Silicon Prairie News

3650_9aaba8d2a4_small February 17, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines Silicon Prairie News: Living in Des Moines but working for a company, Ensighten, that's based in Cupertino, what are some rules of the road you follow to make the most out of working remotely? | Andrew Kirpalani: Well, I've just started the remote arrangement — this is the end of my second week — but so far I'm forcing myself to adhere to a routine as much as possible, still starting work at approximately the same time I would if I were in an office here, etc. I am allowing a few indulgences however. I eat breakfast every morning at Baby Boomers around the corner from my apartment, and I don't have to take it to go anymore. The hardest part for me is allowing myself the time to train on a new language and system as I was so used to … read more

February 17, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 91st Opportunities on the Prairie today from all over the region. If you have an opportunity to add, please contact Brittany Mascio at … read more

3647_a724a8b181_small February 16, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln The team's name was, admittedly, half-baked. But its work was worth half of $100K. Five juniors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management won $58,000 — $50,000 for the national grand prize, plus smaller school and regional prizes — Wednesday night for their entry in the TradeKing $100K API Campus Challenge. Sponsored by online stock and … read more

3646_88c49383b8_small February 16, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Our first Omaha Startup Job Crawl took place on Wednesday, bringing out more than 200 students and recent graduates and 40 companies for an event filled with networking, demonstrating technology and consuming pizza and Red Bull. Open to college students and recent graduates, the crawl took place in the Mastercraft Building, a refurbished furniture … read more

3636_0d1b131287_small February 16, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The reason for the attention might make the purest fans of soccer — or, as they would call it, football — cringe, but Kansas City-based Sporting Innovations gets some significant ink in the March issue of Fast Company on account of the work it has done at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. "MLS club Sporting Kansas City knows not every one of its matches will be an instant classic," the article says. "That doesn’t mean it can’t still keep fans … read more

3641_8701542c21_small February 16, 2012 by Christopher New & Michael Stacy

Des Moines Back in December, we brought you the story of Urban Plains Magazine, a website and iPad magazine put together by Drake University seniors in Jeff Inman's senior capstone class. Then last month, an Urban Plains application for the iPad was released into the App Store. Today, we bring you a close-up a look at that app. … read more

3640_c00f570bca_small February 15, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha VoterTide, a social media monitoring and analysis app focused on politics, announced Tuesday that it closed a "significant seed round" led by Optimas Group, an Omaha investment company. Also participating in the round was Gordon Whitten, who was the Omaha startup's first investor. Behind Optimas' investment … read more

3639_2a781cb6d6_small February 15, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Bio: UNL computer engineering and Raikes School grad from Hutchinson, Kan. I’m a software tester turned designer and user experience manager. My mission is to make software work for people never the other way around. | Title: Hudl, VP – User Experience | Age: 26 | Residence: Lincoln, Neb. | Twitter: | Twitter: @noluckmurphy | Linkedin: | Intro music: "Set Me On Fire" by Pendulum | Silicon Prairie News: How do you, as someone so familiar with the finer points of Hudl, go about identifying potential UX issues that might arise for users who are far less tech- and Hudl-savvy? | Kyle Murphy: Our support team does a great job of bubbling-up trends of issues that coaches … read more

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