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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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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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