Civil Beat Staff

Evan Nagle

Evan Nagle is a software developer, a published poet, and the founder of Mentalpez, a tech and design boutique operating out of Honolulu. You can follow him @evannagle on Twitter or e-mail him at evan@mentalpez.com.
Civil Bytes: A Haole Stuck in Traffic Kanaka Menehune/Flickr.com

Civil Bytes: A Haole Stuck in Traffic

If there's nothing to add to the Thirty Meter Telescope debate, how about some heavy thinking about fitting in — or not — in the islands?
Civil Bytes: When Google Calls, Nerds Like Me Answer Shawn Collins/Flickr.com

Civil Bytes: When Google Calls, Nerds Like Me Answer

I didn't really want to move to California. Yet there I was, airline condiments in hand, winging my way east toward a date with techie destiny.
Civil Bytes: With 3D Scanning, There’s No Place to Hide Courtesy of Mid-Pacific Institute

Civil Bytes: With 3D Scanning, There’s No Place to Hide

From uncovering history to protecting the president, applications abound for laser technology, and Mid-Pacific students in Honolulu are catching the wave.
Civil Bytes: H1 and Rail Inspire Visions of a Driverless Future

Civil Bytes: H1 and Rail Inspire Visions of a Driverless Future

Technology will bring out the best in transit when we finally pry the hands of the masses off their steering wheels and leave the driving to computers.
Civil Bytes: A Journey Into the Basement With Hawaii Tech Chief Keone Kali State of Hawaii

Civil Bytes: A Journey Into the Basement With Hawaii Tech Chief Keone Kali

The chief information officer talks about the precarious state of information locked in outdated equipment in the bowels of downtown Honolulu.
Civil Bytes: Our New Governor Should Upgrade State’s Sorry Technology Flickr/Dennis van Zuijlekom

Civil Bytes: Our New Governor Should Upgrade State’s Sorry Technology

While fears grow about the feds tracking us too keenly, we should be equally wary of the state's near-inability to track us at all.
Civil Bytes: Will Write Code for Food Flickr: IntelFreePress

Civil Bytes: Will Write Code for Food

Hawaii's first developer boot camp is helping blossoming techies find jobs in a growing field.
Civil Bytes: WTF, Internet? Pursuing Truth in the Digital Age Twitter

Civil Bytes: WTF, Internet? Pursuing Truth in the Digital Age

The power and the danger of the Internet rests in its vast flexibility. It can be used for good, and it can be used for the not-so-good.
Civil Bytes: Concerns Remain About the Future of Hawaii’s Tech Industry YouTube.com

Civil Bytes: Concerns Remain About the Future of Hawaii’s Tech Industry

Hawaii's tech community has been buzzing for weeks about the questionable funneling of public money into two tech startups.
Civil Bytes: There’s Something Better Than Dreams of Silicon Hawaii? Adrian Libotean on Flickr.com

Civil Bytes: There’s Something Better Than Dreams of Silicon Hawaii?

The islands' tech future should celebrate the state's diversity and traditions, and be representative of the population.
Civil Bytes: Is There a Conflict of Interest in Hawaii’s Startup World? Fotolia

Civil Bytes: Is There a Conflict of Interest in Hawaii’s Startup World?

A venture capital firm's first two investments, supported with public funds, are in companies owned by the firm's founders.