Monki Gras, the tech conference about Software, Craft, and Maker Culture, returns.
The 2017 theme is Packaging Craft: Convenience is the Killer App. Creating Amazing Experiences for Users and Developers
Great packaging is the basis for most effective product and community management today. Whether in open source, cloud, consumer or business to business services, the companies that are really crushing it are absolute masters at packaging. Convenience is the Killer App.
Uber isn’t a ride sharing or car hailing app - it’s movement-around-a-city packaged for insane convenience.
Docker took LXC, an arcane Linux technology, and made it consumable for millions of developers, becoming the hottest player in software development.
Apple is the most effective packaging company of our era - it didn’t invent the technologies in its phones and devices - it was however revolutionary in how it packaged services, software and hardware together for the end-user.
At Monki Gras we’ll be exploring these different notions of packaging and more - bringing together designers, developers and architects to rethink the experiences that we love. We’ll be diving into minutae, but of course - going meta.
Over the last five years Monki Gras has brought together a community of lovely people to explore craft and developer culture. In year six we will be tacking towards packaging, design and interface culture.
Of course being Monki Gras we will continue to explore parallels between the micro-brewery and craft coffee revolutions and artisan food movements and what’s happening with software and startups. Great Packaging is essential in all these fields, especially in an age of mass customisation, where it has never been harder to stand out from the field.
Confirmed speakers so far include:
Tyler Jewell, founder Codenvy and Eclipse Che
Rick Spencer, VP of Engineering Bitnami
Emily Quinton, founder of Makelight
Austen Collins, Serverless
Expect amazing talks you won't see anywhere else, the best conference food, and of course spectacular drinks. This year we're going all out to make every experience within the conference a package to open and delight in.