Nowhere Developers Conference

Bentonville, AR - March 15, 2018

CFP closed at  January 27, 2018 12:01 UTC


Come and join us for a new one day, pure-tech event in Northwest Arkansas! The Nowhere Developers Conference will take place at Record Downtown in Bentonville, AR on March 15, 2018 with an anticipated 200 attendees from around Arkansas and the midwestern regions.

The name, Nowhere Developers, stems from the fact that great developers aren’t just found in the Valley, or Seattle, or New York. They’re right here in the middle of “nowhere.” While other tech conferences in this region tend to focus on corporate executives and planners, we want to reach the engineers, the hackers, and the makers that build the amazing things we see every day. We’re bringing together innovators to exchange ideas, explore emerging tech, and, you know, have a great time, all under one roof.

Speaking Opportunity

We’re currently looking for people with influential tech experience and backgrounds to describe the current landscape in their respective fields and share their stories for attendees to draw and learn from. Speakers are invited to a VIP Dinner the night before the event and are encouraged to stay at the conference and mingle with conference attendees. Flights, hotels, and meals will be provided by the conference organizers. More details here.

Not interested in being a speaker, but still want to attend our event? We are also looking for developers from around the region to participate in this event! We only have 150 seats left! Ticket purchases include: Breakfast and lunch, Nowhere Expert Sessions (breakout events), and Featured Speaker Sessions. After the conference, we’ll also be throwing a party at the nearby Grit Studios with drinks, food and music. We can’t wait to see you there!

Please either contact Christine Tan at, or go to to check out the event!

CFP Description

At the Nowhere Developers Conference we’re looking for engaging speakers and breakout leaders who can dig deep into the highly technical. We don’t want business. We don’t want growth metrics. We want technical stack descriptions, esoteric language use cases, and any other type of talk that would make your average business major go for a drink and a bit of a lie down. We’d like the topics to be interesting and in-depth technical; story or timeline based talks tend be more catchy.

We don’t think our audience will enjoy these:

  • Intro to X (101) topics.
  • Very high-level (e.g IOT) subjects.
  • Internal tools or processes that are not very applicable to outside the company.
  • Talks that try to “sell” a company’s product or service.
  • Very broad or non-technical talks. Technical refers to computer science, software engineering, programming, hacking, math, etc.

Our audience will be a 150-200 software developers and other technical professionals. The conference is happening in Bentonville, AR and most speaking slots or breakout sessions will be about half an hour long.

If you have multiple ideas for a talk, we would be happy to hop on a call with you and brainstorm together.

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