Episode 421: #StartupParadise Hawaii & Beyond – Sept. 21, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Jeff Katts, Robbie Melton, Helen Cho, Tehani Diaz, Ryan Ozawa

First off, Tehani Diaz is here to tell us about the next Honolulu Tech4Good meetup and Giving Tuesday. Filmmaker Jeff Katts tells us about the upcoming ClaxtonFest 2016, finally Helen Cho is here to tell us about the Inaugural Launch of Honolulu Startup Grind. After the break, we talk to Robbie Melton, Meli James and Luke Tucker, leaders in the #startupParadise startup initiative, to discuss the challenges of startups growing their market in Hawaii and beyond.

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Episode 420: HI-SEAS Mission 4 – Sept 14, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Chris Lee, Leslie Dance, Tristan Bassingthwaighte, Ryan Ozawa

First off, virtual reality is the theme of the local tech calendar. Chris Lee is here to tell us about a Unity VR workshop coming up at the UH iLab. Then Leslie Dance from the Hawaii Tourism Authority joins us to tell us about technology features at the upcoming Hawaii Tourism Conference. Finally, after the break, we talk to Tristan Bassingthwaighte and Carmel Johnston, both crew members who spent a year in the HI-SEAS habitat on Mauna Loa, to explore long duration missions on Mars.

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Episode 419: Protecting Native Insects – Sept. 7, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Shem Lawlor, Will Haines, Fiona Langenberger, Jason Graham, Ryan Ozawa

First off, after some quick Apple talk from today’s keynote, we look ahead on the local tech calendar and the Hawaii Tourism Conference. Shem Lawlor from Blue Planet Foundation is here to tell us about the upcoming Electric Island Drive. Then Fiona Langenberger from PacIOOS joins us to give us an update on PacIOOS website and the IUCN World Congress. Finally, after the break, we’ll talk to Will Haines and Jason Graham, both researchers at DLNR developing programs to save native insect species, the Kamehameha butterfly and Yellow-faced bee.

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Episode 418: Citizen Science in Conservation – August 31, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kim Falinski, Jeff Kirschner, Rodney Boucher, Ryan Ozawa

First off, we look ahead on the local tech calendar. First up is Katarina Poljakova from Sultan Ventures to tell us about the upcoming XLR8UH info session. Then Rodney Boucher tells us about the 6th annual “Get Ready Ewa Beach” Emergency Preparedness Fair. Finally, after the break, we talk to Jeff Kirschner and Kim Falinski about the World Conservation Congress, conservation, clean water, citizen science, and a project called Litterati.

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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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