The following is a list of networking events in Northwest Arkansas that are specific to the web and software development community. Events and groups will be added and updated weekly as new information becomes available, so check back often! (For a list of general business-to-business networking groups that meet regularly in and around Northwest Arkansas visit our B2B Networking Groups page, or for a massive list of ALL networking events in our region, visit out B2B Networking Events page. And if we've missed any events (or you spot one that needs a correction), shoot us an email via our contact form!

 


Northwest Arkansas Developers Group (Rogers)

Second Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

The Northwest Arkansas Developers Group (formerly Northwest Arkansas .NET Users Group) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the promotion, education, and adoption of technologies to develop applications and websites. NWADG strives to provide an environment for professionals to network in Northwest Arkansas to foster the free exchange of ideas and information. Monthly meetings generally include a presentation on the latest emerging technologies aimed at providing you practical skills you can apply immediately.

Foster's Pint & Plate
2001 S Bellview Road, Rogers, Arkansas

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WordPress Northwest Arkansas Meetup (Fayetteville)

Second Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

This is a laid back community of WordPress users and developers that meet once monthly to swap tips and tricks, share client horror stories, and have a few laughs. Great for getting WordPress questions answered and meeting new folks. Start time as well as the location changes occasionally, so check the Meetup page for the latest details before heading out!

Diane's Office
1 E Center Street, Suite #330, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Bentonville WordPress Meetup

Fourth Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

This is a new-ish group that is the Bentonville version of the Fayetteville WP group. Just like the Fayetteville group, the start time and location changes occasionally, so be sure to check the Meetup page for the latest details.

Arvest Bank
201 NE A Street, Bentonville, Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas CocoaHeads (Rogers)

Fourth Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

The goal of the Northwest Arkansas CocoaHeads group is to foster a local community of Cocoa developers in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, Eastern Oklahoma, and Southwest Missouri. All are welcome, regardless of degree of experience or interest. All that's required is curiosity and one free night a month!

Mill Creek Software
216 E Poplar, Rogers, Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas CocoaHeads (Rogers)

Fourth Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

The goal of the Northwest Arkansas CocoaHeads group is to foster a local community of Cocoa developers in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, Eastern Oklahoma, and Southwest Missouri. All are welcome, regardless of degree of experience or interest. All that's required is curiosity and one free night a month!

Mill Creek Software
216 E Poplar, Rogers, Arkansas

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1 Million Cups (Bentonville)

Wednesday Mornings @ 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 15 - 25

This event is geared towards the startup community, so it brings in a much different crowd than most 'morning coffee' events. Each week, one or two startup founders come by The Exchange in Bentonville and give a brief presentation of their business (and how the community can help 'em out), and then a wide-ranging conversation ensues covering everything from overcoming obstacles to hiring considerations to finance, and more. 1 Million Cups is a great spot to learn about what's 'next' in the Northwest Arkansas business community while making some great connections at the same time.

The Exchange
409 SW A Street Bentonville, Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas Tech Council (Bentonville)

Second Wednesdays - Check Website for Location & Time

Cost: $45.00

Avg. Attendance 15 - 25

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Council brings together small businesses, entrepreneurs, C-level executives, retail and suppliers, technology, academia and communication and social media professionals to celebrate technology, innovation and the power of digital in shaping our future. Forward-thinking and practitioner-driven general session speakers deliver ways to effectively collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges and learn how technology is powering change and leveling the playing field.

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Brews and Bytes - Python Meetup (Fayetteville)

Third Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

A get together with other Python enthusiasts and discuss Python in business, academia, and the web! Open to developers of all experience levels in all fields, from student web developers and veteran SciPy fanatics to those simply interested in learning more about programming with Python. Like most developer groups, the location and times can change pretty frequently, so be sure to check the Meetup page for the latest!

Apple Blossom Brewing Company
1550 Zion Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Fourth Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

This group is for anyone interested in the JavaScript programming language – all skill levels are welcome! The purpose of this group is to teach each other about new JavaScript technologies and meet other Northwest Arkansas developers. For the majority of meetups, we will follow a conference-style approach, where someone in the community will volunteer to present for 20-40 minutes on a particular topic. The remainder of the time will be reserved for socializing (and eating!).

Lofty Labs
509 W Spring, Suite #225, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas TechFest

Thursday, May 17th @ 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $0.00 - $25.00

NWA TechFest is in its 6th year! This for-geeks-by-geeks technology conference is for programmers, coders, and doers who want to learn from one another and network. NWA TechFest's ultimate mission is to bring together the tech community to learn from and interact with one another, as well as promote gender diversity in STEM, economic development opportunities for corporations, and education programs for students and teachers. Proceeds from the conference go to assist STEM-related initiatives in the NWA community.

Fayetteville Town Center
15 W Mountain Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Pecha Kucha 09

Friday, May 18th @ 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

The doors to Modus Shop will open for another round of banter from some of our favorite folks in the community. If you're not familiar with the term, Pecha Kucha is the Japanese word for chit-chat that describes a presentation style in which a speaker shares 20 images on a topic of their choice for 20 seconds a slide (six minutes and 40 seconds total). In simplest terms, a PK is kind of like a big party where the presentations are the game — fun, social, but often informative and interesting.

The shop is attached to our office on Church Street in downtown Fayetteville, so feel free to walk over after work on Friday if you're in the neighborhood. We have a great lineup for this spring session and Andy Sparks will be on site with another round of tasty pizzas. All are welcome, spread the word!

Modus Studio
15 N Church Ave Ste 202, Fayetteville AR

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WordCamp Fayetteville 2018

Date & Time TBD (Summer 2018)

Avg. Attendance 150 - 300

A weekend-long event which provides speakers, presentations, workshops, and panels covering everything WordPress. More details to come!

Reynolds Center
145 N Buchanan Ave, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Women In Technology Conference

Monday, October 22nd @ 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$89 1 Day | $198 2 Day (Includes NWA Tech Summit)

Participants will hear from a variety of dynamic speakers and engage in meaningful discussion on thought leadership, innovation, opportunities and challenges surrounding women in today’s technology workforce. Includes breakfast, lunch, panel discussion, keynote speaker and breakout sessions. This conference is held in conjunction with the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on October 23, 2018.

John Q. Hammonds Convention Center
3303 S Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

Tuesday, October 23rd @ 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: TBD

Avg. Attendance 1,000

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit brings together small businesses, entrepreneurs, C-level executives, retail and suppliers, technology, academia and communication and social media professionals to celebrate technology, innovation and the power of digital in shaping our future. Forward-thinking and practitioner-driven general session speakers and high value breakout sessions deliver ways to effectively collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges and learn how technology is powering change and leveling the playing field.

John Q. Hammonds Convention Center
3303 S Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, Arkansas

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Raspberry Pi / Gaming Class (Session 2 of 3)

Wednesday, March 28th @ 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

$15.00 Members | $45.00 Non-Members

Students will learn the basics to set up and use a Raspberry Pi as a desktop computer, gaming machine, and a programming computer.

NWA Fab Lab
21 W Mountain, #123 Fayetteville, Arkansas

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