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.
Blue Startups Cohort #12 application deadline has been Extended. They said, “In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we have decided to extend our application deadline for Cohort #12 until April 30. The new start date for the program is to be determined as well. Stay tuned for more updates! For more information you can go to BlueStartups.com
On today’s episode of Bytemarks Cafe, we welcome State CIO Doug Murdock, Chelsea Harder from Hawaii Green Growth and HACC organizer, Thelma Alane, to the HPR studios to share their experiences with the 2019 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge, talk about the winners of this year’s HACC and the future of the demoed prototypes.
First up I want to let you know about this quick news item, coming up tomorrow, Oct 10th, is an IfA talk about the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration which recently obtained the first image of a black hole. Dr. Geoffrey Bower will describe the science and technology behind this discovery, including what it tells us about Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The black hole has been given the Hawaiian name Pōwehi in recognition of the pioneering role of Maunakea telescopes – the Submillimeter Array and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope.
Then we have Sandra Fujiyama from the Office of Innovation and Commercialization and Meli James from Mana Up here to tell us about the Future Focus Conference. Last but not least, we are joined by Thelma Alane, and Donna Scannell from Kaiser Permanente to talk about the upcoming Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.
First up, we have Kate Poljakova Matayoshi from XLR8HI here to talk about an upcoming event called Bank on It. Then, we have Governor David Ige, State Chief Information Officer, Doug Murdock and HPU Computer Science Associate Professor Stewart Crawford here to talk about the upcoming 4th Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.
First up, a personal invite from us to a special event this Saturday, Demo Day for the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. Then, we check in with aXessPoint, a local startup with a new name and a bigger vision. Finally we hear about the Hawaii Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association, with Shane Asellstine and get the details about their chapter meetup on Sept 27th.
First up, we talk to Lily Bui from MIT about her work in sensor technology and a project called iSeeChange. Then we talk with Rhowell Ruiz, Shayne Matsuda from the Office of Elections and Chelsea Harder from Hawaii Green Growth and the Aloha + Dashboard about department challenges for the upcoming Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.
The word of the day is “Hackathon”. First off, Anees Merzi tells us about an upcoming DisruptArmy event. Then Napali Souza joins us from Purple Maia to tell us about the Purple Prize demo day. Finally, after the break, we hear from some of the winning teams from the recent Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. We’ll talk to Team Cobra, HATS and Local Mocos about what inspired them to participate, and what they built.
We look ahead on the local tech calendar. First up is this weekend’s Hawaii Annual Code Challenge, and Leila Kagawa is here to give us an update. Then our good friend Chenoa Farnsworth joins us from Blue Startups to tell us what they’re looking for in their next cohort of companies. Finally, after the break, we explore what it means to be an “artist in residence.” More science organizations have taken a novel approach to visualize and share their work with the public. Artists Laurie Sumiye and Rebecca Rutstein are here, along with Carlie Weiner from Schmidt Ocean Institute and Tanya Ortega from the National Parks Arts Foundation.