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 Featured Speakers


  1. Addam Hardy, IOS Software Engineer and Game Developer, MobileFWD
  2. Angela Belford, CEO, The Belford Group
  3. Bill Hall, Associate Director of Technology, Rockfish Interactive
  4. Brad Cantin, Ruby on Rails Enthusiast, GFI
  5. Cotton Rohrscheib, E-Commerce Entrepreneur, Web Designer, Application Developer, Social Media Consultant, Pleth, LLC
  6. David Hecksel, Author of Getting Started with Oracle Data Integrator 11g: A Hands-on Tutorial, Oracle Corp
  7. Dustin Williams, Director of User Experience, Acumen Holdings
  8. Girish Gangadharan, Author of Sass for Visual Studio, AutoSilencer, and Select Search, AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group
  9. James Climer, Software Development Manager, Smiley Technologies
  10. Jeannette Balleza, Director, Ark Challenge
  11. Jeff Amerine, All Around Technology Evangelist, Consultant, Investor, and NWA Startup Booster, Gravity Ventures
  12. Jeremy Sharp, Lead Programmer, Tyson Foods
  13. Jim Smith, Partner, Smith Hurst, PLC
  14. John Lockwood, Owner/Programmer, TackleTronics, LLC
  15. Julie McQuade, Community Outreach Coordinator, City of Fayetteville
  16. Krishna Vattipalli, Android Team Lead, Rockfish Interactive
  17. LJ Wilson, IOS Programmer, Arkansas Childrens Hospital
  18. Mark Brandon, Entrepreneur, Product Search Expert, TechFest Director, StackSearch
  19. Matt Berkland, Lead Architect and Developer, Truckily
  20. Michael Paladino, Director of Technology Activation, Rockfish Interactive
  21. Mike Malone, Executive Director, Northwest Arkansas Council
  22. Nick Dozier, Local Entrepreneur and Specialist in .NET, C#, and RetailLink, Atlas Technology Group
  23. Scott Roehrenbeck, Associate Director of Technology, Rockfish Interactive
  24. Shan Pesaru, Usability and Design Expert, Sharp Hue
  25. Tom Dalton, Director, Innovate Arkansas
  26. Will Bowlin, Sr Mobile Developer, Rockfish Interactive
  27. Chris Koenig, Technical Evangelist for Windows Azure, Microsoft
  28. Cory Smith, Microsoft MVP, Shiny Stone Digital
  29. Jay Smith, PMO Architect and Evangelist, Microsoft MVP, Tyson Foods, Inc.
  30. Shawn Weisfeld, Microsoft MVP - C#,
  31. Mark Rackley, Senior Programmer Analyst, UNFI
  32. Sarah Daigle Scott, @TechTeacherGirl, Rockfish Interactive

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