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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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.

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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

XLR8 UH
XLR8 UH

  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. 

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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.

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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.

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Wikipedia

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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