Digest #159

Here's the news you need to know.

Check out the Q&A interview with Guy Kawasaki this week. Kawasaki, who last spoke in Santa Cruz in May 2014, returns to  the Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup on November 2nd. His talk will focus on "The Art of Social Media." (Tip: Nab your tickets before they sell out.) The Genomics Institute has recently filled their newly-created CTO position. Find out what ignited Rob Currie's interest in genomics as he shares his goals for the coming year in this Q&A interview. Despite five years in business, Makersfactory CEO David Britton has just announced that the company, originally located in the Cruzio building and later on the Cabrillo campus, will be closing its doors at the end of the month.

And, there's more, so scroll down and start reading!

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


Top Stories 

Q&A: Guy Kawasaki's wit and wisdom will be on display at The Art of Social Media- themed November Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp. Read this article.

Q&A: Rob Currie, new CTO at UCSC's Genomics Institute, talks about his role and goals, including one to "kick start a global virtuous cycle of open data sharing so we can all benefit from the explosion in genomic data." Read this article

Eleven leading Vietnamese IT companies will visit Santa Cruz and share their mission and objectives with Monterey Bay IT companies. Read this article

David Britton, MakersFactory CEO, reflects on his professional life in tech as the local 3D learning company prepares to close up shop and leave the Cabrillo campus. Read this article

Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset. What does this VR prototype have to do with Santa Cruz? Read this article

Student-built StudyBuddy seeks participants for a beta release of this social platform where students share experiences and collaborate with each other. Read this article.   
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