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Meet Erica Wassinger: The New Director of Customer and Community Activation at AIM

This week we sat down with Erica Wassinger, the new Director of Customer and Community Activation at AIM. Erica is only about a month into her new role, but we wanted to get a good grasp of the proactive vision she will be contributing to AIM in the upcoming months.

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West Corporation’s Approach to Recruiting Talent for the Silicon Prairie

Last week we sat down with John Staup, the Divisional Director of Enterprise Talent Strategies at West Corporation, to talk about best practices for recruiting and retaining talent for and within the Silicon Prairie.

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Meet our CoderDojo Mentors!

AIM’s CoderDojo sessions are free monthly open source coding workshops for students ages 8 to 17.  These sessions are led by volunteer mentors, and help provide an opportunity for kids from the Omaha and Council Bluffs area to learn basic coding programs at their own pace in a fun, relaxed environment. AIM’s youth programs like CoderDojo wouldn’t be possible without our awesome volunteer […]

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5 ways to improve your content marketing efforts

Yesterday we attended an Agile Content Marketing Bootcamp hosted by AJi Software at the Microsoft building in Omaha. The main purpose of the event was to introduce the idea of agile marketing and how to apply those ideas and theories to your business’s current marketing strategies. Participants were able to network with other marketers from the area, discuss common issues concerning […]

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Meet software engineer and IT innovator Kat Slump

Kat Slump is a junior studying IT innovation at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), a software engineering intern at Flywheel, a social engagement strategist at Interface Web School and the president of UNO’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization. She also recently received news that she will be heading to California this summer to intern at […]

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Congratulations the 2015 AIM Tech Celebration Award Recipients!

Thursday was a brilliant evening as the local tech community gathered at Omaha’s Holland Performing Arts Center to celebrate another year of innovation in IT. Thanks to our generous sponsors, C-Level auction executives and bidders, AIM raised $87,000 to help build the IT Pipeline. Of course, none of this would have been possible without the hard-working tech leaders […]

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What it’s like to work one of the oldest haunted attractions in the country

  Behind the terrifying costumes, trap doors and optical illusions of Mystery Manor, there is a dedicated group of performers that has kept the attraction running for 32 years. This week we took a trip to one of the longest-running haunted attractions in the country, to talk with the owner and performers about what it’s […]

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Silicon Prairie News sits down with Proxibid’s CTO Greg Nichols

Greg Nichols is Senior Vice President and CTO of Proxibid. Last week, SPN sat down with Nichols to discuss the local talent pool, ecommerce and his participation in this year’ s C-Level auction.  Online marketplace Proxibid has experienced another year of high growth, beginning with a partnership with eBay announced in February. Revenue increased by 11% in Q2, driven by […]

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