Monki Gras, the conference about craft, maker and developer culture is back.

You should join us on January 28-29, 2016.

Theme this year is Homebrew: Turning Side Projects into Communities, Products and Companies.

In the post permission era , where people are spinning up new interesting projects at an almost comical rate, Homebrew is a great metaphor to run with. The most explosive recent example of a side project blowing up is Docker. Remember dotCloud before the pivot? But wonderful new craft-led projects and communities are springing up everywhere.

We’re now onto year 5 of an exploration of craft and developer culture. Getting started (2012), Scaling Craft (2013), followed by Sharing Craft (2014) then Nordic Craft (2015), now we’re going to lean even further into artisanal.

We’ve spent a fair bit of time exploring the parallels between the microbrewery revolution and what’s happening with software and startups – and just as with software, some of the best breweries on the planet right now began as side projects. I am incredibly excited that one of our first confirmed speakers is Evin O’Riordain of The Kernel Brewery, one of the best brewers on the planet. Having asked him to speak twice before, this year he volunteered.

Raw Cheese Power will be making a welcome return, with some interesting side project stories, and I will be of course sourcing the finest craft beers and going the extra mile to create incredible culinary experiences.

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