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Topple the cat all focussed on the sessions

Join us for about three hours of live coding, tips & tricks by our amazing experts. Hosted by Smashing Magazine’s Vitaly Friedman. Don’t forget to bring your questions!

Our speakers…

  • are knowledgeable and experienced
  • provide practical take-aways and examples you can use in your own projects
  • show how they work, not just talk about it
  • are smashingly nice


  • Joe Leech

    Joe Leech

    Joe is the author of the book Psychology of Designers. A recovering neuroscientist, then a spell as a elementary school teacher, Joe started his UX career 15 years ago. He has worked with organisations like MoMA NYC, Raspberry Pi, Disney, eBay and Marriott.

    Joe is also Series Editor of Aspects of UX, a series of books on UX from SitePoint.com

  • Stephanie Eckles

    Stephanie Eckles

    Stephanie Eckles is a front-end focused SWE at Microsoft. She’s also the author of , author of ModernCSS.dev which provides modern solutions to old CSS problems as in-depth tutorials, and is the creator of StyleStage.dev, and author of SmolCSS.dev and 11ty.Rocks.

    Steph has over 13 years of webdev experience that she enjoys sharing as an author, egghead instructor, and conference speaker. Her most recent working experience has largely involved leading and co-creating enterprise design systems. She’s an advocate for accessibility, scalable CSS, and the Jamstack (especially Eleventy). Offline, she’s mom to two girls and a cowboy corgi, and enjoys baking.

  • Carie Fisher

    Carie Fisher

    Carie Fisher is a Senior Accessibility Instructor and Developer at Deque. She has been building websites professionally since 2005 and is passionate about accessibility and promoting diversity in the tech world. She founded both the A11y Style Guide and the YouTube series Accessibility Talks to help educate others on website accessibility.

  • Vitaly Friedman

    Vitaly Friedman

    Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. When he is not writing or speaking at a conference, he’s most probably running front-end/UX workshops and webinars. He loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems.