Episode 540: Purple Prize and East Meets West #EMW19 – Jan 2, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Chenoa Farnsworth

First, we hear from Alec Wagner about the upcoming Purple Prize deadline and the Connection Phase process. Then, we hear from Chenoa Farnsworth, Managing Partner at Blue Startups about the East Meets West Conference and Hawaii strategic importance connecting both sides of the Pacific.

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Episode 539: Trends in ICT – Dec 26, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ruby Menon, Jenifer Sunrise Winter

First, we hear from Ruby Menon and BJ Fogg, about the upcoming Behavior Design Lab office hours on January 11, 2019. Then, we hear from Jenifer Sunrise Winter about the evolving field of broadband communications and the upcoming Pacific Telecommunication Council Annual Conference.

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Episode 538: 2018 Gadget Roundup – Dec 19, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Matsuki, Ricky Li, Ian Kitajima

First, we hear from Cindy Matsuki from HTDC, about the upcoming Technology and Manufacturing Job Fair on Friday December 28th. Then, we hear from Ricky Li and Ian Kitajima, a couple of gadget geeks who will share what they spend all their money on this holiday season.

Ricky and his Osmo Pocket

List of Gadgets:

      1. DJI Osmo Pocket
      2. Amazon Echo
      3. Norton Core Router
      4. Deep Racer
      5. Amazon Fire TV Cube
      6. Travis Translator
      7. Tesla Model 3 (Ian’s gift to himself)

       

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Episode 537: @CodeforAmerica, SuMo Lab and Math Alive – Dec 12, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cara Chaudron, Hashim Mteuzi, Shauna Tonkins

First, we hear from Hashim Mteuzi from Code for America, about the CfA Fellowship program and the SUMO Lab. Then, we from Shauna Tonkins, Director of Education at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and Cara Chaudron, a math teacher at SEEQS, about math proficiency the Math Alive Exhibit.

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Episode 536: Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, CSforAll Night and RobotX Competition – Dec 5, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brennan Yamamoto, Shane Asselstine, Janelle Curtis

We’ve got a full schedule today. First, we talk about the ManaUp Hawaii cohort 3 application deadline. Then, we hear from Pete Lancia, Vice President of Marketing at Qualcomm phones in about the SnapDragon Tech Summit on Maui. Next up, Code.org evangelist Shane Asselstine is here to talk about the CSforAll Night at Pearl City High School.

Last but not least, we hear from Janelle Curtis from RoboNation and Brennan Yamamoto with the UH College of Engineering about the Maritime RobotX Competition.

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Episode 535: Sree on Social Media and Aloha ʻĀina Cities – Nov 28, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Niegel Rozet, Sree Sreenivasan

First, we hear from Sree Sreenivasan, digital media expert in residence at Shangri-La to talk about social impacts of social media both good and bad. Sreeʻs workshop: Social and Digital Media for Creatives is Thursday, Nov 29th. You can also join Sreeʻs Advanced Social Media Group on Facebook here.

Then, we hear from Kamu Enos and Niegel Rozel about Aloha ʻĀina and the concept of urban ʻāina and decolonizing cities. We also learn about an urban kalo loi right below Pearlridge Shopping Center.

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Episode 534: @XLR8UH and Blockchain for Agriculture – Nov 21, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Axel Hollanda

Happy Thanksgiving! First, we hear from Omar Sultan, partner at Sultan Ventures to talk about the next XLR8UH cohort 6 open application. The deadline for submitting your application is extended to Monday, November 26.

Then, Omar joins Axel Hollanda from Smart Yields to discuss the opportunity leverage blockchain in agriculture. We also talk about the upcoming IEEE Blockchain for Agriculture Forum. Sign up with these promo codes and get a great discount: FARM18 and YP2018.

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Episode 533: Hawaii Venture Capital and the Aquaculture Accelerator – Nov 14, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Donavan Kealoha, Greg Barbour

First, we talk about the next XLR8UH cohort 6 call for applications, then we hear from Donavan Kealoha from Startup Capital Ventures who’s here to tell us about the newly released “Venture Capital In Hawaii 2010 to 2018” report. Finally, we hear from Greg Barbour from the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii, to tell us about the new partnership and aquaculture accelerator RFI.

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Episode 532: Project Jupyter Hackathon and HECo Smart Sensors

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rodney Chong, Chalmer Lowe

First, we hear from Chalmer Lowe from Booz Allen and he’s here to tell us about the Project Jupyter Hackathon. Then, we hear from Rodney Chong, Director of Grid Modernization at Hawaiian Electric who’s here to tell us about smart sensors and the making of a smart city. We also talk about the transfer of the joint pole arrangement from Hawaiian Telcom to Hawaiian Electric to vastly improve pole attachment opportunities.

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Episode 531: Arbor Day Activities and Purple Prize 2019 – Oct 31, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Matt Gonser, Kelsey Amos, Alec Wagner

First, we hear from Matt Gonser from the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency and he’s here to tell us about the Arbor Day Tree giveaway and an online tool to track your progress. Then, we hear from Kelsey Amos and Alec Wagner from Purple Maia Foundation about the next Purple Prize 2019 and the evolution of the program. Applications for the Connection Phase are now open.

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