Episode 360: International Astronomical Union – July 22, 2015

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In this hour, we’ll hear about upcoming events focused on the local startup scene. Meli James is here to tell us about tomorrow’s monthly luncheon with the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. Then Darcie Scharfenstein from Entrepreneurs Foundation will cover the Pupus & Pitches pau hana gathering. Also Dave Bruce calls in from Hawaii Island to update us on a GVS Transmedia event. Finally, we’ll get a preview of the International Astronomical Union’s General Assembly, the world’s largest gathering of astronomers that’s coming to Hawaii next month. Here in the studio we’ll have IfA Director Dr. Günther Hasinger and Dr. Roy Gal. Also joining us by phone from Padova, Italy, is Dr. Piero Benvenuti, Deputy General Secretary of the IAU.

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Episode 359: Solar Impulse – July 15, 2015

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Today, we are dedicating the full hour to the Solar Impulse, an ambitious around-the-world journey powered purely by the sun. In the studio today we have pilot and CEO, Andre Borschberg and Managing Director, Gregory Blatt of Solar Impulse.

Andre was the man in the cockpit of the Solar Impulse 2 plane on its journey from Japan to Honolulu, breaking world records and setting an endurance milestone in aviation. He was a jet pilot in the Swiss Air Force and a successful business man before co-founding the Solar Impulse project, sharing piloting duties with explorer Bertrand Piccard.

Gregory is the Managing Director responsible for Marketing and Communications for the Solar Impulse, and was part of a coordinated global team charged with the task of spreading the word about the project, and sending the message of what is possible even without burning fossil fuels.

The Solar Impulse plane and crew is in Honolulu but their schedule is always unpredictable, so we’re happy to be able to catch Andre and Gregory during a rare break.

As we record this show, Solar Impulse is preparing to make an Important announcement, and we’ll be able to talk about it on in this program. But first, let’s get to know Solar Impulse. Andre and Gregory, welcome to Bytemarks Cafe!

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Episode 358: The Canvas – July 8, 2015

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We’ll start things off today with a couple of guests who are here to tell us about their upcoming events. Jodi Ito from the University of Hawaii will tell us about Gen Cyber Hawaii Camps, teaching the next generation of cyber security professionals. Then Lisa Shozuya from Lyon Associates tells us about an upcoming disaster preparedness training series coming up this Saturday. Finally, we’ll hear about a collaborative space in Kalihi created by and for high school students. Joining us later are a couple of the founders of The Canvas, Isabelle Wong and Jessica Kim.

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Episode 357: Startup Weekend Honolulu 2015 – July 1, 2015

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In this hour, we’ll hear about an upcoming event focused on digital media businesses from Bee Leng Chua, and Mike Gifford will tell us about a new app call Dodecki that’ll help you avoid wasting time in line at your favorite restaurants. Finally, we’ll hear from the winners of the latest Startup Weekend Honolulu, including for the first time a high school student. Stay tuned to meet Liam Clive of Mentorship.link, Constantin Dumba of Grumble and Jenn Lazariuk of All About.

If you are interested in joining the Mentorship.Link beta program as a participating business or a participating student, please contact Liam Clive at liam@mentorship.link. To learn more about Mentorship.Link, visit www.liamclive.com.

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Episode 356: Podcasting 2015 – June 24, 2015

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Kicking off this hour, we’ll hear first-hand from organizers of three special events coming up in the next few days. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association returns to tell us about tomorrow’s Women in Tech panel. Then Dave Raatz from the Maui County Council joins us by phone to tell us about the annual Hawaii State Association of Counties conference. Then, Dave Ulrich from Pacific New Media joins to fill us in about this weekend’s f808 Photo Hawaii festival. Finally, after the break, we’ll dedicate the rest of the show to explore the resurgence of podcasting. Has ‘the next big thing’ been going strong all along? Here to talk about it is Todd Cochrane from Geek News Central, Blubrry and RawVoice, and Kimi Morton from Hot Better Pop.

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Episode 355: Science Communicators – June 17, 2015

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On tonight’s special edition of Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll jump right into our conversation with a couple of news guests. Wei Fong from Interisland Terminal joins us to talk about the June Kaboom at Agora. Then Jay Fidell returns to tell us about the next ThinkTech panel on Military in Hawaii. Finally, we’ll meet a local group called the Science Communicator Ohana. Science is, in fact, behind more and more of the stories leading the news, making the ability to explain and provide context even more important. What are some of the tools and strategies communications professionals use?

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Episode 354: Sharing Economy – June 10, 2015

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We start things off with a couple of special guests, who tell us about their upcoming events. Bryan Butteling from Sultan Ventures is here to tell us about the next Startup Weekend. Then Ian Kitajima is here to fill us in on the annual Design Thinking Bootcamp. Finally, we’ll talk about the sharing economy with Ben Trevino from Bike Share and Aaron Landry from Car2Go Honolulu.

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Episode 353: Cyber Security Framework – June 3, 2015

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Today we’ll get right to our great guests. First up, Alan Tamayose will tell us about the upcoming Kamehameha School EdTech UNconference. Then, Bob Monroe joins us to tell us about Hacker High School. Then, continuing our “hacker” conversation, we’ll move onto our main topic after the break. Zal Azmi from Nexus Solutions LLC and Andrew Lanning from Integrated Security Technologies will join us to share their perspectives on cyber security.

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Episode 352: Reboot the Commute – May 27, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll talk with a couple of news guests. Meli James from HVCA joins us to tell us about the upcoming HVCA luncheon, State of Venture Capital in Hawaii. Then Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups let’s us know about the next Startup Paradise Demo Day. Finally, we’ll talk to Jonas Vibell from the Energy Excelerator and Nicole Hori, George Lee, Evelyn Pirnia and Josh Weldon, all the winners from the Reboot the Commute app challenge.

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Episode 351: The Science of TMT – May 20, 2015

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Today the spotlight is on our guests, as we’ll jump right into conversations with a couple of special news guests. On the local front, Jonas Vibell and Blake Burris will first tell us about the upcoming Reboot the Commute app challenge. Then Jyotika Virmani, Director of Technical Operations for the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, will tell us about the contest, and its finalists. Finally, we will explore the scientific potential of the Thirty Meter Telescope, IfA astronomers Roy Gal and Jessica Lu and TMT Board member Mike Bolte. What is the legacy of Hawaii astronomy, and what will the TMT add to our knowledge of the universe?

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