Episode 729: ʻIolani’s E-Hawk Glider Aircraft – Aug 17, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mariko Storey, Martin Emde

This week we’ll jump right into our conversation about E-Hawk. We welcome Martin Emde, ʻIolani School Sullivan Center Project Engineer and Mariko Storey, recent graduate, now a sophomore at Princeton University. Theyʻre both here to tell us about building the E-Hawk an electric powered glider aircraft.

The E-Hawk team: Martin Emde, Anna Heshiki, Mariko Storey-Matsutani, Noah Taniguchi, Dylan Dinio, Dylan Fujihara, Caleb French (missing)

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Episode 729: ʻIolani’s E-Hawk Glider Aircraft – Aug 17, 2022

Episode 728: HACC Teaser + XLR8HI preX – Aug 10, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Stewart Crawford, Omar Sultan, Akiko White, Dallas Stewart, Tanya Fernandez

First up, we have Stewart Crawford Computer Science professor at HPU and he’s here to give us an update on the 7th Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.

Then, we are joined by Omar Sultan from XLR8HI and he brought a few guest companies, Akiko White, Owner of Aloha Bites, Dallas Stewart, CEO & CFO of Better Jerky Co and Tanya Fernandez, Co-Founder of Vivia Cares, Inc. and theyʻre here to tell us about the preX program.

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Episode 728: HACC Teaser + XLR8HI preX – Aug 10, 2022

Episode 727: Startup-Hawaii + Blue Startups Cohort 14 – Aug 3, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Maria Leonardi, Chenoa Farnsworth, Stephanie Palacios, Karyn Nolan

First up, we have Maria Leonardi, co-founder of Startup Hawaii here to announce their launch event happening tomorrow Aug 4th.

Then, we are joined by Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups and she brought a couple a guest companies, Karyn Nolan of Mappy and Stephanie Palacios of Bonda and theyʻre here to tell us about startup life and Blue Startups cohort 14.

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Episode 727: Startup-Hawaii + Blue Startups Cohort 14 – Aug 3, 2022

Episode 726: Ethics Conversation Series + eSports at the Waipahu Public Library – July 27, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Will Weinstein, Kelly Ueoka, JJ Nanquil

First up, we have Will Weinstein, lecturer at the William S. Richardson School of Law, here to tell us about the Ethics Conversation Series.

Then, we are joined by Kelly Ueoka from Pacxa and JJ Nanquil, Esports Consultant & Coach for TRUE here to tell us about eSports at the Waipahu Public Library. Sign up here for more info on the Waipahu eSports Lab.

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Episode 726: Ethics Conversation Series + eSports at the Waipahu Public Library – July 27, 2022

Episode 725: Purple Maia Hackathon + EPSCoR Climate Resilience – July 20, 2022

Photo (l:r) Keoni DeFranco, Gwen Jacobs, Philip Johnson

First up, we have Keoni DeFranco, Entrepreneur In Residence at Purple Maiʻa here to tell us about an upcoming Hawaiians in Technology + Purple Maiʻa Hackathon 2022.

Then, we are joined by Gwen Jacobs, Co-Director of the Hawai‘i Data Science Institute and Director of Cyber Infrastructure and Phil Johnson Professor of Information and Computer Science to talk about a new EPSCoR project from the National Science Foundation to leverage data science to better prepare for climate resilience.

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Episode 725: Purple Maia Hackathon + EPSCoR Climate Resilience – July 20, 2022

Episode 724: The Cloud and AWS – July 13, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Leilani Farinas, Eddie Ontai, Christine Sakuda

This week we jump right into our conversation about the growing interest in Amazon Web Services and the cloud. We welcome Leilani Farinas from the TRUE Initiative, Christine Sakuda from Transform Hawaii Government and Eddie Ontai from DataHouse and we talk about Amazon Web Services, the Cloud Innovation Summit (happening on July 28, 2022) and migrating to the cloud.

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Episode 724: The Cloud and AWS – July 13, 2022

Episode 723: The Brewz – July 6, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Josh Stephens, Chaz Umamoto

On todayʻs show I welcome The Brewz, Chaz Umamoto (formerly of Streetlight Cadence), and songwriter, producer, Josh Stephens. They join me to talk about their new album Good Catch and the tech involved with recording during the Covid years.

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Episode 723: The Brewz – July 6, 2022

Episode 722: Sea Grant + Hacking for Defense – June 29, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Knapman, Jeff Decker, Gloria Choo, Jeff Hui

First up, we have Cindy Knapman to tell us about the latest happenings with the Sea Grant Program. We talk about their strategic plan update and a survey you can participate in. Deadline for the survey is June 30, 2022.

Then, we are joined by Jeff Decker, Program Director of Hacking for Defense (based at Stanford University), Gloria Choo who is part of the National Security Innovation Network and Jeff Hui who is the instructor of the Hacking for Defense ENGR401 course. Check out the Stanford Hacking for Defense Substack.

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Episode 722: Sea Grant + Hacking for Defense – June 29, 2022

Episode 721: XLR8HI preX & Connection in a Zero-Trust World – June 22, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Kayla Pearson, Susan Kreifels, Glenn van Zutphen, Derek Ferrar

Before we get started I want to let you know about a webinar about broadband and digital equity organized by the University of Hawaii. It is a chance to learn about the federal programs that are rolling out to the states. The webinar takes place tomorrow Thursday at 1:30pm on zoom. Go to https://www.hawaii.edu/broadband/events/ for more info.

Next, I welcome Omar Sultan who brought Kayla Pearson of Surf Soap Company, one of preXʻs cohort 4 companies, to talk about the upcoming XLR8HI preX program.

Then we are joined by Susan Kreifels manager of​ the East-West Center’s journalism exchange programs, Glenn van Zutphen who is a career international journalist and the founder of VanMedia Group, and Derek Ferrar news content and press outreach for the East-West Center. We talk about the current state of journalism and the upcoming conference: Connecting in a Zero-Trust World.

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Episode 721: XLR8HI preX & Connection in a Zero-Trust World – June 22, 2022

Episode 720: Hawaii’s Undersea Fiber Backbone – June 15, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cliff Miyake

This week weʻll jump right into our conversation about what enables the Internet in Hawaii. I welcome from Cliff Miyake, VP of Business Development from Ocean Networks, here to talk about a recent contract to design key strategic infrastructure for enabling Hawaii’s internet.

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Episode 720: Hawaii’s Undersea Fiber Backbone – June 15, 2022