First, we hear from Zubin Menon with IBM, about the IBM Cloud, sponsors of the next Wetware Wednesday. Then Emma Anders from the Hawaii Conservation Alliance joins us to tell us about the upcoming Hawaii Conservation Conference. Then we find out about ʻĀina Pono the Farm to School program with Lt. Governor Doug Chin, Mililani High School Vice Principal Andrea Moore, and Alyssa Yamada-Barretto, president of the Associated Students of Mililani High School.
We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corp is here to tell us about the next Wetware Wednesday. Then Bob Lietzke joins us from Booz Allen to tell us about the 2nd Annual Ideas Festival. Finally, we talk about a recent robotics competition called Maritime RobotX. I’ve invited two key members of the UH robotics team that participated, Song Choi, Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering and PhD candidate, Brennan Yamamoto.
After some national tech headlines, we cover the local tech calendar. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association returns to tell us about their August luncheon about the innovation economy. Also returning is Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corporation to give us a preview of the next WetWare Wednesday networking mixer — marking their 5th anniversary. Finally, after the break, we check in for this hurricane season and talk about new tech and gadgets to consider during a natural disaster. Joining us are John Cummings from the City’s Dept of Emergency Management and disaster preparedness instructor Wes Koga.
- BioLite Wood Burning Campstove
- NiteCore Tube Keychain Light
- Life Straw Personal Water Filter
- Eneloop Multi-Pack Battery Kit
- Electronic road flare
- Pack a cone
- Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
- Inflatable Solar Lantern
First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Cindy Matsuki from HTDC and Jon Shear from ReadyZoneHQ to tell us about CoFounders Lab and the upcoming Wetware Wednesday event. Finally, we talk with Michael Bell from the SOEST HERO project and Wen-Chau Lee from the National Center for Atmospheric Research to find out about the National Science Foundation’s storm chasing vehicle called Doppler on Wheels and what it’s doing and learning in Hawaii.