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MapMy(Beer)Run

So here’s the deal: Last year, Matt Helmke and I undertook an epic multi-state beer run from Philadelphia to Portland to attend Monktoberfest. Along the way, we made like Zane Lamprey and Pleepleus by stopping at a number of craft breweries. At each stop, we interviewed the head brewer and put a case or two […]

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Recap: Monktoberfest 2012

Redmonk founder Stephen O’Grady posted a great recap of Monktoberfest 2012 (complete with the list of amazing, impossible-to-find beers they served). I’m slightly partial to this paragraph: Mike Maney, a longtime Friend of RedMonk, arranged and shot the video for the conference on his own. He and his colleague Matt Helmke turned their travel to […]

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Get the Beads, It’s Almost Time for Monki Gras

In a couple of weeks, I’ll be heading to London’s Conway Hall to participate in Monki Gras, the other-side-of-the-pond follow-up to 2011’s wildly successful Monktoberfest. The conferences grew out of a single tweet by Redmonk’s Steve O’Grady and are now on my (and many others’) Lanyard must-attend lists. And the venue choice couldn’t be better: Conway […]

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Two Brain-Pounding Conferences: Defrag + Monktoberfest

It’s now just under two weeks until the 5th annual Defrag. No tech conference gets me more excited. Defrag is held each November on the outskirts of Denver, bringing 300 of the technology industry’s smartest thinkers together for a unique and intense mix of keynotes and hallway interaction. This will be my fourth Defrag and […]

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