Santa Cruz Tech Beat


Top Looker features to learn about during JOIN@Home

By Pedro ArellanoDirector of Looker Product Marketing, Google Cloud October 13, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Top updates include: Looker Goes Mobile, Alerts to Slack, Easier customization with new UI components, Looker Marketplace updates, Explore […]

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Driscoll’s and Plenty‌ Agree ‌to‌ Grow Strawberries in Vertical Indoor Farms

(Contributed) October 13, 2020 — Watsonville, CA and South San Francisco, CA Collaboration‌ will Focus on Optimizing Flavor, Texture, Size and Availability of Strawberries Driscoll’s, the leading consumer brand in fresh berries, ‌and‌ ‌indoor vertical-farming‌ ‌company‌ […]

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California Town Tests New Model for Microgrids

By Jeff St. JohnGreentechmedia October 13, 2020 — Gonzales, CA (Photo above: Gonzales’ project could serve as a model for California municipalities. Source: City of Gonzalez) New $70 million microgrid will provide reliable, round-the-clock power […]

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Levered Learning’s Online Math System Awarded Learner Variability Product Certification

(Contributed) October 13, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA and Washington, D.C. New Certification Serves as Signal that Products Support Learners’ Unique Needs Levered Learning has earned the Learner Variability product certification from Digital Promise for […]

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Watch highlights from the 2020 Startup Investment & Community Capital Expo

(Contributed) October 7, 2020 — Seaside, CA We would like to share with you some highlights from the fourth annual Startup Investment and Community Capital (SICC) Expo that was September 28 – September 30, 2020. […]

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Engineer Ricardo Sanfelice awarded $1.2M grant for Constraint Aware Planning and Control for CPS systems

By James McGirkBaskin School of Engineering October 7, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Ricardo Sanfelice, professor of electrical and computer engineering. Source: UCSC) The goal is to use aerial vehicles and walking robots […]

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Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s office releases stunning drone imagery of CZU fire damage

(Contributed) Teams flew over 315 flights in the two days collecting photos, panoramas, and video 360 Panorama Map: Before/After Swipe Map: Youtube Video Tutorial (watch to learn how to use interactive map): From September 24-25, […]

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Watch: The Wildfire Crisis: Causes + Solutions 

(Contributed) October 13, 2020 — La Selva Beach, CA Watch the Webinar: Parallel Flight Technologies held a round-table conversation (webinar on zoom) on October 12, 2020, about the current global wildfire crisis, its causes and […]

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Steinbeck Center’s agricultural technology exhibit highlights trailblazing women

By Angelica CabraSalinas Californian October 6, 2020 — Salinas, CA (Image above: Post for the upcoming exhibit which is being shown virtually through the National Steinbeck Center. Source: Amy Wu) Women control just 7% of […]

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Local startup launches “Amazon for small businesses” ShopLocal Santa Cruz

(Contributed) October 6, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Kahzum — a student-founded startup dedicated to the health & well-being of small businesses — rolls out online marketplace for community products Kahzum has just announced the official […]

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