Episode 431: Ala Wai Design Challenge – Nov 30, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Matt Gonser, Matt Lynch, Nicholas Lynch, Blaine Kashiwaeda, Ryan Ozawa

To kick off today’s show, we talk a little about Computer Science Education Week, which is coming up next week, and the worldwide ‘Hour of Code.’ Then, Blaine Kashiwaeda tells us about the upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition. After that, Nicholas Aldi, CEO of Mobi PCS, gives us an update on the local wireless carrier. Then after the break, we talk to Matt Lynch and Matt Gonser, both from UH, to talk about the “Make the Ala Wai Awesome” Student Design Challenge.

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Episode 430: Ag-tech – Nov 23, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Shane Asselstine, Brendan Brennan, Robbie Melton, Cindy Goldstein, Ryan Ozawa

To kick off today’s show, we hear about a couple of projects. Shane Asselstine is here to tell us about the upcoming international Hour of Code and then Brendan Brennan will tell us about a disruptive vision for education called the Moonshot Incubator. Then, after the break, we talk to Robbie Melton from HTDC and Cindy Goldstein from Ag Matters about the intersection of tech and agriculture.

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Episode 429: IT Apprenticeship – Nov 16, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Katy Hintzen, Carol Kanayama, Maya Walton, Cortney Chambers, Preshess Willets-Vaquilar, Ryan Ozawa

To kick off today’s special edition “Victory Drive” show, we hear about a citizen science program called Snap the Shore with Katy Hintzen and Maya Walton from the UH Sea Grant program. Then, after the pledge break, Preshess Willets-Vaquilar from Honolulu Community College’s PCATT program and Carol Kanayama with the Dept of Labor, Workforce Development Division are here to talk about the IT apprenticeship program and workforce development.

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Episode 428: eFantasy Football – Nov 9, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Jim Muller, David Uy, Luky (Sam) Guigui, Winston Kuit, Ryan Ozawa

To kick off today’s show, we hear about a couple of upcoming events. Rod Hinman provides us with an update on the Kona Science Cafe. Then we’re joined by Jim Muller from AFCEA Hawaii (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) to tell us about TechNet 2016. Then, after the break, we talk to David Uy from Virtual Fantasy League and Luky Guigui from Draft Fantasy Football, two companies in the latest Blue Startup Cohort 8, about online Fantasy Football and league gameplay.

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Episode 427: Purple Prize – Nov 2, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Darcie Scharfenstein, Kenneth Huang, Nicole Hori, Keola Rapozo, Ryan Ozawa

To kick off today’s show, we hear about a couple of upcoming events. Darcie Scharfenstein provides us with an update on the Entrepreneurs Foundation fundraiser (Discount code: EFHPartner). Then we have Kenneth Huang here to tell us about the next Startup Weekend in Honolulu. Then, after the break, we find out about an interesting project to bring together tech and Hawaiian culture called Purple Prize. To find out more we talk to Dale Nahoʻolewa from IoT for Wetlands, Nicole Hori from Garden Hui and juror/judge Keola Rapozo.

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Episode 426: Tourism Tech – October 26, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Damon Fairchild, Leanna Agcoili, Todd Robertson, Chalmer Lowe, Ryan Ozawa

To kick off today’s show, we first hear from President/GM of Hawaii Public Radio, Jose Fajardo about the activation of KAHU 91.3FM serving the greater East Hawaii Island area with HPR-2 programming. Then we learn about a couple of tech activities. Leanna Agcaoili from Fern Elementary is here to tell us about crowdfunding for her STEM programs. Then Chalmer Lowe from PyHawaii here to tell us about the upcoming Jupyter Day 2016. After the break, we’re joined by Damon Fairchild from Expedia Media Solutions and Todd Robertson from Hyperspective to talk about technology innovations for the tourism industry.

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Episode 423: Hawaii EPSCoR Ike Wai – Oct 5, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Stacey Aldrich, Gwen Jacobs, David Garmire, Mike King, Ryan Ozawa

To kick off today’s show, we hear about a few upcoming events. Mike King from Ikayzo is here to tell us about a new group called Full Stack. Then Art Kimura joins us by phone to tell us about the upcoming Pan Pacific VEX tournament. Finally, State Librarian Stacey Aldrich is here to tell us about the new Public Library website set to soft launch on Thursday Oct. 6, 2016. Then, after the break, we’re joined by Gwen Jacobs and David Garmire to talk about Hawaii EPSCoR, the recent National Science Foundation award to UH to study Hawaii’s freshwater aquifer.

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Episode 422: #HACC Teams – September 28, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Napali Souza, Lisa Zhou, Christine Rioca, Kim Vo, Anees Merzi, Ryan Ozawa

The word of the day is “Hackathon”. First off, Anees Merzi tells us about an upcoming DisruptArmy event. Then Napali Souza joins us from Purple Maia to tell us about the Purple Prize demo day. Finally, after the break, we hear from some of the winning teams from the recent Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. We’ll talk to Team Cobra, HATS and Local Mocos about what inspired them to participate, and what they built.

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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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