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

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Matt Gonser, Matt Lynch, Nicholas Aldi, 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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