First, we hear from Alec Wagner about the upcoming Purple Prize Kickoff Day on February 2nd. Then, we hear from Nathan Trail from Consumer Technology Association and Diana Cooper from Precision Hawk and Droners.io, here to tell us about UAVs in Hawaii and Drone Day at the Capitol.Download MP3 | Subscribe in iTunes
First off we check the local sci-tech calendar. Coming up on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, is the next AT&T Hackathon taking place at Sacred Hearts Academy. Then during Spring Break, March 20th through 24th, PCATT — the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training — will be hosting a “Gencyber Student Spring Camp” at Honolulu Community College. Finally we get an update on the Aerospace initiative in Hawaii from UAV expert Ted Ralston, Jim Crisafulli from the Office of Aerospace Development and Henk Rogers, Chairman of PISCES.
- HB1478 – Appropriations for Unmanned Aerial Systems
- HB960 – Relating to Multinational Luna Architecture Alliance
- HB574 – Relating to Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems
On tonight’s special edition of Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll jump right into our conversation with a couple of news guests. Steve Sue joins us to tell us about an upcoming Marketing and Networking Workshop. Then Sandy Park is here to tell us about the Advanced Manufacturing Conference, organized by the High Tech Development Corporation. Finally, we’ll revisit the hot topic of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or ‘drones’, with Hawaii’s leading expert Ted Ralston and Mike Elliot of Drone Services Hawaii. What special applications are we seeing for drones in Hawaii? And can the technology be commercialized in the face of fast-shifting regulations?
Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ted Ralston, Sandy Park, Steve Sue, Mike Elliot, Ryan Ozawa
First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups will tell us about the next cohort and Marco Morawec will update us on the Firehose project. Finally, we’ll talk about unmanned aerial vehicles. We’ll get the latest updates on drone policy and new amateur uses, Ted Ralston and John Johnson are here to tell us all about it.
- Fred Olsen Bolt Wave Powered Lifesaver
- Major Microgrid Battery System Deployment at Bakken Hale in Hawaii
- One Breath Photo
- FAA – Unmanned Aircraft Systems
First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Zulma Aguiar to tell us about the upcoming Rails Bridge Event called Hear me RoR. Finally, we talk to UAV experts, Ted Ralston, Todd Stellanova and Jim Crisafulli, to talk about Hawaii drones and how unmanned aerial vehicles pay a role in Hawaii’s future.
- Pacific New Media – Journalism in the Digital Age
- Instant Eye Drone
- Politico – Drones coming to American Skies
- FAA Advisory Circular – Model Aircraft Operating Standards