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January 2012 Blog Posts (8)

The Rise of Agile

Recently, a customer whose organization had been entrenched in using the Waterfall development model asked me what the Agile methodology is and what it is good for. I decided to post my paraphrased response here in case you find yourself needing to convince a Waterfall customer to use Agile too.....…


Added by Joseph Lui on January 30, 2012 at 10:54pm — 6 Comments

Hawaii Lawmakers' Assault on Web Privacy

As I write this HB 2288, which requires anyone providing internet connectivity to keep detailed records of users' browsing history, is being…


Added by Daniel Leuck on January 26, 2012 at 11:30am — 18 Comments


Note: this article taken from my blog

Life is great, you have your very own WordPress site.  Your own soapbox to stand on and rant to the world!  Then one day your hosting provider gives you a tragic new, ‘Your site has been hacked!’   Your whole world is…


Added by Aaron Collins on January 24, 2012 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

New Hawaii-based Mobile Application for iPhone and Android

Aloha TechHUI,

Looking forward to meeting some of you at Wetware Wednesdays, Ignite Honolulu and other events around Oahu. HI Nights is a mobile application company startup just kicking things off for Q1 2012. We are working with the University to get students involved in a fun project to get hospitality-related industries using the product: hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, etc.…


Added by Dan Bowe on January 16, 2012 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Export Plans For Hawaii Companies

Before the holidays I posted about the great export development plans that MBA students at Hawaii Pacific University had done for small Hawaii companies during the fall 2011 semester. It’s time to get your company into the program for the spring 2012 semester! More than 50 Hawaii companies have used this program over the past four years and have achieved some magnificent results in penetrating new foreign…


Added by Steve Craven on January 12, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

Easy Cheap PDF Files

Most of my customer are now using PDF-Creator for making PDF files and emailing them.  It is a great easy alternative and "green way" to printing and snail mailing your invoice or letters.   Just Install PDF-Creator and you can be printing PDF files the easy way!  On Kauai and Maui most of my non-profit companies that I service uses PDF-Creator.  So for…


Added by John Sydney Yamane on January 11, 2012 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Japanese UX: Everything Works a Little Better

Normally when we discuss user experience design on TechHui we are talking about web or mobile apps, but UX design is a much broader field. Wikipedia defines UXD as, "Creation of the architecture and interaction models that affect user experience of a device or system."

During my time in Japan over the past two weeks I've been struck by how much attention is paid to UX for everyday things ranging from…


Added by Daniel Leuck on January 7, 2012 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

January 2012 Newsletter

Aloha TechHuians,

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! I hope the holidays treated you well.

Many thanks to all the participants in last month's TechHui conference including the speakers, panelists, sponsors and organizers. It was a tough time of year to do a conference (my fault for being in NY and Tokyo on business during the usual time), but we pulled it off. This year I was overwhelmed with work and being a new dad so I…


Added by Daniel Leuck on January 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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