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Big Omaha
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

6834_a3046888a2_small May 9, 2014 by Chris Wolfgang

Omaha Big Omaha attendees may have noticed a new incarnation of the conference’s iconic cow this year. A 3D ceramic printer is pumping out a dozen tiny ceramic cows at a time in a back corner of KANEKO. Tethon 3D, a 3D printing company based in Omaha, answered Silicon Prairie News’ call for art installations during the conference with one of their 350-pound printers. read more

May 9, 2014 by Julia Hogren

Omaha Heidi Lubin, co-founder of HEVT, a startup focused on building energy efficient electric motors and incubating ideas about energy and mobility, asked the Big Omaha audience to do something a little strange at the beginning of her presentation: breathe ... read more

6828_95bc3ee258_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

6827_96b596d849_small May 9, 2014 by Chris Wolfgang

Omaha "Your idea sucks. It's probably really bad." These are the words of encouragement Alexis Tryon, co-founder of Artsicle, chose to share with this morning's Big Omaha crowd at KANEKO. "If it’s anything like mine," she continued, "it’s probably terrible. And if you’re lucky, someone is willing to pay for it." read more

6823_3a635d6de0_small May 9, 2014 by Patti Vannoy

Omaha If you were inspired by Laura Weidman Powers Thursday, you might want to spend some time with the Heartland 2050 display upstairs at KANEKO during Big Omaha. Both Heartland 2050 and Code 2040 involve long-term visions trying to address ... read more

6825_4ce89cf75f_small May 9, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Omaha Take a stroll through Day One of Big Omaha... read more

6822_2732bcceac_small May 9, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Omaha It might not seem like a tech conference is the prime location for a speaker focused on healthy living, but Darya Rose, author of the blog Summer Tomato and the critically acclaimed book "Foodist," fit right in at Big Omaha… read more

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