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Chris Coyier

How to Think Like a Front-End Developer

CHRIS COYIER 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. Along with Dave Rupert, he is the co-host of a podcast called ShopTalk, a show about (you guessed it), building websites. Chris has spoken at events and given workshops all over the world, as well as written two books: Practical SVG and Digging Into WordPress.

Chris Coyier

Sarah Drasner

SVG Will Save Us

SARAH DRASNER is an award-winning Speaker, Lead of Emerging Markets, Cloud Advocates at Microsoft, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks. Sarah is also the co-founder of Web Animation Workshops, with Val Head. She’s the author of SVG Animations from O’Reilly and has given Frontend Masters workshops on Vue.js and Advanced SVG Animations.

Sarah Drasner

Benjamin Evans

The Challenge of Designing for Everyone

BENJAMIN EARL-EVANS uses design-thinking to help everyone&emdash;from creative professionals to business leaders—create more inclusive products and services. Currently, he works as Inclusive Design Lead for Airbnb where he leads a cross-functional product team dedicated to solving problems like racism, sexism and bias. Find Ben on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Benjamin Evans

Chris Ferdinandi

The Lean Web

CHRIS FERDINANDI helps people learn vanilla JavaScript. He believes there’s a simpler, more resilient way to make things for the web. Chris is the author of the Vanilla JS Pocket Guide series, creator of the Vanilla JS Academy training program, and host of the Vanilla JS Podcast. His developer tips newsletter is read by over 4,600 developers each weekday. He’s taught developers at organizations like Chobani and the Boston Globe, and his JavaScript plugins have been used used by Apple and Harvard Business School.

Chris Ferdinandi

Brad Frost

BRAD FROST is a web designer, speaker, writer, and consultant located in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the book Atomic Design, which introduces a methodology to create and maintain effective design systems. In addition to co-hosting the Style Guides Podcast, he has helped create several tools and resources for web designers, including Pattern Lab, Styleguides.io, Style Guide Guide, This Is Responsive, Death to Bullshit, and more.

Brad Frost

Jason Grigsby

Designing Progressive Web Apps

JASON GRIGSBY is cofounder of Cloud Four, a small web consultancy with big aspirations. Since cofounding Cloud Four, he has had the good fortune to work on many fantastic projects, including the Obama ’08 iOS app. He was founder and president of Mobile Portland, where he helped start the world’s first community device lab. He is the coauthor of Head First Mobile Web (O’Reilly, 2011), author of Progressive Web Apps (A Book Apart, 2018), and one of the signatories of the Future Friendly web manifesto. He participated in the Responsive Images Community Group, which helped define the new web standard for responsive images. He tracks progressive web app case studies at pwastats.com

Jason Grigsby

Tim Kadlec

Outside Looking In

TIM KADLEC is an independent performance consultant and trainer focused on building a web everyone can use. He is the author of High Performance Images (O’Reilly, 2016) and Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web (New Riders, 2012). He writes about all things web at timkadlec.com. You can find him sharing his thoughts in a briefer format on Twitter at @tkadlec.

Tim Kadlec

Dan Mall

Putting the ‘Design’ in ‘Design Systems’

Dan is a creative director and advisor from Philly. He’s the founder and executive director of SuperFriendly, a design collaborative that gives clients direction. Dan is an enthralled husband & dad, author of Pricing Design, and co-founder of SuperBooked, a service that helps you find work with a little help from your friends. He writes about design and other issues on Twitter as @danmall and on his industry-recognized site, danmall.me.

Dan Mall

Dave Rupert

The Greatest Redesign Ever Told

DAVE RUPERT is a lead developer at Paravel. He co-hosts ShopTalk, an award-winning sound effects podcast that also covers web development. He's a dad to two wonderful kids. Dave lives in Austin, TX; the best damn city, in the best damn state, in the best damn country, in the whole damn world.

Dave Rupert

Divya Sasidharan

DIVYA SASIDHARAN is a web developer who is passionate about open source and the web. She is currently a developer advocate at Netlify, and believes that there is a better workflow for building and deploying sites that doesn’t require a server—ask her about the JAMstack. You will most likely find her in the sunniest spot in the room with a cup of tea in hand.

Divya Sasidharan

Jen Simmons

Thinking with Grid

JEN SIMMONS is a Designer and Developer Advocate at Mozilla, where she represents the needs of people who make websites among the folks who make Firefox. She’s a member of the CSS Working Group, the standards body that creates new CSS. And she’s the host of the The Web Ahead podcast. Jen’s been designing experiences for audiences for three decades, in theater, film, print and the web. These days she’s inspiring the web industry to get creative with our graphic design, using new technologies like CSS Grid to best convey our stories to our audiences.

Jen Simmons

David Dylan Thomas

Design for Cognitive Bias

DAVID DYLAN THOMAS serves as Principal, Content Strategy at Think Company and is the creator and host of the Cognitive Bias Podcast. He has developed digital strategies for major clients in entertainment, healthcare, publishing, finance, and retail. A co-organizer of Content Strategy Philly, he previously consulted at the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and is the creator, director, and co-producer of Developing Philly, a web series about the rise of the Philadelphia tech community. He has given standing-room-only presentations at TEDNYC, SXSW Interactive, UX Copenhagen, and the Wharton Web Conference on content strategy and emerging content trends.

David Dylan Thomas

Elle Waters

Lean Accessibility

Evangelizing the growth of Universal Design and lean accessibility as best practices within large organizations, ELLE WATERS works on behalf of Level Access with startups and enterprise level clients to build the foundation needed to integrate accessibility into agile teams. She’s worked first hand with design, content, development, and testing teams to create nimble, scalable methods that yield more inclusive user experiences. She’s seen amazing things happen, where the user’s needs are the primary driver for change and innovation in large scale digital projects, where teams meet and even exceed their specific product goals, and where companies leap ahead of their competition, all by putting accessibility first. Elle has a passion for all things agile, a fascination with emerging technology, and a healthy fear of zombies.

Elle Waters

Kim Williams will speak about #DesignSystems

Kim Williams