Ryan Ozawa

Co-Host, Bytemarks Cafe

Ryan wears the label "geek" with pride. He's immersed himself in new technologies and online communities since the days before the web. From dial-up BBSes to the shiny new "Web 2.0" frontier, Ryan has long embraced and evangelized the ways in which technology can bring people together. There's nary a gadget he hasn't tested, nor a website he hasn't explored. Ryan especially enjoys linking traditional and new media, going from managing a daily newspaper to producing audio and video shows in his den. A lucky husband and proud father of three, he holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Hawaii.

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ve brought together the latest cohort of winners from Startup Weekend. We’ll talk to the teams from a crowdsource indoor climate app, an educational music video producer, and one of the youngest teams to win Startup Weekend.

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll discuss planetary research being done at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology. We’ll talk about New Horizons, Rosetta, Lunar and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the technologies developed here in Hawaii.

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We’ll learn about a new Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program that has a regional focus. We’ll find out what schools are interested and how being community based can serve the specific needs of that district.

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Heisenberg Media / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out what it takes to be an entrepreneur and why it’s the key element in the startup culture. We’ve invited two entrepreneurs in residence to learn the characteristics needed to succeed in this competitive environment.  

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about sensor technology and the concept of open hardware. We’ll talk to a team from the School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology (or SOEST) about building high quality, low cost data gathering. 5pm on HPR-2

XLR8 UH
XLR8 UH

  Today on Bytemarks Café: It’s been one year since we talked to organizers of the University of Hawaii’s Accelerator program XLR8 UH.  How has the program for UH faculty, staff and students evolved and what are the prospects for the latest cohort of companies? Find out- Today at 5pm on HPR-2. 

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Maria Strong / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about a citizen science project called Opihi: Our project in Hawaii’s Intertidal.  We’ll find out how secondary school students learn marine ecology conservation and are trained in field methodology and species identification. 5pm on HPR-2. 

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 We'll about the last tsunami that resulted in an 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Chile. We’ll find out what information aided the decision makers in predicting the size and impact of the tsunami and how that gets communicated to the public.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, with the growing interest in unmanned aerial vehicles, what are the options for operators to get certified? We’ll find out what it takes to get a commercial license for drone flight and who needs to get this certification.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn about the latest cohort of scientists devoting a year of isolation in a simulated Mars habitat. We’ll find out what new challenges face this group and how NASA might take what they learn and apply it to an actual mission to Mars.

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We got an update on several of the key initiatives from the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. We’ll get the latest on Broadband, the Creative Media industry, Tech and a new educational program developed by Pixar rolling out to the DOE.

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There’s a new Science Technology Engineering and Math office at the University of Hawaii. We’ll find out what this office aims to achieve and how it plans to elevate science and technology in Hawaii’s education and economic sectors.

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk with the team from the Schmidt Ocean Institute to find out about their latest expedition. What do their findings from the central equatorial Pacific tell us about El Niño and its effect on the weather in Hawaii? 5 PM on HPR-2.

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk about artificial intelligence and how a local company is paving a new path with strong AI. We’ll also talk to Oceanit to find out what Strong AI offers and how this novel approach enables new applications. 5 PM on HPR-2.

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justgrimes / Flickr

We talked to Hawaii student participants in the National Maker Faire that took place in Washington D.C. With the the maker movement picking up steam, we’ll find out how students taking this experience and weaving it into their career choices.

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr

 We’ll find out about a collaborative project amongst community colleges to launch a payload into space. Project IMUA brought students together from Kauai, Kapiolani, Windward and Honolulu Community College for a recent launch at Wallops Flight Facility.

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Scott McMurren / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll explore the subject of food sustainability and the developing technique of soilless farming. With the upcoming Soilless Agriculture Conference in August we’ll find out how this strengthens the industry and Hawaii’s food resilience.

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Will Fisher / Flick

  Today we’ll talk with Angel Yanagihara about the latest in box jelly research and getting relief from jellyfish and ant stings. We’ll hear how Sting No More went from the lab to the military and consumer market. Tune in Wednesday, 5pm on HPR-2. 

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Davide De Martin / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk about the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union. The world’s largest meeting of astronomers is coming to Hawaii. What’s on the agenda for these super stargazers?

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Burt Lum

  Today, we are dedicating the full hour to the Solar Impulse, an ambitious around-the-world journey powered purely by the sun. We have pilot and CEO of Solar Impulse, Andre Borschberg and Managing Director, Gregory Blatt, in our studio! 5 PM on HPR-2.

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  We started things off with a couple of special guests, who are here to tell us about their upcoming events. Lisa Shozuya tells us about an upcoming series of disaster preparedness training and then Jodi Ito from UH updated us on the latest Gen Cyber Camps. Finally, we talked about a student co-working space called "The Canvas."

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk to the winners of the latest Startup Weekend Honolulu. This fast paced event is an intense 54 hours where teams form quickly, prototypes are created, new ideas get pitched, and businesses are built. Today at 5 on HPR-2.

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Nicolas Solop / Flickr

  We'll start things off today with our special news guests. First up is Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association to tell us about tomorrow's Women in Tech panel. Then Dave Raatz from the Maui County Council is joins us by phone to tell us about the annual Hawaii State Assoc of Counties. Next, Dave Ulrich from Pacific New Media joins to fill us in about this weekend's f808 Photo workshop. Finally, during our main segment, we'll talk about the resurgence of humble podcast with Todd Cochrane from Geek News Network and Kimi Morton from Hot Better Pop. 

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We talked with members of the brand new Science Communicators Ohana from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In today's world, understanding science has become more important than ever before. But what forms of communication are best suited for advancing science literacy?

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David Goehring / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll explore how we are moving from an economy of consumption to one of sharing. We’ll find out how two Hawaii companies, BikeShare and Car2Go are challenging the concept of ownership in new and innovative ways.

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Chris Potter / Flickr

  How can companies build a systematic approach toward safeguarding their data? We’ll talk about cyber security and what steps to take in creating the framework to keep information and your networks safe. Tonight at 5pm on HPR-2. 

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  On this show we’ll find out how the Energy Excelerator is helping to kickstart the transportation startup. We'll also feature teams from the app challenge, Reboot the Commute and find out what innovative ideas won the hearts of the judges.

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Jonas Vibell will first tell us about the upcoming Reboot the Commute app challenge. Then Jyotika Virmani, Director of Technical Operations for the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE will tell us about the Xprize finalists. Finally, we'll talk about the science behind and in front of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

  First we'll speak with Bee Leng Chua and Alice Li about a new summer course called Entrepreneurship: Business Remodeling & Fundraising. Jay Fidell also joins us to tell us about Think Tech panel on public spaces. Finally, we'll talk about an innovation project to cool classrooms called Fahrenheit 73.

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk with the Executive Director of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems. What sort of projects does PISCES take on and what special role does Hawaii Island play in space exploration?

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