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Read up on the Big Omaha 2012 Friday speakers

May 4, 2012 by Amy Engle Only 17 days until Big Omaha. Get your tickets before they sell out!

The seven speakers of the second day of Big Omaha 2012.

Also see: "Get to know the Big Omaha 2012 Thursday speakers"

Already pick out your clothes in anticipation of Big Omaha? Now, it's time for you to do your homework on the speaker lineup. Lucky for you, we've done the hard part and put together a series of links on the latest news and videos of each of the speakers in hopes of building your enthusiasm before you even step out your door. Filled with one of the youngest entrepreneurs to receive venture capital funding, the founder of a company that began the blogging boom in 2002 and an ex-Google intern, you won't want to miss reading through the accomplishments of this lineup.

See the Big Omaha 2012 schedule

Brian Wong (@brian_wong)

Founder of Kiip

 

Charles Best (@charlesbest)

Founder of DonorsChoose.org

 

Sarah Prevette (@sarahprevette)

Editor-in-chief at BetaKit

 

Eddie Huang (@mreddiehuang)

Writer, chef of BaoHaus, entrepreneur and TV personality

 

Joey Primiani (@jp)

Founder of Backplane

 

Michael Karnjanaprakorn (@mikekarnj)

CEO and co-founder of Skillshare

 

Mena Trott (@dollarshort)

Founder of Six Apart (now SAY Media), creator of Movable Type and TypePad

  • Six Apart and VideoEgg merge to create SAY Media in 2010 "SAY: Hello" (Sept 2010)
  • After challenging herself to sew all of her own clothes in 2010, Trott began a new blog (above) called "The Sew Weekly" (2010)
  • Trott takes a look at how blogging is about more than gaining followers in her TED Talk: "Mena Trott on blogs" (Video) (Aug 2006)
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