First off, there are changes here at Hawaii Public Radio to maintain some personal separation. Most of the time our guests are live in the studio but during this period of social distancing and being respectful of each others well being, our guests are now remote and calling in. Hopefully you won’t notice much of a difference but I will miss the lively energy only gotten through face to face interaction.
Next up I’d like to tell you about a community resource for COVID-19 information. Suchandra Thapa, Ben Trevino and a number of volunteers including Code for Hawaii are helping coordinate a local effort to crowdsource a Hawaii-specific Coronavirus resource for Hawaii residents; similar to what NYC/LA have done.
Finally, I welcome Dr. Dana Arakawa and Derek Gabriel to the show. Dana runs a consultancy that helps teams build systemic and lasting organizational resilience. Derek is co-founder of Ignite Solutions Group, dedicated to empowering businesses through technology. Check out Dana’s article in Civil Beat.
First up, the Maui Techies are having a meetup on March 17th at Maui Brewing Company in Kihei. It’s an evening filled with conversations about all things techie. Whether you are just beginning or already an expert in your field, or if technology is your hobby, you will find someone who shares your interests. Friends and newcomers are always welcome.
Finally, we’re joined by Eddie Ontai, President of Data House and Brennon Morioka Dean of the UH College of Engineering to talk about the TRUE Initiative and how students are part of an innovation mentorship program to help solve real world problems.
First up, if you are interested in the startup world, Blue Startups is having a Founders Mixer on Thursday, March 5! You can meet the Blue Startups team, and take the opportunity to pitch your idea, startup, or skill while networking with Hawaii’s entrepreneurial community.