Speakers

For Webconf.asia 2019 expect talks on performance, UX, JavaScript, design, accessibility, illustration and much more!

The past years we hosted Val Head, Vitaly Friedman, Jake Archibald, Oliver Reichenstein, Monica Dinculescu, Tim Holman, Rachel Andrew and many more!

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Our first speakers:

Harry Roberts

Performance Engineer at csswizardry.com

Harry is an award-winning Consultant Performance Engineer from the UK. With a client list ranging from the United Nations to Google, the BBC to the Financial Times, he has helped some of the world’s largest organisations make their websites faster.

He also holds positions as a Google Developer Expert, where he shares web performance research and findings, and as Performance Ambassador for SHIFT Commerce, where he aims to make ecommerce faster from the inside out.

He writes about all things front-end performance at csswizardry.com, speaks at tech events all across the globe, and regularly shares his insights at @csswizardry.

He will be talking about Resource Hints. He will also be teaching a full-day workshop on Web Performance.

Harry Roberts
Robyn Larsen

Robyn Larsen

Front-end Developer at Shopify.com

Robyn Larsen is a front-end developer, entrepreneur, and speaker. Robyn is also an active community member who advises numerous startups across multiple industries and frequently mentors women in tech and STEM. She is is a member of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) with Microsoft and Avalanche Canada.

She builds tools for entrepreneurs on the International team at Shopify, is co-founder of Zona Fitness Academy, and teaches Zero to Launch workshops for entrepreneurs through Embrk, she is a globe trotting, adrenaline junkie currently living the remote dream in Singapore.

Robyn will be talking about Internationalization.

Miriam Suzanne

User-experience Designer and Front-end Architect at OddBird

Miriam is a co-founder at OddBird, with 15 years experience as a project manager, user-experience designer, and front-end architect.

She is a user-experience expert, and a pioneer of modern CSS techniques – member of the Sass core team, and creator of the popular Susy and True libraries. Miriam is a staff writer for CSS Tricks, co-author of SitePoint’s Jump Start Sass.

Miriam will be teaching a full-day workshop on CSS and during the conference she will be talking about Dynamic CSS.

Miriam Suzanne
Una Kravets

Una Kravets

Developer Advocate for Material Design at Google

Una Kravets is a Brooklyn-based international public speaker, technical writer, and Developer Advocate for Material Design at Google. She has written for various online publications such as A List Apart, 24 Ways, Smashing Magazine, and SitePoint, and started both the DC and Austin Sass Meetup groups. Una also co-hosts the Toolsday developer podcast and loves to experiment with CSS, image performance, and creative UI.

Una will be talking about CSS Houdini.

Ida Aalen

Co-founder & CPO of Confrere

Ida Aalen is Chief Product Officer and co-founder of the video conferencing startup Confrere. Ida has 10 years of experience with UX and content strategy. Before joining Confrere, she worked for seven years at the consultancy Netlife Design.

She’s especially happy when she gets to work with people from other fields than her own. She’s passionate about user testing and user research, and has made it her mission to prove that there’s no such thing as no time or noresources for user testing. Fun fact: She has a mutant named after her.

Ida will be talking about Affordable User Testing.

Ida Aalen
Daniel Appelquist

Daniel Appelquist

Director of Web Advocacy & Open Source, Samsung Research UK

Dan is a Web and Mobile industry veteran. He has been an entrepreneur and CTO, working in the early days of the web. Later he also worked for European mobile operators, helping to develop the standards and technologies behind the mobile web. He subsequently worked for the UK Government Digital Service helping to develop open standards strategy.

Currently, he is the director of Web Advocacy at Samsung (based in London), co-chair of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, and is a member of the cross-browser MDN Product Advisory Board.

Daniel will be taking about Why We Need a more Ethical Web.

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