Bytemarks Café

Wednesdays at 6:30pm on HPR-1

Bytemarks Cafe is a one-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. The show encourages two-way conversation through audience call-ins, emails and blog comments. 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.

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Tomorrow on Bytemarks Café, Burt will find out how a programmable car called Altino is used to introduce students to coding. With computer science becoming a standard in schools across Hawaiʻi, we'll learn how Altino makes the learning experience fun and engaging.

Nalukai Foundation / Facebook

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will catch up with Nalukai Academy, learn about their program and new partnership with Purple Prize. He will also talk to organizers about previous projects, how students were influenced by Nalukai, and how they see nurturing projects after the program.

Hawaii State Capitol

Today on Bytemarks Café, as we approach crossover in the legislative session there are several bills to keep an eye on. Burt will talk to Transform Hawaiʻi Government, and learn about bills to advance government data, establish a Chief Data Officer, and commit to an IT strategic plan.

Seanbatty / Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will help dispel some of the fear factor around artificial intelligence and machine learning. He'll find out how one local company built a tool that gives high school students an easy way to train their computers for specific tasks. 

Mana Up / Facebook

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will catch up with Mana Up, the small business accelerator that helps take local Hawaii brands to the next level. Mana Up has just announced their third cohort of companies and a couple of them will be on the show to discuss their game plan for success. 

Nick Yee

On this edition of Bytemarks Café, with the legislative session in full swing Burt will talk about bills that impact automatic voter registration. We've all heard about "Get out the Vote" campaigns, but what about getting people registered? This edition will help shed some light on bills that will help facilitate this.

XLR8 UH

On this edition of Bytemarks Café, Burt will catch up with the organizers of XLR8UH and find out what they have in store for their next cohort. A couple of the startups from the program are invited to join the show to discuss how they're using the acclerator program to kickstart their companies.

Airman Eugene Oliver / U.S. Air Force

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will catch up on the pilot project to establish unmanned aerial vehicle operations in Hawaiʻi. The interest in drones and UAVs continues to grow, for use in disaster recovery, crop surveys, and entertainment. He'll explore Hawaiʻi's drone future.

NASA

On this edition of Bytemarks Café, Burt gets an insider’s view of NASA’s New Horizons flyby of Kuiper belt asteroid Ultima Thule. He’ll be joined by the Canada France Hawaii telescope personnel to find out how a telescope in Hawaii played a key role in locating and plotting a path to the asteroid.

FirmBee / Pixabay

On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a rebroadcast of the December 26th episode where Burt gets a chance to find out about one of Hawaiʻi's best kept secrets: the Pacific Telecom Council's annual conference. This conference not only brings together the international community of telecom and internet professionals, but it also is the place to learn about the latest tech trends.

https://eastmeetswest.co/

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will talk about East Meets West, one of Hawaiʻi's premier tech startup conferences. East Meets West brings investors and entrepreneurs from both sides of the Pacific - from Asia, Hawaiʻi and North America to network and build the tech ecosystem.

FirmBee / Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt gets a chance to find out about one of Hawaiʻi's best kept secrets: the Pacific Telecom Council's annual conference. This conference not only brings together the international community of telecom and internet professionals, but it also is the place to learn about the latest tech trends.

Tookapic / stock.tookapic.com

Today on Bytemarks Café, it's that time once again to convene the annual roundtable to review some of the best tech available this holiday season! From little drones to big robots, Burt and friends will share their picks and ask the experts to help fill out your Santa list.

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum / Facebook

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will find out about an interactive exhibit sponsored by Raytheon called MathAlive. The exhibit is housed at the Pacific Aviation Museum and brings to life the "real math behind what kids love to do most - video games, sports, music, space and robotics."

John F. Williams / U.S. Navy

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will catch up with the Maritime RobotX Challenge, and find out what teams built for their autonomous ocean vessels. It's been two years since the RobotX Challenge was last held in Hawaiʻi, and Burt will find out how the University of Hawaiʻi team has prepared to compete against this international roster.

Highsmith, Carol M. / Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will find out what aloha ʻāina looks like through an urban planning concept called decolonizing cities. He will find out how indigenous knowledge and place making practices combine the modern and traditional to address perennial urban dilemmas.

Scot Nelson / Flickr

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will find out about the application of blockchain technology in the agriculture industry. He'll talk to the organizers of the IEEE Blockchain for Agriculture Forum, and learn how blockchain can help address issues with food traceability, safety and counterfeits.

Dr. Andre P. Seale / University of Hawaii

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Anthony Quintano / Flickr

On this show, Burt will discuss smart cities and find out what creates a smart city. He'll talk to Hawaiian Electric and find out their smart cities pilot, and how electronic sensors help better manage the smart grid. 

The Purple Prize / Facebook

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will talk about the Purple Prize, where Kanaka Maoli values and technology are woven together. In its third year, the Purple Prize has evolved to take ideas beyond the prototype phase and to nurture teams poised to launch startups.

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.

typographyimages / Pixabay

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.

jaydeep_ / Pixabay

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
Sam Churchill / Flickr

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
Nalukai Foundation / Facebook

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
Mana Up / Facebook

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
Mybloodtypeiscoffee / Wikimedia Commons

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?

Steve Kazella / Wikimedia Commons

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.

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