Check out the video a Digital NEST member created for Brandon Gruber, a High School student with Down Syndrome who decided to share the experience of inclusiveness he felt when he won homecoming king.
It’s been a busy month at the NEST. We’ve been getting out into the community and the community’s been calling out to us. Some members are utilizing the NEST to develop professional films, while others represented us at Hack UCSC.
ThinkFWD is a quarterly speaker series focusing on important issues at the intersection of tech and politics. Jacob Martinez and other leaders speak about the challenges women face in the industry and how we can address them moving forward.
Happy New Year! We’ve been busy this past year at Digital NEST—and very likely that “we” has included you! If so, thank you. If not, this year ahead offers ample opportunities to get involved and make a difference at the NEST.
What an amazing year 2014 has been. A year ago today, I was preparing to say farewell to 2013 and was so unsure of what the new year would have in store for me. A year later I find myself sitting in the Digital NEST surrounded by talented and ambitious youth while writing to thank all of you who have made this possible.
Telemundo joined us for the Week of Code to showcase Digital NEST as a tech-education-for-youth space in a predominantly latino community.
A new, reliable source of access to computers and wireless for underserved youth and young adults ages 12-24 in Watsonville has been created by donors to the fledgling Digital NEST, whose doors opened November 13.
One chilly evening a year ago, Jacob Martinez spotted an 18-year-old freshman doing homework on a bench outside Cabrillo College because she lacked Internet access at home. The answer, called Digital NEST, opened in mid-November. Funding from donors and grant sources has underwritten the first 60 students, aged 12 to 24, and volunteer experts were recruited to teach classes in graphic design, Web development, and video production.
As the tech industry continues to grow in Santa Cruz and connections to Silicon Valley strengthen, a number of people are trying to bring that same energy to South County.