Fronteers 2012 speakers
This year we'll have 15 talks and a panel, lined up for you in a single track! Our Master of Ceremonies will be Chris Heilmann, who's been with us since 2008.
Alex 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.
Alex is an interactive developer for guardian.co.uk, specialising in developing data visualisations and interactive content & tools using web standards. Previously he worked developing trade and market analysis software and data visualisations for the financial industry.
Anne van Kesteren
Anne writes web standards so you don’t have to. Little known fact: he once watched all of Harry Potter in a single weekend.
Antoine is a webdesigner and frontend developer. A graduate of Digitale Communicatie, he now teaches the same to the next generation of Digitale Communication experts as an instructor at the Hogeschool Utrecht. For the most part Antoine is a self-taught developer focussing on HTML5 and CSS3. He has a great love for usability, hoping to inspire his students to create a better web for everyone.
Bor is the founder and owner of 1-UP and 1-UP Consultancy. Ambition and ‘drive’ are Bor’s key words to success. Whether it involves his company, the Ebor Foundation, his columns or media-appearances, Bor has always tried to make a difference! This success did not come easy. From birth, Bor has suffered from Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. A very rare and complex disease, leading to scarring and extreme vulnerability of the skin. Also, it immobilizes and causes the fingers to be severely contracted. In addition, EB also causes cancer, with Bor having to fight his way through dozens of surgeries.
Bram is a freelance software developer and accessibility consultant. Being blind from birth, he has a very practical vision on web accessibility.
David is a front-end developer with a flair for creative programming. He works at Twitter in New York City, creating engaging, innovative interactions. He has produced popular resources like Masonry and Isotope. Exploring the uncharted waters of new web technologies, he thrives on pushing the boundaries of web design.
Marcin is a senior user experience designer at Google, working with the Chrome and search teams. He also coded popular interactive homepage doodles celebrating Pac-Man, Jules Verne, and Stanisław Lem, and had his hand in a few others. After hours, Marcin researches old technology, occasionally volunteers as a docent at the Computer History Museum, and forces his friends to watch “Sneakers” over and over again.
Mark is a graphic designer living in South Wales, UK with his wife and two daughters. He runs a small design studio, Mark Boulton Design, working with clients such as ESPN, CERN, Al Jazeera and Drupal. In the past, he worked for the BBC and Agency.com, designing experiences for all manner of clients and people across the world. He also runs a small publishing imprint, Five Simple Steps, and a tool for making grids for web; Gridset.
Mathias is a freelance front-end web developer from Belgium. He likes HTML, CSS, JS, HTTP, WPO, and some other acronyms.
Lea works as a Developer Advocate for W3C. She has a long-standing passion for open web standards, which she fulfills by researching new ways to use them, blogging, speaking, writing, and coding popular open source projects to help fellow developers. She is a member of the CSS Working Group, which architects the language itself. Lea studied Computer Science in Athens University of Economics and Business, where she co-organized and occasionally lectured a cutting edge Web development course for 4th year undergrads. She is one of the few misfits who love code and design almost equally.
ppk is a mobile platform strategist, consultant, and trainer who has won renown with his browser compatibility research on quirksmode.org and now delights in the fact he tests mobile browsers you've never even heard of. Nowadays he concentrates fully on explaining why mobile is so much more complicated than desktop, and will tell you lurid tales of mobile browser bugs if you give him the slightest chance. He is also the founder of Fronteers, and of the annual Fronteers conference.
Stephen has been designing and developing for the Web since 1995. He currently helps clients with front-end design and development, multi-platform strategy and accessibility through his consultancy, Zero Interface. Aside from his client work, he can be found speaking at industry events about Web design-related topics such as CSS layout and responsive design workflow. Stephen is co-organizer of Mobilism, one of the world’s leading mobile Web development conferences. He is also co-creator of Grip Workshops, a series of two-day intensive workshops for Web project managers on the client side. Stephen has written for publications including A List Apart and .net Magazine. He also coauthored the Smashing Book 3 with a host of super-talented folks. When he makes the time for it, he publishes his thoughts on The Haystack.