Every great conference needs great speakers. We hand pick the best ones to provide you three days of inspiring talks on design, frontend and UX technologies.
We are happy to announce our speakers for this year’s event.
- Axel Rauschmayer
- Clarissa Peterson
- Dan Rubin
- Denise R. Jacobs
- Ingvar Stepanyan
- John Peebles
- Julie Ng
- Katja Kruppa
- Keith Bingman
- Leander Conradie
- Marc Friederich
- Mark Melnykowycz
- Marko Dugonjić
- Martin Naumann
- Memi Beltrame
- Nicolas Bevacqua
- Patrick Mulder
- Peter-Paul Koch
- Rachel Andrew
- Simon Raess
- Szymon Nowak
- Tim Kadlec
- Vitaly Friedman
- Zoltan Gocza
Clarissa Peterson is a UX designer and web developer, and co-founder of Peterson/Kandy, a Montreal-based digital consultancy specializing in creating responsive websites. Clarissa frequently speaks and gives workshops on responsive design, mobile strategy, and user experience. She is the author of Learning Responsive Web Design: A Beginner's Guide, available now from O'Reilly Media.
A designer, photographer, and user experience advocate, Dan Rubin speaks at conferences and teaches workshops around the world on various topics, as well as having worked with clients including MailChimp, Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Meebo, Geffen/Universal, and IDEO. Following a stint as Creative Director for MOO.COM in London, Dan currently works with clients around the world through webgraph, a design, branding, strategy, and development studio he co-founded in 1999.
Denise R. Jacobs
Denise R. Jacobs is a Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences worldwide and consults with companies teaching techniques to make the creative process more fluid, methods for making work environments more conducive to creative productivity, and practices for sparking innovation. Working in Web Design and Development since 1997, she is an industry veteran and regarded expert on many things web. She is the author of The CSS Detective Guide, and co-authored the Smashing Book #3 and Interact with Web Standards.
Ingvar is Web Developer, speaker and reverse engineer.
John Peebles is the CEO of Administrate, an online training administration system built just for training providers. John has spent the past 12 years growing healthcare and education technology startups in America and Scotland. He is passionate about education, great teamwork, and technology and often speaks on these subjects around the world.
A designer and developer, Julie works as a consultant helping companies apply current front-end technologies and best practices to their existing websites. She is also co-founder of Refresh Munich, a community for web designers and developers and co-organizes the UX Munich conference.
Jack Jill of all trades, she is a master of one: E-Mail. During her 3 year tenure at Ancestry.com, she overhauled the newsletter and onboarding emails for the company's European markets. She created Antwort, the open-source responsive E-Mail template.
Julie is also an avid climber and barefoot runner training for the Berlin marathon.
Katja Kruppa worked as Industrial Designer in Germany for several years before she moved to San Francisco to pursue her MBA in Design Strategy. She inhaled the Californian startup culture for four years and proudly scaled the hills on her bicycle.
So far she successfully mediated between business leadership and design for clients including PayPal, Miele, Swisscom, and Deutsche Telekom. She works at The Ergonomen, where she specializes in Customer Experience Design.
UX Designer and Front-End Developer – let's call him a Software Designer – Marc is also co-founder of Antistatique.net a Swiss web agency based in Lausanne. He mainly spends his days HTML prototyping, managing releases and designing newsletters. Marc believes in the Open Web and tries to give his contribution to it. Because there is no border between design and code in term of user experience he loves to share how a project process can be improved.
Mark Melnykowycz is a scientist and artist, working primarily in the areas of wearable computing sensor development, interaction design, and augmented reality technologies. His doctoral work focused on the advancement of smart materials for sensor and actuator applications. As a scientist at Empa, Mark develops flexible sensor technologies for wearable computing applications and seeks to bring the design and research worlds closer together. As a partner at idezo GmbH Mark focuses on combining technology and storytelling with interaction design and engineering, targeted towards projects utilizing augmented reality technologies, such as interactive museum and art installations. Outside of work Mark explores the Swiss Alps trail running and sport climbing. His latest passion is combining digital photography and street art stencil techniques.
Marko Dugonjić is a designer, speaker and author based in Velika Gorica, Croatia. As the creative and user experience director at Creative Nights, he improves customers’ digital experiences for both local and international clients. He founded FFWD.PRO, a micro-conference for internet professionals. His favorite pet project is a Typetester, an online tool for testing screen fonts.
Martin is open source contributor and web evangelist by heart from Zurich with nearly a decade experience from the trenches of software engineering in multiple fields. He spends his day thinking about moving the web forward, fixing problems and breaking things for fun&profit.
Memi Beltrame is a UX Designer balancing an the exotic mix of Content Strategy, Prototyping and his love for the Internet of Things. He has been working in the web industry for more than 15 years. He started his own agency "Less A Mess“ in early 2013, focussing on strategy and data driven prototyping. He is the author of Protostrap, a data-driven-prototyping framework for highly interactive and heavily content-oriented projects. He has been giving talks since 2008, mostly about UX and Agile but also about more exotic topics like gender & technology or the internet of things. He lives and works in Zurich, where he is an active member of the local UX community.
Last year, Patrick has written the book "Full Stack Web Development with Backbone.js" which is published at O'Reilly.
Peter-Paul Koch is a mobile platform strategist, browser researcher, consultant, and trainer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He specialises in the mobile web, and especially mobile browser research. He has won international renown with his browser compatibility research, has founded Fronteers, the Dutch association of front-end professionals, and advises mobile and desktop browser vendors on their implementation of Web standards. In 2009 he shifted from traditional desktop browsers and sites to the mobile Web. Meanwhile he has become a thought leader on the specifically mobile aspects of these browsers: the viewport and the touch events. On the Web he is universally known as ppk.
Rachel Andrew is a web developer, writer, speaker and one half of edgeofmyseat.com – the company behind the CMS Perch. When not working on her own product, Rachel likes to help other people transition from consultancy and client services to profitable product businesses – without needing to seek investment or risk everything by “doing a startup”.
Simon Raess is a designer and entrepreneur. He loves to create interactive products that are easy and fun to use. His passion for excellence and innovation in user experience inspired some of todays most useful web and mobile applications, such as Google Docs, Google+, Google Now, Cmsbox, Doodle and Uepaa Swiss Alpine Technology.
Simon is the founder and business partner of Ginetta Web/Mobile, a small web studio in Zürich. He earned his stripes as a design lead at Google in New York, Swisscom Innovations and Cmsbox. His work has been recognized by a number of national and international awards.
Tim is an independent developer and consultant who helps organizations with problems at the intersection of performance and responsive design.
He wrote Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web (New Riders, 2012) and was a contributing author for Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design (Smashing Magazine, 2013) and the Web Performance Daybook Volume 2 (O’Reilly, 2012). You can find me sharing my thoughts in a briefer format on Twitter at @tkadlec.
Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Originally from Minsk, Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics in Germany where he has discovered his passion for typography, writing and design. After working as a freelancing designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine, one of the largest online magazines dedicated to Web design and development. Vitaly is writer, co-author and editor of the Smashing Books. He is now working as the editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine in the lovely city of Freiburg, Germany.
User experience and product development guy. Loves working at the intersection of data, gut instinct and user research. Fights design misconceptions and contrast criminals. Not too bad at 8-bit games either.
Lead and built UX teams at the communication agency Isobar, at Ustream, the leader in live video, and now at Centralway, the Zürich-based company builder. Co-founded one of the leading Hungarian daily deal aggregators.