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

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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Paul Boag

    Paul Boag

    Paul Boag is a leader in conversion optimisation, digital strategy and user experience design. He has been working with diverse organisations such as The European Commission, PUMA and Doctors Without Borders for over 25 years. Through consultancy and training, he helps organisations better connect with today’s digital consumers.

    Paul is also a well-respected figure in the digital sector. Author of six books, including Click,  Digital Adaptation and User Experience Revolution. Finally, he is a prolific writer for numerous publications, including his blog, and regularly speaks internationally.

  • Stefan Baumgartner

    Stefan Baumgartner

    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.

    On the web
    https://fettblog.eu
    On Twitter
    @ddprrt
  • Natalia Tepluhina

    Natalia Tepluhina

    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

    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.

  • Carie Fisher

    Carie Fisher

    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

    Rob Hope

    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.

    On the web
    https://robhope.com/
    On Twitter
    @robhope