Speakers

We hand pick our speakers to bring you the best possible lineup with the most diverse range of expertise.

  1. Aaron Patterson

    Aaron Patterson

    AT&T

    Aaron was born and raised on the mean streets of Salt Lake City. His only hope for survival was to join the local gang of undercover street ballet performers known as the Tender Tights. As a Tender Tights member, Aaron learned to perfect the technique of self defense pirouettes so that nobody, not even the Parkour Posse could catch him. Between vicious street dance-offs, Aaron taught himself to program. He learned to combine the art of street ballet with the craft of software engineering. Using these unique skills, he was able to leave his life on the streets and become a professional software engineer. He is currently Pirouetting through Processes, and Couruing through code for AT&T. Sometimes he thinks back fondly on his life in the Tender Tights, but then he remembers that it is better to have Tender Loved and Lost than to never have Tender Taught at all.

  2. Adam DuVander

    Adam DuVander

    Orchestrate.io

    Adam DuVander helps make developers more productive and creative. He leads Developer Relations at database API Orchestrate. Previously he slung content for SendGrid, ProgrammableWeb and Wired.

  3. Alex Newman

    Alex Newman

    Copter Labs

    Alex Newman designs websites from his couch in South Philadelphia, where he is locked in an age-old struggle between eating cheesesteaks and fitting into his favorite jeans. When he’s not enjoying quality time with his cats, Tim & Una, Alex loves to design awesome websites and puts his signature spin on them. He excels in user interface design, online marketing, and advanced HTML5 and mobile technologies.

  4. Andy Sterland

    Andy Sterland

    Microsoft

    Andy Sterland is a Program Manager in the Windows & IE Developer Tools group where he works on tooling for web developers. Currently Andy is the program manager for the inspection and debugging tools in F12 for IE11 and the inspection tools for HTML/JS in Visual Studio. Before working on a browser tools Andy worked on incubation projects like Popfly a web based mashup and game creator. In another lifetime Andy also took part in the Imagine Cup competing in the world finals in Spain ('03) and India ('06).

  5. Ben Huh

    Ben Huh

    Cheezburger.com

    Ben Huh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cheezburger (http://cheezburger.com). The former journalist turned successful entrepreneur has been credited with pioneering Internet culture as entertainment, crowdsourcing, and bringing Internet memes to the mainstream. Since first acquiring I Can Has Cheezburger? in 2007, Huh has grown the media company to now include more than 50 online humor sites that generate more than 400 million page views monthly. His Internet culture empire includes popular sites such as FAIL Blog, The Daily What, Know Your Meme and Memebase. Cheezburger has also released five books, two of which are New York Times bestsellers, and was the focus of the LOLwork reality television series, which aired on the Bravo network in 2012. The Internet culture connoisseur has been featured in many high-profile media outlets including The New York Times, WIRED and TIME. He was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in the Business” by Fast Company, and was recognized as one of the “Top 10 Worst Dressed Men in Silicon Valley” by GQ. In 2011, Huh received the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. As a top industry expert, he has been tapped to speak on numerous panels at leading conferences including the Web 2.0 Summit and SXSW, where he was a featured speaker in 2013. He is also a Co-Founder and board member of Circa, an online journalism startup which re-imagines the way people will consume news. Huh holds a BSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and resides in Seattle with his wife Emily.

  6. Ben Jakuben

    Ben Jakuben

    Treehouse

    Ben Jakuben spent ten years developing software and honing his craft on various platforms before committing full-time to his passion of teaching. He currently works at Treehouse, where he teaches, writes, and speaks about Android and iOS development. Ben lives in Ohio with his wife and two boys and is firmly committed to the belief that the world is evolving to a better place.

  7. Brian LeRoux

    Brian LeRoux

    Adobe

    Brian LeRoux is the Principle Product Manager for Adobe PhoneGap and VP of Apache Cordova. He is well known as a beer enthusiast with a JS hacking problem.

  8. Cameron Ewing

    Cameron Ewing

    Facebook

    Cameron Ewing is a designer at Facebook, whose work reaches across multiple mediums, from traditional print to digital product, brand, strategy, motion graphics and environmental. He has worked in design leadership positions within studio practices in New York, London, Los Angeles and most recently San Francisco. Cameron’s client roster includes such brands as Nike, Coca-Cola, Apple, Starbucks and he has been the recipient of several design awards including ID magazine’s Design Review Award, the Addy Award’s Best in Show Award and his type design has been published in An Homage to Typography by Pedro Guitton. Cameron holds an MFA in Graphic Design from California Institute of the Arts, a Post-Baccalaureate degree in Design at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and a BA from Princeton University. He stays active in the world of design academia by leading a variety of typography, branding and other similar design workshops.

  9. Carl Smith

    Carl Smith

    nGen Works

    Carl Smith is an irreverant ditcher of the nine-to-five and mortal enemy of the overworked lifestyle. Owner and founder of nGen Works, Carl’s role is that of an advisor, to nGen and other companies, on how to create self-sustaining teams that perform at the highest levels. Carl has made a name for himself by creating a new framework for how we get things done, and by enabling us to realign our creative communities. When he’s not conducting business experiments with companies around the world, he’s busy sculpting a new face for the world of work… and play.

  10. Chris Eppstein

    Chris Eppstein

    LinkedIn

    Chris is the Creator of the Compass Stylesheet Authoring Framework and a co-creator of the Sass Stylesheet Language. He lives in Silicon Valley and works as an Engineer for LinkedIn where he develops open source tools and works on LinkedIn's stylesheet tools and architecture. Chris has an Engineering degree in Computer Science from Caltech. Before working at LinkedIn, he worked at several internet startups as both a front-end & back-end engineer.

  11. Daniel Hengeveld

    Daniel Hengeveld

    GitHub

    Daniel Hengeveld is a software developer at GitHub, currently working on the Atom editor team (https://atom.io). He lives in Los Angeles, where he spends his free time making music and riding two-wheeled vehicles.

  12. Darcy Clarke

    Darcy Clarke

    Darcy Clarke is an award winning Front-end Developer, Designer, User Experience Advocate & Entrepreneur. He speaks, mentors, builds & promotes all things HTML5, CSS3, JS & Open Source related.

  13. David East

    David East

    Firebase

    David has a bachelor's in Computer Science from Radford University. He is passionate about creating resources to help educate developers. A military brat, David has moved over a dozen times in his life.

  14. Derek Mercer

    Derek Mercer

    Traitify

    Derek Mercer is an technology veteran, having founded Vurv Technology in 1996. During this time Mercer pioneered his way from client-server apps to web apps to cloud apps to platforms and all the pieces in between. He served as CEO until Taleo (Oracle) Corporation’s acquisition in 2008. Since then he has invested and assisted in the growth of several other companies, including Cliqset and Talagy, before joining Traitify in early 2014 to serve as Chief Executive Officer.

  15. Donna Lichaw

    Donna Lichaw

    Donna Lichaw is a product management and user experience strategy consultant, advisor, speaker, and educator. She specializes in mobile, tablet, responsive web, and mobile first product strategy – in other words, getting the best results by helping teams think big by starting small. Donna has worked with a variety of businesses around the world, from startups to nonprofits to established Fortune 500 companies, such as Seamless, Citi, Bloomberg, Apartment Therapy, WNYC, Atlantic Records, The New School, and Nerve.com. She previously taught at Parsons The New School for Design and Northwestern University and currently teaches at NYU and General Assembly in New York City.

  16. Emily Rose

    Emily Rose

    Sauce Labs

    Emily Rose began her career in hardware hacking as a consultant to a vegan strip club in Portland. After building various automation solutions for the establishment, she set out to conquer the internet of things. A year later she emerged from the depths of an Australian hardware startup; wiser, stronger, and slightly traumatized. These days she enjoys her work at Sauce Labs as a software developer in Mobile R&D, as she aspires to greatness in awkward public speaking and bizarre performance arts.

  17. Greg Winn & Jim Mayes

    Greg Winn & Jim Mayes

    Cignal

    Greg Winn cofounder of Cignal has been working in the technical finance world for over a decade now. He has a passion for working with up and coming startups to help form and build business and technical solutions, a strong belief in agile methodology and remote working. When he is not writing Ruby he is playing World of Warcraft and softball... but never at the same time. Jim Mayes is the cofounder of Cignal, a platform mining financial market insights from the vast real time data of social networks. An advocate of lean startups, agile teams and remote work, Jim is currently part of a transient team of technologists that moves from startup to startup, building and bringing new products to market.

  18. James Williams

    James Williams

    Udacity

    James Williams is a developer based in Silicon Valley and frequent conference speaker. He is a co-creator of the Griffon project, a rich desktop framework for Java applications. He and his team WalkIN, created a product on a coach bus while riding to SXSW, and were crowned winners of StartupBus 2011. He is the author of "Learning HTML5 Game Programming..." for Addison-Wesley. He blogs at http://jameswilliams.be/blog and tweets as @ecspike

  19. Jason Lengstorf

    Jason Lengstorf

    Precision Nutrition

    Jason Lengstorf is a designer and developer turned writer and traveler. He recently sold all of his possessions, gave up his apartment, and is spending all of 2015 traveling through Europe in an effort to prove it's possible to work remotely and stay productive while also completing his bucket list, seeing the world, and — hopefully — not paying taxes. You can follow along with his adventure at lengstorf.com

  20. Jason Pamental

    Jason Pamental

    H+W Design

    Jason Pamental is the co-founder of h+w design (hwdesignco.com), writer and overall web & typography nerd (you can find his writing on typecastapp.com, fonts.com and elsewhere). Favorite self-descriptor: specializing in being a generalist (he's worked on the web since 1994 in a range of capacities). With a background in design and an intimate understanding of technology and its application on the web, he's led creative and technical efforts for major universities, NFL and America's Cup teams, Fortune 25 and technology corporations and many other clients. Jason also speaks about Responsive Design, Web Typography and Web Strategy at conferences and pretty much anywhere people will listen. When that’s not happening he’s usually hanging out with his family or following @aProperCollie around Turner Reservoir in the morning, posting photos on Instagram.

  21. Jeff Burtoft

    Jeff Burtoft

    Microsoft

    Jeff Burtoft is a Senior Program Manager for Developer Experience at Microsoft and an avid supporter of the JavaScript/HTML5 community. He loves Web Standards, JavaScript and 1980’s skateboarding videos. Additionally, Jeff is co-author of HTML5 Hacks (O’Reilly Media) and is a founding blogger of html5hacks.com. Jeff can be found on twitter @boyofgreen

  22. Jen Myers

    Jen Myers

    Jen Myers is a web designer/developer, speaker and teacher located in Chicago. In 2011, she founded the Columbus, Ohio chapter of Girl Develop It, an organization that provides introductory coding classes aimed at women, and currently works with Girl Develop It Chicago as a teacher and advisor. She speaks regularly about design, development and diversity, and focuses on finding new ways to make both technology and technology education accessible to everyone.

  23. Jesse Cravens

    Jesse Cravens

    Frog

    Jesse Cravens is a principal engineer at frog where he works with the world’s leading companies, helping them to design, engineer, and bring to market meaningful products and services. He possesses a deep background in web application development, and has recently been focusing on single page web application architecture, the mobile web, and HTML5. Jesse is the author of O'Reilly's 'HTML5 Hacks', a Tech.pro blogger, and the founder of html5hacks.com He is a contributor to open source and regular speaker on Node.js, HTML5 and JavaScript: He previously held senior development and technical management positions at USAA, leading a team of mobile application developers in the planning, designing, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of USAA’s industry leading iOS, Android, Blackberry, and mobile web applications for USAA’s 8 million members deployed worldwide. Find him on the web at: http://jessecravens.com

  24. Jimmy Jacobson

    Jimmy Jacobson

    Wedgies.com

    Jimmy is a developer, Hackathon lover and cofounder at Wedgies.com, realtime polling for the social web. Jimmy paid his dues as a full stack developer at Overstock.com and Zappos.com before first being exposed to a Hackathon. It was love at first hack. Four years later, he has been both attendee and organizer of developer events, hackathons and Startup Weekends.

  25. Joe Johnston

    Joe Johnston

    Universal Mind

    As Director of UX and Director of R&D for Universal Mind, Joe Johnston describes his role as “not a designer, not a developer, but in-between”. With 13 years of experience in design, he’s been creating great User Experiences well before the term “UX” was created. He specializes in delivering consumer grade enterprise applications, interactive software applications for the web, desktop, kiosks, and mobile and embedded devices. Prior to joining Universal Mind, Joe served as a UX Technologist at Knoware where he created the Flex Filter Explorer. He also worked as a Front End Technologist at Crowe Chizek where he created hundreds of small banking sites and one of the first Flex Catalogue applications. Joe’s contributions to Universal Mind have been fundamental as he was the UX Lead in creating the Digital Experience Framework that was used in creating the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He was also the idea creator and UX lead for iBrainstorm Joe runs the Grand Rapids chapter of IxDA. He also enjoys playing hockey with his son, watching his daughter dance and cheering on his wife at running events.

  26. John Lindquist

    John Lindquist

    JetBrains

    John is a Technology Evangelist at JetBrains (http://jetbrains.com). John has spent the majority of his career developing Rich Web Applications. Before joining JetBrains, he was a Technical Architect at Roundarch leading large teams in building the latest and greatest in web apps for the Air Force, HBO, and Bloomberg. John focuses much of his free time on delivering high-quality video tutorials and offering them up for free on his youtube channel (http://youtube.com/johnlindquist). He recently has launched his own video tutorial training site at http://egghead.io currently focusing on AngularJS.

  27. John Sheehan

    John Sheehan

    Runscope

    John is a Co-founder and CEO of Runscope and API fanatic. As an early employee at Twilio, John lead the developer evangelism program and worked as a Product Manager for Developer Experience. After Twilio, John was Platform Lead at IFTTT working with API providers to create new channels. John is also the creator of RestSharp, API Changelog, API Digest, API Jobs and co-host of Traffic and Weather, an API and cloud podcast.

  28. Jon Setzen

    Jon Setzen

    Media Temple

    Jon Setzen designed and coded his first website in 1995 and over the years has worked with everyone from Alicia Keys to Nikon to MoMA. For many years he also designed rock posters, which were exhibited in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Tokyo and beyond. Since 2012, he has been the Creative and UX Director of Media Temple, a Los Angeles-based company offering premium web hosting and cloud services to web designers, developers and creative agencies. While at Media Temple, he has led redesigns of the company’s website and Account Center. Additionally, Setzen runs the Los Angeles chapter of CreativeMornings, a monthly design lecture series with chapters in more than 100 cities worldwide, and he is the co-host of a design, music and culture podcast called The Build Up. He is also the founder of Arlo Jacob Candle Company. Setzen regularly lectures about design and branding at conferences domestically and abroad.

  29. Jonathan Karon

    Jonathan Karon

    New Relic

    Jonathan Karon built New Relic's Mobile APM team. He spends his days inventing new ways to measure every aspect of mobile apps from the inside out and fine-tuning a world-class engineering group. When he's not talking about mobile apps as the ultimate distributed system, Jon can be found in the woods or experimenting with the menagerie of mobile projects. A tech polyglot he has been involved in various unfamous tech startups and was doing mobile-social-local-real-time apps when the Apple Newton was still hot.

  30. Josh Clark

    Josh Clark

    Global Moxie

    Josh Clark is a designer, developer, and author specializing in mobile design strategy and user experience. He’s author of the O’Reilly books “Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps” and “Best iPhone Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders.” Josh’s outfit Global Moxie offers consulting services and workshops to help creative companies build tapworthy mobile apps and effective websites.

  31. Joshua Davis

    Joshua Davis

    Sub Rosa

    Joshua Davis is a New York based artist, designer, and technologist producing both public and private work for companies, collectors, and institutions. He currently resides as Media Arts Director at Sub Rosa building interactive experiences for the screen.

  32. Justin Woo

    Justin Woo

    PayPal

    Justin Woo is a Developer Evangelist at PayPal and has been programming ever since he got his first IBM XT running DOS. He loves writing mobile applications (especially hybrid-HTML5 applications) and wishes everything could be done in LISP. In his spare time he enjoys tinkering around with cool hardware (especially with the Kinect). He’s built a Kinect game for Autistic Children, a Kinect enabled remote controlled Robot and even a Kinect game involving tapeworms. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Computer Engineering and previously a Program Manager at Microsoft. He lives with his wife and two wonderful dogs - one of which refuses to admit that he is blind and the other that likes to pretend she's a rabbit. In his spare time he loves playing squash and board games (his favorite being Settlers of Catan). He also grew up in Singapore and so please don't mind his Singlish.

  33. Kel Smith

    Kel Smith

    Anikto

    Kel Smith is Principal of Anikto LLC (including its subdivision, Anikto Health) and a longtime author, speaker and practitioner in digital accessibility and e-health. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, with presentation credits spanning 45 cities in six countries. In 2013 he launched Aisle Won, a nutrition support platform bringing healthy, affordable food to urban neighborhoods. He is the author of the book Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward Without Leaving People Behind, published by Morgan Kaufmann in 2013. About Anikto LLC Named after the Greek word for "open," Anikto (pronounced ah-NEEK-toh) is a technology and design company that removes barriers separating people from fundamental human needs, focusing on real world insights from real world users.

  34. Kirsten Hunter

    Kirsten Hunter

    Akamai

    Kirsten Hunter is an unapologetic hacker and passionate advocate for the development community. Her technical interests range from graph databases to cloud services, and her experience supporting and evangelizing REST APIs has given her a unique perspective on developer success. In her copious free time she’s a gamer, fantasy reader, and all around rabble-rouser. Code samples, recipes, and philosophical musings can be found on her blog, Princess Polymath.

  35. Laurence Moroney

    Laurence Moroney

    Google

    Laurence Moroney is a developer advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. As the author of dozens of technical books, a few novels, a TV show and much more, he's worked extensively across all technology platforms. He cut his teeth building distributed systems for security of airports, jails and casinos, before moving into architecture of financial services for Wall Street. A veteran Developer Advocate for Mainsoft and Microsoft prior to Google, Moroney now works with the Google Cloud Platform team with a view to growing the developer base for it.

  36. Lis Hubert

    Lis Hubert

    As an independent consultant based in New York City, Lis helps to bring understanding to businesses of all sizes, ensuring that their products and services meet both business and user needs and making them both successful and enjoyable to use. Her consulting business has served clients such as ESPN Mobile, espnW, and ViacomMedia Networks, improving their brand and product experiences. Lis is a frequent contributor to the UX community’s knowledge and serves on the advisory board for Future Insights. In addition to the work that Lis does behind the scenes, you’ll also find her speaking and writing about her experiences in the field, in cities around the globe.

  37. Lisa Larson-Kelley

    Lisa Larson-Kelley

    LearnFromLisa.com

    Lisa is on online video industry veteran, a 2010 Streaming Media All Star, and a recognized expert in various online media technologies from Flash Media to HTML5 to emerging technologies such as WebRTC. With her wide range of experience, she has a knack – and a passion – for taking complex concepts and making them accessible. She specializes in online video and media delivery, be it HTML5, Flash, or consumer products such as Skype and Prezi. A prolific technical writer and trainer, she’s authored courses with lynda.com and Pluralsight, co-authored the book Flash Video for Professionals (Wiley) and is a featured speaker on WebRTC at O’Reilly’s Fluent Conference. She’s worked with Google, Adobe, and Microsoft, as well as helping many video-centric start-ups get a grasp on web video and real-time communication technology.

  38. Liza Kindred

    Liza Kindred

    Third Wave Fashion

    Liza Kindred is an expert on the future of commerce and the founder of fashion tech company Third Wave Fashion. She is writing a book about the future of commerce (The Third Wave of Commerce: How We Buy Now, O'Reilly, 2014), and speaks frequently about the future of fashion and the future of commerce. She provides insights and education to brands, investors and startups about how we'll be conducting commerce in the near (and distant) future. Third Wave Fashion publishes the only monthly Fashion Tech Report in the world, and has a database of 750+ fashion tech startups. Liza also serves as cofounder of Lacquerous, a nail polish rental startup, and as advisor to a number of new commerce startups. You can find her in Brooklyn, or on Twitter at @LizaK.

  39. Luke Wroblewski

    Luke Wroblewski

    Input Factory Inc.

    Luke is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Input Factory Inc. a Internet start-up focused on creating big value from micro mobile interactions. Prior to this, Luke was the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Bagcheck which was acquired by Twitter just nine months after being launched publicly. Before he was founding start-up companies, Luke was an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Benchmark Capital, the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo!, Lead User Interface Designer at eBay, and a Senior Interface Designer at NCSA: the birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic. Luke is the author of three popular Web design books (Mobile First, Web Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability) in addition to many articles about digital product design and strategy. He is also a consistently top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world, and a Co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). Luke also founded LukeW Ideation & Design, a product strategy and design consultancy, and taught graduate interface design courses at the University of Illinois.

  40. Mark Murphy

    Mark Murphy

    CommonsWare

    Mark Murphy is the founder of CommonsWare and the author of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development. He is active in supporting the Android developer community, from answering questions on StackOverflow to publishing sample code and reusable components as open source. A three-time entrepreneur, his experience ranges from consulting on open source and collaborative development for the Fortune 500 to application development on just about anything smaller than a mainframe. He has been a software developer for nearly three decades, from the TRS-80 to the latest crop of mobile devices. A polished speaker, Mr. Murphy has delivered conference presentations and training sessions on a wide array of topics internationally.

  41. Matt Ruby

    Matt Ruby

    Vooza

    Matt Ruby is the founder of Vooza, a mobile web app that steals data from cellphones and sells it to Eastern European spammers. Alright, that's not what Vooza really does. It's actually a video comic strip about the startup world (aka “the Spinal Tap of startups”). Each week, Vooza.com releases releases a new episode for its tech-minded audience. The Next Web calls it "a must-watch" and VentureBurn says it's "brilliant." Before Vooza, Matt was employee #1 at 37signals. He is also a standup comedian.

  42. Maya Bruck

    Maya Bruck

    Pixo

    Maya Bruck is Creative Director at Pixo, a growing, employee-run digital consulting agency, where she guides clients through identity crisis to a meaningful, impactful web presence. In addition to conducting client therapy, she also designs websites and applications that are both beautiful and organization-changing. A passion for collaboration and community led her to co-found the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization (CUDO) in 2008, and through CUDO she has cultivated a vibrant local design culture. She speaks regularly about design and client management, and is overcoming her fear of learning javascript.

  43. PJ Onori, Ryan Teuscher and Dave Johnson

    PJ Onori, Ryan Teuscher and Dave Johnson

  44. Paul Boag

    Paul Boag

    HeadScape

    Paul Boag has been working with the web since 1994. He is now co-founder of the digital agency Headscape, where he works closely with clients to establish their web strategy. Paul is a prolific writer having written the Website Owners Manual, Building Websites for Return on Investment, Client Centric Web Design and numerous articles for publications such as .net magazine, Smashing Magazine and the econsultancy.com. Paul also speaks extensively on various aspects of web design both at conferences across the world and on his award winning web design podcast Boagworld.

  45. Pete Hunt

    Pete Hunt

    Instagram

    Pete is a Web hacker at Facebook. Currently heading up web engineering for Instagram and contributing to react.js.

  46. RJ Owen

    RJ Owen

    Universal Mind

    RJ brings a hybrid developer/designer perspective to his role as Director of User Experience. Having started his career as a developer, RJ’s love for people won him over through user research and he’s been a designer ever since. Prior to joining Universal Mind, RJ leveraged his MBA as the Director of Product Management at Convercent and led ethnographic research and customer insight efforts as part of the UX team at EffectiveUI. RJ is a problem-solver and works alongside businesses and their customers to help identify better ways to serve each other.

  47. Rebekah Cancino

    Rebekah Cancino

    Forty

    Rebekah is an information designer and content strategist at Forty, an experience design agency based in Tempe. Before that, she started out in digital marketing, gradually fell in love with UX and IA, and eventually ventured out on her own for a bit as an independent content strategy consultant for both major brands and newly-funded startups. These days, she works with a tight-knit team to design clear, delightful digital experiences that meet user needs and achieve the business objectives required to sustain them. Besides that, she co-organizes Phoenix Content Strategy Meetup, ardently advocates use of the Oxford comma, and tries her best to avoid all kinds of cacti.

  48. Ros Hodgekiss & Ryan Riddle

    Ros Hodgekiss & Ryan Riddle

    Campaign Monitor

    Ros Hodgekiss is the Community Manager at Campaign Monitor (http://campaignmonitor.com), an email newsletter service tailored specifically for designers, agencies and their clients. Her experiences from 8 years of creating and sending email campaigns have resulted in countless resources for email coders, including blog posts and Smashing Magazine articles, the Guide to CSS support in Email (http://campaignmonitor.com/css), the Guide to Responsive Email Design (http://campaignmonitor.com/guides/mobile/). When not cycling around San Francisco, Ros spends her time educating designers on the black art of email marketing. Ryan Riddle is the Lead Editor at ZURB (http://zurb.com), a product design company that's helped more than 250 startups and companies design better online products. He's a former mild-mannered reporter who now oversees ZURB's content publishing, including their ten monthly newsletters, all of which are responsive thanks to Ink (http://zurb.com/ink) — a responsive email framework. While Ryan is a writer-at-heart, he continues hoping one day he'll become a starship commander and secretly suspects he might be a Time Lord.

  49. Sara Robinson

    Sara Robinson

    Firebase

    Sara is a Developer Advocate at Firebase, where she helps developers build awesome apps through online content, outreach and events. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business and International Studies from Brandeis University. Before Firebase, she worked as an analyst at Sandbox Industries, a venture firm and startup foundry. She's passionate about learning to code, running, and finding the best ice cream in SF.

  50. Sarah Parmenter

    Sarah Parmenter

    You Know Who

    Sarah Parmenter is a multi-disciplinary designer who hails from the English seaside and travels the globe to speak at the world’s leading conferences. She has a client list that includes Blackberry, News International, STV and The National Breast Cancer Foundation of America and specialises in interface design for iOS — a skill she can often be found sharing with others at various workshops and seminars. Sarah is the owner of design studio You Know Who, co-host of the Happy Monday podcast, and was voted .Net Magazine’s ‘Designer of The Year’ in 2011. She lives in Essex with her husband and dog, and wouldn’t say no to a glass of wine, thank you.

  51. Shay Howe

    Shay Howe

    Belly

    As a designer and front end developer, Shay Howe has a passion for solving problems while building creative and intuitive products. Shay specializes in product design and interface development, specialties in which he regularly writes and speaks about. Currently he is the Director of Product at Belly, helping build the world's best loyalty program. Additionally, Shay helps co-organize Chicago Camps, Refresh Chicago, and UX Happy Hour. You can catch up with him on Twitter as @shayhowe or on his website at http://learn.shayhowe.com/

  52. Steve Hickey

    Steve Hickey

    Fresh Tilled Soil

    Steve Hickey is a User Experience Strategist at Fresh Tilled Soil in Watertown, MA. Educated in print design at UMass Dartmouth, he jumped to the web immediately after graduation. He started out building marketing emails but quickly moved into creating sites and applications built with clean and semantic code. A proud and meticulous craftsman, Steve loves a good design/dev/UX challenge. He's the company typography nerd and is always keeping up with (and mercilessly criticizing) the latest trends and techniques. He's a craft beer aficionado and brewer, an unapologetic Star Wars fan, an aspiring handyman, and a future marathoner.

  53. Thijs Feryn

    Thijs Feryn

    Combell

    Thijs is an evangelist at Combell, the top Belgian hoster. As an evangelist he supports communities and has a particular love for the PHP community. He loves code and infrastructure, but mainly focusses on the gap in between. Thijs is also board member of the PHPBenelux user group and organizes the PHPBenelux Conference in January.

  54. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright

    Fresh Tilled Soil

    Tim Wright is the Development Director at Fresh Tilled Soil, a frequent speaker, blogger, teacher, and published author. He has written articles for A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, Sitepoint, and Web Designer Depot on topics ranging from CSS techniques to environmental design. However, he is most well-known for his mastery of JavaScript, as he authored the go-to manual, Learning JavaScript: A Hands-On Guide to the Fundamentals of Modern JavaScript. Tim also is a passionate web accessibility advocate, demonstrating how significantly you can enhance user experiences by exposing accessibility features.

  55. Ty Smith

    Ty Smith

    Twitter

    Ty Smith is an Android Engineer on the mobile platform team at Twitter developing great SDK's including Crashlytics. Prior to Twitter, Ty worked at Evernote on the product team and SDK team for 2 years, cofounded Recapp, a social sports news startup, lead the engineering effort on Powow Text Messaging which was acquired by Sprint, and built Zagat for Android which was acquired by Google. Ty holds a B.S. in Software Engineering from the University of Texas. He lives with his wife in San Francisco.

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