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A New Omaha Rising
Dusty Davidson
Matt Secoske
Jeff Slobotski
silos
Artists
 Musicians
           Innovators
Entrepreneurs
              Techies
 Web Designers
Interesting people
doing interesting
things, without
knowing about
each other.
We are
changing
that.
Social Media is helping
to bring our divergent
communities (developers,
designers, entrepreneurs,
innovators, etc) togethe...
How did we get here?
Sarah Lacy’s money shot
quot;Omaha is looking at what is has —
 a different culture of innovation, ... a
 creative class — and trying to build
 a ...
Barcamp Omaha
    • 30+ attendee-led sessions
    • 100+ attendees
    • 15+ sponsors
    • Great opportunity for
      ne...
Video Updates
           Podcasts
   Ustream
Soo...where to from here?
Keep moving forward
events, events, events
Infotec 2009
BIG Omaha 2009
May 7th & 8th 2009
Warren?
Bring together
local resources
Creative incubator
Market-driven
  innovation

• National partners
• Identifying key “pain points” amongst companies,
  and pairing seasoned ...
Other
social media
initiatives...
Wrapping up
• “Siloed” but lots of people out there
• Number one priority is to keep building community
  + events, Facebo...
Thank you!
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
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  1. 1. A New Omaha Rising
  2. 2. Dusty Davidson Matt Secoske Jeff Slobotski
  3. 3. silos
  4. 4. Artists Musicians Innovators Entrepreneurs Techies Web Designers
  5. 5. Interesting people doing interesting things, without knowing about each other.
  6. 6. We are changing that.
  7. 7. Social Media is helping to bring our divergent communities (developers, designers, entrepreneurs, innovators, etc) together.
  8. 8. How did we get here?
  9. 9. Sarah Lacy’s money shot
  10. 10. quot;Omaha is looking at what is has — a different culture of innovation, ... a creative class — and trying to build a community that will support anyone who has a good idea and the stomach to try to start something.quot; quot;They live and breathe the Web 2.0 movement, are excited by it, and want to jump in.quot;
  11. 11. Barcamp Omaha • 30+ attendee-led sessions • 100+ attendees • 15+ sponsors • Great opportunity for networking / sharing ideas with our “creative class” • Building Community!
  12. 12. Video Updates Podcasts Ustream
  13. 13. Soo...where to from here?
  14. 14. Keep moving forward
  15. 15. events, events, events Infotec 2009
  16. 16. BIG Omaha 2009 May 7th & 8th 2009
  17. 17. Warren?
  18. 18. Bring together local resources
  19. 19. Creative incubator
  20. 20. Market-driven innovation • National partners • Identifying key “pain points” amongst companies, and pairing seasoned entrepreneurs with then to solve those problems
  21. 21. Other social media initiatives...
  22. 22. Wrapping up • “Siloed” but lots of people out there • Number one priority is to keep building community + events, Facebook, Twitter, blogging, interviews, stories... + without community, the other endeavors are difficult (or impossible) to foster • Work with city leaders and other entrepreneurs to build infrastructure around this community • Begin to launch companies, highlight existing companies, showcase cool things 
  23. 23. Thank you!
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