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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