AIM HDC (Heartland Developers Conference) is a 3-day software development event on September 6-8, 2017 for tech professionals, consisting of hands-on workshops, keynotes and other speakers, breakout sessions and networking events. Attendees learn from national industry experts plus regional and local leaders, who share the latest knowledge and demonstrate new techniques. Conference speakers hail from…Read More
Pipeline Entrepreneurs, the Midwest’s most successful organization of high-growth entrepreneurs, recently completed their Seattle module. SPN spoke to Pipeline President and CEO Joni Cobb to get a recap and to find out more about who and how the Pipeline fellows expanded their network outside of the Silicon Prairie. A year of Pipeline consists of four…Read More
ABPathfinder, Inc., developer of a software tool for autism therapy, has won the Microsoft Health Innovation Award for its work enhancing patient care through analytics. Founded in 2010 in Overland Park, Kansas, ABPathfinder develops cloud-based software to improve patient outcomes in autism therapy. “Therapy centers and schools are using our software as a time- and…Read More
It’s a big day for data center news in central Iowa. First, the Des Moines Register reported that construction on Altoona’s $300 million Facebook data center has sparked economic development and small business growth. Then the Register announced that the proposed West Des Moines data center…Read More
State officials this morning revealed Microsoft as the company behind a nearly $700 million data center investment, also referred to as “Project Mountain,” proposed for West Des Moines. The software giant already has a West Des Moines data center, which opened in early 2012, but according …Read More
Think Big Partners and Microsoft are hosting a series of events Oct. 15-18 to educate startups and developers about how to use and build on the Microsoft Azure and Windows 8 platforms. The events will take place at bizperc (1800 Baltimore Ave.), the coworking space run by Think Big Partners, a Kansas City, Mo. startup accelerator and mentorship-based collaborative network.
The events are designed to get participants up to speed in advance of the Oct. 26 public …Read More
Microsoft on Thursday announced that it has acquired PhoneFactor, an Overland Park, Kan.-based company that makes technology to enable the use of phones in security authentication. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 2001, PhoneFactor was established with the goal of becoming a “seamless part of almost every …Read More
In the past week, new operations and jobs in Iowa were confirmed for two global technology companies: Microsoft and Go Daddy.
Microsoft’s Iowa-based data center, which was first announced in July 2008, will open in West Des Moines in Spring 2011. The Microsoft facility is valued at $100 million dollars…Read More