Episode 386: Tech Legislation 2016 – Jan 20, 2016

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We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Tony Bacigalupo joins us from Open Coworking and he’s here in Hawaii to facilitate a networking session at the Manoa Innovation Center. Then Meli James from the HVCA returns here to tell us about the next monthly luncheon. Finally, we’ll look ahead to the upcoming 2016 legislative session. What bills are in the works relating to science and technology? How are we doing in diversifying our economy? Joining us for this conversation is HTDC CEO, Robbie Melton and State Sen. Glenn Wakai.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Robbie Melton, Tony Bacigalupo, Sen Glenn Wakai, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 379: Planetary Update – Dec 2, 2015

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We’ll kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Samantha Kimsey will tell us about the opening of Computational Thinkers and Django Girls. Then Meli James is here to tell us what’s on tap for the next HVCA luncheon panel on medical marijuana. Finally, after the break, we’ll spend the rest of the hour talking with Pete Mouginis-Mark from the Hawaii Institute for Geophysics and Planetology with an update on recent planetary exploration including Pluto, Saturn, Mars Rover and Comet 67P.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Samantha Kimsey, Meli James, Pete Mouginis-Mark, Rozie Breslin, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 365: Strong A.I. – Aug 26, 2015

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First up, we’ll hear about two upcoming events. Meli James is on the line to tell us about tomorrow’s Hawaii Venture Capital Association lunch panel focused on the energy sector. Then Poni and Brandon Askew join us to preview the Makers and Tasters event coming up in Kakaako. Finally, for the rest of the hour, we’ll explore the state-of-the-art in “Artificial Intelligence.” Beyond Siri, Cortana, and Alexa, what will “Strong AI” do for us? We’ll do some deep thinking with Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Watumull from Oceanit on this topic.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Poni & Brandon Askew, Ryan Ozawa, missing: Meli James, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Watumull)

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Episode 360: International Astronomical Union – July 22, 2015

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In this hour, we’ll hear about upcoming events focused on the local startup scene. Meli James is here to tell us about tomorrow’s monthly luncheon with the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. Then Darcie Scharfenstein from Entrepreneurs Foundation will cover the Pupus & Pitches pau hana gathering. Also Dave Bruce calls in from Hawaii Island to update us on a GVS Transmedia event. Finally, we’ll get a preview of the International Astronomical Union’s General Assembly, the world’s largest gathering of astronomers that’s coming to Hawaii next month. Here in the studio we’ll have IfA Director Dr. Günther Hasinger and Dr. Roy Gal. Also joining us by phone from Padova, Italy, is Dr. Piero Benvenuti, Deputy General Secretary of the IAU.

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Episode 352: Reboot the Commute – May 27, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll talk with a couple of news guests. Meli James from HVCA joins us to tell us about the upcoming HVCA luncheon, State of Venture Capital in Hawaii. Then Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups let’s us know about the next Startup Paradise Demo Day. Finally, we’ll talk to Jonas Vibell from the Energy Excelerator and Nicole Hori, George Lee, Evelyn Pirnia and Josh Weldon, all the winners from the Reboot the Commute app challenge.

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Episode 334: Tech Policy 2015 – Jan 21, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Amy Fredeen, CFO of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council will tell us about Never Alone, an interactive game the tribal council developed based on a story from their tribe. This will be featured at upcoming event at Kakaako Agora. Finally, we’ll get a rundown from Robbie Melton from HTDC and Rep. Angus McKelvey on the tech policy bills being introduced in the 2015 legislative session.

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Episode 326: MOOCs – Nov 26, 2014

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Joining us today is Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association to tell us about the upcoming Growing Hawaii’s Innovation Economy panel. Then we’ve invited Michael Menchaca and Paul Ryan to tell us about Univ of Hawaii Manoa”s delivery of MOOCs or Massively Open Online Courses.

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Episode 321: Makerspace Update – Oct 22, 2014

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll hear about a couple of events upcoming up this week. Tim Bajarin from Creative Strategies is here to tell us what is happening at TONIGHT’S New Tech Meetup. And Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association to tell us about their October Luncheon Gubernatorial Forum. Finally, we’ll get an update on the Makerspace community with Noah Hafter and Trevor Alexander from Hi-Capacity and Ross Mukai from Oahu Makerspace.

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Episode 304: Open Source for Business – June 25, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Georja Skinner from DBEDT to tell us about HVCA’s panel called Getting to Know the “Creatives”. Then we have James Cave from the Offsetter to talk about the Top 8 project. Finally, we’ll talk to Matt Bickel from BITHawaii and Hoala Greevy from Pau Box about using open source applications in business.

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Episode 231: Box Jellyfish – Jan 16, 2013

First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Bill Spencer from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association to tell us about the Entrepreneur and Deal of the Year Celebration. Finally, we’ll see if we can find a way to make the most of our monthly visits from jellyfish with Dr. Angel Yanagihara, Assistant Research Professor at PBRC and JABSOM and Kelley Niide from the Waikiki Aquarium.

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