October is now Techtober 2016

by Todd Jones (tejones1971@gmail.com) 77 views 

For the second year in a row, Arkansans will celebrate Techtober in October. This time, however, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has put his stamp of approval on the celebration.

The governor announced that October would be Techtober in 2016 according to a recent press release,

“Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the month of October as Techtober in Arkansas — an opportunity to attend the many technology and entrepreneurship events passionate Arkansans have created, to celebrate Arkansas’ tech heritage and build the future of innovation and entrepreneurship here in Arkansas.”

Just as in 2015, the month of October is loaded with a number of high-profile tech events across the state.

Techtober is a time to celebrate Arkansas’ history in technology.

“Techtober 2016 celebrates that heritage and provides the opportunity to acknowledge our accomplishments and spread the word,” the press release said. “As students, parents and the general public discover the many innovative ideas and technological advances within Arkansas, they will be better prepared to make the best choices for their future.”

Several events will take place across the state in various locations including The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, The Venture Center, Startup Junkie and Grit Studios.

Some of the highlighted events include AMP Fest 2016 – Beer, Music and Tech, Ozark Mountain Brawl – FIRST Robotics Competition at Harding University, The Arkansas Science Festival, NWA Tech Summit, East Night Out, Little Rock Tech Fest, AR Girls Code, Made by Few, the Arkansas Academy of Computing Annual Meeting and many more events.

You can check out all the events at Techtober.com or visit their Facebook page.

The first events on the calendar begin September 30.

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