Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Arkansas Center for Data Sciences - Tech after 5

  • Bar Louie - Pleasant Ridge Town Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join ACDS every second Thursday at Bar Louie to meet, network, and collaborate with other tech professionals in the area! We're excited to begin hosting these monthly meet-ups and encourage you to join us if you're interested in or already a part of the Arkansas tech industry... All are welcome! For more information, click here.

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Sep
14
8:00 AM08:00

Tinkerfest 2019

Tinkering, a popular activity that is a key component of the nationwide “Maker Movement,” takes place every day in the Museum of Discovery’s Tinkering Studio. Once a year at Tinkerfest, tinkering takes over the entire museum and neighboring streets for a day-long event with more than 40 hands-on, interactive activities. Each activity engages children and adults, teaches visitors how everyday objects such as cars and computers work, and provides opportunities to explore the engineering and science behind building objects. Click here for more information.

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Sep
17
to Sep 19

RuralRISE 2019 Summit

  • Pine Bluff Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pine Bluff was selected to host the second RuralRISE Summit. It will take place on September 17-19. We are very excited to be hosting this dynamic group of people and organizations from across the country to continue the conversation about building rural entrepreneurial ecosystems, and how we collectively address the question - How do we empower the leaders, doers, and innovators in rural communities? For more information, visit https://www.ruralrise.org/.

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Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

"Solving the Data Science Riddle" - AR Center for Data Science & AR STEM Coalition

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The AR STEM Coalition and ACDS are partnering on a series of three seminar/workshops with the objectives of aligning the corporate demand and higher ed supply for Data Science professionals in Arkansas. The first event is September 19th at UA Little Rock. To register, click here.

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Oct
4
to Oct 5

Blockchain Hackathon

  • Blockchain Center - Walton College of Business (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Each year the Blockchain Center of Excellence hosts a hackathon. Participants work on challenges provided directly from our network of partners and sponsors to help solve real world problems through innovative uses of blockchain technologies. Teams will work together to develop a functional blockchain business network to showcase to industry sponsors.

Whether you’re a complete beginner with an interest in learning blockchain technologies, or an experienced developer, it is an exciting event to learn, develop, and network with your peers, mentors, and coaches from industry.

For more information, visit https://blockchain.uark.edu/hackathon/.

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Oct
4
8:30 AM08:30

MFG Day: Pace Industries - Harrison Division

  • 513 U.S. 62 Harrison, AR, 72601 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During Manufacturing Day, students will be taken on a tour of the plant where they will be able to see every part of the facility and learn about the different machinery. We will highlight the various career opportunities available to them as they begin to enter the workforce. Afterwards, the students will be able to ask associates questions about specific careers that they're interested in. Local technical colleges will be attending to provide information on programs they offer to help prepare them for a career in manufacturing. Our goal is for the students to walk away with useful information about the many different jobs available in the manufacturing industry and how to pursue them! To register, click here.

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Oct
5
8:30 AM08:30

PyArkansas 2019

PyArkansas is a developer-focused Python conference with talk topics for both beginner and advanced python developers. The majority of our talks will be Python-focused, but in addition to the Python-related topics, we also look for and encourage Python-adjacent and “professional skills” talks to provide a more complete experience. To register, click here.

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Oct
10
to Oct 11

Little Rock Tech Fest

  • Statehouse Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tech Fest will be held on the 10th and 11th of October, 2019, returning once again to the Statehouse Convention Center ballrooms. Industry leaders in all things technology will journey from all corners to come together for these two days to form Arkansas's premier software development conference.

We want you to be a part of the experience. This year's conference will grant you access to 35 top-notch sessions over two day’s time. We try to play as hard as we work. Your ticket also includes lunch both days of the conference, a pre-event party, an attendee party, an official conference t-shirt, and additional swag!

For more information, visit lrtechfest.com. For tickets, click here. #LRTF

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Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Arkansas Center for Data Sciences - Tech after 5

  • Bar Louie - Pleasant Ridge Town Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join ACDS every second Thursday at Bar Louie to meet, network, and collaborate with other tech professionals in the area! We're excited to begin hosting these monthly meet-ups and encourage you to join us if you're interested in or already a part of the Arkansas tech industry... All are welcome! For more information, click here.

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

10th Annual Fribourgh Awards Reception

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Annual Fribourgh Award recognizes contributions to Arkansas through science and mathematics. Proceeds from this year’s awards reception will go to endow a scholarship in Raye J. Montague’s name. These funds help UA Little Rock attract and retain high-achieving full-time students in science and mathematics. For more information, click here.

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Oct
11
8:30 AM08:30

MFG Day: Pace Industries - Harrison Division

  • 513 U.S. 62 Harrison, AR, 72601 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During Manufacturing Day, students will be taken on a tour of the plant where they will be able to see every part of the facility and learn about the different machinery. We will highlight the various career opportunities available to them as they begin to enter the workforce. Afterwards, the students will be able to ask associates questions about specific careers that they're interested in. Local technical colleges will be attending to provide information on programs they offer to help prepare them for a career in manufacturing. Our goal is for the students to walk away with useful information about the many different jobs available in the manufacturing industry and how to pursue them! To register, click here.

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Oct
11
to Oct 13

JOLT Cyber Challenge 2019

JOLT Cyber Challenge is a weekend-long cyber security awareness competition. Challenges are arranged Jeopardy style, divided by category with puzzles of increasing difficulty within those categories. Our teams leverage advanced open source technology and use the tools that power some of the most complex real time solutions in the world.

JOLT combines the development of soft skills such as communication, leadership and collaboration as well as real-world, technical hard skills in an exciting interactive learning experience. To register, visit venturecenter.co/jolt

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Oct
20
to Oct 23

NWA Technology Summit

Northwest Arkansas’ Premier Technology and Innovation Summit. The NWA Technology Summit brings cutting-edge innovation to the latest thinking at the intersection of business and technology. Want to explore how to innovate and use technology to succeed in the digital era? Then the Summit is for you. Forward-thinking and practitioner-driven general session speakers and high value breakout sessions will deliver ways that you can effectively collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges and learn how technology is powering change and leveling the playing field. Learn more at https://www.nwatechsummit.com/ #NWATS

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Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00

Science, Engineering & Art: a Juggler's Perspective

  • Arkansas State University Fowler Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Greg Kennedy, The Innovative Juggler will present “Science, Engineering & Art: a Juggler's Perspective.” Greg Kennedy will also perform at the Nettleton STEAM School during the day on October 24. According to his site, this newest production is quickly becoming his most popular. Greg has been touring this show for the last year and the feedback has been fantastic. For more information, visit http://innovativejuggler.com/.

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Oct
30
to Nov 1

2019 AR GIS Users Symposium

  • 201 West Van Buren Eureka Springs, AR, 72632 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Arkansas GIS Users Forum has many great opportunities for its members every other year as well. The Biennal Symposium is held every odd year at some of the best locations and venues acroos the state. For more information or to register, click here.

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Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Arkansas Center for Data Sciences - Tech after 5

  • Bar Louie - Pleasant Ridge Town Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join ACDS every second Thursday at Bar Louie to meet, network, and collaborate with other tech professionals in the area! We're excited to begin hosting these monthly meet-ups and encourage you to join us if you're interested in or already a part of the Arkansas tech industry... All are welcome! For more information, click here.

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Nov
18
to Nov 24

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of innovators who dream big and launch startups that bring ideas to life. Each November, GEW reaches millions of people of all ages and backgrounds through local, national and global events and activities. From large-scale startup competitions and workshops to small, community discussions – GEW reaches new audiences and connects participants to a network that can help them take the next step, no matter where they are on their entrepreneurial journey.

In the United States alone, nearly 5,000 events, activities and competitions are planned across all 50 states by a wide variety of organizations including: colleges and universities, entrepreneurial support organizations, government agencies, economic development groups and more.

Why do so many groups plan and conduct activities during Global Entrepreneurship Week?

Because it is a simple way to reach beyond your immediate network and connect with potential new partners, funders and members. For more information, click here.

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