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Snr. Android Engineer & Android GDE
Irma Olguin Jr. oversees the screening and interviewing of all employment candidates and apprentices for Bitwise Industries, including that of Bitwise Workforce Training and Bitwise Technology Services. Her goal is to ensure Bitwise always remains faithful to its mission of strengthening Fresno’s tech industry and turning it into a driver of real economic progress. The idea of Bitwise was hatched in 2012 over a Red Bull (hers) and a gin and tonic (his) with her then IP attorney, Jake Soberal. Fueled by a series of aha moments, they decided they were in a unique position to build such a mechanism for progress. Previously, Irma created 59DaysOfCode, a competition highlighting and encouraging the Valleyʼs tech industry. She co-founded Hashtag, an open co-workspace for designers and developers alike. She also co-founded Edit LLC to solve efficiency and data issues in the ag industry. Irma holds a degree in computer science and engineering from University of Toledo, Ohio and has been a contributing advisor on several community boards, including 59DaysOfCode, President’s Advisory Board for California State University – Fresno, the American Red Cross (Central Valley Chapter), Kingsview Behavioral Health, and Youth Leadership Institute. Her dog, Bruce, is the king of her world and is widely recognized as the mascot for Bitwise Industries.
Toyosi is the Founder, CEO & CTO of Abulé Inc., a Public Benefit Corporation on a mission to create a value-based care model. Abulé will be integral to every household because it changes the way we live, work, learn and care for our loved ones.
Exploring how Blockchain and Web3 may be used to shape the future of care.
With over 15 years of experience as an IT consultant, Toyosi has delivered quality work products and services to clients including the IRS and NASA. Her skill-sets span across all areas of software delivery life cycle with experience in Software Engineering, System Administration, UX/UI Design, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Project & Product Management, Data Analysis & Reporting, Workflow Automation & Process Improvement, Quality Assurance and User Training. She is also a STEM course content creator and educator but most importantly, she is a MOM.
Toyosi holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Stony Brook University, New York and an MBA from the University of Maryland Global Campus.
Madona is an Author, Keynote Speaker, Senior Android Engineer, and Google Developer Expert for Android with over years of experience building Android Applications. She is also a GDG NYC Lead, Women Tech Maker Ambassador, a host of Tech Talks with Madona, and a developer who enjoys sharing her Android knowledge and teaching others how to make Android applications.
Currently a project manager at Bitwise, GDG Organizer, WTM Ambassador and Co-Founder of yüda. I love giving back to my community and learning new technologies.
Somos Familia Valle Central LGBTQ
With hope in her heart, fire in her blood and fierce determination for the advancement of her fellow BIPOC, Karlha is a child of Mexican immigrant farm workers from Hughson, one of California’s most conservative counties. She’s been able to occupy spaces not meant for her voice and passion and while others have tried to extinguish her flame, it’s allowed Karlha to realize her purpose in life is to show up authentically and with the integrity of her ancestors. Karlha’s professional success begins with being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college, #StanStateAlumni. She boasts an impressive 25+ year career in public relations, fundraising and community engagement in the sectors of non-profit, higher education, government, and private business. Her ability to be successful in all sectors, speaks volumes to her creativity, leadership, and ability to succeed in whatever field she’s chosen to stand behind. She has been awarded a Hometown Hero, Outstanding Woman of Stanislaus County and a Latina Heroé for her commitment to advocating for others in her community inspiring her to start Korazón Konsultants, a collective of BIPOC and accomplices who have created our own table of power with the goal of supporting one another’s passions and strengths while influencing systems of inequities in our communities.
She invites you to follow her on Insta at @konkorazon or @korazonkonsultants
Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)
Korazon Konsultants Collective
Founder and Chingona