Ignite Honolulu #4 is now over! Thank you to all the amazing speakers. We hope all of you who attended had an enjoyable evening and learned something new!
Ignite Honolulu 4 caters towards education, technology, and design to close the two week Lab School program at Punahou School. Join us for a series of talks focused on the theme, Interactive, and enjoy good company, pupus and beverages.
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Punahou School, Wo International Center
Parking: Through Punahou’s main gate, past the field, guest parking is to the right.
Included: Pupus, Non-alcoholic drinks (school campus), and Ignite entertainment!
Register is closed and full!
“Like My Status: Using Technology to Build Relationships in the Classroom”
–Meghan McCormick, Wheeler Middle School
“Mobile Technologies & Personalized Learning: A quest to make thinking visible and technology invisible.”
–Mark Hines, Mid-Pacific Institute
“What’s New in Online Education”
–Jason Axelson, HI Capacity
–Nina Lee, Design Mindful Impact
“Masculinity in Education”
–Ka‘eo Vasconcellos, Roosevelt High Schoool
“PARODY-SO: The Unexpected Lessons of a History Teacher Turned Edulebrity”
–Amy Burvall, Historyteachers
“How to Ignite”
–Yancey Unequivocally, Empowered Presentations
“Death to the Rhombus: A Project-Based Approach to Math & Science”
–Kris Schwengel, Punahou School
“An Interactive: Stealing the Social Media Spotlight”
–Gwen Woltz, Wahine Media
“Epic Tech” or “Three Technologies That Fundamentally Altered the Way I Looked at Things I Took for Granted”
–Douglas Kiang, Punahou School
“15 Things Data Visualization has in common with my favorite movies (and 5 other slides)”
–Ben Trevino, UHERO
Ignite Honolulu 3 is now over. Thank you to the Unconferenz for making us a part of your successful event!
The Unconferenz mantra is to Invent : Inspire : Innovate. It’s a grassroots Technology/Internet gathering of individuals across the community to foster sharing and interaction amongst its participants. The Unconferenz is really what you make it. Feel free to join the conversation and help develop the Unconferenz 2011 agenda. See you there!
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Time: 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kapiolani Community College, Iliahi Building
Cost: Free or Donation (to help cover costs)
2. Henry Mochida
3. Sheba Najmi
4. Peter Kay
5. Kevin Vaccarello
7. Tim O’Reilly
If you missed us last time(s)…
Ignite Honolulu is an event where a series of presenters give talks on topics they feel passionate about. The talks are limited to 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds, creating a quick five minute presentation.
The idea is to enlighten us but keep it short!
Ignite Honolulu focuses to give a voice to the many projects and ideas in Hawaii’s diverse communities. We launched our first event as a mixer between designers and developers to stimulate collaboration. The venue was at the coworking space, The Box Jelly, which is inside the furniture store fishcake. The venue was ideal due to the creative space fishcake provided and the startup nature of The Box Jelly’s coworking space.
The second time around, Ignite Honolulu was featured during a session at the 2011 TechHui Conference. TechHui is Hawaii’s science, technology and new media community. The conference took place at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus in the Art Auditorium. Attendees viewed presentations catered to technology, community projects, theory, and design.
Ignite Honolulu 2 is now over. Thank you to TechHui for making us a part of your successful event!
Ignite Honolulu 2 has been requested for the 2011 TechHui Conference! Ignite is an event that is done all across the globe, and the first Ignite Honolulu was this past August 2011. If you are unfamiliar with the Ignite format, it is a series of presentations that are limited to 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds creating a five minute presentation. The point is to enlighten us, but keep it short.
This time around our speakers are:
Kevin Hughes – “Great Examples of Cross-Device Design”
James Wang – “Software Development Communication”
April Young – “3D Printing: Uses in Protoyping, Art and Future Possibilities”
Chae Ho Lee – “Designing for the screen: Not just a world of surfaces.”
Gorm Lai – “Global Game Jam – ‘Channelling the Energy of Thousands of Creatives Across the Globe’”
Olin Lagon – “How a local nonprofit engaged over 100K+ people with $0 marketing”
Nicole Hori – “Rediscovered Technology”
This time around the presentations are not being filmed, so you must register for the conference to attend Ignite Honolulu’s second show. The conference is Saturday, December 10th, with the goal to highlight interesting Hawai’i-based people, projects and organizations working in science, technology and interactive design. The day long event seeks to facilitate education and networking within the Hawai’i technology community as well as helping Hawaii technologists connect with global technology leaders. Along with Ignite Honolulu, you will be exposed to Mobile Development, Web Apps for the People & Hawaii’s New Broadband Initiative, Kukui Cup: Gamification of Energy Efficiency, Social Media, and 3D CG & Animation. To attend Ignite Honolulu 2 and the 2011 TechHui Conference, click here.
General admission to the 2011 TechHui Conference is $35, and $25 for TechHui members. If you are unfamiliar with TechHui, it is Hawaiʻi’s science, technology and new media community. Sign up to connect with a network of over 2,500 members in Hawai‘i!
During the conference, Ignite Honolulu 2 is scheduled for Session 3. It starts at 2:45pm to 4:00pm in the Art Auditorium. Kevin Hughes and HI Capacity will be participating along with other individuals for a total of seven speakers.
Be sure to follow us on twitter @ignitehonolulu. If you are interested in speaking in the next Ignite Honolulu, email Christine with your name and topic to email@example.com.
FRIDAY NIGHT LABS
6:00pm – 7:45pm: Game Design, IGDA Honolulu
8:00pm – 9:45pm: Robotics, Makers
9:00am – 10:15am: Keynote: Geometric Theory of Everything, Garrett Lisi
10:30pm – 11:45pm: Social Media
10:30pm – 11:45pm: Gov. Tech: Mobile Apps, Web & Broadband
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch (outside)
1:15pm – 2:30pm: Mobile Development
1:15pm – 2:30pm: Kukui Cup (Gamification of Energy Conservation)
2:45pm – 4:00pm: Ignite Honolulu 2
Ignite – a new phenomenon springs up on Kamani Street
I wasn’t sure it was going to be interesting, but I thought I’d go down there because I told them I’d be there tape it. I was prepared to leave, but five minutes after it started I knew it was going to be electric.
I’m talking about the “Ignite” event organized by Christine Koroki. Ignite presents speakers under a really provocative protocol where each speaker has 20 slides transitioned for 15 seconds, which allows them a rapid fire five minutes to talk about their subjects.
They aspire to be Ted quality speakers, and from what went on last Thursday night, they succeeded. If you want to see the speakers speaking, expletives deleted, stay tuned to thinktechhawaii.com. We’ll be posting them shortly.
The eight speakers were well-chosen. Their talent was tangible and their vitality was infectious. The protocol made things move at breakneck. The slides were funny, raucous and/or profound. The group loved it. There was a feeling in the air, of joining, of discovery, of joyfulness. You wished there were more than eight.
Here’s the list: Daniel Leuck “The Software Developer of 2020: Exploring the Evolution of Software Design”, CEO, Ikazyo; Danielle Scherman “Startup Weekend”, Social Wahines; Austen Ito, “Geekology 101″, A Maker at HI Capacity; Rechung Fujihira, “Tsune”, CEO, Enzyme, The Box Jelly; Angelica Rabang, “Good Design”, AIGA Honolulu President; John Garcia, “Going Viral: The Social Tsunami”, Co-Owner/CTO, Nonstop Honolulu; Peter Justeson, “How & Why to Make Games”, IGDA Honolulu Co-founder; Yancey Unequivocally, “Most Presentations Stink”, CEO, Empowered Presentations.
The venue was the Box Jelly on Kamani Street, a co-working space created by start up entrepreneurs Rechung Fujihira, Hasan Scott and Tony Stanford. There was food and what looked like about a hundred people there that night, networking up a storm and drawn headlong into the presentations.
Plus ca change, plus la meme. It had the feeling of Village beat from the 1960’s, reminiscent of the artsy basements and lofts on MacDougal Street, intense crowds packed shoulder to shoulder speaking their minds and pushing the envelope in the flower revolution that preceded the cynicism of Vietnam.
Maybe it’s time for a return to that energy, maybe even here. Ignite has come to town, and organizers like Christine Koroki should keep it going, draw lessons and support from it, and expand on it. ThinkTech is happy to tape these presentations because they’re better when taped; somehow, it enhances the phenomenon.
Ignite has legs. It lights up something in our youth, maybe older folks too, and makes us want to know more, engage more, reach out for ideas we haven’t heard before. It’s new to Honolulu, an awakening perhaps, and maybe we can make it ours.
I’m hoping it’ll happen at the Box Jelly again, and we’ll all find out early enough to get seats. In the meantime, I plan to talk to Christine and suggest other speakers because, when you think about it, there are a lot of Ted quality speakers here who could jump in. It’s only five minutes, right?
If you see a notice or get a tweet about another Ignite night, act soon because the next time will make the crowd last week look small.
Special thanks to Ryan Ozawa and Burt Lum for sharing these photos from the inaugural Ignite Honolulu show!