Traveling to Omaha? Here’s what you can expect: cold weather, delicious steak and a ridiculously innovative entrepreneurial community complete with the most hospitable people we’ve ever met!
This past weekend the Grasshopper Buzz team headed out to the mid-west for the sold out BarCamp Omaha. For those of you wondering, what’s a BarCamp? It’s an “unconference”, meaning that presentations are given throughout the day by willing attendees instead of pre-planned speakers. It’s a great place to network, speak if you’re interested and just hang out with other entrepreneurs & business folks.
We arrived in Omaha, NE on Friday afternoon excited to meet the entrepreneurial community and eat some delicious Omaha steak. The team headed over to the Nomad Lounge where Grasshopper Group was hosting the BarCamp opening night party. To our surprise, we were not only greeted by welcoming BarCamp staffers and eager attendees but also by some Ducati bikes and a crowd of motorcycle aficionados – unbeknownst to us, we were sharing our venue with the “Ducati Night of Celebration!” The night was a ton of fun and we met some really cool entrepreneurs doing great things in the local community and throughout the country.
BarCamp kicked off bright and early Saturday morning back at Nomad Lounge. The day was divided into three tracks, creative, entrepreneurship and technology. We heard so many great presentations and our very own Jonathan Kay even joined in on the fun and signed up to talk about the future of engagement. As always, his presentation was full of energy and definitely a crowd pleaser.
Me, @Cariador and @brittenwolf with one of our favorite #bco10 speakers (Jonathan Kay @GrasshopperBuzz): http://yfrog.com/jazeabj
@GrasshopperBuzz Nice job Jonathan. My favorite session so far. #bco10
#bco10 Great presentation @grasshopperbuzz !
After a long, successful day, BarCamp organizers, and our new best friends, joined us for a delicious steak dinner and an evening of watching college football – Go Huskers! With all the new friend’s we’ve made and the suggestions to return when the weather is a bit warmer, the Grasshopper Buzz team might just need to head back to the good ol’ mid-west!