Techsplosion: Chattanooga pulls geeks from U.S., Canada for DevLink

photo Attendees listen as Douglas Crockford delivers the keynote address titled "Programming Style and Your Brain" at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday during the devLINK Technical Conference being held at the Chattanooga Convention Center this week.

photo Wendy Schott and Stephen Blum set up a booth for their company PubNub during the devLINK Technical Conference, being held at the Chattanooga Convention Center this week.

DevLinkWhat: DevLink is a software development conferenceWhen: Established in Nashville 2006, moved to Chattanooga in 2011Who: John Kellar, former Terenine developer, founded the conference and moved it to Chattanooga.Why: Conferences allow developers the rare chance to network, learn new skills and job huntHow big: 800 developers are in town for three days

The hot water wasn't working in the Marriott on Wednesday morning.

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