We have found the smartest, most inspiring and funniest speakers from all over the world. Again ;)
Meet our first speakers and stay tuned for six more!

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Phil Hawksworth

Developer Relations at Netlify

Phil works in Developer Relations at Netlify, the fastest growing automation and hosting platform for modern websites. With a passion for browser technologies, and the empowering properties of the web, he loves seeking out ingenuity and simplicity, especially in places where over-engineering is common.

Phil’s career in web development spans almost 20 years and includes time as an Open Source Evangelist at British Telecom, and Technology Director at R/GA where he worked with clients around the world such as Nike, Beats By Dre and Samsung to bring engaging experiences to the widest audience possible. You can find Phil on a the web at Hawksworx.com.

Phil will be talking about Promoting Performance from the Ground Up.

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Val Head

Web Animation Expert at Adobe

Val Head is a web animation expert, author, and Design Advocate at Adobe. She is the author of Designing Interface Animation, published by Rosenfeld Media, teaches CSS Animation on lynda.com, and curates the weekly UI Animation Newsletter.

Val will be talking about how Choose Your Animation Adventure.

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Asim Hussain

Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft

Asim is a developer, trainer and speaker with over 16 years experience working for organisations such as the European Space Agency, Google and now Microsoft, where he is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate. He's also author of the book and video series "Angular: From Theory to Practice" (now free!) and has taught over 50,000 students Angular, JavaScript and Ionic through his site codecraft.tv.

He’ll be talking about How to Hack a Web App?

Rachel Andrew

Rachel Andrew

Web developer at edgeofmyseat.com

Rachel Andrew is a front and back-end web developer, author and speaker. Author or co-author of 22 books including The New CSS Layout and a regular contributor to a number of publications both on and offline.

Rachel is co-founder of the CMS Perch, Editor in Chief of Smashing Magazine, a Google Developer Expert and an Invited Expert to the CSS Working Group. She writes about business and technology on her own site at rachelandrew.co.uk. She is a keen distance runner and likes to try to encourage people to come for a run when attending conferences.

Rachel will be talking about Unlocking the Power of CSS Grid Layout, she will also be teaching the workshop Advanced CSS Layouts With Flexbox and CSS Grid.

Jake Archibald

Jake Archibald

Developer Advocate at Google Chrome

Jake works for Google Chrome's developer relations team, writing specs, implementations, and ensuring developers have tools to make their jobs less painful. He's one of the editors of the service worker spec, so he's into offline-first, push messaging and web performance. He also keeps a not so secret list of soda water drinkers on Twitter.

He will be talking about the Event Loop.

Tim Holman

Tim Holman

Tinkerer, tuner & tamperer

Tim is an Australian developer with a love for all things interactive, and a massive fan of alliteration. Tim enjoys smoothing out the sharp edges of the internet, and generally making both great and strange experiences. He prides himself in the overall uselessness of the code he's written, as well as the overall joy it brings to the world.

Tim will be taking you on a journey through his Weird Wacky Wonderings.

Jane Pong

Jane Pong

Data Visualisation Journalist at Financial Times

Hong Kong local Jane graduated from the University of Sydney with a combined Arts/Science degree. Previously, she produced information graphics at Thomson Reuters in Singapore, and for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Jane is currently mixing freelance work with a job as Data Visualisation Journalist for the Financial Times.

Monica Dinculescu

Monica Dinculescu

✨Emojineer✨ on Polymer & Google Chrome

Monica is an emojineer at Google. She works on Chrome, web components and Polymer, and has probably at least once broken the Internet for you. She is unreasonably excited about emoji, and will likely eat all of your Oreos, if you have any.

Monica will be talking about Fontastic Web Performance

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