Event Time: 9:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM EST

How does a city like Fresno, CA. develop a powerhouse tech economy? How does a place once siloed as just another agricultural town successfully diversify its economy and become a hub for technology careers, businesses, and digital infrastructure? In this session, you’ll learn how Bitwise Industries builds tech economies in underestimated cities, including how our initiatives create jobs and strengthen digital infrastructure across underestimated cities. In this webinar you will be able to explore specific ways to promote economic development while strengthening your city’s digital economy and including those with the biggest barriers into the workforce. We will also dig into Bitwise Industries’ Apprenticeship program—one of the most diverse tech talent pathways in the country and a proven pathway to opportunity in tech.


  • Miguel Hernandez, apprentice to journey worker


Laura Maristany, Bitwise Industries Director of External Affairs


  • Tyler Maxwell, Councilmember, District 4, City of Fresno
  • Michelle Skoor, Bitwise Industries Chief Workforce Officer 
  • Jonathan Dueck, Director of STEM Education, Fresno County Office of Education