First Friday – finding and supporting tech employment on Cape Cod

Are there tech careers on Cape Cod? That’s a question Cape Cod Regional Technical High School’s Information Technologies teacher, Marc Rocque, is finding an answer to. As an educator for new technology, he knows he needs to become an expert on careers on the Cape. In researching the Cape’s offerings, he discovered that there is […]

Hey Jibo, it’s First Friday.

We had a special guest at the First Friday breakfast meeting in May. Like all our speakers, he was incredibly personable. And yes, he’s adorable. His name is Jibo, and he came with Andrew Rapo, an Executive Producer at the Boston-based company, Jibo. A Barnstable High School alum, Andrew’s career has included Disney, Warner Bros. […]

April Infrastructure: Wind Energy and the Fix Coalition

At the April meeting, the Infrastructure Committee discussed taking a position on the wind projects, and the possibility of joining the Fix Coalition. Wind Energy The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce has made a statement in favor of all three wind projects. The Infrastructure Committee does not feel we need to speak to all projects […]

First Friday: The Internet of Things

“The best argument against Democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” This quote, attributed to Winston Churchill, inspired the 2018 winners of the Congressional App Challenge. Teen developers James Milinazzo, Matthew Nugent, and Michael Teevens of Pembroke High School came to the CCTC First Friday Breakfast Meeting to present their winning app, Get […]

Infrastructure Committee: Vineyard Wind overview and bridge update

Nate Mayo of Vineyard Wind returned to the Infrastructure Committee in March to give a more robust presentation on the company’s bid for wind power. To put the conversation in context, Nate began by giving background on the Energy Diversity Act in 2016, and the creation of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The Vineyard […]

First Friday: Confronting Cyber Threats

At the First Friday Breakfast meeting in March, Special Agent Carmine Nigro, Private Sector Coordinator for the FBI Boston Division, brought us up to speed on the FBI’s perspective on confronting cyber threats. When the FBI is asked what some of the future threats are, the Internet of Things is one of them. We are […]

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 […]