Digest #16

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  • Broadband 101 workshop in Santa Cruz looks at projects, policy
    "Economic development is not just building a Costco or a car dealership", said Santa Cruz County supervisor Zach Friend, closing out a three hour workshop on the basics of broadband development. "What we're doing now is laying down a backbone for future economic development."




  • Frank Bien on Big Data: Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover
    "The most important point is that there's value at every level. And in my humble opinion, we tech professionals have recently focused on machine-generated "big data" to the exclusion of much better access and discovery into data at every level."

  • "...the company continues to hold the leadership position in the emerging unified communications sector and has managed to grow that part of the business 36 percent during the year, Kannappan told analysts and investors in a conference call" last week.


  • From Superhero to Super People
    "Civinomics had the opportunity to participate in a round-table discussion hosted by the non-profit Tech for America, featuring Brookings Institution author Bruce Katz.  ...one case study in the book has special relevance for the experiment in civic participation we are conducting here at Civinomics."


  • Makers Factory: Creative Technology For All Ages
    "Founded in 2011 by 3D design veterans Chris Yonge and Dave Britton, MakersFactory doesn't limit its offerings to 3D design and printing.  The company also provides services and classes in animation, modeling, robotics, and gaming..."

  • Technology Education for Kids
    "Learn to Discover teaches many different kinds of technology workshops in a large variety of subjects in after school programs, classrooms, parties, events and more that address the important areas of STEAM. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math."  


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