Join us for a talk with Irma Olguin Jr., CEO and Co-Founder of Bitwise Industries and CEO of Shift3 Technologies. Irma has dominated an industry that traditionally is not welcoming to women, LGBTQI, or people of color by creating an inclusive environment that she couldn’t find anywhere else. With diversity and inclusion at the heart of the business Bitwise has made Fresno one of the fastest growing tech centers in the U.S.
Irma will share her story, what motivates her to make a difference and how Bitwise and Shift3 developed onwardca.org, a one-stop resource providing access to available services, funds, and jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bitwise and Shift3 saw an opportunity to serve their community by bringing together the resources people need most into one place. This website was created out of necessity, by software developers from communities most impacted by this crisis, who are often overlooked by the technology industry and who are now serving their country in its time of need.
CEO / Co-Founder - Bitwise Industries
As CEO and co-founder of Bitwise Industries, Irma oversees the company’s operations teams, as well as the technology-focused training program of Geekwise Academy, and software development firm, Shift3 Technologies. Bitwise Industries now operates with the goal of activating human potential for the technology industry in underdog cities across the United States.Read More
In 2013, Irma L. Olguin Jr. decided to build a company focused on strengthening the tech industry in Fresno, Calif. and leveraging it as the economic driver to remake the city. Bitwise Industries now operates with the goal of activating human potential for the technology industry in underdog cities across the United States.
As CEO and co-founder, Irma oversees the company’s operations teams, as well as the technology-focused training program of Geekwise Academy, and software development firm, Shift3 Technologies. A main component of her role is ensuring the company’s fidelity to mission, strategy, and long-term goals.
Previously, Irma created 59DaysOfCode, a software development competition to highlight and encourage the Central Valleyʼs tech industry. She co-founded Hashtag, an open workspace for designers, developers, and entrepreneurs to collaborate. And, she co-founded Edit LLC to solve efficiency and data issues in the agricultural industry.
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