Speakers

We have some incredible speakers this year. Check out the lineup.

  1. Matthew Carver

    Matthew Carver is a front-end developer and web designer as well as the author of "The Responsive Web" by Manning Publications. As an early adopter of responsive web practices, Matthew has unique insight and experience in the processes and design techniques required to bring a successful responsive website into fruition.

  2. Jesse Cravens

    Jesse is a Sr. Engineer at frog where he works with the world’s leading companies, helping them to design, engineer, and bring to market meaningful products and services. He possesses a deep background in web application development, and has recently been focusing on single page web application architecture, the mobile web, HTML5, and Embedded JavaScript. His first book, 'HTML5 Hacks' is available through O'Reilly Media.

  3. Ben Combee

    Ben Combee is the technical lead for the Enyo JS framework, a cross-platform web app framework built on technology from HP webOS. He's been involved with mobile app development for over a decade, starting with the original PalmPilot series in 2000, and he's been working on developer tools since 1998 when he started as a compiler engineer at Metrowerks, makers of the legendary CodeWarrior IDE. Ben lives in Austin, TX where he also enjoys making things with wood, plastic, metal, solder, and lasers.

  4. Cole Davis

    Virginia native and long-time web enthusiast, Cole is an engineer with Enyo.js, has worked on other JavaScript frameworks and libraries for the web and server-side. He was a project architect for an open source business software company, a graphics artist and a systems engineer. When not coding Cole is playing music or exploring with his Jeep Wrangler.

  5. Anne Epstein

    Anne Epstein is a Senior Developer at Headspring with over ten years of experience. She contributes to the open source community by managing the CodeBetter open-source build server, and is interested in how technology can help people. In her free time, she’s been known to dance International Standard ballroom.

  6. Tony Farnsworth

    I am a Front-End Developer for Fortune 500 Company called USAA in San Antonio TX. At USAA i have been leader in our HTML5 community and advocate for Front-End Development. I have also helped redefine, page Performance, new coding Standards and our Front-End Developer hiring process.

  7. Pamela Fox

    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!).

  8. Austin Hallock

    Austin Hallock is a student at the University of Texas, but more importantly, co-founder and CEO of Clay.io. Clay.io is a cross-platform App Store for HTML5 games, as well as a set of tools for developers to integrate high level features in their games with minimal code.

  9. Jonathan Hebert

    Johnathan Hebert is the lead JavaScript developer at Evernote in Austin, where he is currently working on Skitch for Windows 8 and other platforms. He has been developing web applications for over 10 years, and is always interested in the latest and greatest with JavaScript, HTML and CSS. You can see an endless stream of links he posts about the web and related technologies @johnathanhebert. Most importantly, he is a husband and proud father of 5 little miracles.

  10. Burke Holland

    Burke Holland is a web developer living in Nashville, TN with his wife and 3 boys. He enjoys working with and meeting developers who are building mobile apps with jQuery / HTML5 and passes most of his free time by hacking on the Instagram API. Burke works for Kendo UI as a Developer Advocate where he strives to help developers unlock their full creative potential in building the next generation of stunning web and mobile applications.

  11. Shay Howe

    As a designer and front end developer, Shay Howe has a passion for solving problems while building creative and intuitive products. Currently working for the Starter League, Shay leads design and front end development initiatives in both the classroom and product development, making sure an enjoyable experience is had by all. Additionally, Shay helps co-organize Refresh Chicago and UX Happy Hour.

  12. Sam Kapila

    Sam Kapila (@samkap) is a Lecturer at Texas State University – San Marcos. She teaches interactive design courses in the Communication Design department and specializes in front end design and typography.

  13. Kevin Lamping

    Kevin is a Front-end Web Developer born and raised in the Texas Hill Country. He's currently enjoying life in San Antonio with his wife and two-year old son.

  14. Grayson Lawrence

    Grayson Lawrence (@grayscaletx) is an Assistant Professor at Texas State University – San Marcos. He specializes in mobile application design and teaches courses in UX/UI design and research.

  15. Cody Lindley

    Cody Lindley is a client-side engineer (aka front-end developer) and recovering Flash developer. He has an extensive background working professionally (11+ years) with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, and client-side performance techniques as it pertains to web development. If he is not wielding client-side code he is likely toying with interface/interaction design or authoring material and speaking at various conferences.

  16. Joe McCann

    McCann is the Mobile and Platform Architect for all of Product at Bazaarvoice, an Austin-based SaaS company enabling authentic conversations between brands and consumers through various channels.

    Prior to Bazaarvoice, Joe ran his own digital consultancy serving Fortune 500 companies in areas such as technical architecture to mobile application development and design. Joe is also a frog design alumnus.

  17. Bradley Meck

    Bradley is a senior dev-ops engineer at Nodejitsu. He has extremely intimate knowledge of Javascript engines and spends much of his free time programming. He has long been an advocate for using the web as an application platform rather than just a content server.

  18. William J. Moner

    William J. Moner (@williamj) is an educator, designer, and researcher of digital, web, and social media. He is a lecturer at Texas State University – San Marcos in the Communication Design department and a PhD student and Assistant Instructor in Media Studies (Radio-Television-Film) at the University of Texas at Austin.

  19. Aaron Murray

    Born with Atari joysticks for hands, Aaron was fortunate to have parents who supported him through the controversial surgery to have them replaced with Nintendo controllers. Since then he has been collecting computer-related appendages of various types and storing the digital memories in the cloud.

  20. Kassandra Perch

    Kassandra is a Web Developer who does Front-End and Node.js development. She loves testing and putting automated builds around projects, and also likes working with legacy JS to pull it back together.

  21. Brian Rinaldi

    Brian Rinaldi is a Content and Community Manager for the Adobe Developer Center team, where he helps drive content strategy for HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and mobile content. Brian blogs regularly and is a unreformed twitter addict. He is a frequent author and speaker.

  22. Chris Ruppel

    Chris Ruppel is a frontend developer at Four Kitchens here in Austin, TX, where he is an active contributor to Drupal and other open source communities. When he’s not busy improving the web, Chris is out playing kickball, swimming, or getting a healthy dose of Austin’s live music.

  23. Kyle Simpson

    Kyle Simpson is a JavaScript Systems Architect from Austin, TX. He focuses on JavaScript, HTML5, web performance optimization, and "middle-end" application architecture. If something can't be done in JavaScript or web stack technology, he's probably bored by it. Kyle runs several open-source projects, writes books, and speaks at meetups and tech conferences. He also helps drive the local startup/enterpreneurial community through events, coworking activities, etc.

  24. Jake Smith

    Jake Smith is an Software Engineer in Dallas, TX. Jake has been developing websites for over 10 years and is passionate about speaking/sharing on web development topics. These days you can find Jake helping organize such groups as DallasPHP, Lone Star PHP Conf and Barcamp Dallas.

  25. Nathan Smith

    Nathan Smith is a Principal UI Architect at projekt202. He began building sites late last century and enjoys hand coding HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Nathan created the 960 Grid System, a design and CSS framework for sketching, designing and coding page layouts. He also made Formalize, a JavaScript and CSS framework that brings sanity to form styling. Nathan was a co-author of the jQuery Cookbook, published by O'Reilly.

  26. Sara Summers

    Sara Summers is a User Experience Evangelist at Microsoft, living in Austin, TX. She coauthored a book for experience designers, entitled Dynamic Prototyping and has a personal design mantra: happy, healthy designers and developers working and playing together to create beautiful, inspirational products. Sara loves to talk about big ideas, changing everything, breaking your toys, throwing away your designs and capturing new ideas.

  27. Tim G. Thomas

    Tim G. Thomas is a Web designer for Headspring in Austin, Texas, where he applies holistic Web design principles to make business software both usable and beautiful. He speaks on various topics at technology user groups, conferences, and meet-ups, blogs about Web, game, and mobile design at timgthomas.com, and shares his thoughts via Twitter at @timgthomas.