#btconf Berlin, Germany 07 - 09 Nov 2016

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Paul Bakaus

Paul Bakaus

Paul Bakaus is a Developer Advocate at Google, heading up advocacy and outreach for Chrome DevTools, AMP and Games. He assists developers, designers, and filmmakers to create better, faster, more immersive and more convincing digital experiences. Prior to joining Google, he created the popular UI library jQuery UI now being used by over 14% of the popular web. Paul also created the Aves Engine, the world’s first prototype of a fully interactive HTML5 game engine - which he ultimately sold to Zynga.

Ariel Cotton

Ariel Cotton

Ariel Cotton is an interdisciplinary artist and designer. Her work straddles the boundaries between art and technology—ranging from comics to product design to electronic installations and devices. Her work has been featured internationally in solo and group exhibits in locations and events such as the MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, Maker Faire and Pioneer Works. It has been written up in publications and blogs including The Huffington Post, Make Magazine, Laughing Squid, Technically Brooklyn, and The Brooklyn Paper. Cotton's work can be viewed here.

Jeff Greenspan

Jeff Greenspan

Jeff Greenspan is a NYC based artist focusing on activism and social justice. His projects include a guerrilla installation of an Edward Snowden statue in NYC, and “CAPTURED: People in Prison Drawing People Who Should Be (CEOs of corporations causing disastrous harm).” As he also enjoys having nice things, he freelances as an advertising Creative Director, helping brands talk to people without seeming like jerks. He’s been BuzzFeed’s Chief Creative Officer, a Creative Strategist at Facebook, and a Creative Director at BBDO NY.

Danny Gregory

Danny Gregory

Danny Gregory spent most of his life not believing he had the right to consider himself an artist in any way. But then he started drawing about fifteen years ago and it changed his life. It led him to travel, to meet people, to get books published, but most of all it transformed the way he sees the world around him and how he experiences every day.

Danny believes that everyone has the same opportunity. Not to become a Professional Artist but to make art into a regular part of your everyday life. It doesn’t matter what your elementary school art teacher said, or your parents, or your boss. You have it in you to draw, to play an instrument, to write poetry, whatever you choose. You can and should express your self. Regardless of what you fear anyone else may thinks of the results, you can become a creative person and achieve a new view of the life you lead.

Danny often wonders what the world would be like if every adult was as creative and free as we all were as kids. He thinks it would be calmer, lovelier, more peaceful place. And he’d like to do something about it.

Charlotte Jackson

Charlotte Jackson

Charlotte is a front-end developer at Clearleft, a User Experience agency in Brighton, where her work is largely based on helping clients build their first pattern libraries. She co-organises Codebar Brighton where she runs weekly coding workshops for under-represented groups in tech. Away from the screen, Charlotte loves running, travelling and anything fun outdoors. She can usually be found near mountains or the sea, photographing everything along the way.

Sacha Judd

Sacha Judd

Sacha runs the Hoku Group, a family office combining private investments, early-stage tech ventures and a non-profit foundation. She is the co-host of Refactor (a series of events around diversity in technology), and runs Flounders' Club (a network for early-stage company founders). Sacha's first computer was a Commodore Vic 20, and she’s determined that the next generation of young women will have as much fun with technology as she does.

Una Kravets

Una Kravets

Una Kravets is a UI Engineer on the Creative Engineering team at DigitalOcean. She’s a technical writer, having written for various online publications such as A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, and Sitepoint. Una also co-hosts the Toolsday podcast and started both the DC and Austin Sass Meetups. She's a performance nerd, loves the open source community and listens to way too many audio books.

Mike Monteiro

Mike Monteiro

Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design. He prefers elegant, simple sites with clear language that serve a real need. He prefers that designers have strong spines. Mike writes and speaks frequently about the craft and business of design.

He loves client services so much he wrote two books on the topic, Design is a Job and You’re My Favorite Client, both from A Book Apart. Mike received the 2014 Net award for Conference Talk of the Year for his inspirational polemic on responsibility, “How Designers Destroyed the World.”

Frank Rausch

Frank Rausch

Frank Rausch, a user interface designer and app developer, specialises in digital typography. He is co-founder and managing partner at Raureif, an award-winning interaction design consultancy based in Berlin.

In his work, Frank Rausch utilises technology and algorithms to shape digital reading experiences. He teaches user interface design and typography at design schools in Potsdam, Copenhagen, and St. Gallen.

Harry Roberts

Harry Roberts

With a client list including Google, Unilever, and the United Nations, Harry is an award-winning Consultant Front-end Architect who helps organisations and teams across the globe to plan, build, and maintain product-scale UIs.

He writes on the subjects of CSS architecture, performance, and scalability at csswizardry.com; develops and maintains inuitcss; authored CSS Guidelines; and Tweets at @csswizardry.

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