SPN in 2011: Reflecting on a year of growth and great events
Top: Silicon Prairie News kicked off the third annual Big Omaha and introduced the inaugural Thinc Iowa in 2011. Photos by Malone & Company and Ikonix and Anna Jones | Art of Photography. Bottom: Beginning in April, Silicon Prairie News began holding SPN Meetups throughout the Silicon Prairie. Photo by Jake Kerber.
2011 was an amazing year for us at Silicon Prairie News. With the addition of four new full-time team members, more than 1,000 blog posts and a healthy number of meetups, parties and other events, it's safe to say it was a year of tremendous growth and positive change for our company and the greater Silicon Prairie community.
It's exciting to take a glimpse of some of the highlights from 2011 and pause to reflect on some of the accomplishments and noteworthy happenings from the year.
SPN in 2011, by the numbers
- 1,400+ blog posts
- 4 new full-time team members
- 4 SPN Meetups
- 2 premier events
- 2 internships
- 1 Silicon Prairie Party at SXSW
- 1 Startup Job Crawl
- 1 SPN - Kansas City Edition Launch Party
- 1 new SPN office
Over the course of the last three and half years, we have focused on highlighting and supporting the startup community in the Silicon Prairie. Those efforts won't cease to continue as we begin a new calendar year, and in all honesty, we plan to increase the momentum of activity during 2012.
We're committed to increasing the quality and consistency of our content as well as making all of our events even better, that means not only Big Omaha and Thinc Iowa, but SPN Meetups, Startup Job Crawls and other events that we have in the works.
Our team has ambitious plans and we're excited to take things to the next level in 2012. We appreciate you more than words can say. By you reading, sharing, attending, supporting, building, dreaming and doing, you continue to inspire us to do even more.
Here's a look at the highlights of Silicon Prairie News in 2011…
SPN in 2011, by the milestones and events
- Addition of spring content and event Intern, Brittany Mascio
- Silicon Prairie News - Kansas City Edition launches
- SPN - Kansas City Edition launch party
- Hire full-time editor, Michael Stacy
- SPN team heads down to South by Southwest Interactive
- Hold the Silicon Prairie Party presented by Hollrback at South by Southwest Interactive
- Celebrated our third birthday
- Brittany Mascio hired full-time as event coordinator
- Jeff Slobotski presents at Salesforce's conference
Thanks again to each of you for playing a unique role in the community. Our team is excited for what's in store for 2012.