Technology

Local Student’s Tech Skills On Display At STEM Showcase Tomorrow At Pybus

Students and teachers from 10 schools in North Central Washington will be showcasing their projects during the 2018 NCW Tech and STEM Showcase. Lead by GWATA and presented by Giga Watt, the showcase is at the Pybus Public Market tomorrow, Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. GWATA’s Executive Director Jenny Rojanasthien joins Dan…

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Software Developer Subsplash First In Pybus Market’s Incubator Space

The Port of Chelan County approved a lease with a Seattle-based technology development company, Subsplash, to lease the Port’s business incubator at the Pybus Public Market. Subsplash’s lease of the upstairs of the annex at Pybus – about 2,000 square feet – starts July 1 and expires at the end of 2019. Port Commission President…

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Flywheel Investment Conference Bringing Tech Business Spring-Board To NCW

GWATA – the Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance – is hosting the Flywheel Investment Conference, an annual one-day conference on Thursday, April 19 at the Stanley Civic Center. Jenny Rojanasthien, GWATA’s Executive Director, told KOHO the Flywheel Investment Conference is an opportunity for angel investors, venture capital and private equity firms, entrepreneurs, startups and community members to come together to…

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East Wenatchee Joins Area Cities Passing Blockchain, Bitcoin Zoning Ordinance

The cities of Leavenworth and East Wenatchee are the latest to pass zoning ordinances for bitcoin operators and other blockchain companies. North Central Washington has become a hot-spot for such crytopcurrency miners, largely thanks to cheap hydropower. As both the Chelan and Douglas PUDs assess the increasing number of applications from such businesses to locate…

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CWU Launches New Computer Science Teaching Endorsement

An endorsement on a teaching certification indicates which subject areas and grade levels one is qualified to teach. In Washington, a computer science endorsement has been absent from a list of approved endorsements for over 20 years but all that is about to change. Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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Chelan PUD Halts Cryptocurrency Applications, Says County Electric Grid At Risk

The Chelan County PUD has stopped taking or processing applications for electric service for cryptocurrency mining. PUD board members unanimously imposed the application moratorium after reviewing impacts on utility operations from existing loads and applications for service. General Manager Steve Wright said impacts from cryptocurrency mining applications are hampering responses to the District’s overall planned…

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