Join us May 13, 2023 from 9:00 – 1:30 pm for Springfest. We’ll have speakers, food, door prizes, a garage sale and precious time to visit face to face with each other. We meet at the Kupu.org Ho’okupu Center and our brunch will be prepared by their culinary program. Register below.
Our program will feature two local experts who will update us on Tech happening all around us:
Ryan Ozawa is a long-time career journalist and core member of the tech community in Hawai’i. You’ve seen him on Hawaii News Now, KITV, KHON, Hawaii Public Radio, and in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Civil Beat, Pacific Business News, and Hawaii Business Magazine. His “The Transmission” weekly “Lost” TV show podcast and blog was one of the first of its kind, earning a feature in the New York Times. An entrepreneur, startup and non-profit founder, Ryan has had his finger firmly on the pulse of not only tech but also pressing social issues for more than 30 years. He will present highlights for us. One issue that’s come up for us lately is again social media. Is it an evil cousin of a dysfunctional brain engineers or a useful tool for anyone who uses it wisely? Ryan can speak to finding balanced view of something that going to affect us no matter how we feel about it.
Doc Rock is a video podcaster and coach who focuses on media creation and marketing. His broadcasts are top notch in quality and his fun personality and smarts come through in spades. Doc is an Apple expert, but is able to explain things in terms we understand. He was an Apple Genius in the days when they were used to bring geniuses to the mother ship for training. And yes, one day he was in line in the cafeteria behind, get ready…Steve Jobs! Doc will give us some great Apple tips and share his candid perspectives on new frontier tech like ChatGPT, AI and a where cryptocurrency may be going. Howz that for an hour?!
So get ready to be inspired for the future. And don’t forget to…
Bring new or slightly used household, tech or other goods you want to donate to garage sale OR to use as a door prize if you like. Packaged baked goods are welcome too.
Buy new or slightly used treasures someone wants to pass on to you, or possibly win one. Whatever you spend supports our MacLearn program and fests!
We’ll enjoy the Moana brunch of breakfast potatoes, scrambled eggs, fruit and granola, two meat choices (vote below by 4/5) and assorted pastries, coffee and orange juice.
If you want contribute to a desert potluck we’ll enjoy it later!
Parking is free in the adjoining Harbor Master lot. Enter through the gate near the mauka end of the center. You can drop someone off in the front of the center but can’t to park in the city and country lot there. It’s reserved for park users.
Cost: current HMAUS member subsidized cost $30 with a special bonus – a branded HMAUS 32 GB 3.0 USB-A/USB-C thumbdrive with some good resources on it and lots of room for your own files.
Non-members are $38 for the Fest with an option to purchase a HMAUS Resource thumbdrive for $12 (our cost).
- Note: If you wish to join or renew to support HMAUS and to get the discount here is the link https://hmaus.org/register/hmaus-member/. You will also get a discount for Mactoberfest in the Fall!