Digest #160

Here's the news you need to know.

We have an announcement this week from long-time-no-hear PayStand. You can view an update from Looker on the heels of their multi-day Join2016 conference in New York. CSUMB has a hackathon coming up. Two games by UCSC student game developers have just won awards. Watsonville wants you to know that their fiber is open for business.

Due to popularity, Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup organizers have lined up a larger venue for the November 2 event with guest speaker Guy Kawasaki. More seats became available but will go fast. I've been posting updates here.

Jobs, jobs, jobs. Check out the many new jobs we've posted on our jobs page over the last couple weeks.

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

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


Top Stories 

PayStand has been accepted into the Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning and investment, wealth and asset management and financial firms. Read this article.

Looker unveils their next-generation data platform that allows companies to integrate, transform, govern, explore, visualize, and deliver data in any application. Read this article.

Watch: Looker Life = Customer Love with video messages from Lloyd, Frank, Margaret, Nate, and others about win/win/win and kitchen tables. Watch the video.

Two games developed by UCSC students won awards at the 2016 IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games, which celebrates the best independent games of the year. Read this article.

Q&A: Watsonville's new Assistant City Manager says Watsonville's fiber is open for business. Read this article.

Steve Blum: Independent projects are driving broadband infrastructure upgrades on California's central coast. Read this article.

CSUMB's Nov 4-6 hackathon will focus on the use of tech to solve community concerns such as safety, education, parking, emergency management and other emerging community dilemmas. Read this article.

CSUMB's newest community outreach program provides a variety of free technology services on a drop-in basis to students, business owners, and residents in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties. Read this article.

Green Tech: Salinas holds its first Electric Vehicle Summit on Oct 24. Read this article.

Note: Dates, times, and locations are all subject to change. Be sure to check the event website for your event.
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