Episode 492: AI in Education – January 31, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brian Dote, Tarik Sultan, Ryan Ozawa

First up we have Tarik Sultan from Sultan Ventures to tell us about their upcoming Spring XLR8HI workshops. Then we’ll talk with Ted Dintersmith, creator of Most Likely to Succeed and Brian Dote from Mid Pacific Institute about School Retool and how schools need to keep up with fast changing technology.

Note: For discounts on XLR8HI Workshops use discount code: Bytemarks

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Episode 490: KeikiCo Business Plan Competition – Jan 17, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rich Wacker, Jacob Heberle, Kelli Chinen, Mark Hukill, Ryan Ozawa

First up we have Mark Hukill here to tell us about the upcoming Pacific Telecommunication Council Annual Conference. Then Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups joins us  to tell us about the upcoming East Meets West Conference. Then we learn about the KeikiCo Business Plan Competition from Kaiser High School students Kelli Chinen and Jacob Heberle and American Savings Bank President and CEO Rich Wacker.

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Episode 489: Mana Up Hawaii – Jan 10, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Tarek Shraibati, Chris Thalinger, Jan Hori, Mele Kalama-Kingma, Ryan Ozawa

First up we have Tarek Shraibati from the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation here to tell us about the upcoming VEX Robotics Competition. Also Chris Thalinger from Twitter is here to tell us about the LavaOne Conference. Then we talk with Mele Kalama-Kingma from Mamalani and Jan Hori from Hawaiian Pie Company, two companies from the first Mana Up cohort.

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Episode 488: Assistive Technologies – Jan 3, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sajja Koirala, Tom Conway, Ian Kitajima, Ryan Ozawa
Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sajja Koirala, Tom Conway, Ian Kitajima, Ryan Ozawa

Happy New Year! First up we have Ian Kitajima from Oceanit here to tell us about a series of special Altino coding classes for kids and adults. Then we talk with Tom Conway and Sajja Koirala from the Center for Disability Studies about assistive technologies and efforts to ensure web information and tools are accessible to everyone.

Additional Links:

  • Altino Class, Lunchtime briefing: Jan 11
  • Altino Class, Sensors: Jan 20
  • Altino Class, Workshop Saturdays: Feb 3
  • Section 508 Accessibility Program

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Episode 487: Hawaii’s Ag Industry & #AGathon – Dec 27, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brian Miyamoto, Megan Kono, Jodi Ito, Ryan Ozawa

First up, Jodi Ito from Univ of Hawaii’s ITS Dept is here to tell us about the upcoming GenCyber Campfire happening on Jan 3, 2018. Then we talk about the agriculture industry and upcoming agriculture hackathon called the AGathon, kicking off on Jan 6, 2018. Brian Miyamoto, Exec Director of the Hawaii Farm Bureau joins us for the interview.

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Episode 486: 2017 Gadget Roundup – Dec 20, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Robbie Melton, Ricky Li, Brian Dote, Ryan Ozawa

First up, Robbie Melton from HTDC is here to tell us about the upcoming Holiday Tech Fair. Then we do our annual gadget roundup with our favorite gadget geeks Ricky LiBrian Dote and Paul Lawler.

Ricky’s picks:

Brian’s picks:

Paul’s picks

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Episode 485: Hawaii Biotech – Dec 13, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Matt Motoki, Axel Lehrer, Elliot Parks, Ryan Ozawa

First up, Matt Motoki is here to tell us about a new local Machine Learning meetup group. Then we hear about the latest developments from Elliot Parks of Hawaii Biotech and Axel Lehrer from UH John A. Burns School of Medicine and their quest to find a vaccine for the Ebola virus.

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Episode 484: Computational Thinkers & Project Lead the Way – Dec 6, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Calli Mason, Eleanor Hampson, Samantha Kimsey

We’ll kick off the news segment with a reminder for CSforAll Night at Pearl City High School. Then Samantha Kimsey from Computational Thinkers tells us about the Winter Break Camp. Finally, we’ll talk with Eleanor Hampson, Director of School Engagement, Calli Mason, Director of Grants Management at Project Lead the Way. Also joining us on the line is Sarah Milianta, 7th Grade teacher from Ilima Intermediate School.

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Episode 483: Nalukai Academy – Nov 29, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, David Clarke, Nick Wong, Ryan Ozawa

First up, Abby Lunardini, SVP of Brand Marketing and Communications at Postmates is on the line to tell us about the launch of Postmates in Hawaii. Then we hear from Nalukai Executive Director, David Clarke and Kamehameha High School senior, Nick Wong about the entrepreneurial bootcamp for students called Nalukai Academy.

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Episode 482: Purple Prize Startup Winners – Nov 22, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Nohealani Hirahara, Sam Murphy, Matt Motoki, Meli James, Ryan Ozawa

First up, Meli James is here to tell us about what’s new with the next HVCA Luncheon about the future of the innovation economy in Hawaii. Then we hear from Purple Prize winners Sam Murphy from Innovative Iʻa Kilo Practices and Nohealani Hirahara from Native Stories about their projects to leverage technology to advance cultural awareness.

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