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Geri Coady is a designer, illustrator and photographer working in St. John's, Newfoundland. Her interests span illustration, web design, graphic design, photography, typography, and printing. A contributor to famous publications such as .net and 24ways, Geri also publishes challenging articles and thoughts on her own blog. When she's not speaking on stage, Geri can often be found curing her addiction to conferences from the comfort of the audience.
Simon is designer and partner at Fictivekin and has worked in a variety of situations for bands, record labels, governments, polar explorers, and most other things. He's written books about web design and regularly talks at conferences around the world. He also organized New Adventures in Web Design in his hometown of Nottingham UK.
Stephie is a user experience researcher and designer. In over 15 years of working on the web, she has worn many hats, including a product lead for a tech startup in publishing, and a studio director at a digital agency. More recently, she spearheaded international audience research with MailChimp as an independent consultant.
Well-travelled and living on her fourth continent, Steph is also a hopeless BBC World Service radio addict, aspiring literary novelist, once-a-musician, occasional silversmith, serendipitous gardener and slow food aficionada.
Harry is a freelance designer, developer, writer, speaker and front-end architect from the UK, previously working as Senior UI Developer for Sky. He Tweets at @csswizardry, and specialises in authoring and scaling massive front-ends. He writes on the subjects of maintainability, architecture, performance, OOCSS and more at csswizardry.com. He is the lead and sole developer of inuit.css, a powerful, scalable, Sass-based, BEM, OOCSS framework.
Alla is an interaction designer at an open education startup, FutureLearn. She's interested in how design relates to other disciplines, including linguistics, psychology, and architecture. Alla is an occasional contributor to design publications, such as A List Apart, and an owner of several vintage robots.
Andy is a user experience designer, partner at Clearleft and curator of dConstruct and UX London. He is one of the founding partners at Clearleft and also plays a supporting role at Fontdeck. As a leading authority on interaction design, Andy is a regular speaker at international conferences like The Web 2.0 Expo, An Event Apart and SXSW. dConstruct is one of the most popular design conferences in the UK. UX London is the UK's first dedicated usability, information architecture and user experience design event. Andy is also the driving force behind Silverback, a low-cost usability testing tool for the Mac.
Eric Portis hails from sunny Denver, Colorado. He peddles prints by day and fiddles with photography and the web by night. Lately he’s been been writing a fortnightly newsletter for the Responsive Issues Community Group. He drinks a lot of tea and he’s @etportis on Twitter.
Toby spent the last 5 years as the Director of User Experience at Simple, a company working to craft the best personal banking experience around. As one of the first employees at the company, he helped design and build a modern approach to banking from the ground up. In his spare time, he loves listening to metal, playing the drums, and making things out of leather. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wonderful wife and the 2 cutest kiddos around.
Patrick H. Lauke works as Accessibility Consultant for The Paciello Group. In a previous life he was a Web Evangelist in the Developer Relations team at Opera. He's been involved in the discourse around Web Standards and Accessibility since 2001, actively speaking at conferences and
participating in early initiatives such as the Web Standards Project (WaSP).
Christian Holst is an user experience engineer with a master's degree from the Technical University of Denmark. He has worked with designing user experiences in both the hearing aid and the credit card industry before co-founding Baymard Institute 2009.
[Update:] Link to Guy's slides
Guy Podjarny (Guypo) the founder of Snyk.io, building Web Security tools for developers. Guy was previously CTO at Akamai and CTO/Founder of Blaze.io. Guy’s research & writing focuses on Web Security and Performance, often running large tests to reach data-driven conclusions.
Guy is a frequent conference speaker, writes at guypo.com and on Medium, the author of “Responsive & Fast” (by O'Reilly) and the creator of Mobitest.