Monki Gras

Monki Gras was the best conference I’ve been to for a long time. I have been to some very good conferences over the past few years, so being the best is quite good.  That’s a nice English understatement.

I spent a while this afternoon analysing why it was so good. This is the list of things that I want get from attending a conference -


  • To come away with at least 2 ideas to follow up – maybe 3 or 4, but no more than that.
  • To be given sketches, glimpses of what different technologies can do – but I mainly don’t want a whole lot of detail on how.
  • To get the ‘vision thing’.
  • To be entertained.
  • To catch up with old friends and make a few new ones.


Monki Gras gave me all of this and more, and I’m tired because it was also hard work. I’m also full of energy and enthusiasm for …. well you may have to wait and see.