October 4 - 5, 2018
Little Rock, AR

Little Rock Tech Fest

Two days of learning, networking, and fun for web and software developers

You want to be at #LRTF2018

This will be a full two days of format, hosted on October 4th and 5th at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Little Rock Tech Fest is an annual developer conference featuring popular web, mobile, database, devops and related developer topics from industry leaders. It is the event in Little Rock for both professional and aspiring software developers. Speakers from across the country come to present. Students and professionals from across Arkansas and surrounding regions come to learn and network with peers.

Our purpose is to encourage local professionals to increase their skills and to promote the Little Rock region to both experienced and aspiring developers and students.

This is our sixth year hosting the event. Will you join us?


Check out these great 2018 speakers!

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Jonathan Barket


Microservices Hurt, But I Like It.

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Bill Dinger


Continuous Security: Integrate OWASP tools into your DevOps Pipeline

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PJ Hagerty


Pop Songs and Programming for Fun and Profit

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Don Schenck

Red Hat

Taking Control Of Your Life

Istio Service Mesh with kubernetes: Microservices 3.0

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John Callaway

The 6 Figure Developer Podcast

TDD: A Pragmatic Approach

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Clement Ho


Refactoring CSS Bloat

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Sean Sparkman

Infinity Interactive, Inc.

These are the anDroids you are looking for

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Will Mitchell

Turing School of Software and Design

Front end testing that you won't hate

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Daniel Costea

Apex Code, Fortech, ISIT

Raspberry Pi Invasion: The Second Wave Part 2

Raspberry Pi Invasion: The Second Wave

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Jason Swett

Code with Jason

How My Lack of Testing Skills Lost Me a Job Opportunity - and What I Did About It

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Ron Dagdag

Say What ?! Teaching our robot overlords how to understand humans.

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Shawn Cummins

A Discussion on Approaches to Web Application MultiTenancy Architecture

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    Jenn Creighton


    What Tamagotchis can teach you about ES6 generators

    The how's and why's of flexible React components

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    Tristan Sokol


    The Ins n' Outs of Serverless Functions

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    Paul Zolnierczyk

    Infinity Interactive Inc

    JSON driven Xamarin.iOS UI's

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    Joel Lord


    A Token Walks Into a SPA...

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    Bobby Johnson

    Extend by Auth0

    ChatOps with Slack and Webtask.io

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    Jan Jorgensen

    Trilogy Education Services

    How to Learn Anything and Teach JavaScript

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    Ram Lakshmanan

    GCeasy.io, FastThread.io, HeapHero.io

    Micro-metrics to forecast performance Tsunamis

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    Louisa Barrett

    Turing School of Software and Design

    Ruby not Red: Color Theory for the Rest of Us

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    Lance Finney

    Oasis Digital/Angular Boot Camp

    So you're doing NgRx, but is your Data Safe?

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    Zac Brown


    Easy CI/CD for your Python app using Bitbucket Pipelines

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    Amanda Perkins



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    Angel Rivera


    CI/CD 101 with CircleCI Workshop

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    Adam Hill

    Paycor Inc.


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    David Stokes


    MySQL 8 -- A New Beginning

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    Cam Soper


    How Insightful! Grok Your ASP.NET Core Web Apps with Application Insights

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    Gaines Kergosien

    Music City Tech

    From Developer to Data Scientist

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    Gary Dowdy

    J.B. Hunt

    Panel: Blockchain

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      Erik Ostermueller

      Fidelity Information Services

      Java Performance in 30 Minutes: The Performance Training Session


      These are the organizations that help us make this event possible. Want to see your logo here?



      Student Ticket
      • Lunch both days
      • T-shirt
      • Swag
      • Must have valid .edu email.
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      Early Bird
      • Lunch both days
      • T-shirt
      • Swag
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      Standard Ticket
      • Lunch both days
      • T-shirt
      • Swag
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      LRTF is brought to you with by

      Daniel Pollock

      CTO @ LumoXchange / Developer @ NIC

      Abby Sims

      Owner/Developer @ Idestini Dev Studio

      Paul Gower

      Owner @ Lunamark / Kanban Trainer @ Huge.io

      Schell Gower

      Marketing Consultant @ ClearMark

      Michael Collins

      Developer @ Arkansas Children's Hospital

      Chris Steven

      CTO @ Idestini Dev Studio

      Curtis Weeks

      Developer @ Lafferty

      Aaron Ralls

      Sr Application Architect @ Accruent

      Joshua Carroll

      Global Technical Marketing Engineer @ Euronet Software Solutions

      James Climer

      Software Development Consultant @ Optimal Software Development Group

      Event Location

      Statehouse Convention Center