There's no such thing as a typical week these days, but we do have news, resources, and jobs for you.
Parallel Flight Technologies' platform -- think: drones for wildfires and emergency services -- combines heavy lifting and long duration. The local startup, already funded by NASA, just received a new grant from the NSF. In our Q&A, CEO Joshua Resnick updates us on recent progress and shares how PFT technology might be applied to help in a pandemic.
SupplyShift just released their Supply Chain Visibility and COVID-19 Impact Assessment, a product to help Fortune 1000 companies understand their supply-chain risk to the COVID-19 virus. The tool allows users to determine the risks to their specific supply chains for individual products and determine appropriate actions to counter those risks.
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Could long duration, heavy lift drones help with the coronavirus pandemic? Read our Q&A with Parallel Fight Technologies CEO Joshua Resnick.Read this article.
SupplyShift releases Supply Chain Visibility and COVID-19 Impact Assessment to businesses free for a limited time. Read this article.
Chris Miller writes Cruz One: How We Built This, the story behind how local tech workers are uniting to provide tech assistance during this period of shelter-in-place. Read this article.
Talking about Cruz One... The San Jose Mercury News covers how this local volunteer-run organization is working to make remote education more accessible.Read this article.
Santa Cruz Works New Tech and Startup Monterey Bay Tech MeetUp go virtual on April 1 with speakers from City of SC Economic Development, Zoom, Zendesk, UCSC Grad Slam, and more.Read this article.
CodeNaturally helps parents make the best of a rough situation by providing online coding classes and resources so kids can continue — or begin — learning to code.Read this article.
University of California's academic medical centers — including UCSC's Genomics Institute — are on the forefront of tackling COVID-19. Read this article.
This teenager's coronavirus-tracking website has become one of the most vital resources for people seeking numbers on the pandemic. Read this article.
Project Baseline works to deliver COVID-19 testing initially in select counties in the Bay Area to high risk populations. (This is the Google website that Trump referred to recently.) Read this article.