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.

Ways to Connect

Today on Bytemarks Cafe:UAV's

Jan 7, 2015

  First we'll cover some local science and tech stories, then Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups will tell us about the next cohort and Marco Morawec will update us on the Firehose project. Finally, we'll talk about unmanned aerial vehicles. We'll get the latest updates on drone policy and new amateur uses, Ted Ralston and John Johnson are here to tell us all about it.

Bytemarks Cafe: Cyber security

Dec 17, 2014

  We talk about cyber security and how some of Hawaii’s leading businesses are protecting themselves. We’ll find out what steps need to be taken to keep our personal information secure and keep our networks resilient.

Bytemarks Cafe: Geek Gifts for 2014

Dec 10, 2014

We begin with the Hawaii Business Roundtable to tell us about the newly published Innovation Assets Report. Then, after the break, we kick off our annual gadget and holiday geek gift show. Paul Lawler and Melissa Chang will share their picks and answer your calls for help when it comes to getting something for that special geek in your life. 

  Today on Bytemarks Café: Monique Chyba from the UH Dept. of Mathematics to tell us about a public lecture series called Reach for the Stars. Then Keith Demello from the Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) will tell us about the upcoming Hawaii Government Digital Summit. Finally, we've invited Keone Kali and Paola Saibene also from OIMT to tell us about progress with the State's IT Transformation Plan. 

Bytemarks Cafe: Massively Open Online Courses

Nov 26, 2014

  Joining us today is Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association to tell us about the upcoming Growing Hawaii's Innovation Economy panel. Finally, we've invited Michael Menchaca and Paul Ryan to tell us about UHM's delivery of MOOCs or Massively Open Online Courses.  

  Joining us today is David Atcheson from Transition Oahu to tell us about a cool mapping project. Then we have Matt Sullivan tell us about Start Hawaii. Finally, we've invited Gerard Fryer and Peter Hirai to tell us about the new tsunami inundation maps and what they mean for disaster preparedness

Bytemarks Cafe: HMAUS and Hiki No

Nov 12, 2014

  Joining us today is Ross Rasmussen from HMAUS to tell us about their upcoming Fall Fest 2014. Finally, we've invited Shisa Kahaunaele and Liberty Peralta from PBS Hawaii to talk about Hiki No, now in it's 6th year. 

Steve Sue from Bizgym Foundation previews the upcoming BizPitch Camp. Bryan Butteling from Startup Weekend Honolulu readies the troops for the Global Startup Battle. Omar and Tarik Sultan from Sultan Ventures, Jacob Isaac-Lowry from FlyWire Cameras and Milton Garces from RedVox  will call from Hawaii Island with details about the XLR8UH accelerator program.

Bytemarks Cafe: Maker movement status update

Oct 22, 2014

  Next time on Bytemarks Cafe we’ll check in with the local makerspace community and find out what’s new. Both Oahu Makerspace and Hi-Capacity have moved into new digs and upgraded their programs. What’s the current state of Hawaii’s maker movement?

Bytemarks Cafe: Agripharmatech

Sep 24, 2014

What kind of nutritious health products can be made from common backyard plants? We’ll find out as Bytemarks Café goes on location at Windward Community College to speak with Professor Inge White and lab assistant Nyan Stillwell. We'll tour the garden and learn about the new Agripharmatech program.

  Joining us today is Rod Hinman from Hawaii Tech Pau Hana to tell us about their upcoming Meetup. Then we have Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corp to tell us about an upcoming SBIR workshop and Wetware Wednesday. Finally, we've invited Georja Skinner and Walter Dods III to tell us about the Creative Industries accelerator program.

  Joining us today is Helen Nakano to tell us about Be Ready Manoa. Then we have Liberty Peralta from PBS to tell us about the Hiki No Awards program. Finally, we'll find out from two clean energy experts, Jeff Mikulina and Rob Harris about HECO's recent PUC filing. 

Bytemarks Cafe: Tech in Education

Sep 3, 2014

  How does the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education help integrate tech into education? What's the impact on student learning? Next time on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about the non-profit HSTE.

  Joining us today is Don Kosak to tell us about the Hawaii Island Game Developer Meetup. Then we have Bryan Czibesz from State University of New York to tell us about an upcoming art exhibit.  Finally, we've invited two scientists from the Bishop Museum. Richard Pyle and Sonia Rowley will talk about coral research in the twilight zone. 

  Joining us today is Cindy Matsuki from HTDC and Noah Hafner from HiCap to tell us about the 3rd Anniversary of Wetware Wed. Then we have H. Doug Matsuoka from the Hawaii Guerilla Video Hui to tell us about an upcoming workshop on Livestreaming. Finally, with the onslaught of Hurricane Iselle, we'll find out from Jon Shear from Ready Zone HQ and Ian Kitajima from Oceanit about tech tools that assist in the disaster recovery process.

Bytemarks Cafe: iOS Programming and Ingress

Aug 13, 2014

  Joining us today is Shu Chen from the Organization for the Understanding of Dynamic Languages to tell us about an iOS programming series. Then we have Carmille Lim from Common Cause Hawaii to tell us about Civic Celerator apps built from Campaign Spending Data. Finally, we'll learn the finer details of an addictive game called Ingress, previously only on Android now available on iOS.  

  Joining us today is Jason Sewell from the Dev League to tell us about their upcoming class. Then we have Jason Lai from eSports Hawaii to tell us about Gamer Expo 2014. Finally, we'll talk about social entrepreneurship and creating an Impact Hub with Shanah Trevenna, Brandon Askew and Matt Johnson. 

  Joining us today is Bee Leng Chau from HiBeam to tell us about an upcoming talk. Then we have David Aquino from Blue Planet Foundation to tell us about Wefficiency. Finally, we'll talk about advances in prosthetics and orthotics with Dan Uyeunten and Kai Newton both experts in the field. 

  Joining us today is Shay Chan Hodges from Maui to tell us about her new book Lean On and Lead. Then we'll talk to Tony Mariz and Anoka Jung from Hawaii Tech Works to tell us about the upcoming Tech Tuesday event. Finally, we've invited researchers from the Scdmidt Ocean Institute to tell us about some of the work being done on the R/V Falkor at Station Aloha.

 

Joining us today is William Hozey to tell us about the International VEX Robotics Summer Games. Then we have Lihla Noori from the Hawaii Conservation Alliance to tell us about the Conservation Conference called “Navigating Change in the Pacific Islands”.  Finally, we'll find out how the Nature Conservancy leverages the crowd and technology to find invasive species.

Bytemarks Cafe: Bluetooth Low Energy

Jul 2, 2014

Joining us today is Dean Levitt from Mad Mimi to tell us what's new with contact management. Then we have Darrell Kim from Pacific New Media to tell us about his upcoming class on Wordpress. Finally, we'll talk to our friends from Cultur app and Happy Hour Pal about Bluetooth Low Energy and proximity services. 

Bytemarks Cafe: High tech agriculture

Jun 4, 2014

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we have Julius Paulo from UH Outreach College here to talk about Science in Action. Finally, we'll talk to Benny Ron and Kerry Kakazu about new tech in agriculture. 

Bytemarks Cafe: Home grown pharma companies

May 28, 2014

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today are Kyle Miller and Amanda Shigeoka from Iolani to tell us about new Yearbook tech. Finally, we'll talk to two home grown pharma companies, Cardax Pharmaceuticals and Pono Pharma.

Bytemarks Cafe: Hurricane Season

May 14, 2014

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us is Tyler Crowley from Founders Institute to tell us about the upcoming Founders Lecture. Also joining us is Chad Yoshinaga, head of field operations of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program to tell us about a program at the Waikiki Aquarium to help save the monk seal. Finally, we'll prep for hurricane season and find out how the State Civil Defense and the City's Dept of Emergency Management are preparing for a category 4 hurricane. 

Innovation in Education

Apr 16, 2014

First we took a look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then Jay Fidell from ThinkTech joined us to tell us about a panel discussion on New Tech in Hawaii Agriculture. Finally, we found out how 3 independent schools, Mid Pacific, Iolani and Punahou, are tackling innovation in education. 

Bytemarks Cafe: Maker Faire

Mar 26, 2014

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Mike King from Ikayzo to tell us about a class he's doing for Pacific New Media. Finally, we'll talk to organizers, Alan Solidum and Ross Mukai and go behind the scenes at the Honolulu Mini Maker Faire.

Bytemarks Cafe: New space in Kakaako

Mar 5, 2014

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Alan Solidum to tell us about the upcoming Mini Maker Faire. Finally, we'll talk about a new creative space in Kakaako that blends art, tech and design.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Robbie Melton from HTDC to tell us about the upcoming Entrepreneurs Day at the Capitol. Finally, we get a chance to talk to three new companies, NameHub, Karat and Green Apple, all launched at Startup Weekend Honolulu. 

Bytemarks Cafe: Digital Libraries

Feb 19, 2014

On this episode of Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn how two local libraries are developing new ways to lend titles digitally.As books evolve from hardcopy paper to electronic books, how can libraries redefine themselves as information hubs in the digital era?

Bytemarks Cafe: Voice of the Sea

Feb 12, 2014

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Matt Heim from Electric Pencil to tell us about the upcoming Pacific Bridge Conference for entrepreneurs. Finally, we talk to Kanesa Seraphin about some of her discoveries from exploring science and culture across the Pacific in her program Voice of the Sea.

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