Episode 618: ʻĀina Aloha Futures & Oceanit COVID-19 Testing – July 1, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Naʻalehu Anthony, Pat Sullivan

First up we have Naʻalehu Anthony, here to tell us about ʻĀina Aloha Economic Futures and the upcoming online plenary session on July 8th. Then we’re joined by Pat Sullivan, CEO and Founder of Oceanit to talk about COVID-19 testing and a novel approach to scaling the testing process.

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Episode 613: COVID-19 Testing + Aloha A.I. People Counter – May 27, 2020

Photo (l:r) Rosie Alegado, Sarah Nanbu, Trung Lam, Ian Kitajima

First up we have Rosie Alegado from the Univ of Hawaii, Dept of Oceanography, here to tell us about the partnership between Univ. of Hawaii’s Tropical Medicine Clinical Lab and the City and County of Honolulu for COVID-19 testing.

Then we’re joined by Ian Kitajima from Oceanit, Sarah Nanbu from the Box Jelly and Trung Lam from La Tour to talk about using Aloha A.I. to count people and gauge economic recovery. Follow the progress of the A.I. sensor from this dashboard.

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Episode 609: XLR8HI preX and Safe2 App – April 29, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Mitra Ardron, Eric Jones

First off, don’t forget, applications to the Blue Startups Cohort #12 accelerator program closes tomorrow, Thursday, April 30th. The new start date for the program is to be determined. Stay tuned for more updates and in the meantime, check out what it means to be part of the Blue Startups accelerator program by going to Blue Startups.com.

Then, Omar Sultan from XLR8HI and Sultan Ventures joins us to tell us about the preX program. Deadline to apply is May 8, 2020.

Then we welcome Mitra Ardron and Eric Jones to the show. Mitra is a serial social entrepreneur & innovator, working in the fields of technology for good, most recently at the Internet Archives. Meanwhile, Eric Jones is a seasoned disaster planner, exercise conductor, crisis manager and recently with the American Red Cross. We talk about contact tracing, Apple/Google API and the Safe2 app.

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Episode 605: COVID-19 Tracking and DOE Distance Learning – April 1, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Karl Kim, Leanna Agcaoili, Norman Sales

First up, the Hawaii Island Business Plan Competition (HIplan) for UH Hilo & Hawaii Community College Students is now a virtual event. It’s the Virtual Kilauea Eruption Recovery App Hackathon that will take place on April 4-5 on the BizzyB.com platform. Teams could Win up to $5000 in cash prizes. Student admission to the Hackathon is free, with signups available on a first-come fist serve basis. For information, visit https:// bizzyb.com/hiplan-hackathon-2020/.

Then we have Karl Kim from the NDPTC join us to talk about the COVID-19 tracking project.

Finally, we’re joined by Norman Sales of Farrington High School and Leanna Agcaoili of Fern Elementary School to talk about distance learning in the age of remote work and shelter in place. We also get to talk about the 808Unconference.

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Episode 604: COVID-19 Resources & Working Remotely – March 25, 2020

Photo (l:) Burt Lum, Dana Arakawa, Derek Gabriel

First off, there are changes here at Hawaii Public Radio to maintain some personal separation. Most of the time our guests are live in the studio but during this period of social distancing and being respectful of each others well being, our guests are now remote and calling in. Hopefully you won’t notice much of a difference but I will miss the lively energy only gotten through face to face interaction.

Next up I’d like to tell you about a community resource for COVID-19 information. Suchandra Thapa, Ben Trevino and a number of volunteers including Code for Hawaii are helping coordinate a local effort to crowdsource a Hawaii-specific Coronavirus resource for Hawaii residents; similar to what NYC/LA have done.

Finally, I welcome Dr. Dana Arakawa and Derek Gabriel to the show. Dana runs a consultancy that helps teams build systemic and lasting organizational resilience. Derek is co-founder of Ignite Solutions Group, dedicated to empowering businesses through technology. Check out Dana’s article in Civil Beat.

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