Ryan Ozawa

Co-Host, Bytemarks Cafe

Ryan wears the label "geek" with pride. He's immersed himself in new technologies and online communities since the days before the web. Ryan has long embraced and evangelized the ways in which technology can bring people together. There's nary a gadget he hasn't tested, nor a site or app that he hasn't explored. Ryan especially enjoys linking traditional and new media. He is the Communications Director of local real estate tech firm Hawaii Information Service, and co-founder of the nonprofit Hawaii Open Data and the ag-tech firm Smart Yields. A lucky husband and proud father of three, he holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Hawaiʻi.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Marco Morawec to tell us about the Firehose Weekend for high school students and Meli James from HVCA to tell us about the relaunch of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. Finally, we'll find out how citizens can help scientists, find invasive species and help fight plant diseases.   

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Mike King from Ikayzo to tell us about a class he's doing for Pacific New Media. Finally, we'll talk to organizers, Alan Solidum and Ross Mukai and go behind the scenes at the Honolulu Mini Maker Faire.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we'll get an update on the upcoming Hawaii Robofest. Finally, we'll talk with Robbie Melton, the new CEO and Executive Director about new developments at the High Tech Development Corporation.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Brian Dote to tell us about something new happening at Mid Pacific Institute. Finally, we'll talk to Sonny Bhagowalia and Keone Kali about changes in the State's Office of Information Management and Technology. 

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Alan Solidum to tell us about the upcoming Mini Maker Faire. Finally, we'll talk about a new creative space in Kakaako that blends art, tech and design.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Robbie Melton from HTDC to tell us about the upcoming Entrepreneurs Day at the Capitol. Finally, we get a chance to talk to three new companies, NameHub, Karat and Green Apple, all launched at Startup Weekend Honolulu. 

On this episode of Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn how two local libraries are developing new ways to lend titles digitally.As books evolve from hardcopy paper to electronic books, how can libraries redefine themselves as information hubs in the digital era?

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Matt Heim from Electric Pencil to tell us about the upcoming Pacific Bridge Conference for entrepreneurs. Finally, we talk to Kanesa Seraphin about some of her discoveries from exploring science and culture across the Pacific in her program Voice of the Sea.

On this episode of Bytemarks Cafe, we'll get the latest  news on the proposed undersea power cable between Oahu and Maui Is this project just a pipe dream? Or is there a new willingness to build a more resilient inter-island electrical grid by going under the sea?  

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, the geeks turn their attention to the skies and weigh the prospects of unmanned aerial vehicles operating in Hawaii. They’ll discuss the latest advances in drone technology, and the FAA’s recent designation of Hawaii as an official drone testing site.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Bryan Butteling to tell us about the upcoming Startup Weekend event. Finally, we'll talk to McKay Davis and Sam Durham from Bitcoin Hawaii to find out about crypto-currencies and how exactly they work.

Burt and Ryan explore what tech policy issues might take center stage at this year’s legislative session. Senator Glenn Wakai, Chair of the Tech and Arts committee and Len Higashi from High Technology Development Corporation give their perspectives.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today on our news segments is Shelly Oikawa from UH Bookstore and then Russel Cheng from DevLeague. Finally, we talk about the evolving world of journalism and how new media is changing the landscape.

Re-broadcast from December 11, 2013...

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Ken Berkun to tell us about his Windward Entrepreneurs Meetup. Finally, we talk about the research vessel Falkor and the Schmidt Ocean Institute with marine technician Jimbo Duncan and UH researcher Brian Glazer

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we'll hear from two news guests. First is web developer Marco Morawec to tell us about the upcoming Learn2Code Program. Then we have Mark Quezada from the Minded to tell us about the rollout of their gift app called Minded. Finally, we'll hear from LiveSift and Ritify about their startup businesses and the Blue Startup experience.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Ken Berkun to tell us about his Windward Entrepreneurs Meetup. Finally, we talk about the research vessel Falkor and the Schmidt Ocean Institute with marine technician Jimbo Duncan and UH researcher Brian Glazer

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Justin Kong and Dr. Monique Chyba from the UH Math Dept to tell us about the upcoming Be a Scientist Night. Finally, it's time for our annual tech shopping show, where a couple of hardcore gadget geeks share their takes on the latest tech tools and toys, and answer your questions about what to buy for that special geek in your life.

Today on Bytemarks Cafe Burt and Ryan take a look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Osa Tui to tell us about the upcoming VEX Robotics Final. Finally, we find out about some new revelations about planets outside of our solar system in our ongoing series called exoplanetpalooza.


First Burt and Ryan look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then Omar Sultan from Sultan Ventures joins in to talk about the upcoming Startup Paradise VC Summit. Finally, we've invited a couple of Wordpress gurus, John Leblanc and Justin Hedani, to talk about setting up a Wordpress site and give you some tips and suggestions on creating a great blog.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Cindy Matsuki from HTDC to tell us about the upcoming Wetware Wednesday event. Finally, we find out about the National Science Foundation's storm chasing vehicle called Doppler on Wheels and what it's doing and learning in Hawaii.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Karl Fooks from the Hawaii Strategic Development Corp. to tell us about Proof of Concept Centers. Finally, we talk with Paul McKimmy from UH's College of Education about open source applications in the schools.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Genesis Leong to tell us about the upcoming TEDx Honolulu event. Finally, we talk to Russel Cheng and Kyle Oba about resources for the programmers and coders who want to write the next killer app.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Georja Skinner from DBEDT to tell us about the upcoming Creative Lab @ HIFF. Finally, we find out from the Dept of Health and the Immunization Action Coalition what to expect from this flu season and what goes into flu vaccines.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Lisa Gibson from Hawaii Economic Association to tell us about the upcoming Economics of Innovation event. Finally, we talk to Randy Baldemor and Keone Kali, both Deputy Directors, to find out how the State's Office of Information Management and Technology is meeting their objectives.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Ross Rasmussen and Joe Kissell from HMAUS to tell us about the upcoming Pacific New Media iPad Essentials workshop. Finally, we find out how climate change is affection the rates of coastal erosion around the Hawaiian islands.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Bryan Butteling to tell us about the upcoming Startup Roundup. Finally, we'll get some tips on how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign. We've invited a couple of Kickstarter veterans to find out what worked and what didn't.

After the news of the week's tech happenings, Burt and  Ryan take to the Hi-SEAS from the comfort of the studio to reflect on the project after their four-month simulated mission to Mars.Working with a limited menu of space-safe ingredients, what did the team learn about nourishing their bodies as well as souls.

Energy Excelerator

Sep 4, 2013

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Iris Terashima from the Natural Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) to tell us about the upcoming Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders workshop. Finally, we talk to Ibis Networks and Gen-X Energy Developments to find out how the Energy Excelerator is helping energy companies get started.

Common Core Standards

Aug 28, 2013

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Matt Lynch from Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design to tell us about the upcoming TEDxHonoluluSalon Finally, we find out about the DOE's Common Core Standards and what it means for technology and media standards.

Critter Cams

Aug 21, 2013

Tonight the Geeks-in-Residence explore  how scientists are using technology to advance the study of monk seals.Crittercams, cellphone tags and 3-axis accelerometers are providing new insights into their lives, and our environment.  

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