One of the Grunt key contributers, Ryan Leckey will be teaching a bootcamp on how you can use Grunt to automate your workflow.
Bio: Ryan Leckey. His Github handle says it all...MehCode. (https://github.com/mehcode) CTO of Concordus Applications, hackathon veteran, and open source guru; Ryan is no newb to application development.
Why use a task runner?
In one word: automation. The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, etc, the easier your job becomes. After you've configured it, a task runner can do most of that mundane work for you—and your team—with basically zero effort.
Why use Grunt?
The Grunt ecosystem is huge and it's growing every day. With literally hundreds of plugins to choose from, you can use Grunt to automate just about anything with a minimum of effort. If someone hasn't already built what you need, authoring and publishing your own Grunt plugin to npm is a breeze.