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Techraising — Portraits

People we saw at the Techraising.

Everyone was pretty energized, even after a couple of late nights. I’m not good with names so I won’t even try to attribute all the photos… just the first few.

First up are the awesome organizers.  (Lots more info about the techraising on ).

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Techraising — The Event

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).

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Fiber Night: Oh What a Night!

Last Friday Cruzio put on the ritz. Fiber Night!

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).

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Rain, wind, power and email

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.
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Ribbon Cutting at 877 Cedar

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:

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