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Why we started The Monthly Dev

nimrodkra profile image Nimrod Kramer Originally published at daily.dev ・3 min read

Short background

Last week we launched a new series of online events by daily.dev called The Monthly Dev.

That might seem a bit strange for some people. We already got some curious questions from our community about this initiative like:

  1. Why would a developer tool like daily.dev that is completely automated start running online events?
  2. How does The Monthly Dev is integrated into the daily.dev strategy?
  3. What do you expect to achieve from The Monthly Dev?

All are great questions, and therefore I decided to write about them :)

TL;DR

We took some inspiration from TED. We thought, what if we can make "TED for developers"? That would be super cool and refreshing! We wanted to bring a monthly series of online events but with a different vibe.

Our mission

The amount of content that is being created every day is insane. We think that by now, it has already gotten out of control. daily.dev aims to make it super easy and simple for developers to stay updated on the latest programming news. That's why we wake up energized every morning. ⭐️

Consistency is key

We believe that besides having a tool like daily.dev to help you stay updated consistently, we should encourage other consistent behaviors. Staying updated can be done on a daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly basis. All are different resolutions for the same habit that can make us better at what we do.

As of today, we mostly focus on staying updated daily. That is still our main focus at daily.dev. However, we want to explore a new area of monthly updates. That's is why we started The Month Dev.

What's unique about The Monthly Dev?

For a while, we observed what kind of online events are being held worldwide. We wondered what's missing and how can we take it to the next level? We still don't have the final answer, but we saw that there's a lack of consistency once again.

There are many events out there, but:

  • Not many of them are worth the while. Either poorly organized or not professional enough. Good events are hard to spot.
  • It's hard to know in advance if an event is going to be good or not. By the time we realized the answer, it's already too late.
  • In many cases, the best events are biased and over-promotional. Usually, those events are organized by some of the tech giants who want to push their tech to the market.

Therefore, we wanted to see if we can create a recurring event that would be great, non-biased, and consistent. That way, developers would finally have a monthly thing they can trust to provide them with the inspiration they want without caring about all the hassle mentioned above.

The Monthly Dev's DNA

We took some inspiration from TED. We thought, what if we can make "TED for developers"? That would be super cool and refreshing! We wanted to bring a monthly series of online events but with a different vibe.

Although we still look at it as an experiment, we decided on several guidelines for our events:

  • It will feature only world-class speakers that come with massive credentials
  • It will be free
  • It will be open to everyone. No matter if you're using daily.dev or not
  • It will be fun and full of surprises

See you there?

Our first event will be held on January 26, 10 AM PST. It will be live-streamed so that you can watch it from your favorite streaming platform.

It's entirely free for everyone, but we do appreciate it if you can RSVP in advance 🌈 It would help us make better preparations for the event. πŸ€—

Here's the link to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-monthly-dev-1-by-dailydev-registration-133820993193

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Vaibhav Khulbe
  • It will be free
  • It will be open to everyone. No matter if you're using daily.dev or not

Love that! Meet you at the event. :)