#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 19 - 21 Nov 2012

A big thanks to all the fantastic speakers for taking their time to share their experiences and knowledge at beyond tellerrand. Make sure to visit their blogs or websites, and also follow them on Twitter for updates.

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Andy Baio

Andy Baio

Andy Baio is a writer and coder who loves making things. His latest project is XOXO, a four-day conference and festival in Portland, Oregon, which sold out in two days to become the largest event funded on Kickstarter.

Earlier this year, he launched Playfic, a community for writing and sharing interactive fiction games. He's an advisor and the former CTO of Kickstarter, the largest crowdfunding site in the world, produced Kind of Bloop, the first and only chiptune jazz album, and created Upcoming, the collaborative events calendar acquired by Yahoo in 2005. He writes a weekly column for Wired.com, and original reporting on his blog Waxy.org has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, NPR, Newsweek, and MSNBC.

Ben Bodien

Ben Bodien

Ben Bodien is Co-Founder of Neutron Creations and a front-end development specialist, and sometimes dabbler in interface design (when there are no grown-ups around to stop him). His employers and clients have ranged from video game companies to hedge funds and from bedroom startups to publicly listed multinationals.

When not attached to a computational device, he is a cultural explorer, eater/creator of delicious foods, jazz piano student and appreciator/collector of things that have been put together with love and skill.

Mark Boulton

Mark Boulton

Mark Boulton 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.

Nadine Chahine

Nadine Chahine

Nadine Chahine is an award winning Lebanese type designer working as the Arabic specialist for Linotype and Monotype Imaging. She is motivated by her love of her native Beirut, as well as a desire to improve Arabic literacy and typographic design. Through her PhD research, she undertook Arabic legibility studies with an eye to improving literacy in the Arabic world. As a capstone to her string of recent successes, in May 2012 Nadine was named as one of Fast Company Magazine’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Her typefaces include Frutiger Arabic, Neue Helvetica Arabic, and Koufiya.

Geri Coady

Geri Coady

Geri Coady is a designer, illustrator, and photographer living and working in Newfoundland, Canada. By day she's an Art Director at an advertising agency, and by night she freelances and blogs through her website hellogeri.com. Geri loves teaching kids how to make websites and is a self-admitted conference junkie. She has been published in magazines including .Net and Digital Arts, and recently illustrated a children's book for Scholastic UK.

Brendan Dawes

Brendan Dawes

Brendan Dawes is a UK based digital artist, designer, author and maker.

Ever since his first experiences with the humble ZX81 back in the early eighties, Brendan has continued to explore the interplay of people, code, design and art through his work and on brendandawes.com, a personal space where he publishes ideas, toys and projects created from an eclectic mix of digital and analog objects.

For eleven years he was the Creative Director of magneticNorth, leading the team there to realise digital design solutions for clients that included BBC, Diesel, Reuters, Astra Zeneca, Kellogs, Fox Kids, Channel 4, Arup and Coca-Cola.

In 2009 he was listed among the top twenty web designers in the world by .Net magazine and was featured in the "Design Icon" series in Computer Arts. In 2011, after winning a D&AD award in interface design, his Doodlebuzz news interface was featured in the Talk to Me exhibition at MoMA in New York.

In 2010 he released The Accidental News Explorer - an iPhone app for serendipitous news discovery that was featured as “new and notable” in the US app store and was featured amongst the eighty projects in the Taschen book Mobile Case Studies published in 2011.

Three of Brendan's most famous pieces of work are born from his on-going love affair with film. The Webby nominated "Psycho Studio", created in 1998, was one of the very first video editors created in Flash and allowed people to re-cut their own version of the infamous shower scene from Psycho. "Saul Bass on the Web" is an online homage to the father of film titles, the graphic design legend Saul Bass and has been featured in many books on interface design. Cinema Redux attempts to distill whole movies down to a single image using specially written software that samples a single frame of a movie every second. In 2008 Cinema Redux was acquired by MoMA in New York for the permanent collection after appearing in the exhibition Design and the Elastic Mind.

His blog Everything I Make With My Makerbot chronicles his adventures and experiments with his Makerbot 3D printer and has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, The Atlantic, The Sunday Telegraph and Core77.com

In 2011 he co-founded Beep Industries where he created two physical products – MoviePeg and Popa.

Luc(as) de Groot

Luc(as) de Groot

Berlin-based Dutch type designer Luc(as) de Groot is mostly known for his large font family Thesis: TheSans, TheSerif, TheMix, TheSansMono and TheAntiqua. He designed Corpid and custom fonts for magazines such as TAZ for die tageszeitung and SpiegelSans for Der Spiegel in Germany, FolhaSerif for the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, plus others for Le Monde, Metro, and German TV station ARD. He created corporate type for international companies including Sun Microsystems, Bell South, Heineken, Siemens and Miele. For Microsoft he designed the monospaced font family Consolas, and Calibri, the new standard typeface in Microsoft Word.

Luc(as) de Groot is a web font and hinting specialist and developed a theory of interpolation. He runs his type foundry LucasFonts
and design bureau FontFabrik in Berlin, and teaches at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany.

Hellicar and Lewis

Hellicar and Lewis

Hellicar & Lewis is the partnership between Pete Hellicar and Joel Gethin Lewis. Their work uses art, technology and design to create groundbreaking experiences that take people into the moment to impart lasting memories.

Recently, the duo worked on a global 24 Hour Music event for Coca-Cola. The project involved taking real-time input from music fans across the globe from social networks and projecting it, while also allowing visitors to contribute to the conversation via Twitter.

In addition to their commercial work, Hellicar & Lewis also enjoy working in educational, artistic and performance contexts. The creative duo are involved in an ongoing project that creating interactive therapeutic software for young people on the Autistic Spectrum.

Feel free to see their full info on their website.

Mike Kus

Mike Kus

Mike has been a Graphic Designer for fifteen years and for the the last 4 of them he mainly been designing for the web.

Up until March 2011 he had spent three years as lead designer at carsonified before leaving to start his own design business. He now designs for clients worldwide in web, mobile and print. You can view his work at mikekus.com.

His web work often contains al of illustrative elements which come from his print design background. He is also heavy Instagram user. You can see his pictures at @mikekus.

Eva-Lotta Lamm

Eva-Lotta Lamm

Eva-Lotta is a Designer and Illustrator based in London, UK where she currently works as an interaction designer at Google.

Besides her daytime mission of making the web a more understandable, usable and delightful place, she regularly takes sketchnotes at all sorts of talks and conferences and recently self-published her second book.

Eva-Lotta also teaches sketching is interested in exploring the area of Visual Improvisation – looking at the parallels between sketching and improvisation to explore how some of the principles from her regular theater improvisation practice can be used to inspire visual work.

Bruce Lawson

Bruce Lawson

Bruce evanglises open web standards for Opera, the European browser.

He co-wrote Introducing HTML5, the first book on HTML5 with Remy Sharp, was on the W3C Mobile Web App Best Practices Working Group and participated in the development of BS8878, the British Standard for commissioning accessible websites. He’s been front-​​​​end technical lead for the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority web sites, tutor to a princess’ daughter in Thailand, a movie extra in Bombay, and a tarot card reader in Istanbul. He blogs at brucelawson​.co​.uk, drinks Guinness and is STILL training for a blue belt in kickboxing.

Mat “Wilto” Marquis

Mat “Wilto” Marquis

Mat “Wilto” Marquis is a developer at Filament Group, where he helps create usable and highly-accessible websites for a wide range of clients — including the recent BostonGlobe.com.

Mat is a member of the jQuery Mobile team, technical editor and author for A List Apart, and Chair of the Responsive Images Community Group. He contributed several chapters to the fourth edition of Learning Web Design, and is an active member of the open source community. Mat has beaten Mega Man II for the NES — on “difficult” — without losing a single life. He's probably flipping out about something on Twitter as we speak.

Cameron Moll

Cameron Moll

Cameron Moll is the founder of Authentic Jobs, a targeted job board for web and creative professionals. He's the co-author of the best-selling CSS Mastery (2006, 2009) and author of Mobile Web Design (2007), a self-published title.

Cameron's work or advice has been featured by HOW, Communication Arts, PRINT, Forrester Research, National Public Radio (NPR), and many others. One of his letterpress type posters, the most recent of which can be seen at ColosseoType.com, was the recipient of the HOW 2008 In-House Design Award.

Cameron resides in Sarasota, Florida, with his wife Suzanne and four sons.

Remy Sharp

Remy Sharp

Short, ginger, British. Built a few things: jsbin.com, html5demos.com, remote-tilt.com, responsivepx.com, nodemon, inliner, jqueryfordesigners.com, mit-license.org, snapbird.org, jsconsole.com. Runs a conference, wrote half a book.

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