ThunderPlains Developer Conference

November 3rd, 2017 • Oklahoma City

What Is ThunderPlains?

ThunderPlains is a web and mobile developer conference that focuses on Community, JavaScript and related tech that make the web interesting.

ThunderPlains is organized and backed by the Techlahoma Foundation – a volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit foundation. Techlahoma is dedicated to advancing Oklahomans through accessible tech training and community building.

Code of Conduct

Before attending the conference, please review the Thunder Plains Code of Conduct. The CoC applies to everyone (all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and vendors) at official and unofficial events by Techlahoma, including any location where attendees may be congregating.

Have questions? Please email us or alert us on Twitter. We're here to help!



Registration — Coffee & Continental Breakfast

Main Theatre
Tasting Room

Cafè Terminal

Szabolcs Toth

Sculpting and Drawing with Algorithms

Greg Tatum

Main Theatre
Tasting Room

How to run your code on the dark web (and why you should)

Luke Crouch

Designing for Your Users: Creating a Better User Experience

Clarissa Peterson

Main Theatre
Tasting Room

A Gentle Introduction to Recommender Systems with JavaScript

Maria Clara

The Developer's Guide to Promoting Their Work

Todd Gardner


Gourmet Buffet Lunch

2 entree choices, 3 side choices, salad, rolls, and assortment of mini-desserts

Coffee, Tea, Water, and Soda available

Main Theatre
Tasting Room

Let it Snow in VR Web: Bringing 3D & VR into HTML

Ron Dagdag

Reconsidering Remote

Patrick Schwisow

Main Theatre
Tasting Room

CSS in JS: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Tools

Dustin Schau

[Lightning Talks]


Main Theatre
Tasting Room

ECMAScript Modules: Fury Road

John-David Dalton

[Lightning Talks]


Main Theatre

Solving Imaginary Scaling Problems, at scale

Laurie Voss


Closing Remarks & Prize Raffle

5:30pm - 11:30pm


Dinner, drinks, and fun

Alcoholic drinks will be available from the bar for our guests 21 and over (max. 2 drink limit)


Tickets are available now! OR Apply for a free scholarship ticket!

By the way...

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Nearby Amenities

Visiting OKC?
Check out our suggestions for folks looking to explore OKC. We included hip coffee shops, cool restaurants, and things to do (including family fun).

Nearby hotels can range from $43 to $188 per night on 11/2/17-11/4/17.

Restaurants near the Conf
There's several restaurants, cafes and pubs right next to the conference venue. Food options include sushi, Japanese steakhouse, pubs, and southern comfort food.


This year, ThunderPlains will be held at the elegant Will Rogers Theatre in the crown heights district of Oklahoma City.

There will be two tracks - the main room (300) for headline talks, and the tasting room (60) for deeper technical talks.

Ticket sales will be capped at 325 so there will be plenty of room to move around.

Will Rogers Theatre

4322 N Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
[ map link ]
Will Rogers Theatre Layout

Thunder Plains Videos Available Online

Check out some of these great talks from our previous years