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‘Reach for the Stars’ at UH on Dec. 10

December 2nd, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Education, Events, Science, Technology

A former astronaut turned renowned physicist and a project manager from NASA’s Mars Curiosity mission will be in Hawaii next week. They will both be featured at “Reach for the Stars,” a special public event hosted at the University of Hawaii on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Loren W. Acton flew on Space Shuttle Mission STS-51-F in 1985, orbiting […]

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Hawaii’s First Sketch Comedy Fest Needs You

November 30th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Art, Events, Hawaii, People

My first introduction to Kimee Balmilero was on “Hi-5,” a kids’ show on Discovery Kids that my family would watch. (We had our TiVo set to always have the last ten episodes on tap.) My wife, who has a good sense of these things, said, “Kimee sounds local.” Sure enough, a quick Google revealed that she […]

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Thursday Panel on Hawaii Innovation

November 28th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Startups

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association, in association with the Hawaii Business Roundtable, is presenting a panel discussion next week on “Growing Hawaii’s Innovation Economy.” The event will include keynote remarks from Berkeley professor Enrico Moretti, author of “The New Geography of Jobs.” In addition, HBR will preview its upcoming “Hawaii Innovation Assets Report,” which identifies Hawaii’s current […]

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Startup Weekend Returns in November

October 14th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Startups

It’s been quiet on the Startup Weekend front, with the last Honolulu event held in February and a Maui event in May. But Hawaii will be back in the mix next month as part of the Global Startup Battle, taking place Nov. 14-16. The Honolulu event will take place at BoxJelly in Kakaako. Startup Weekends are 54-hour […]

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New Tools to Explore Campaign Finance Data

June 27th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Government, Politics, The Web

In an election year, the more citizens know about candidates and their campaigns the better. And while there’s a lot of information available from the Campaign Spending Commission, it can be a challenge to make sense of it all. That’s where the recent Civic*Celerator comes in, and its slate of online tools to help voters understand who is funding political […]

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Q&A: Eisa Drum Festival on Saturday

May 13th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Music

This Saturday, the Eisa Drum Festival returns for its fourth year. The celebration of Okinawan music, dance and culture has grown larger and more diverse since 2010, and I wanted to get a behind-the-scenes view of its evolution. Lead organizer Shari Tamashiro is a friend as well as the “cybrarian” at Kapiolani Community College, which is […]

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Hawaii Comic & Toy Expo on Sunday

April 29th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Art, Events

Hoping for a new chance to “relive our hanabatta days,” three local organizers are launching what they hope to be an annual expo for comic and toy collectors this Sunday (perhaps fittingly, the day after “Free Comic Book Day“). The Hawaii Comic & Toy Expo is the brainchild of Francisco Figueiredo, Carey Ishizuka, and Steve Valenzon, and will […]

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Cyber Hui to Celebrate Security-Savvy Students

April 26th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Education, Events, Technology

Next Saturday, the Cyber Hui is hosting its Cyber Hui Celebration at The Box Jelly in Kakaako, presenting trophies to the to three teams from the Kukui Cup cyber security scrimmage (not to be confused with the other Kukui Cup competition). As a virtual competition, the school whose computer systems were targeted in the exercise was […]

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Latest Startup Weekend Honolulu Winners Named

February 9th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Events, Hawaii, Startups, Technology

The first Startup Weekend Honolulu of 2014 wrapped up tonight at The Box Jelly, with the final pitches and judging closing out 54 hours of creativity and entrepreneurial activity. And the winners are: Honorable Mention: Tidy Panda An app to fix the bad roommate problem, sorting out chores and facilitating communication while generating revenue through […]

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Make movies with your DSLR and Hawaii Shoots

January 5th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Photography

More and more, people are using the cameras on their smartphones instead of dedicated cameras. Indeed, several generations of iPhones remain the most popular camera models on Flickr, with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II squeaking into the top five. But in the same way that cameraphones have put pretty good photography within reach of the […]

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