Episode 496: Art World Escape, HVCA Gala Awards & AT&T Hackathon – Feb 28, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Scott Robertson, Stephani Diep, Paige Donnelly, Meli James, Ryan Ozawa

First up we talk with Paige Donnelly about the launch of a new art-tech app called Art World Escape. Then Meli James returns to give us the very latest on tomorrow night’s HVCA Awards Gala. Finally we invited Scott Robertson and Stephani Diep from UH to tell us about the upcoming AT&T Hackathon happening on March 9-10.

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Episode 495: The Future of MIC – Feb 21, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kathleen Cabral, Robbie Melton, Zeny Picone, Ryan Ozawa

First up we talk with Zeny Picone about a free Google workshop for small businesses happening tomorrow. Here are the links for more information about the workshop and the small business toolkit. Then we are joined by Kathleen Cabral from LCC to hear about their annual Geek Day. Finally we invited Robbie Melton, Exec Director of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation or HTDC, to talk about the future of the Manoa Innovation Center.

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Episode 494: Pineapple Crate – Feb 14, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Lilette Sibedi, Luna Kekoa, Brandon Askew, Ryan Ozawa

First up we hear about new Interactive GIS maps from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. Luna Kekoa joins us from the Makai Watch Program and also tells us about upcoming workshops:

The first two workshops will be on O‘ahu on:

  • Saturday February 17th from 9 to 11 a.m. at Kamiloiki Elementary Cafeteria, 7788 Hawai‘i Kai Dr, Honolulu; and
  • Saturday February 24th from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Wai‘anae Intermediate Cafeteria, 85-626 Farrington Hwy, Wai‘anae

Then we get to know the Pineapple Crate, a brand new co-working space in Central O‘ahu. Brandon Askew and Lilette Subedi join us to tell us all about it.

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Episode 493: Breadfruit Agroforestry – Feb 7, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Heidi Bornhorst, Debbie Kula, Ryan Ozawa

First up we hear from Debbie Kula about the Girls Go Cyber Start program at Sacred Hearts. Then we’ll talk about the resurgence of breadfruit or ulu, as a natural food source and the upcoming statewide agroforestry workshop with Diane Ragone from the National Tropical Botanical Garden and local native plant expert, Heidi Bornhorst.

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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 491: Ag Hackathon Winners – Jan 24, 2018

We kick things off with Jesse Thompson, organizer of this weekend’s Global Game Jam. Then, after the break, we’ll hear from two of the winning teams from the AGathon, the state’s first agricultural hackathon.

Micah Chao was on the Farm Safe team. Micah is a 2017 graduate of Drexel University in Software Engineering, doing healthcare analytics now at Queens Health Systems. And Sumil Thapa was on the Harvest Vision team. Sumil came to the hackathon from the private sector, part of one of the larger teams from local R&D firm Oceanit.

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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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