Last week on June 22, 2017 the Maui County Council, Policy, Economic Development and Agriculture Committee had a discussion on Open Data (PEA-23) also referred to as County Communications 17-77. Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura who chairs the committee asked me to provide an overview presentation of open data. You […]

Maui County Council – Open Data Presentation


Update on HB1329 – The good news during Conference Committee (4/25/17) is that the bill is funded and is reported to be in the State budget. What we need to do now is find out where in the budget it resides and what is the associated language that accompanies the […]

HB1329 – Update in Conference Committee


Just wanted to keep you posted on the status of HB1329 HD1 SD1. The bill is now headed to a Senate floor vote (Tuesday, 4/11) and then to Conference Committee. I made copies of the following Fact Sheet and passed it out to legislators to let them know what modifications […]

Fact Sheet – HB1329 HD1 SD1 Update



(Honolulu, HI) – At the recent State of Hawaii sponsored Hawaii Annual Code Challenge teams of citizen coders formed to help solve government challenges. Given this election season and the important choices voters need to make on the ballot, the team of Jason Axelson, Royce Jones and Aaron Fujimoto developed […]

Hawaii Power Ballot


  From an ETS Press Release Month-Long “Code Challenge” Takes Hackathon to New Level HONOLULU –– Gov. David Y. Ige, the Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS), and the State of Hawaii Transformation Internship Program (TIP) will host the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) in Honolulu from Aug. 27 to […]

Save the Date: Hawaii Annual Code Challenge


The annual National Day of Civic Hacking, a Code for America Brigade organized event, is the coming together of civic technologists, coders, developers, government SMEs and engaged citizens to help collaborate and co-create applications to help make the interface to government more seamless and frictionless. There’s a long way to […]

National Day of Civic Hacking – HackforChange 2016




The new and revise Hawaii Open Data website is underway. Hope you like this new format.

Hawaii Open Data


On Saturday, March 5, 2016, in it’s 9th year, the Unconferenz will bring together individuals from across the community to foster sharing and interaction amongst its participants. The Unconferenz is attendee driven and is all about your participation. The Unconferenz is a crucible for brainstorming ideas, its mantra is to Create : Collaborate […]

Unconferenz 2016



July 20th was the deadline for public comment on the Red Hill Fuel Tank Administrative Order. The EPA and State Dept of Health sought feedback from the public regarding the fuel tank storage tanks and plans to minimize the fuel leaks from the tanks. It is now up to the […]

Red Hill Administrative Order #opendata


Presented at the 2014 Hawaii Digital Government Summit. The audience consisted primarily of State government employees and the presentation highlighted the global open data movement and key considerations when publishing open government data.

Open Data 2015