Burt Lum

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 Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi 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 six years, he has 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.

Casey Harlow

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will talk about how the Hawaiian language is finding more platforms to be shared around the world. He'll talk to the course curriculum developers about Duolingo, and how Hawaiian can now be learned there.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will talk to the organizers of the Cyber Success Program which introduces students to IT fundamentals. The aim of the program is to introduce youth in economically disadvantaged areas on Oʻahu to the opportunities in IT and cybersecurity.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will help to kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month which starts in October.

Bytemarks Café: eSports

Sep 12, 2018
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On this episode of Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will hear how eSports is drawing online spectators and large sponsored prize winnings. They'll talk to an innovator at UH Mānoa who has not only created a course in eSports, but also envisions supporting an eSports team and a competitive arena.

Bytemarks Cafe: Nalukai Academy

Sep 6, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about to a couple of student projects that found their genesis in Nalukai Academy. We’ll talk to the student team leads about their projects, how they were influenced by Nalukai, and how they see carrying on the effort after the program.  

Bytemarks Café: The 2nd Mana Up Cohort

Aug 29, 2018
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Tomorrow on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will have a couple of companies from the 2nd Mana Up cohort. Mana Up is a retail accelerator with a focus on companies with a Hawaiʻi brand. They will hear how they'll build the next generation of Hawaiʻi companies and help them grow their worldwide market. 

Bytemarks Café: Payment Systems and Apps

Aug 22, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will talk about new forms of payment. From Apple Pay, Paypal and money transfer from apps like WeChat. The days of writing checks are over. With new innovations in online and mobile payment systems, what should we look for when adopting one?

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will get an early preview into the world of small cell technology, and the next generation of wireless service. With 5G wireless right around the corner, what new applications will this new technology usher in?

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan are celebrating 10 years at Hawaiʻi Public Radio! They will have a special lineup in store. The guys will also look at some key moments in the program's histroy and predict what's in store for the future.

Bytemarks Café: Governor David Ige

Aug 1, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will have Governor David Ige in studio to talk about his plans for diversifying the economy. How do we lay the foundation to not only create the 21st century workforce, but make available those jobs that will employ that workforce here in Hawaiʻi.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt have invited gubernatorial candidate Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa to join the show. They will talk to her about her plans, if she was elected governor, for moving the needle on economic diversity and the technology agenda.

Department of Education

Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will hear about the Farm to School project, and how local food production is ramping up to service the Department of Education. They will learn what innovations are improving the supply and demand issues surrounding the purchasing of local food for our state school cafeterias.

Bytemarks Café: Biomedical Engineering

Jul 11, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will find out about the 40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. They will learn about the latest in biomedical engineering and hear about the student medical device accelerator program.

Bytemarks Café: NOAA's New Digital Tools

Jul 4, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will learn about how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is leveraging some new digital tools. They will find out how 3D printing helps to better understand corals and digital initiative to map Hawaiʻi's coastlines.

Bytemarks Café: Elemental Excelerator

Jun 27, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will find out how the renewable energy sector is getting kickstarted by going through Elemental Excelerator. Companies in this sector are using sensors, data and analytics to minimize the carbon footprint and help Hawaiʻi meet its clean energy goals.

Bytemarks Café: Albizia Housing

Jun 20, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will find out how Hawaiʻi has secured the first Wood Innovations Grant from the U.S. Forest Service.

Bytemarks Café: The e-ICON Contest

Jun 13, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will learn about an international coding cotest called "e-ICON" that originates from Korea. e-ICON brings students from around the world to compete and collaborate on apps that improve the international educational environment.

Bytemarks Café: Blue Startups Cohort 10

Jun 6, 2018
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On the next Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will catch up with a few companies from the latest Blue Startup cohort - #10. These companies uniquely started on the mainland, but have roots here in the islands. The guys will find out why these kamaʻāina are returning home. 

Bytemarks Café: Transcending Oil

May 30, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will talk to Elemental Excelerator about a report they commissioned called Transcending Oil. The guys will find out how the plan lays out a path for Hawaiʻi's clean energy economy and how everyone in Hawaiʻi can participate. 

Bytemarks Café: The DLNR's Coral Pyramids

May 23, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will find out about a fast-growing coral that the Department of Land and Natural Resources uses to repopulate the reefs. They will hear how these corals are given the 5-star treatment and then out planted as coral pyramids.

Bytemarks Café: Tech and Education

May 16, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will get an update on the technology connecting Hawaiʻi's classrooms, and how it's evolving to prepare our keiki for the future. The Chief Information Officer for the Department of Education, Brook Conner, joins the show to share his vision for ed-tech in Hawaiʻi.

Kapiolani Community College Culinary Innovation Center

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan go behind the scenes and delve into food science. They'll learn about Kapiʻolani Community College's Culinary Innovation Center, and how science enhances the life and flavor of foods.

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Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will talk with the University of Hawaiʻi's Chief Innovation Officer, David Ai, about his plans for the Office of Technology Transfer.

They will discuss his goals in supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and new venture initiatives. And a program he calls the Hawaiʻi Entrepreneurial Network Developers or HI-END.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will talk about the startup ecosystem and explore issues of diversity and inclusion. They will find out from the founders of Sultan Ventures and XLR8HI what they've learn through their workshops and their thoughts on improving the environment.

Bytemarks Café: Cryptocurrency Update

Apr 18, 2018
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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan get an update on cryptocurrency, Blockchain and the opportunities these technologies offer.

Bytemarks Café: Hawaiʻi STEM Conference

Mar 28, 2018
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On this episode of Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan talk to the organizers of one of the largest STEM conferences in Hawaiʻi. They will find out why the conference moved from Maui to Honolulu and how they've incorporated a wide variety of STEM activities for thousands of students and teachers across Hawaiʻi.

Bytemarks Café: Creative Lab Hawaiʻi

Mar 21, 2018
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  Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan get an update on the Creative Lab Hawaiʻi which include immersive programs, ideation workshops, and public programs.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan talk to the Boy Scouts not only about including girls in the troops, but evolving the Makahiki into the Onizuka Day of Exploration.

The Onizuka Day of Exploration, or O.D.E., combines STEM exhibits and VEX Robotics giving the Boy Scouts and attendees a day to experience Science and Technology.