Fronteers 2011 speakers
Alex Russell is a software engineer at Google working to improve the open web platform and Google Chrome Frame. Prior to joining Google he contributed to the development of the Dojo Toolkit. He’s fighting IE 6 so you don’t have to.
@aral is a designer, developer, author, teacher, entrepreneur, and performer; a Renaissance Geek with a passion for designing user experiences and a desire to make the world a better place through technology and oratory.
Bruce Lawson evangelises Open Web Standards for Opera. He's been active in Web Standards since 2002, working with the Web Standards Project, the British Standards Institution's guidance on commissioning accessible web sites and the W3C Mobile Best Practices Working Group and co-authored Introducing HTML5, the first full-length book on the subject. He blogs at www.brucelawson.co.uk
He once kissed a girl and he liked it (the taste of her cherry chapstick).
Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. Originally coming from a radio journalism background, he built his first web site from scratch around 1997 and spent the following years working on lots of large, international web sites, spent a few years in Yahoo building products and explaining and training people and is now at Mozilla. Chris wrote two and contributed to 4 books on web development and wrote dozens of articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashingmag, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie and his own blog wait-till-i.com. He also uses Twitter obsessively as @codepo8.
Derek Featherstone is an internationally-known authority on accessibility and web development, a highly-sought speaker and published author. He is the founder of Further Ahead, a leading firm that delivers insightful and creative accessibility consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, educational institutions, public utilities, government agencies and other private sector clients.
Derek provides expert accessibility and facilitated user testing, review and recommendations for improving the accessibility of web sites and applications to all people. He loves to share his experiences building, designing, and helping others produce accessible web sites and applications.
Divya Manian is a Web Opener for Opera Software in Seattle. She made the jump from developing device drivers for Motorola phones to designing websites and has not looked back since. She takes her duties as an Open Web vigilante seriously which has resulted in collaborative projects such as HTML5 Readiness and HTML5 Boilerplate.
Outside of the web, Jake is a keen photographer and motorsport fan.
Leslie Jensen-Inman, assistant professor at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, acts on her passion to improve web education through initiatives such as Teach the Web, the Open Web Education Alliance, the WE Rock Summit and Tour, and InterACT. Leslie is co-author and creative director of the book InterACT with Web Standards: A holistic approach to Web design.
Make Awesomeness. Do Good. This is Leslie's mantra. She believes awesomeness can and should be integrated into every aspect of the creative process. Leslie works with young designers and established professionals to create opportunities to design and produce innovative products that support the efforts of creatives.
Seb Lee-Delisle is an internationally known digital consultant who specialises in programming creative visual effects for websites, games and large interactive installations.
He loves sharing the creativity of code with artists and programmers alike using physics, motion detection, 3D and particle systems. His work has pushed the boundaries of what is possible both on and off the web, and won two BAFTAs with Plug-in Media for BBC projects.
Stephen has been designing and developing for the web since 1995. He was formerly Creative Director of Cinnamon Interactive, one of the first web design and development firms to successfully combine professional visual design with open web standards and accessibility best practices back when table layout was the norm. He now independently consults with clients on design, multi-platform strategy and accessibility through his new company, Zero Interface.
Stephen has written for A List Apart, NaarVoren and ChangeThis. Aside from his client work, he speaks and writes on the subjects of CSS3 layout, (web) design and accessibility. He sporadically publishes his thoughts at the-haystack.com.
Tab Atkins Jr.
Tab Atkins Jr. wears many hats. He works for Google on the Chrome browser as a Web Standards Hacker. He’s also a member of the CSS Working Group, and contributes to other working groups in the W3C.