#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 07 - 09 May 2018

Of course we have speakers confirmed already. Bit by bit we’ll drop the names here and hope you’ll are as excited about them as we are. Stay tuned …

Claire L. Evans

Claire L. Evans

Claire L. Evans is a writer and artist working in Los Angeles. Her day job is as the singer and coauthor of the conceptual pop group YACHT. A science journalist and science-fiction critic, she is the founding editor of Terraform, VICE's science-fiction vertical, and has contributed to Motherboard, VICE, Frieze, The Guardian, WIRED, and Aeon. She regularly participates in panels, conferences, and screenings on the subject of technology and culture, including Moogfest, Eyeo Festival, Versions, WIRED x Design, the UCLA Center for the Art of Performance, the Kitchen, the Rubin Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, TEDx, and the Center for Science and the Imagination. She is a member of the cyberfeminist collective Deep Lab, and her first book, Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women who Made the Internet, will be published by Penguin Random House in Spring 2018.

Lyza Danger Gardner

Lyza Danger Gardner

Lyza likes figuring out how to do things. In turn, she likes to teach others how to do new things, too. Writer for O’Reilly, A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, NET Magazine and co-founder of Cloud Four, Lyza advocates for elegant standards, education and compassion in pursuit of the best possible future Web. Building on over 20 years of web experience, Lyza’s current focuses include JavaScript-powered IoT, platform standards stewardship, Web APIs and progressive web applications.

As a counterpoint to this futuristic vantage, she lives in the forest in Vermont and enjoys anachronistic hobbies. She reads and reads and reads.

Vic Lee

Vic Lee

Vic Lee is a poet, an urban wordsmith who beautifies surfaces with typographic fantasticalisms. An ink loving, coffee supping, spoked wheel rider from London Town. He breaks bland with elaboration and modern elegance.

An observer of street life and schemer of wall applications, Vics work stimulates your imagination and a memory of a bygone age, perhaps that you never were part of, but feel you could relate to.

Using typography and frolicking lines, his art has been commissioned by the likes of Nike, Virgin Atlantic, Mercedes and The Famous Grouse to name a few. There is a romanticism to Vics work that encourages engagement and a smile in the mind.

His murals are freestyled and rarely planned out. His sweeping lines are testament to his commitment to his artform, Its a union of sorts between his pen and the surface he works to, an understanding of the visual harmony that can make a surface breathe and come alive.

It’s like standing on a cliff edge with a pair of rollerskates on.... invigorating.

Jens Oliver Meiert

Jens Oliver Meiert

Jens Oliver Meiert is a German author, developer, and philosopher. As a developer Jens is specialised in the management and quality assurance of complex international websites (Google), works on standards (W3C), and writes for technical publishers (O’Reilly, also iX, Smashing Magazine, A List Apart). As a philosopher, Jens studies academically and researches non-academically; his focus is on metaphysics.

Jared Tarbell

Jared Tarbell

Jared S Tarbell is a computer programmer interested in the intersection of graphic arts and generative design.

In July 2005, Jared co-founded Etsy, the global marketplace to buy and sell handmade goods. More recently he built a toy factory to bring algorithmic design into the material world.

Jared holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from New Mexico State University.

When programming, he enjoys nodes, vectors, colors, physics, creating intricate structures, and also smashing them to pieces.

When not engaged in programming, Jared nearly always tries to find himself outside, exploring mysterious wilderness areas of the American southwest.

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