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8th Annual Hawaii Geek Meet Answered

E Komo Mai!

The 8th Annual Hawaii Geek Meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Kapiolani Park! This is a new location! We'll be at Picnic Areas #6, #7 and #8, located across from the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial. Bring your family, your friends, your coworkers, and your favorite tools and toys... bring some food and stories to share... and enjoy some fresh air, new ideas, and great conversation.

https://sites.google.com/a/hawaiigeek.com/hawaii-geek-meet/Home

This 2014 video gives a good sample of what this years event will be like:


See you there!

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CrLz (author)CrLz2014-06-02

This years attending organizations:

  • Bytemarks: A hui of local tech people that comes together for monthly geek lunches.
  • Costumers Guild of Hawaii:
    A group devoted to sharing costume builds, techniques, and ideas, and
    channeling efforts toward charity and community support. Dedicated
    primarily to fun!
  • D20 Girls Project - Hawaii Chapter (tentative): A non-profit organization that focuses on community and promoting females in nerdy industries.
  • Dev League: Dev League offers classes designed to transform motivated individuals into professional front-end web developers.
  • Emergency Amateur Radio Club: Dedicated to amateur radio transmission, reception and experimentation.
  • GreenPath Technologies: A full service solar power systems integrator and contractor.
  • The Last Outpost: A
    friendly organization of fans of science fiction. We meet regularly and
    support local conventions and host other events such as informal
    gatherings and movie showings.
  • Hawaiian Astronomical Society: Founded
    in 1949, the Hawaiian Astronomical Society is a tax-exempt, non-profit
    organization dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy in Hawaii.
  • Hawaii Ingress Community: A cross-faction collaboration between members of the Hawaii Enlightened and Hawaii Resistance.
  • Hawaii Innovation Alliance: Representing the islands' innovation community to foster innovation, educate lawmakers, and advocate appropriate policy.
  • Hawaii Inventors Club:
    Dedicated to providing innovative education and support that will
    stimulate members to guide their ideas through the idea development
    process.
  • Hawaii LEGO® Users Group: Dedicated to spreading the joy of the plastic building blocks in Hawaii.
  • HawaiiThreads.com: A Hawaii-centric, general interest message board established in 2004.
  • HMAUS - The Hawaii Macintosh and Apple User Society.
  • Institute for Astronomy: Manages observatories, and conducts research into the stars, planets and galaxies.
  • Oahu Makerspace: Oahu
    Makerspace is a space for people with a passion to pursue creative
    endeavors, including: Inventors, Engineers, Hobbyists, Shop Classes,
    High School Robotics, and STEM Educators.
  • Pacific Outpost of the 501st Legion (tentative): An all-volunteer organization bringing together costume enthusiasts to promote interest in Star Wars.
  • SSG Honolulu (European
    Historical Martial Arts): The Schola Saint George is an international
    school of Historical European Martial Arts, also sometimes called
    Western martial arts. We teach medieval and early Renaissance
    swordsmanship.
  • TechHui.com: TechHui is a forum for Hawaii's tech community, and those interested in technology ventures in the islands.

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CrLz (author)2013-05-17
The sixth annual Hawaii Geek meet was a great day in Honolulu!  On the third Sunday in April ( 2013 April 21 this year) Magic Island was host to costumers, inventors, astronomers, makers, HAMs (HAMers?), and ... good fun!  Thanks again to Ryan and everyone for the good time.

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CrLz (author)CrLz2013-05-17

Ryan Ozawa has a great recap on his HawaiiBlog with more news articles and photo slideshows.

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CrLz (author)2015-06-17

Among the great mix of participating groups we're expecting for this, the 8th year:

  • Bytemarks:
    A hui of local tech people that comes together for monthly geek
    lunches, and now a weekly sci-tech radio show on Hawaii Public Radio.
  • Code for Hawaii: Volunteers
    interested in open data, open knowledge, civic apps, big data, data
    visualization, APIs and the application of technology to make our
    communities better.
  • Emergency Amateur Radio Club: Dedicated to amateur radio transmission, reception and experimentation.
  • GreenPath Technologies: A full service solar power systems integrator and contractor.
  • Hawaii LEGO® Users Group: Dedicated to spreading the joy of those irresistible plastic building blocks in the islands.
  • HawaiiThreads.com: A Hawaii-centric, general interest message board established in 2004.
  • HI Capacity: Honolulu's first makerspace. A
    creative collective focused on turning dreamers into doers. Our goal is
    to learn, create, and share our creative knowledge with the community.
    We're transforming dreamers into doers.
  • Kawaii Kon/Comic Con Honolulu: Comic
    Con Honolulu (also known as Hoku Kon) is a 3 day All-Genre convention
    that takes place at the Hawaii Convention Center July 24-26.
  • Institute for Astronomy: Manages observatories, and conducts research into the stars, planets and galaxies.
  • Oceanit: Global
    innovators who take challenges and turn them into solutions. At
    Oceanit, Intellectual Anarchy produces disruptive innovation, as we
    consistently discover the edges of thinking and create breakthroughs in
    science, engineering, and technology to change the world.
  • Pacific Outpost of the 501st Legion (tentative): An all-volunteer organization bringing together costume enthusiasts to promote interest in Star Wars.
  • /r/Hawaii (tentative): Hawaii users on Reddit, "the front page of the internet."
  • TechHui.com: TechHui is a forum for Hawaii's tech community, and those interested in technology ventures in the islands.
  • The Last Outpost: A
    friendly organization of fans of science fiction. We meet regularly and
    support local conventions and host other events such as informal
    gatherings and movie showings.
  • ThinkTech Hawaii: Working to raise public awareness and promote civic engagement in Hawaii. Streaming
    live on the Internet from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm every weekday, then
    streaming earlier shows through the night. Check us out any time for
    great content and great community.
  • Union of Concerned Scientists & the Science Communicators Ohana: A
    collective group of graduate students dedicated to improving the
    ability of scientists to communicate more effectively, hosting the UCS,
    "putting rigorous science to work to build a healthier planet and a
    safer world."
  • More TBD... join us!

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ryanozawa (author)2012-04-14

Woo hoo! An interisland maker event! Hope to see you there!

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abadfart (author)2012-04-11

well i might make it next year

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jessyratfink (author)2012-04-11

This is awesome. I wonder how many members we have in Hawaii?

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Kiteman (author)jessyratfink2012-04-11

That's one for the development team, I think; <please make it possible to search the site by member location.

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CrLz (author)jessyratfink2012-04-11

Me to! Recently, there has been some great momentum developing here.

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CrLz (author)2012-04-11
Wow- This weekend is turning into a triple-header:
We’ve gathered together some great finds in used architecture, design, culinary and art printed matter, as well as some film-kine photo equipment for a good old fashioned swap meet! Bring other architecture, design, culinary or art books and/or photo equipment and materials you’d like to donate or trade.
  • Sunday-morning is Hawaii Geek Meet. I'll be there, representing Kauai Makers. Please say "hi" if you are.
  • Sunday Afternoon, the Dalai Lama himself is speaking.
If you have the weekend free, jump ship in Oahu and make your way on over!

"Gunga-lagunga"!

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