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Events: Pint Night, Big Omaha parties and more

May 7, 2012 by

Even for people without conference badges, the Big Omaha opening and closing parties will provide a chance to network and meet new people. They’re open to the public and a great way to get in on the event. 

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it’s happening in the Silicon Prairie, you’ll find it here.

For more, visit our events page for a calendar of upcoming events from us and others in the region.

To submit an event for consideration, please email

This Week

[L5] Pint Night – Monday, 6:00 p.m. 

Lincoln – Misty’s Steakhouse downtown (200 N. 11th St.

Informal Beers + Biz Discussions where EVERYONE is welcome. 

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Big Omaha Opening Party presented by the Kauffman Foundation – Wednesday, 8 p.m.

Omaha – Slowdown (729 N 14th Street)

We’re kicking off Big Omaha with the biggest welcoming bash we’ve ever had. Join us as we get down to business and start Big Omaha 2012 off right. This party is open to the public.

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Ames IT Collaborative with guest Allen Bierbaum – Thursday, noon

Ames – Iowa State University Research Park (2711 South Loop Drive)

Dr. Allen Bierbaum is VP – Technology for Priority 5 where he leads their engineering team. Priority 5 builds common operating picture software used by government and commercial agencies such as the Department of Defense, FEMA, state fusion centers, and other groups. The tools aggregate and visualize information from a wide variety of data sources and simulations in real-time.

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TechBrew Des Moines has been moved to Thursday, May 17th

Big Omaha Closing Party with Hudl and Under Armour – Friday, 9 p.m.

Omaha – House of Loom (1012 S. 10th Street)

Mark it on your calendars. Just because the conference closes doesn’t mean we’re finished with Big Omaha quite yet. We’ll finish the conference and go out in style – House of Loom style – and celebrate with new friends made from Big Omaha crowd. This party is open to the public.

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Make sure to keep an eye out for these upcoming Silicon Prairie News events and those we’re helping to promote as a media sponsor.

KC Tech Technology Entrepreneur Speakers Program with Thad Langford - Tuesday, May 15, 5:30-7 p.m.

Kansas City, Mo. – Country Club Plaza offices of Polsinelli Shugart (700 W 47th St)

This series, held six times throughout the year, highlights the region’s most innovative technology business leaders as they discuss ideas and opportunities for the future generation of entrepreneurs. (SPN is a media sponsor)

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Silicon Prairie News Meetup – Thursday, May 31 

Des Moines – Location TBD 

Make sure to mark your calendar for another great get-together. We’ll be gathering for networking and general good times. Stop by and hang out. 

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