Highlight Midwest

StartUps, Technologyon November 15th, 2009Comments Off on Highlight Midwest

Highlight Midwest was held a few weeks ago in Des Moines, Iowa. Silicon Prairie News had a team of people there and covered it extensively. You’ll find their stories here. It was a great meeting and reinforced what a terrific entrepreneur community exists in Iowa and how Des Moines’s character of “big town with a small town feel” really means everyone knows and supports everyone else. Here are video highlights of each of the keynotes, with our own CEO, Simon Kuo in the first one:

Joe Olsen, CEO of PhenomBlue:

Mike Draper, owner of SMASH:

BarCampKC 2009

Technologyon September 28th, 2009Comments Off on BarCampKC 2009

This year’s BarCampKC had a strong turn out with a great collection of developers, entrepreneurs, and technologists. The user generated conference focuses on technology, blogging, and business projects local to the area.

The event was held just down the street from LightThread at JavaPort. I only attended the tail end of the conference but was lucky enough to see John Crawford talk about new happenings with StoreEnvy as well as learning more about CCCKC.+

Below is a short video that gives you a glimpse of the day.

BarCampKC from Zachary Cobb on Vimeo.