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6202_5bac2bffd4_small November 1, 2013 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln No one seems to remember exactly how it happened. They know it started with a Silicon Prairie News story about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management last December. There was some talk around the College of Architecture, an e-mail from interim dean ... read more

6078_282f40eea0_small September 19, 2013 by Daniel Wheaton

Lincoln Two years ago when James Verhoeff and Zach Christensen went on a double date with some friends, the pair realized they had forgotten the coupons they planned on using ... read more

5586_0748f59315_small April 19, 2013 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln Black Girls Code: a bold name for a bold organization. Kimberly Bryant founded the San Francisco-based nonprofit last year with a mission to close the gap of women and people of color in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) fields. She is getting young girls interested in technology by introducing them to programming. After a successful year of holding workshops across the nation and abroad to introduce thousands of girls to tech … read more

5102_653b8b869a_small December 17, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln Last year, the director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management told us that, over the past decade, the focus of many Raikes students has shifted from landing a job with a West Coast tech giant to staying in the Midwest and working for local startups. ... read more

4838_df8f0ab0b6_small October 8, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Heads turned and necks craned Friday afternoon as the blue and red bus and souped-up hot rod rumbled through the streets of Lincoln and onto the campus of the University of Nebraska. In a purely superficial sense, the Internet 2012 Bus Tour had achieved one of its primary objectives — getting people to take notice — merely by rolling into town. Of course, the Tour seeks to bring attention to more than just its convoy of unusual automobiles. … read more

4191_4847d6b1a5_small May 23, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln The idea for Vestn — a "tool for providing portable value in education, personal development, and personal marketing" — started with co-founder Conner Dana's search for some help with a college class project. As a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in early 2011, he figured he could find a fellow student to do some graphic design by asking friends and networking across campus. He was surprised that it took him three weeks to connect with someone who lived right down the hall. By last summer … read more

4023_03d857663f_small April 24, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln On Friday, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Raikes School held its annual Design Studio showcase, where juniors and seniors presented the yearlong projects they completed in partnership with real clients. Here’s a bit about each of this year's projects, and a sampling of what the students have learned since August: Nelnet | Junior Alec Johnson, a computer science major from Peoria, Ill., did mostly back-end development on Nelnet's customizable … read more

4022_47e7b03c63_small April 23, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln Before the Raikes School’s Design Studio Showcase on Friday afternoon on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Doug Burgum, the former CEO and chairman of Great Plains Software and a former senior VP at Microsoft, delivered a speech. “Doug was a special leader in our industry,” said the school's namesake, Jeff Raikes, who helped Microsoft acquire Great Plains for $1.1 billion in 2001 and introduced Burgum on Friday. "He is very thoughtful about organizational culture." Raikes explained that although “cultural” aspects are often referred to as the “softer” sides of business, they are critical. Indeed, they form the basis of the Raikes School's … read more

4005_4edf34eeb1_small April 20, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Omaha Today, one of the men delivered the keynote speech at an event hosted by the school named after the other man. And, for the most part, Doug Burgum and Jeff Raikes conducted themselves with the sort of decorum expected of a couple of former high-ranking Microsoft executives. But on Thursday night, Burgum and Raikes more closely resembled the computer kings of comedy. Around these parts, Raikes is often cast as the quintessential local boy … read more

February 24, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 92nd Opportunities on the Prairie today from all over the region. If you have an opportunity to add, please contact Brittany Mascio at … read more

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