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Why Women in Tech Matter Even More in the Midwest

By SPN Team / July 11, 2017

Ugh. Another depressing article about the lack of women in tech? It’s true – gender equality is a hot button issue right now. Google “women in tech” and you’ll get thousands of articles with depressing stats on women in STEM and hundreds more offering tales of sexual harassment and gender inequality in Silicon Valley. If…

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Slack Chat: Shonna Dorsey, Brent Comstock on JumpstartLabs for tech talent training

By SPN Team / October 12, 2016

This summer BCom Solutions and Interface Web School announced the launch of JumpstartLabs, an education program designed to help unemployed and underemployed adults get tech skills training that will lead to their next job and a new career. JSL serves participants in Nebraska’s CONNECT program, a federally funded grant that helps unemployed workers transition into IT careers. …

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Tech Omaha gives local developers an opportunity to network

By SPN Team / May 6, 2016

Developers, technologists and other Big Omaha attendees filled the Slowdown last night for the semi-annual Tech Omaha event. A few years ago, Tech Omaha originated as a simple calendar of tech events. Now a group of individuals including Do Space Executive Director, Rebecca Stavick and Racenote’s technical crew chief, Kevin Berry are trying to revamp it.…

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Interface Web School bucking trend for women in tech with fall enrollment

By SPN Newsroom / November 12, 2014

( Guest post by Shonna Dorsey) OMAHA—On a national level, women enroll in college at a rate of 68 percent versus 63 percent of men, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

However, women only make up 26 percent of the U.S. tech workforce. Plenty of attention has been given to this topic with various groups around country shedding light and inciting change including Black Girls Code, National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) among others. Even Miss USA is leading a charge to inspire girls and young women to learn to code.

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Laura Weidman Powers responds to the “greatest opportunity in tech”

By SPN Team / May 8, 2014

Laura Weidman Powers, founder of CODE2040, took the stage at KANEKO this morning to tell Big Omaha attendees about how her team is filling the gap between a growing minority population and a growing need for talent in the tech industry. How the U.S. economy and demography trends are changing “Software is eating jobs,” Powers…

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