First Friday: Agile, Scrum, and the 15 minute huddle

Are you struggling to keep up with the pace of change in the workplace? Have you been on project teams that had great potential, but the project was late, over budget, or not even delivered? Those are the questions Certified Scrum Master Gene Sorbo opened with at the Tech Council’s First Friday Breakfast Meeting in […]

First Friday: SEO 101

If you’re confused by SEO and what you should be doing about it, you’re not alone (and there’s a reason). To help us all understand, Dale Shadbegian of 118 Group spoke at our First Friday breakfast series about organic Search Engine Optimization. “I don’t create messages, I format them,” he said of his work. “I […]

First Friday: DunkWorks

Our First Friday Breakfast series speaker for December was Leslie-Ann McGee, from the Center for Marine Robotics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. WHOI is the largest private ocean research institution in the United States, with 1400 employees and 800 scientific and tech staff. They are the home of the ALVIN submersible, and now DunkWorks. […]

Infrastructure Committee: the economic impact of utility coverage

The Infrastructure Committee meeting in November was a brain storming session about utilities relative to development, thanks to a visit from Heather Harper of the Cape Cod Commission. Heather is working with the Town of Barnstable to reauthorize the Hyannis Growth Incentive Zone – a development tool to streamline the regulatory process and direct opportunities […]

First Friday: Trish Kennedy’s no-code Zudy

Trish Kennedy, the Cape Cod entrepreneur who created the global technology company Back Office, spoke to a full house at November’s First Friday Breakfast Series about her new business, Zudy. When they started out, Trish was a journalist and her husband Tom was a computer programmer. Together they started a computer and consulting company in […]

Infrastructure Committee: public transportation update

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator Tom Cahir joined the October meeting of the Infrastructure Committee, updating the committee on regional transportation. Tom said they have been working on improving the system from top to bottom, fixing bus routes from all 15 towns so passengers can get anywhere on the Cape in a relatively efficient […]

First Friday: OpenCape and the future of the network

Our October First Friday’s speaker was Steve Johnson, Executive Director of OpenCape. OpenCape has been busy this last year. In September 2016 they ended the relationship with CapeNet, bringing all operations under one roof. In addition to owning the network (as of November of last year), they do all sales, marketing, and maintenance in-house. Steve […]

August Infrastructure: the rate case, grid modernization, and alternative energy

At the August meeting, the Infrastructure Committee discussed the Rate Case, Grid Modernization, and alternative energy. Rate Case: CVEC reported a well attended Eversource public hearing, noting that it was interesting to hear from a roomful of officials. Towns officials have realized how much money they will lose if net metering is changed, not only […]

First Friday: One Click from Disaster

If you’re concerned about hacking and cyber theft, you’re not alone (and you’re not over-reacting). Our speaker for August First Friday was Jeremie Mailloux, Lead Technician and co-owner of the managed IT service provider itWorks. Everybody’s been hacked at some point, Jeremie said – including the military, public utilities, and hospitals. It only takes one click […]

First Friday: Made in Mashpee

The presenters at our June First Friday breakfast meeting made a lot of people want to go back to high school. At the Mashpee Technology Center at Mashpee Middle/High School, the offerings are not your parents’ shop class. Michael Looney, Kevin Blute, Amanda Hough, and Salvatore Nocella, who run the program, provide a hands-on learning […]