he Nowhere Developers conference is planned for March 15, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Record in downtown Bentonville. The “pure tech conference” will feature high-level discussion and activities aimed toward software developers, separating it from other area tech conferences, which Nowhere Developers organizers say also can be useful to marketing and business leaders.
Kanat Bekt, software engineer at SupplyPike in Fayetteville, said the organizers pulled from their favorite tech conferences from around the country in order to get ideas for the event.
Conceptualization of the conference stemmed from challenges his company faced in recruiting talent, Bekt said. SupplyPike is a supply chain technology company formed out of CaseStack. Since the company became its own entity, it has grown quickly, and the tech talent pool in the area has not kept up, he said.