Hawaii Tech Events in October 2022

Looking to learn something new, or meet new people? I highlight interesting in-person and virtual events each month, and you can always find the latest updates at HawaiiCalendar.com.

Monday, Oct. 3: Gubernatorial Forum – Moiliili @ 6pm

Governor candidates Duke Aiona and Josh Green sit down for a casual hour-long conversation with Honolulu Civil Beat’s Politics and Opinion Editor, Chad Blair, and Reporter Blaze Lovell. This event will be free and open to the public for in-person attendance at Ka Waiwai in Moiliili. The discussion will also be live-streamed and a recording will be sent to everyone who registers. Register now!

Wednesday, Oct. 5: Seth Godin @ Noon

“We need systems solutions to our systems problem, and it won’t happen if we don’t connect and communicate.” says entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author, Seth Godin. Learn more about The Carbon Almanac, a breakthrough in collaboration – and why it’s become the most important project of his lifetime – live online in our interview with Seth Godin. Register now!

Saturday, Oct. 8: Mini Con 11 – McCully Library @ 9am

It’s like a tiny local artists’ Comic-Con. Featuring Brady Evans, Audra Furuichi, Jon J. Murakami, and Kevin Sano. Browse cool art, comic books, and other wonderful treasures… with a special demo at 11:00 a.m. RSVP on Facebook!

Thursday, Oct. 13: NLP for Industry – Sandbox @ 3pm

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a component of artificial intelligence and provides a computer program the ability to understand human language as it is spoken and written. Learn how NLP has evolved to be a gamechanger for the Department of Defense, and how NLP can be applied to Hawaii’s industries. Register now!

Friday, Oct. 14: IT & Intelligence Career Fair @ 10am

The United States Intelligence Community (IC) employs thousands of professionals in a wide variety of occupations and wants to hire creative problem solvers who want to support their nation and enjoy a rewarding career in science, technology, engineering, business, history, economics, mathematics, foreign language, architecture, human resources and more! Register now!

Saturday, Oct. 15: HACC 2022 Kickoff

The Hawaii Annual Code Challenge celebrates its 7th year of encouraging civic engagement with the local community in creating proof-of-concepts to modernize State functions and services. At the same time, it supports the development of Hawaii’s technology workforce and economy. Read my article on the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. Note that pre-kickoff workshops are scheduled for Oct. 4, 5, 6 & 8. Details here!

Tuesday, Oct. 18: What School Could Be – Sandbox @ 8am

Panelists Ted Dintersmith, Mark Loughridge, John Allen II, Susan Yamada, and Ian Kitajima will talk about reimagining education towards student-driven learning and real world challenges to shape the future of Hawai’, the nation and the world toward being more just, more equitable and fully sustainable. Breakfast panel. Tickets are $45. Register now!

Tuesday, Oct. 18: Honolulu Startup Drinks – Waikīkī @ 5:30pm

By actively engaging entrepreneurial green professionals, VCs, accelerators, Oahu enterprises, employees and volunteers, this event aspires to be an eco-conscious hub for networking, education and business development. This is a fun spirited potluck in a Waikiki gorgeous spot. Please bring, food, wine, drinks to share. Register now!

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Shaka Film Finale — PCC @ 5pm

The public is invited to appear in the epic finale luau scene in the documentary “Shaka, A Story of Aloha,” a premiere-style red carpet experience with a world-class luau dinner and a musical appearance by legendary musician Henry Kapono. Tickets $175, Hawaii residents use coupon code “KAMAAINA25” for a 25% discount (IDs checked at door). Register now!

Thursday, Oct. 20: Bryson Honjo – PACE @ 4:30pm

Part of the PACE “Entrepreneurship Live” series, Bryson Honjo founded HiConnect Studios, an influencer marketing agency that works with 150+ content creators with a cumulative following of over 100,000,000 on social media. His goal is to create the premier ‘Creator Hub’ of Hawaii. Register now!

Oct. 20 & 21: Schools of the Future – Convention Center

The 14th annual Schools of the Future Conference will explore a wide-range of topics and ideas related to best practices in education. This event is the largest of its nature in the Hawaii and serves as an opportunity for teachers and administrators, across Hawaii’s public, private and charter school educators and administrators to reflect upon how schools can better serve students. Tickets $275. Register now!

October 24-26: Pacific Tech 2022 – Convention Center

Bringing together Pacific region tech and engineering solution providers together with government customers, investors, and more. Innovative tech companies will have an opportunity to connect with potential customers, learn about SBIR/STTR programs, and how they can best leverage new funding and tech commercialization opportunities by various federal agencies. Tickets $400. Register now!

Monday, Oct. 24: F**ckup Nights Honolulu – BoxJelly @ 6pm

Inaugural event of the new Honolulu chapter of The Failure Institute, a social enterprise that helps companies drive a culture shift where they learn from failure, develop vulnerable leaders and build safe spaces with authentic people. Bringing “F**ckup Nights” to Hawaii. For details, send an email!

Monday, Oct. 24: Networking Mixer – Treehouse @ 5:30pm

This event will be a night full of networking and talking story with like minded professionals in the world of entrepreneurship. Speakers will share the successes they’ve had on their journey to being a self motivated entrepreneur. Tickets $10. Register now!

Saturday, Oct. 29: Day of Discovery – KSBE @ 8 a.m.

honoring the life and legacy of Charles Lacy Veach, who grew up in Honolulu with an interest in science, had a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, and went on to fly two Space Shuttle missions. An event for registered students in grades 3-12 with accompanying adult and teachers to participate in more than 20 hands-on interactive STEM workshops. Register now!

If you attend any of these events, please let the organizers know you found them via Hawaii Bulletin. Know of a great gathering in November? Please tell me about it!

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