Digest #139

Here's the news you need to know.

This week, you'll hear from (or about) Imprivata, Looker, Bastille, ETR, Digital NEST, Reflex Robotics, Santa Cruz Audio and IDE, and the County of Santa Cruz.

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Local startup Santa Cruz Audio launches their new adjustable noise canceling headphones with development help from Scotts Valley's IDE. Read this story.

Q&A: The new County of Santa Cruz Economic Development Manager would like to encourage businesses to expand and grow within the county whenever possible rather than move over the hill. Read this story. 

ETR has been awarded a new diversity in IT grant by NSF. The study will yield evidence about what leads to retention, degree attainment, and technical skills development for underrepresented community college students in ICT. Read this story. 

Watch the video about ETR and Digital NEST working together to
investigate how to engage youth from underrepresented groups in computing education. View the video. 

News from Imprivata: "Our partnership with MobileIron provides central controls for hospital IT teams to deploy and securely manage Imprivata Cortext across the enterprise." Read this story.

With a product that mimics the way raptors hone in and track their quarry while flying at top speed, Reflex Robotics is named in "10 game-changing grad student startups." Read this story.

"You're not normal." Looker's new Chief Data Evangelist says, "if you're only fashioning tools for members of your village, you understand intuitively how they'll be used. But when your potential audience is global-living in contexts and locations you can't even dream of -- you're far from an average user." Read this story.

Bastille was named a 2016 Gartner "Cool Vendor." The company was recognized in the Cloud and Emerging Technology Security category for groundbreaking Internet of Things security solution. Read this story. 
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