Happy Monday!

By Danny Schreiber / July 7, 2008

Silicon Prairie News hopes everyone had a great holiday weekend! We’re back at it and ready to go this week! Stay tuned for some great interviews we cut recently…lots of good stuff happening in Omaha!

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Sarah Lacy in Omaha?

By Danny Schreiber / July 3, 2008

Stay tuned, I’m working on getting Sarah Lacy to stop in Omaha during her midwest stop…we’ll have to pull this one together on short notice, but will be well worth it! She’s the bestselling author of Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good

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BarCamp Omaha – coming in August!

By Danny Schreiber / July 1, 2008

So the dates and location are set. August 15th – 17th at Frost Acres at Lake Cunningham. So far our great sponsors include Mutual of Omaha, Object Partners BrightMix, Nimblelogic and Aromas in the Market! More information and registration can be found here:

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Omaha’s first Tweetup was a success!

By Dusty Davidson / June 30, 2008

Thanks to everyone who came out for Omaha’s first TweetUp this last Saturday at Aroma’s in the Market! It was a great time to meet and talk with other Omaha Twitter users and the overwhelming consensus was that we’ll be holding the second event in the very near future… Thanks to Joe Schmidt for an…

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Bemis Creativity Festival 2008

By Dusty Davidson / June 24, 2008

The 2008 Bemis Creativity Festival is quickly approaching…the programming for this event looks amazing. Some interesting highlights… Thursday: EUPHORIA: GENESIS 1E | BEMIS UNDERGROUND Performance 10:00 p.m. – Midnight Bemis08 will dance its way into the night as the live, organic improvisation of jazz is juxtaposed against the digital drones of house music to become…

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Omaha artist travels the world for inspiration

By Danny Schreiber / June 23, 2008

I read this amazing piece in the OWH this weekend on Steve Joy. I was amazed by his story and simplicity in his work. His earliest works — oil paintings on canvas, some with three-dimensional projections — reflected his desire to escape from the mundane by continued travel. Later, inspired by American Abstract Expressionists such…

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O’Brien Industy Block Party ’08

By Danny Schreiber / June 19, 2008

So some friends and I just got back from O’Brien Industry Block Party 2008…man these guys (and gals) at OBI are some top shelf folks who know how to throw Omaha a good party. Check out some of the fun and keep your ears open as I’m going to make the case this should be…

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Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band

By Danny Schreiber / June 18, 2008

Conor Oberst’s first recordings as Bright Eyes, the ones before Letting Off the Happiness, were mostly done solo. He’s under his own name for the first time on the forthcoming album, but he’s not alone. Accompanied here by a group of Saddle Creek and Team Love members called the Mystic Valley Band. Check out two…

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Omaha Tweetup!

By Danny Schreiber / June 13, 2008

Greetings! Omaha is quickly approaching it’s first tweetup! A tweetup, for those of you who have no clue what a tweet is, I’ll reassure you it has nothing to do with ornithology (the study of birds) A tweetup is a meeting of Twitter users in a local community. Twitter is a free social networking and…

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BarCamp Omaha coming…

By Danny Schreiber / June 10, 2008

So I had the opportunity to join a meeting last night around the organization of Omaha’s first BarCamp. Before you get the wrong ideas, a BarCamp is defined as: BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants — often focusing on early-stage web applications,…

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