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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

March 26, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 1 Million Cups Omaha-Lincoln has posted the video of Jimmy Winter's "postmortem" presentation on VoterTide. The 13-minute talk was one of the most well-received since 1MC Omaha-Lincoln's inception last October, said organizer Danny Schreiber… read more

6632_634ce55501_small March 25, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha After hearing the buzz stemming from Big Omaha’s first year, Jake Stutzman knew he would not miss his opportunity to attend in 2010. Focused on bringing together creatives, innovators and entrepreneurs, a conference like this was new to the region ... read more

6611_a892ae5836_small March 25, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha An Omaha-based dev shop has created a franchise audit mobile app that helps big brands get a consistent product throughout its multiple locations. Omaha-area franchises beta-tested the app before it was officially launched earlier this month at the International Franchise Convention in New Orleans ... read more

6628_27e7fc69c6_small March 24, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Chase Jarvis was finishing up a degree in philosophy with a plan to transition to medical school when his grandfather passed away. Having been a hobbyist photographer, he left all his equipment to his grandson. Chase was inexperienced yet intrigued, unaware of how dramatically this new hobby would impact his life’s trajectory ... read more

6603_27b65f2f2b_small March 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha This year, Infotec—a tech, marketing and business conference scheduled for April 15-16 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha—will have four keynotes, 50 breakout sessions and a hands-on area where attendees can try the latest tech… read more

6619_ccbd996639_small March 24, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Four weeks. It's crazy to think we are already a third of the way through Omaha Code School. We've come a long way since my last update. Let me get you up to speed with what we are doing. Up until this point, our programs didn't have any persistence. That means when we shut down the program, any information we had entered was destroyed and we had to re-enter it the next time we started up again... read more

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