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New Window on Cedar Street

The Sentinel building used to be a long, uninterrupted wall of 10″ thick concrete down most of a block of Cedar Street. It had an element of Willy Wonka’s factory: what’s going on inside? You could see the newspaper’s presses through the far window, but other than that all was dark.

When Cruzio, Ecology Action and Joe Appenrodt renovated the building, we opened it up with windows and doors.
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New Tech Meetup, July 6 2011

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.

The speakers:

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.
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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 TechRaising.com ).

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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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