Silicon Prairie News

Big Omaha
6846_1627f44b17_small May 13, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Don't have 30 minutes to watch a Big Omaha speaker video? No problem. Our friends at Tapestry have compiled many of the highlights of our speaker talks into easily digestible, readable presentations. Be on the lookout over the next week, as we'll be sharing a Tapestry for each of our speakers. It's simple: tap to move forward. read more

6838_e9d0cbb573_small May 12, 2014 by Julia Hogren & Kate Brosseau

Omaha Josh Krakauer and Sarah Binder place their pins on the Pins & Threads installation at Big Omaha. Two of the art installations at Big Omaha this year centered around looking at data in a new, more meaningful way. We hope ... read more

May 9, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Omaha Thanks to everyone who joined us for our sixth year of Big Omaha. Here's some of what happened. read more

6839_9663b50426_small May 9, 2014 by Katrina Markel

Omaha  “Let’s change the f**king system.”  The salty vocabulary of prodigiously successful, serial social entrepreneur Ellen Gustafson added extra passion to the closing speech at Big Omaha. Gustafson describes herself as a "sustainable food ... read more

6837_c59f6e29e9_small May 9, 2014 by Kate Brosseau

Omaha Kevin Rose has made innumerable entrepreneurial leaps in the tech industry throughout the years, first as the founder of Digg and today as a general partner at Google Ventures where he focuses on early-stage and seed investments. Big Omaha emcee Antonio Neves sat down with Rose to chat about meditation, past successes and the tension rising out of Silicon Valley.  read more

6836_5351b8a765_small May 9, 2014 by Katrina Markel

Omaha Popexpert founder & CEO Ingrid Sanders shared the unusual story behind the founding of her company with Big Omaha Friday afternoon. She got laughs from the crowd as she opened her presentation with audio from a dial-up modem and explained that she began her career with Prodigy in the late '90s. Sanders then advanced through the technology industry on the advertising and media side of the business. read more

6829_c486ad9b88_small May 9, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha As we blaze through Big Omaha week, we wanted to give you a glimpse into the minds and experience of Big Omaha attendees. Throughout Thursday and Friday, look out for these spotlights to learn more about who is attending Big Omaha this year. read more

6832_dd436edd81_small May 9, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha My play-by-play of the Nebraska native and Blogger, Twitter and Medium leader: Evan Williams thinks the name "Big Omaha" is a little redundant. That's because Omaha is synonymous with big, from his childhood point of view, he said. Clarks, his hometown was only 379 when he lived there in the 70s and 80s. Clarks is 100 miles west of Omaha and "one of the towns every ten miles on Highway 30."  read more

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