Burt Lum

Co-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.

On this episode of Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn how two local libraries are developing new ways to lend titles digitally.As books evolve from hardcopy paper to electronic books, how can libraries redefine themselves as information hubs in the digital era?

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Matt Heim from Electric Pencil to tell us about the upcoming Pacific Bridge Conference for entrepreneurs. Finally, we talk to Kanesa Seraphin about some of her discoveries from exploring science and culture across the Pacific in her program Voice of the Sea.

On this episode of Bytemarks Cafe, we'll get the latest  news on the proposed undersea power cable between Oahu and Maui Is this project just a pipe dream? Or is there a new willingness to build a more resilient inter-island electrical grid by going under the sea?  

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, the geeks turn their attention to the skies and weigh the prospects of unmanned aerial vehicles operating in Hawaii. They’ll discuss the latest advances in drone technology, and the FAA’s recent designation of Hawaii as an official drone testing site.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Bryan Butteling to tell us about the upcoming Startup Weekend event. Finally, we'll talk to McKay Davis and Sam Durham from Bitcoin Hawaii to find out about crypto-currencies and how exactly they work.

Burt and Ryan explore what tech policy issues might take center stage at this year’s legislative session. Senator Glenn Wakai, Chair of the Tech and Arts committee and Len Higashi from High Technology Development Corporation give their perspectives.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today on our news segments is Shelly Oikawa from UH Bookstore and then Russel Cheng from DevLeague. Finally, we talk about the evolving world of journalism and how new media is changing the landscape.

Re-broadcast from December 11, 2013...

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Ken Berkun to tell us about his Windward Entrepreneurs Meetup. Finally, we talk about the research vessel Falkor and the Schmidt Ocean Institute with marine technician Jimbo Duncan and UH researcher Brian Glazer

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we'll hear from two news guests. First is web developer Marco Morawec to tell us about the upcoming Learn2Code Program. Then we have Mark Quezada from the Minded to tell us about the rollout of their gift app called Minded. Finally, we'll hear from LiveSift and Ritify about their startup businesses and the Blue Startup experience.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Ken Berkun to tell us about his Windward Entrepreneurs Meetup. Finally, we talk about the research vessel Falkor and the Schmidt Ocean Institute with marine technician Jimbo Duncan and UH researcher Brian Glazer

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Justin Kong and Dr. Monique Chyba from the UH Math Dept to tell us about the upcoming Be a Scientist Night. Finally, it's time for our annual tech shopping show, where a couple of hardcore gadget geeks share their takes on the latest tech tools and toys, and answer your questions about what to buy for that special geek in your life.

Today on Bytemarks Cafe Burt and Ryan take a look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Osa Tui to tell us about the upcoming VEX Robotics Final. Finally, we find out about some new revelations about planets outside of our solar system in our ongoing series called exoplanetpalooza.


First Burt and Ryan look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then Omar Sultan from Sultan Ventures joins in to talk about the upcoming Startup Paradise VC Summit. Finally, we've invited a couple of Wordpress gurus, John Leblanc and Justin Hedani, to talk about setting up a Wordpress site and give you some tips and suggestions on creating a great blog.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Cindy Matsuki from HTDC to tell us about the upcoming Wetware Wednesday event. Finally, we find out about the National Science Foundation's storm chasing vehicle called Doppler on Wheels and what it's doing and learning in Hawaii.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Karl Fooks from the Hawaii Strategic Development Corp. to tell us about Proof of Concept Centers. Finally, we talk with Paul McKimmy from UH's College of Education about open source applications in the schools.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Genesis Leong to tell us about the upcoming TEDx Honolulu event. Finally, we talk to Russel Cheng and Kyle Oba about resources for the programmers and coders who want to write the next killer app.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Georja Skinner from DBEDT to tell us about the upcoming Creative Lab @ HIFF. Finally, we find out from the Dept of Health and the Immunization Action Coalition what to expect from this flu season and what goes into flu vaccines.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Lisa Gibson from Hawaii Economic Association to tell us about the upcoming Economics of Innovation event. Finally, we talk to Randy Baldemor and Keone Kali, both Deputy Directors, to find out how the State's Office of Information Management and Technology is meeting their objectives.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Ross Rasmussen and Joe Kissell from HMAUS to tell us about the upcoming Pacific New Media iPad Essentials workshop. Finally, we find out how climate change is affection the rates of coastal erosion around the Hawaiian islands.

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Bryan Butteling to tell us about the upcoming Startup Roundup. Finally, we'll get some tips on how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign. We've invited a couple of Kickstarter veterans to find out what worked and what didn't.

After the news of the week's tech happenings, Burt and  Ryan take to the Hi-SEAS from the comfort of the studio to reflect on the project after their four-month simulated mission to Mars.Working with a limited menu of space-safe ingredients, what did the team learn about nourishing their bodies as well as souls.

Energy Excelerator

Sep 4, 2013

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Iris Terashima from the Natural Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) to tell us about the upcoming Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders workshop. Finally, we talk to Ibis Networks and Gen-X Energy Developments to find out how the Energy Excelerator is helping energy companies get started.

Common Core Standards

Aug 28, 2013

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Matt Lynch from Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design to tell us about the upcoming TEDxHonoluluSalon Finally, we find out about the DOE's Common Core Standards and what it means for technology and media standards.

Critter Cams

Aug 21, 2013

Tonight the Geeks-in-Residence explore  how scientists are using technology to advance the study of monk seals.Crittercams, cellphone tags and 3-axis accelerometers are providing new insights into their lives, and our environment.  

Near Earth Objects

Aug 14, 2013

After the week's tech news, Burt and Ryan find out about about asteroids in space... especially Near Earth Objects, or NEOs.  Asteroids hit earth more often than people realize and the geeks will explore what's being done to identify NEOs and possibly prevent a catastrophic collision.  

Occulus Rift

Aug 7, 2013

  After the weekly look at the week’s tech happenings, Burt and Ryan  learn about advances in the field of virtual reality and wearable headsets like Occulus Rift. The founder of the Hawaii Virtual Reality Club will explore whether this technology is ready for the mainstream. 

The Exemplary State

Jul 31, 2013

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Ed Teixeira from Chaminade University to tell us about the upcoming CyBiz Forum. Finally, we'll talk to Major General Darryll Wong and Ken Kaneshiro and find out about the Exemplary State, an ambitious project to monitor our waterways.

Video Gamification

Jul 24, 2013

First, Burt and Ryan look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then Dawn Lippert from PICHTR will tell us about the next round for the Energy Excelerator. Finally, we learn about video gamification and its applications in education and marketing. We've invited two local companies, parWinr and Hyperspective to shed light on this new technology.

  After the news of tech happenings, Burt and Ryan get a local view on the latest in ‘augmented reality.’ From the wearable heads-up display of Google Glass to the immersion into the invisible battle of Ingress, how is technology changing the way we experience the world?

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Eric Nakagawa back from San Francisco, to tell us about some of this latest projects. Finally we'll talk to the team at Kapiolani Community College who won the NASA CanSat competition for sending a payload into space and bringing it safely back to earth.  That's today at 5pm on HPR2.

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