Tech

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On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a revisit of how the State is progressing with their IT modernization projects. Burt invited the Chief Information Officer and Transform Hawaiʻi Government to share the IT strategic plan, and discuss the key initiatives to move the State forward. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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eSports is a billion dollar industry, and growing. Cities around the world are holding eSports tournaments, hoping to attract younger visitors and become major destinations for the industry. But what would it take for Hawaii to become a player in eSports?

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On this edition of Bytemarks Café, an update on the renovations of the Atherton YMCA to create a new innovation center. We'll find out how the University of Hawaiʻi envisions it to be a place to mentor entrepreneurs and incubate new startups.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will talk to Shaka Guide, a local startup that produces trips and guides around Hawaiʻi. Also, a discussion about out how they've grown to incorporate new technologies as well as expand to new markets, beyond Hawaiʻi. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

Stem Works

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will find out what is planned for the upcoming annual statewide STEM Conference. He'll talk to the organizers of the special three-part hackathon for students featuring citizen science, coral hack, and the voyaging song challenge.

Oceanit

On this edition of Bytemarks Café, Burt will find out how a programmable car called Altino is used to introduce students to coding. With computer science becoming a standard in schools across Hawaiʻi, we'll learn how Altino makes the learning experience fun and engaging.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will catch up with Nalukai Academy, learn about their program and new partnership with Purple Prize. He will also talk to organizers about previous projects, how students were influenced by Nalukai, and how they see nurturing projects after the program.

Hawaii State Capitol

Today on Bytemarks Café, as we approach crossover in the legislative session there are several bills to keep an eye on. Burt will talk to Transform Hawaiʻi Government, and learn about bills to advance government data, establish a Chief Data Officer, and commit to an IT strategic plan.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will help dispel some of the fear factor around artificial intelligence and machine learning. He'll find out how one local company built a tool that gives high school students an easy way to train their computers for specific tasks. 

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will catch up on the pilot project to establish unmanned aerial vehicle operations in Hawaiʻi. The interest in drones and UAVs continues to grow, for use in disaster recovery, crop surveys, and entertainment. He'll explore Hawaiʻi's drone future.

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On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a rebroadcast of the December 26th episode where Burt gets a chance to find out about one of Hawaiʻi's best kept secrets: the Pacific Telecom Council's annual conference. This conference not only brings together the international community of telecom and internet professionals, but it also is the place to learn about the latest tech trends.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt gets a chance to find out about one of Hawaiʻi's best kept secrets: the Pacific Telecom Council's annual conference. This conference not only brings together the international community of telecom and internet professionals, but it also is the place to learn about the latest tech trends.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, it's that time once again to convene the annual roundtable to review some of the best tech available this holiday season! From little drones to big robots, Burt and friends will share their picks and ask the experts to help fill out your Santa list.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will find out about the application of blockchain technology in the agriculture industry. He'll talk to the organizers of the IEEE Blockchain for Agriculture Forum, and learn how blockchain can help address issues with food traceability, safety and counterfeits.

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On this show, Burt will discuss smart cities and find out what creates a smart city. He'll talk to Hawaiian Electric and find out their smart cities pilot, and how electronic sensors help better manage the smart grid. 

Casey Harlow

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will talk about how the Hawaiian language is finding more platforms to be shared around the world. He'll talk to the course curriculum developers about Duolingo, and how Hawaiian can now be learned there.

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Law School Screens Kavanaugh Hearing; Digital Divide; Hawaii's Wood Show

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Bridging the 'Digital Divide' is the subject of talks this week by a visiting professor. Richard Tedlow is a business historian, an endowed professor at Harvard Law School and for the last several years has been at Apple University.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will help to kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month which starts in October.

Smart Yields

Smart Yields is a 3-year old local tech startup with the goal of helping farmers work smarter. They're using 21st Century sensors and apps to give farmers better insight on ideal harvest dates and plant health. With recent funding from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, Smart Yields is now trying to make it easier for local farmers to comply with food safety standards.  

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan are celebrating 10 years at Hawaiʻi Public Radio! They will have a special lineup in store. The guys will also look at some key moments in the program's histroy and predict what's in store for the future.

Bytemarks Café: Governor David Ige

Aug 1, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will have Governor David Ige in studio to talk about his plans for diversifying the economy. How do we lay the foundation to not only create the 21st century workforce, but make available those jobs that will employ that workforce here in Hawaiʻi.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt have invited gubernatorial candidate Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa to join the show. They will talk to her about her plans, if she was elected governor, for moving the needle on economic diversity and the technology agenda.

Bytemarks Café: Biomedical Engineering

Jul 11, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will find out about the 40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. They will learn about the latest in biomedical engineering and hear about the student medical device accelerator program.

Bytemarks Café: NOAA's New Digital Tools

Jul 4, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will learn about how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is leveraging some new digital tools. They will find out how 3D printing helps to better understand corals and digital initiative to map Hawaiʻi's coastlines.

Bytemarks Café: The e-ICON Contest

Jun 13, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will learn about an international coding cotest called "e-ICON" that originates from Korea. e-ICON brings students from around the world to compete and collaborate on apps that improve the international educational environment.

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This week marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for some companies. It’s also the first week that the United States is accepting applications for the next round of H-1B immigrant visas. Those are working visas for high-skilled professionals, and this year the process is coming under increased scrutiny. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will explore ways to reinvent education and whether artificial intelligence can pave the way. Joining the guys will be Mid-Pacific Institute's Brian Dote and renowned educational philanthropist Ted Dintersmith to explore whether A.I. can put Hawaii students on the path to most likely succeed.

Bytemarks Café: 21st Century Agriculture

Dec 27, 2017
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  Today on Bytemarks Café, the guys will learn about Hawaii's agriculture industry, the challenges it faces and how farmers can stay competitive in the 21st century.

Burt and Ryan will talk to key ag stakeholders to find out how technology can play a role to help Hawaii become food self sufficient.

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