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 especially appreciated all the help from UH Pacific New Media, HI Capacity, Ignite, ThinkTech and IGDA. I also want to thank our sponsors, HTDC with DCCA, Ikayzo, Migration Counsel, PubCon and Hannah Miyamoto from the UH-M Mechanical Engineering / Business SAE team who were kind enough to share their inventions with us at the conference.
I thoroughly enjoyed Garrett's keynote and all the sessions. Session organizers Dan Zelikman, Todd Robertson, Gordon Bruce, Forest Frizzell, Yuka Nagashima, Robert Brewer and Rama MacIntosh did a fantastic job as did all the panelists. I'm very happy Christine Koroki, Chris Ota and their friends from HI Capacity brought Ignite to the conference this year. The Ignite presenters covered a wide variety of interesting technology and design topics. We've decided to make it a tradition so look for Ignite at all future TechHui Conferences.
As always, we appreciate feedback to help us improve future conferences.
Coders - Don't forget to register for CityCamp Hackathon happening on Janurary 20. Prizes for civic minded coders will range from $500 to $1,000.
Next month make sure not to miss search, social media and eCommerce conference PubCon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on February 14 and 15, 2012. The conference features industry leaders such as Travelocity founder and e-commerce pioneer Terry Jones. Pubcon is also offering intensive educational search and social media training programs on February 13, 2012. To get the 20% TechHui discount go to https://secure.pubcon.com/ and enter th-2004620 in the "Offer Code" box after you click on the "Register Now" link.
Finally, don't forget to watch Maui TechHuians Garret Lisi and Reichart Von Wolfsheild's new show Invention USA on the History Channel.
A hui hou,
The TechHui Team