When is the conference?
Block out Thursday October 5th and Friday October 6th. We’ve tried to balance a number of concerns in picking the date, but it’s impossible not to overlap with something these days. Our apologies/condolences if you have a conflict.

When should I plan to arrive/depart?
If you’re able, plan to arrive the afternoon of Wednesday 10/4 and stay through the afternoon of Friday 10/6.

We’ll be hosting a pre-conference event the evening before the conference beginning at 5:00 on Wednesday.

The conference will be all day Thursday, with keynotes, sessions, breakouts. We will provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, and libations. At the conclusion of the event, we’ll be hosting a multi-course beer tasting and dinner. You will be treated to nothing less than the best beers from countries all over the world, many of which you cannot get anywhere else in the US.

We’ll wrap up early Friday afternoon after a half day’s worth of sessions. Breakfast and coffee is also provided on the second day.

Where is it?
The conference will be held in downtown real Portland, which you may know as Portland, Maine.

Why is it in Portland?
Because it’s an incredible town with amazing beer.

Isn’t it hard to get there?
Nope. We have an airport and everything. Flights are available directly into Portland (airport code PWM — please double check and make sure you don’t book your flight to Portland, OR.) There are also a multitude of travel options from Boston, including driving, the Concord Coach bus service, and the Amtrak Downeaster.

Who should attend?
It is highly recommended that technologists that like the best beers from all over the world attend.

Is this another damned social media conference?
Negative. Think more along the lines of GitHub’s motto: “social coding.” Our speakers will explore how social trends can change the way we build and use technology, and how technology in turn can change the way we socialize.

What should I wear?
Wear what makes you comfortable! If it’s helpful as a gauge, the person running the show will be in flip flops and a Red Sox hat. This is not a dressy affair; jeans and t-shirts welcome for all portions of the event.

For both the Wednesday welcome event and Thursday dinner, plan on layers suitable for a New England autumn evening.

I’m interested in sponsorship: who do I contact?
Great! Contact  Juliane Leary (jleary@redmonk.com) for more info about getting your brand in front of some of the best technologists in the world.