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February 9, 2014

Bitwise Industries Open Letter 2014 - Hello World

2014: Hello World

Hello World,

What if we told you that a gaggle of geeks in Fresno, California are leading a revolution that has the City’s tech industry poised to blow up?

What if we told you that there, in the middle of a region known more for cauliflower and cabbage than code, there is a cowork space where developers, designers, and founders just show up to meet, connect, and innovate? No Golden Gate. No Broadway. No Space Needle. Just a bunch of smart people in one room about to do something awesome. Hashtag.

What if we told you that there, in a City smarting from the Great Recession, is a factory for producing exactly the talent that the tech industry needs and is connecting that talent to opportunity? No theory. No accreditation. No fluff. Just a bunch of hungry folks learning to code and getting scooped up by industry as soon as they can spell H-T-M-L. Imagine that job you want being just 18 weeks away. Geekwise Academy.

What if we told you that there, in a local economy where tech success looks like graduating high school and fleeing to the Bay, there is a dev shop with legions of world-class geeks perpetually on-call for your project? No egos. No divas. No premium price. Just hundreds of talented developers hungry for your gig. Your project determines your team, not the other way around. Best of all, you like the dev, poach them… there’s more where that one came from. SHIFT3 TECHNOLOGIES.

What if we told you that there, in a downtown forgotten, there is an industry rising up to create something better for itself and its city? No entitlement. No legacy. No hierarchy. Just a bunch of geeks leading a revolution. It’s starting with twenty-something start-ups creating a community on a corner that the world forgot. Bitwise Mural District.

What if we told you that, when it comes to tech, you’re watching the wrong valley?

You know what? We’ll just show you… Bitwise Industries.

Our Very Best,

Irma Olguin Jr Signature
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