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.
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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 is VP of design publishing at InVision, drawing upon fifteen 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. You’ll find Aarron sharing thoughts about design on Twitter @aarron, and as the cohost of the Webby nominated Design Better podcast.
Phil is Principal Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify.
With a passion for browser technologies, and the empowering properties of the web, he loves seeking out ingenuity and simplicity, especially in places where over-engineering is common.
After more than 20 years of building web applications for companies such as Google, Apple, Nike, R/GA, and The London Stock Exchange, Phil has worked to challenge traditional technical architectures in favour of simplicity and effectiveness.
Phil is co-author of “Modern Web Development on the Jamstack” (O’Reilly, 2019)
Cassidy is a Principal Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify. She's worked for several other places, including CodePen, Amazon, and Venmo, and she's had the honor of working with various non-profits, including cKeys and Hacker Fund as their Director of Outreach. She's active in the developer community, and one of Glamour Magazine's 35 Women Under 35 Changing the Tech Industry and LinkedIn's Top Professionals 35 & Under.
As an avid speaker, Cassidy has participated in several events including the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, TEDx, the United Nations, and dozens of other technical events. She wants to inspire generations of STEM students to be the best they can be, and her favorite quote is from Helen Keller: "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." She loves mechanical keyboards and karaoke.
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.
Chelsea is a product design manager at Oculus / Facebook AR/VR leading the team defining the future of work and productivity.
Klukas is also a founder of two wearable technology startups (MakeFashion and Lumen Couture) that brings high tech and high fashion to the runway. Prior to Facebook, Klukas was a UX design manager at Amazon focused on social consumer innovation products including Amazon Spark and Echo Look.
Kevin is an interaction designer and principal front end developer with a passion for rendering modern designs through the latest production techniques. Kevin consults with in-house dev teams to implement design systems and fine-tune their prototyping and production environments. His design systems experience includes work for Morningstar, Fidelity, Liberty Mutual, Target, REI, Discovery Education, NetApp, Amgen, Yahoo, and Marriott.
A multi award-winning creative, speaker and lecturer with over seventeen years in the industry, specialising in creating immersive, emotionally-driven stories for a wide variety of brands across the globe.
After over a decade of leading creative teams agency-side, I joined The New York Times creative content studio to deliver brand experiences at the highest creative standards. The results are innovative, award-winning projects that are not only emotionally compelling, but also deliver significant measurable results.
Over the past few years I have had the privilege of speaking alongside presidents, celebrities and industry-leaders at creative events across the world, including Cannes Lions, Awwwards and WebSummit. I also lecture for design schools in London, Paris and New York and serve on the judging panel for The World Media Awards and FWA.
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 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 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.