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Digest #107

We've got big things to share this week.

Calliope Waterworks launches at TechCrunch Disrupt this week. UCSC's Genomics Institute is partnering with Microsoft. What did Chile's largest newspaper have to say about Santa Cruz tech and surfing just days before their big earthquake hit last week? UCSC DataLex organizers encourage locals in our tech community to attend their first-ever symposium on privacy, big data, ethics, and law. And, Santa Cruz Tech Beat had the opportunity to help Community TV launch their new "Santa Cruz Currents" show. Get a sneak peak.

All this and more, below. Start reading!

Sara Isenberg, Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Publisher
Santa Cruz Tech Beat

UC Santa Cruz
Launch Brigade

Sara Isenberg

 Top Stories: 
  • A new startup, Calliope Waterworks, steps out of stealth mode, heads to TechCrunch Disrupt to launch, and then faces the real world test. What does Calliope do?

  • Just days before their big earthquake last week, the leading newspaper in Chile published an article about Santa Cruz's tech ecosystem (and surfing) to their circulation of 345,000. Who got ink? We translated it so you can now find out! La Ola Technologica de Santa Cruz!


  • UCSC's Genomics Institute partners with Microsoft. "Genomics increasingly relies on large-scale computing, and this partnership enables us to do a lot of cloud-based computing for several major projects." Read now...

  • The local tech community is invited to attend UCSC's DataLex Symposium: Privacy, Big Data & The Law. "How we navigate through the thorny issues of ethics, law and policy in a data-soaked world is the critical next dialogue in tech." Find out what's coming up October 13.
  • Need an app? How do you determine whether to build a mobile-friendly website, a web app that runs in a mobile browser, or a native mobile app for specific mobile devices? Take Scott Design's Do-I-need-an-app quiz.


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Note: Dates, times, and locations are all subject to change. Be sure to check the meetup website for your event.

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