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Join this exciting new program from the Bentonville Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce and help shape the ever-changing technology landscape in Northwest Arkansas.

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Technology Summit

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner set as the keynote speaker for the 2016 NWA Technology Summit. The 2016 NWA Tech Summit is scheduled for October 7, 2016.  

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Meeting Details

Join us at 7:30 am June 8, at the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce for coffee and networking. 

Topic: "Building Software Engineering Capabilities with Gamification .”

Speaker: Mary VanLeer

Throughout past decades, successful businesses have been driven by complex, globally-distributed collaborations among people both internal and external to the organization. The premise is that individuals will soon do their jobs inside a game and thrive within technology environments that have features borrowed from some of the most sophisticated online multiplayer games, games that require extraordinary teamwork, elaborate data analysis, and strategy. According to Gartner, using gamification to drive innovation will be soon become the norm for organizations as it becomes a “living trend” in the coming years. Engaging employees in a fun, outcome-based process using “game” techniques provides motivation to individuals and teams, ultimately designed to drive unparalleled performances. This discussion will focus on a possible solution that integrates gamification into the end-to-end lifecycle process of software development.


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