The Monki Gras is gearing up to be all kinds of awesome again. This exclusive event will feature cool people from across the tech industry. With speakers like Phil Gilbert from IBM, Rafe Coburn from Etsy, and Greg Avola from beer checkin app Untappd we’ll be looking at the best in Scaling Craft, once again exploring how tech is being remade by developers.
This event, our London-based followup to the outstanding Monktoberfest in Portland, Maine, will be held at Conway Hall in London, a venue with a rich history based on Ethical Society values.
Following on from the tech tracks on Day One, attendees will be treated to a five course tasting session of craft beer and outstanding food at our mystery venue. We’ll focus on showcasing the UK’s burgeoning craft beer startup scene, though one or two US brews are likely to make an appearance. I for one can’t wait to taste something from Anchorage Brewing Company again.
Day Two will have more amazing talks, but also more “corridor time”. I want to amp the networking time with a Monki Gras Social. Expect extraordinary coffee, hangover cures and great conversation.
We plan to explore Craft that helps scale Technology, or Technology that helps scale Craft. What are the limits of a craft-based approach? Does quality have to suffer as businesses scale?
We believe people, rather than industrial processes, create the best outcomes in software development. Monki Gras celebrates both tech craft and craft beer – and craft coffee of course. From agile to new application lifecycle management, devops to distributed development, developer relations to Social IT, Github to governance, we’ll be looking at what makes organisations effective in building products and services that users love.