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Bruce Lawson evangelizes open Web Standards for Opera. He co-wrote the first book on HTML5, Introducing HTML5. He was a member of the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group at the W3C. Kickboxer, poetry/music freak and lovegod, according to Twitter.
Christopher Murphy is a writer, designer and educator based in Belfast. Adrian Shaughnessy, writing for Creative Review, described him as, “a William Morris for the digital age,” an epithet he aspires to fulfil, daily.
Being the organiser of Break, a conference that ‘questions the edges of design’, he writes about design at Monographic and the importance of work-life balance at fsck. Informing his role as an educator, Murphy is a practicing designer whose work spans a variety of media, both analogue and digital.
Jake works in Google Chrome’s developer relations team, working on specs, testing implementations, and ensuring developers have tools to make their jobs less painful. He’s a big fan of time-to-render
optimisations, progressive enhancement, and all of that responsive stuff.
Lorna is a web development consultant and author based "over the hills" in Leeds. Her books include "PHP Master", "PHP Web Services" and "N Ways To Be A Better Developer", and she has spoken at events around the world giving both keynotes and technical talks. At work Lorna consults on web and mobile projects for a variety of clients, building excellent APIs and advising on how teams can improve their development practices. In her spare time Lorna leads the Joind.In open source project; a tool to enable communities to give real-time, public feedback to speakers and organisers of events.
Meagan is a Web designer living in New York. She is probably one of the nicest people in the industry, helping, sharing and caring about what she does and how she crafts websites. Meagan also has a lot of respect for owls who are smart and creative creatures.
Natalie is a passionate researcher in information visualisation and a product specialist with Targetprocess. Previously she was involved in projects of various domains and was lucky to have an inner view being a developer, a business analyst and a project manager. In Targetprocess, she is now consulting more than 150 companies around the world on the questions of work with the system, process optimization and agile transformation.
Paul Lewis works on the Google Chrome team as a Developer Advocate. He spends his days profiling runtime performance issues, and helping developers to build faster sites and apps. Do not be fooled by his extreme baldness; it's a solar panel for his cunning and guile.
Born in Czechoslovakia, lives in the Netherlands; worked at Studio Dumbar, before started a design studio in The Hague, Netherlands, where he works in the field of editorial, graphic and type design, combined with part time teaching at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague; in 1999 started Typotheque type foundry, in 2000 founded, edited and designed art & design journal DOT DOT DOT; in 2009 co-founded Indian Type Foundry, now writing for various design related magazines; and collaborating on creation of modern dance performances.
The moment he got kicked out of art school, Polle de Maagt realised he would probably never be a great designer. And he isn't. Really. You should see his office decoration and the drawings he is making for his baby girl. But that didn't prevent him from working on digital projects for companies like Starbucks, Nike, IKEA and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, crafting stuff that changes people's behaviour. Polle is Dutch, lives in Gent (Belgium), but works from Amsterdam and London, currently mostly for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
Rachel a Canadian Interaction Designer currently living in Munich. She has worked for Design Agencies and as a Freelancer, and now spends her time adding magic to Google Chrome. She helped organize the first German version of a “Maker Faire”, called Make Munich and started Munich Design Jam, which brings together coders, designers, and business people to build cool products over the course of a day.
Richard started designing websites way back in 1994. Since co-founding Clearleft ten years ago, he has retained his role as a user experience designer, working with an array of clients big and small, and the prime directive to make their customers’ lives that little bit better.
When not listening and sketching, Richard is a self-appointed web typography evangelist and keen mountain biker.
Tom has been designing and developing on the web for more than 17 years. He's done work for Apple, Oracle, Twitter, MIT, AIGA, National Geographic and more. He's also an author and editor for Smashing Magazine, having published numerous articles and ebooks on various web design topics.
Yoav is a Web performance and browser internals specialist, working on responsive design Web performance, image compression and more. He is a technical lead at the Responsive Image Community Group and a Blink & WebKit committer. He is currently responsible for the implementation of responsive images in Blink & WebKit.
Zoe is a Web designer and developer specializing in Responsive Web design, user experience, and Web accessibility techniques to maximize usability, device compatibility, and awesomeness. She loves creating sites that work for as many people and devices as possible.
She is an experienced Web designer and technical author who specializes in visual design, CSS, and accessibility. She is the author of the New Riders books Stunning CSS3: A Project-based Guide to the Latest in CSS and Flexible Web Design: Creating Liquid and Elastic Layouts with CSS and the video training title Web Accessibility Principles for lynda.com. She currently works as a UX designer for Booking.com.
Can you guess who is going to be the Mystery Speaker this time?