Santa Cruz Works Stories

Our Time is Now

“So many people of intelligence, of good judgement, of excellent taste, have already confirmed our statements by coming hither with their families and making their home among us, that we are confident that the time is not far distant when Santa Cruz...

Reflecting on HACK UCSC

For many students, HACK UCSC was their first contact with local tech companies, which is why Santa Cruz Works helped organize and support the hackathon.  At last year’s hackathon, students told me they had no idea companies like NextSpace,...

Connecting With the Passive Job Seeker

Sometimes the best person for a job isn’t scouring the job boards, but they might be open to making a change. Until now it has been nearly impossible for hiring companies to connect with these “passive job seekers”.  Now there’s an app (...

Local Tech Company Finding Local Tech Talent

Santa Cruz Works is an initiative to connect local tech talent with local tech jobs and has proved to be effective for Looker, one of Santa Cruz’s fasted growing tech companies. At the time of this post they have 14 open positions in their current...

Instead of Resolutions, Conduct an Annual Review for the New Year

So how are those New Year’s resolutions going? Many people have already succumbed to the familiar routine of old habits.  It’s not a matter of weak will power. It’s that typical New Year’s resolutions are perfectly designed to ensure failure....

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