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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 on Bytemarks Cafe, find out how the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has progressed to the second cohort in cryptocurrency. We’ll learn about the Digital Currency Sandbox and find out what new innovations are being prototyped in this second group of companies.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll go out of this world on Dispatches from ‘Oumuamua: New Research on a Mysterious Visitor from Outside Our Solar System. We’ll find out if this rapidly rotating object is an asteroid or comet, or an alien spacecraft sent from a distant civilization.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll catch up with Nalu Scientific and learn about the cutting edge technology they’re developing. We’ll talk about how they’ve received Federal Small Business innovation grants that will help to advance their specialized chip design.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out what a non-fungible token (NFT) is and decide if this is just the latest crypto craze? We’ll talk to a local tech entrepreneur whoʻs assessed the opportunity and decided to take the proverbial leap into creating and selling NFTs.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll explore the intersection of art and technology. We’ll talk to the creators of the Van Gogh Honolulu exhibit and learn how they use light and projection to turn Van Goghʻs artwork into a 3 dimensional, immersive experience.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll get an update on the Technology Readiness, User Evaluation or TRUE initiative. We’ll find out how the companies participating in TRUE Initiative are helping to usher in Hawaiiʻs future digital economy.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out how the libraries are expanding their functionality to include telehealth services. We’ll learn how an idea turned into a collaboration between the Department of Health and the Public Libraries to bring health services into rural communities.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll hear from the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii Authority about their recent EDA grant. We’ll find out how the grant from the Economic Development Administration will help NELHA fund the next generation of aquaculture startups.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about the International Collegiate Programming Contest for students interested in honing their coding skills. We’ll…
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we?ll turn our sights on eSports and the 2021 Overwatch Tournament. We’ll find out how organizers picked Hawaii as the location…