Despite the highfalutin name, the Hawaii Association of Podcasters is merely an informal `ohana of podcasters, wanna-be podcasters, and podcast fans living in Hawaii (or sharing some other link to the islands). We are excited about the growth of this medium — broadly, the distribution of original audio content over the Internet — and believe the technical and creative minds in Hawaii have a lot to offer this burgeoning global community.
We’ve yet to develop an official mission, let alone think about memberships, meetings, and the other things that make an association an association. We have lots of ideas about what we might do, from education to advocacy, but for now, we’re just a talkstory group of geeks. And given the nature of our passion, much of our collaboration takes place online. Mailing lists, Skype calls, and casual lunches will likely be our primary means of communication.
While we’re all new to this, the great thing is, just about everyone else is, too. We invite you to join the conversation, to help spread the word, and to encourage more voices to join the growing podcasting chorus.
We have a Hawaii Association of Podcasters group on Facebook. Several of our members also interact on Hawaii Slack.
The Hawaii Association of Podcasters was conceived on Feb. 17, 2005, by Ryan Ozawa, Bob Lew, Larry Geller, and Burt Lum. The Hawaii Association of Podcasters logo was designed by Roxanne Darling of Bare Feet Studios in Kailua, Hawaii.
The Hawaii Association of Podcasters is part of the Hawaii Hui. Founded in 1994 by Ryan Kawailani Ozawa, Hawaii Hui LLC (formerly Leahi.Net) is the largest and longest-running blog network and online publishing group in the Aloha State.
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I fortuitously found your website, but I’m happy to know that there’s an ohana of podcasters in Hawaii. I recently launched a podcast, Pacific Education Pulse. It’s been a steep learning curve, but I’m slowly making improvements in terms of the technical aspects of podcasting. I’m learning that although podcasting is not for the faint of heart it’s a rewarding endeavor in that it serves as a practical and accessible medium through which I can connect with experts in the field of education and share their expertise with others. HAP is a great resource, and I thank you and your team for what you do.