Developing Leadership When Things Are Not Good

By Tom McCauley / April 23, 2020

Originally posted on the AIM Institute blog No one knows how the coronavirus pandemic will evolve, how long the economy will stay underwater, or even what recovery looks like.  But the radical workplace upheaval and sudden ad hoc shift to remote technology over the past month suggest two truths:  We need more tech talent.   We…

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Telecommuters

By SPN Newsroom / March 24, 2020

Many of us can only dream of working from home. No more rush hour. No more sack lunches or $11 takeout sandwiches. And especially no more long, drawn-out conversations about the loose floor tile by Kelly’s office.  Well, now we have to miss all of those things.  Many of us are struggling with the reality…

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From the Editors: UNO Scott Scholars Work with the AIM Institute to Design Cohesion, Tell the Story

By SPN Newsroom / February 13, 2020

UNO first-year Computer Science major Zander Gibney’s favorite local nonprofit is—and we cannot stress this enough—the AIM Institute. Zander plans to pursue a career in video game development and spends a lot of his time buckling down to study. In that respect, he’s not unusual. Many university students study hard too, especially in the 24-to-48…

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A visit to Malone & Company’s new office

By Danny Schreiber / November 4, 2010

This post is way overdue (as in six weeks overdue), but it’s a super cool one. A couple months ago the folks at Malone & Company (the one’s behind the stellar Big Omaha photography) moved into a new studio. A warehouse that used to house a skateboard park is now home to their photo and video studio which includes office space, a kitchen…

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Silicon Prairie News baby clothing on the way

By Danny Schreiber / September 17, 2010

Well, we’re not quite ready to release a line of Silicon Prairie News baby clothing just yet, but the photo above sure makes us think about it. And it also seems like a lot of our friends in the community have been having babies lately, e.g.

We’re excited to share the photo though, it’s of Megan Hunt’s three-month old baby girl, Alice (she’s now just over four months old).

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First Friday Lunch Review: ingredient restaurant

By Danny Schreiber / September 3, 2010

As today is the day we set out for our third First Friday Lunch (place: TBD), it’s about time that I post the review from our second outing, which was to ingredient restaurant located at 32nd & Farnam.

The lunch crew: the BrightMix team (Kevin Zink, Tony Noecker, and intern Rick Knudtson) and the Omaha Silicon Prairie News team (Dusty Davidson, Jeff Slobotski…

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First Friday Lunch Review: Five Guys Burgers & Fries

By Danny Schreiber / July 12, 2010

Even though it took place on the second Friday of this month, last Friday’s lunch was the start of a new tradition at the Silicon Prairie News office in Omaha: First Friday Lunch.

Joining up with the BrightMix team (Kevin Zink, Tony Noecker, and summer intern Rick Knudtson), the Omaha Silicon Prairie News team (Dusty Davidson, Jeff Slobotski, summer intern Andrea Ciurej and myself), grabbed a classic American lunch at Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

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Thanks for the shout out SkyVu Pictures

By Danny Schreiber / July 7, 2010

A couple weeks ago we received an email from Benjamin Vu that he had included Silicon Prairie News in the Special Thanks section of BATTLE BEARS -1. We appreciate this shout out immensely and we’re excited by the success Benjamin’s animation studio, SkyVu Pictures, has had with its line…

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I see prairie dogs!

By Danny Schreiber / February 24, 2010

I’m not sure sure how long Lincoln-based youth marketing agency Archrival has been sporting three prairie dogs on their homepage, but I like it! We’re always excited to see our “mascot” out and about.

Please leave a comment if you’ve spotted prairie dogs elsewhere on the web (besides the regular places, of course).

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Silicon Prairie News featured on Managing the Edge podcast

By Danny Schreiber / February 5, 2010

Last Friday, Des Moines-based podcasters Doug Mitchell and Andy Brudtkuhl invited me to be a guest on their Managing the Edge podcast to talk about the Silicon Prairie News organization, content models and the business of news media in the era of the social web. Managing the Edge is a weekly podcast that focuses on…

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