The first NWA TechFest is held on July 8th. Modeled after and the sister event to Tulsa TechFest, the technical conference was a resounding success its first year. The Keynote Speaker was Murray Vince, Microsoft’s General Manager, OEM Division and the event hosted over 250 attendees. Session topics included: “Visual Studio 2010: config file transformations”, “Estimate Your Requirements With Planning Poker”, BCS, Enterprise Search, and “Your Data in the Cloud, Securely Using OData (The Open Data Protocol)”. The entrance fee was $2 or 2 cans of food. $269 was donated to the Jones Center and all the food was donated to the NWA Food Bank.