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Bitwise Industries CEO Discusses Technology in Fresno

Jake Soberal, CEO of Bitwise Industries

On Friday, Jan. 20, the Friends of the Madden Library present Jake A. Soberal speaking on the local technology industry growth. As CEO of Bitwise Industries, Soberal will examine how Bitwise promotes the incubation of new technology in Fresno. Since 2013, Bitwise has provided technology hubs and collaborative workspaces as well as custom software development through Shift# Technologies and Geekwise Academy, a computer programming training program.

How to Fix America’s Most Broken City: The Bitwise Story

  • Friday, January 20, 2017
    • Reception: 6:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and no-host beer/wine bar
    • Program: 6:45 p.m.
  • This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free after 4 p.m.
  • RSVP on eRsvp form using "LIBBIT"

“A simple idea between two people was able to spark a movement in a city where people said this type of progress was impossible,” says Soberal. “Bitwise Industries was able to change the landscape of the technology scene in Fresno by bringing in a space for new technologies and business through education, collaboration and innovation.”

Soberal is a graduate of Clovis High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a law degree and practiced as an attorney before co-founding Bitwise in 2013. The Friends of the Madden Library sponsor, promote and raise funds for the programs and collections of the Library.

For more information, including assistance with disability accommodations or physical access, call Sharon Ramirez at 559.278.5790 or email

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