Some of the biggest players in the world of drones will be meeting two weeks from now in Santa Cruz. They’re coming for the Drones Data X Conference.
I met the event’s founders, Philip McNamara and Doug Erickson, outside a coffee shop in downtown Santa Cruz. McNamara is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded four companies. He recently moved here from Ireland by way of Berkeley.
Back in March of 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan triggered a tsunami, and then a Tsunami Warning for much of the California coast.
At the time the basic tsunami evacuation plan said a Warning should trigger the worst case scenario evacuation. This left county emergency managers with two options: order an evacuation of everyone in the tsunami flood zone or do nothing.
Why even consider doing nothing? Because the 2011 warning came at a time of low tide.
A fledgling computer science program that’s putting students from the Salinas Valley on a path to Silicon Valley careers has been honored by the state for its innovation.
Today California’s Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher Education awarded Hartnell College and Cal State Monterey Bay $5-million for its CSIT-in-3 Program (computer science and information technology). CSUMB is KAZU’s parent institution.