GDG Fresno was started in 2012 by James Cha, Rio Waller, and Joshua Woodward. Their goal was to build a community of interested programmers, designers, and developers supporting the technology from Google. The current organizers are Nancy Mohamed, Mark Simonian MD, Csaba Toth, and Rio Waller.
There has been some new organizers joining GDG Fresno as the group transitions its leadership roles. Rio Waller continues and new organizers Csaba Toth, Nancy Mohamed (Women Techmakers), and Mark Simonian.
We are currently on our fourth annual major event - Valley DevFest 2016 planned for Saturday October 2016 at Bitwise South Stadium in Fresno.
Other activities include hackatons and coding classes. There are several regional GDG groups that share information and provide speakers on various topics. Oakdale and Visalia are two of these GDG groups.
GDG Fresno became a non profit 501 C 7 in 2014.