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Results of Data Collection Campaign on the Costs of Commuting

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We recently conducted a campaign to collect user-generated data from our Salary Comparison tool. We received data from 64 unique users - duplicates and erroneous entries were eliminated (like those that entered that they commute 8 days a week! Come on, people, you aren't The Beatles!), and the results are quite interesting! Thanks to everyone who tried out the calculator and helping us better understand what the economic impacts of commuting are on the average worker!

I chose Santa Cruz over Silicon Valley

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One month ago, I left a high paying job at one of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups to accept a position as the Director of Development and Partnerships at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. In true Silicon Valley fashion, my metric for success in writing this article would be to inspire just one reader to make a similar choice that I did.

SCW Member Digital NEST: Entrepreneur of the Year

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From all of us at Santa Cruz Works: congratulations to Jacob Martinez, founder and executive director of Digital NEST, for being named the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce! Digital NEST is a non-profit high-tech training and collaboration space for young people ages 12-24. It provides free access to computers, wifi, and software in an effort to teach underserved youth the skills they'll need to succeed in a high-tech economy.