Speakers

We hand pick our speakers to bring you the best possible lineup with the most diverse range of expertise.

  1. Bruce Lawson

    Bruce Lawson

    Opera

    Bruce Lawson evangelises open Web Standards for Opera. He was previously content editor and technical lead for The Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority websites. He began converting his own site to HTML5 at Christmas 2008, and co-wrote the first book on HTML5, Introducing HTML5. He was a member of the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group at the W3C.

  2. Camille Baldock

    Camille Baldock

    GDS

    Camille is a freelance software engineer by day. She wrote her first line of code over ten years ago and currently works for GDS (Government Digital Service). By night, she coaches junior developers and is a 3D printing enthusiast. Her favourite challenges are scalability and good API craftsmanship.

  3. Dan Jenkins

    Dan Jenkins

    Nimble Ape Ltd

    Based in Kent, Dan's been writing code professionally for 6 years. Moving from being an Industrial Placement student while at University to being a Software Engineer. Dan is the Director of Nimble Ape Ltd, which he founded at the start of 2014. Dan loves working with Node.js and within it's community, along with his passion for building great architecture for Applications. For the past few years Dan's been building RESTful Hypermedia APIs but recently, he's been working more with VoIP, bringing the most awesome parts of the web world to the telecommunications industry. He's excited about the possibilities WebRTC brings to today's applications.

  4. David Zuckerman

    David Zuckerman

    Wix.com

    David has spent his entire career focusing on developers, working on everything from SDKs and IDEs to programming languages and compilers. Currently at Wix, he helps shape developer experience on Wix's existing and future developer products. After years of working on Flash and Flex at Adobe, David has fallen in love with JavaScript, even if he still occasionally feels guilty about it.

  5. Flurin Egger

    Flurin Egger

    digitpaint

    Flurin has been working on websites since he was 12 and he hasn't done anything non-webrelated since (apart from a bit of school of course). He founded his webagency when he was 17 and now, more than a decade later it's still running strong and growing steadily. His main interests are creating kick-ass stuff on the web. While he started out as a "I'm doing everyting" he is now the expert on everything front-end related. In the past years he has personally written and edited two HTML & CSS Advent calendars (http://html5advent2011.digitpaint.nl/, and http://advent2012.digitpaint.nl) and is now (trying) to get on stage more and more to talk about his passion.

  6. Ian Moersen

    Ian Moersen

    Media Temple

    Ian is a web developer living in Los Angeles, currently working as UX Manager at premium web hosting & cloud services company Media Temple, where he specializes in maintaining and modernizing legacy code. Most of his free time is spent debugging old web apps he forgot he had created, following English soccer, and trying to figure out which way the USB plug goes in. He gets it wrong about 90% of the time.

  7. Ian Plosker

    Ian Plosker

    Orchestrate

    CTO and Co-founder of Orchestrate (https://orchestrate.io )

  8. Jack Franklin

    Jack Franklin

    GoCardless

    Jack is a JavaScript and Ruby developer based in London who runs the popular JavaScript Playground blog, has authored a book on jQuery and writes for a number of publications. Away from the computer he enjoys playing football, badminton and a quiet pint at the pub.

  9. James Turner

    James Turner

    Caplin systems

    James is currently client-side architect at Caplin systems, who have been delivering web-based, low latency, high performance financial trading applications for nearly a decade. In previous lives he worked for EDS, Reuters and Sybase designing and building mission critical J2EE and relational database systems.

  10. Jasmine Kent

    Jasmine Kent

    Jasmine Kent is a software engineer based in Zurich, Switzerland. Her interests include games, graphics (especially WebGL) and guacamole. Previously with Google and SEGA, she is now working on a game publishing startup.

  11. Jerome Etienne

    Jerome Etienne

    Jerome Etienne is a self described 'off-beat developer and creator'. He is the CTO of a video game company which is engaged in developing a 3D social network online. As well as being CTO, Jerome has worked as a Technology Consultant, a Project Manager and a Product Designer in Web developing companies in France and North America. With a background in developing technologies such as JavaScript, Node.js, WebGL and HTML5, Jerome has taught in 3D Games and Multimedia Schools in Paris. As an independent game developer he has also created many 3D mini-games on the web (MarbleSoccer, PacMaze, Pong, Stellar 7, Flying Spaceship.) Jerome is active in the developer community and has organised local events promoting JS, WebGL and gamedev (Paris.Js, Three.js g + hangout, Demo.Js), as well as maintaining his blog “Learning Three.js” http://learningthreejs.com/. For further information on Jerome you can take a look at his website: http://jetienne.com/.

  12. Jo Liss

    Jo Liss

    Jo Liss is a software developer with a penchant for open source. Besides creating the Broccoli build tool, she is known for her work on the Capybara and Konacha testing tools, and has been contributing to Ember since the 0.9 days. By day, she runs a profitable self-funded startup.

  13. Kirsten Hunter

    Kirsten Hunter

    Akamai

    Kirsten Hunter is an unapologetic hacker and passionate advocate for the development community. Her technical interests range from graph databases to cloud services, and her experience supporting and evangelizing REST APIs has given her a unique perspective on developer success. In her copious free time she’s a gamer, fantasy reader, and all around rabble-rouser. Code samples, recipes, and philosophical musings can be found on her blog, Princess Polymath.

  14. Melinda Seckington

    Melinda Seckington

    FutureLearn

    Melinda Seckington is a Rails developer at FutureLearn, a social learning platform, backed by the Open University, offering free courses from a wide range of university partners and cultural institutions. She loves attending and hacking at Hackdays, BarCamps and other tech meet ups, and since 2009 has been organising them at Geeks of London, including HACKED at the O2 last year. She also runs MissGeeky.com, a blog about all things geeky and girly.

  15. Phil Nash

    Phil Nash

    Twilio

    Phil is a developer evangelist for Twilio in London. He is a Ruby developer, lover of all things front end and, more recently, an amateur brewer. Phil loves test coverage, great beer, hackathons, and gems with puns in their names. Get all four together for maximum points.

  16. Rob Dudley

    Rob Dudley

    Race Nation

    Rob is a Jersey based, web solutions architect, startup junkie and technical co founder at Race Nation. He’s been working the web since 1996 and spends an inordinate amount of time playing with the latest and greatest in front & back end technologies and calling it work. When not “working", Rob can be found in various real ale pubs, at the Jersey Tech Tribes Geek Meets (also in pubs) and badly mixing house music (sometimes in pubs).

  17. Ruth John

    Ruth John

    O2

    Ruth John has been wireframing, designing and coding for over a decade. She also tweets @rumyra and blogs: rumyrashead.com a bit too. You can often find her chatting about web development, building apps and how an extra div is not the answer to your styling problems. Either that or the lesser known Thundercats characters.

  18. Simon Wood

    Simon Wood

    Holiday Extras

    Based in Kent, Simon is a passionate tech/geek. Over the past 15 years he has progressed through the roles of Developer, Technical Manager, Systems Architect and is currently Head of Technology and Innovation at the Shortbreaks and New Ventures division of Holiday Extras, a travel technology company where he has worked for the last 9 years. Simon is also acting CTO for miDrive an in-house Start Up incubator. In recent years Simon's work has focused on AWS Cloud, Node.js, Web Applications and API Architecture and Development as well as championing Lean, Agile and Kanban methodologies. Simon is very pleased to be a member of our 2014 advisory panel.

  19. Syd Lawrence

    Syd Lawrence

    We Make Awesome Sh

    Syd Lawrence is cofounder of We Make Awesome Sh. He's a developer who is interested in too much tech to be particularly good at any of them. He makes stuff for fun, for profit, for lols. He's made things for companies such as Coca Cola and Microsoft, and musicians such as The Rolling Stones, Swedish House Mafia, and Kylie Minogue.

  20. Tim Ruffles

    Tim Ruffles

    SidekickJS

    Tim is the founder of SidekickJS, a code-quality tracker for teams. He teaches & mentors developers for General Assembly and EventHandler. Previously he was front-end tech-lead for Skimlinks and Picklive. He talks about Javascript at conferences and events.

  21. Todd Motto

    Todd Motto

    Mozio

    Todd is a JavaScript and HTML5 developer focusing on AngularJS. He's Director of Web Development at Mozio (San Francisco based start-up), a Developer Expert and open source evangelist.

  22. Wim Godden

    Wim Godden

    Wim Godden has been working with open source technologies since 1997 and has been involved in open source projects such as OpenX and PHPCompatibility. Next to web development, he's worked with a wide range of technologies (from database clusters to Internet backbone design) and focuses a lot of his time on high-scalability projects and on coaching/training web engineers.

  23. Yehuda Katz

    Yehuda Katz

    Tilde Inc

    Yehuda Katz is a member of the Ember.js, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; his 9-to-5 home is at the startup he founded, Tilde Inc.. There he works on Skylight, the smart profiler for Rails, and does Ember.js consulting. He's best known for his open source work, which also includes projects like Thor, Handlebars and Janus. He travels the world doing open source evangelism and web standards work. He blogs at http://yehudakatz.com and can be found on Twitter as @wycats.

  24. Zach Holman

    Zach Holman

    GitHub

    Zach joined GitHub in 2010 as one of their first engineering hires. Initially working on what would become GitHub Enterprise, he now hacks on new features and frequently gives talks about building products and growing startups. He also writes about public speaking on speaking.io.

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