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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nick DeJesus

    Nick DeJesus

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Alba Silvente

    Alba Silvente

    Alba Silvente (aka Dawntraoz) is Senior Front-End Consultant at Passionate People. She likes writing about front-end development on her personal blog, speaking at conferences, hosting a podcast and working hard on the open-source community. She is also a GoogleDevExpert in Web Technologies and Ambassador at Nuxt & Storyblok.

  • 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
  • Átila Fassina

    Átila Fassina

    Átila Fassina is on a mission to make code simple. When not recording screencasts or courses, you may find him either writing and talking about jamstack, performance, or developer tooling. Currently, he works as Lead Frontend Engineer at Signavio, a SAP company.

    On the web
    https://atila.io
    On Twitter
    @atilafassina