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  15th & 16th of June, 2017; }

Compagnietheater, Amsterdam

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Below you find all confirmed speakers. Later we will announce the last two sessions of Browser API Special.

We'll publish the exact schedule closer to the conference, but both days will run from 09:00 to about 17:30, with drinks at the venue afterwards.

Browser API Special, Thursday June 15th


VR is here, there are VR web browsers and new APIs to enable VR across a wide range of devices. The WebVR APIs rely on WebGL to render an immersive environment. This interactive talk aims to introduce a way of writing and controlling WebGL scenes with just HTML, accessible to web developers of all skills; no knowledge of 3D rendering required!!

Ada Rose Edwards

Ada Rose is a Senior Engineer and Developer Advocate for the Samsung Internet web browser. Specialising in Virtual Reality and Progressive Web Apps.

Payments & Credentials

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is Developer Advocate on the Web team at Google. He started helping build the web in 1993 when he co-authored the original Windows version of the NCSA Mosaic browser. He then spent fifteen years at Microsoft working on Internet Explorer, and then joined Google in 2010. He has a particular interest in enabling awesome user experiences and hacking on audio and MIDI in the web platform, and is a long-time participant in various web standards working groups. He chairs the Web Platform Incubation Group at the W3C, and also sits on the W3C Advisory Board.

Weird APIs

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor leads the Web Compatibility team at Mozilla, and works from home in Austin, TX. Previously he worked at Opera Software as a “Web Opener”, whatever that means. In a former life, he studied linguistics and still has hopes of learning English one day.

Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps are one of the hottest things to come to the web platform in years, but how much of it is just hot air? When can you actually start shipping these things? Decades ago! In a hands on presentation, I'll show how PWAs are truly meant to be progressive - building on an evolution of web technologies nearly as old as the web itself, and still let you ship one of the most performant and cutting edge web apps around.

Patrick Kettner

Patrick Kettner won an eighth grade talent show competition singing Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 disco hit “I Will Survive”, and things have been looking up ever since. He has traded in the golden microphone for a PM position on Microsoft Edge, as well as being the lead developer for Modernizr. He lives in Seattle with his wonderful partner Katrina, son Holden, and dog Baxter.

Animations API

Rachel Nabors

Rachel is a Program Manager on the Edge Platform Team at Microsoft where she represents the web design and animation communities. At the W3C, she works to bring about the animation APIs tomorrow's web will be built on. Her goal: unite developers, designers, and Uxers--head, hand, and heart--to make the web a better place for everyone.

In the past she has worked on interactive projects with companies like Adobe, Sesame Street, and Mozilla. Today Rachel speaks, writes, experiments, curates the Web Animation Weekly newsletter, and cultivates the Animation at Work community. You can catch her as @rachelnabors on Twitter and at rachelnabors.com

Web Audio and MIDI

Ruth John

Ruth is a web developer and creative technologist, who has enjoyed a career spanning over a decade working on websites, applications and most recently interactive art projects. She likes to educate people about new web technologies and inspire them to try them, coming up with exciting and engaging ways to use them, as well as interesting integrations into everyday development. As a Google Developer Expert she's almost always got a conference talk lined up or article ready to be published.

Her favourite things include hacking with hardware, evangelising about Web Audio and MIDI and taking her award nominated, hand coded, audio/visual software to the streets, (or more recently conference after parties).

And two more sessions to be announced.

CSS Day, Friday June 16th

CSS Reset

How we'd design CSS if we could do it again today.

Bert Bos

Bert Bos studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where he also got his PhD, on a thesis about Graphical User Interfaces. Together with Håkon Wium Lie he invented CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and, in 1995, he joined W3C to further develop and standardize CSS. He created the Internationalization activity of W3C and was also involved in developing Web technologies such as HTML, XML and MathML. Today he is still Activity Lead for both the Style and Math Activities in W3C, but also works on other topics, such as, most recently, Web Security. Bert is based at ERCIM, the European host of W3C, in Sophia-Antipolis in the south of France.

Håkon Wium Lie

Håkon Wium Lie proposed Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) while working with Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in 1994. Along with Bert Bos, he developed a set of ideas for web style sheets into a implementeable W3C Recommendation. As CTO of Opera Software he shepherded Opera's implementation, and he proposed the Acid2 test to ensure that all browsers complied. He is now the chairman of YesLogic, which makes the Prince CSS-to-PDF formatter. He holds a MS from the MIT Media Lab, and a PhD from the University of Oslo.

A Tale of Four Properties

Chris Coyier

Chris is a web designer and developer. He created CSS-Tricks, a website all about building websites. Going strong for nearly 10 years, it’s a community with a blog, forum, almanac, and video screencast.

He is also the co-founder of CodePen, a playground for front-end web development. CodePen is a code editor for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript right in the browser. It’s also a community. People share what they make, write and comment about code, collect favorites, follow each other, and more. It’s a social network for front end designers and developers.

Chris is the co-host of a podcast called ShopTalk, a show about (you guessed it), building websites. Modelled after CarTalk, the show features call-in questions and industry guests. It’s going on 230 episodes!

Chris has also spoken at events all over the world and authored two books: Pratical SVG and Digging Into WordPress. The web is Chris’ life and career focus. The web is an incredible, inspiring, and empowering place and helping people know it better is good for everyone.


Gregor Adams

If you have ever heard of Gregor Adams aka “pixelass” it was probably related to some impressive use of CSS. In the past years Gregor dedicated a lot of time to art, in form of fractals, illusions or animations. Being creative, as he says, is one of the reasons for his wide range of skills and source for his love for detail. A few years ago Gregor decided to try something new and quit his old job to work as a web developer. Self taught and mentored by the open source community he soon found his path and now spends a lot of time helping others or speaking about his works.

Writing Modes

Jen Simmons

Dubbed “the Terry Gross of the tech industry,” Jen Simmons is the host and executive producer of The Web Ahead. Her in-depth interviews explain emerging technology and predict the future of the web — and won the 2015 Net Award for Podcast of the Year.

Jen is a Designer and Developer Advocate at Mozilla, where she advocates for web standards and researches the coming revolution in graphic design on the web. She’s spoken at events including SXSW, An Event Apart, Fluent, Generate, Future of Web Design, and Respond. Her talk, Modern Layouts: Getting Out of Our Ruts, was awarded Best Conference Presentation at CSS Dev Conf 2014.

Jen launched her first client website in 1998 and spent years making sites for small mom & pop shops, arts organization, and creative individuals. Her more well-known clients include CERN, the W3C, Google, Drupal, Temple University, and the Annenberg Foundation. Jen earned a MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University. She lives in New York City.

Polyfills & Houdini

Philip Walton

Philip Walton is an engineer working on the web platform at Google. He writes and speaks about emerging web technologies and builds libraries and tools to help developers be successful on the web today.

Grid Layout

Rachel Andrew

Rachel Andrew is a front and back-end web developer, author and speaker. Her books include the recent Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout and she is a regular contributor to a number of publications both on and offline. Rachel is co-founder of the CMS Perch, a Google Developer Expert and an Invited Expert to the CSS Working Group. She writes about business and technology on her own site at rachelandrew.co.uk.

CSS from Hell

Stephen Hay

Californian by birth and Dutchman by choice, Stephen is an art director, designer-who-codes, and writer. He designed and built his first website in 1995 while art directing for a design firm. He left print behind. The things that happened after that could turn a conference bio into a book—a thriller, even. Stephen is currently Senior UX Design Lead at online auction house Catawiki.

Stephen wrote the book Responsive Design Workflow, which is all about content first, progressive enhancement, low-fi wireframing, and browser-based prototyping.

Houdini & the future

Tab Atkins

I'm Tab Atkins Jr, and I wear many hats. I work for Google on the Chrome browser as a Web Standards Hacker. I'm also a member of the CSS Working Group, and am either a member or contributor to several other working groups in the W3C.

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