Episode 435: Asian Tech Connection – Dec 28, 2016

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Casey Lau, Rich Pyle, Bree Duros, Blake Benso, Rob Haak, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show with a couple of announcements. Bree Duros from TEK System starts things off with the next TEK Talk Story Pau Hana. Then Rich Pyle from the Bishop Museum will tell us about the new specie of coral fish named after President Obama, Tosanoides obama. Then, after the break, we talk about the upcoming East Meets West conference and what it takes to break into the Asian marketplace. Joining us are Casey Lau from Blue Startups and Rob Haak from Insight interAsia.

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Episode 434: 2016 Gadget Show – Dec 21, 2016

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Eric Nakagawa, Brian Dote, Ricky Li, David Oyadomari, Anna Leonid, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off the show with a couple of upcoming events. Anna Leonid starts things off with a new “Creative Coding 4 Kids” holiday camp in Hawaii. Then Sandy Park from HTDC tells us about the upcoming Holiday Tech Job Fair. We then switch gears to talk with David Oyadomari from Bank of Hawaii to tell us about their “Cardless Cash” mobile banking app. Then, after the break, we dive into our geeky gift bag with a couple of fellow gadget lovers, Ricky Li, Brian Dote and secret guest Eric Nakagawa. We’ll talk about our favorite tech gifts for last-minute holiday shoppers.

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Episode 433: Maui Groundwater Study – Dec 14, 2016

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Joe Karlsson, Paige Donnelly, Henrietta Dulai, Craig Glenn, Celia Smith, Ryan Ozawa

To kick off today’s show, we jump into the tech calendar. Paige Donnelly from the Shangri La Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures joins us to tell us about the TAP (Technology Art Politics) Wikipedia-edit-a-thon. After that, Joe Karlsson from DevLeague tells us about an upcoming hackathon called Stupid… Stuff Nobody Needs. Then, after the break, we go back to the watershed well and dive deeper into how submarine groundwater affects marine life and coastal ecosystems. We talk with Craig Glenn, Henrietta Dulai, and Celia Smith from the University of Hawaii.

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Episode 432: PVS and Robonation – Dec 7, 2016

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Miki Tomita, Janelle Curtis, Cindy Matsuki, Ryan Ozawa

To kick off today’s show, we talk to Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association about an upcoming luncheon featuring Governor David Ige. After that, Cindy Matsuki joins us for an update on the Tech Hire initiative called TechHire.Careers. Then, after the break, we learn about a unique partnership between the AUVSI Foundation and the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Janelle Curtis and Miki Tomita are here to tell us all about Robonation and the RobotX Competition.

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