First Friday: Thriving on social media

Craig Orsi, owner of the Cape Cod-based marketing firm Orsi & Company, came to November’s First Friday Breakfast meeting to address navigating and thriving on social media in what he called, “a very interesting time.” We are living in a divisive climate, filled with uncomfortable changes. Social media as we know it has grown into […]

First Friday: Building the STEM Pipeline on Cape Cod and the Islands

Bridget Burger, director of the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network (CCRSN), came to the First Friday Breakfast Meeting to fill us in on what the STEM network is, what they do, and where they’re headed. She was joined by Cape Cod Community College colleagues Erik Benton, Dean Patrick Preston, Andrea Lyons, Louis Beco, and Kathleeen […]

First Friday: From Bitcoin to Blockchain

If you ever wanted someone to explain Blockchain, September’s First Friday breakfast meeting was for you. If you missed it, you might have to wait for our speaker’s forthcoming book, Blockchain for Everyone, now in production with Simon & Schuster. In the meantime, here’s what you missed: Sir John Hargrave is the publisher of Bitcoin […]

Aug 2018 First Friday Recap: The Dangers of Public WiFi

Kevin MacArthur of Secure Networks came to scare the daylights out of us at the August First Friday – and he succeeded. With the help of a WiFi Pineapple, Kevin demonstrated the dangers of using public WiFi, showing us first hand what can happen to our mobile devices, whether we connect knowingly or not. Over […]

First Friday: Making social media work for your business

Christine Merser came to the First Friday Breakfast meeting to reassure us that Facebook is not dead. As managing partner of Blue Shoe Strategy, a marketing firm specializing in social media and marketing through nontraditional methods, she should know. Blue Shoe Strategy has teams in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and has worked […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]