Facebook became a partner of Digital NEST when the tech giant donated 25 MacBook Pros. Facebook selected Digital NEST as one of the key organizations and key models around the U.S. to help expose students to technology.
Digital NEST founder Jacob Martinez talked about a not-too-distant past in which local young people faced a dearth of access to technology, and subsequently to a future when careers requiring technological skills are a near certainty.
Palo Alto-based Facebook announced Aug. 13 that it will donate 25 MacBook Pro computers thriving nonprofit, Watsonville’s Digital NEST.
Read into the origins of the Digital NEST from its inception to becoming a reality in an article by Tech Republic. As Digital NEST gains more recognition for what it represents, support and membership increases everyday. Read the full article >
Applied Motion Products hosted 3D modeling and printing workshop students from Digital NEST for a tour of the Watsonville headquarters, including seeing a large format, commercial 3D printer in action. Applied Motion Products benefits directly from a pool of tech savvy employees, like Digital NEST members, in Watsonville.
After designing their own small 3-dimensional objects, Digital NEST members took a trip to Applied Motion, which houses one of the worlds largest 3D printers in the U.S.
This nonprofit brings professional and tech skills to the kids of Watsonville, California, with hopes of creating a diverse, skilled talent pool for nearby Silicon Valley.
Young entrepreneurs participating in “Introduction to Building Your Own Business,” Digital Nest and Slingshot SV’s first week-long institute of the summer were challenge to find a passion, design a business around that passion, and pitch that business to a panel of local investors.
ETR members had the pleasure of participating in the 35th annual Human Race Walkathon and Fun Run to help raise funds for the Digital NEST, a non-profit in Watsonville, CA, that seeks to create a safe space for under-represented youth while encouraging them to explore and pursue an entrepreneurial spirit.