Why Is Cybersecurity Important?

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On January 10th, 2014, Target was hacked resulting in the potential loss of the credit card information for some 70 million customers. The attack has sent Target reeling. The loss of customer information was bad, the following loss in trust was far worse. One thing the Target breach did accomplish though was to bring Cybersecurity problems into the national spotlight. Read more

2014 TAG Tech Awards

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2014 Tech Awards

It’s that time of year again when TAG will present awards to companies, individuals and students in the technology industry in Whatcom County. Nominations are open to Whatcom County businesses, students and residents in the following four categories:

  • Most Innovative New Technology, Product or Service
  • Outstanding Achievement in Industry Leadership
  • Rising Star
  • Technology Leader of Tomorrow

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WWU Offering New Innovation Engineering Course

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A new WWU professional enrichment course is being offered and is open to the community! Info sessions are just around the corner, so mark your calendars if you are interested in meeting the instructors and learning more. Read more

Net Neutrality: The Basics

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Net Neutrality is diverse topic that gets murkier the deeper one starts to dig into it. It is a topic with vast swaths of grey area and a diverse number of invested groups, but the basics are not too complicated. At its core, Net Neutrality is the idea that internet service providers (Comcast, AT&T, etc…) should treat all internet traffic equally. Read more

Net neutrality…why it really, truly matters.

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If I were to rewind 15 years to when I first became involved in the internet industry, I would argue that at each moment the balance of unfiltered content and provider’s cost structures has been in a state of flux and conflict. Read more

WWU Hires Catherine Clark as New Dean of College of Sciences and Technology

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BELLINGHAM – Catherine Clark has been hired to serve as dean of the College of Sciences and Technology (CST) at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

“Dr. Clark brings a wealth of administrative, scholarly, and academic experience to the College of Sciences and Technology and to Western.  We look forward to working with her and to the leadership she will provide the college at this important and exciting time.  She is very well informed of national discussions pertaining to STEM education and understands the importance of collaboration with industry and other outside constituents in supporting the education we offer our students.” Carbajal said. Read more

Net Neutrality and the Future of Internet Access

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Technology Alliance Group to Host Panel Debate on Net Neutrality

 Bellingham, WA – August 4, 2014 – The Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington (TAG) will host a panel debate “Net Neutrality and the Future of Internet Access” Friday, August 15 at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

Net neutrality has been named the most important first amendment issue of our time, and has huge implications for the future of internet access and how we are able to gather information. Read more

National Coworking Week

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August 4th through the 8th is National Coworking Week at the BIG Idea Lab. FREE coworking is being offered everyday from 9 AM -5 PM. Come check out the fun FREE daily activities and events that are being held, including free professional headshots on Thursday. Swing by the TAG office and say hi, too!

Learn more at the BIG Idea Lab website.

Whatcom Farm Tour & Celebrate Eating Local in September

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BELLINGHAM, WA, July 23, 2013 | Sustainable Connections Food & Farming Program announces the return of a month long celebration in September highlighting local foods, farmers, and fishers. With the help of local businesses, farms and restaurants, Whatcom County will have the opportunity to celebrate “Eat Local Month” with cooking classes, a food trek, movies, cruises, special dinners, a farm tour and more.

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The other day I was visiting with a member and we remarked on the amazing nature and explosion of mobile application development. A perfect illustration of the variety of consumer mobile app habits comes from the “YO” app. To read the Wall Street Journal Article click: YO Valuation.