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Hawaii State Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad State Finals on Saturday

When the Hawaii State Science Olympiad began more than a decade ago, only one school — Mililani High School — fielded a team. Now in its 11th year, this “academic track meet” has drawn over 100...

From Pebble to Apple Watch

8 Things Pebble Taught Me About the Apple Watch

I’m planning on getting an Apple Watch next month. But I have the simpler, cheaper Pebble smartwatch to thank for that. As with most Apple announcements, Monday’s “Spring Forward” keynote has sparked most of the...

TEDxHonolulu | Photo by Burt Lum

TEDxHonolulu Returns with ‘Paradigm Shift’

The first TEDxHonolulu in 2009 was themed “Shift.” So perhaps it’s fitting that the event returns this year with “Paradigm Shift.” Of course, the look and feel of TED Talks (and their proclamations and exhortations...

Jen's Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2015 Entry #3

Contemporary Photography Exception Exhibition

Last month, when I wrote about Pacific New Media’s 2015 Contemporary Photography in Hawaii exhibition, I blathered on about how much photography had changed, and how smartphones were the primary way most people captured and shared...

Honolulu Mini Maker Faire by Burt Lum

Makers Wanted for Honolulu Mini Maker Faire

The second annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire is three months away, and organizers are putting out the call to Hawaii makers to participate. Like last year, the event will be held at ‘Iolani School’s Sullivan Center on...

Michael Kramer | Photo by Tina Stuart and Avi Okin/TEDxKamuela

Shifting from Sustainable to Resilient

Sustainability is a good thing, right? We want to live in sustainable communities, we want those communities to grow via sustainable development, we want to build sustainable businesses, and support them via sustainable investing. Earlier...

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Uber Under Fire in Hawaii

Hawaii lawmakers are mulling a bill that would regulate “transportation network companies” like Uber and Lyft. And while the legislator who introduced the bill, Sen. Glenn Wakai, says he introduced it on behalf of...

Hawaiian Telcom University

Fourth ‘HT University’ to Study Innovation

An annual gathering of technology professionals called “Hawaiian Telcom University” is coming up on St. Patrick’s Day. This year’s theme is “The Innovation Universe,” and the free event offers workshops, exhibits, networking, and both a...

HICARES Team at The Nature Conservancy Hackathon in November 2014

College Hackathon to Tackle Business Challenges

Hawaii Pacific University is putting out the call to Honolulu college students to participate in a business-focused hackathon next weekend. The “Laulima Tech Challenge” will take place March 14 & 15 at ProtoHub Honolulu....

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Meerkat Makes Livestreaming Ludicrously Easy

Yesterday, I streamed live video of my drive home from work while a dozen or so people watched. It was pretty mundane, while at the same time, pretty remarkable. I was checking out a new app for...

Photo by Ed Morita

Design Thinking Workshop on Saturday

It looks like Saturday is the day to think differently in Honolulu. While one group of educators will be exploring “deeper learning” in Manoa Valley, another group of people are gathering to learn about “design thinking” less...

Deeper Learning Unconference

Unconference to Advance ‘Deeper Learning’ in Schools

On Saturday, educators will gather at Mid-Pacific Institute to discuss “deeper learning” practices in the classroom: ways to motivate and challenge students to communicate, collaborate, and apply what they have learned in different ways. The half-day event will...