First up, we have Allicyn Tasaka, Executive Director from Workforce Development here to tell us about a series of Digital Readiness Classes happening across the State.
Then I’m happy to welcome Hawaii Pacific University President, John Gotanda, eSports Manager, Jordan Oliver and Chief Information Officer Cody Downs. TheyÊ»re here to talk about eSports at HPU and how Hawaii is uniquely positioned for esports competitions.
First up, on Saturday, February 29, 2020, HÄlau Ê»Äªnana in KapaÊ»akea-MÅÊ»iliÊ»ili will transform into an Ê»ÅŒlelo Jam. They’ve invite Hawaiian speakers to come and co-create digital content in Ê»ÅŒlelo HawaiÊ»i for community which includes teachers, students, kupuna as well as new learners. No tech experience is needed; just the (desire) to Ê»Ålelo or speak Hawaii and create a better world for us ma ka Ê»ÅŒlelo HawaiÊ»i!
We’ll kick off the show with a couple of news guests. McKay Davis is here to tell us about the monthly Code for Hawaii meetup. Then Steven Hanneman is here from HPU to tell us about the #HPUBiz4Good campaign. Finally, after the break, we’ll spend the rest of the hour talking about VEX Robotics with Pearl City High School math teacher Hai Nguyen and team representatives: Christine Uehara (Senior) and Sean Santiago (Sophomore) and from Waianae High School, biology teacher Sarah Kern and team members Russell Kiyono (Senior), Kalani Fernandez (Senior) and Haven Bashaw (Junior).
Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, McKay Davis, Haven Bashaw, Kalani Fernandez, Russell Kiyono, Christine Uehara, Sean Santiago, Steve Hannemann, Ryan Ozawa