Cedar Rapids-based NewBoCo is considering expanding its code school—DeltaV Code School—to Central Iowa. DeltaV Code School is a 20-week program that trains and retrains adults in Cedar Rapids to be software developers and serves as a minor leagues for organizations who hire software developers. The informational meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at Gravitate—317 6th Ave. Suite 102—is to gauge if there’s enough corporate interest to bring it to Central Iowa and support it.
Jake Oswald, founder of Our Anthology, speaks during the 2017 CYstarters Demo Day Friday. Photo courtesy of Diana WrightAs the CYstarters program came to an end Friday the twelve student-led startups graduating hoped their companies will do anything but come to an end. The 2017 cohort finished the ten-week CYstarters program with a demo day on Friday with presentations to an audience of nearly 50 people.
Megan Vollstedt, Executive Director of the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator, meets with the startups. Photo courtesy of Reid ChandlerTwo weeks of mentor speed dating left the six startups in the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator with dates. Following the traditional accelerator model the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator started its programming by finding each startup a team of mentors to serve as advisors for the rest of the 100 day program. Startups had nearly 60 individual meetings with mentors.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".