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Sara Soueidan speaking at SmashingConf SF 2019.

Let’s rock’n’roll! Two full days packed with front-end, UX and all that jazz! Live sessions on performance, accessibility, security, interface design, debugging and fancy CSS/JS techniques — and a few surprises along the way.

We are working hard to get the best speakers for this years SmashingConf San Francisco 2020, we have announced a couple of wonderful names, and we hope to add a few more soon!

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Smashing Conf has been so amazing. What an incredible line up of speakers! I feel so lucky to have been here and experience this and day one isn’t even over ❤️ #SmashingConf


  • Chris Coyier

    Chris Coyier

    Chris is a web designer and developer. He created and runs CSS-Tricks, a website all about building websites, now going strong for 10 years.

    He is also the co-founder of CodePen, a playground for front-end web development. It’s a social development environment for front end designers and developers.

    Chris has spoken at events and given workshops all over the world, as well as written two books: Practical SVG and Digging Into WordPress.

    On the web
    https://css-tricks.com
    On Twitter
    @css

  • Whitney Homans

    Whitney Homans

    Whitney is a Senior Design Manager over UX Content Strategy at Mailchimp. She started the UX Content Strategy discipline at Mailchimp in 2017 and has grown it into a team of 7 that works cross-functionally among Mailchimp's product areas.

    She does Ashtanga yoga, loves a good em dash, and continues to enthusiastically suffer through Georgia sports.


  • Aarron Walter

    Aarron Walter

    As the VP of Design Education at InVision, Aarron Walter draws upon 15 years of experience running product teams and teaching design to help companies enact design best practices. Aarron founded the UX practice at MailChimp and helped grow the product from a few thousand users to more than 10 million. His design guidance has helped the White House, the US Department of State, and dozens of major corporations, startups and venture capitalist firms.

    He is the author of the best selling book Designing for Emotion from A Book Apart. You'll find @aarron on Twitter sharing thoughts on design.


  • Sara Soueidan

    Sara Soueidan

    Sara Soueidan is a Lebanese freelance front-end UI/UX developer working with companies across the globe, building clean, responsive front-ends for Web sites and applications focused on accessibility, progressive enhancement and performance.

    She also runs workshops on front-end development and writes technical articles on [her blog](https://www.sarasoueidan.com/) and for various big publications.

    Sara wrote the Codrops CSS Reference, co-authored the Smashing Book 5, and has been voted the Developer of the Year in the 2015 net awards.


  • Marc Edwards

    Marc Edwards

    Marc Edwards is a designer, an icon speedrunner, the creator of strange generative art GIFs, and the founder of Bjango. Bjango is best known for iStat Menus and their upcoming design tool, Skala.

    Marc has written for Smashing Magazine, iMore, and posts articles on Bjango’s own site. He also created and maintains a bunch of open source, design related projects.

    On the web
    https://bjango.com
    On Twitter
    @marcedwards

  • Mystery Speaker

    Mystery Speaker

    Can you guess who is going to be the Mystery Speaker this time?