Margaret Rosas, Andrew Mueller and Matthew Swinnerton are the forces behind the Techraising on May 20-22. We were lucky to have it at Cruzioworks, it was a blast.
It started with a line of people waiting to pitch their startup ideas.About 30 people had about 35 ideas (some got so enthusiastic they pitched more than one).
The ideas ranged from a new type of shell for pickup trucks to a video game that lets you create a wall from something you photograph — then shoot the wall to bits. (“Very satisfying” commented the presenter).
In the context of the Internet, “fiber” is the way we transport data from one place to another — really, really fast. With lasers.
To celebrate Cruzio’s new fiber connection to the Internet, we held a big party. With lasers.
People enjoyed our fantastic coworking space, opened up to the public for the evening.
The fiber connection is the beginning of our new independent high-speed network.
We are now offering connections at 100+Mbps — even connections over a gigabit per second! And we’ll soon be revamping our lower-cost services too (we’re looking at late summer for an unveiling).
At Cruzio’s new building, 877 Cedar Street, we now have electrical charging stations thanks to our neighbor Ecology Action. Now there is a place to charge your electric vehicle, right in downtown Santa Cruz.
Don’t yet have an electric car? Have a look at this gorgeous Tesla:
What a wet and wild week it’s been. Yesterday’s storms did tremendous damage throughout the county, taking out roads and trees and, for a short period, Cruzio’s email, phone and web servers. With limited power supply, we focused our energies on our customers’ services over our own internal systems and communication tools. Now those services are restored, we wanted to check in and let you know what happened here, and what we’re doing about it. Continue reading →
Cruzioworks never looked so gorgeous as when the First Friday digital artists (from DANM) set up their pieces. Music hummed, lights flashed, wine and canapes were consumed… and best of all, we all experienced the place anew alive with art.
On Friday, February 11th, Cruzio and Ecology Action got together to celebrate the opening of our newly renovated building at 877 Cedar Street.
Cruzio will be holding another celebration — open to the public, yes, you are invited — when we light up the gigabit fiber we’ve brought into downtown Santa Cruz. The date isn’t set yet, but we expect it in late March. But here are some pics from the first one:
Our exciting new Technology Services position is based around the following core set of duties:
Wireless On-site Telecomm:
-Research, design, test and deploy of wireless infrastructure in PtP and PtMP technologies
-Maintain existing and new wireless infrastructure
-respond to emergency wireless infrastructure outages as prescribed by SLA’s and Cruzio’s standard network response policies
-Handle inside wiring and interface with telephone network wiring
Pretty impressive air conditioner in Cruzio’s new data center! We’ll soon be hosting servers in the space, which will be also be fitted out with gigantic UPS and generator units, as well as an FM200 fire suppression system.