Episode 599: HVCA Entrepreneur Awards + Purple Maiʻa, Indigenous Innovation – Feb 19, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Meli James, Manu Mei-Singh

First up, I want to let you know about the Spring break Altino Coding training for teachers. There are two 3-day 3-credit introduction to coding workshop for teachers, during spring break starting March 16 for the Campbell Kapolei Complex and Maui Complex starting March 19th. There are only 30 seats per 3 day training. Teacher can take the class for 3 credits. They can sign up via the Dept of Education’s professional development PDE3 website – search for “Altino”. Mahalo to sponsors Kamehameha Schools, Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation, Toyota Hawaii, and the State of Hawaii legislature so teachers can attend for only $25 for a 3-day 3-credit class. Sign up here before it fills up.

Then, Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association joins us to tell us about the upcoming HVCA Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Finally, we’re joined by Alec Wagner from Purple Prize and Manu Mei-Singh from Purple Maiʻa, to talk about Ka Maka ʻInana, Purple Prize Application 2020 and Indigenous Innovation. Stay tuned to the Purple Maiʻa Instagram for updates on youth JavaScript Class and for the Purple Maiʻa Summer Programs: instagram.com/purple_maia/

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Episode 597: Unity Game Jam and MicroNan – Feb 5, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kaui Kauhi, Jonathan Weinberger, Bill Hozey

First up, Jonathan Weinberger from the Honolulu Game Development Meetup joins us to tell us about the Unity Game Jam and Hackathon happening this Sunday, Feb 9th. Then, we’re joined by Bill Hozey and Kaui Kauhi from MicroNan to talk about some novel technology that converts your smartphone into a sterilization tool.

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Episode 596: CTAHR Day, unVoxxed Hawaii & ServPac Data Center – Jan 29, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Suchandra Thapa, Jessie Radovich, Kat Windham, Richard Zheng

First up, Jessica Radovich from College of Tropical Ag and Human Resources joins us to tell us about an event called CTAHR Day. Then Suchandra Thapa, independent coder and organizer is here to tell us about the upcoming UnVoxxed Unconference. Last but not least, we are joined by Richard Zheng and Kat Windham from ServPac to tell us about their new data center and what makes the Internet work.

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Episode 595: Hawaii Kids Can + Social Impact Investing – Jan 22, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, David Miyashiro, Melanie Joseph, Ken Hiraki

First up, David Miyashiro from Hawaii Kids Can joins us to tell us about an event called the Hawaii Education Innovation Showcase. Then, we are joined by Ken Hiraki from the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation and Melanie Joseph from Farmers Insurance to tell us about innovation, the Education Innovation Teacher Challenge Grant, and social impact investing.

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Episode 594: Grow with Google, CSTA Hawaii Summit + EastMeetsWest – Jan 15, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Justin Delos Reyes, Katherine Williams, Chenoa Farnsworth

First up, Katherine Williams from Google joins us to tell us about an event happening tomorrow called Grow with Google. Then we have Justin Delos Reyes, Computer Science teacher from Campbell High School and President of the CSTA Hawaii Chapter here to tell us about the upcoming CSTA Hawaii Summit. Last but not least, we are joined by Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups to tell us about the next East Meets West conference.

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Episode 593: PTC 2020 + TRUE Initiative – Jan 8, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Nicole Fuertes, Len Higashi, Michelle Cheung

First up, we have Nicole Fuertes from the Pacific Telecommunications Council here to tell us about the upcoming 2020 PTC Conference: Vision 2020 and Beyond. Then, we are joined by Len Higashi from HTDC and Michelle Cheung, one of the TRUE Directors, to tell us about the Technology Readiness User Evaluation Initiative or TRUE Initiative.

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Episode 592: Innovation Economy 2020 – Jan 1, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Micah Kane, Rich Wacker

This is the second of our special 2-part year end edition, where we’ve invited two prominent executives in Hawaii: Rich Wacker, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Savings Bank and Micah Kane, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Community Foundation, to talk about Hawaii’s innovation economy and how Hawaii can thrive in the 21st Century. Today in part 2 we will look at goals and objectives for 2020.

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Episode 591: Innovation Economy 2019 – Dec 25, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Micah Kane, Rich Wacker

During Part 1 of this special 2-part edition of the show, we’ve invited two prominent executives in Hawaii: Rich Wacker, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Savings Bank and Micah Kane, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Community Foundation, to talk about Hawaii’s innovation economy, the CHANGE Framework and how Hawaii can compete in the 21st Century. In part 1 we will take a look at accomplishments and challenges in 2019.

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Episode 590: Community Networks and Building a Digital Nation – Dec 18, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sandy Park, Brandon Makaawaawa, John Garcia, James Pakele

First up, we have Sandy Park from HTDC here to tell us about the upcoming Holiday Tech and Manufacturing Job Fair. Then we are joined by James Pakele from Puʻuhonua o Waiʻanae, Brandon Makaawaawa and John Garcia from the Nation of Hawaii and Puʻuhonua o Waimanalo, here to tell us about community networks, the Internet, self reliance and enabling a community to innovate.

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