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August 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Meet appbackr. The World’s First Wholesale Marketplace for Mobile Apps


Added by Shiva on August 31, 2010 at 8:23am — No Comments

Help HPU Students learn "Real World" Spreadsheet and Database skills

I'm teaching a database/spreadsheet course at HPU this fall

to accounting/management grad students as well as the odd computer

scientist, and I have all this boring sample data from the textbook

regarding fictional ice-cream companies. Pretty tedious stuff. I had

this idea to re-create the data based on the "The Office" so all the

accounts/salespeople names would be taken from the show.

What I'd also really love to do is get some actual XL/access data… Continue

Added by Sam Joseph on August 27, 2010 at 5:26pm — 5 Comments

The Great 2009-2010 Hawaii Brain Drain

brain drain

At recent developer events, including today's UX Design Meetup, the effect of the great 2009-2010 Hawaii brain drain was readily apparent. Seth Ladd, Anthony Eden, Sam Joseph, Truman Leung, Ken Mayer, David Neely, Sherwin Gao, Seri Lee, Gabe Morris, Alex Salkever, Laurence Lee, Ken Berkun...this is just a handful of quality people I know personally. The list of talented tech industry people who have left or will soon be leaving over this very short period of time is truly…


Added by Daniel Leuck on August 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — 127 Comments

Is CCNA worth it in Hawaii?

I'm a college student finishing up my last year in school. I am currently majoring in Political Science and minoring in I.T. During my I.T. courses my professors would always comment about how there is a great demand for CCNA individuals here in the pacific region. I have done a fair amount of research about this certification, however I would like to ask those who have been in the "real world" if I should pursue this certification, and is it useful here in Hawaii. My main goal is to give back… Continue

Added by Tonu Apelu on August 17, 2010 at 12:42am — 10 Comments

FDT is free for memeber of the Hawaii Flash User Group


In case you are a member of the Hawaii Flash User Group, we are now being sponsored by Powerflasher the makers of FDT

The great folks over at powerflasher is offering a free license for FDT Pure for the HFUG memebers for the month of August. if you did not get the e-mail about it contact me for the key.

I am posting this here as there are a few memebers on tech hui as part of the group.

If you are interested in joining… Continue

Added by John Barrett on August 16, 2010 at 9:41pm — No Comments

VCs And Super Angels: The War For The Entrepreneur

Will the US create the next CISCO or Google, or an app to find a medium rare hamburger with less than 1,000 calories?…

Added by Barry Weinman on August 16, 2010 at 9:24am — 3 Comments

Looming crisis in the visitor Industry? Political leaders are we doing something???

Reading some amazing survey last month and still not sure if Hawaii government or industry is doing anything to prevent a meltdown of our hotels and or visitor industry as a whole from tanking?

Check out this report and see for yourself of a coming crisis.

Emailed Jim if Hawaii is immune to this. He says no brand of hotel is going to be spared and…


Added by John Sydney Yamane on August 14, 2010 at 9:50pm — No Comments

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Added by Jason Rushin on August 4, 2010 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Featured Techie: Marcelo Kobayashi, Inventor of BioTOM

The Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory had a problem. For the Leonidas low-cost nano-satellite program, the University of Hawaii program needed to design an adapter to connect as many as 18 small satellites to larger satellite. Upon attaining the proper orbital or… Continue

Added by Alex Salkever on August 1, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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