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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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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.


  • Scott Helme

    Scott Helme

    Hacker, researcher, builder of things. Pluralsight author, BBC hacker in residence, award winning entrepreneur.

    He is the creator of report-uri.com and securityheaders.com, free online tools to help sites deploy better security. His goal is to make the Web a safer place.


  • Susan Weinschenk

    Susan Weinschenk

    Susan Weinschenk has a Ph.D. in Psychology and is the Chief Behavioral Scientist and the CEO at The Team W, Inc. She is a consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, start-ups, governments and non-profits. Dr. Weinschenk is the author of several books, including 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, and How to Get People to Do Stuff.

    Her clients include Disney, Zappos, Western Governor’s University, the European Union, Discover Financial, and United Health Care. Dr. Weinschenk is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin, and writes two popular blogs — one at the Team W website and “Brain Wise: Work better, work smarter” for Psychology Today.


  • Guthrie Weinschenk

    Guthrie Weinschenk

    Guthrie Weinschenk is a Behavioral Economist and the COO of The Team W, Inc. He has a degree in Economics, a law degree, and is a licensed attorney. He consults on Behavioral Science and Behavioral Economics, teaches workshops and gives keynote speeches at business and design conferences.

    Guthrie is the author of I Love You, Now Read This Book. (It's About Human Decision Making and Behavioral Economics). His clients include Saatchi and Saatchi, CustomInk, BrandTrust, the Big Design conference, and the Internet User Experience conference. Guthrie is also the host of the Human Tech podcast and writes and video blogs for the Team W website.


  • Umar Hansa

    Umar Hansa

    Umar is a web developer and Google Developer Expert based in London, with a focus on writing tips & tutorials for the modern web. He tweets web tips and made a DevTools course.

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

  • Yiying Lu

    Yiying Lu

    Yiying has 10 years of cross-cultural design practice for global brands and businesses such as Disney, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Twitter, 500 Startups, and so on. Yiying is currently an Adobe Global Ambassador and runs her own creative studio in San Francisco. She has extensive cross-border Advertising & Marketing experience with world-leading Advertising Agencies such as JWT, McCann, Ogilvy, TBWA, BBDO, and Saatchi & Saatchi.

    She was the first International Creative Collaborator of IDEO, debuted her first Co-Create program at IDEO Shanghai in 2017. Previously, Yiying was the Creative Director of the Global Accelerator 500 Startups, she uses design to help startup and corporate companies generate millions of business value.

    She has been named a “Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business”, Microsoft's “Top 10 Emerging Leader in Innovation”, and a “Shorty Awards” winner in Design. She is also the first bilingual English & Chinese Mandarin speaker at Adobe MAX, SXSW, and TEDx Palo Alto.


  • 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.


  • Jason Lengstorf

    Jason Lengstorf

    Jason Lengstorf is a principal developer experience engineer at Netlify and the host of Learn With Jason, a live-streamed video show where he pairs with people in the community to learn something new in 90 minutes.

    He’s passionate about building healthy, efficient teams and systems, and he’s done his best to positively influence the community, leadership, and technical health of open source and companies including Gatsby and IBM. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


  • 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.


  • Christian Nwamba

    Christian Nwamba

    Christian is a Software Engineer and loves making things that might possibly work using JavaScript. He currently works as a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate 🥑 at Microsoft, and before that at Cloudinary. Before becoming an advocate, he worked as a consultant, Software Developer, Technical Writer and Community Champion for startups including Scotch.io, Auth0, Pusher, Cloudinary, Progress, deepstreamHub, Logrocket, Dialog Engineers, Manifold, etc.

    He also loves working with developer communities to build ecosystems such as forLoop Africa, Angular Nigeria, Concatenate Conference, Me.io, Frontstack.io and a lot more.