Aloha Dan ... There was great information, fellowship & enthusiasm at the TechHui Conference yesterday!! You and your team did a great job in pulling all of this together. Truly impressive, especially to see that there is so much going on here in HI. I learned alot and am inspired. Mahalo for all that you do!
Hi Dan, thanks for signing up for the SBIR shindig. My photo doesn't look so lonely in the attendance box now :) Actually have about 27 attendees coming so far. Thanks for letting us get the word out on TechHui. If you don't mind, I think I will create an SBIR group as we had chatted about earlier...just need a catchy group name. Mahalo.
We missed you at the 2009 Holiday Science & Tech Fair, at the Japanese Cultural Center last Tuesday!! Where were you and Mika? I had a GREAT time and made a lot of leads -- I was even interviewed for a potential position with OceanIt Laboratories!! :) WOW! I'm so excited!
Mahalo for the message. I'll have to do that. As for my work at Perfect Search. It has been very interesting. I've got some ideas as to how to take the technology back to Hawai'i, or in some places where it may have some play, but am wanting to wala'au with some folks to get a better feel for the tech space in Hawai'i now, and where there might be the biggest need and most innovative players.
Sorry, NOAA is huge and I work for the National Marine Fisheries Service. The programs I support the most is the Coral Reef Ecosystems Division (got a ton of debris off some of the North West Hawaiian Islands) and the Protected Species Division (those monk seal lovers). We've been trying to do the "one NOAA" thing but it seems to have went away and each group seems quite autonomous. Supposedly we should be in one facility on Ford Island in about 4 years.
Thanks for setting up this site. I set up a ning site for my high school alumni association 2 years ago and it has been an amazingly simple platform. Marc and Gina have done a great job.
That said - ning does have its challenges. For example - it is extreemly frustration that when someone has a new post or message, an email gets sent out, but the message isn't in the email... forcing everyone to have to click back to the ning site. This = FAIL because it disrupts the flow of convesation and people don't want to be forced to go to the ning website. We also discussed this last night and lost of folks we frustrated with it.
There used to be an option in the admin control to allow messages to be included the same way they do in FB. Do you know if you can change this setting? I seem to remember that ning removed this option in order to increase click rate to the site. :(
Aloha Dan!!! Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I gave some props to TechHui.com in a recently published Honolulu Weekly magazine article (just published today) article is available at http://tr.im/HonoluluWeeklyArticle