Episode 417: Artists in Residence – August 24, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Laurie Sumiye, Tanya Ortega, Carlie Weiner, Sara (the exchange student), Leila Kagawa, Chenoa Farnsworth, Ryan Ozawa

We look ahead on the local tech calendar. First up is this weekend’s Hawaii Annual Code Challenge, and Leila Kagawa is here to give us an update. Then our good friend Chenoa Farnsworth joins us from Blue Startups to tell us what they’re looking for in their next cohort of companies. Finally, after the break, we explore what it means to be an “artist in residence.” More science organizations have taken a novel approach to visualize and share their work with the public. Artists Laurie Sumiye and Rebecca Rutstein are here, along with Carlie Weiner from Schmidt Ocean Institute and Tanya Ortega from the National Parks Arts Foundation.

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Episode 416: Venomous Creatures – August 17, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mike King, Christie Wilcox, Jadie Goo

We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Rod Hinman joins us by phone from the Big Island to tell us about the Kona Science Cafe. Then Jadie Goo is here from HTA along with Mike King from Ikayzo to tell us about the new GoHawaii mobile app. Finally, we talk to Researcher and author Christie Wilcox who shared how venoms work as a defense mechanism and how these biochemical toxins are created. Her book Venomous is now available in bookstores.

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Episode 415: Exoplanet Update – August 10, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mike King, Nader Haghighipour, Evan Sinukoff, Ryan Ozawa

First off, we’ look ahead on the local tech calendar. Dan Tousignant is on the line to tell us about the upcoming Agile 101 class. They Mike King from Design Hui joins us to tell us about the screening of Design Disruptors. Finally, after the break, we get an update on all the recent exoplanet discoveries. Joining us are Nader Haghighipour and Evan Sinukoff, both astronomers at the Institute for Astronomy.

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Episode 414: Project Imua, Year 2 – August 3, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rich Pyle, Joe Ciotti, Onkar Nerukar, Cale Mechlar, Beverly da Silva, Ryan Ozawa, seated Mike Wilson

First off, we look ahead on the local tech calendar. Rich Pyle and Mike Wilson are here from the Bishop Museum to tell us about a new exhibit, Journeys. Also, Beverly da Silva from the ESA law firm is here to tell us about their upcoming tech conference, Envision Strategize Actualize. Finally, after the break, we find out about the latest launch of “Project Imua” from NASA’s Flight Facility in Virginia. Joining us are Joe Ciotti, Directer of the Center for Aerospace Education at Windward Community College, and students Cale Mechler from WCC and Onkar Nerukar from Honolulu Community College.

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Episode 413: Emergency Preparedness Gadgets – July 27, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Matsuki, John Cummings, Wes Koga, Ryan Ozawa, Meli James (missing)

After some national tech headlines, we cover the local tech calendar. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association returns to tell us about their August luncheon about the innovation economy. Also returning is Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corporation to give us a preview of the next WetWare Wednesday networking mixer — marking their 5th anniversary. Finally, after the break, we check in for this hurricane season and talk about new tech and gadgets to consider during a natural disaster. Joining us are John Cummings from the City’s Dept of Emergency Management and disaster preparedness instructor Wes Koga.

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Episode 412: Commercial Drone Use – July 20, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Matt Romaine, Lindsea Wilbur, Ted Ralston, Mike Elliot, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 411: IT Transformation – July 13, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Garret Yoshimi, Todd Nacapuy, Bernice Glenn, Cindy Matsuki, Ryan Ozawa

After a little, probably inevitable Pokemon GO! talk, we get into the local tech calendar. Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corp joins us to tell us about the upcoming TechHire Code Sprint. Then Bernice Bowers is here to fill us in on the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit & Expo. Finally, after the break, we check in on ambitious IT transformation projects. Todd Nacapuy, CIO with the State of Hawaii and Garret Yoshimi, CIO of the University of Hawaii, join us for an insightful conversation.

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Episode 410: Saving our Coral Reefs – July 6, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Bob Richmond, Tim Spurrier, Samantha Kimsey, Ruth Gates, Darrel Galera, Ryan Ozawa

We start the hour with a JAM PACKED tech calendar. Samantha Kimsey and Tim Spurrier join us to talk about the 10 year anniversary of Computational Thinking. Then Darrel Galera is here from the ESSA team to tell us about the upcoming Education Summit. This weekend also brings a Miyazaki Film Festival, AND the 9th annual Hawaii Geek Meet. Finally, after the break, we learn about the current struggles of our surrounding coral reefs. Joining us are Ruth Gates from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and Bob Richmond from the Kewalo Marine Lab of the University of Hawaii.

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Episode 409: Blue Startups Cohort 7 – June 29, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Daniel Kaneshiro, Genesis Leong, Chelsea Gonzales, Meli James, Dillon Morgan, Ryan Ozawa

We kick things off hearing about a couple of great upcoming events. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association returns to tell us about their June luncheon on “Hip Island Living.” Then Genesis Leong is here to tell us about the upcoming TEDxHonolulu event. [Use Promo Code: BytemarksCafe]

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.

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Episode 408: Band Startup – June 22, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ross Mukai, Jon Yamasato, Chaz Umamoto, Zac Farnsworth, Chenoa Farnsworth, Ryan Ozawa

We start the hour diving into the local tech calendar. Ross Mukai from Oahu Makerspace is here to tell us about the 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire coming up on Saturday. Then Chenoa Farnsworth joins us from Blue Startups to tell us about the upcoming Startup Paradise Showcase. Finally, after the break, we’ll learn about life as a modern musician. Joining us are Chaz Umamoto from Streetlight Cadence and Jon Yamasato from HiSessions.

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