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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Episode 350: Fahrenheit 73 – May 13, 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. Bee Leng Chua and Alice Li will first tell us about a new summer course called “Entrepreneurship: Business Remodeling & Fundraising.” Then, Jay Fidell will join us to tell us about an upcoming ThinkTech panel on public spaces. Finally, we’ll talk Linda Chu Takayama, Tiffany Quezada and Eunica Escalante about an innovative, student-driven project to cool Hawaii classrooms called Fahrenheit 73.

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Episode 349: PISCES – May 6, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Joan Matsukawa from HMAUS about the upcoming Springfest. Then joining us is Noah Hafner from HiCapacity to tell us about the upcoming Mini Maker Faire. Finally, we’ll talk with Rob Kelso and Henk Rogers about PISCES, the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems.

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Episode 348: Sounding Rockets – Apr 29, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Kenny Luong to tell us about an upcoming joint IEEE/HiCapacity event. Then Tiger Oakes joins us by phone from the Big Island to tell us about his bus transportation app GoRide.io. Finally, we’ll talk with a team of 8th graders from SEEQS Charter school that is preparing to launch an experiment on a NASA sounding rocket into low earth orbit.

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Here Zach Deweese (mentor) and Amandin Rabeendran (student) show circuit and experiment cube.

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Episode 345: Enterprise Tech – Apr 8, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Nicole Hori from HiCapacity about Domain Night the Jay Fidell joins us to give us an update on the next ThinkTech panel on Offshore Investments. Finally, we’ll talk about keeping up with enterprise technology with Brian Chee from This Week in Enterprise Tech and Gordon Bruce from Pacxa.

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Episode 344: Cyber Security Bootcamp – Apr 1, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll focus on innovations in reading with Mark Watkins from “The Hawaii Project” and Marlon Sarmiento of “Honu and Friends.” Finally, we’ll talk about the growing interest and need for cyber security education. We’ve invited Jake Ross and Mike Herr to fill us in.

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Episode 343: MoonRIDERS – Mar 25, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Jake Ross about the Cyber Hui meetup and the latest on CyberPatriot and Hacker Jeopardy. Then Ryan Salcedo is here to tell us about the newly formed Hawaii Drone Club. Finally, we’ll talk with students and teachers from Iolani and Kealakehe schools about their work on the MoonRIDERS mission to the moon. We’ve got a full lineup including Kimberly Petersen and Veronica Shei from Iolani and Justin Brown (teacher) and students, Amy Lowe, Courtney Nelson, and Caleb Bishop.

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Episode 342: Sultan Ventures, the New Face of Entrepreneurship – Mar 18, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Tim Dick from Startup Capital Ventures about an upcoming Entrepreneur Foundation event, Pupus and Pitches. Then Tiffany and Mark Quezada will tell us about their new app Hobnob. Finally, we’ll talk about the new face of entrepreneurship, accelerators, Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH. Joining us are Omar Sultan, Meli James and Bryan Butteling.

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Episode 341: TCC Online Conference – Mar 11, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, we’ll speak with Franklin Allaire about the upcoming Science Olympiad. Then we’ll have Ken Hensarling join us from Hawaiian Telcom to tell us about the annual HT University. Finally, we’ll learn about the 20th anniversary of Teaching, Colleges and Community, TCC 2015 an online conference about education technology from its organizers, Bert Kimura and Curtis Ho as well as PhD candidate Frank Jumawan.

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Episode 340: Broadband as Critical Infrastructure – Mar 4, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Gloria Brasuel about the first Tech-Savvy event. Then Frank De Rego from MEDB will join us to tell us about the Maui Energy Conference. Finally, we’ll learn about broadband access and how key stakeholders are considering it critical infrastructure. We’ll be taking to Sen. Kalani English, HPU President Geoffrey Bannister and Dr. Rich Berry from PaCom to get the details.

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