Episode 570: HSTE + High Altitude Platform Service – July 31, 2019

Photo (l:) Burt Lum, Ted Ralston, Nathaniel Evslin

First up, we have Nathaniel Evslin and Shane Asselstine from the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education to provide us with some recent updates. Then, UAV expert, Ted Ralson from Applied Research Labs at UH and George Purdy on the phone to tell us about the High Altitude Platform Service getting prototyped on Lanai.

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Episode 569: Travel2Change and What Works Cities + Honolulu Data Governance – July 24, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mondy Jamshidi Kent, Megan Muramatsu, Marc Alexander

First up, join HVCA this Friday July 26th, for a breakfast panel discussion on the “Future of High: Cannabis 2.0 in Hawaii“. You will learn what’s next for cannabis, CBD and hemp products in the state of Hawaii. The panel will discuss lessons learned, recent regulatory changes, upcoming trends and investment in this emerging industry. Then we have Mondy Jamshidi from Travel2Change us to give us an update on a new partnership.

For our main segment, we have Marc Alexander, Executive Director of the Office of Housing and Megan Muramatsu, Administrative Services Officer from the City and County of Honolulu talk about the What Works Cities project, the Honolulu Dashboard and the Data Governance Committee.

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Episode 568: Blue Startups Demo Day, IEEE DL Lectures and Agriculture Initiatives – July 17, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sharon Hurd, Chenoa Farnsworth, Steven Minakami

We’ve got a full load today, Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups joins us to give us the details on the Cohort 11 demo day. Then Steven Minakami from the IEEE tells us about the upcoming Distinguished Lecturer event on the topic of 5G. Right after our break, we have Sharon Hurd from the Department of Agriculture join us to talk about agriculture in Hawaii and the upcoming Western Area State Department of Agriculture conference.

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Episode 567: Hawaii Conservation Conference & the State’s IT Strategic Plan

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Doug Murdock, Christine Sakuda, Sam Gon III

First up, we talk about the Mark Leon VEX Robotics Invitational which will be held on July 15-18, 2019 at St. Louis School. The event is organized and hosted by the St. Louis Robotics program and designed as an official Robotics Education and Competition Foundation Signature event. It will directly qualify 3 teams to the VEX World Championships in April 2020. The event will feature 50 teams including those from Hawaii, China, Colombia, California, Texas, Minnesota, and Connecticut playing the new game challenges, VEX IQ Squared Away and the VEX EDR Tower Takeover.

Then Sam Gon III, Senior Scientist from the Nature Conservancy tells us about the upcoming Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference. We round out the show with Doug Murdock the State’s CIO and Christine Sakuda from Transform Hawaii Government who join us to tell us about the IT Strategic Plan.

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Episode 566: Office of Tech Transfer and Coralpalooza

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rafael Gacel-Sinclair, Christina Jayne

First up on the news calendar, the next Machine Learning Meetup features the Summer Study Session #1. Then, Rafael Gacel-Sinclair from Univ of Hawaii’s Office of Technology Transfer tells us about the upcoming entrepreneur workshops, featuring “Scratch Your Niche” Entrepreneurship & Start-Up Course Series at Honolulu Community College, “Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know”at Kapi’olani Community College, and “Introduction to Patents and Other IP Options”at the UH Manoa iLab. Email uhott@hawaii.edu or call 808-956-9024 for more information.

We round out the show with Christina Jayne, Coral Specialist at the Coral Restoration Nursery to tell us about the rare coral out planting and Coralpalooza.

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Episode 565: #CSforHI Coalition and Oahu Resilience Strategy

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Josh Stanbro, David Miyashiro

First up, David Miyashiro tells us about the upcoming CSforHI coalition meetup on July 1st at Sultan Ventures. Then, we have Josh Stanbro from the City’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency join us to tell us about the Oʻahu Resilience Strategy.

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Episode 564: Mini Maker Faire, Twitch Hawaii and Hurricane Season 2019 – June 19, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Coralie Matayoshi, Tom Travis, Mari Castagna, Ross Mukai

Ross Mukai from Oahu Makerspace tells us about the upcoming Mini Maker Faire 2019 happening this weekend. Then Mari Castagna tells us about a Twitch Hawaii Community Meetup. Then, we have Coralie Matayoshi from the Hawaii office of the American Red Cross and Tom Travis from Hawaii Emergency Management Agency join us to tell us about this year’s hurricane season and how to best prepare.

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Episode 563: Internet Society, Pacific New Media and Waikiki Yokocho

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, David Ulrich, Frank Clark

First up, the Internet Society – Hawaii Chapter is having its inaugural meetup on Thursday June 20th at Sultan Ventures at 5pm. The Internet Society is dedicated to keeping the Internet open and accessible to all. They will also be holding the Indigenous Connectivity Summit here in Nov. 2019. Then David Ulrich tells us about the Contemporary Photography in Hawaii exhibit call for entries. Finally, we feature Frank Clark from Waikiki Yokocho tell us about the web series which starts with the Emmy award winning video Ramen Yokocho.

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Episode 562: Startup Grind HNL and Drone Bootcamp

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meghdad Abbaszadegan, Ted Ralston

First up, the Mana Up Summer Showcase is tomorrow, Thursday, June 6 at T Galleria by DFS Hawai‘i in Waikīkī. The showcase will feature pitches from 10 trending local product companies, followed by a marketplace with 25+ vendors and a party. Next up Meghdad Abbaszadegan tells us about the revival of Startup Grind Honolulu. Then, we have Ted Ralson from UH’s Applied Research Lab here to talk about Unmanned Aerial Systems and the drone bootcamp.

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Episode 561: PyHawaii and Mana Up Summer Showcase

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Zak Noyle, Chalmer Lowe, Amber Thibaut, Meli James

First up, Chalmer Lowe tells us about the upcoming PyNight Python Programming Competition and Chalmer’s Last Lecture. Then, we have Meli James co-founder of Mana Up, Amber Thibaut from Coco Moon, and Zak Noyle from HAYN give us a preview of what is happening at the Mana Up Co-hort 3 Summer Showcase.

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