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TAI opens applications for Iowa Technology Leadership Institute

By SPN Newsroom / July 13, 2022

Applications for the 2023 cohort of the Iowa Technology Leadership Institute are now open, according to a press release issued by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), a statewide member-based organization that strives to unite Iowa’s technology community. TAI’s Iowa Technology Leadership Institute develops tomorrow’s technology leaders through programming designed to fill gaps that tech…

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Technology Association of Iowa announces opening of annual Prometheus Awards nominations

By SPN Newsroom / June 22, 2022

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced recently the opening of its annual Prometheus Awards nomination period. Presented by UHY, the Prometheus Awards unite innovators and leaders from technology, business, education and government to celebrate this year’s most momentous achievements in Iowa’s technology industry. “Each year we are incredibly impressed by the talent and passion…

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Annual hackathon once again serves local Iowa nonprofits

By SPN Newsroom / June 10, 2022

The organizers of dsmHack held their annual charitable hackathon last weekend June 2-4, marking over 8 years of giving and $1.4 million of in-kind services raised.  The event, which provides technology solutions for area nonprofit organizations, was held at West48 in West Des Moines.  Since its inception, dsmHack has marshaled the talents of over 650…

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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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