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.jisc.ac.uk

  We started things off with a couple of special guests, who are here to tell us about their upcoming events. Lisa Shozuya tells us about an upcoming series of disaster preparedness training and then Jodi Ito from UH updated us on the latest Gen Cyber Camps. Finally, we talked about a student co-working space called "The Canvas."

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk to the winners of the latest Startup Weekend Honolulu. This fast paced event is an intense 54 hours where teams form quickly, prototypes are created, new ideas get pitched, and businesses are built. Today at 5 on HPR-2.

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Nicolas Solop / Flickr

  We'll start things off today with our special news guests. First up is Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association to tell us about tomorrow's Women in Tech panel. Then Dave Raatz from the Maui County Council is joins us by phone to tell us about the annual Hawaii State Assoc of Counties. Next, Dave Ulrich from Pacific New Media joins to fill us in about this weekend's f808 Photo workshop. Finally, during our main segment, we'll talk about the resurgence of humble podcast with Todd Cochrane from Geek News Network and Kimi Morton from Hot Better Pop. 

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Wikipedia Commons

We talked with members of the brand new Science Communicators Ohana from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In today's world, understanding science has become more important than ever before. But what forms of communication are best suited for advancing science literacy?

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David Goehring / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll explore how we are moving from an economy of consumption to one of sharing. We’ll find out how two Hawaii companies, BikeShare and Car2Go are challenging the concept of ownership in new and innovative ways.

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Chris Potter / Flickr

  How can companies build a systematic approach toward safeguarding their data? We’ll talk about cyber security and what steps to take in creating the framework to keep information and your networks safe. Tonight at 5pm on HPR-2. 

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  On this show we’ll find out how the Energy Excelerator is helping to kickstart the transportation startup. We'll also feature teams from the app challenge, Reboot the Commute and find out what innovative ideas won the hearts of the judges.

She Blinded Me With Science!
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Jonas Vibell will first tell us about the upcoming Reboot the Commute app challenge. Then Jyotika Virmani, Director of Technical Operations for the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE will tell us about the Xprize finalists. Finally, we'll talk about the science behind and in front of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

  First we'll speak with Bee Leng Chua and Alice Li about a new summer course called Entrepreneurship: Business Remodeling & Fundraising. Jay Fidell also joins us to tell us about Think Tech panel on public spaces. Finally, we'll talk about an innovation project to cool classrooms called Fahrenheit 73.

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk with the Executive Director of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems. What sort of projects does PISCES take on and what special role does Hawaii Island play in space exploration?

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