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Miriam Suzanne at SmashingConf NY in 2020

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.

We are working hard to get the best speakers for this years SmashingConf New York 2020, we have announced a couple of wonderful names, and we hope to add a few more soon!

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  • Sarah Drasner

    Sarah Drasner

    Sarah Drasner is an award-winning Speaker, Head of Developer Experience at Netlify, Vue core team member, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks. Sarah is formerly Principal Lead of Emerging Markets, Cloud Advocates at Microsoft and Manager of UX & Engineering at Trulia/Zillow Group. She’s the author of SVG Animations from O’Reilly and has given Frontend Masters workshops.

    Sarah is a co-organizer of ConcatenateConf, a free conference for Nigerian and Kenyan developers. Sarah is also the co-founder of Web Animation Workshops, with Val Head. She has worked for 15 years as a web developer, and at points worked as a Scientific Illustrator and a Professor in the Greek Islands.


  • Miriam Suzanne

    Miriam Suzanne

    Miriam is a co-founder at OddBird, with 15 years experience as a project manager, user-experience designer, and front-end architect.

    She is the creator of Susy, a core contributor to Sass, author of SitePoint’s Jump Start Sass, staff-writer for CSS Tricks, and teacher for the Mozilla Developer channel.


  • Zach Leatherman

    Zach Leatherman

    Zach is a Web Craftsperson with the award winning Filament Group. He’s currently fixated on web fonts and static site generators.

    His public speaking résumé includes talks in eight different countries at events like Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, CSSConf, and The White House. He also helps herd NEJS CONF and the NebraskaJS meetup.


  • Robyn Larsen

    Robyn Larsen

    Robyn Larsen is a front-end developer, entrepreneur, and speaker. Robyn is also an active community member who advises numerous startups across multiple industries and frequently mentors women in tech and STEM. She is is a member of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) with Microsoft and Avalanche Canada.

    She builds tools for entrepreneurs on the International team at Shopify, is co-founder of Zona Fitness Academy, and teaches Zero to Launch workshops for entrepreneurs through Embrk, she is a globe trotting, adrenaline junkie currently living the remote dream in Singapore.


  • Divya Sasidharan

    Divya Sasidharan

    Divya is a web developer who is passionate about open source and the web. She is currently a developer experience engineer at Netlify, and believes that there is a better workflow for building and deploying sites that doesn’t require a server—ask her about the JAMstack. You will most likely find her in the sunniest spot in the room with a cup of tea in hand.

    On the web
    http://shortdiv.com/
    On Twitter
    @shortdiv

  • Hakim El Hattab

    Hakim El Hattab

    Hakim is a Swedish front-end developer and interface designer who loves to work on visual JavaScript experiments and user interface concepts.

    He co-founded and is currently working on Slides.com, a fully featured presentation platform built on top of his open source presentation framework, reveal.js. Prior to Slides he was Lead Interface Engineer at Squarespace.

    On the web
    https://hakim.se
    On Twitter
    @hakimel

  • Rémi Parmentier

    Rémi Parmentier

    Rémi Parmentier is a french front-end developer working at his own small web development agency, Tilt Studio. He loves to learn, and enjoys even more to teach.

    This led him on a joyful quest to understand and demystify HTML emails coding. Rémi runs workshops, gives talks and writes articles on his blog to help others code better HTML emails. Rémi also likes collecting Game Boy consoles and listening to Sufjan Stevens.


  • Sophie Tahran

    Sophie Tahran

    Sophie currently leads up UX writing for The New Yorker at Condé Nast. (She’s still working on winning the Cartoon Caption Contest, though.) Past lives include establishing a UX writing practice at InVision and wearing many hats at Lyft.


  • Mystery Speaker

    Mystery Speaker

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


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