First up, we cover the local tech calendar. Lindsea Wilbur from the Future Studies program at UH tells us about the next Tech4Good meetup. Then Matthew Romaine from the City & County of Honolulu’s Department of Emergency Management will tell us about an upcoming CERT refresher class. Finally, after the break, we look ahead to the commercial applications of unmanned aerial systems. Joining us is Ted Ralston and Mike Elliot from Drone Service Hawaii, and we’ll cover recent rule changes approved by the FAA allowing commercial use of drones.
Finally, after the break, we hear about startup life from the latest cohort of the Blue Startups accelerator program. Joining us are Dillon Morgan from UNUM and Daniel Kaneshiro from MailGapp to tell us about their big idea, and how it’s evolving as they go through the program.
We start off with some news from Apple WWDC and the E3 gaming industry, then hear about a couple of local tech events. Bob Richmond joins us to tell us about the International Coral Reef Symposium. Then Keith Higa is here from EARC to tell us about the annual ham radio Field Day. Finally, during our main segment, we find out about Hawaii’s nascent aerospace industry. Joining us by phone are UH Hilo Chancellor Don Straney and Jim Crisafulli, the State’s Director of the Office of Aerospace Development. In the studio we’ll have State Sen Will Espero and Pat Sullivan, President of Oceanit.
We start the hour with the local tech calendar, with two guests here to tell us about upcoming events. Anne Murata from Pacific Aviation Museum is here to tell us about the annual Biggest Little Airshow. Then Matt Ho from “Creative RT” is here to tell us about Pearlridge Center‘s virtual reality rollercoaster exhibit. Finally, we’ll talk to both organizer Andy Goshorn and students Lily Adcock, Alex Yamada from Pearl City High School and Reyan Lee from Highlands Intermediate, and their experience with the Marine Advanced Technology Education ROV competition.