Silicon Prairie News

YP Summit video and thoughts

Omaha March 10, 2009 by Jeff Slobotski

We're still riding off the momentum of last week's YPC Summit and hearing some great talks from Malcolm Gladwell and others to continue shaping our community in to what we desire for it to look like.

The underlying goal of Silicon Prairie News, along with the other events we organize, is to continue building the dynamic community we have in our city. From innovators to entrepreneurs, musicians to artists, entrepreneurs to visionaries.  We are all what makes Omaha unique from other cities.

That energy, that drive is what we hope to not only inspire in others, but take to the next level.

Enjoy the video below which also highlights others that exemplify this spirit....

From Brigitte McQueen owner of PULP, a unique paper and art supply store located in Benson until the end of the month at which time she'll be moving to the Old Market Passageway... Beth Katz, founder of Project Interfaith, a dynamic, innovative interfaith organization who is working to develop groundbreaking and informative programs and workshops that promote a deeper understanding and respect for religious diversity.

Thanks to folks like Beth, Brigitte and many others of you for giving us the inspiration as well as reasons to highlight the great things we have going!



Amazing video SPN. It looks like you put a lot of time into this and it's quality is not surprising coming from your org.

Thank you for taking the time to create SPN as a the forum where a video like this can inspire. Don't stop showing Omaha & all of Nebraska that with nothing more than a camera and a passionate vision we can change worlds starting with our community.


Mar 11, 2009 at 08:25 AM


Thanks for your kind words! And although we can take credit for the words we said, the production of the video was done by Ben Drickey and our friends at Torchwerks!

Thanks again for following and look forward to connecting with you soon!

Mar 11, 2009 at 02:10 PM

Jeff and Dusty, fanstastic video, keep up the great work and way to feature Brigitte and Beth...I am in Pittsburgh right now, really nice city but Omaha has got something special going on and Silicon Prairie News is having a major effect, have fun in Austin!

Mar 11, 2009 at 05:04 PM

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Through August 22, help us decide the winners of our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards, which will recognize 12 companies and individuals. You can vote once per day per category.
Winners will be announced live on stage at
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