Episode 628: Altino Update + Blue Startups Cohort 12 – Sept 9, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ian Kitajima, Ifrah Khan, David Summers

First up we have Ian Kitajima, Tech Sherpa at Oceanit, and he’s here to tell us about a the next iteration of the Altino program. Sign up here for the virtual Altino car program developed by Oceanit.

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.

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Episode 599: HVCA Entrepreneur Awards + Purple Maiʻa, Indigenous Innovation – Feb 19, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Meli James, Manu Mei-Singh

First up, I want to let you know about the Spring break Altino Coding training for teachers. There are two 3-day 3-credit introduction to coding workshop for teachers, during spring break starting March 16 for the Campbell Kapolei Complex and Maui Complex starting March 19th. There are only 30 seats per 3 day training. Teacher can take the class for 3 credits. They can sign up via the Dept of Education’s professional development PDE3 website – search for “Altino”. Mahalo to sponsors Kamehameha Schools, Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation, Toyota Hawaii, and the State of Hawaii legislature so teachers can attend for only $25 for a 3-day 3-credit class. Sign up here before it fills up.

Then, Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association joins us to tell us about the upcoming HVCA Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Finally, we’re joined by Alec Wagner from Purple Prize and Manu Mei-Singh from Purple Maiʻa, to talk about Ka Maka ʻInana, Purple Prize Application 2020 and Indigenous Innovation. Stay tuned to the Purple Maiʻa Instagram for updates on youth JavaScript Class and for the Purple Maiʻa Summer Programs: instagram.com/purple_maia/

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Episode 551: Girls Go CyberStart and Altino Coding

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Dr. Se-Young Jung, Reynold Hioki, Terry Holck and Ian Kitajima

First up, Reynold Hioki, the State’s Cybersecurity Coordinator is here to tell us about the Girls Go CyberStart program. Then, we talk with Dr. Se-Young Jung founder of Altino, Terry Holck, Nanakuli-Waianae complex Technology Specialist and Ian Kitajima from Oceanit, about Altino, the programable car and how it is helping students learn to code. If you are interested in Altino training at your school, contact Ian Kitajima.

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Episode 488: Assistive Technologies – Jan 3, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sajja Koirala, Tom Conway, Ian Kitajima, Ryan Ozawa
Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sajja Koirala, Tom Conway, Ian Kitajima, Ryan Ozawa

Happy New Year! First up we have Ian Kitajima from Oceanit here to tell us about a series of special Altino coding classes for kids and adults. Then we talk with Tom Conway and Sajja Koirala from the Center for Disability Studies about assistive technologies and efforts to ensure web information and tools are accessible to everyone.

Additional Links:

  • Altino Class, Lunchtime briefing: Jan 11
  • Altino Class, Sensors: Jan 20
  • Altino Class, Workshop Saturdays: Feb 3
  • Section 508 Accessibility Program

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Episode 463: @ImpactHubHNL and Altino – July 12, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, George Yarbrough, Stacy Clayton, Ian Kitajima, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we have George Yarbrough here to tell us about the launch of Impact Hub Honolulu. Then Stacy Clayton from Kamehameha Schools and Ian Kitajima from Oceanit are here to tell us about a new coding system for non-coders called “Altino“. Workshops are ongoing and you can find more information here.

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