Digest #183

Here's the news you need to know.

Last week, we shared Payson McNett's story of how the Cabrillo College Fab Lab came to be. This week, we hear from Cabrillo's Dean John Graulty about funding for the new makerspace, and getting community input after identifying over 180 potential makerspace stakeholders and beneficiaries in the community.

In other news, Amazon Web Services (AWS) releases new features that could be helpful to a variety of companies right here in Santa Cruz. HANSNAP's CEO explains why "the market conditions are perfect" as the startup goes for funding with plans to snag a chunk of the $30 billion going into accessories at the end of 2017. Robert Singleton tells us why Santa Cruz Fiber is a game changer.

As usual, there's more, so scroll down and start reading!

Sara Isenberg
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Santa Cruz Tech Beat



Top Stories 

Cabrillo College is on the brink of developing a full-blown makerspace. In part 2 of this 2-part series, Dean John Graulty shares his vision, plans, and funding news. Read this article.

You can now use Amazon Athena to query encrypted data stored in Amazon S3. With Looker on top, you can run queries and see results in a friendly way. Read this article.

With iPhone 8 coming out this fall, HANSNAP's CEO says, "We're working to be perfectly positioned to snag a chunk of the $30 billion going into accessories." Read this article.

Harry Huskey, a pioneering computer scientist who worked on early computing systems and helped universities around the world establish computer science programs, has died. He was 101. Read this article.

Looker, named one of SVBJ's Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2017, draws employees from both sides of the hill. Read this article.

Three reasons why Santa Cruz Fiber is a game changer for local tech companies, and for Santa Cruz as a whole. Read this article.

Santa Cruz County is ahead of schedule to meet emissions-reduction targets contained within the Climate Action Strategy. Read this article.

Spotlight: Jobs. MBEP announces the agenda for their 3rd annual Regional Economic Summit to be held May 4 at Cocoanut Grove. Read this article. 
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