Jacob Martinez, executive director of the Digital Nest, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new after-school technology learning center.
Five individuals and groups won special honors at the eighth annual Be the Difference Awards in Santa Cruz. The event is organized by the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center in an effort to highlight individuals and organizations making positive impacts in the county.
Each year the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center reaches out to the community to help determine who should receive honors. The winners represent those who have chosen to make their moments matter and transform our community through volunteerism.
The 8th annual Be the Difference Awards ceremony was held Tuesday in Santa Cruz. The ceremony, held by the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County, honored people and organizations for their service to the local community.
Thanks to the availability of conveniently located office space, Digital NEST plans to open its doors to the youth of Watsonville sooner than expected.
When it comes to the hotly debated issue of women in technology, male advocates are particularly important. Tech Crunch shares a list of 10 men working to get and keep more women in tech.
Jacob Martinez and Jeremy Neuner were at NextSpace Santa Cruz today talking about Digital NEST.
Jacob Martinez founded nonprofit Digital NEST to give Watsonville youth a shot at the tech economy, offering a place to learn and work out ideas.
Martinez is in the process of creating Digital NEST (Nurturing Entrepreneurial Skills with Technology), a Digital-Nest-Color-HorizontalTechnology Workforce Development Center. Digital NEST looks to revolutionize the way communities prepare youth and young adults for a workforce that requires them to have the skills to not only drive technological innovation but to diversify it. The mission is eliminating the digital divide between those who have access to technology and those who don’t.