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Little Rock Tech Fest 2020

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07 Oct 2020

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09 Oct 2020


State House Convention Center Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Little Rock Tech Fest 2020 will be Oct. 7th & 8th & 9th at the State House Convention Center in Downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. The three-day event is focused on bringing professional software developer topics that expand their skill set and expose them to relevant changes in the software development. 

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

01 Mar 2020

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

31 May 2020

This event is in UTC-06:00 - Central Time US & Canada - time zone.
Closing time in your time zone is .

We have two different formats that we will be filling with the CFP:

Hourly Sessions - These are 40 min sessions with 10 minutes reserved for Q&A

Workshop Sessions -These sessions are 1.5hr workshops (or if longer..let's talk) for more in-depth coverage of a topic.

First round of speaker notifications will be made on August 1st and later entries will be made by Sept. 7th.

Thank you in advance for your submission, and we look forward to hearing you share your knowledge about software and technology at our event.

Software Design is returning to the basics and covers a variety of topics. It’s learning not just how to write code, but to do it right. Topics would include:

  •  writing and designing code to be scalable, extensible, fast, but not complex
  •  OOP and functional programming,
  •  microservices,
  •  philosophical ramblings on n-tier architecture

Security when done right goes completely unnoticed. Subjects that will help you stay out of the headlines would include:

  •  How to not use ROT13
  •  Protecting user information
  •  Keeping software and infrastructure secure
  •  What is “OWASP top 10” and why should I care?

UX Design is creating software experiences that engage the user and make them want to use your software again. Considering not only how the application looks but also how easy it is for the user to use it. Topic would include:

  •  Grid Layout vs. Flexbox
  •  CSS - SaSS/Less
  •  Color design
  •  Intuitive interfaces

Internet of Things is connecting devices to the internet enabling them to send and receive information. This could be gathering data for your business or tinkering with a home automation device. Topics would include:

  •  Data collection to improve product or service
  •  Prototyping with Raspberry-Pi’s and Arduino
  •  Working with home automation
  •  Creating Alexa skills

Beyond the Code – Can’t get along with your co-workers? Maybe it’s not them. We spend the majority of our time talking to computers, but we still need to communicate to each other. Topics would include:

  •  Becoming a better leader
  •  Improving collaboration and communication
  •  What’s the difference between Kanban and Scrum
  •  Creating psychological safety within a team

Data Science - Regardless of whether an application generates a lot or a little data, it should be used to make intelligent decisions. Topics would include:

  •  Capturing data and presenting to stakeholders
  •  Artificial Intelligence
  •  Big Data
  •  Machine learning
  •  Data Analytics
  •  Graph Databases

Web / Mobile Development is making sense of the 100 ways to build a website and make it work with any device. Topics would include:

  •  Angular / VueJS / Ember
  •  Developing iOS / Android apps
  •  Hosting a site

DevOps is streamlining the process of taking code from development into production. These topics will help you avoid the “it works on my machine!” syndrome. Topics would include:

  •  Thinking about deployment and support from day one.
  •  How to lead the market by quickly deploying code
  •  Automating deployment processes
  •  Decreasing feedback loop

Other topics that you think are important and would add to Little Rock Tech Fest? We would love to hear it. Choose this topic and let us know how your talk would add to the knowledge and skills of a tech professional.

event fee

free for speakers

Speakers will have a discounted hotel block and we will cover the expense of one hotel night.