosted at Bitwise South Stadium in the classrooms located downstairs. If for some reason we have to move, peek into other classrooms & conference rooms downstairs & upstairs. Parking at Bitwise is open to attendees after 5 pm. All outside food and drink are welcome.

    About the Sponsor: A2 Hosting
    —–

    A2 Hosting is a web hosting company based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan with data centers across the globe. We sponsor groups like the Fresno WordPress Meetup as a way of showing our appreciation for the WordPress community.

    At A2, we specialize in performance-based hosting for everyone, with a proactive service team working around the clock. We cater to the WordPress community by offering robust servers and hosting accounts at an affordable cost. We back up our hosting with 24/7 support available by phone, ticket, or live chat. Whether you’ve never run a website before or are a professional developer, rest assured we have a web hosting solution to meet your unique needs!

    For fast, reliable hosting, visit a2hosting.com (https://www.a2hosting.com/).

  • February 6
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Central California Passport Rotary Club

    Interested in Central California Passport Rotary Club? We meet at 6:30pm every first Thursday of the month at Bitwise Industries! Come by and say hello!

  • February 6
    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/)

  • February 10
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    FS// Project Management for the Workplace (Start)

    This course is intended as an introduction to project management for the person who needs the skills but does not have the time or need for PMP certification. This is not a prep course for the PMP exam but teaches the concepts and skills for using project management in the workplace.

    Upon completion of this ten-hour course, students will be able to:

    Identify project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders.
    Apply appropriate approaches to plan a new project.
    Apply appropriate methodologies to develop a project schedule.
    Develop a suitable budget for a new project.
    Identify important risks facing a new project.
    Apply appropriate techniques to assess ongoing project performance.
    Students will be trained in the basic principles of project management, including concepts from the initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing process groups. The course will also provide training and experience with project management tools and techniques, including work breakdown structures, network diagrams, risk management, earned value management, and other tools. Course materials for this class will be purchased separately and students will receive details upon enrollment.

    Suggested textbook: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Sixth Edition. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon.com (price varies from $32 to $66). If students join PMI (www.pmi.org), the book is included in their membership fee. Student membership is $32 (full-time university students) and regular membership is $129.

    Completion of this ten-hour workshop may count towards the project management education required to sit for the PMP exam.

    Dates: Monday – Thursday, February 10 – 13, 2020

    Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Location: Fresno State Downtown Center, Room 1, Bitwise South Stadium, 700 Van Ness at Mono

    Fee: $275. Class No. 37479. One optional Fresno State Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is available for this class for an additional fee of $25. Pay online at the red Register button below, or download the registration form (PDF).

    Instructor: Olustee “Steve” Smith is a Safety/Training Officer for Fresno Area Transit (FAX). He is a Certified Project Management Professional with over 15 years of project management experience in energy and education. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific and his Master’s degree from Keller Graduate School of Management.

  • February 11
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Toastmasters // Learning from each other

    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!

  • February 11
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    FS // Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator (Start)

    In Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator, students will learn the basics of the program including, but not limited to, becoming familiar with the work area, creating a new document, zooming and panning, working with layers, creating shapes, objects, working with type, and much more if time permits! This is a two-day instructional course that consists of follow-along application while adding your own creative flair. By the end of the class, students will understand the program’s capabilities and accomplish tasks for their own personal and professional projects. The instructor is also willing to connect with individuals after the class ends to provide further guidance and mentoring.

    Students should bring a laptop to class with the Adobe Illustrator software already installed. A seven-day free trial of the software is available on the Adobe website: https://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html?promoid=PGRQQLFS&mv=other (click on Free Trial in the top menu). A limited number of laptops will be available to use in class (students must reserve in advance).

    Related class: Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop.

    Dates: Tuesday & Thursday, February 11 & 13, 2020

    Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Location: Downtown Center, Room 2, Bitwise South Stadium, Van Ness at Mono

    Fee: $110. Class No. 37538. Pay online at the red Register button below, or download the registration form (PDF).

    Preregistration recommended by February 4, 2020.

    Instructor: Gabriel Gatchalian earned his BA in graphic design from California State University, Fresno, and is currently the senior graphic designer at Fresno State’s Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

  • February 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.

  • February 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/)

  • February 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.

  • February 14
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bitwise Pulse presents // Love and Theft

    ****DOORS AT 6PM / SHOW STARTS AT 7PM****

    Love and Theft is stopping by Bitwise South Stadium for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day show! The country duo — comprised of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson — will host an intimate evening, performing songs from a catalog that spans nearly 10 years. Liles and Gunderson will take attendees on a journey through their music, discussing their songwriting and how it’s informed by their own lives.
    Love And Theft launched on to the country music scene with the hit song “Runaway” off their debut album, “World Wide Open.” They followed that up with the number one country smash “Angel Eyes.” Grab your sweetheart and settle in for an epic date night as the ACM/CMA/CMT nominated duo bring their striking harmonies and signature songwriting to the heart of downtown Fresno.
    Doors open at 6pm. Delicious food and coffee will be available from Break Bread and USBean, plus we’ll have a full bar on hand. The performance kicks off at 7pm sharp!

  • February 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.

  • February 17
    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.