FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) – Technology buffs gathered in Bentonville Thursday for the inaugural Nowhere Developers Conference.

Speakers from major companies like Google, LinkedIn, Mozilla and others were in attendance.

The goal of the conference was to highlight the opportunities for software developers and engineers in Northwest Arkansas.

“We know there’s a lot of tech opportunities, tech companies, but not many people outside of this region know,” said Kanat Bekt, engineering manager. “Even within the region, we don’t know, so we want to kind of show all of that is happening, and I’m sure a lot of people will be surprised.”

The event was sold out with a long waiting list. It had far better turnout than organizers expected.