Big Island Tech Meetup

Let’s kick off the new year with the first Big Island Tech meetup! This is a place to meet other techies and help build the local community. How can we bring in remote jobs and create local opportunities?
Some ideas for future meetings: Tech training, demos, community projects.
4:00 – 4:15 Intro4:15 – 4:30 News, jobs and announcements4:30 – 5:20 Discussion: Tech in Hawaii – What’s happening, ideas, opportunities.5:20 – 5:30 Closing

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IT & Intelligence Virtual Career Fair

An online opportunity to explore career options in the IT, Intelligence sector, and other industry partners.

IT as a Career
Are you interested in a career with the Information Technology Community? Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet with and hear from recruiters online about current and future jobs and careers!
The Information Technology Community is looking for top talent across many skill areas such as Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Data Science/Data Analytics, Geospatial, Business & Management, Network and System Administration, Cybersecurity, Development & Integration, Project Support and Services, and much more!
Intelligence as a Career
Are you interested in a career with the Intelligence Community? Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet with and hear from recruiters on-line about current and future jobs and careers!
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. Government service is rewarding in several ways. Not only does such a career provide the selfless satisfaction of serving one’s country, but there are many intellectually provocative and challenging national security jobs, civilian and military. In addition to government service, or as a second career after government service, individuals with intelligence experience can often find positions with large corporations.
The Intelligence Community is looking for top talent across many skill areas such as science, technology, engineering, business, history, economics, mathematics, foreign language, architecture, human resources and more!
Registration for the event as an attendee:
To register as an employer, please complete this form:

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ThriveHI Remote Work Early Happy Hour

Are you working West Coast hours and want to unwind after a long day? Join us for our Remote Workers Happy Hour at Aloha Beer to network with others who #workfromhawaii. Attendees will be responsible for purchasing their own food and drinks. See everyone there!
Please fill out our survey so we get a better idea of who’s on island and what how we can build a stronger community.

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The Power of Using Natural Language Processing (NLP)

How Hawaii’s Industries Can Extract Significant Value By Leveraging Documents, Records, Emails, Contracts, Meetings and even Phone Calls!
What is Natural Language Processing (NLP)?
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. Among many examples, it’s how smart assistants can perform tasks using voice commands (Siri and Alexa) or text (chatbots); it’s how apps can easily translate languages with amazing accuracy; and it’s how your email account can successfully identify, categorize, and label emails. In addition to these and other rapidly maturating NLP capabilities that are competing with humans on more complex qualitative tasks, NLP is also surprisingly practical and a viable technology for Hawaii’s organizations to implement.
Join TRUE on October 13 for an enlightening session with Ed Barnabas, Director/CTO, and Summer Rankin and Ka’imi Kahihikolo, lead Data Scientists, for Booz Allen Hamilton – US leading IT consulting firm. All three are based locally in Hawaii and represent Booz Allen’s Chief Technology Office. They are committed to providing modern technology services to Hawaii’s public and private sectors and help them thrive.
Sharing some compelling use cases, the Booz Allen team will show attendees how NLP has evolved very rapidly in the past few years and how it has been a gamechanger for the Department of Defense. More broadly, they will discuss how NLP is now more accessible and can be applied to Hawaii’s industries such as: government, tourism, health, banking, etc. By understanding your text data sets, new AI-based language technologies, and where to begin adoption with “lightweight” and feasible approaches, your organization will be more efficient and making better decisions. Seats are limited at this in-demand event, please register now!

3 pm: Check in
3:30 pm: Presentation
5 pm: Pau hana networking drinks & pupus

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Talk Story with Richard Matsui

Richard Matsui is the Co-Founder of kWh Analytics.
kWh Analytics is the Insurer for the Energy Transition. Leading investors such as AES (NASDAQ: AES) and Ares Management (NYSE: ARES) rely on insurance solutions from kWh Analytics to reduce risk and enhance their investment returns. kWh Analytics is backed by private venture capital and the US Department of Energy.
He was previously a consultant with McKinsey & Company based in Greater China, where he helped found the Firm’s solar practice in 2007. There, he established himself as a leading global expert on the solar industry by accumulating more industry experience than any other consultant (9,000 globally).
He graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese. He is proud to have been born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He is also a Forbes “30 Under 30” award recipient for Energy.
This event is free and open to the public. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni from all 10 UH campuses, and members of the general public are welcome!
When: Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Where: Shidler College of Business Room E402. In-person attendees will be limited. Attendees may connect online via Zoom.

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Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

“You can never believe the beauty of island Earth until you see it in its entirety from space… the best place to think about the fate of our planet is right here in the islands.”—Charles Lacy Veach, Astronaut
This is the celebration and special day 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.
Initiated in 2002 by Art and Rene Kimura, directors of Future Flight Hawai‘i, The Lacy Veach Day of Discovery showcases wonderful, hands-on activities in workshops and demonstrations. This event is typically held in October. Astronaut Lacy Veach serves to remind us all that the dreams of today can be forged into exploration and discoveries of tomorrow.
An event for registered students in grades 3-12 with accompanying adult & teachers to participate in more than 20 hands-on interactive STEM workshops.
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Kamehameha Schools, Kapālama
Parking at Kekūhaupiʻo Gym and shuttle rides offered to Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani Performing Arts Center
Keynote Speaker:
Nainoa Thompson, President, Polynesian Voyaging Society
Closing Assembly:
STEM Magic Show & STEM demonstration with take-home STEM tool

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