New Scholarship Program and Our First Fundraiser

WIMP as a community has always had a primarily educational element. “Ask a person, not a search engine.” means that we share collaboratively the ever-changing information about the technology in which we all work.

In that spirit, WIMP has created a scholarship program at Santa Rosa Junior College to honor the memory of Michael Slater. Michael was instrumental in many areas of the technology community, not the least of which he helped promote the first meeting of WIMP. He also helped put together the Digital Media program at SRJC. Our scholarship will help digital media students at SRJC succeed in the field that we love so much. Anyone who wishes to make a charitable contribution to this fund may do so through the SRJC Foundation http://foundation.santarosa.edu/ . Gifts can be made online or by mailing a check made payable to: SRJC Foundation. All donations should reference either the fund # (6344-4600) or the scholarship name (Michael Slater / WIMP) so the folks in the Foundation know where to designate the funds.

Our first meeting where the new scholarship was announced raised $104 and it wasn’t event technically a fundraiser! All meetings, lunches and events going forward will be an opportunity for members to help fund the scholarship. And our first actual fundraising program will be on ALL DAY 7/19/16 at Mary’s Pizza Shack in Downtown Santa Rosa. 20% of all receipts ON THAT DAY AT THAT LOCATION WHEN OUR FLYER IS PRESENTED will go towards the fund, so if you can’t make lunch, stop by and eat later OR buy gift cards and 10% will go to the fund. Nice! The flyer is located at http://beawimp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/WIMPLunchMarysSantaRosa.pdf

Hope to see you there!

Thanks guys. I hope you feel as much as I do that this an excellent opportunity to help the next generation of WIMPS. We’ll be planning more events in the next few months. Be on the lookout on both our Facebook group and on Meetup for announcements.

Meet Your New “WIMPherder-In-Chief, Stormy Knight

Stormy-01Hello fellow WIMPs! I have come on board as of January of 2016 to make WIMP be the place that serves the diverse and strong digital community here in the North bay and beyond.

We have two basic areas for you to participate in: 1) is the Facebook community where you can ask questions and help others with their questions.  We have members from around the world with a broad range of skills who participate regularly. If you are not a member already, please apply to join here

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2)  the MeetUp community where we provide free education and networking for those who choose to attend our events. You can check our upcoming schedule for events. If you live in Sonoma, Napa or Marin, please join us and we will keep you updated as we add new events.

If you have a job opening that you would like to make available through this website, please create an account on this site and you will be able to post your job opening.

Have a suggestion, feedback or concern you need to share with me. Please drop my a note at stormy@beawimp.org and I will respond back to you promptly. Thanks!