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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We got an update on several of the key initiatives from the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. We’ll get the latest on Broadband, the Creative Media industry, Tech and a new educational program developed by Pixar rolling out to the DOE.

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Wikipedia

There’s a new Science Technology Engineering and Math office at the University of Hawaii. We’ll find out what this office aims to achieve and how it plans to elevate science and technology in Hawaii’s education and economic sectors.

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Wikipedia Commons

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk with the team from the Schmidt Ocean Institute to find out about their latest expedition. What do their findings from the central equatorial Pacific tell us about El Niño and its effect on the weather in Hawaii? 5 PM on HPR-2.

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Wikipedia

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk about artificial intelligence and how a local company is paving a new path with strong AI. We’ll also talk to Oceanit to find out what Strong AI offers and how this novel approach enables new applications. 5 PM on HPR-2.

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justgrimes / Flickr

We talked to Hawaii student participants in the National Maker Faire that took place in Washington D.C. With the the maker movement picking up steam, we’ll find out how students taking this experience and weaving it into their career choices.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr

 We’ll find out about a collaborative project amongst community colleges to launch a payload into space. Project IMUA brought students together from Kauai, Kapiolani, Windward and Honolulu Community College for a recent launch at Wallops Flight Facility.

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Scott McMurren / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll explore the subject of food sustainability and the developing technique of soilless farming. With the upcoming Soilless Agriculture Conference in August we’ll find out how this strengthens the industry and Hawaii’s food resilience.

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Will Fisher / Flick

  Today we’ll talk with Angel Yanagihara about the latest in box jelly research and getting relief from jellyfish and ant stings. We’ll hear how Sting No More went from the lab to the military and consumer market. Tune in Wednesday, 5pm on HPR-2. 

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Davide De Martin / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk about the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union. The world’s largest meeting of astronomers is coming to Hawaii. What’s on the agenda for these super stargazers?

Burt Lum
Burt Lum

  Today, we are dedicating the full hour to the Solar Impulse, an ambitious around-the-world journey powered purely by the sun. We have pilot and CEO of Solar Impulse, Andre Borschberg and Managing Director, Gregory Blatt, in our studio! 5 PM on HPR-2.

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