Relativity Hires Microsoft Executive Scott Van Vliet

Relativity Space, the startup that was founded in Seattle and is now building 3D-printed rockets in Southern California, has brought in a Microsoft executive to lead its growing software engineering team and expand upon its AI-powered “Factory Operating System.”


Scott Van Vliet, who headed up the team behind the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform as a corporate vice president, will oversee more than 150 of Relativity’s employees on its Integrative Software and Additive Manufacturing teams as senior vice president of software engineering. He’ll be based in the Los Angeles area.

Before his four-year stint at Microsoft, Van Vliet played a leading role in the development of Amazon’s Echo devices and Alexa voice-assistant platform. He told GeekWire that he’s looking forward to helping Relativity Space revolutionize industrial applications for 3-D metal printing, just as he helped Microsoft and Amazon blaze trails for collaborative software and AI assistants.


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RAM to hold free medical, dental and vision clinic in Jellico over the weekend

The clinic will be on May 21 and May 22 at Jellico Elementary School. The services are free and no ID will be required.

JELLICO, Tenn. — Remote Area Medical announced that it would be hosting a free clinic in Jellico over the weekend, giving people a chance to get free medical care.

They said there will also be dental and vision care available at the pop-up clinic, at no cost. People will also need to provide an ID to get care. However, they will offer services on a first-come, first-serve basis.

People who need vision care will be able to fill prescriptions that are no more than 2 years old for glasses. They will also offer dental cleanings, fillings, extractions and dental x-rays.

Women’s health exams and general medical exams will also be available during the clinic, and people be able to take home free colon cancer screening test

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