Burt Lum

Co-Host, Bytemarks Cafe

Burt Lum is Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the principles of open data and has more than 30 years in Hawaii's technology and communications sector. He is an Instructor at University of Hawaii in the Information & Computer Science Dept. and teaches Intro to Social Media. He also teaches Social Media for Emergency Response and Recovery for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center. At the City and County of Honolulu, he is a Community Manager for their Open Data - Citizen Engagement Initiative.

Past engagements include founding member of the Innovation Center at HMSA, Senior Product Manager at Hawaiian Telcom, CEO/President of Hawaii data center startup NetEnterprise and work at the Maui High Performance Computing Center.

His online activities include social media, community building,blogging, video and audio podcasting, content curation and citizen journalism. For the last 6 years he as planned and coordinated a variety of grassroots technology events including CityCamp, Code for Hawaii and the Unconferenz. He is also on the board of Common Cause and Jodo Mission of Hawaii.

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Wikipedia Commons

  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.

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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?

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Pixabay Commons

  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.

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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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Pixabay Commons

 

   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.

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planetearthandhumanity.blogspot.com

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about a revolutionary idea called the Pacific International Ocean Station, to build a self-sustaining platform in the deep ocean. It would be powered by ocean thermal energy conversion to derive seafood, potable water, clean fuels and other marine products.

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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.

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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 Cafe
Bytemarks Cafe

  Today we’ll find out about an innovation center taking shape at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Modeled after Stanford’s D. school, the iLab brings together students from different disciplines and the community to solve complex problems.

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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. 

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