Episode 586: 2019 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge Winners – Nov 20, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Chelsea Harder, Thelma Alane, Doug Murdock

On today’s episode of Bytemarks Cafe, we welcome State CIO Doug Murdock, Chelsea Harder from Hawaii Green Growth and HACC organizer, Thelma Alane, to the HPR studios to share their experiences with the 2019 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge, talk about the winners of this year’s HACC and the future of the demoed prototypes.

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Episode 585: Internet Society Indigenous Connectivity Summit #2019ics – Nov 13, 2019

Photo (l:r) Bumpy Kanakele, Mariel Triggs, Matt Rantanen, Brandon Makaawaawa, Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss, Burt Lum

Today we are onsite in Hilo at Haleʻōlelo, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻe likōlani College of Hawaiian Language. First up, we are joined by Matt Rantanen from the Southern California Tribal Digital Village and Mariel Triggs from Muralnet, to talk about the Internet Society and the 2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit. Then, I am happy to have Dennis ‘Bumpy’ Kanahele from the Nation of Hawaii and Havasupai Tribe Councilwoman Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss on the program to talk about community networks and self determination.

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Episode 584: Get Zero Wasted + ʻĀina Informatics – Nov 6, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ren Neill, Yvonne Chan, Eric Tong

First up, we have Ren Neill here to tell us about the recent Climathon and team Get Zero Wasted who won top honors. Then, we are joined by Yvonne Chan and Eric Tong from ʻIolani School to tell us about a data driven citizen science project called ʻĀina Informatics that studies genomics and biodiversity.

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Episode 583: McD Education Workshop + Waysine – Oct 30, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Roger Morton, Tarik Sultan, Karl Chang

First up, we have Tarik Sultan from XLR8HI here to tell us about the upcoming 2019 McDonalds Education Workshop. Then, we are joined by Karl Chang from Waysine and Roger Morton from the City’s Oahu Transit Services to tell us about creating digital signage at Honolulu bus stops.

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Episode 582: Climathon + Education Bridge – Oct 23, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Keala Peters, Nicole Chatterson, Steve Petranik

First off, I want to let you know this Friday, October 25th, HVCA will have its next Breakfast Panel called Hawaii’s Investments in Venture Capital. The panel consists of fund managers from the HiTIP II Fund, Hawaii Employees Retirement System’s venture capital focused fund, who will discuss what new technologies they are investing in and why.

Then we have Nicole Chatterson from Zero Waste Oahu here to tell us about the upcoming climate change hackathon called Climathon.

Finally Steve Petranik from Hawaii Business and Keala Peters from the Chamber of Commerce join us to tell us about several projects to connect education to business including the ClimbHI Bridge. Please email info@climbhi.org for more info.

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Episode 581: NCSAM + Hydrogen Cars – Oct 16, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Debra Kula Mark Nakashima, Thor Toma, Brian Hoole

First up, Dr. Rick Spinrad, President of the Marine Technology Society, will be in Honolulu this Thursday and Friday 10/17 &10/18. MTS is an international, not-for-profit, community of ocean engineers, technologists, policymakers and educators. The former Chief Scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, will be speaking at a dinner meeting at Rainbow Marina on Thursday at 5:30 pm. On Friday, he’ll be discussing the state of marine technology and the blue economy at a noon seminar sponsored by the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology and MTS in room 723 POST building at UH Manoa. Details can be found on the MTS Hawaii Facebook page.

Then we have Brian Hoole from ISC2 Hawaii and Debra Kula from Sacred Hearts here to tell us about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Finally, we are joined by Thor Toma from Servco and Rep Mark Nakashima to talk about hydrogen and hydrogen cars.

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Episode 580: Future Focus + #HACC2019 – Oct 9, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Sandra Fujiyama, Thelma Alane, Donna Scannell

First up I want to let you know about this quick news item, coming up tomorrow, Oct 10th, is an IfA talk about the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration which recently obtained the first image of a black hole. Dr. Geoffrey Bower will describe the science and technology behind this discovery, including what it tells us about Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The black hole has been given the Hawaiian name Pōwehi in recognition of the pioneering role of Maunakea telescopes – the Submillimeter Array and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope.

Then we have Sandra Fujiyama from the Office of Innovation and Commercialization and Meli James from Mana Up here to tell us about the Future Focus Conference. Last but not least, we are joined by Thelma Alane, and Donna Scannell from Kaiser Permanente to talk about the upcoming Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.

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Episode 579: Mauka Marketplace + Mana Studios – Oct 2, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kalani Bright, Kiana Bright and Matt Lynch

During this special fall fund drive edition, we feature, live in the studio, Matt Lynch from Mauka Marketplace and Kalani Bright from Mana Studios, recent winners at the Purple Prize Kilo Hoku, and they’re here to tell us about their startups, the Purple Prize process and advancing indigenous knowledge.

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Episode 578: Coral Monitoring Citizen Science – Sept 25, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Paulo Maurin, Ku’ulei Rogers, Alie Shea

During this special Fall Fund Drive edition, we have Dr. Kuʻulei Rogers Assistant Researcher from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Paulo Maurin from the NOAA Coral Program and Alie Shea from the Division of Aquatic Resources here to tell us about new technologies to detect coral bleaching. Here are a few sites for more information on citizen science projects to help monitor the reefs: Koʻa Card, Hawaiicoral.org, Eyes of the Reef and PacIOOS Coral Cover.

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Episode 577: Purple Prize + Humane A.I. – Sept 18, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Peter Hershock

First up, we have Alec Wagner from Purple Prize to talk about Kilo Hoku happening on Saturday, Sept 21, 2019. Then we have Peter Hershock from the East West Center to talk about ethics and humanity in artificial intelligence.

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