Podcasts

HackHunterdon Radio hosted by James Minadeo

HackHunterdon is an initiative to bring Hunterdon County’s technology community together and spark locally grown innovation.  With events like the monthly meetups and annual Hackathon, HackHunterdon has been the premiere networking group among local entrepreneurs, high-tech engineers, and those curious about new technology.  The show is hosted by James Minadeo, President of Zero Surge Inc. Find out about current innovation, hear from local innovators, and learn about past innovations.


HackHunterdon Radio Show #10 – This show features Lynn Hutchins, local entrepreneur, who is involved in the art world, event planning, promotions, and supporting environmental technologies. We discuss some of her work and how she found the passion that also is her vocation. We discuss corporate responsibility and what some of the largest companies in the country have proposed for sustaining innovation. If you want to read more about that issue, go to https://innovation.businessroundtable. For my history lesson, I tell you about the history of the science of global warming.


HackHunterdon Radio Show #9 – A solo host show. I talk about state level innovation news, an upcoming innovation event, have a fun story about license plates, and a history lesson about radio!


HackHunterdon Show #8 – My guest is Cody Hofstetter, a local businessman and IT security expert, privacy advocate, and has many other hidden talents. He was the first place winning team leader of the first HackHunterdon Hackathon in 2017. He will tell us how he started out his career as a Day Trader and morphed into an IT career. We discuss why open source software may be a better choice for small businesses. We also touch on online privacy. My historical story will be about the first distributed computer virus (surprise! it was on an Apple II computer).


HackHunterdon Radio Show #7 – My guest this week is local Hunterdon County businesswoman Kelly Denti, the owner of Magic Ninja Dust. She ran a gym for years and was tired of cleaning up the mess from chalk dust used by gymnasts, climbers, and weight lifters. She created a liquid form that is just as effective but is much less messy. Find out how she took this little company from a niche gym product to being chosen by Walmart to sell nationally (and maybe globally!).


HackHunterdon Radio Show #6 – This week’s show theme is robotics! My guest is Mark Howe – Sales Manager for the Knotts Company. The Knotts Company is an automation solution provider representing industry leading manufacturers of industrial, automation and robotics products. Mark and I discuss the current trends in using robotics for manufacturing. As we end the show, we go over some robot history.


HackHunterdon Radio Show #5 – Featuring Guest Eric Emerson of E2 IT Consulting. We talk about email and cybersecurity for businesses, the 2019 Hackathon, how we met at a Chamber event, and comments on some news items. We finish with a discussion of the history of timekeeping and what issues the future of space travel has with timekeeping.

HackHunterdon Radio Show #4 – Learn what other countries are doing to promote policies of innovation, hear from Peter Locharernkul the second place winner of this year’s Hackathon, and learn about innovations that we still use today that were spawned by the Apollo program. Peter has some exciting news about his app and where you will be able to use it soon.

HackHunterdon Radio Show #3:  Features guest Bob King, the co-owner of the Lone Eagle Brewing Co.  Bob had a long tech career and applied his knowledge into running a beer operation from batching to marketing.  Bob joins host Jim Minadeo in commenting on innovation and technology news as well as the top Founding Father Innovators.

HackHunterdon Radio Show #2: Topics included how Rutgers helped to create the Impossible Burger, news about the Telsa Solar Shingle, and how that internet outage occurred last week. Plus a history of how the world’s largest e-retailer got started.


HackHunterdon Radio Show #1: Guests include the first and third place winners of the 2019 Hackathon Paul John and David Zhang.