Digest #250
SupplyShift has sealed a strategic alliance with Verisk Maplecroft. Looker has been named to Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 list for the second consecutive year. A $1.5M grant from the NSF will fund a powerful new supercomputer for UCSC researchers. The County of Santa Cruz invites residents to a Broadband Service Forum on September 18. The Big Santa Cruz Pitch Fest is on September 19. And, the Made in Santa Cruz Manufacturing Meetup is coming up September 26.
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SupplyShift and Verisk Maplecroft have sealed a strategic alliance to deliver enhanced supply chain visibility to multinational organizations. Read this article.
Continuing efforts to expand high-speed Internet service throughout Santa Cruz County, the County of Santa Cruz is invites residents to a Broadband Service Forum on September 18. Read this article.
SpoonRead announces that its flagship reading product has been honored with a 2018 Academics' Choice Smart Media Award. Read this article.
Joby Aviation is planning to move to the Marina airport where they will design and build prototypes of small, electric planes that take off and land vertically. Read this article.
Chris Miller, founder of Apprentice Brigade, Cloud Brigade, and Launch Brigade writes about the importance of apprenticeships in the new economy. Read this article.
Looker announces that Adyen, the payments platform for high-growth businesses, has implemented Looker to transform its culture around data. Read this article.
Looker has been named to the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 -- the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world -- for the second consecutive year. Read this article.    
A $1.5M grant from the NSF will fund a powerful new supercomputer for UCSC researchers in fields ranging from astrophysics to climate science. Read this article.
Jacob Martinez, founder of Digital NEST, is launching the NEST Flight conference on October 13 to link Watsonville and Silicon Valley. Read this article.
Inboard: Behind the Flow. Meet Patrick: a superstar industrial engineer, professional kiteboarder, and general action sports maniac. Read this article
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