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. […]

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 […]

OpenCape’s Dan Gallagher and CCTC’s Bert Jackson talk broadband and blue economy on eSTEAMers

Hands on Archaeology for the public!

Participate in a public dig with the North Atlantic Archeological Collaborative at the site of an extremely rare, intact, early 17thCentury home site in Sandwich.  There is also evidence that the site was occupied by Native Americans before the home was constructed.  This site was the topic of CCTC’s First Friday in July.  Digs are happening […]

Dara Bryan: Building a community

Cape Cod Technology Council Board member Dara Bryan moved here four years ago for the summer, and liked it so much she came back the following spring in search of “a real career.” Not only did she find a career, she found a community. But it wasn’t easy. She discovered that there are two Cape […]

Cape Light Compact Presents at CCTC Infrastructure Committee

Maggie Downey of the Cape Light Compact presented to the Infrastructure Committee on June 10, 2015. Some highlights below. A more detailed power point presentation on the 2016-2018 Energy Efficiency Program Plan, and a link to an online survey, is found at: http://www.capelightcompact.org/eeplan/ Members are urged to take this online survey and provide their input on […]

What Western MA towns are doing about municipal broadband

Great story from the Globe on how small towns in Western Massachusetts are leveraging community broadband for the economic benefit of their citizens. What lessons may be applied to Cape Cod’s last mile needs? Remote Mass. towns welcome broadband’s arrival (Globe)

Boston Globe Letter from OpenCape Chair, Acting Exec