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Raikes School to feature former eBay COO, Design Studio Showcase Friday

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln‘s Raikes School of Computer Science and Management on Friday will spotlight the work of its capstone students in its annual Raikes Design Studio Project Showcase.

The event, which takes place in the Kauffman Center on the university’s campus, begins at 1:30 p.m. with a presentation by tech industry veteran Maynard Webb. The former COO of eBay (1999-2006) is the author of the recently released New York Times best seller, “Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship“. A 30-minute reception follows Webb, and the main event, the project showcase, takes place from 3-5 p.m.

The showcase is the culmination of a school year’s worth of work by teams of student. In the Design Studio, teams build software for local and national businesses, such as Nebraska Global, Hudl, Hayneedle and Microsoft.

“If we mess something up, it really does affect them. It’s not just our grade,” Jessah Hofker, a former Raikes student, told Silicon Prairie News in 2011.

For more information on the event, which is free and open to the public, visit raikes.unl.edu.

To learn more about the Design Studio, see our past coverage: