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Darrin Caddes on Creativity, Soundscaping, and Why He Prefers Santa Cruz over Silicon Valley

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Darrin Caddes Plantronics VP of Corporate Design, Santa Cruz

By Molly Ressler

Darrin Caddes, VP of Corporate Design at Plantronics, believes that the only bad ideas are those that aren’t expressed.

Every Friday, the Plantronics design team gets together for a collective review. Team members write any idea that comes to mind on a post-it, and in one session Darrin’s’ post-it read: ‘Fill a room with dogs.’

Update from Santa Cruz Accelerates - September edition

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Update from Santa Cruz Accelerates

We are almost four months into our first cohort of startups in Santa Cruz Accelerates, and there is lots of progress to share. Companies have been hard at work fine-tuning their products and defining and implementing market strategies. Here are some updates:

FuzzStati0n CEO David Moore has begun offering fuzz testing training in addition to his core fuzz-testing product. If you develop in C/C++and want to learn how to fuzz your code, check it out!

Four startups selected to participate in UCSC-funded accelerator pilot

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Originally published in Santa Cruz Tech Beat June 8, 2017

UC Santa Cruz is supporting the launch of an off-campus accelerator to jump-start technology businesses. Three campus-connected ventures—Fuzz Stati0n, Santa Cruz Wave Works, and Scoot Science—along with a fourth startup, PhotoBloomAR, will begin a pilot cohort with Santa Cruz Accelerates this month.