Phil Hawksworth (MC) – Netlify
Phil is Director of Developer Experience at Netlify.
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.
Over 25 years of building web applications for companies such as Google, Apple, Nike, R/GA, and The London Stock Exchange, Phil has worked to challenge traditional technical architectures in favour of simplicity and effectiveness.
Phil is co-author of “Modern Web Development on the Jamstack” (O’Reilly, 2019).
Andrew Betts – Fastly
Andrew is a web developer, product manager and developer advocate for Fastly, working with developers across the world to help make the web faster, more secure, more reliable and easier to work with. He founded a web consultancy which was ultimately acquired by the Financial Times, led the team that created their pioneering HTML5 web app, and founded the FT’s Labs division. He has also been an elected member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, a committee of nine people who guide the development of the World Wide Web.
Nadieh Bremer – Visual Cinnamon
Nadieh Bremer is a graduated Astronomer, turned Data Scientist, turned Data Visualization Designer. After working for a consultancy and fintech company where she discovered her passion for the visualization of data, she’s now working as a freelancing data visualization designer under the name Visual Cinnamon.
As 2017’s ‘Best Individual’ in the Information is Beautiful Awards, she focuses on uniquely crafted (interactive) data visualizations that both engage and enlighten its audience. Ranging from companies as extensive as Google News Lab to small start-ups. From printed magazines such as Scientific American to an interactive experience for the Guardian to more promotionally focused artful visualizations for press releases, data-driven reports, and data art for in the office. As long as there’s data that has a story to reveal.
Remy Sharp – Left Logic
Whilst he’s not writing articles or running and speaking at conferences, he runs his own development and training company in Brighton called Left Logic. And he built these popular tools: nodemon, jsbin.com, inliner, mit-license.org, snapbird.org, jsconsole.com and others!
Sarah Drasner – Microsoft
Sarah Drasner is an award-winning Speaker, Principal 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 is formerly Manager of UX & Engineering at Trulia/Zillow Group.
Sharon Steed – Communilogue
Sharon Steed is an international keynote speaker and the founder of Communilogue, an empathy consultancy.
Sharon helps audiences revolutionize the way they think about work by teaching them principles of empathy. She’s spoken in 14 countries spanning four continents on communicating with empathy. She’s facilitated conversations at companies on empathy at work and improving team communication; at conferences on vulnerability as an asset and empathy in action; and has given a TEDx talk on empowering insecurities.
A lifelong stutterer, she uses her speech impediment to teach both what empathy is and how to engage empathy daily. Sharon’s LinkedIn Learning course Communicating With Empathy has close to 330,000 views; and her O’Reilly Media live online training Empathy at Work runs continuously throughout the year.
Tim Kadlec – Independent Performance Consultant
Tim 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.