Hawaii Tech Events in September 2023
Don't miss the 15th Hawaii Geek Meet on Sept. 24, and check out a number of other great gatherings for Hawaii's innovation sector.
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 (and submit your events) at Hawaii Tech Events.
Serving up some *kapow!* and *bam!* energy this month, NerdNite HNL presents a fierce battle royale: Danny DeVito characters will don their superhero suits and duke it out, balanced by the story of the shaka to bring us all back down to earth with love and aloha. It will be a wild ride, so be sure to be there, and be square! Anna O'Brien's (2440 S. Beretania St.) @ 7 p.m. Details here!
Entrepreneurship Live with Dr. Robert Yonover
The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Engineering invites you to hear from Dr. Yonover, inventor of the SEE/RESCUE high-visibility locating device now in use by all branches of the U.S. military. Hear this inventor and scientist talk about his entrepreneurial journey and experiences with Shark Tank and SpaceX. RISE (1810 University Avenue) @ 4:30 p.m. Register here!
Remote Work Early Pau Hana
Come meet other remote workers and startup founders in Hawai‘i. I doesn’t matter if you work for big tech or remotely for a local firm, kama‘aina or just got off the plane — all are welcome. Honolulu BeerWorks (328 Cooke Street) @ 3:30 p.m. Register here!
Tree-Planting: One NFT at a Time
Gerelmaa Georgina Batchuluun shares her vision of paving the way for a groundbreaking approach to regenerative finance using non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Leveraging transparent verification and near-instantaneous transactions, their global platform enables the efficient and inclusive acquisition of premium natural resource-based carbon credits. $10. Gather Cowork (6600 Kalanianaʻole Highway) @ 6 p.m. Register here!
ʻAina, AI, and Next Generation Science Teaching
Explore the intricate interplay between the wisdom of the land, the advancements in artificial intelligence, and the timeless qualities of human intellect. Drawing from both historical lessons and current realities of AI, this exploration will demonstrate the promising capabilities of AI when harmoniously steered by human insight. $30. McKinley High School @ 8:00 a.m. Register here!
Pitch your groundbreaking ideas, connect with a vibrant community of like-minded individuals, and win cash awards. Our events are designed to help first-time founders validate their concepts and provide invaluable practice for seasoned entrepreneurs prepping to face venture capitalists. Spectators can enjoy delectable pupus and refreshing drinks and vote on their favorite pitches. Entrepreneurs Sandbox (643 Ilalo St.) @ 5:30 p.m. Register here!
15th Hawaii Geek Meet
I’ve organized this event since 2008, the same year the San Francisco Maker Faire inspired our own outdoor festival for makers, creators, and innovators. A tech event at the beach, where kids and families are welcome, and where a colorful mixed plate of local organizations come together to share their passions and collaborate on unexpected projects. Please join us! Magic Island @ 9 a.m. Details here!
A evening filled with conversations about all things techie. Whether you are just beginning or already an expert in your field, or if technology is your hobby, you will find someone who shares your interests. Friends and newcomers are always welcome. Projects in support of Lahaina wildfire recovery will be discussed. Maui Brewing Company (605 Lipoa Pkwy.) @ 7 p.m. Register here!
ʻĀina-Informatics Network Launch
The ʻĀina-Informatics Network is an initiative based at ʻIolani School designed to bring genome science into Hawaiʻi high school classrooms. Our program’s objective is to develop place-based curriculum for ethical genome science that centers on Hawaiʻi’s unique relationships to ‘āina, all while generating real data via a community science approach. ‘Iolani School (563 Kamoku St.) @ 4:30 p.m. Register here!
Talk Story with Tech Pros
This event provides a unique opportunity for college students to connect and engage with over 45 experienced professionals in the tech industry, including software engineers, company founders, product managers, and employees from renowned global companies such as Google, Netflix, Dreamworks, Amazon, and Microsoft, as well as representatives from local firms. Register here!
Also Coming Up:
Sept. 5: Women In Tech
Sept. 8: Blockchain in Paradise
Sept. 13: Kauai Tech Wednesday Chat (Kauai)
Sept. 21: Hawaii FoundHer Information Session (Kauai)
Oct. 26: Hawaii Grant Summit
Do you know about a great upcoming event? Are you organizing one? Let me know!