Episode 447: Purple Prize – March 22, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Adam Laimana, Kamu Enos, Donavan Kealoha, Traven Watase, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show learning about ‘Scholar’s App,’ a local tool to help students find financial aid with its founder Traven Watase. Then we talk to Donavan Kealoha, Kamu Enos from Purple Maia about the Purple Prize and Adam Laimana from team Waiwai and Halepili about building apps with Aloha ʻĀina.

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Episode 446: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency – March 15, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Jose Fajardo, Lipyeow Lim, James Wang, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show talking about the HPR mobile app… and we’re delighted to have Hawaii Public Radio general manager Jose Fajardo here in the studio to tell us all about it. Then we explore the world of cryptocurrency, the concept of the blockchain and a bill to create a blockchain working group moving through this legislative session. We talk with two experts, UH Associate Professor Lipyeow Lim and James Wang, CEO of Slickage.

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Episode 445: Med Tech Startups – March 8, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Luke Joseph, Kyle Chang, Ryan Ozawa

First we cover the Geek Beat and talk about the Nintendo Switch. Then we check the local tech calendar and talk about the upcoming InnovateUH: A Startup Paradise Event Showcasing UH Innovation, “TEK Talk Story” on Virtual Reality and Purple Prize 2017: KICK-OFF. Finally, we talk to Luke Joseph from iFirst Medical and Kyle Chang from Health Tech Apps about the accelerator experience and building products for the healthcare market.

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Episode 444: Aerospace Update – March 1, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ted Ralston, Ryan Ozawa

First off we check the local sci-tech calendar. Coming up on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, is the next AT&T Hackathon taking place at Sacred Hearts Academy. Then during Spring Break, March 20th through 24th, PCATT — the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training — will be hosting a “Gencyber Student Spring Camp” at Honolulu Community College. Finally we get an update on the Aerospace initiative in Hawaii from UAV expert Ted Ralston, Jim Crisafulli from the Office of Aerospace Development and Henk Rogers, Chairman of PISCES.

Additional Links:

  • HB1478 – Appropriations for Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • HB960 – Relating to Multinational Luna Architecture Alliance
  • HB574 – Relating to Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems

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Episode 443: HI-SEAS 2017 – Feb 22, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Tristan Bassingthwaighte, Kim Binsted, Ryan Ozawa

On the tech calendar, Open Data Day is coming up on Saturday, March 4th. Then on Wednesday, March 8th, it’s Startup Entrepreneur Day at the Capitol. During our main segment we get an update from Kim Binsted and Tristan Bassingthwaighte about the latest HI-SEAS (Hawaii-Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) mission. Find them also on Facebook.

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Episode 442: STEM at Chaminade – Feb 15, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Jolene Cogbill, Gail Grabowsky, Kahealani Uehara, Ryan Ozawa

First we check the local sci-tech calendar with the upcoming OTTED University of Hawaii Tech Showcase and the VEX IQ Robotics competitions. Then we dive into a conversation with Jolene Cogbill, Gail Grabowsky, and Kahealani Uehara from Chaminade University about STEM pathways from high school to college and the Hoʻoulu STEM Scholarship program.

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Episode 441: XLR8UH, Ag Sector – Feb 8, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mike Nahoʻopiʻi, Robert Saito, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show with an update on the Snap IPO and Amazon Echo Skills, then we talk about a couple of upcoming events. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association joins us to tell us about the upcoming HVCA Gala Awards. Then, Mike Nahoʻopiʻi Exec Director of the Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission tells us about the new mobile app for Kahoʻolawe. Then, after the break, we talk with Meli James about the XLR8UH program and with Sam Aruch and Robert Saito about their companies Natural Resources Data Solutions and Herbavore Tools, respectively.

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Episode 440: Supercomputing – Feb 1, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mike Fricano, Kevin Schneider, Philip Von Doetinchem, Ed Harrell, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show featuring a couple of upcoming events. Ed Harrell joins us to tell us about the upcoming week long HTDC workshop called How to Think Like an Entrepreneur. Then, Mike Fricano from Iolani School, tells us about the annual Ignite Innovation event. Then after the break, we talk with Sean Cleveland about supercomputing at UH and learn how Philip Von Doetinchem and Kevin Schneider use the high performance computer to further their research.

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Episode 439: 2017 Tech Policy – Jan 25, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rep. Mark Nakashima, Hadley Andersen, Brian Dote, Ryan Ozawa, Robbie Melton (missing)

We kick off today’s show featuring a couple of upcoming events. Hadley Andersen, science educator from the Bishop Museum, will join us to tell us about the upcoming “Fall in Love with Science” event. Then, Brian Dote, the CIO of Mid-Pacific Institute, will to tell us about the annual Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) Science Fair. Then, after the break, we gear up for the new legislative session with a discussion of local tech policy with Rep. Mark Nakashima and Robbie Melton from the High Tech Development Corp.

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Episode 438: RobotX Competition – Jan 18, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Matsuki, Brennan Yamamoto, Song Choi, Bob Lietzke

We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corp is here to tell us about the next Wetware Wednesday. Then Bob Lietzke joins us from Booz Allen to tell us about the 2nd Annual Ideas Festival. Finally, we talk about a recent robotics competition called Maritime RobotX. I’ve invited two key members of the UH robotics team that participated, Song Choi, Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering and PhD candidate, Brennan Yamamoto.

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