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And now, your annual dose of BarCamp Omaha photo booth hijinks

September 21, 2012 by

Historical records suggest the existence of Daft Punk's "Technologic" predated BarCamp Omaha 2012. But after viewing the BarCamp Omaha photo booth slideshow, we could swear the song — with its funky, techy feel and perfect cadence — was created to accompany the recently released slide show. The fifth BarCamp Omaha, Nebraska's take on the international unconference, was held two weeks ago. The event drew a crowd that was larger and more diverse …  read more

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In fifth year, BarCamp Omaha draws largest, most eclectic crowd

September 11, 2012 by

A stroll around The Slowdown on Saturday, midway through the afternoon portion of BarCamp Omaha, revealed speakers serving up a smorgasboard of presentations about personal passions. In one corner, a group enjoyed a look into the life of a "mompreneuer." A few feet away, another audience tuned in to an address about the joys of old-time radio. At the far end of the venue, a crowd took in a talk on writing real code. But as eclectic as the topics of those talks were, the crowd listening to them may …  read more

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Events: Cornstalks, L5, Design+Tech, SPN Meetup and more

January 30, 2012 by

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. (Left: KC Roundtable on Thursday will feature entrepreneur Michael Sommers.) …  read more

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A look back at Barcamp Des Moines 2011 (Photos)

December 5, 2011 by

Once again, Barcamp Des Moines took over the Des Moines Central Public Library on Saturday for the 2011 iteration of the event. More than 80 participants converged in the meeting room suite for presentations from 18 speakers in three tracks: Technology, Creative and Entrepreneurship. The event was bookended by a social the evening …  read more

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Barcamp Des Moines kicks off tonight, tickets available for Saturday

December 2, 2011 by

Barcamp Des Moines kicks off tonight with a meetup at the Des Moines Social Club / Kirkwood Lounge. Join us to meet others in the Barcamp community and to get a headstart on Saturday's main event. Tickets are $5 and available through 3 p.m. CST at Tikly. With that ticket, you'll get your first drink at tonight's social, entrance to the event, lunch on Saturday …  read more

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Barcamp Des Moines coming Dec. 3, tickets on sale now

November 11, 2011 by

Barcamp Des Moines will return to the Des Moines Central Public Library on Dec. 3. The half-day unconference last year attracted 75 people, who participated in three tracks: technology, creativity and entrepreneurship. Starting the day with a blank slate, 16 topics were chosen that ranged from "Living a Creative Life" to "Seed Investing" to "Online Civility." Like last year, Barcamp this year will kick …  read more

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Guest Post: Lessons learned from failure

October 9, 2011 by

(This is a guest post by Jonathan Kay). Odds are, you have a blog reader. You have all your favorite sites and RSS feeds hooked in, and I would even venture to say you start your day off each morning by skimming through all this content. You probably read a handful of “five tips on …” and “top 10 …” posts, maybe even a few motivating success stories about entrepreneurs who killed it. This will be like none of those. This post will outline a handful of lessons you can learn from two big ass failures. Get ready. Get excited. Here we go. …  read more

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