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BarCamp Omaha happening September 10, tickets now on sale

August 9, 2011 by

'Tis the season for BarCamps. Last week, we announced BarCamp ICR scheduled for August 13. This week, it's an announcement for BarCamp Omaha. Now in its fourth year and third consecutive year at Nomad Lounge, BarCamp Omaha will kick things off with an opening party on Friday, September 9 and an all-day event on Saturday, September 10.  read more

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Megan Hunt & Eric Downs set to open CAMP coworking space

June 24, 2010 by

Being self-employed, Megan Hunt and Eric Downs began businesses within the comfort of their own homes. Hunt – a bridal designer, blogger and best friend – started her vintage felt and button design company Princess Lasertron out of a floor-to-ceiling windows apartment in a renovated high school. She then transported her business into an 8-foot-8 bedroom in a house shared by her now-husband and his roommate. Once Hunt wed, she and her husband purchased a home, giving her an entire establishment…  read more

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Creative coworking space CAMP nearing completion

June 16, 2010 by

With progress reports from the future tenants becoming more and more frequent – on princesslasertron.com and Twitter – we thought it was time to catch up with CAMP owner Megan Hunt, a.k.a. Princess Lasertron, for our first look at the creative coworking space. CAMP, located in North Downtown's Mastercraft building, is expected to open in the coming month. "[O]ur goal is to host our opening party in early July and open for tenants soon after," Megan told…  read more

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From blog to book: The story behind Nerdy Thirty

May 19, 2010 by

Thanks to Nerdy Thirty by Wendy Townley for sponsoring Silicon Prairie News this week. This sponsored post was written by Wendy Townley. | I began blogging in 2003 as a way to have a little fun with my writing. The ability to put fingers to Macintosh and share my thoughts to the world with a few clicks of the keyboard thrilled me to no end. An idea or experience would surface in my head. Within a few brief hours, my prose…  read more

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Shout! Weekly releases its inaugural ’30 Under 30′ list

April 29, 2010 by

Shout!, Omaha's new alternative weekly newspaper, released its inaugural 30 Under 30 list yesterday. In the publication, the list's authors, Chris Larkin and Lisa Martin, described the effort as "a way to present stories of the achievements and aspirations found in the up-and-coming segment of Omaha." Congrats to all those recognized, and a special congrats to Erin Standley, senior designer at Phenomblue, who, while at BrightMix, led the user experience and design of the current version of our website, SiliconPrairieNews.com. Below are the names, titles, companies, and Twitter handles of the 30 – to read the full article with pictures and a writeup about each, pick up a copy of Shout! (pictured left)…  read more

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