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February 9, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

We're excited to bring you our 43rd Opportunities on the Prairie today with positions from: Deal Garden, Hayneedle, New Nectar Media, Yahoo!, ImageMarket, and… read more

1696_18d15b658c_small January 21, 2011 by Robert Murphy

Omaha Nearly 800 people packed into KANEKO last Friday night to listen to Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greg Mortenson speak about his education and peace efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Open seats were a premium, which caused some couples to have to split up if they wanted seats. One person remarked, “It’s okay if you’re split up, you come for the ideas." It was 1993 when Greg…  read more

1548_16b98e532c_small December 10, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week: - Filmed live on Ustream at KANEKO (1111 Jones Street) with guests Hal France and Julie Reilly - This morning, Dusty attended ACG Nebraska meeting while Jeff attended Midlands Business Journal "40 Under 40" - Tripleseat raises $500k from Dundee Venture Capital - Google awards AIM $26k grant to develop IT academy in schools - BarCamp Des Moines 2010 wrap up and photos - SXSW Accelerator - Annual Report: Culture of Risk Taking - Wanted… read more

1529_c87d539382_small December 7, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha This Friday evening, our friends at KANEKO, who have partnered with us for past events such as Big Omaha and the Omaha Creative Week Caretakers Forum, will be holding a new friend and fundraiser event called the KANEKO Block Party. Kicking off at 6 p.m. in their Bow Truss Room, 1111 Jones Street, the inaugural event will include live music by Extra Space Jazz and The Prairie Cats, food and drink by the Upstream Brewery, and a… read more

1404_e277a48fd2_small November 9, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

(Photo by Lauren Tucker via Flickr) Published every Tuesday, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development, and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post… read more

1333_77fd3ea070_small October 8, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Last Friday, Robert Murphy teamed up with photographer Jordan Green to cover a KANEKO Great Minds Series presentation by Josh Cooley, a story artist and director at Pixar Animation Studios. To read Murphy's recap of Cooley's presentation, "Coloring Outside the Lines," see: Josh Cooley gives an in-depth look at Pixar’s creative process. On Saturday, Murphy met with Cooley to learn more… read more

1324_3e6d4a16ab_small October 6, 2010 by Robert Murphy

Omaha One thing that is attributed to Pixar films is they are four quadrant films. This means they appeal to parents and kids, men and women. So, it came as no surprise that the audience to hear Pixar story artist Josh Cooley speak at KANEKO’s Great Minds Series last Friday, October 1st, was a four quadrant audience. It was great to see parents bring their kids (or perhaps kids bring their parents) to hear… read more

1306_4a7919e821_small September 29, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha This Friday, October 1st, KANEKO will be partnering up with the National Cartoonist Society North Central Chapter to present Josh Cooley, a story artist and director at Pixar Animation Studios. Cooley has contributed to award-winning motion pictures such "Up," "Ratatouille," and "Cars." Cooley's presentation, titled "Coloring Outside The Lines: And other creative ways to make people worry about you," will begin 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are discounted for seniors and students. read more

1261_dd82673253_small September 14, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha KANEKO, an Omaha nonprofit committed to exploring creativity, is kicking off its Great Minds Series this Wednesday evening, September 15, with a performance from singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash. In addition, Dr. Daniel J Levitin, author of "This Is Your Brain On Music" will be giving a presentation that will compliment Cash's performance. We're excited… read more

1233_374e17c062_small September 7, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Last night, about 50 individuals gathered in KANEKO's Bow Truss Room (above) to take in the Caretakers Forum, the first event of the inaugural Omaha Creative Week. Led by myself (moderator), the 50-minute discussion began with an introduction of our four panelists, the defining of the word "creative", and four questions about creativity's measurement and purpose along with how those points… read more

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