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7052_932953b05b_small July 9, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

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 "Foodist," fit right in at Big Omaha. Rose, who also has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, shared three tips for healthier living that even the busiest people can make time for: eat real food, get physical exersice and make habits rewarding. read more

7041_821b12e9d0_small July 8, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Nathan Preheim realizes most people are probably thinking, "What the hell?" right now. That's because Preheim, co-founder and COO of MindMixer, arguably one of the region's most successful startups, has stepped down. His new gig? COO of Kugler Vision, an Omaha ophthalmology practice. He'll be in charge of on-boarding patients, training new hires, optimizing work flow, marketing and sales. read more

7040_d0bba3ba52_small July 7, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Chase Jarvis thinks creativity is the new literacy, and by that, he means “creativity is the fundamental building block of the solution to every problem the world has ever seen, has ever known and will ever know.” In our latest Big Omaha speaker video, Jarvis expands on this thought in his "three act play." read more

7038_aea060b7ba_small July 7, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 1 Million Cups Omaha is making a move to the Wareham Building, 1624 Mike Fahey St., in North Downtown this week. The startup presentation and networking event on Wednesday mornings is leaving the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Mammel Hall, where it began last October. Organizers hope the move will be more convenient and bring out more attendees. read more

7021_f89a3683d8_small July 5, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Omaha Prairie Portraits is a weekly set of questions intended to help the community get to know someone from the Silicon Prairie startup scene a little bit better. Prairie Portraits feature a fixed set of questions ranging from career background ... read more

7033_db431c5e30_small July 4, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha                  Today's a day to spend with family and friends—grilling, swimming, firework gazing. You're probably not interested in looking at a computer, at least we hope not. And ... read more

7031_8bf4344ab3_small July 3, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha On July 6, Omaha, Lincoln and Sioux Falls residents will be unleashed on a respective citywide scavenger hunt for local vinyl music. Their only ally? A series of hints on the Internet. Unfound Sounds is one of Michael Todd's Omaha Code School projects, one he created with Ruby and jQuery. "I needed to build a blog for class, but wanted to build something with a little more creativity and longevity," Todd said. "Hopefully it builds community, too, but I think it's just for fun." read more

7014_2fbf2b6eee_small July 2, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Interface School, the web development and design school started by Dundee Venture Capital, is moving from Scott Technology Center in Aksarben to the Wareham Building in North Downtown. Interface will be on the first floor, joining Straight Shot. The accelerator moved earlier this summer to the second floor. read more

July 2, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Startup Digest now has Omaha/Lincoln and KC editions after a long hiatus. The cities used to be in a "Silicon Prairie" list, but has since been broken down into specific cities. It appears there were only curated events ... read more

7024_60610eda16_small July 2, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Leandro Castro always loved thinking about the way things move, work and break. He also had a love for computers. As a kid in Brazil, he messed around in both areas, dabbling since the age of 12. After attending college there, he took a study abroad experience at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he got his Ph.D. in engineering mechanics. read more

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