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.
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.
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.
- Kanaeokana on Facebook
- Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling
- Initiative for Indigenous Futures Partnership
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.