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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


  • 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.

  • Carie Fisher

    Carie Fisher

    Carie Fisher is an author, speaker, and developer with over 15 years of tech experience who is passionate about the intersection of front-end code and UX, digital accessibility, and diversity in technology. Carie works as a Senior Accessibility Consultant and Trainer while also pursuing her Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interactions at Iowa State University.

  • 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.

  • Gleb Bahmutov

    Gleb Bahmutov

    Gleb Bahmutov has PhD in Computer Science and has worked at Cypress.io for four years as VP of Engineering and Distinguished Engineer. He was heavily involved in all areas of the Test Runner development, as well as Cypress Dashboard features, plugin writing, and CI integration.

    He is an experienced speaker and has many many blog posts and videos about Cypress & testing. Today, Gleb is still heavily using Cypress at a large company, making sure its web applications are always working correctly. Gleb is GitHub Hero, Microsoft MVP, Algolia Ambassador, and CircleCI Champion.

  • 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.

  • Trine Falbe

    Trine Falbe

    Trine has worked with UX for 20 years. She is dedicated to ethical design and innovation, and currently works as Head of Innovation at Smart Academy in Denmark, alongside building digital products as an entrepreneur. She’s written two books: White Hat UX (2017) and The Ethical Design Handbook (2020)

  • Manuel Matuzović

    Manuel Matuzović

    Manuel Matuzović is a front-end developer who's passionate about HTML and CSS. He works for the City of Vienna where he builds accessible frontends and assesses the quality of sites built by others. He's a certified accessibility expert, auditor, teacher and consultant. He writes about accessibility, HTML, and CSS on his personal blog matuzo.at and htmhell.dev.

    On the web
    https://matuzo.at
    On Twitter
    @mmatuzo
  • Nathan Curtis

    Nathan Curtis

    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.

  • Amelia Wattenberger

    Amelia Wattenberger

    Amelia Wattenberger is a Staff Engineer prototyping our way to future developer experiences at GitHub Next. She has lived at the intersection of web development, design, and data visualization for the past decade, and is the author of Fullstack D3 and Data Visualization.

  • 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