Bytemarks Café

Wednesdays at 6:30pm on HPR-1

Bytemarks Cafe is a one-hour radio magazine that showcases the innovation and creativity in Hawaii's tech community. Hosted by Burt Lum, the program's purpose is to raise awareness of the tech economy and to engage the listener in the discussion. The show encourages two-way conversation through audience call-ins, emails and blog comments. Bytemarks Cafe will leverage the Internet and social media technologies to extend the conversation well beyond the 30-minute time slot with the intent of building and nurturing this vibrant and vital community in Hawaii.

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  We’ll get a recap on how the tech and startup ecosystem fared in this year’s Legislative session. We’ll talk to the Executive Director of HTDC and the Director of DBEDT to find out about the entrepreneur’s sandbox, accelerators, SBIR and broadband.

Bytemarks Café: Technology & Homelessness

May 18, 2016
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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn how two organizations are using technology to help address the challenges of homelessness. How can technology and innovation be effectively applied to social services? What solutions can make a difference?

Bytemarks Café: Pan-STARRS Update

May 11, 2016
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  We’ll get an update on a comet from our early solar system called Pan-STARRS. Named after the telescope that found it, Pan-STARRS comes from the Oort Cloud and could give us clues about Earth’s formation.

Bytemarks Café: Impact Hub Update

Apr 27, 2016
Impact Hub
Impact Hub

  An update on the Impact Hub and the work they are doing to spread entrepreneurship. We’ll find out how a new program is being implemented in all the community colleges to encourage the business minded to nurture their startups. 

Bytemarks Café: Pan-STARRS

Apr 20, 2016
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  We'll take a view into space through the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System or Pan-STARRS. We'll learn about one of its major goals, to discover and characterize Earth-approaching objects, both asteroids and comets, that might pose a danger to our planet.

Bytemarks Café: Pacific Aviation Museum

Mar 29, 2016
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John Tann / Flickr

  We’ll talk about the recent impact of the mosquito born virus, Dengue and Zika. We’ll also talk to two local bio-tech leaders about what research is being done here to help fight these debilitating diseases.

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Aaron Patterson / Flickr

  We’ve invited several of the companies recognized at the recent Hawaii Venture Capital Assoc Entrepreneurial awards. We’ll find out what sectors these entrepreneurs are pioneering and how they envision creating new opportunities.

Bytemarks Café: Computer Science for All

Mar 2, 2016
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  We’ll talk about an initiative from the White House called Computer Science for All.  In the CS for All announcements, President Obama recognized Hawaii. We’ll talk to two teachers in the Dept of Education who are making this a reality. 

Bytemarks Café: Saving the ‘Opihi

Feb 24, 2016
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Forest and Kim Starr / Flickr

  Have you noticed the dwindling supply of Opihi at recent luau? Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out about this disappearing delicacy. We’ll talk to the Nature Conservancy about a program called the Opihi Partnership and their efforts to save the opihi. 

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, join us as we take a voyage to the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. We'll talk to researchers on the NOAA vessel Okeanos and learn about their mission and what they expect to discover.

Bytemarks Café: VEX IQ Robotics Competition

Feb 9, 2016
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BuffaloLibrary / Flickr

  You’ve heard from high schoolers about the VEX Robotics Championship. Next time on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk with students in middle school. What is the “VEX IQ” robotics competition, and how does it prepares them for future academic success in STEM?

Bytemarks Café- Online Marketplaces

Feb 3, 2016
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  We’ll explore the world of the online marketplace. We’ll talk to two local entrepreneurs creating and maintaining this online exchange, one matching people with people, the other matching people with experiences.

Bytemarks Café: The Mind Of An Entrepreneur

Jan 27, 2016
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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll dive a little deeper into the mind of an entrepreneur. We'll explore the mental health of an entrepreneur and what drives them to risk it all when the odds for success are stacked against them. 

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   Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out what tech policy issues might take center stage at this year’s legislative session.  We’ll have Sen Glenn Wakai, Chair of the Economic Development, Environment and Technology committee along with Robbie Melton from HTDC to give their perspectives.

Bytemarks Café: Age Friendly Cities

Jan 6, 2016
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Campbelltown City Council / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out about an initiative backed by the World Health Organization called the Age Friendly Cities. We’ll find out what recommendations were made by the Community Advisory Committee and what steps the City will take to implement them.

Bytemarks Café: Tech for 2016

Dec 30, 2015
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t-mizo / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll bring 2015 to a close and set our sights to 2016.  We’ll look into our crystal ball and see what tech initiatives will take center stage and what new gadgets will pull at our pocket book. 

Bytemarks Café: VEX Robotics

Dec 16, 2015
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Steve Rainwater / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, the winners from the VEX robotics championships will share what goes on behind the scenes of their robotics program. We’ll also explore the diversity of learning experiences it provides, from engineering to public speaking. 

Bytemarks Café: Startup Weekend Winners

Dec 9, 2015
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www.pexels.com Via Creative Commons

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ve brought together the latest cohort of winners from Startup Weekend. We’ll talk to the teams from a crowdsource indoor climate app, an educational music video producer, and one of the youngest teams to win Startup Weekend.

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll discuss planetary research being done at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology. We’ll talk about New Horizons, Rosetta, Lunar and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the technologies developed here in Hawaii.

Bytemarks Café: New STEM Education Programs

Nov 25, 2015
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opensource.com / Flickr

We’ll learn about a new Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program that has a regional focus. We’ll find out what schools are interested and how being community based can serve the specific needs of that district.

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Heisenberg Media / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out what it takes to be an entrepreneur and why it’s the key element in the startup culture. We’ve invited two entrepreneurs in residence to learn the characteristics needed to succeed in this competitive environment.  

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about sensor technology and the concept of open hardware. We’ll talk to a team from the School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology (or SOEST) about building high quality, low cost data gathering. 5pm on HPR-2

Bytemarks Cafe: XLR8 UH Update

Nov 4, 2015
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  Today on Bytemarks Café: It’s been one year since we talked to organizers of the University of Hawaii’s Accelerator program XLR8 UH.  How has the program for UH faculty, staff and students evolved and what are the prospects for the latest cohort of companies? Find out- Today at 5pm on HPR-2. 

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Maria Strong / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about a citizen science project called Opihi: Our project in Hawaii’s Intertidal.  We’ll find out how secondary school students learn marine ecology conservation and are trained in field methodology and species identification. 5pm on HPR-2. 

Today on Bytemarks Cafe: Burt and Ryan host their Celebration 2015 pledge drive special with a look back on the Solar Impulse.  Plus Robbie Melton from HTCD and other guests. Tune in today at 5pm on HPR2.  To pledge for Bytemarks- Call (808) 941-3689 

Bytemarks Café: Tsunami Trackers

Oct 7, 2015
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 We'll about the last tsunami that resulted in an 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Chile. We’ll find out what information aided the decision makers in predicting the size and impact of the tsunami and how that gets communicated to the public.

Bytemarks Café: Drone Operator Certification

Sep 30, 2015
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Today on Bytemarks Café, with the growing interest in unmanned aerial vehicles, what are the options for operators to get certified? We’ll find out what it takes to get a commercial license for drone flight and who needs to get this certification.

Bytemarks Café: Training For Mars

Sep 23, 2015
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Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn about the latest cohort of scientists devoting a year of isolation in a simulated Mars habitat. We’ll find out what new challenges face this group and how NASA might take what they learn and apply it to an actual mission to Mars.

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We got an update on several of the key initiatives from the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. We’ll get the latest on Broadband, the Creative Media industry, Tech and a new educational program developed by Pixar rolling out to the DOE.

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