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Tim Quirk event, Women’s Hack Day, Design+Tech and 12 more events

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.

To submit an event for consideration, please email editor@siliconprairienews.com.

Educational events

Tim Quirk from Google Play lecture, Monday, 7:30 p.m.

Iowa City, Iowa (Old Capitol, second floor Senate Chamber): The lecture, titled “The Quiet Revolution: From the Walkman to the iPod, How Portability and Infinite Storage Have Changed the Way We Listen, and What We Listen To,” is free and open to the public. (Learn more)

When is Computer or Internet Software Patentable?, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Omaha (Silicon Prairie News): During this session, we will discuss the patentability of software and other Internet-related technologies. (Learn more)

Design+Tech: UX Workshop, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Des Moines (BitMethod): In February, we covered the fundamentals of User Experience. This month, we’re giving you the chance to put those fundamentals into practice during our UX Workshop. (Learn more)

Surrounding Yourself with the Best: Advisory Board Recruitment & Execution, Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lenexa, Kan. (Enterprise Center of Johnson County): This workshop will educate you on the benefits of an advisory board and relay the tools to set one up within your own company. (Register)

Thought Puzzle Presents – Google for Startups, Friday, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lincoln, Neb. (FUSE Coworking): Dr. Chris Augeri will walk fellow entrepreneurs through using Google Search to accelerate launching your startup. (Learn more)

Women’s Hack Day, Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

Iowa City, Iowa (University of Iowa): A day to work on web projects for some area nonprofits. Feel free to bring individual projects as well. A women-only event. (Learn more)


Geek Night, Monday, 6 p.m.

Kansas City, Mo. (Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen): Geek Night started as a group of developers and entrepreneurs; you’ll find many laptops and conversations about code and community. (Learn more)

Des Moines Startup Drinks, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.

West Des Moines (The Longest Yard Valley Junction): Drinks with the Des Moines area startup community. (Learn more)

1 Million Cups Kansas City, Wednesday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Kansas City, Mo. (Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation): Each week, 1 Million Cups showcases two startups from the Kansas City area. (Learn more)

1 Million Cups Des Moines, Wednesday, 9-10 a.m.

West Des Moines, Iowa (Green Grounds Cafe): Each week, 1 Million Cups showcases one startup from the Des Moines area. (Learn more)

1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids, Wednesday, 9-10 a.m.

Cedar Rapids (Vault): Each week, 1 Million Cups showcases one startup from the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area. (Learn more)

KC Roundtable Breakfast, Thursday, 7:30 a.m.

Kansas City, Mo. (First Watch): KC Roundtable is in existence to provide 20 and 30-something Kansas City entrepreneurs with a group of peers to support and collaborate on each others’ businesses. (Learn more)

Open Coffee, Thursday, 8-9 a.m.

Lincoln (Crescent Moon Coffee): An opportunity to share coffee, stories, insights, questions and connections with fellow entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors and folks interested in building a better startup community. (Learn more)

TechBrew Cedar Valley, Thursday, 5-7 p.m.

Cedar Falls, Iowa (Toad’s Bar & Grill): An informal gathering of entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and funders getting together to talk over a beer (social lubrication). (Learn more)

Friday Afternoon Club for Startups, Friday, 4-6 p.m.

Lincoln, Neb. (FUSE Coworking): Join the Startup Lincoln community for an opportunity to share ideas, find out about the latest startup activities around town, meet co-founders and teammates. (Learn more)


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.

Technology Association of Iowa Prometheus Awards, April 9

Des Moines, Iowa (Veterans Memorial Auditorium): The Prometheus Awards have been established as Iowa’s largest and most prestigious distinction dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the innovation and brilliance of Iowa’s high-tech industry. (Learn more) (Register)

Hack of the Sexes, Arpil 26-27

Kansas City, Mo. (Kauffman Labs): Boys versus girls takes on a whole new meaning as this event promotes gender diversity in technology and competes to develop practical, open source solutions to civic problems in the tech and entrepreneurship community in Kansas City. (Learn more) (Register)

Big Omaha by Silicon Prairie News, May 8-10

Omaha (KANEKO): Big Omaha is part of The Big Series, the nation’s most ambitious events on innovation and entrepreneurship. (Learn more) (Register)

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