WIMP Events

Wimp meets every last Wednesday of the month for a topical meetup, and once a month around the 10th for a lunch meetup.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

  • WIMP Meets TWiT (This Week in Tech) Field Trip

    Sunday, August 27th, 2017 | 3:00 PM 8:00 AM

    TWiT.tv Eastside Studio in Petaluma. Directions: http://wiki.twit.tv/wiki/TWiT_Eastside_Studio_Directions_and_Info

    Maximum 15 guests, so please only sign up for this event if you will attend.

    Did you know that Sonoma County has a real pioneer in roll-your-own content creation who is still successful and going strong? Leo Laporte was one of the first folks to create technology content on radio, television, podcasts and was one of the first self-distributors through the internet and syndication.

    For many years his programs were produced in his basement but eventually the inadequacies of a Victorian home's electrical system proved too much and the TWiT empire moved to it's current home on Redwood Way in Petaluma, near the intersection of McDowell & Old Redwood Highway.

    We will catch a recording of This Week in Tech, which has been broadcasting since 2005. More info about the show: http://wiki.twit.tv/wiki/This_Week_in_Tech

    If you are interested on creating content, mastering media or marketing your interests through the internet, you won't want to miss this.

    Once the show is completed, we will catch a meal at one of the excellent restaurants in the area. UPDATE We will head over to Lagunitas just down the street. If you can't make the show, we should be making it over to Lagunitas around 5PM.

    Please note:

    We do not allow backpacks, bags or large purses into the studio.  

    Additionally, no weapons of any kind (firearms, knives, pocket knives, etc.) are permitted in the studio.

    Please note that all persons entering the studio may be subject to search.

    Finally, you will be asked upon arrival to sign a waiver.

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  • WIMP Happy Hour

    Thursday, August 17th, 2017 | 5:00 PM 4:00 PM

    Happy Hour Specials 3:30 -6Fun happy hour bites and really old school drink specials. Stop by after a day slogging in the digital mines and shake the electromagnetic exposure off your carcass.

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  • Humans Learning Machines Learning Humans (+ Potluck)

    Monday, July 24th, 2017 | 6:30 PM 4:00 AM

    Our next Meetup is our own Matt Sevrens, who recently posted to our Facebook list whether the content of this presentation would be of interest to the group and there was a resounding and positive YES.

    Matt's  background is primarily in natural language processing at a character level using deep nets, but the techniques apply across all types of data. He will be discussing practical applications of machine learning, machine learning in a broad sense and how to understand the algorithms from a human perspective. I'll be mainly focusing on the the interplay between machine learning algorithms and the people utilizing them. Should be tons of fun and probably open your mind to ideas you have probably not heard much about before, but is certainly something we should all know more about.

    PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION and IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

    WIMP meetings start at 6:30, so please be here promptly to avoid interrupting the presentation. Parking is available in campus parking lots and there is a limited amount of parking in the adjacent neighborhood in the evenings. Please note parking rules if you go that route.

    Please bring what you would like to snack on and share. We will supply pizza and water. No alcohol allowed on SRJC campus. Thanks.

    Please RSVP if you plan on coming. Thanks and we are looking forward to seeing you!

    P.S. We'll have some free Peachpit Dreamweaver CC, CS6 and Javascript books for folks who come early. :)

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  • WIMP Happy Hour @ 3rd Street Aleworks

    Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 | 5:00 PM 4:00 PM

    Hey kids, want some suds, some nosh and a whole lotta geekery? Well, that's what's on tap when WIMPs meet at 3rd Street Aleworks on Tuesday July 18! Happy hour pricing all day on beer and bar bites so once you pry those client-inflicted alligators off your ass, come down any time after 5PM or before 8:30 and we'll be there. Hope you will be too.

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  • Organization & Productivity with Google & Zapier (+Potluck)

    Monday, June 26th, 2017 | 6:30 PM 4:00 AM

    Whether you using Google's FREE platform or G-Suite the Calendar system is the same.  Did you know that Google says you can be 2.9% more productive by using Google Apps? Did you know that you can reduce double entry in almost all the software you use for you business by using Zapier? Do you even know what Zapier is and how it can help you?

    Tiffanie Burrage of Doing Business Today has been in the hardware and software industry for over 19 years. She has been consulting people on how to use systems to run their business more efficiently by using software to do so for the last 9 years. Based out of Sonoma County she helps company's with 0-10 employees manage and run their business to relieve the chaos that comes from the many hats they have to wear.

    Tiffanie will share with you will learn to use your smart phone and computer in a way that will make you more efficient. Start or continue to use technology to better organize yourself and your business.

    PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION and IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

    WIMP meetings start at 6:30, so please be here promptly to avoid interrupting the presentation. Parking is available in campus parking lots and there is a limited amount of parking in the adjacent neighborhood in the evenings. Please note parking rules if you go that route.

    Please bring what you would like to snack on and share. We will supply pizza and water. No alcohol allowed on SRJC campus. Thanks.

    Please RSVP if you plan on coming. Thanks and we are looking forward to seeing you!

    P.S. We'll have some free Peachpit Dreamweaver CC, CS6 and Javascript books for folks who come early. :)

    past Meetup

    19 RSVP