Episode 470: Project Imua 2017 – Aug 30, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Samantha Kemsey, Onkar Nerukar, William Smith, Cale Mechler, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we hear from Samantha Kemsey about the latest classes available from Computational Thinkers. Then we talk with William Smith, Onkar Nerurkar, and Cale Mechler about the launch earlier this month of Project Imua at the NASA Whallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Episode 469: State IT Modernization and #HACC17 – Aug 23, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Todd Nacapuy, Gov. David Ige, Ryan Ozawa

Today, we jump right into our main feature and talk about the State’s efforts to transform and modernize its Information Technology infrastructure. We invited Governor David Ige, the 8th governor to the State of Hawaii in his third year as well as Todd Nacapuy the State Chief Information Officer. We talk about the State’s IT Roadmap, key accomplishments and the upcoming Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.

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Episode 468: Aboriginal Storytelling & Game Design – Aug 16, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Tiffany Quezada, Ryan Gonzo Gonzales, Jocelyn Makiʻilei Ishihara, Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada and Ryan Ozawa

First up, we hear about an upcoming screening of a film titled “She Started It” from Tiffany Quezada of local startup Hobnob. Then we talk with Ryan Gonzo Gonzales, Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada and Jocelyn Makiʻilei Ishihara about the intersection of aboriginal storytelling and video game design.

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Episode 467: #HACC17 Department Challenges – Aug 9, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Shayne Matsuda, Rhowell Ruiz, Chelsea Harder, Lily Bui, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we talk to Lily Bui from MIT about her work in sensor technology and a project called iSeeChange. Then we talk with Rhowell Ruiz, Shayne Matsuda from the Office of Elections and Chelsea Harder from Hawaii Green Growth and the Aloha + Dashboard about department challenges for the upcoming Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.

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Episode 466: Nuclear Threat Disaster Preparedness – Aug 2, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rep. Matt Lopresti, Vern Miyagi, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we talk to Phil Tripp, Senior Business Development Manager for SXSW about rounding up Hawaii talent. He’s set up a Facebook page for the Hawaii meetups. Then we talk with Rep. Matt Lopresti and Vern Miyagi from HiEMA about disaster preparedness in the nuclear reality of North Korea and what plans are being developed.

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Episode 465: Aeronautical Engineering and Robotics (AERo) – July 26, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Tyler Hiranaka, Brian Glazer, Kamanu Hoo-Candia, Ephraim Bolutan, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we get an update from Brian Glazer about a National Science Foundation project to study the He’eia fishpond. Then we talk with Tyler Hiranaka, Ephraim Botulan and Kamanu Hoo-Candia to learn about a new STEM robotics program at Kalani High School called Aeronautical Engineering and Robotics.

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Episode 464: Using Drones @NTBG – July 19, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Dean Levitt, Kawika Winter, Merlin Edmonds, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we get an update from Dean Levitt on his latest startup, Teacup Analytics. Then we talk to Dr. Kawika Winter and Merlin Edmonds from the National Tropical Botanical Garden to learn how technology like drones can aid in the discovery of remote, rare native plant species.

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Episode 463: @ImpactHubHNL and Altino – July 12, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, George Yarbrough, Stacy Clayton, Ian Kitajima, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we have George Yarbrough here to tell us about the launch of Impact Hub Honolulu. Then Stacy Clayton from Kamehameha Schools and Ian Kitajima from Oceanit are here to tell us about a new coding system for non-coders called “Altino“. Workshops are ongoing and you can find more information here.

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Episode 462: Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death – July 5, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Jennifer Sabas, Rob Hauff, Jill Tokuda, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we get a preview of “What it Means to Be An American,” an event that will explore Hawaii’s sense of identity. Jennifer Sabas, Director of the Daniel K. Inouye Institute and Senator Jill Tokuda tell us all about it. Then we’ll talk to Rob Hauff from the state’s Department of Forestry and Wildlife about efforts to understand and battle the devastating plague call “Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.”

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Episode 461: BlueStartups, @Tripidee_app, #YourFrontDesk – June 28, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Yacine Merzouk, Aaron MacDaniel, Laine Kohama, Michelle Merzouk, Ryan Ozawa

We’ve got a full lineup today. First up, we hear Laine Kohama from GigaIsland to tell us about the upcoming ShakaCon. In our main segment, we talk to Aaron MacDaniel from Your Front Desk and Michelle & Yacine Merzouk from Tripidee, two companies in the latest Blue Startups cohort, about their startup experience. We also talk about the upcoming Blue Starups Demo Day on July 7th.

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