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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 hear from the Maui Economic Development Board, and find out how they stimulate the economy in Hawaii. We'll get to learn about a range of projects from STEMworks, the aerospace industry, and the Small Business Administration's community navigator program.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll learn about a novel collaboration to promote urban street artists and the art they create. In a partnership between World Wide Walls and Makers Place, we'll find out how artists can convert and sell their artwork as NFTs.
  • Today we'll catch up with the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System or PAN Starrs on Haleakala. With support from NASA, we'll find out how PAN Starrs is tracking and mapping asteroids to keep the Earth safe from potential collisions.
  • Next time on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll catch up with local company Hohonu to learn how they are helping NOAA with flood mitigation. In partnership with NOAA, Hohonu is working with 54 Southeast US communities to deliver water level data to aid in flood risk and resilience planning.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll learn about the creation of a 5G innovation lab here in Hawaii to test new mobile applications. With commercial 5G deployment underway, we'll find out what potential use cases this wireless technology can enable.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll catch up with Blue Startups and find out what is in store for the upcoming Demo Day. We'll find out what companies are presenting and what the next steps are once they graduate from cohort 13.
  • Today we'll catch up with Elemental Excelerator and learn what they're doing to scale climate and social equity solutions. We'll also find out about the companies in Cohort 10 and their new initiative called Earthshot Ventures.
  • Next time on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk to the organizers of the upcoming 2021 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. We’ll find out what new challenges are presented to the community of coders and developers to solve with digital tools.
  • Today we'll not only kick off the Fall Membership Campaign, but we will also talk about Digital Inclusion Week in October. We'll find out what digital inclusion is, what programs are planned and how it advances out goal to reach digital equity statewide.
  • Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll get a behind the scenes insight into the development of the SMART Health Card. We'll also learn about the Commons Project and why Hawaii and many other states have adopted this platform as the backend verifier.