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Entries from May 24th, 2012

Hawaii Terrorism Tale Tops Amazon Fiction Contest

May 24th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Books

“These are the last minutes of Charlie Kaleohano’s life,” opens Brian Reeves’ 310-page self published novel, swiftly drawing readers into a Hawaii in turmoil. The native Hawaiian independence movement has gained steam, but not without a price, a Waikiki hotel bombing and the assassination of a government official sparking conflicts and driving the islands into recession. “A […]

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State Preps IT Coalition, Open Data Platform

May 8th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Government, Technology

On Friday, State CIO Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia and the Office of the Governor called together several community stakeholders to update them on their ongoing initiative to transform government. The presentation came just as the state selected Socrata for its open data platform. Contrasted against the passage of SB2858, it made for an interesting week in […]

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Sunlight Foundation Shines on Hawaii

May 7th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Government

On Wednesday, the first local meetup of the Sunlight Foundation community will be held at Yogur Story . Pulled together by  Burt Lum, my fellow open government advocate and long-time partner in geekery, the gathering will bring together like-minded folks to discuss how technology new thinking can make government more transparent and accountable. The meetup comes just […]

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HMAUS Springfest Tomorrow

May 4th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Technology

“Explore” is the theme of this year’s Springfest event, one of two signature annual gatherings of the Hawaii Macintosh & Apple User Society (HMAUS). Taking place on the campus of Kapiolani Community College, Springfest is a free, casual conference that offers presentations and workshops inspired by Apple technology. Topics include photography and digital art, as […]

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