Adam Markowitz, veteran software engineer, founded Aire Software in 2009. Besides his daily dose of software development, Adam loves martial arts—specifically Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Traditional Okinawan Karate. He also performs and teaches flamenco guitar.
Dave Britton is an avid advocate for technology entrepreneurism in Santa Cruz. Using his experience as a CEO in Silicon Valley, Dave began two organizations–Venture Cafe and MakersFactory–to assist, teach, and mentor entrepreneurs.
We know email is an important part of your day and how frustrating it can be when it’s unavailable.
If you’ve been affected by Cruzio’s email outages this week, our apologies. To bring our email back online as quickly as possible—and avoid any further outages—we’ve moved our email over to a different server. This will allow folks to send and receive email normally. Any saved emails will temporarily be unavailable, but should be accessible on Friday, 7/15.
We apologize for the unexpected disruption and expect this fix to resolve the issue.
Cruzioworks hosted a New Tech Meetup session, attended by many of Santa Cruz’s geekiest citizens. The Meetup, headed by David Britton, always has interesting presentations and is a great way to meet other local technologists and see what’s going on in town. If you haven’t already, join at their website — it’s easy and free of charge.
Shane Pearlman and Hilary Bryant presented their group, the Santa Cruz City Technical Task Force. This committee consists of local technologists from a variety of backgrounds who volunteered to help the City find ways to streamline policies and procedures. Continue reading →
Cruzio hosted local dignitaries May 31st to help us celebrate the lighting of Cruzio’s new fiber Internet at our downtown headquarters. We were lucky enough to even have the day proclaimed “Fiber Internet Day” in the City of Santa Cruz.
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).