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Tech Monday in West Hawaii

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Tech Monday in West Hawaii

Time: October 24, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Banjy's Paradise Bar and Grill
Street: 68-1792 Melia Street
City/Town: Waikoloa Village
Website or Map: http://banjysparadisebarandgr…
Phone: 808-989-0977
Event Type: networking
Organized By: Rod Hinman
Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2011

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Event Description

This event is a pau hana for people involved or interested in technology in the greater Kona area and beyond.  It is a small effort to network and build community.  Meeting location, pupus, and liquids provided by TechHui member and restaurant owner Jim Skaife. (Thanks, Jim!)  RSVP so we can plan the food.

This month's speaker is Justin Brown, CTE (Career and Technical Education) Coordinator and Robotics Director at Kealakehe High School.  He will discuss the "Design Thinking" model, which is a human-centered process for designing anything from high-tech gadgets to government forms developed by the Stanford University Institute of Design.  Design Thinking embraces the users of the product from the initial problem statement through prototyping and testing.  It can be used in education or business; Justin will describe how he has been using it with KHS's robotics team, and how it could be applied to your product designs.

Professors from the Stanford D.School have partnered with Hawaii Island to expand Design Thinking in Hawaii and plan to come to Hawaii Island to give workshops to robotics students, STEM educators/professionals and a limited number of the general public during the next year. This talk serves as an introduction to those who might be interested in learning more.

5:30-6:00 p.m. Networking
6:00-6:30 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. or until pau - More Networking

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Comment by Holland Wood on October 12, 2011 at 2:39pm
Mahalo for hosting this, Jim!

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