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Burt Lum
Bytemarks Café
Wednesdays at 6:30pm on HPR-1

Bytemarks Cafe is a half-hour radio magazine that showcases the innovation and creativity in Hawaii's tech community. Hosted by Burt Lum, the program's purpose is to raise awareness of the tech economy and to engage the listener in the discussion. Bytemarks Cafe will leverage the Internet and social media technologies to extend the conversation well beyond the 30-minute time slot with the intent of building and nurturing this vibrant and vital community in Hawaii.

Latest Episodes
  • Today we'll recap one of Governor Ige's signature recurring events called the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. We'll find out how the program evolved, what was accomplished, and what we can expect in the final 7th annual state hackathon.
  • Today we'll learn about the recent bill signed into law by President Biden called the Inflation Reduction Act. We'll find out from a clean energy perspective how the Inflation Reduction Act will help everyday citizens like us save money.
  • Today we'll find out about a bi-annual technology conference called Pacific Tech 2022. We'll learn how innovative tech companies have an opportunity to connect with potential customers, learn about America's Seed Fund program and chart a path to commercialization.
  • Today we'll learn how some companies are adopting a hybrid remote work environment. We'll find out about best practices to optimize the work team regardless of whether they are in the office or working from home.
  • We'll catch up with Movers and Shakas, which just piloted the Hawaii Talent Onboarding Program or HITOP. We'll hear how the program evolved, get an inside view from a few participants and see where Movers and Shakas is going with HITOP cohort 2.
  • Today we'll find out about an electric motor glider competition called e-Hawk. We'll learn how this competition is an innovative first step toward advancing sustainable air travel while exposing students to engineering, aviation, and project management disciplines.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll hear from a couple of graduates that have gone through the XLR8HI preX program. We’ll find out what they learn during the 4 week intensive and how this prepares them for running their business, finding investors, or even preparing for an accelerator.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, as we emerge from the pandemic weʻll find out what Blue Startups has in mind for the next cohort of companies.We’ll catch up with a couple of the companies in Cohort 14, learn what businesses they are starting and how they’re adjusting to the new hybrid model.
  • Today, we'll find out about a brand new eSports lab on the Leeward Side at the Waipahu Public Library. We'll talk about the genesis of the lab, who gets to use the facility and the vision for esports in Hawaii.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll find out about a 5-year $20M NSF grant for the University of Hawaii to study climate resilience. We'll talk about how data science plays a key role in determining how climate change impacts resource availability, ecological sustainability, and economic vitality.