Front-Trends

May 24-26, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland

Speakers

Ida is an independent UX designer from Oslo, Norway. Before she went solo, she worked for 7 years for the design and content consultancy Netlife Research. She is at her happiest in the sweet spot between user research, ux design and digital strategy, and is a strong believer in collaborating across disciplines.

Among the clients she has worked with is The Norwegian Labour Party and the Norwegian Red Cross. Ida has also written Norway’s best-selling book about social media.

Maciej is a web developer at the core, who often speaks out from his vantage point of tech entrepreneur, social critic, and writer. His occasional editorials have been featured in Wired and The New York Times.

After leaving Yahoo in 2009, where he worked as a backend developer for a visual airfare search engine called FareMaps, Maciej founded Pinboard—the so-called “anti-social” bookmarking service for introverts.

As an independent contractor, Maciej’s projects have included designing and building an internal data warehouse for Twitter, in addition to building an online book reader, Otwórz Książkę, at the University of Warsaw.

Maciej originally hails from Poland and is currently based in San Francisco, California.

Kirupa Chinnathambi has spent most of his life trying to teach others to love web development as much as he does. In 1999, before blogging was even a word, he started posting tutorials on kirupa.com.

In the years since then, he has written hundreds of articles, a few books on React, Web Animation, and JavaScript, recorded a bunch of videos, and presented at countless conferences.

Kirupa helps make the Web more awesome as a Program Manager in the Web Platform team at Microsoft.

Lin is a code cartoonist. She takes software concepts and architectures and turns them into stick figure cartoons. She also works in Mozilla’s Emerging Technologies group, where she gets to tinker with new browser technologies like WebAssembly.

In previous lives, she worked at npm, was a core contributor to open source projects like Firefox’s developer tools, and contributed to HTML data standards.

Jack is a Senior JavaScript Developer at Songkick working on React and Angular applications where he splits his time between new features, refactors and work on optimising builds. If he’s not doing that he’s usually obsessing over his Vim configuration or writing for his blog, JavaScript Playground.

He’s the author of "Beginning jQuery" (Apress, 2012) and speaks at conferences on all things front-end, including build tools, frameworks and even new languages like Elm.

Vitaly loves beautiful content and does not give up easily. From Minsk in Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics in Germany, discovered the passage a passion for typography, writing and design.

After working as a freelance designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine, a leading online magazine dedicated to design and web development.

Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing books. He currently works as editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine in the lovely city of Vilnius, Lithuania.

Based in Berlin, Ola is a Web Compatibility Engineer at Mozilla. She is very passionate about Open Source, the Offline First concept and empowering people.

Ola loves making the web accessible for everyone, riding the trails, and daughter-driven development.

Zoe is a web designer and technical author who specializes in visual design, CSS, UX, and accessibility. Currently a senior UX designer for Booking.com in Amsterdam, she gets to have fun with data-driven UX and visual design, HTML and CSS development, and riding her bike without the wind knocking her over.

She’s the author of the New Riders books Stunning CSS3: A Project-based Guide to the Latest in CSS and Flexible Web Design: Creating Liquid and Elastic Layouts with CSS and the video training title Web Accessibility Principles for lynda.com, and has written nearly 100 articles and tutorials for publications like .net Magazine, Smashing Magazine, and the web development training site Community MX.

Patrick is a Web Performance Engineer at Fastly where - amongst other things - he is helping to build a faster web for all. Prior to Fastly helped to architect some of the worlds largest media websites including The Guardian and The Financial Times.

When not speaking or ranting about performance he enjoys spending his spare time discovering new food and craft beer.

Phil is Technology Director at R/GA, the global, connected design agency. Based in London but working with clients around the world such as Nike, Google, Hyundai and Samsung, Phil’s mission is to bring engaging and effective experiences to the widest audience possible.

With a long history in web development, and a passion for browser technologies, Phil loves seeking out ingenuity and simplicity, especially in places where over-engineering is common. You can usually find him banging on about that, and his attempts at standup comedy on Twitter.

Val is a web animation expert with a talent for getting designers and developers alike excited about the power of animation. She is the author of CSS Animation on lynda.com, and Designing Interface Animation.

Val shares her passion for web animation as the host of the All The Right Moves screencast, co-host of the Motion and Meaning podcast, and curator of the weekly UI Animation Newsletter.

A proud supporter of the web community, she co-founded the Web Design Day conference and runs Pittsburgh’s Girl Develop It Chapter.

Una is a UI Engineer on the Creative Engineering team at DigitalOcean. She’s a technical writer, having written for various online publications such as A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, and Sitepoint.

Una also co-hosts the Toolsday podcast and started both the Washington DC and Austin, TX Sass Meetups. She’s a web performance nerd who loves the open source community and listens to way too many audio books.

Vadim is a Web Evangelist at Opera, founder of Web Standards community in Russia.

He organizes Web Standards Days and PiterCSS conferences, and authored Shower presentation engine.

Max is an Open Source Developer at Thinkmill, where he takes care of KeystoneJS and ElementalUI.

He also makes styled-components, react-boilerplate, micro-analytics and a bunch of other open source projects and he co-organises the ReactVienna meetup. He loves to travel, to brew rad coffee and to ski beautiful mountains.

Chris is a front-end developer at Campaign Monitor in Sydney, where he makes software which simplifies creating elegant email campaigns.

He loves writing about and experimenting with CSS and learning in the open. He is interested in the bridge between web disciplines and how we can create better cross-functional teams with shared understanding. He loves hiking and enjoys experiencing the great outdoors.

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