Category Archives: Santa Cruz Geeks

A day in the life: More Promoting the Santa Cruz Tech Ecosystem (Part 2 of 2)

This is PART 2 of 2. Read PART 1 here: A day in the life: Promoting the Santa Cruz Tech Culture. Remember the 3 page CLV insert I mentioned in my previous blog post called “A day in the life: Promoting the Santa Cruz Tech Culture”? I wrote that insert for the Chamber’s Community Leadership […]

Santa Cruz Tech Scene’s Big Bang

Santa Cruz becoming hot spot for tech: Locals to gather for TechRaising by Tanya Lewis, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, 3/30/2012 Read full Sentinel article here: Forgive me but although the article went to press on March 30, I didn’t read it until yesterday when someone pointed out (by tagging me in Facebook) that I’m […]

Freelancers are slutty, but so are you by Shane Perlman

Hot off the press — Here’s another great new presentation from Shane Perlman,, called Freelancers are slutty, but so are you: Strategies for the successful managment of independent contractors. [In November, I posted a blog entry of another great presentation by Shane about managing distributed teams called Leading Without Seeing — Managing a Distributed Team.] […]

Leading Without Seeing — Managing a Distributed Team

Shane Perlman, of, shares his presentation on managing distributed teams. This presentation has both substance and sizzle! Shane hit this one out of the park! I look forward to seeing him present this in person in Santa Cruz at some point. Leading Without Seeing: managing distributed teams View more presentations from Shane Pearlman.

3 Resources to Improve Your MacBook Pro Performance

I love it when colleagues share their technical tips and resources! This is the beauty of the Geek List and the NextSpace List in action. Chris Burbridge, friend and colleague at Nextspace, just shared the following tips and resources for improving MacBook Pro performance. Chris wrote: If your Mac has begun to slow… I began […]

Best Overview of Santa Cruz Tech Community

Here is a must read article for anybody who is interested in the state of the Tech Scene in Santa Cruz.  Jeremy Neuner give a great overview here: Here is the complete article by Jeremy Neuner: The other day, I spent the morning hanging out with Margaret Rosas, Founder and Chief Strategist at the strategic […]

Don’t say I didn’t warn you: Nina K Simon on Why Museums and Cultural Institutions Should Care about Social Media

One of my favorite recent discoveries is the blog and ideas of Nina K. Simon who designs and researches participatory museum experiences.  I just happened to be standing near her and her husband, SibleyVerbeck, at a recent Santa Cruz Geek’s monthly dinner.  We chatted and exchanged a bit of email after that.  I didn’t know enough […]

What I Wish I Knew When I Was Twenty, Tina Seelig, April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009, 7-9 PM, at NextSpace, Santa Cruz NextSpace, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Geeks and Girls in Tech are proud to bring Prof. Tina Seelig, Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program and acclaimed author to NextSpace for a reading and signing of her latest book: WHAT I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS TWENTY: A […]