Infrastructure Committee: Cape Cod Transportation Study

Mark Forest came to our January Infrastructure Committee meeting to present the background of the Cape Cod Transportation Study Committee, as a follow-up to our report in December. The information Forest shared was from the December 1 presentation at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The study area spans the canal, our depression-era bridges, and two Bourne rotaries. […]

First Friday: Optimist Co’s open source cleaning products

Have you ever thought of cleaning products as a tech company? The Optimist Co’s Devin Donaldson did. Donaldson came to our February First Friday to tell us about how she created and marketed Optimist Co., a company whose open source products are disrupting the cleaning product aisle. Donaldson’s interest in making her own products began […]

First Friday: Climate Disruption

Our January First Friday meeting was a panel discussion on Climate Disruption: Mitigation, Adaptation and Opportunities for Cape Cod with Richard Delaney, President and CEO, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies; Paul Kirshen, PhD, Academic Director, Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston; and Lauren McKean, AICP, NPS Highlands Center Project Manager, Cape Cod National Seashore. The […]

Peter Bennett’s road trip

If the phrase “engineer fun” sounds like an oxymoron, you haven’t met Peter Bennett. Peter is a hardware engineer at Savant. “We build processor boards and controller boards,” he begins. “We used to do touch panels before the iPad came out. The other stuff I do I can’t tell you about.” Savant builds home automation […]

December Infrastructure: Cape Cod transportation study

The December Infrastructure Committee meeting was largely devoted to the Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study, following our report to the CCTC board on proposed rail service to the Cape . According to one Infrastructure Committee member who attended the Mass DOT’s third public meeting on traffic study, there are eight places where there’s trouble, which will […]

November Infrastructure: Commuter Rail to Southeastern Massachusetts

Our November Infrastructure Committee meeting was devoted to proposed Commuter Rail to Southeastern Massachusetts. The Regional Transit Authority reported that Taunton, Fall River, and New Bedford have continued, unaccommodated transit needs. Service to these areas has been on the table for several years, but there has been a protracted discussion over what route the line […]

Marine technology start-ups in Southern New England

Our speaker at December’s First Friday was Tobias Stapleton, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of the UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship – a business incubator for technology-driven companies. Along with Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,  UMass Dartmouth is part of a golden triangle of marine technology and expertise in […]

October Infrastructure: Grid modernization and crowd fiber

October’s Infrastructure Committee meeting began with a visit from Andrew Goodrich of Energy Citizens. He works for a public affairs group that wants natural gas to stay on the table as Massachusetts plans for grid modernization. They have no expectation from the Infrastructure Committee other than staying in touch so they can be part of […]

Time for a new career? Here’s the take-away from Career Innovation Day

On Friday, May 6, Cape Cod Technology Council presented Career Innovation Day at Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennisport. Under-employed technology geeks, people looking for a career change, and employers looking for tech talent were invited to attend. The event began with a special Career Day First Friday Breakfast Series panel, moderated by Paula […]

April Infrastructure: Cape Light Compact and Eversource

Our April Infrastructure meeting was dedicated to hearing what Cape Light Compact had to say about Eversource’s plans for grid modernization. The Cape Cod Technology Council is collaborating with Cape Light Compact so we can offer comment in the process. According to Cape Light Compact, change is being prompted because of increased distributed energy resources, […]