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Michael Flarup at SmashingConf NY in 2018

The hunt for shiny front-end & UX treasures has begun! For our sixth SmashingConf — in bustling New York — we’ll explore how to apply psychology to UX, design workflow, refactoring, moving to a static site setup, CSS Grid techniques, performance, deployment patterns for HTTP/2 and how to provide better estimates and pricing.

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  • Wes Bos

    Wes Bos

    Wes Bos is a Full Stack JavaScript Developer, Speaker and Teacher from Canada.

    He is the creator of React For Beginners, ES6 for Everyone,, and many other popular video web development courses. You can catch Wes twice a week on his Podcast.

    On the web
    On Twitter

  • Trine Falbe

    Trine Falbe

    Trine Falbe is a researcher, consultant, speaker and lecturer focused on empowering people through ethical design. She is the author of the book White Hat UX.

    She is deeply committed to working truly human centered and building honest, transparent experiences. Over the past years, a lot of her work has been focused on designing for, and with children.

  • Scott Jehl

    Scott Jehl

    Scott Jehl is a designer/developer at Filament Group who lives in sunny Florida, USA. Scott is a tireless advocate of practices that ensure web access for all. He is a frequent presenter at conferences throughout the world and is always chipping away at various open source projects with his colleagues at Filament.

    Scott is the author of Responsible Responsive Design (2014, A Book Apart), and co-author of Designing with Progressive Enhancement (2010, New Riders). Scott also loves to surf.

  • Remy Sharp

    Remy Sharp

    Remy is the founder and curator of ffconf, the UK based JavaScript conference. He also ran "jQuery for Designers" website, co-authored Introducing HTML5 and runs a video course on the command line.

    Whilst he's not writing articles or running and speaking at conferences, he runs his own development and training company in Brighton called Left Logic. And he built these popular tools: nodemon,, inliner,,, and others!

    On the web
    On Twitter

  • Marcy Sutton

    Marcy Sutton

    Marcy Sutton is the Head of Learning at Gatsby, a startup creating fast, accessible websites and web-apps while building a strong community. 💜

    Previously, she was a Developer Advocate and Senior Frontend Engineer on the axe-core team at Deque Systems, developing tools for web accessibility testing.

    In 2016, O’Reilly gave Marcy a Web Platform Award for her work in accessibility. She co-leads the Accessibility Seattle meetup and recently founded a social coding group called NW Tech Women. When away from the keyboard, Marcy can be found hiking with her dog, riding a bicycle, or snowboarding.

  • Harry Roberts

    Harry Roberts

    Harry is an award-winning Consultant Performance Engineer from the UK. With a client list ranging from the United Nations to Google, the BBC to the Financial Times, he has helped some of the world’s largest organisations make their websites faster.

    He also holds positions as a Google Developer Expert, where he shares web performance research and findings, and as Performance Ambassador for SHIFT Commerce, where he aims to make ecommerce faster from the inside out.

    He writes about all things front-end performance at, speaks at tech events all across the globe, and regularly shares his insights at @csswizardry.

  • Maggie Wachs

    Maggie Wachs

    Maggie is a front end developer with Filament Group who started out building layouts with table tags and testing in Netscape. Along the way she co-authored Designing with Progressive Enhancement (2010, New Riders), and now focuses on writing code and thoughtful documentation that can be seamlessly handed off to clients, along with researching and writing about accessibility for Filament Group's blog.

    When her laptop is closed, she's outside running, skiing, wrangling kids, and working on local conservation efforts in New Hampshire.

    On Twitter

  • Brad Frost

    Brad Frost

    Brad Frost 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,, Style Guide Guide, and This Is Responsive.

  • Dan Mall

    Dan Mall

    Dan Mall is a designer from Philadelphia, an enthralled husband and new dad, Founder & Design Director at SuperFriendly. He is the co-founder of Typedia, The Businessology Show, and swfIR. He was formerly Design Director at Big Spaceship, Interactive Director at Happy Cog and a technical editor for A List Apart.

    Having worked with clients like Google, Lucasfilm, Microsoft, GE, Wrigley, The Mozilla Foundation, Thomson Reuters, and The Sherwin-Williams Company, he has a passion for playing matchmaker between surprising art direction and intuitive interaction design.

  • Mystery Speaker

    Mystery Speaker

    Can you guess who is going to be the Mystery Speaker this time?

Sponsors & Partners

  • Tito
  • Netlify
  • Cloudinary
  • Deque Systems
  • Indigo Design
  • Mozilla
  • Shopify
  • Percy
  • Wayfair
  • Balsamiq
  • Stickermule
  • Abstract
  • Microsoft Edge
  • SpeedCurve