(Editor’s note: INOV8 welcomes guest blogger Todd Jones of Conway, who publishes the Todd E. Jones Daily. For now, we’ll think of him as the Toad Suck tech guy. More about him below. — MC)
By Todd E. Jones
The Conway tech community is strong.
Many techsters live and work in Conway and are interested in meeting with other like-minded folks to network and learn more.
Two events that have met this need are the Conway Greek Breakfast and Conway Tech Tuesday.
Conway Geek Breakfast meets on the last Thursday of the month at Bob’s Grill. The group meets at 7 a.m., enjoys one of the best breakfasts in town in a relaxed setting and networks with others.
In July, the breakfast will be July 25. Everyone is invited to join. You don’t have to be a developer or designer, just someone who is interested in technology. As a result, there have been participants from several different industries.
Conway Tech Tuesday also meets next week. In June, the group enjoyed the social gathering at ZaZa’s Pizza. This month, after a Facebook poll, the group will meet at The Draft Ultimate Sports Grill on Dave Ward Drive, just across from UCA.
Both groups are spearheaded by Hendrix Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer David J. Hinson. Hinson has been very involved in helping cultivate the tech community in Conway.
Recently, Hinson was named as one of the 20 Rising Star CIOs on Twitter by Huffington Post.
The groups are very active on social meeting. Both have active Twitter and Facebook accounts helping members keep up with the next event to encourage active participation.
Those that love technology are invited to attend.
For those looking for more information, check out their Facebook pages:
(Todd E. Jones is the owner of grafixCat media, an online design and consulting company in Conway. Todd also runs the AR Scene, a website focusing on technology, entertainment and sports in the state of Arkansas.)