OMAHA Posts

Slides and Beer: Can't Beat 'em!

Our friends in Nebraska have written a piece about PKN Omaha in the Omaha Magazine, here's a little excerpt from it:

Guests in Omaha pack places like Blue Sushi and The Slowdown to capacity in order to hear these sometimes witty, sometimes inspiring, sometimes awkward, but always highly individual presentations. Slides can be confusing, occasionally distasteful, and often beautiful.

Speakers can and do discuss the design of anything and everything, including fashion, architecture, pottery, video games, prosthetics, car overhauls, and Native American heritage. Over the past five years that Omaha has been an official PechaKucha city, 179 people have braved the intimidation of public speaking to add their voices to the quarterly event, with anywhere from eight to a dozen speakers a night.

To see the full article, head on over to Omaha Magazine. (photo credit: Bill Sitzmann)

In Preparation Mode

We're not exactly sure how Twitpic user 36Point is going about preparing for his PechaKucha presentation, but it apparently involves the help of a few figures, one of which we're pretty sure is Homer Simpson. The caption for the image reads "Preparing my presentation for PechaKucha 7," which we assume is tonight's PKN in Omaha.

PKN Omaha Vol. 3

For last week's PechaKucha Night in Omaha Vol. 3, organizer Brian Kelly tried something a bit different by hosting an "academic" version which featured thesis projects from local schools. "Great to see the exciting things happening in the academy these days," says Brian, and we agree.

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