Bringing in participants from Amsterdam, Switzerland and all around the U.S. on Oct. 24, the Gigabit Summit Roundtable #4 kicked off its global discussion with the theme "Advanced Degrees and Certificate Programs for Gigabit City Leadership, Education, Business and Smart-City Planning". The panel focused primarily on the collaborative planning across city industries with technology sectors. ... continue reading »
With so many fiberhoods in Kansas City qualified for Google Fiber, one of the real excitements is the number of public service buildings that will be fitted with free fiber when construction gets into full swing—especially Kansas City schools. But with Google’s habit of vague and limited information, some schools still have more than a handful of questions before they can sit back and enjoy the fiber benefits. ... continue reading »
If you build it, they will come. Interestingly enough, this Field of Dreams saying no longer applies just to baseball fields in Iowa. It also has a place in entrepreneurship here in Kansas City. One startup’s presence in Hanover Heights has now drawn several other entrepreneurial endeavors, leading the area to be called the KC Startup Village. ... continue reading »
In the morning light of Oct. 10, words such as “burn rate” and “venture capital” spilled out over coffee and donuts. Web developers and hackers coded during breaks in morning sessions and speakers. The dress code was jeans as entrepreneurs swapped business cards in every direction possible, picking up new friends and problem-solving contacts. This would sound like your typical Silicon Valley event, if it weren’t set smack dab in the middle of Iowa.
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Quixotic. It means "controlled chaos". For a performance company that combines graphic design, music, dance, projections, this just about sums it up. Anthony Magliano created Quixotic almost six years ago, and it has been a wild ride ever since. ... continue reading »