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A Collective Impact: Interns of Looker

By Kennedy Cartwright Intern at Looker August 8, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Left to right, Looker interns Larry Tran, Kennedy Cartwright, Roy..

August 9, 2019

#CODE831: Why doesn’t every student get this opportunity?

By Sukh Singh Code Naturally, CEO July 9, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Thank you cards from the students who attended #CODE831. Contributed.) Looker..

July 9, 2019

Why a Visualization is Worth a Thousand Data Points

By Jill Hardy Content Strategist, Customer Education at Looker July 9, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA We talk about data visualization (or “viz”) a lot at..

July 9, 2019

The Inside Story of How This Startup Turned a 216-Word Pitch Email into a $2.6 Billion Acquisition

(Source: First Round) July 2, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Looker cofounders Ben Porterfield and Lloyd Tabb. Source: Firstround) In August 2011,..

July 2, 2019

It was no accident that Netflix started in Santa Cruz

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat June 25, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA Marc Randolph’s book That Will Never Work..

June 25, 2019

The Brains Behind the Company, Looker, that Google Acquired for $2.6B

By Sequoia Blodgett Black Enterprise The man behind the engineering, product management, and design organization is Looker chief product officer, Nick..

June 18, 2019

Looker/Google in the news beyond Santa Cruz

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief Santa Cruz Tech Beat June 11, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA Unless you’ve been living under a rock,..

June 11, 2019

Frank Bien: Looker to Join Google Cloud

By Frank Bien Looker CEO June 6, 2019 — Santa Cruz, C “I’m incredibly proud to announce some big news today, Looker has entered into an agreement..

June 6, 2019

Google to acquire Looker for $2.6 Billion

(Contributed) June 6, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA “I’m so humbled by the team of people we’ve built here in Santa Cruz and all over the..

June 6, 2019

Will the last BI vendor please turn out the lights

By Nick Caldwell Chief Product Officer at Looker June 6, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Nick Caldwell is the Chief Product Officer at Looker...

June 6, 2019

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