#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 27 - 29 Apr 2020

They inspire, they encourage and motivate and they educate: the speakers of beyond tellerrand, flying in from all over the world. Please make them feel very welcome and see who it is this year … first names revealed with the start of ticket sales (or in our beyond tellerrand newsletter

Bianca Berning

Bianca Berning

Bianca is a designer and engineer based at the intersection of typography, type design and technology. She is Creative Director at typeface design studio Dalton Maag and an active member of Alphabettes, Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) and the Unicode Consortium.

Titus Dittmann

Titus Dittmann

Titus Dittmann is considered the “father of the German skateboard scene” and is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and founder from Münster. Today he is primarily active as a social entrepreneur and “instigator” with his organisation skate-aid. His motto is: “Das Herz muss brennen!” (which translates to “The heart must burn!”). If you don’t know him or his work, feel free to check his biography.

Scott Jenson

Scott Jenson

Scott Jenson has been doing user interface design and strategic planning for over 25 years. He worked at Apple on System 7, Newton, and the Apple Human Interface guidelines. He was UX director of Symbian, VP of product design for Cognima, managed mobile UX for Google and was a creative director at frog design in San Francisco.

Scott returned to Google in November 2013 to lead the Physical Web project. He’s now working on future Android UX concepts.

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 Flounders’ Club (a network for early-stage company founders). She speaks at conferences and in-house events on startups, capital raising, diversity & inclusion in the tech sector, and how fans will transform the world.

Tim Kadlec

Tim Kadlec

Tim is an independent web performance consultant and trainer focused on building a web everyone can use. He is the author of High Performance Images (O'Reilly, 2016) and Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web (New Riders, 2012). He writes about all things web at timkadlec.com. You can find him sharing his thoughts in a briefer format on Twitter at @tkadlec.

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

A trained photographer, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer (b. 1977 in Vienna, Austria) holds both a philosophy and a Dutch studies degree. He creates typefaces, works as a digital punchcutter for other type designers, and gives type design workshops on a regular basis. Since he has joined the Glyphs team in 2012, he has been writing articles, tutorials, and Python scripts, as well as the blog and the handbook. He used to live and work in Vienna, where his type studio Schriftlabor is seated. Today, Rainer is leading a nomadic lifestyle.

Matthias Stahl

Matthias Stahl

Matthias is a bioinformatician with a background in molecular biology. After dismantling mechanisms of multi-resistant bacteria and a dive into the big data secrets of leukemia, Matthias realised: No breakthrough is possible without compelling data visualizations.

In fact, it’s a passion for Matthias to take cutting-edge data science, extract surprising biology and merge it with an attractive design to craft effective data visuals.

Léonie Watson

Léonie Watson

Léonie is Director of TetraLogical; a member of the W3C Advisory Board; co-Chair of the W3C Web Applications Working Group; and a member of the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Advisory Committee.

Amongst other things, Léonie is co-organiser of the Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) conference; co-author of the Inclusive Design Principles; and mentor to young people interested in the fields of accessibility and inclusive design. She is also a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP).

Léonie is often found at conferences, talking about web standards, accessibility mechanics, and pushing the boundaries of inclusive design (with existing technologies like SVG, HTML, ARIA, and JavaScript, as well as new technologies like AI and WebVR). She has also written about these things for Smashing magazine, SitePoint.com, and Net magazine, as well as on her own site Tink.UK.

In her spare time, Léonie likes reading, cooking, drinking tequila, and dancing (although not necessarily in that order)!

Molly Watt

Molly Watt

Molly is an Accessibility and Usability/User experience consultant, specialising in sensory impairments, keynote speaker and blogger. Currently recognised on the Shaw Powerlist as one of the top 100 influential people with a disability and shortlisted in 2019 National Diversity Awards.

Molly has consulted and worked alongside digital giants Apple and LinkedIn, ASOS, Sigma, Gov UK Digital Services, NHS Digital, Spotify, GN Hearing, Institute of Coding advising on the accessibility of digital online services.

Molly delivers keynote presentations and workshops around the world talking about the importance of designing for Accessibility > inclusion, consulting and advising teams on how to better deliver their products and services both environmentally and digitally.

Working alongside designers and developers Molly often runs audits on websites looking to improve the end user experience, and achieve inclusivity.

Molly aspires to a world designed to be fully inclusive to all including our ageing community, those living with temporary and lifelong disabilities. Majorities not minorities!

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