Archives for September 2015

CDS: Web Developer (Contract)

Convention Data Services is seeking to hire a Contract Web Developer-In house/6 month duration minimum Position:             Web Developer (Contract) / Local (non-remote) Department:       Information Services Reports To:         Web Development Manager Contracted Position Summary  The Information Services Web Developer serves as the primary technical point of contact for all client events they are assigned.  In addition to completing a […]

Software Quality Assurance Automation Engineer

Job Summary: The Software Quality Assurance Automation Engineer works within the Quality Assurance department to perform manual and automated testing of both web development and product development deliverables. Direct Client Contact: Yes – Moderate Direct Reports: No Travel Required: Yes – Light Essential Departmental Functions: Prepare high-level functional test plan documents for product development Design […]

The science and technology of oysters

Previously only held in the Far East, the International Oyster Symposium came to Massachusetts in October, at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in West Falmouth, MA. Past conferences, covering oyster science, industry, and culture, have been held in Japan, Taiwan, China, Tasmania, and Vietnam. In preparation for […]

July’s First Friday: buried treasure

In 2010 Tom Keyes and his wife bought an 1817 colonial in Sandwich – or at least he thought they did. At our First Friday Breakfast in July, Tom told us what he discovered about his house, and how it became an archeological site and topic of learning at Sandwich’s STEM program for middle schoolers. […]

Anne Marie Fallon: Paving the way for digital natives

Things have changed. College students today have not known life without Google, Skype and cellphones. As students change, campuses change with them. In 2013 Mass Maritime Academy created a new VP position, overseeing technology and library services. Cape Cod Technology Council board member Anne Marie Fallon filled that position as Vice President & CIO, IT Services. […]

Think global, invest local.

It’s not a bumper sticker (yet), but to think global and invest local is good financial practice according to First Friday speaker Michael A. Tyler, Chief Investment Officer of Eastern Bank Wealth Management Division. Michael began with an economic overview, saying the summer 2015 rebound was welcome, but it’s been choppy and erratic. The drivers of the […]

Technology and visual arts: John Sullivan at First Friday

For someone who thought of computers as glorified typewriters, John Sullivan has come a long way. “I’m probably the worst person to talk about technology,” John admitted at our August First Friday breakfast. “Technology and I are friends, but we fight.” John’s talk focused on how the field of visual arts has changed with the […]