UI Special and CSS Day will both run from 09:00 to about 18:15, with free drinks at the venue afterwards. We're going to create the final schedule later.
We'll have 16 talks in total; 8 per day. Here are our speakers so far:
UI Special, Thursday 13th of June
Your MC: Sara Soueidan
Sara is a Lebanese freelance front-end web developer working with companies across the globe, building clean, responsive front-ends for Web sites and applications focused on accessibility, progressive enhancement and performance. She also runs workshops on front-end development and writes technical articles on her blog and for various big publications. Sara wrote the Codrops CSS Reference, co-authored the Smashing Book 5, and has been voted the Developer of the Year in the 2015 net awards.
Başak is a multi-disciplinary thinker, educator, designer, and mentor for several startups across the globe. Currently, she is a Director of Design at InVision, helping shape the direction of company's game-changing tools for product designers. Prior to that, she held roles at Microsoft and Foursquare, where she explored the relationship between media, technology and the human element. She is a huge believer in how design, code and storytelling can synthesize into meaningful and intuitive products and services.
Başak has crafted digital experiences for global brands, organizations, and tech companies such as Puma, Red Cross and LG electronics. When she is not working, she travels, takes pictures, paints, and experiments with creative writing.
Brad is a web designer, speaker, writer, and consultant located in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the book Atomic Design, which introduces a methodology to create and maintain effective design systems. In addition to co-hosting the Style Guides Podcast, he has also helped create several tools and resources for web designers, including Pattern Lab, Styleguides.io, Style Guide Guide, This Is Responsive, Death to Bullshit, and more.
Hakim El Hattab
Jared M. Spool
Jared is a Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre/UIE. Center Centre is the school he started with Leslie Jensen-Inman to create industry-ready User Experience Designers. UIE is Center Centre’s professional development arm, dedicated to understanding what it takes for organizations to produce competitively great products and services.
In the 39 years he's been in the tech field, he's worked with hundreds of organizations, written two books, published hundreds of articles and podcasts, and tours the world speaking to audiences everywhere. When he can, he does his laundry in Andover, Massachusetts.
Josh is a UX design leader who helps organizations build products for what's next. He is founder of Big Medium, a New York design studio specializing in future-friendly interfaces for artificial intelligence, connected devices, and responsive websites. His clients include Samsung, Time Inc, ExxonMobil, O’Reilly Media, and many others. Josh has written several books, including Designing for Touch and Tapworthy. He speaks around the world about what’s next for digital interfaces.
Before the internet swallowed him up, Josh was a producer of national PBS programs at Boston’s WGBH. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, hobnobbed with Rockefellers, and wrote trivia questions for a primetime game show. In 1996, he created the popular “Couch-to-5K” (C25K) running schedule, which has helped millions of skeptical would-be exercisers take up jogging. (His motto is the same for fitness as it is for software user experience: no pain, no pain.)
Steph is an independent strategist and researcher. She was most recently the Head of Research at digital agency Clearleft, where she helped companies and organisations build customer intelligence through combining design research with other disciplines. She previously led design research at the Telegraph and spearheaded European customer research with MailChimp. Currently, she is a senior researcher on site at Google with Adecco.
In 20 years of working in the digital industry, Steph has worn many hats, including a product lead for a startup in digital publishing and a director of technology at a digital agency. She is also a regular speaker at conferences and guest lectures annually at the University of Greenwich. When not bound to a digital device, she makes things by hand, grows edible flowers and has a tendency to cook enough to feed a continent at a time. She now lives on her 4th continent on her 4th island in the UK.
With a decade of experience as UX Designer, Stéphanie focused on building a great user experience for anything from mobile apps to complex dashboard up to response websites! She is a Google Dev expert in Product Design and likes to share her passion for her work. She teaches and talks about UX design patterns, mobile UX design and a few other things like PWAs. Her claim to fame: she once helped redesign monitoring panels for tower cranes. Don't hesitate to reach out to her for questions and advice.
CSS Day, Friday 14th of June
Your MC: 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.
Elika J. Etemad (fantasai)
Elika is a senior spec-writer in the CSS Working Group and a former Mozilla layout engine QA & dev contributor. Since joining W3C as an Invited Expert in 2004, she’s worked on a long list of specs including CSS2.1, Selectors, Writing Modes, Grid, Scroll Snap, and many others.
Florian is an independent web standards consultant operating from Kyoto, Japan. He is most active in the CSS Working Group which he first joined in 2011 and where he maintains a few specifications, and is an elected member of the W3C's Advisory Board. He used to work on the Opera Software and Vivliostyle, and often hangs out with the Japanese publishing industry.
Lara (@laras126) is fascinated by the profound, yet subtle, overlap between programming, computer science fundamentals, and CSS. She spreads her enthusiasm for this topic through speaking, community involvement, and at her job as a Design Engineer for Penske Media Corporation, where she leads the design systems effort for big media publications powered by WordPress.
Natalya (@natalyathree) is a developer, designer, educator, speaker, and occasional sketch note artist. She is a front end developer at The New York Times and an instructor at Harvard Extension School. Previously, she worked as an Art Director in the non-profit world. Natalya holds bachelor's degrees in studio art and psychology, and a master's in creativity and talent development. Encouraging all things multidisciplinary and facilitating collaboration between design and development is at the heart of much of her work. When Natalya is not writing code, she is painting, writing, or drinking coffee.
Steve is a multidisciplinary designer from Canada where he runs Duke Street Studio, an independent design and illustration studio. Steve is one half of Refactoring UI, a project started with Adam Wathan to help developers get better at designing awesome UI's. Through a series of blog posts, screencasts, and Twitter tips, the duo have demonstrated that design can be taught with tactics instead of talent.