Digest #131

Here's the news you need to know.

April is going to be a big month for events. Here are some of the highlights: "82%: A Micro-Business Summit" is Fri, April 22. The herScript Hackathon is Sat, April 23. MBEP's Regional Economics Summit is on Tue, April 26. And, Cruz Cares at SC New Tech Meetup on Wed, April 6. Whew.

Learn about Looker's Lookerbot for Slack. Find out what FortyThree PR found out about crowdfunding in their survey. UCSC launched a new MOOC. (What's a MOOC? Find out.) Learn about HeavyConnect.

All this, and more. Scroll down and start reading.

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Top Stories  

Looker announces Lookerbot, the first enterprise data platform to integrate with Slack. Read this story.

Looker Co-founder and VP of Engineering Ben Porterfield shares, "Why we created the Lookerbot for Slack." Read this story. 

82%: A Micro-Business Summit is Friday, April 22. The County of Santa Cruz wants "to help those just starting out become the next Odwalla or Santa Cruz Skateboards, or even Plantronics or West Marine." Read this story.

#AgTech "The whole concept for HeavyConnect really came about in five minutes," say founder Patrick Zelaya. His focus is saving growers' time. Read this story.

Youth aged 12-18 are invited to attend the  herScript Hackathon on Sunday, April 23. Learn what it takes to complete the app development process from idea to deployment. Read this story. 

What did FortyThree PR learn when they surveyed 500 individuals about crowdfunding? What's the key demographic for Kickstarter? Read this story. 

UCSC launched a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): C++ for C Programmers. Read this story.

The AgTech Meetup in Salinas last Tuesday brought people in agricultural and technology developers together to create new tech for agriculture. Read this story.

Get Google to love you! Cat Johnson shares this: How to Boost Your SEO with 6 Quick Headline Hacks. Read this story. 

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