Bytemarks Cafe

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Daniel Ramirez via CC

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll talk to a couple of our legislative leaders to learn how they use technology. Weʻll learn how they re-thought the legislative process and took public testimony online to make it easy to testify during this pandemic.

University of Hawaii
University of Hawaii

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll get the inside story on the University of Hawaii’s Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund. Weʻll learn this venture fund will give students hands-on opportunity to learn the venture capital process and startup finance.

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AbsolutVision via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll talk to some of the finalists of the annual Hawaii Venture Capital Association Entrepreneurs Awards. Weʻll learn how these companies have succeeded in taking their business to the next level in spite of the pandemic and slowing economy.

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll find out about a national program called CompuGirls and how it is getting started in Hawaii. Weʻll learn how the program gets high school girls interested in information technology, computer science and cyber security.

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Shudderstock

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll find out about unique collaboration between Department of Transportation, education and the private sector called Kilo. Weʻll learn how real world problems are solved with innovation, rapid prototyping, and the willingness to try something new.

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US Navy

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll find out about a Navy program called Tech Bridges. Weʻll learn how Tech Bridges aims to get local companies to help build technology solutions to support the dept of defense as well as the commercial sector.

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3mikey5000 via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, weʻll talk about digital equity and what it means to close the digital divide. Weʻll discuss how digital equity and literacy is foundational for Hawaii to thrive in the 21st century digital economy.

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, weʻll catch up with the creator and organizer of the Aloha Connects Innovation program. Weʻll find out how this program enabled unemployed workers to experience new job opportunities and help set a course for more resilient Hawaii.

 

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Photocitizen via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, since weʻre hearing a lot about the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Bill, weʻll delve into what it means for broadband. With broadband explicitly spelt out, we’ll learn what Congress is funding and how States are to apply for funding.

 

Aloha Safe
Aloha Safe

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out about the application that promises to streamline the contact tracing process. We’ll learn how the Aloha Safe application incorporates the Google/Apple api for automatic exposure notification.

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Tumisu via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, as students get accustomed to distance learning, how are teachers adapting to the new technologies. We’ll talk to teachers on Hawaii Island that have adopted online tools to deliver entertainment and music classes normally conducted in person.

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Photomix-Company via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, it’s that time once again to convene our annual roundtable to review some of the best tech available this holiday season. From iPhones to contact-less thermometers, we’ll share our picks and ask our experts to help fill out your Santa list.

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Educadormarcossv via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about the City and County’s website Oahu One and the thought behind COVID response. We’ll find out how the team at Oahu One addressed efficient surge testing and how this leads to economic recovery.

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Pexels via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk about an accelerator located at NELHA focussed on startups developing aquaculture businesses. We’ll find out about the latest Hatch cohort of companies and how their businesses help to diversify Hawaii’s economy.

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Alexandra Koch Via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk about a recent virtual conference organized by the University of Hawaii’s Office of Research and Innovation. We’ll find out how the University can be an engine for economic diversification especially in the area of digital innovation.

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, with the changing employment picture in Hawaii, we’ll talk about a program called Hawaii Careers Pathways. We’ll find out how educators are preparing students for high-skill, high-pay jobs and how the private sector is preparing to receive them.

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Wikipedia Commons

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, with the elections behind us, we’ll talk about the prospects for the next legislative session. We’ll find out from two non-profits with a focus on education and government transformation, what their top policy priorities are.

 

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Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll catch up with Blue Startups and talk to members of cohort 12. We’ll find out what it’s like to run an accelerator during a pandemic and what’s in store for these startups as the graduate to the next phase.

 

 

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mohamed_hassan via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we will learn about a remote work program to attract kamaaina to come home. With many companies enabling the freedom of their workers to work from anywhere, we’ll find out how the Temporary Work Concept can bring them back home.

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Jarmoluk, Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll learn about the recent FCC auction of the 3.5GHz frequency better known as Citizen Broadband Radio Service. We’ll find out why companies want access to this frequency and how they plan to use it.

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Eluj via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk about a novel idea to get displaced workers placed in local companies as interns. We’ll talk to the program architects to find out how this program can upskill and potentially employ many individuals and help fuel the innovation sector.

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Tumisu via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, in spite of the pandemic, Purple Maia is going full steam ahead with accelerators and showcases. We’ll talk to several of the projects being mentored through the program and see how their companies make Hawaii a better place.

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Geralt via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, in spite of the corona virus shut down, the show must go on for Blue Startups and startup paradise. We’ll talk to a couple of the companies in Cohort 12, learn what business they are starting and how they’re adjusting to the virtual mentoring and on-line coaching.

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MichaelWuensch via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, find out how the Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Hawaii Technology Development Center are teaming up to advance innovation in cryptocurrency. We’ll learn about the Digital currency sandbox and find out what new innovations are being prototyped in this first co-hort.

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anemone123 via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, the coronavirus has glaringly shown a spotlight on disparities in connectivity and the digital divide. We’ll talk to the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to learn about digital equity, digital inclusion and what is being done across the country to close this gap.

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Sasint via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out about a small non-profit that has taken on the challenge of getting refurbished computers into student hands. With every student relying on distance learning from home, we’ll find out what it takes to get them set up with the right computer.

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Mohamed_Hassan via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about the next generation wireless technology called 5G. We’ll find out how much of the country is adopting this new technology and what benefits it brings to mobile applications.

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joannafotograf via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about telehealth services that are specifically tailored for your pet. With concerns over limiting travel as much as possible, telehealth services for our furry friends might be a perfect way to stay safe.

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Pelephoto via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn how the FCC auctions frequencies and how this is beneficial to native communities. We’ll explore what can be done with a 2.5GHz frequency and how this seemingly technical resource can be applied on Hawaiian Homelands.

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Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn how many companies are considering remote work and telework as the new norm. We’ll explore what it takes for Hawaii to become a value added destination for remote workers.

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