The hunt for shiny front-end & UX treasures has begun! For our fifth SmashingConf San Francisco, we'll explore how to apply psychology to UX, design workflow, refactoring, moving to a static site setup, CSS Grid techniques, performance, deployment patterns for HTTP/2 and how to provide better estimates and pricing.
Below are the first confirmed speakers who will present their workflows, techniques and strategies at SmashingConf San Francisco. If you want to stay updated on the latest speakers and topics, please follow us on Twitter.
First confirmed speakers:
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.
Miriam is a co-founder at OddBird, with 15 years experience as a project manager, user-experience designer, and front-end architect.
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.
Jennifer is a staff design researcher at Dropbox where she helps teams discover and solve meaningful problems through the power of fieldwork, facilitation, co-creation, and visioning.
Over the past 10 years, she's worked with organizations like Art+Feminism, The New York Times, Apple, Vice, and O'Reilly to redesign existing products and invent new ones.
She loves riding funiculars, ferries, bicycles, and her Vespa. 🛵
Anna works as a Front-end Developer and Designer at Lunar Logic, the no-management software house based in Kraków, Poland. She is always trying to find ways to make people fall in love with coding and has a long history of organizing coding workshops for WebMuses and Rails Girls.
In her spare time she is into skateboarding, travelling and reading sci-fi and fantasy books.
Jason Pamental is a strategist, designer, technologist, and author of ‘Responsive Typography’ from O’Reilly and articles for publications and sites like Typecast, Fonts.com, .Net Magazine among others. Having worked on the web since 1994 in a range of capacities, he’s an overall web & typography nerd who specializes in being a generalist.
Jason has led both creative and technical efforts for major universities, NFL and America’s Cup teams, Fortune 25 corporations and many others. He also co-hosts a weekly web show called Talking Drupal, and follows @aProperCollie around Turner Reservoir in the morning, posting photos on Instagram.