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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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Journalism film series ‘Deadline’ next week

January 4th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Events, Media, Politics

Hawaii’s media landscape remains in constant flux. Last year brought the end of the Honolulu Weekly, and the launch of HuffPost Hawaii. Hawaii-based entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar is building First Look Media (with journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill, and others). And Hawaii was where NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden had his crisis of conscience, his leaks of widespread […]

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Learn to code in a weekend at UH

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

“Learn programming” is a very likely entry in the average geek’s list of new year’s resolutions. But while resources abound to learn to code on your own, taking a class and asking questions is probably better for those in a hurry. And if you’re in a real hurry, this weekend’s “Firehose Learn2Code” workshop is for […]

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Third annual Fringe Festival starts Thursday

November 5th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Art, Events

Honolulu will again join a global celebration of the arts with the Oahu Fringe Festival, which has now grown to a three-day event since it first landed in Chinatown in 2011. Fringe festivals are part of a tradition going back to 1947, where the first Edinburgh Festival Fringe was held in Scotland. There are dozens […]

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First ‘IconLocal’ Supports the Homeless Community

August 20th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Art, Events, Video

This past weekend, Honolulu hosted the first-ever “IconLocal” in support of The Noun Project. The workshop brought together local designers and civic-minded geeks with local community service providers to develop a set of symbols and icons to support the homeless and the groups dedicated to helping them. “IconLocal Hawaii” was organized by Hawaii Open Data, […]

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Bon Dance in Makiki This Weekend

August 15th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events

The banner we hung on the temple isn’t exactly straight, but the message is clear: come to the Jodo Mission of Hawaii tomorrow or Saturday evening for the annual bon dance. Admittedly, the Mililani Hongwanji is holding its bon dance this weekend as well, but Burt Lum have been on the Jodo Mission board of […]

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‘Flutter’ Flies into Pearlridge

July 7th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Family

Dancetta Feary has been raising butterflies for nearly a decade. A Realtor with Prudential Locations and the older sister of the late Hawaii musician Mackey Feary, she fell in love with the creatures and found inspiration in their beauty and independence. And she’s now able to offer people an up-close-and-personal encounter with them. This week […]

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Hawaii Virtual Reality Club Launched

June 18th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Gadgets, Technology

The concept of “virtual reality” has been around for decades, and has inspired science fiction and popular culture in countless ways, from the “cyberspace” of William Gibson’s novels to “Tron” and “The Matrix.” But with the breakneck speed of technological innovation we’re seeing today, we’re perhaps closer than ever to seeing VR taking hold in […]

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The 6th Annual Hawaii Geek Meet

April 22nd, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Technology

Every year I look forward to organizing the Hawaii Geek Meet. And every year I get so wrapped up in it that I only get around to blogging about it after it’s over. This year was the sixth year, and I think the most diverse yet. A lot of the perennial favorite groups were there […]

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