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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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Callers to Coders, led by AIM Institute, upskills Physicians Mutual employees with tech training

By SPN Newsroom / May 3, 2022

The Callers to Coders program, part of the nonprofit AIM Institute’s partnership with Physicians Mutual, is currently introducing six employees to training in core data management. Physicians Mutual is eager to amplify the success and impacts of last year’s Callers to Coders initiative by again utilizing AIM’s Custom Training program. The 2022 cohort, which launched…

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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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Kansas State University president joins TechAccel board of directors

By SPN Newsroom / March 23, 2022

Dr. Richard H. Linton, president of Kansas State University, has joined the Board of Directors of TechAccel LLC, effective immediately, according to a press release issued today by the company.  TechAccel, based in Overland Park, Kansas, is a technology and venture development organization investing in scientific breakthroughs to produce healthier plants, animals and foods. It…

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IT management cultivates leadership skills at Mutual of Omaha

By Annette Allen / March 9, 2022

This is a sponsored guest post by Mutual of Omaha and does not necessarily reflect the views of Silicon Prairie News. In 2013, Mutual of Omaha’s Information Services (I/S) operation needed managers.  At the time, it was a difficult position to fill, and leadership-ready candidates were in short supply.  While there were many publicly available…

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Jackson Pollock, Zoom fatigue, and flexibility: key takeaways from three tech leaders

By Tom McCauley / February 4, 2022

This afternoon, three of Omaha’s tech leaders convened to share their insights virtually at the AIM Institute’s Self-Management and Team Empowerment Leadership Panel. Moderated by Zac Samson—manager of business technology infrastructure at Omaha Public Power District and member of the AIM Leadership Academy Steering Committee—the panel focused on how companies are staying innovative while responding…

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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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