Digest #136

First, I'd like to extend a big thank you to Looker for renewing their partnership with us. As much as I love publishing SCTB, if not for our partners, I wouldn't be able to do it. Thank you to all of our partners!

Is there's something in the air? I've never listed so many new jobs on our jobs page as in the last two weeks. Yow!

And, even though Magic Leap isn't in Santa Cruz any longer, if you're interested in what they're doing, read this and this.

Here's the news you need to know for this week.

Reflex Robotics, a startup making a wearable robotic camera stabilizer, is headed to major international trade show in Germany. Their Kickstarter campaign is coming soon. We'll keep you posted. InspecTools, a provider of drone inspection systems, announces a strategic partnership. The City of Santa Cruz and Cruzio staff ventured to Austin to talk and learn about municipal fiber. For a big blast of tech history -- not just local tech history -- watch a video of a local co-founder talking about what his local tech company was doing "back in the day." It's not really that long ago.

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

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


Top Stories  

Reflex Robotics is taking their wearable, robotic camera stabilization system to Germany for the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Read this story.

Vestas has selected InspecTools' drone inspection systems for wind turbine blades for inclusion in their Blade Care service package in North America. Read this story.

Watch SCO co-founder, Doug Michaels, dish on Microsoft, IBM, Apple, AT&T, Logica, HCR, Red Hat, Caldera, etc. Find out what one significant tech company in Santa Cruz was doing back in the day. This history is priceless! Watch the video.

Fiber! Other cities would like to be where Santa Cruz is now. Many cities our size have nothing in place and are eager to learn what we're doing. Read this story.

Doctors in urgent care at PAMF are using technology with Google Glass to cut back on time spent record keeping and focus more on patients. Read this story.

The Cabrillo Robotics Clubs has won the NASA's first "Swarmathon" coding challenge. Read this story. 

UCSC's 2016 Business Design Showcase competition featured 16 entries. Find out who the winning teams are. Read this story. 
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