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Tech Brew:AM Des Moines tomorrow at 8 a.m.

By SPN Newsroom / May 11, 2022

The Technology Association of Iowa invites the public to Tech Brew:AM Des Moines 8 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, May 12, at West End Architectural Salvage. Presented by Check Point Software Technologies, Tech Brew:AM connects technology professionals with one another at a monthly meetup. Each meeting features an exclusive interview with an Iowa tech executive. Tomorrow’s interview…

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Technology Association of Iowa hosts inaugural Eastern Iowa Open

By SPN Newsroom / April 26, 2022

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced today the inaugural Eastern Iowa Tech Open, an opportunity for business and technology leaders to gather for a day of golf, networking and business development on the eastern side of the state. “We want Iowa to be the number one state for technology in the Midwest,” said Brian…

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Iowa’s dsmHack reschedules charity hackathon, seeks nonprofits in need of assistance

By Jonathan Gerhardson / January 31, 2022

The Des Moines Charity Hackathon, an annual 48 hour event hosted by dsmHack, is currently seeking project proposals from registered 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that serve Polk County, Iowa. The annual event—held every year since 2014, except 2021—seeks to implement software-based solutions for non-profit organizations that impact the local community. Throughout its tenure, that’s amounted to…

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Iowa Technology Summit call for speakers now open  

By SPN Newsroom / November 24, 2021

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced yesterday that speaker applications for the 2022 Iowa Technology Summit are now open. The summit will be held on April 11-12, 2022, at the Iowa Community Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Applications to speak are now being accepted for the Iowa Technology Summit at technologyiowa.org/apply-to-speak-2022-its/.…

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LightEdge acquires Cavern Technologies, Inc., expanding company footprint to Kansas City

By SPN Newsroom / November 17, 2021

LightEdge—a leading provider of colocation, cloud and managed-service solutions—recently announced the acquisition of Cavern Technologies, an enterprise-grade data center provider in Kansas City.  Cavern Technologies was founded in 2007 as the KC area’s first colocation data center, located underground in a natural limestone environment.  Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge, said of the deal, “This is…

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Winners Announced for the 2021 Prometheus Awards Presented by LWBJ

By SPN Newsroom / November 5, 2021

The Technology Association of Iowa is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Prometheus Awards Presented by LWBJ. The Prometheus Awards were celebrated on Thursday in downtown Des Moines. The Prometheus Awards acknowledge individuals, companies and communities impacting Iowa’s technology industry. 2021 Prometheus Awards Winners: Startup Technology Company of the Year – OpenLoop Emerging…

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Startup networking event 1 Million Cups returns to in-person programming July 7 at new location in downtown Des Moines

By SPN Newsroom / July 1, 2021

For the first time since March 2020, 1 Million Cups Des Moines returns to in-person programming on Wed., July 7 at 8 a.m. The event will feature the nonprofit Pursuit of Innovation (Pi515) at 1 Million Cups’ new location, coworking space Gravitate Downtown.  Speakers at next week’s event will include Nancy Mwirotsi, founder and executive…

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Infotec 2021 virtual conference to feature keynote speaker Mike Smith, co-executive director of Rabble Mill

By SPN Newsroom / May 14, 2021

Life as a tech professional can be hard. Not at Infotec 2021, conference organizers say, previewing a robust virtual digital event experience aimed at helping attendees grow professionally while connecting with other IT and web professionals in the heartland.  After successfully hosting Infotec 2020 in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AIM…

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Free virtual technology summit to connect tech professionals across Iowa

By SPN Newsroom / April 9, 2021

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) will be hosting the Iowa Technology Summit Presented by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield on May 24-25, 2021.  The summit—a free, two-day virtual conference—aims to educate and connect technology professionals across the state. The summit will feature four themed tracks: cybersecurity and technology innovation on May 24 and…

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