Robin is Head of Digital Inclusion at the UK’s leading tech charity AbilityNet. Fortunate enough to receive an MBE in the 2017 honours list for his work, Robin is passionate about how tech can transform everyone’s life regardless of ability, impairment or environment. He is also a huge Amazon Echo fan and publishes the daily podcast on all things Alexa called Dot to Dot.
This is the archive or the fourth beyond tellerrand edition in Berlin. It was a fantastic experience running this event and I hope you had great fun as well. What you'll find on these pages is information the the speakers and their talks. All videos (Vimeo and YouTube), coverage, slides (if given) and more will be collected here. Anything missing? Let me know.
Lin Clark is a code cartoonist. She takes coding concepts and turns them into cartoons. She also works in Mozilla’s Emerging Technologies group, where she gets to tinker with things like WebAssembly, Servo, and Rust. In previous lives, she worked at npm, was a core contributor to open source projects like Firefox’s developer tools, and contributed to HTML data standards.
Joshua Davis is an artist, designer and technologist. He is the creator of Praystation.net, just to mention one of other projects and work. He is one of the true pioneers of digital design. Joshua works and lives in New York. Delighted and very happy to have him back at one of my events.
Vasilis van Gemert is a lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches the next generation of digital product designers how to design things with the web as a material. He’s also a student himself. He studies the appearance of randomness, the aesthetics of inclusive design, and the different definitions of quality.
Pip Jamieson is the Founder & CEO of The Dots a LinkedIn challenger designed around the networking needs of 'No Collar' workers – including creators, freelancers and millennials. Born out of a genuine passion to make the creative industries more productive, open and diverse, Pip launched the platform in the UK in 2014. An entrepreneur with a distinctive marmite laugh (you either love it or you hate it) Pip is on a mission to connect 1 million creators and freelancers to commercial opportunities by 2018. Pip lives on a houseboat with her husband in Kings Cross, London.
Alla Kholmatova is a UX and interaction designer with a nine-year experience of working on the web, for a range of products and companies. Most recently she was a senior product designer at an open education platform, FutureLearn. She’s particularly interested in design systems, language, and collaborative ways of working. In the last two years this interest has led her to spend a huge amount of time working on and researching the subject. She’s been sharing her insights with people through articles, workshops, projects, and most recently – a book. Alla contributes to design publications, such as A List Apart, and speaks at conferences around the world.
Yiying Lu award-winning bilingual (English & Chinese) artist and designer. Born in Shanghai China, Educated in Sydney Australia & London UK, now based in San Francisco, Silicon Valley. She currently is a Design Lecturer at the NYU Shanghai Program on Creativity & Innovation. Yiying was named a “Top 10 Emerging Leader in Innovation” in the Microsoft Next 100 series. Her projects have been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, Forbes, The Atlantic, NBC News, TIME, Wired Magazine, and so on. Yiying’s client list includes Disney, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Twitter, Sony, Expedia, and so on. Her notable projects include Disney Shanghai Recruitment Campaign, the official Dumpling Emoji, the Twitter Fail Whale, Conan O’Brien’s Pale Whale, and the SXSW Interactive Big Bag Art.
Yiying has also taught typography and magazine design at the University of Technology Sydney. In 2007, She launched her own design studio, to work with startup companies and corporate organisations in Silicon Valley and around the world to improve their branding, marketing & design, in order to increase their user acquisition and growth.
Mina Markham is a front-end architect, conference speaker and organizer and lover of design systems. She writes code for a living, currently for the Growth Marketing team at Slack.
Previously a senior engineer at Hillary for America, her work on the Pantsuit pattern library has been spotlighted in WIRED, Fast Company, and Communication Arts.
A prolific public speaker, Mina has appeared at events worldwide, including CSS Dev Conf, Fluent, and Future of Web Design. In addition, she’s the co-organizer of Front Porch, a front-end conference which prides itself on showcasing and fostering new speakers.
Mina likes ampersands, Oreos, traveling, cupcakes, and the color pink. When she's not crafting sites or teaching others, she is probably in her kitchen baking something chocolatey. Mina graduated cum laude from Syracuse University with a dual major in Graphic Arts from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Women’s Studies. She lives in Oakland, California.
Yves Peters is a graphic designer/rock drummer/father of three who tries to be critical about typography without coming across as a snob. Yves started reviewing type in his Bald Condensed column on Typographer.org, and came to prominence as editor-in-chief for the international design and typography blog The FontFeed. After working primarily for FontShop for a decade, he has found a new home at Type Network. His talent for being able to identify most typefaces on sight is utterly useless in daily life.
Paula Scher is one of the most acclaimed graphic designers in the world. She has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991, where she has designed identity and branding systems, environmental graphics, packaging and publications for a wide range of clients that includes, among others, Citibank, Microsoft, Bloomberg, the Museum of Modern Art, Tiffany & Co, the High Line, the Public Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, the Sundance Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
During the course of her career Scher has been the recipient of hundreds of industry honours and awards; she is a recipient of the National Design Award for Communication Design, the AIGA medal and the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, among others. Scher has served on the Public Design Commission of the City of New York from 2006-2015. She is an established artist exhibiting worldwide, and her designs are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Library of Congress, the Victoria and Albert Museum and other institutions. She is the author of “Make It Bigger” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2002) and “MAPS” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011). Scher holds a BFA from the Tyler School of Art and a Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, the Maryland Institute College of Art and Moore College of Art and Design.
Jonathan Snook is a designer and developer from Ottawa, Canada. Snook has a 15+ year career having worked freelance, for agencies, and for product companies such as Yahoo!, Shopify, and Xero. He writes about tips, tricks, and bookmarks on his blog at Snook.ca. He has also written for A List Apart, 24ways, and .net magazine, and has co-authored two books, The Art and Science of CSS and Accelerated DOM Scripting. Snook has also authored and received world-wide acclaim for the self-published book, Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS, sharing his experience and best practices on CSS architecture.
Elliot Jay Stocks is the Co-editor and Creative Director of the bi-annual lifestyle magazine Lagom. Until the end of 2015 he was the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, and prior to that he founded and ran the typography magazine 8 Faces, which has now been turned into a hardcover book after a successful Kickstarter campaign. His design work, for clients such as Colonna, Virgin, Microsoft, Brooklyn Beta, and MailChimp, has been showcased in publications such as Communication Arts, Creative Review, Computer Arts, Page, The Independent, .Net, and Design Week. He lives and works in the countryside near Bristol, England, and creates electronic music by night under the alias ‘Other Form’.