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 […]

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 […]

Infrastructure Comm: More Net Neutrality, Eversource Rate Case

Acting on our discussion at the December meeting of the Infrastructure Committee, two committee members have started compiling knowledgable information about net neutrality, as well as what’s going on, and the issues at hand. Articles will help define what net neutrality is – both on the tech side and what it means to an individual. […]

Infrastructure Committee: Net Neutrality, Eversource Rate Case Update

At the December meeting, the Infrastructure Committee began discussing ideas to present to the board on how the Cape Cod Technology Council might take a lead in the net neutrality discussion.  CCTC Board President Bert Jackson reported on a previous conversation with Art Gaylord (former CIO of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) about coming up with […]

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 […]

Infrastructure Committee: Housing Update

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 […]

First Friday: Trish Kennedy’s no-code Zudy

Trish Kennedy, the Cape Cod entrepreneur who created the global technology company Back Office, spoke to a full house at November’s First Friday Breakfast Series about her new business, Zudy. When they started out, Trish was a journalist and her husband Tom was a computer programmer. Together they started a computer and consulting company in […]