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2813_cd5161df68_small September 7, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha With less than 60 tickets left, don't miss out on an opportunity to be among 200 techies, creatives and entrepreneurs at BarCamp Omaha this Friday and Saturday at Nomad Lounge. The fourth annual BarCamp Omaha warms up with an opening party Friday night and continues with the all-day event on … read more

2674_407937ad3d_small August 9, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha 'Tis the season for BarCamps. Last week, we announced BarCamp ICR scheduled for August 13. This week, it's an announcement for BarCamp Omaha. Now in its fourth year and third consecutive year at Nomad Lounge, BarCamp Omaha will kick things off with an opening party on Friday, September 9 and an all-day event on Saturday, September 10. read more

1118_591718de48_small July 28, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Last month, CAMP Coworking owner Megan Hunt and future CAMP tenant Eric Downs spoke to about 20 startup-enthused individuals at Cornstalks, a monthly entrepreneur gathering hosted by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Watch their presentation below and learn more about CAMP Coworking from our coverage last month… read more

1003_23b4084232_small June 24, 2010 by Andrea Ciurej

Omaha Being self-employed, Megan Hunt and Eric Downs began businesses within the comfort of their own homes. Hunt – a bridal designer, blogger and best friend – started her vintage felt and button design company Princess Lasertron out of a floor-to-ceiling windows apartment in a renovated high school. She then transported her business into an 8-foot-8 bedroom in a house shared by her now-husband and his roommate. Once Hunt wed, she and her husband purchased a home, giving her an entire establishment… read more

989_0393f8f153_small June 16, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha With progress reports from the future tenants becoming more and more frequent – on and Twitter – we thought it was time to catch up with CAMP owner Megan Hunt, a.k.a. Princess Lasertron, for our first look at the creative coworking space. CAMP, located in North Downtown's Mastercraft building, is expected to open in the coming month. "[O]ur goal is to host our opening party in early July and open for tenants soon after," Megan told… read more

917_6a1914895b_small May 19, 2010 by Sponsor Author

Omaha Thanks to Nerdy Thirty by Wendy Townley for sponsoring Silicon Prairie News this week. This sponsored post was written by Wendy Townley. | I began blogging in 2003 as a way to have a little fun with my writing. The ability to put fingers to Macintosh and share my thoughts to the world with a few clicks of the keyboard thrilled me to no end. An idea or experience would surface in my head. Within a few brief hours, my prose… read more

867_1c1ab64d29_small April 29, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Shout!, Omaha's new alternative weekly newspaper, released its inaugural 30 Under 30 list yesterday. In the publication, the list's authors, Chris Larkin and Lisa Martin, described the effort as "a way to present stories of the achievements and aspirations found in the up-and-coming segment of Omaha." Congrats to all those recognized, and a special congrats to Erin Standley, senior designer at Phenomblue, who, while at BrightMix, led the user experience and design of the current version of our website, Below are the names, titles, companies, and Twitter handles of the 30 – to read the full article with pictures and a writeup about each, pick up a copy of Shout! (pictured left)… read more

November 4, 2009 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Yes...we were finally able to connect with the Princess Lasertron at last night's Omaha TweetUp! Princess Lasertron, aka Megan Hunt, talked with us about the many exciting things going on with her business including her new site launch ... read more

November 2, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha The "un-conference" referred to above is, of course, BarCamp Omaha. The tees in the ad, as well as the ad itself, were designed by BarCamp team member Eric Downs of Downs Design. Tomorrow night, come give Eric and the ... read more

August 6, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Inspired by this clip: American Psycho: Business Card Scene "New card, what do you think? [...] Picked them up from the printers yesterday. [...] That's bone, and the letter is something called Silian Rail." -- Patrick Bateman I decided to ask some ... read more

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