Digest #145

Here's the news you need to know about tech in the Monterey Bay region.

The Forbes AgTech Summit July 13-14 puts Salinas on the map (again). Santa Cruz debuts fiber-like wireless network. Calliope wins at ASME Innovation Showcase. The incoming dean of Baskin Engineering at UCSC started July 1. The AgTech Meetup on July 19 features three startups from a Salinas-based incubator. Inboard debuts their beta M1 electric skateboard. And there's more.

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Forbes hosts the AgTech Summit July 13-14 in Salinas Valley. This invitation-only event will bring together 500 of the most entrepreneurial minds in global agriculture to tackle some of the world's most critical challenges. Read this story.

Inboard's M1, just out in beta, is "the Tesla of motorized Skateboards," according to one test rider. What do others have to say? Watch the video.

Calliope came home from the ASME Innovation Showcase in Washington, D.C. with prize money, and engineering & design support. Read this story.

Although installing fiber-optic cable can be a slow process, Santa Cruz has launched a fiber-like wireless gigabit network in what could be record time. Read this story.

Alexander Wolf's first day on the job was July 1. Watch this message from the new Dean of UCSC's Baskin Engineering. Watch the video.

A new suite of developer tools, dubbed "Powered by Looker," makes it easier to embed Looker into all kinds of business applications. Read this story.

Pearl Automation's co-founder, Bryson Gardner, talks about changing the world, one backup camera at a time. Read this story.

The July 19 AgTech Meetup Features Three Startups from Salinas-Based Incubator. Read this story. 
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