During this special pledge drive edition, we have Christine Sakuda, Executive Director at Transform Hawaii Government and Caroline Julian-Freitas Public Information Officer at Enterprise Technology Services, on the show to tell us about the 5th Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. The HACC kickoff is on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 and you can sign up here.
First up, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a location for its new educational telescope to replace the one that was housed in its Maunakea Summit observatory. The new telescope will be used by students for training in modern astronomical observing techniques, developing skills in scientific research, as well as for communicating science to the general public. There is a virtual open house and UH Hilo Educational Telescope at Hale Pohaku is seeking your comments.
Next we welcome Denise Yamaguchi CEO and Founder of the Hawai‘i Ag & Culinary Alliance (dba, Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival), Jason Higa, Chief Executive Officer at Zippy’s and Scott Murakami, Economic Development Coordinator from DBEDT, to talk about a remote work initiative called the Temporary Resident Concept.
First up we have Rodrigo Romo, from the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems to tell us about the Women in Space Exploration talks happening this week, through October 10th.
First up there is an event coming up on Oct 8th to celebrate and recognize Hydrogen Day. This event will feature virtual tours of hydrogen projects in Hawaii and a panel with leading hydrogen experts to discuss potential for hydrogen in the State.
Then we’re joined by Rich Wacker, CEO of American Savings Bank and Omar Sultan from XLR8HI to talk about the Aloha Connects Innovation program and how this program not only seeks to place unemployed workers into potential jobs but also helps grow the innovation sector.
First up we have Sanford Ching, Director of AFCEA, and he’s here to tell us about AFCEA’s STEM grants.
Then we have Alec Wagner, Director of Purple Prize and Kilo Hoku, Preston Tran, co-founder of Box Farm Labs and Joshua Parker recently won the Kipuka Innovation Challenge with Hawaiian Hydropower, talk about native culture and tech innovation. As an added note, Kilo Hoku is taking place this Saturday, Sept 26 and you are all welcome to join. Register for the event here.
First up, this Friday, Sept. 18, from 10-11 a.m., Elemental Excelerator will host a live conversation with David Schlosberg, Enel X Vice President of Energy Market Operations, to unpack project results and discuss smart charging’s role in grid modernization efforts, electric vehicle adoption in Hawaii, broader clean transportation initiatives for utilities, and COVID’s impact on EV charging behavior.
Finally, we are joined by Karina Hernandez who teaches at Konawaena High and Juan Espinal who teachers at Konawaena Elementary and we talk about distance learning, Maestros Vibe and engaging students online.
Then we’re joined by Ifrah Khan from Usit and David Summers from Lead Roommate, both are part of the Blue Startups co-hort 12. They’re here to talk about the new reality of going through the Blue Startups accelerator program in the Covid-19 era.
First up the National Day of Civic Hacking is coming up on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Code for Hawaiʻi, Code for America, and the Brigade Network for the 2020 are teaming up to present NDoCH, which brings together civic leaders, public servants, designers, coders, and engaged citizens to partner with local government and community groups to tackle some of our toughest challenges.
Then we have Wayne Layugan, Sr Project Engineer at Innovate Hawaii at HTDC, and he’s here to tell us about a the PPE Innovation Grant program.
Next we are joined by Iris Ikeda from the Division of Financial Institutions in DCCA, Liam Grist from Cloud Nalu and Andrew Benson from River Financial to talk about cryptocurrency, innovation and the Digital Currency Innovation Lab.
First up, the next installment of the Manoa Heritage Center’s Virtual Kahaukani Conversations features guest speaker is Dr. Sam ‘Ohu Gon III who will be discussing the similarities and differences between Hawaiian and Western knowledge systems, and the future of collaborative knowledge and sharing to benefit us all. It’s free and takes place on Thursday, August 27, time: 5:00 pm. It’s free, register here.