Episode 627: PPE Innovation Grant Program + Digital Currency Innovation Lab – Sept 2, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Wayne Layugan, Iris Ikeda, Liam Grist, Andrew Benson

First up the National Day of Civic Hacking is coming up on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Code for Hawaiʻi, Code for America, and the Brigade Network for the 2020 are teaming up to present NDoCH, which brings together civic leaders, public servants, designers, coders, and engaged citizens to partner with local government and community groups to tackle some of our toughest challenges.

Then we have Wayne Layugan, Sr Project Engineer at Innovate Hawaii at HTDC, and he’s here to tell us about a the PPE Innovation Grant program.

Next we are joined by Iris Ikeda from the Division of Financial Institutions in DCCA, Liam Grist from Cloud Nalu and Andrew Benson from River Financial to talk about cryptocurrency, innovation and the Digital Currency Innovation Lab.

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Episode 624: HTDC Women in Tech + The Enterprise Center – Aug 12, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ellen Ng, Deb Socia

First up, Ellen Ng from HTDC is here to tell us about the Workforce Recovery Initiative and the upcoming Women in Tech series: An Interview with Colleen Milbury.

Then we’re joined by Deb Socia, President and CEO of the Enterprise Center to talk about connecting Hamilton County Schools (Chattanooga, TN), 5G and innovation.

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Episode 608: UH Startup Accelerator & 3D Printing PPE – April 22, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Steve Auerbach, Tim Cottrell, Rodrigo Romo

Thanks to HTDC, on Tuesday, April 28th Eric Heenan, President of Alaka’i Executive Search, will hold a complimentary webinar on strategies to make your LinkedIn profile stand out and get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers. Please register by Monday, April 27 at 12pm. After registration closes, they will send a Zoom link to all registered participants.

Steve Auerbach, Director of the Office of Innovation and Commercialization at UH, joins us to tell us about a webinar on innovating new economic sectors in Hawaii.

Then we’re joined by Tim Cottrell, Head of School at Iolani School and Rodrigo Romo, Program Manager at Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems to talk about activating their makerspaces to help meet the demand for Personal Protective Equipment.

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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 590: Community Networks and Building a Digital Nation – Dec 18, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sandy Park, Brandon Makaawaawa, John Garcia, James Pakele

First up, we have Sandy Park from HTDC here to tell us about the upcoming Holiday Tech and Manufacturing Job Fair. Then we are joined by James Pakele from Puʻuhonua o Waiʻanae, Brandon Makaawaawa and John Garcia from the Nation of Hawaii and Puʻuhonua o Waimanalo, here to tell us about community networks, the Internet, self reliance and enabling a community to innovate.

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Episode 554: Island Innovation and Box Jelly + Entrepreneurs Sandbox – April 10, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meredith Mawhar, Takaho Iwasaki, Dan Pham, Rechung Fujihira

During this special pledge drive edition, we kick things off with Takaho Iwasaki the organizer for Island Innovation Demo Day happening on April 16th. Then after a short pledge break we talk to Dan Pham and Meredith Mawhar from the Box Jelly about their role with HTDC’s new Entreprenuers Sandbox. Also mark your calendars for the next Wetware Wednesday on April 24th at the Sandbox sponsored by Servco and Unisys.

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Episode 549: Entrepreneurs Sandbox, LCC ICS Career Fair and Transform Hawaii Gov – March 6, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Christine Sakuda, Daniel Cordial

First up, we cover the blessing of HTDC‘s Entrepreneurs Sandbox. Then Daniel Cordial from Leeward Community College joins us with an update on the Information & Computer Science Career Fair. Last but not least, Christine Sakuda from Transform Hawaii Government, joins us to talk about several bills including the IT Strategic Plan and the Chief Data Officer currently moving through the legislature.

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Episode 538: 2018 Gadget Roundup – Dec 19, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Matsuki, Ricky Li, Ian Kitajima

First, we hear from Cindy Matsuki from HTDC, about the upcoming Technology and Manufacturing Job Fair on Friday December 28th. Then, we hear from Ricky Li and Ian Kitajima, a couple of gadget geeks who will share what they spend all their money on this holiday season.

Ricky and his Osmo Pocket

List of Gadgets:

      1. DJI Osmo Pocket
      2. Amazon Echo
      3. Norton Core Router
      4. Deep Racer
      5. Amazon Fire TV Cube
      6. Travis Translator
      7. Tesla Model 3 (Ian’s gift to himself)

       

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Episode 495: The Future of MIC – Feb 21, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kathleen Cabral, Robbie Melton, Zeny Picone, Ryan Ozawa

First up we talk with Zeny Picone about a free Google workshop for small businesses happening tomorrow. Here are the links for more information about the workshop and the small business toolkit. Then we are joined by Kathleen Cabral from LCC to hear about their annual Geek Day. Finally we invited Robbie Melton, Exec Director of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation or HTDC, to talk about the future of the Manoa Innovation Center.

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Episode 486: 2017 Gadget Roundup – Dec 20, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Robbie Melton, Ricky Li, Brian Dote, Ryan Ozawa

First up, Robbie Melton from HTDC is here to tell us about the upcoming Holiday Tech Fair. Then we do our annual gadget roundup with our favorite gadget geeks Ricky LiBrian Dote and Paul Lawler.

Ricky’s picks:

Brian’s picks:

Paul’s picks

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