Your learning can be all year long. Get involved in your community. They definitely help you, the community and the TechFest event grow.
Tulsa Agile Practitioners
Knowledge and InformationProfessional Associationkipanet.org
NWA (NorthWest Arkansas) SQL Server Users Groupnwarkansas.sqlpass.org
Oklahoma CityJava Users GroupOKCJUG.com
South Central Community Guidance Councilsouthcentral.groups.live.com
OKC SQL SERVERDevelopers GroupOKCSQL.org
Be sure to check out these other events:
Thunder Plains Developer Conference - Oct 9th 2014 - Oklahoma City
May 16, 2014
Sept 27, 2013
TechFests.com - for other cities!