Bitwise is many things.
1. TEACH - They train people for technology jobs at the Geekwise Academy .
Classes are 6 hours per week, for 6 weeks, $250 per class. Classes run almost non-stop throughout the year
2. LEASE BUILDINGS - As people build their skills, there are paid internships and technology startup companies that are born.
They lease space for these tech startup companies. Many of these grow until they need bigger and bigger space.
They are buying more and more space throughout downtown Fresno (see images below).
3. CODE - If a company or non-profit wants to build a website or an app, their company, called Shift3 Technologies, contracts with them for those projects.
More significant than all of this, Bitwise has an incredible heart, a remarkable community, and a tremendously compelling vision:
Bitwise is about PEOPLE.
Bitwise is about HOPE.
Bitwise is raising up this valley.
Bitwise is growing in Fresno.
Students graduating from High School in the Central Valley no longer have to move to the Bay Area or Southern California to pursue a high-paying technology job.
Students at Sierra Vista that are interested in this should take Coding or Computer Science. These classes are a great way to prepare you for the Geekwise classes.
We took a field trip to visit Bitwise on January 17, 2020. There was so much student interest, that we had to turn away some students! What a great problem to have!
We plan to go again next Semester. Please fill out this form if you would like to join us!