The Software Variety Show and Afterparty

Rapid-fire funny talks, musical acts, and comedy stunts from amazing developers. At the pub.

A delicious buffet of sausages and pretzels from New Bohemia, plus 2+ beers are included with your ticket!

Special Guests

  • Heather Downing
    Who Wants to Be a Conspiracy Theorist? Heather Downing Secretary of Offense
  • Ian Cooper
    The Duck Tape Programmer Ian Cooper Code knitter, system stitcher, and distributed puzzle solver
  • Jake Ginnivan
    The Other Side of the Ad Blocker Jake Ginnivan Still an Optimist
  • Jessica White
    Dicking About With Data Jessica White Coffee Fueled Hobbit
  • Jonathan Mills champion
    JavaScript, The Weird Parts? Jonathan Mills Still confused by JavaScript
  • Lars Klint
    Time Zones Are Easy, Right? Lars Klint Banjo Coding Expert
  • Laura Bell champion
    The Nihilist's Guide to Cyber Laura Bell Princess Luna meets GladOs
  • B. Lemon
    Please Your VP By Hating Your User B. Lemon Aspiring Aspirational Figure
  • Mark Rendle champion
    Dante's InVerNo: .NET Version Numbers Explained Mark Rendle Keeper of the Profane Keywords
  • Niall Merrigan
    If the Irish Made the Internet Niall Merrigan St Patrick's Younger Brother
  • Stephen Haunts
    How to Lead Like an Utter Bastard! Stephen Haunts Steve the Demotivator
  • Mike Hodnik
    Music Made with Computers Mike Hodnik Kindohm
  • Dylan Beattie
    Developer Musical Medley Dylan Beattie and the Line Breakers

Hosted By

  • Todd Gardner
    Todd Gardner Aspiring digital comedian and occasional JavaScript developer.


10 May

PubConf Minnesota

after NDC Minnesota

15 Jun

PubConf Oslo

after NDC Oslo

13 Jul

PubConf Kansas City

after KCDC

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  • Is this a joke?
    Yes. Well, kind of. We're really throwing this party, these speakers are really going to speak on these topics, and we're really going to have beer. But it's all light-hearted and fun.
  • I didn't attend NDC Minnesota, can I still come to PubConf?
    Absolutely! While PubConf is the official after-party for NDC Minnesota, it is a separately ticketed event and we'd love to have you there!
  • What's included with my ticket?
    We'll provide pub-fare food, some adult beverages, a great show, and amazing people. If you need something more, well, maybe this isn't the event for you.
  • When will tickets be available?
    We release the first round of tickets about a month before the event. The second batch of tickets is held until the week of NDC Minnesota.


Doors Open - 18:00
Show Time - 19:00
Finished - 23:30


New Bohemia
222 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102