Episode 473: Computer Science Teachers Assoc. Hawaii – Sept 20, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Michael Harding, Bello Silitshena, Shane Asselstine, Ryan Ozawa

First up, a personal invite from us to a special event this Saturday, Demo Day for the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. Then, we check in with aXessPoint, a local startup with a new name and a bigger vision. Finally we hear about the Hawaii Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association, with Shane Asellstine and get the details about their chapter meetup on Sept 27th.

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Episode 472: CyberHawaii – Sept 13, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sam Sneed, Clyde Sonobe, Jennifer Sabas, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we share a couple of upcoming events. A national SBIR conference to help you find funding for your idea sponsored by HTDC, and a workshop called “Envision, Strategize, Actualize 2017: An Action Plan for Tech-Based Workforce Development.” Then we learn about a new organization called CyberHawaii talking with Jennifer Sabas and Clyde Sonobe.

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Episode 471: VR Junkies Hawaii – Sept 6, 2017

Photo (l:r) Ryan Ozawa, Opapo Fonoimoana, Burt Lum, Rodney Boucher

First up, we hear from Rodney Boucher from the Ewa Emergency Preparedness Committee about the “Get Ready Ewa Beach” Preparedness Fair happening this Saturday, Sept 9th. Then we explore virtual reality gaming with Opapo Fonoimoana and hear how he came to open VR Junkies at Ala Moana Center (also on Facebook).

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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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