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6704_cc7677bfaa_small April 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Airbnb, the Silicon Valley startup that pairs homeowners and travelers for easy lodging, is hosting a community event in Omaha Saturday. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Omar Building, 4383 Nicholas St… read more

6688_b9de990553_small April 10, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Our friends at What Cheer—who joined the Pack team in late 2012—created an Omaha-wide hot or cold game where players roam the city, following the website through geo-tracking on their smartphones to receive "... read more

6687_5c17914b67_small April 9, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 1 Million Cups was created to network and introduce entrepreneurs to other startups, but Omaha-Lincoln’s version continues to evolve, sharing others’ stories in the ecosystem. Beth Engel and Mark Hasebroock of Dundee Venture Capital presented Wednesday to a crowd of 40 at Mammel Hall on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. “The business of venture capital, not many know what it is,” Hasebroock said ... read more

6675_63291ef52e_small April 7, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Six weeks, officially half way. It feels like we have been here three months already, but at the same time, like we just started. Long days are starting to catch up with me. I can hardly keep track of the days of the week anymore. My language has changed from English to a weird set of acronyms and terminology I had not heard until recently. I literally code all day, over meals. I even dream about code. But this is what I signed up for, and I'm having a blast… read more

6674_d9b1846cdd_small April 4, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha It looks like Uber, the black car service you can reserve from your smartphone, may be coming to Omaha. While Omaha isn't listed on the official site yet, an @Uber_Omaha Twitter account appeared on Friday. The description mimics that of the @Uber_Indy and appears to be run by the same person… read more

6671_0d6e04d9b2_small April 4, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Every year our Big Omaha family grows larger as folks from more than 200 cities across the country and the globe join to be inspired to follow their passions and empowered to build their companies. Silicon Prairie News is thrilled to welcome every new attendee, and we’ll always have a special place in our hearts for the friends who have been with us since the beginning ... read more

April 1, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Interface School is launching a 10-week summer web course in Lincoln—July through September—where students can learn web basics as well as intermediate and advanced curriculum… read more

6652_e18e9a51b8_small March 31, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Over the past decade, Kevin Rose has had a career marked with accomplishments that shaped the internet experience of many. Now, not only his ideas, but investment in the ideas of others have made an immeasurable impact on the tech ... read more

6646_430ef5b407_small March 28, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha (Guest post by Dusty Davidson) I try not to get caught up in internet flame wars, regardless of which side of the topic I happen to land on. However, I do find the whole “Why are there no female speakers at Nebraska Code Camp” to be an interesting lesson in a bunch of things. The short version is this: Nebraska Code Camp, a volunteer-run conference focusing on all things software development in Nebraska, made a call for speakers and then published the lineup: 48 men and 0 women. Subsequently a bit of a storm erupted on social media ... read more

6640_aa13d8c09b_small March 27, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha She's an acclaimed author and award-winning researcher with a Ph.D. in neuroscience. She also is a self-proclaimed geek who shamelessly shares her love of Zelda and photos of her “insanely adorable” mini-labradoodle (and pics of her with Michelle Obama and LeBron James, all within the month of February). Equal parts intellectual and lighthearted, scholarly and whimsical, Darya Rose’s ability to find this balance has resulted in an ... read more

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