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Lincoln ecommerce entrepreneur starts app developer meetup group

By SPN Newsroom / June 13, 2012

Brandon Dupsky doesn’t know much about programming, but as an ecommerce entrepreneur, he saw that Lincoln needed a space for app developers to get to know each other.
So he started Nebraska Mobile, a meetup group for local app creators to network and collaborate. On May 24, about 24 entrepreneurs, computer science students and local business owners from Lincoln, neighboring Crete and Omaha …

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New Lincoln meetup group looks to take UX discussion a step further

By SPN Team / June 12, 2012

Kyle Murphy hopes something that started as a subject of casual conversation with colleagues and grew into an informal lunch group can eventually become a regular resource for UX designers in Lincoln and Omaha.

Murphy (left), the vice president of user experience at Hudl, recently helped launch a UX Meetup in Lincoln. The group will hold its second gathering from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the offices of Nebraska Global (151 N. 8th St., Suite 300) in Lincoln’s Haymarket district.

Murphy perceived a need for the group after years of talking with other designers and developers about the disciplines involved in user experience. …

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Events: TechBrew Des Moines and Lincoln UX Meetup

By SPN Team / June 11, 2012

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it’s happening in the Silicon Prairie, you’ll find it here. For more, visit our events page for a calendar of upcoming events from us and others in the region. (Left: This week join in a round of drinks at TechBrew Des Moines Thursday from 5- 7 p.m.)

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Lincoln team creates award-winning agriculture app (Video)

By SPN Team / May 14, 2012

This spring, Croplife awarded the Aphid Speed Scout app the “Top Best Mobile App for Agriculture,” and the winners couldn’t be happier. “It’s an honor, it was really exciting when that came through and it was picked for number one,” said Wayne Ohnesorg, Extension Educator in Madison County at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Ohnesorg came up with the idea for the app, and team members Mark Hendricks and Ruchi Agrawal developed it. The team says the free app will …

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Nebraska Code Camp returning to Lincoln on March 10

By SPN Team / February 27, 2012

Nebraska Code Camp is returning for its second year on March 10. The event will be held at Avery Hall on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Last year, the free, community-driven developer conference featured 25 sessions and drew an attendance of more than …

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Lincoln announces plan to install downtown fiber grid

By SPN Team / February 9, 2012

Unite Private Networks and the City of Lincoln will form a joint public-private partnership to place a grid of telecommunication fiber in downtown Lincoln.

Lincoln mayor Chris Beutler outlined the plan during a press conference today, where he said that the city will finance a grid of conduits that will ultimately hold fiber from Unite and be open to any other communication company. The city will own the conduit, and Unite will maintain it. Any telecommunication service providers will be able to install fiber in the conduit. …

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Lincoln ‘Idea Community’ Turbine Flats fosters expansion, collaboration

By SPN Team / February 8, 2012

The Turbine Flats Project is an “idea community” in Lincoln that began in 2008 with 22 people and 11,500 square feet. Today, some 75 employees work in the space, which has undergone one addition and is in the midst of a second.

In December we covered ISoft Data Systems and the company’s CEO, Matthew Wegener. ISoft Data Systems is part of the Turbine Flats Project, which essentially started when ISoft out-grew its old offices and relocated its four employees into a larger space on 9th Street in …

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Events: Startup Drinks, Innovator of the Year, Ignite Lincoln and more

By SPN Team / January 23, 2012

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it’s happening in the Silicon Prairie, you’ll find it here.

For more, visit our events page for a calendar of upcoming events from us and others in the region.

To submit an event for consideration, please email editor@siliconprairienews.com. …

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