Bytemarks Café

Wednesdays at 5pm

Bytemarks Cafe is a one-hour radio magazine that showcases the innovation and creativity in Hawaii's tech community. Hosted by geeks in residence Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa, program's purpose is to raise awareness of the tech economy and to engage the listener in the discussion. The show encourages two-way conversation through audience call-ins, emails and blog comments. Bytemarks Cafe will leverage the Internet and social media technologies to extend the conversation well beyond the one-hour time slot with the intent of building and nurturing this vibrant and vital community in Hawaii. Both Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa have earned the title "geek."

To join the conversation on Bytemarks Cafe call (808) 941-3689, Wednesday 5-6pm HST

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ve heard educators modify STEM to STEAM to include science, technology engineering ART & math. We’ll find out how several science organizations incorporate an artist in residence and what that brings to the program.

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  We’ll dive into the world of creepy crawly bugs and animals, especially the ones with venom. We’ll learn from researcher and author Christie Wilcox how venoms work as a defense mechanism and how these biochemical toxins are created in the first place.

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll delve deep into space and follow up on a topic that is near and dear to our hearts: exoplanets. New discoveries of planets orbiting other stars are frequent, so two experts from the Institute for Astronomy will help us understand why they matter.  

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  We’ll learn about the IT modernization project taking place at the Hawaii State government. We’ve invited both the Chief Information Officers of the State and the University of Hawaii to tell us about the benefits and the challenges to IT transformation.

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eutrophication&hypoxia / Flickr

  We’ll find out what plans were made at the recent International Coral Reef Symposium. We’ve invited two of Hawaii’s preeminent coral researchers to detail what can be done to protect this important marine ecosystem? 

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk with a fresh new crop of the latest Blue Startup cohort. These new companies get accelerated with mentoring and a small startup investment. What else will it take to nurture them, and build Hawaii’s ‘Startup Paradise’? 

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Flickr / NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll explore the potential for Hawaii to develop an aerospace industry to include rocket launches and Martian simulations. We'll find out what needs to happen to bring this dream to reality. How much will it cost and what is the return on investment?

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Youtube Via CC Search

  We’ll talk to investors in the Hawaii startup scene to get the pulse of our Startup Paradise. We’ll find out what investor dollars are being spent on, the amount of deal flow and what tech companies to watch. 

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’re taking the plunge into the pool with the Marine Advanced Technology Education robotics program. We’ll find out about the challenges facing a team determined to build and run a remotely operated vehicle under water.

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  We’ll get a recap on how the tech and startup ecosystem fared in this year’s Legislative session. We’ll talk to the Executive Director of HTDC and the Director of DBEDT to find out about the entrepreneur’s sandbox, accelerators, SBIR and broadband.

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn how two organizations are using technology to help address the challenges of homelessness. How can technology and innovation be effectively applied to social services? What solutions can make a difference?

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  We’ll get an update on a comet from our early solar system called Pan-STARRS. Named after the telescope that found it, Pan-STARRS comes from the Oort Cloud and could give us clues about Earth’s formation.

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Impact Hub

  An update on the Impact Hub and the work they are doing to spread entrepreneurship. We’ll find out how a new program is being implemented in all the community colleges to encourage the business minded to nurture their startups. 

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http://www.tecnocino.it/foto/pan-starrs_8745.html

  We'll take a view into space through the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System or Pan-STARRS. We'll learn about one of its major goals, to discover and characterize Earth-approaching objects, both asteroids and comets, that might pose a danger to our planet.

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John Tann / Flickr

  We’ll talk about the recent impact of the mosquito born virus, Dengue and Zika. We’ll also talk to two local bio-tech leaders about what research is being done here to help fight these debilitating diseases.

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Aaron Patterson / Flickr

  We’ve invited several of the companies recognized at the recent Hawaii Venture Capital Assoc Entrepreneurial awards. We’ll find out what sectors these entrepreneurs are pioneering and how they envision creating new opportunities.

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  We’ll talk about an initiative from the White House called Computer Science for All.  In the CS for All announcements, President Obama recognized Hawaii. We’ll talk to two teachers in the Dept of Education who are making this a reality. 

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Forest and Kim Starr / Flickr

  Have you noticed the dwindling supply of Opihi at recent luau? Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out about this disappearing delicacy. We’ll talk to the Nature Conservancy about a program called the Opihi Partnership and their efforts to save the opihi. 

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  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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  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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   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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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. 

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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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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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