For our workshops, we invite experts in front-end & UX, with years of experience on anything from accessibility and web performance to design systems and UX. They aren’t just experts, but also experienced teachers and speakers.
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Fantastic first day of design system workshop with @brad_frost — interesting and engaging as always! Pure delight to listen to him talk about his insights and experiences from building design systems in the wild. #inspired #designsystems @smashingconf
Stefan Baumgartner is a software architect, trainer, and consultant based in Austria. Since the late 1900s, he has published writing for Manning, Smashing Magazine, and A List Apart.
His most recent work is “TypeScript in 50 Lessons”, a book all about TypeScript published by Smashing Magazine.
In his spare-time he organizes ScriptConf, TSConf:EU, and the local Rust meetup in Linz, and is host of the German-language Working Draft podcast.
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.
Nathan co-founded EightShapes with Dan Brown in 2006. He’s passionate about information architecture, UX, front-end dev, and leads design systems consulting at EightShapes. He wrote Modular Web Design in 2009, blogs frequently on Medium.com today, and speaks regularly at events worldwide.
Nick is a Software Engineer at Prismic on the Developer Experience team, focused on NextJS. As the open source maintainer of use-shopping-cart, a Stripe powered shopping cart library, he's always thinking of ways to solve problems in the eCommerce space.
His favorite technologies to work with are anything on the Jamstack, as well as React Native. He has a passion for teaching and developer tooling. Outside of work, he is a competitive gamer, participating in Tekken tournaments around the world.
Natalia Tepluhina is a Vue.js core team member and a Senior Frontend Engineer at GitLab. She is a conference speaker and author of articles on different topics related to Vue.js . She is also a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies and she is in love with writing docs.
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.
Carie Fisher is an author, speaker, and developer who is passionate about the intersection of front-end code and UX, digital accessibility, and diversity in technology. Currently, Carie is working as a Senior Accessibility Consultant and Trainer at Deque Systems while pursuing her Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interactions at Iowa State University.
In her spare time, Carie likes to travel, garden, and engage with the accessibility and open source dev communities. She is the creator of the Accessibility (A11Y) Style Guide and Accessibility (A11Y) Talks virtual meet-up, designer/creator of the A11y Cats accessibility T-shirt fundraiser, and a member of the A11y Project team.
Rob Hope is a South African born web designer and developer who runs One Page Love, Email Love and Yo! After a decade freelancing, he finally took the leap to work on his side projects full time. Right now he is working on Landing Page courses while interviewing makers on the Yo! podcast. When not building online he loves to surf, travel and listen to 90s punk rock.