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April 2011 Blog Posts (9)

In global cyberwar, the dragon emerges

The James Bond image of the dashing super-spy had little basis in reality.  Nowadays, the real spies are likely to be professional soldiers working at computers in an underground military base.


Hacking has been a topic of interest for me, ever since I read the seminal book The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll. It's about a Berkeley astronomer who tracked down a German hacker who broke into…


Added by Marcus Sortijas on April 28, 2011 at 10:20am — 3 Comments

Student/Professional mixer with UH ITMA graduating students, April 29th

The AITP Honolulu Chapter in association with UH is hosting a student/professional mixer with UH ITMA students.  It’s from 6-9 at the Plaza Club, April 29th.  30 students will be attending who are graduating next month and are looking for jobs.  This is a great opportunity to come socialize and share your experiences with young people just entering the tech ranks in Hawaii.  There are about 20 openings for Professionals and it’s only $20, including heavy…


Added by Jeff Bloom on April 26, 2011 at 7:17am — No Comments

Teach IT at University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus!

Teach IT at University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus!


At University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus, we support the dreams of working students. Join us.


At University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus, we’re dedicated to providing working students with a relevant, real-world education. As the largest private university in North America, we’re constantly on the lookout for talented faculty members like you.


To qualify to teach in INFORMATION…


Added by George C Carroll III on April 22, 2011 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

Getting Google Social

For a while now, Google has admittedly had problem with *going social*.  Somewhat in their defense, many companies have tried to build social platforms and failed.  The disheartening thing about Google, though, is that they already have all the elements of a social platform and in many cases their products are a lot better.  However, like the awkward geeky kid in the corner of the…


Added by James Pakele on April 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — 15 Comments

Are MBAs Bad for Tech Companies?

Good in-depth article from the NYTimes on declining standards and educational deficiencies at business schools.

When startups and tech companies talk about the dangers of MBAs, this article provides the perfect evidence behind those risks.

Added by John on April 14, 2011 at 8:55pm — 3 Comments

Motorola Atrix vs iPhone 4, Two Months Later

So... It's been a while since I've switched from an iPhone to the Motorola Atrix. In the initial article I tried to focus on things that matter, when you use the phone. Real life…


Added by James Pakele on April 10, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Will America get moving on mobile payment?

I was fascinated the first time a friend demonstrated Square to me.  She attached the card reader to the top of her iPhone, swiped a credit card through, and showed me the user interface for the transaction.  Amazing.


Any new idea clashes with old thinking.  The same thing is happening again with mobile payments.  The New York Times again had excellent coverage:…


Added by Marcus Sortijas on April 8, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Flash Camp Hawaii


The Hawaii Flash User Group will be hosting a Flash Camp this summer, you can find out more details at


Speakers from Adobe, and other well know speakers in the Flash Community. I will be speaking on Flash Remoting with ColdFusion


If anybody locally knows about putting together a conference, I would love to work with you,



Added by John Barrett on April 2, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Developing a Viable Software Development Workforce in Hawaii

Yesterday I was asked to chair a committee on workforce development for the software industry in Hawaii. Our committee was specifically tasked with coming up with suggestions on how to bring the number of senior software developers in the workforce closer to meeting the demands of software companies in our state. The suggestions are to be presented by the Workforce Development…


Added by Daniel Leuck on April 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — 41 Comments

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