Andrew has been teaching CSS to Web designers and developers for eight years and his workshops are always informative, stimulating and fun. He’s been called many things since he started designing for the Web over ten years ago. His ego likes words like “ambassador for CSS”, “industry prophet” and “inspiring”.
He runs Stuff and Nonsense, a tiny studio that designs fantastically flexible websites and mobile experiences. He teaches techniques and technologies, tours the world as a speaker and writes a popular blog, And All That Malarkey, mostly about the Web.
Ben is a Web designer, developer and photographer living in London, UK. He builds lovely things for the Web at Neutron Creations, and have been compassionately labelled by close friends as a “complete person of the Internet”. He has a degree in Computer Science and a diploma in Audio Engineering. He loves architecture, interior design and furniture design. He also plays the piano, occasionally writes music, and is obsessed with tiny details. A complete coffee geek, and has a weakness for marzipan. Ben was also involved in the Smashing Magazine's redesign back in 2012.
Dave is the lead developer of Paravel. He co-hosts ShopTalk with Chris Coyier. He also co-hosts the ATX Web Show, a podcast about the web design and development scene in Austin, TX. On the internets he's davatron5000.
Guy Podjarny, or Guypo for short, is a Web performance researcher and evangelist, constantly chasing the elusive instant Web. Guy is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Akamai’s Web Experience business unit, dealing with everything fast browsing and mobile. Guy was previously the co-founder and CTO of blaze.io, acquired by Akamai in 2012.
Guy focuses heavily on Mobile Web Performance and Front-End Optimization, is a fan of large scale tests using real world websites, and regularly digs into the guts of mobile browsers. Guy is also the author of Mobitest, a free mobile measurement tool, and contributes to various open source tools.
Before digging into performance, Guy spent a decade working on Web Application Security, and more specifically the first Web App Firewall (AppShield) and the market leading Web Application Security scanner (AppScan).
Joe is a user experience consultant based in Bristol, UK. He works across the Web, mobile and software projects for major organisations in the UK and internationally. He works full time for the UX consultancy cxpartners. He drinks more tea than necessary.
Josh is a designer specializing in mobile design strategy and user experience. He's the author of "Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps" (O'Reilly, 2010) and "Best iPhone Apps" (O'Reilly, 2009). Josh's outfit Global Moxie offers consulting services, training, and product invention workshops to help creative organizations build tapworthy mobile apps and effective websites.
Before the internet swallowed him up, Josh was a management consultant at Monitor Group in Cambridge, Mass, and before that, 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 uberpopular "Couch-to-5K" (C25K) running program, 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.)
Lea works as a Developer Advocate for W3C. She has a long-standing passion for open web standards, which she fulfills by researching new ways to use them, blogging, speaking, writing, and coding popular open source projects to help fellow developers. She is a member of the CSS Working Group, which architects the language itself. Lea studied Computer Science in Athens University of Economics and Business, where she co-organized and occasionally lectured a cutting edge Web development course for 4th year undergrads. She is one of the few misfits who love code and design almost equally.
Nathan is Creative Director at Mark Boulton Design, where he works on projects with clients such as CERN, ESPN and Al Jazeera. He's also the Creator and Product Lead on Gridset, a simple tool that makes designing advanced grid systems for the web a breeze.
Born and raised in Texas, Nathan now lives just outside Cardiff, Wales. He is deeply enamoured with both Design and Development, and all the magnificent ways in which they can interact. Catch his occasional thoughts on all aspects of the web at Art=Work, and peruse his ever-growing arsenal of tiny web-design tools on Github.
Scott is a designer at VOX Media creating beautiful features for The Verge as well as having worked on SB Nation and Polygon. With a classical graphic design background and passion for code, he is particularly interested in the areas where design and development meet and have worked on numerous Compass plugins like Modular Scale, Singularity, Color Schemer, and Toolkit to help solve design problems in code. He has previously worked at Treesaver creating rich magazine-like experiences for the Web and Darden Studio drawing typefaces.
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 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 Web experience designer for a Fortune 500 company. In the past, she worked as a freelance Web and print designer and consultant, specializing in Web design and front-end development, logo design, and graphic design of marketing materials. She has experience in freelance, in-house, and agency design workflows.