Nadieh Bremer is a graduated Astronomer, turned Data Scientist, turned self-taught Data Visualization Designer. After working for a consultancy & fintech company where she discovered her passion for the visualization of data, she's now working as a freelancing data visualization designer under the name “Visual Cinnamon”. She focuses on uniquely crafted (interactive) data visualizations that both engage and enlighten its audience. Secretly, she wouldn't mind venturing into data & generative art as well.
The idea of meeting people was always one of the main reasons for running beyond tellerrand. But obviously without the speakers of such an event, a massive part would be missing. The speakers are the core of such an event, their talks and topics are what drives the conversations in the breaks and after the event. Also for Munich, we gave our very best to find exciting, interesting and diverse topics for you. Make sure you check their blogs and websites for their interesting and amazing work.
Simon is a designer based in Nottingham, now in his sixth year with product studio Fictive Kin. An early web standards advocate, he's written several design books, spoken at events all over the world, and organised the much-missed New Adventures events. Simon is currently exploring the ways digital technology can have a beneficial impact on our happiness, particularly where it encourages us to go outside, discover nature, and helps broaden our knowledge of the world around us.
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.
Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and does not give up easily. From Minsk in Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics in Germany, discovered the passage a passion for typography, writing and design. After working as a freelance designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine, a leading online magazine dedicated to design and web development. Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing books. He currently works as editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine in the lovely city of Vilnius, Lithuania
With a client list including Google, Unilever, and the United Nations, Harry is an award-winning Consultant Front-end Architect who helps organisations and teams across the globe to plan, build, and maintain product-scale UIs.
Stefan Sagmeister formed the New York based Sagmeister Inc. in 1993 and has since designed for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO, and the Guggenheim Museum. Having been nominated eight times he finally won two Grammies for the Talking Heads and Brian Eno & David Byrne package designs. He also earned practically every important international design award.
In 2008 a comprehensive book titled "Things I have Learned in myLife so far" was published by Abrams. Solo shows on Sagmeister Inc’s work have been mounted in Paris, Zurich, Vienna, Prague, Cologne, Berlin, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul and Miami. He teaches in the graduate department of the School of Visual Art in New York and lectures extensively on all continents. In 2012 young designer Jessica Walsh became a partner and the company was renamed into Sagmeister & Walsh. A native of Austria, he received his MFA from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and, as a Fulbright Scholar, a master’s degree from Pratt Institute in New York.
Marcy Sutton works on web accessibility tools for developers at Deque (DQ) Systems, a company focused on digital equality. Marcy is passionate about making the web accessible for everyone, and in 2016 she was given an O’Reilly Web Platform Award for her work in accessibility. She loves applying her skills and personal values on the axe-core project, and co-leading the Seattle Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup. She recently started a coding club for Girl Develop It, in her new city of Bellingham, Washington. When away from the keyboard, Marcy can usually be found hiking with her dog, riding a bicycle or snowboarding.