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Digest #117

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Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, founders of, were at the Colligan Theater in Santa Cruz last week to share their startup story as part of CSUMB's President's Speaker Series. Find out what they did -- wrong and right -- to ultimately end up being acquired by LinkedIn earlier this year in a $1.5B deal.

Today is the day that Santa Cruz City Council will vote on whether to proceed with a city-wide fiber-to-the-premise network in partnership with Cruzio. This topic is #22 on the meeting agenda. Watch on CTV's video feed or head on down to council chambers to see it live.

It's hackathon season. CSUMB recently hosted theirs and UCSC's is coming up in January.

This week, learn about Snapi and PredPol. And, now that data collection is ubiquitous, what's the local connection between data collection and garbage collection?

All this, and more news that you need to know! Start reading!

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 Top Stories: 


  • "Hack UCSC has become an essential synapse between the city and the university." Over 500 student programmers, designers, and tech enthusiasts are expected to gather for the 3rd annual hackathon in January.


  • The County of Santa Cruz has  updated their Citizen Connect app. This includes a link to critical El Niño information as we prepare for what is expected to be a wet winter.


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