#btconf Berlin, Germany 13 - 16 Nov 2019

Welcome at the page, where you find the lovely humans delivering the content for you: the speakers. They inspire, they encourage and motivate and they educate. These are the people shaping the 6th edition in Berlin.

Charlotte Dann

Charlotte Dann

Charlotte is a creative technologist and maker. Combining her two vocations of jewellery design and web development, she created Hexatope, a web app that enables anyone to design their own jewellery online, which she then fabricates in her East London studio. You can find her anywhere Rubik’s Cubes are sold.

Anna Ginsburg

Anna Ginsburg

Born and raised in London, Anna Ginsburg is a filmmaker with a diverse range of talents. Anna specialises in combining different techniques and approaches, working across traditional hand drawn 2D, stop-motion, digital imagery and live-action. Anna's first music video for Bombay Bicycle Club's 'How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep?' won a Bafta at the New Talent Awards. Since then Anna has received incredible praise for her film ‘Private Parts’, which was screened at film festivals worldwide. Most recently Anna has directed two films for Selfridges and a short film 'What is Beauty?', released for International Women's Days, which has received over 15 million hits.

Mike Hill

Mike Hill

Mike is a multi-disciplinary designer working in the film and video game industry.

Mike designs worlds for the entertainment industry, creating concepts for film, TV and video games. Among other projects, Mike has designed for films such as Blade Runner 2049, HBO's Game of Thrones, as well as for video games such as the best-selling Call of Duty series Sony's award-winning Horizon: Zero Dawn and the upcoming Dune and more.

Mike's works have been published in the Spectrum series as well as in Expose 3: The Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe. Mike contributes to magazines such as Popular Mechanics and 3D World and is regular lecturer at events such as Industry Workshops in London as well as Portugal's Trojan Horse was a Unicorn.

Mike's major interest is in the psychology of storytelling and how an understanding of mythology and contemporary psychology is crucial to understanding how great stories work.

Mike currently works as a design consultant in the film industry - advising on scripts as well as creating production designs for upcoming unannounced projects.

Seb Lester

Seb Lester

Seb Lester trained in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins in London. He now works in Lewes in East Sussex, England, as an artist and designer.

He has developed logos and letterform based illustrations for some of the world’s biggest companies, publications and events, including the likes of NASA, Apple, Nike, Intel, The New York Times, The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and JD Salinger’s final reissue of The Catcher in the Rye. Previously a Senior Type Designer at Monotype for nine years, he developed custom typefaces for many familiar brands including British Airways, Intel, Waitrose, The Daily Telegraph, H&M and Barclays.

In recent years a love of calligraphy has pushed his work in new directions, with around two million accounts following his regular calligraphic posts on social media. He is passionate about letterforms stating “I find the Latin alphabet to be one of our most beautiful and profound creations”.

Jason Pamental

Jason Pamental

Jason spends much of his time working with clients to establish their typographic systems and digital strategy, helping design and development teams works smarter and faster, and running workshops about all of the above. He is a seasoned design and user experience strategy leader with over 20 years’ experience on the web in both creative and technical roles, and an Invited Expert to the W3C Web Fonts Working Group. Clients range from type industry giants, Ivy League and High Tech, to the NFL and America’s Cup. He also researches and writes on typography for the web: he’s author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, articles for .Net Magazine, PRINT Magazine, HOW, Monotype.com, and frequent podcast guest. Author of online courses for Aquent’s Gymnasium platform and Frontend Masters. He’s an experienced speaker and workshop leader, having presented at over 50 national and international conferences. The real story: mainly he just follows Tristan and Tillie around Turner Reservoir, posting photos on Instagram.

Sharon Steed

Sharon Steed

Sharon Steed is an international keynote speaker, author and founder of Communilogue, a corporate empathy and communications consultancy. Sharon is a subject matter expert on empathy at work. She has spoken at companies and conferences from various industries in 15 countries spanning four continents on improving team communication and collaboration through engaging empathy; vulnerability as a professional asset; and has given a TEDx talk on empowering insecurities.

A lifelong stutterer, she uses her speech impediment to both teach what empathy is and inspire audiences to engage in empathy actions daily. An author and course instructor for O'Reilly Media, Inc., her live online training “Empathy at Work” is held continuously throughout the year and her eBook Empathy at Work is available in the O’Reilly library. Sharon’s course “Communicating With Empathy” is available on LinkedIn.

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