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Highlander grad says coding class helped provide focus for her future

(Photo: Rosharra Owens at Iowa Western Community College, May 9, 2018.) COUNCIL BLUFFS – For Rosharra Owens, learning to build websites was part of rebuilding her life after a series of unfortunate events left her living in a homeless shelter, and feeling stuck. “It was crazy. I don’t know how I’ve been able to do […]

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Ask-a-Dev meetup offers mentoring from local programmers

Junior developers in Omaha now have a new opportunity to get mentoring, ask questions and find guidance on the journey of learning programming. Ask-a-Dev is a meetup where developers can come meet one-on-one with more experienced programmers. The Omaha meetup will take place Sunday, May 6, at Urban Abbey in downtown Omaha. Ask-a-Dev has meetups […]

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Emerging Leaders program helps IT professionals evaluate leadership roles

Registration is now open for AIM’s Emerging Leaders program. The program is geared toward information technology professionals interested in transitioning into leadership roles. Classes within the program offer the real-world experience of existing IT leaders to help participants gain a better understanding of the issues, challenges and skills needed to advance in their careers. “It’s […]

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Interface, VA partner to offer tech training for veterans

AIM Institute, Interface: the Web School and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are partnering to give veterans new opportunities to develop in-demand technology skills. The Nebraska Department of Education has approved Interface: The Web School courses to be eligible for GI Bill benefits, which provide education reimbursement and other benefits to service members following […]

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Infotec 2018 offers array of educational, professional development opportunities

(Infotec 2017.) OMAHA, NE – Hundreds of the region’s most talented tech professionals will gather March 26, 27, and 28 for Infotec, the Silicon Prairie’s premier annual business tech gathering. This year’s conference features several cutting-edge educational and training opportunities. Security will be a big focus of the conference. The keynote speaker is retired Maj. […]

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Omaha middle school students win National Science Bowl regional competition

Earlier this month, a team of Omaha middle school students from King Science and Technology Magnet School won the regional competition for the 2018 National Science Bowl® (NSB). They will advance to the NSB National Finals this spring in Washington, D.C., as announced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). “The National Science Bowl® continues […]

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Omaha executive outlines his approach to data science, organizational success

OMAHA, Neb. – Gautham Pallapa has some closely-held beliefs when it comes to big data, organizational success, and finding your footing in the data science realm. Pallapa oversees dozens of developers and engineers across multiple areas in his role as vice president of systems and platforms at West Corporation. He talked with Hot Spots about his […]

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