Episode 660: Spark & Inspire + Elemental Excelerator – April 21, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, David Miyashiro, Jill Baldemor, Tiffany Huynh

First up, I want to let you know that Hawaii’s largest family-friendly STEM event returns in an exciting, free, interactive and virtual format on Saturday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration (ODE) presented by Hawaiian Electric is produced by The Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council, and honors the legacy of Eagle Scout and Astronaut Ellison Onizuka. For more information and registration go to https://onizukaday.vfairs.com/

Next, we have David Miyashiro from Hawaii Kids Can and Jill Baldemor from Teach for America here to tell us about the upcoming on April 28 called Spark and Inspire event.

Then, we are joined by Tiffany Huynh, Director of External Affairs at Elemental Excelerator to talk about their 5-year plan and strategies to tackle the global climate crisis.

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Episode 660: Spark & Inspire + Elemental Excelerator – April 21, 2021

Episode 647: Digital Equity – Jan 20, 2021

Photo (l:r) Brad Bennett, Christina Higa, David Miyashiro

This week weʻll jump right into our conversation about Digital Equity. We welcome Christina Higa, co-Director of the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, Brad Bennett, network coordinator at Kuauli Digital Opportunities and David Miyashiro, Executive Director at Hawaii Kids Can and they’re here to talk about digital equity, the Broadband Hui and eliminating the digital divide.

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Episode 647: Digital Equity – Jan 20, 2021

Episode 636: TRUE Initiative + Transform Hawaii Government & Hawaii Kids Can – Nov 4, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Michelle Cheung, David Miyashiro, Christine Sakuda

First up, we have Michelle Cheung from the TRUE Initiative here to tell us about a Gartner webinar on Pragmatic Infrastructure and Cloud Strategy coming up on November 12.

Then, we are joined by Christine Sakuda from Transform Hawaii Government and David Miyashiro from Hawaii Kids Can to talk about civic engagement, tech, computer science in education and the evolving political landscape.

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Episode 612: ManaUp + Wifi on Wheels – May 20, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Sara “Mili” Milianta-Laffin, David Miyashiro

First up, on May 30-31, NASA, along with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to participate in a virtual hackathon. During a period of 48 hours, participants from around the world will create virtual teams and use Earth observation data to develop solutions to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more info go to: https://covid19.spaceappschallenge.org/

Then, we have Meli James from House of ManaUp, on to tell us about a three day workshop to build your digital marketing skills.

Finally, we’re joined by Sara “Mili” Milianta-Laffin from the Ilima Intermediate School and David Miyashiro from Hawaii Kids Can to talk about Wifi on Wheels.

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Episode 601: Founders Mixer, CS Day at the Capitol & Digital Currency Innovation Lab – March 4, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ellen Ng, David Miyashiro, Iris Ikeda (by phone)

First up, if you are interested in the startup world, Blue Startups is having a Founders Mixer on Thursday, March 5! You can meet the Blue Startups team, and take the opportunity to pitch your idea, startup, or skill while networking with Hawaii’s entrepreneurial community.

Then, David Miyashiro from Hawaii Kids Can joins us to tell us about the upcoming Computer Science Day at the Capitol.

Finally, Iris Ikeda from the Division of Financial Institutions – DCCA and Ellen Ng from HTDC to talk about the Digital Currency Innovation Lab and how you can test out your crypto currency idea in Hawaii.

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Episode 595: Hawaii Kids Can + Social Impact Investing – Jan 22, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, David Miyashiro, Melanie Joseph, Ken Hiraki

First up, David Miyashiro from Hawaii Kids Can joins us to tell us about an event called the Hawaii Education Innovation Showcase. Then, we are joined by Ken Hiraki from the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation and Melanie Joseph from Farmers Insurance to tell us about innovation, the Education Innovation Teacher Challenge Grant, and social impact investing.

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