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. […]

CCTC Member Coastal Marketing Solutions Announces Marketing Classes for a Cause Series

DENNIS, MA – May 10, 2018 – It was announced today by owner Amy Dowd that Coastal Marketing Solutions (CMS)  has launched a series of classes called Marketing Classes for a Cause. Ten percent of every ticket sold in 2018 will be donated to the Sgt. Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund through the Yarmouth Police […]

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 […]

The Fix Coalition – working for new Cape Cod Bridges

Members from the CCTC Infrastructure Committee have been participating in meetings of the Fix Coalition – a gathering or regional organizations convened by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. The bottom line – our aging bridges need to be replaced, and we need to begin planning now. Cape Cod Times article Change.org petition

Facebook, Privacy & Reality

A Tech Editorial by Robbin Orbison In recent days there has been much press about the so-called “data breach” at Facebook. The word “breach” is being used loosely, but it is referring to a situation in which data about the personal preferences of millions of Facebook users was used to influence voting. The coverage has […]

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 […]

Announcing the Dave Willard Cape Cod Technology Council STEM Scholarship Fund

The Cape Cod Foundation has recently been selected to administer the David Willard Cape Cod Technology Council (CCTC) STEM Scholarship Fund.  The fund, named after long-time CCTC Board Member David Willard, was established for high school seniors who plan to major in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) at Cape Cod Community College. […]

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 […]

Infrastructure Comm: Vineyard Wind, Eversource rate update, rail

Nate Mayo of Vineyard Wind – one of three companies bidding to sell wind energy – attended the Infrastructure Committee’s February meeting.  Nate said Vineyard Wind spent the last few years getting ahead of the issues that plagued Cape Wind. He says their plan is to bring the power ashore to Barnstable/Yarmouth, connecting to the […]