Dean Ashworth

presents PayPal Responds: A tale I never thought I'd tell

Dean Ashworth is formerly referred to as a "UI Engineer" but really he gets paid to design, troubleshoot, think, play with devices, and collaborate with lots of super talented folks. He is a native Californian, lover of forests, and proud father of 3 boys.


Jeff Burtoft

presents Don't Fear the Flexbox

Jeff Burtoft is as an HTML5 Evangelist for Microsoft and an avid supporter of the JavaScript/HTML5 community. Being in the Web Development community for over 10 years, his job title has morphed from the likes of "Web Master" to “Front End Engineer” and everything in-between.

Jeff is a huge proponent of web standards, and loves all programing languages, as long as they are JavaScript. Additionally, Jeff is co-author of HTML5 Hacks (O’Reilly Media) and is a founding blogger of html5hacks.com. Jeff lives in Bellevue, WA with his wife and three children.


Nat Duca & Tom Wiltzius

presents How to be Smooth: Animation & Scrolling Performance

Nat Duca works as an engineer on the Chrome team to make browsing the web as jank-free and smooth as possible. Tom Wiltzius is a product manager on Chrome, running interference for Chrome's GPU acceleration efforts. They both want to give you (and everyone else!) a faster, more fluid web.


Pamela Fox

presents When Bootstrap Attacks

Pamela Fox loves to learn, teach, create, and every combination of those. During the day, she works as a frontend engineer at Coursera, working to improve the future of online education. At night and on the weekends, she teaches web development classes for the GirlDevelopIt San Francisco chapter. Before that, she worked in Google Developer Relations, and graduated from USC's Computer Science Department (Go Trojans!).


Nicolas Gallagher

presents The Purification of Web Development

Nicolas Gallagher is a front-end engineer at Twitter, and the lead developer of HTML5 Boilerplate and Normalize.css. He studied Anthropology before beginning to learn how to code.


Tim Hettler

presents Sweating the Small Stuff: Using Preprocessors to recreate subtle design elements in CSS

Tim Hettler is a web developer living and working in New York City. He cut his teeth at About.com, where he developed one of the first homepages to embrace the Responsive Web Design movement. Today, he continues to advocate for cutting-edge design & development practices at R/GA.

When not behind a computer screen, Tim enjoys cycling, bird watching, and staring wistfully at large bodies of water.


Kristofer Joseph & Guillermo Torres

presents Meet TopCoat

Kristofer Joseph is a maker at Adobe focusing on web standards and open source libraries. He is obsessed with lowering the friction between ideas and creation. Kristofer's latest contributions include being an inventor of Reflow and lead on TopCoat.

Guillermo Torres is a design manager at Adobe. He leads a team of designers to create Edge tools and services a new suite of products for modern web design and development. Prior to joining Adobe, Guillermo navigated between design and development at AKQA and Method. Always bringing a mix of both left and right brain to everything he does, creating engaging interactive experiences for global brands such as Nike, Microsoft, Autodesk, Gucci, Visa and Target. With over 10 years in the industry Guillermo's work has been recognized by The One Show, Communication Arts, FWA, Cannes Cyber Lyons, among others.

Thomas Reynolds

presents 3D All of the Things

Thomas Reynolds is the Technical Lead at Instrument and works on cutting-edge front-end experiments. He is also the creator of Middleman, a static web development tool.


Ryan Seddon

presents Creating Interaction with CSS and Checkboxes

Ryan Seddon loves front-end dev and the ever changing fast pace nature of it. He's always exploring new ways to do silly things in CSS and JavaScript. Ryan is a front-end dev by day and an open source hacker by night.


Alex Sexton

presents Abusing Preprocessor ASTs

Alex Sexton is a Senior UI Engineer at Bazaarvoice in Austin, TX. He is on the Modernizr team and is passionate about large applications and the challenges that they represent. He loves whiskey and working in the middle of the night. He tweets as @SlexAxton and blogs at alexsexton.com.


Mike Stamm

presents DOMkata: The Dark Art of Mobile Web

Mike Stamm is the lead Mobile Design Technologist at DowJones, currently overseeing the mobile and responsive websites for WSJ.com. He has been developing HTML professionally since 1996, and mobile-optimized HTML since the Palm V.


Lea Verou

presents The Humble Border-radius

Lea Verou works as a Developer Advocate for W3C. She has a long-standing passion for open web standards, which she fulfills by researching new ways to use them, blogging, speaking, writing, and coding popular open source projects to help fellow developers. She is a member of the CSS Working Group, which architects the language itself. Lea studied Computer Science in Athens University of Economics and Business, where she co-organized and occasionally lectured a cutting edge Web development course for 4th year undergrads. She is one of the few misfits who love code and design equally.