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Meet friendly live workshops on front-end, design and UX.

Smashing workshop speakers are here to help you get better at the things they are experts in, whether that is CSS/Sass, Design Systems, or Responsive UX Patterns.

They are also not only experts in their field, they are also experienced speakers & workshop teachers.

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  • 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 csswizardry.com, speaks at tech events all across the globe, and regularly shares his insights at @csswizardry.


  • Rachel Andrew

    Rachel Andrew

    Rachel Andrew is a front and back-end web developer, author and speaker. Author or co-author of 22 books including The New CSS Layout and a regular contributor to a number of publications both on and offline. Rachel is co-founder of the CMS Perch and Notist, Editor in Chief of Smashing Magazine, a Google Developer Expert and an Invited Expert to the CSS Working Group. She writes about business and technology on her own site at rachelandrew.co.uk.


  • Marcy Sutton

    Marcy Sutton

    Marcy Sutton is a Lead Software Engineer in Developer Relations at Gatsby, a remote startup and modern website generator for React. Previously, she worked on the open source axe-core accessibility testing library and the Angular framework.

    In 2016, O’Reilly gave Marcy a Web Platform Award for her work in accessibility, and she’s now a co-founder of the nonprofit Accessibility Seattle Foundation and meetup group. On an ideal day, Marcy would like to put the finishing touches on an article or workshop materials from her van and head out on a mountain adventure.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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, Styleguides.io, Style Guide Guide, and This Is Responsive.