Digest #179

Here's the news you need to know.

Kudos the Trevor Strudley and Healther Stiles on the release of their new book, Tech Success: How Tech Executives And Their Families Manage Meaningful Wealth. Proceeds will benefit Community Foundation Santa Cruz County.

Fullpower and Beautyrest are in bed together. Find out what they're up to. UC Santa Cruz has ranked among the top schools for game design programs (again). Are you coming to the 2nd annual Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire on April 29? Last year's event was a hit. Find out what's coming up from Zaq Roberts, the force behind the MMF.

There's more, so scroll down and start reading!

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Santa Cruz Tech Beat


Top Stories 

Trevor Strudley and Heather Stiles coauthor a guidebook for technology executives who want to build, protect, and transfer multigenerational wealth while making a meaningful difference in their community and the world. Read this article.
Q&A: Zaq Roberts calls the Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire "part science fair, part county fair, and part electronics show." The April 29 event aims to inspire the public through Do-It-Yourself science, technology and art, hands-on workshops, panels, and more. Read this article.

Fullpower is the technology partner for Beautyrest's new Sleeptracker, a patented sleep monitoring system that pairs with any mattress, allowing individuals to make their bed a smart bed. Read this article. 

An exciting lineup for the April 5 Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup includes special guest Hap Klopp, founder and 20-year CEO of North Face. Read this article.

Game design programs at UCSC were named among the top programs in the country by the Princeton Review, an education services company. Read this article.

Darrin Caddes, Plantronics VP of Corporate, says, "We are extremely proud to be receiving our 10th accolade from the iF design awards for BackBeat PRO 2, as it is the highest possible praise in our field." Read this article.

Note: Dates, times, and locations are all subject to change. Be sure to check the event website, just in case! 
  • Sat Apr 1, 9am-3:30pm: Arduino Day at Pacific Collegiate School.
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