Big Omaha 2012 breaks out with Kauffman’s Opening Bash (Photos)

A near-capacity crowd filled The Slowdown on Wednesday night to kick off Big Omaha 2012 with an event that featured beverages, breakdancing, badge decoration … and plenty of other enjoyable things that don't fit this half-baked attempt at alliteration. Before taking in a day of talks today at the KANEKO, conference-goers and a large contingent

Liz Heinlein (from left), Philip Rosedale, Avery Galen, Jeff Slobotski, Robin Shaddy and Rob Nansel are all smiles as Big Omaha 2012 gets underway.

A near-capacity crowd filled The Slowdown on Wednesday night to kick off Big Omaha 2012 with an event that featured beverages, breakdancing, badge decoration … and plenty of other enjoyable things that don’t fit this half-baked attempt at alliteration. 

Before taking in a day of talks today at the KANEKO, conference-goers and a large contingent of other guests gathered to get (re)acquainted at Big Omaha’s Opening Bash, sponsored by The Kauffman Foundation.

The crew from Malone & Company was on hand to capture the event, and a sampling of their photos from last night can be found below. For more photos from Wednesday’s party, check out the gallery on the Silicon Prairie News Facebook page. Stay tuned for plenty more photos from Wednesday night — and all of Big Omaha — on the SPN Flickr stream

 

A member of the True Expression Dance Crew busts a move during a surprise breakdance interlude. 

The crowd trickles in early before packing both floors of The Slowdown at the night’s busiest points.

DJ Tres Johnson keeps the toes tapping from his post at the turntable. 

An Vu (from left), Megan Hunt and Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik ham it up for the camera. 

Alex Frazier (from left), Chris Quartier, Macy Koch and John Schnipkoweit strike a pose. 

Sarah Peck (left) and Amber Rae get big air at Big Omaha. 


Credits: Photo by Malone & Company / Big Omaha

Update May 10, 11:50 a.m.: Caption information was updated. 


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