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These are our currently confirmed speakers. As with any conference, speakers are human beings and subject to illness
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Steve Souders

Steve Souders, Google

Head Performance Engineer

Steve is the Head Performance Engineer at Google where he works on web performance and open source initiatives. He previously served as Chief Performance Yahoo!. Prior to that Steve worked at General Magic, WhoWhere?, and Lycos, and co-founded Helix Systems and CoolSync. Steve is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He is the creator of YSlow, one of the top 25 Firefox add-ons. He's created numerous performance tools and services including the HTTP Archive, Cuzillion, Jdrop, ControlJS, and Browserscope. He serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O'Reilly, and is co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. He taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford.

Philippe Le Hegaret

Philippe Le Hegaret, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Philippe Le Hegaret heads the W3C Interaction Domain, which produces frontend Web technologies including HTML5, CSS3, SVG, WOFF, or Web APIs. He is currently a participant in the Web Performance Working Group and organized the W3C workshop on Video on the Web in 2007. Until July 2008, Philippe lead the W3C Architecture Domain, which produced the W3C Core technologies in the area of XML, Web Services, and Internationalization. He is a former Chair of the Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group and co-edited some of the DOM specifications.

Prior to joining W3C, Philippe promoted the use of XML inside Bull in 1998, also focusing on the interaction between XML and object structures. He wrote the first version of the CSS validator back in 1997.

Tom Hughes-Croucher

Tom Hughes-Croucher,



Tom Hughes-Croucher is the chief technology officer at, the world's largest petition platform. He is a leading expert in Web applications and the lead author of the O'Reilly book "Node: Up and Running," among others. Tom has worked with many leading companies and organisations in the US and UK such as Walmart, Yahoo!, Joyent, NASA, MySpace, Tesco, UK Channel 4 and Three Telecom. Tom speaks extensively around the world at a leading conferences on Internet technology and has also contributed to several standards for recognized standards bodies such as the World Wide Web Consortium and the British Standards Institute.

Hampton Catlin

Hampton Catlin, Moovweb

VP of Technology

Hampton Catlin is the inventor of Sass, a CSS generating language, and the Haml markup language. He is the VP of Technology at Moovweb, a (bootstrapped!) startup focusing on kicking ass at taking names in the mobile space. He is the original creator of Wikipedia Mobile ( and is also the creator of several successful iPhone applications that have been downloaded by over 10 million people.

Kyle Simpson

Kyle Simpson, Getify Solutions

JS Architect, Web Performance Evangelist

Kyle Simpson is a JavaScript Systems Architect from Austin, TX. He focuses on JavaScript, HTML5, web performance optimization, and "middle-end" application architecture. If something can't be done in JavaScript or web stack technology, he's probably bored by it. Kyle runs several open-source projects, writes books, and speaks at meetups and tech conferences. He also helps drive the local startup/enterpreneurial community through events, coworking activities, etc.

Kent Brewster

Kent Brewster, Pinterest

Web Guy

Kent Brewster helped launch the Yahoo! Developer Network, built Netflix for the iPhone, and is now the guy whose fault it is if the Pin It button is broken on Pinterest.

Bill Fisher

Bill Fisher, Hot Studio

Sr. Design Engineer

Bill Fisher is a Senior Design Engineer at Hot Studio and an advocate for HTML5 apps. Experienced at all layers of the web technology stack, Bill works with project teams to create innovative user experiences that support new business strategies. He is the author of Touchy, a jQuery plugin for managing touch events across devices. Bill also enjoys being the father of two girls and playing music.

Dirk Ginader

Dirk Ginader, Google

Sr. UX Prototyper

In the rough early days of the world wide web Dirk Ginader changed his passion to his profession and started building websites for a large advertising agency in Germany. After nine years the Web standards and accessibility enthusiast answered Yahoo’s call to join their Frontend Team and the Accessibility Task Force in London. Two years later he moved to Yahoo’s headquarters into the heart of the Silicon Valley. In his spare time he is developing, speaking and (rarely) blogging about open source accessible JavaScript and web development in general.

Bryan Klimt

Bryan Klimt, Parse


Bryan Klimt is the primary developer of the Parse JavaScript SDK. He's also the tech lead for Parse's other client SDKs, including the native clients for iOS and Android. Before Parse, Bryan was a web search quality engineer at Google. He was part of the team that launched Google+ Search and Search plus Your World. He began studying information retrieval and machine learning at Carnegie Mellon University, where he researched email classification, publishing one of the first papers analyzing the Enron email corpus.

Mattieu Gamache-Asselin

Mattieu Gamache-Asselin, Parse

Software Engineer

After developing his first iOS app in school, Mattieu fell in love with the mobile world. He spent the rest of his years in university learning and teaching mobile development as a member of his university's Mobile App Development club. When he discovered Parse during one of his daily sweep of tech news, he set his sights on becoming part of their growing team.

When he is not hard at work at Parse, you'll find Mattieu rocking out on his guitar or carving down the mountain side on his snowboard. He holds a B.A.Sc in Software Engineering from the University of Ottawa where he graduated suma cum laude.

Tim Branyen

Tim Branyen, Matchbox

Software Engineer


Tim Branyen is a software engineer who advocates for an open source web stack. He codes primarily in JavaScript and has a strong focus in improving front end tools. He maintains the Backbone Boilerplate and grunt-bbb projects which serve as a great starting point for Backbone application organization. In his spare time he enjoys rock climbing and skydiving.

Ben Savage

After graduating from Stanford, Ben Savage became an Entrepreneur in Residence at YouWeb Incubator.

He created "Make a Baby", one of the first Facebook Applications. It was a highly viral game that grew to 3 million installs on $0 of marketing spend.

Then he spun a company out of the Incubator called "Sibblingz". They developed 2 highly successful Facebook Games published by Crowdstar, "Happy Island", and "It Girl" which reached into the tens of millions of monthly active users.

Ben is a technologist at heart, so they changed the name to "Spaceport" and began working on cross-platform technology to help developers write-once and publish to iOS, Android, and the Web. They have spent the last several years creating really advanced technology for supporting things like GPU accelerated SVG rendering, Wireless updates for code and assets, cross-platform iOS signing, and cloud management for assets and deployment.

Doris Chen

Doris Chen, Microsoft

Developer Evangelist

Dr. Doris Chen (@doristchen) is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft for the Western region of the United States, specialized in web technologies (HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Ajax, and Java). Doris has over 15 years of experience in the software industry working in several open source web tier technologies, Java platform, .NET and distributed computing technologies. She has developed and delivered over 400 keynotes, technical sessions, code camps worldwide, published widely at numerous international conferences and user groups including JavaOne, O’Reilly, WebVisions, SD Forum, HTML5 and JavaScript meetups, and worldwide User Groups. Doris works very closely to create and foster the community around NetBeans, Glassfish, and related technologies. Before joining Microsoft, Doris Chen was a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems. Doris received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in computer engineering, specializing in medical informatics. She loves to travel and she has visited 48 countries (out of 872) so far. In her spare time, she also enjoys music, movies, and museums.

Jennifer Lampton

Jennifer Lampton, Jeneration Web Development

Sr. Drupal Developer

Jen Lampton has been building websites since 1997, and working with Drupal since 2006. She maintains several modules on, and is a member of the Drupal core usability team. Jen is a huge advocate of the open-source community, and has been organizing the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADcamp) since 2007.

Recently, Jen has been focused on improving usability and "learnability" in Drupal core. After spending the better part of two years writing curriculum and attempting to teach people how to work with Drupal, she decided that the problem is not a lack of documentation, but instead that Drupal is not intuitive enough, or consistent in its implementation. A huge part of her struggle to make Drupal "make more sense" to people includes an initiative she's leading with many others, to replace the theme layer in Drupal 8.

Alex Sexton

Alex Sexton, Bazaarvoice

JavaScript Developer

Alex Sexton is a JavaScript developer from Austin, TX. He works on large JavaScript Apps at Bazaarvoice, and enjoys the challenges of building on the web platform. He runs the Texas JavaScript conference and serves as a developer on the Modernizr team. Alex tweets as @SlexAxton and blogs at

Douglas Lawrence

Doug Lawrence, Cibo Studios

SVP, Technology

Doug Lawrence (@dlawrence) is SVP, Technology at Cibo Studios, a digital agency in San Francisco. With over 20 years of diverse technology industry experience, he has helped deliver over 100 innovative web projects, launching his first web site in 1997. Lately Doug has been focusing on using emerging technology to build HTML5 & CSS3 base interactive experiences, mobile applications, and webscale platforms for clients. During his career, Doug has also worked at Publicis Modem, Organic, Microsoft, Lehman Brothers, Vanguard Group, and GlaxoSmithkline.

Adron Hall

I’m a jovial, proactive, test & code, code & test, get things done well, software architect, engineer, code monkey, coder, and distributed systems advocate. I run the gamut of dev stacks from Ruby on Rails, Node.js and .NET. I’ll admit a favorite love & hate these days is JavaScript with a dose of Node.js. I’m passionate about devops (it is the future, get ready), distributed systems and especially databases (not only SQL, but object stores, key value, etc) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) Technologies. I am also pretty intensely involved in hackathons, user groups, and other tech community events.

Shay Howe

Shay Howe, The Starter League

Lead Designer & Instructor

As a designer and user interface engineer, Shay Howe has a passion for solving problems while building creative and intuitive products. Currently working for the Starter League, Shay specializes in product design and front end development, both in practice and teaching. Additionally, Shay helps co-organize ChicagoCamps, Refresh Chicago, and UX Happy Hour.

Divya Manian

Divya Manian, Adobe

Web Developer

You might know Divya Manian from HTML5 Please / HTML5 Boilerplate / W3Fools / Move the web forward.

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson, Google

Open Web Platform Developer Advocate

Chris Wilson is an Open Web Platform Developer Advocate at Google working on Chrome. He began working on web browsers in 1993 when he co-authored the original Windows version of NCSA Mosaic, went on to Microsoft to work on Internet Explorer for fifteen years, and joined Google in 2010. He has a particular interest in enabling awesome user experiences on the web platform, and is a long-time participant in various web standards working groups.

James Halliday

James Halliday, Browserling


James Halliday has written lots of tiny node modules including dnode, browserify, optimist, and seaport. He draws silly cartoons and always has dozens of mad science experiments laying about. James built underwater robots in Alaska and then moved to Oakland and co-founded and He says he is on a mission to empower developers to write lots of tiny modules and tiny services instead of giant monoliths. Beep boop.

Matt DeBergalis

Matt DeBergalis, Meteor


Matt DeBergalis cofounded the Meteor project and is the COO of Meteor Development Group. Before Meteor, Matt founded and ran ActBlue, the largest political fundraising platform in the world. ActBlue has raised more than a quarter of a billion dollars for candidates and organizations. Before that, Matt was a kernel hacker. Some of his technical credits include contributions to the NeXT port of NetBSD and work on the NFSv4 and DAFS specifications while at Network Appliance.

Senthil Kumar

Senthil heads the Product Development effort for the Next Generation of Enterprise Risk Management Applications at RMS ( Currently engaged in bringing to market, transformational technologies and solutions, utilizing Cloud computing, Multi-Dimensional Analytics and Risk Visualization – some of Industry’s first in the areas of Catastrophic Risk Analytics and Management.

He and his team have successfully employed some of the latest in web technologies and Decision Science to empower solutions in the field of Risk Management employing Visual Computation, Social Informatics and Big Data Analytics.

An Industry bred executive, with a successful track record in bringing to market - class leading Enterprise Applications and Solutions, a number of firsts in the areas of Insurance, Re-insurance, Healthcare, CRM and Decision Management Technologies.

Kevin Nilson

Kevin Nilson,

VP of Engineering

Kevin is a JavaOne Rockstar, Java Champion and VP of Engineering at is a stealth mode startup in the Mobile and Social space that is part of Google’s Startup Labs. Kevin has spoke at conferences such as JavaOne, Devoxx, JAX, Silicon Valley Code Camp, and AjaxWorld. Kevin is the author of Web 2.0 Fundamentals and leader of the Silicon Valley Web Developer Java User Group, Silicon Valley Google Technology User Group and Silicon Valley JavaScript Meetup.

Ashutosh Sharma

Ashutosh Sharma, Adobe

Sr. Computer Scientist

Ashutosh Sharma is a Senior Computer Scientist on the Web Platform and Authoring team at Adobe, and his work involves exploring web technologies and prototyping web development tools. He has also been one of the architects of Adobe AIR (Linux, Android and iOS). Ashutosh blogs at

Davis Schwartz

David Schwartz, Wix

Sr. Director, Product Management

David "Dedi" Schwartz is the senior director of product management at Wix, the leading free HTML5 website publisher, and is responsible for the development and implementation of the Wix App Market, which launched in October 2012. Based on an open SDK and Wix's industry leading HTML5 editor, the App Market has grown rapidly under Schwartz's direction, seeing exponential growth opportunities for developers as well as Wix's 30 million users worldwide.

Schwartz is the successful founder of several start-ups, including Jogli, a music search engine; PeerApp Technologies, a provider of P2P caching systems to ISPs; and WebMap Technologies, an innovative provider of search and visualization software. He also served as a strategic consultant for Aladdin (NASDAQ-ALDN), and led the sales, marketing and business development of Aladdin’s new product for the consumer market, eSafe Secure Surfing.

Drawing on his vast and diverse experience, he has guest lectured throughout the high-tech industry as well as at the Hebrew University MBA program on issues ranging from product development and management, to marketing and innovation trends. Schwartz holds an LLB from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Chris Chen

Chris Chen, Yammer

Sr. Javascript Developer

Chris Chen is currently a Senior Javascript Developer for Yammer. He was previously at Adobe Systems for six years as a Client Architect and Engineering Project Lead working on new business initiatives such as Adobe Premiere Express, and a seed project within the Advanced Technology Labs. He also serves as an advisor and consultant for a variety of companies and startups, ranging from advertising to e-commerce to independent film sites. Chris holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of California, Davis.

Parashuram Narasimhan

Parashuram Narasimhan, Microsoft


Parashuram Narasimhan is a web developer who loves tinkering with front end technologies, making them do what they are not supposed to. During the day, he works with Microsoft Open Technologies on making the web better with interesting web standards and open source projects. At night, he is not batman, he just writes more code for his other open source pet projects. He also plays a lot of video games where he probably is batman !! He is at

Liyan David Chang

Liyan David Chang,


Liyan Chang is a founder of, which helps developers connect to their user's cloud services. He has experience working at VMware, Google APIs, MIT CSAIL with Prof. Leiserson and MIT Media Lab with Prof. Pattie Maes.

Dan Lynch

Dan Lynch


Dan Lynch has been building web pages since 1996, and at the age of 15 designed a house, still in use today, using AutoCAD10; from a young age Dan understood how software can impact lives and the physical world. He has since graduated with a Bachelors and Masters in EECS from UC Berkeley, where he is now helping form a new research group based on an open-source HTML5 platform that enables academicians and mathematicians to author interactive textbooks in real-time, Dan was also a founder and VP of Engineering at, where he led the team to their current trajectory of solving HTML5 performance issues. Now working on an unreleased project.

Phil Hawksworth

Phil Hawksworth, R/GA

Technical Director

Phil Hawksworthis a JavaScript developer who has been developing web applications since the late 90s. These days in his role as a Technical Director at R/GA in London, working for clients like Nike, O2 and Getty Images, he focuses on technical architectures, wrangling developers and designers, and banging on about things like unobtrusive JavaScript, open web standards and tasty browser shenanigans. Some say that his Instagram feed contains more photos of cats than might be considered healthy for a grown man, but he's convinced that he doesn't have a problem.

John Paul

John K. Paul, Conde Nast

Lead Technical Architect

John K. Paul is the lead technical architect of Conde Nast's platform engineering team and former lead front end software engineer at He is a contributor to numerous open source projects including He has spoken to various startups around NYC about front end development, and scalable engineering practices, in particular, unit testing javascript. Additionally, he has taught Javascript and jQuery fundamentals to teams throughout the NYC area.

Alexis Goldstein

Alexis Goldstein, Aut Faciam


Alexis Goldstein is an entrepreneur, a technical author and a teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. Alexis is the author of "Learning CSS3 Animations and Transitions" by Pearson, and co-author of book "HTML5 & CSS3 in The Real World" by Sitepoint. She is the founder of Aut Faciam, a technical training and consulting company. You can find her on twitter @alexisgoldstein.

Bernard De Luna

Bernard De Luna, Estante Virtua

Front-End Developer

Bernard De Luna is a Brazilian UI Designer and Front-end Developer based in Rio de Janeiro. His work policy is to create functional and sexy web projects. He's worked at Petrobras, leading a Front-end team to build wonderful apps, as Creative Director at Melt DSP, and currently is working as Product Coordinator at Estante Virtual.

Bernard has worked on great open source projects in the last years, including:

You can check out Bernard's profile and talks at

Yoav Abrahami

Yoav Abrahami, Wix

Chief Architect

Yoav Abrahami is the Chief Architect at, working with developers and operations to build the company's future products, as well as accelerating and improving development processes. Prior to joining Wix, Yoav was an Architect at Amdocs Cramer OSS division. Yoav holds a MS in Physics and a BS in Computer Science from the Tel Aviv University.

Gray Norton

Gray Norton, Enyo

Director of Engineering

Gray Norton leads the team responsible for the Enyo JavaScript app framework. Enyo helps developers build native-quality HTML5 apps that run across all platforms and form factors, from mobile to desktop and beyond. Before assuming leadership of the Enyo team, Gray led product management for the webOS developer platform. He believes that the web is destined to become the dominant app platform of the future, and has been working on web-centric products and platforms for 15+ years, at Palm/HP, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and a handful of startups.

James Stone

James Stone

Artist, Programmer

James is a media artist specializing in digital technology and fabrication. His work involves creating interventions with the biological to augment and expand the notion of what is cyborg. His work has been exhibited in the ZERO1 Art + Technology Biennial and the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a past resident of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, served as Faculty for Eyebeam, and was recognized as a University Fellow at the Pennsylvania State University, where he also taught game and creative coding techniques using Processing.

Domenic Denicola

Domenic Denicola, Lab49

Software Engineer

Domenic Denicola is a software engineer at Lab49 in New York City. He loves using JavaScript for everything, from frontend work to desktop applications to Node.js servers to Windows 8 apps. He's passionate about things like promises, code reuse, and the next version of JavaScript, and is known as one of the co-authors of the Promises/A+ open specification. In his spare time he's often hacking on open source projects, both his own and ones he's adopted or joined forces on.

Jason Wilkens

Jason Wilkens

Interaction Designer

Jason has been doing UX research and design for enterprises, non-profits, and startups since 2008. He enjoys simplifying complex tasks and making users' lives easier.

Brett Van Zuiden

Brett Van Zuiden,

CEO, Head of Web Development

Brett van Zuiden is a front-end web developer who was so passionate about creating an open platform for web applications that he started a company. He is currently CEO and head of Web Development at, a recent YCombinator graduate.

Frank Greco

Frank Greco, Kaazing

Director of Technology

Frank Greco is the Director of Technology for Kaazing Corporation. He is responsible for the Kaazing cloud computing strategy and guiding customers with new technology approaches that leverage the value of extending application protocols over the web and how the new web communications stack is a key component. Frank has extensive experience in global architecture, grid/cloud computing, innovative user interfaces and mobile computing. Frank has been named by Sun/Oracle a "Java Champion" for many years and chairs the NYJavaSIG (largest Java User Group in North America) and the NYHTML5 User Groups.

Josh Powell

Josh Powell has been developing web applications for 13 years, for a range of companies from large corporate behemoths to small and nimble startups. The best of the bunch is now moving on to developing single page web applications. Josh Powell has partnered with Mike Mikowski to bring you the book Single Page Web Applications: JavaScript End to End, outlining the future of web applications using HTML5, CSS3, Node.js, and NoSQL data storage solutions such as MongoDB and Redis.

Victor Gamov

Viktor Gamov, Farata Systems

Sr. Software Engineer

Viktor Gamov is a senior software engineer at Farata Systems. He consults financial institutions and startups in design and implementation of Web Applications with HTML5 and Java. Viktor is passionate about writing the code and open source community. He holds MS in Computer Science. Viktor is a co-organizer of the Princeton JUG and NJ Flex meetup and co-author of upcoming OReilly's book «Enterprise Web Development. From Desktop to Mobile». He tweets at @gamussa. You can reach him on email

Ben Vinegar

Ben Vinegar, Disqus

Front-End Engineer

Ben Vinegar is a front-end engineer at Disqus, where I work on our distributed commenting widget. Our product is served on over 500,000 blogs, online newspapers, and other web properties, including CNN, IGN,, and Wired. I'm also the author of Third-party JavaScript, a book on best practices for third-party scripting.

Garth Braithwaite

Garth Braithwaite, AdobeXD on Brackets

Senior Experience Designer

Senior Experience Designer at Adobe Systems working on improving developer tools. Riddled with fanboy tendencies.

Josh Carver

Josh Carver, Bizo

Software Engineer

Josh Carver works as a front-end engineer for Bizo. When not attacking code, he enjoys dabbling in design and finding ways to make products easier to use.

Mattieu Gamache-Asselin

Mattieu Gamache-Asselin, Parse

Software Engineer

Mattieu is a software engineer at Parse, where he spends his time surrounded by web technologies. He spearheaded several of Parse's most complex web apps and developed many of Cloud Code's JavaScript modules.

Lauri Svan

Lauri Svan, SC5 online

Software Architect

Lauri Svan is a mobile software veteran with experience of co-founding two startups and consulting large Scandinavian corporations like Nokia. Within SC5, the Finnish HTML5 company, he applies his experience on large software systems to the fragmented HTML5 ecosystem. Within his life and profession as a software architect, he works hard to keep the simple things simple and complex things manageable.

Art Dahm

Art Dahm, Enyo



Art Dahm is the jack of all trades of the HP webOS Developer Relations Team. When he's not working with the team at events promoting Open webOS and the Enyo open source, cross platform JavaScript framework he can be found assisting developers or compiling the latest build of Open webOS. He enjoys bringing new developers into the fold as well as working with established partners to solve more complex issues that may arise. His knowledge of webOS combined with his hardware hacking skills brought a long-standing joke among the webOS community, the webOS Toaster, to life. He is @dragongears on Twitter.


Brandon Cannaday, Modulus

CTO & Co-Founder

Brandon Cannaday is the CTO and co-founder of Modulus, which provides hosting, data, and stats for Node.js applications. Brandon also co-founded and was one of the primary contributors to Switch On The Code (now, a programming tutorial site with hundreds of free articles covering a wide variety of software development topics. He's one of the creators and core contributors to Pulse, an open-source JavaScript graphics engine. Brandon comes from a background in the government defense and telecommunication industries.

Zeno Rocha

Zeno Rocha, Liferay

Front-End Engineer

Zeno Rocha is the author of some cool open source projects like jQuery Boilerplate ( and Wormz ( a Chrome Experiment. He used to work as a software developer at Petrobras (the largest company in Latin America) and (the most accessed sports website in Brazil). Now he's a Front-end Engineer at Liferay and co-founder of BrazilJS Foundation ( With only 21 years-old he is a reference in Brazil when the subject is front-end development where he does a lot of talks over the country (

Darrell Stephenson

Darrell Stephenson, SoundCloud

Front-End Engineer

I've been interacting with the web since I was eleven years old when I uploaded my first web page / "hacker lair" decked out with torch gifs and primitive DOS toolz. These days I'm living in Berlin and working as a Front End Engineer at SoundCloud where I get to push JavaScript as hard as I think your browser can take it.

Toby Ho

Toby Ho, Independent

JavaScript Hacker

Toby Ho is a Javascript hacker in Atlanta and he blogs about mostly Javascript topics at He teaches a Javascript class monthly and is passionate about helping others learn. He is a practical practitioner of TDD, and also wrote a test runner called Testem - designed to streamline the TDD workflow.

Iker Jamardo

Iker Jamardo, Ludei

VP of Engineering

Passionate software engineer whose main interests include real time graphics and software architecture and design. Since his first steps in professional software development back in 2000 he has been related to the video game industry where he worked for a couple of years developing a AAA PC game. Then he moved to the research and lecturing field for over 10 years at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, where he developed multiple projects in multimedia, virtual and augmented reality and accessibility technologies, working closely with companies in the area. Wanting to go back to the video game industry, he joined Ludei to help with the design and development of the core native multi platform technology of the Cocoon engine, a Service Oriented Architecture that includes CocoonJS, a customized JavaScript virtual machine specifically tuned for native HTML5 game execution and monetization.

Ganesh Srinivasan

Ganesh Srinivasan, LinkedIn

Sr. Engineering Manager Mobile

I am currently Senior Engineering Manager at LinkedIn. In my current role, I am responsible for the development of mobile apps across both native and web platforms. Before LinkedIn, I used to work at Yahoo! in the messenger team building their real time communication products.

Yehuda Katz

Yehuda Katz, Tilde Inc.


Yehuda Katz is a member of the Ember.js, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; he spends his daytime hours at the startup he founded, Tilde Inc.. Yehuda is the co-author of the best-selling jQuery in Action, Rails 3 in Action, and is a contributor to Ruby in Practice. He spends most of his time hacking on open source—his main projects, along with others, like Thor, Handlebars and Janus—or traveling the world doing evangelism work. He blogs at and can be found on Twitter as @wycats.

Christian Heilmann

Christian Heilmann, Mozilla

Principal Developer Evangelist

Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. Originally coming from a radio journalism background, he built his first web site from scratch around 1997 and spent the following years working on lots of large, international web sites. He then spent a few years in Yahoo building products and explaining and training people and is now at Mozilla. Chris wrote and contributed to four books on web development and wrote many articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashing Magazine, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie and many more.


Tantek Celik

Tantek Çelik, Mozilla

Web Standards Lead

Dedicated to advancing open standards and simpler data formats for the Web, Tantek Çelik is Web Standards Lead at Mozilla where he works with several web standards groups and edits specifications.

Previously he worked independently with numerous clients, such as Mozilla and Revision3, on web standards leadership and HTML5 upgrades. He is the author of HTML5 Now: A Step-By-Step Tutorial for Getting Started Today (New Riders: 2010).

Tantek co-founded both GMPG and the growing open standards community after many years of experience contributing to, writing, and editing specifications at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He also serves on the Open Web Foundation (OWF) board.

In 2003 Tantek collaborated with Eric Meyer and Matt Mullenweg in the invention of the XHTML Friends Network (XFN), which has since become the most popular decentralized social network format in the history of the Web with billions of relationships.

In 2004 Tantek proposed hCard for representing people and organizations on the Web, which has since similarly become the most popular web profile format, supported by hundreds of millions of user profiles across dozens of social networks. During his years as Technorati's Chief Technologist, Tantek played an active role in refining and evangelizing these microformats, guiding them from wiki proposals to well-recognized open web formats endorsed and implemented by numerous individuals, small organizations, and major companies ranging from AOL to Yahoo.

Previously Tantek was a veteran representative to the W3C for Microsoft, where he also helped lead the development of the award-winning Internet Explorer 5 for Macintosh, the first web browser to bring widespread standards compliant HTML4 + CSS1 + PNG1 support to millions of users worldwide.

Tantek has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University, as well as a strong background in human interface and user-centered design from his many years at Apple Computer. He shares his thoughts on and his Twitter:

Nicholas Zakas

Nicholas Zakas, Box

Front-End Consultant

Nicholas C. Zakas is a software engineer at Box, author, and speaker. He worked at Yahoo! for almost five years, where he was front-end tech lead for the Yahoo! homepage and a contributor to the YUI library. He is the author of Maintainable JavaScript (O’Reilly, 2012), Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (Wrox, 2012), High Performance JavaScript (O’Reilly, 2010), and Professional Ajax (Wrox, 2007). Nicholas is a strong advocate for development best practices including progressive enhancement, accessibility, performance, scalability, and maintainability. He blogs regularly at and can be found on Twitter via @slicknet.

Michael Mullany

Michael Mullany, Sencha


I'm the CEO of Sencha, and we make SDK's, tools and cloud services for creating mobile and desktop apps using HTML5. I've been working in software product management and development for many years - starting off as the product manager for PKI in the Netscape browser. I can't imagine a more fun job than helping web technologies succeed.

Luz Caballero

Luz is a developer evangelist. Until recently she worked for Opera Software as a Web Opener, evangelizing Web Standards.

Ariya Hidayat

Ariya Hidayat, Sencha

Engineering Director

Ariya Hidayat is a passionate technologist and a big believer in sharing and openness. These days, his activities are mostly centered around software craftsmanship around HTML5, JavaScript, and other web technologies.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, HUM


Michael Jackson (@mjackson) was not named after the singer, just so you know. He spends his days hacking on all things JavaScript and does his best to share stuff he learns along the way. He is a co-founder at HUM (@hum), a startup that is dedicated to improving the way we communicate.

Colt McAnlis

Colt McAnlis, Google

Game Developer Advocate

Colt McAnlis is a Developer Advocate at Google focusing on Chrome Games and Performance; Before that, he was a systems & graphics programmer in the games industry working at Blizzard, Microsoft (Ensemble), and Petroglyph. He also spent 4 years as an Adjunct Professor at SMU Guildhall's school for game development, where he taught classes on math, physics, graphics, and concurrent programming. When he's not working with partners, Colt spends his time preparing for an invasion of giant ants from outer space.

Brian Lonsdorf

Brian Lonsdorf, looprecur


Brian Lonsdorf is CTO of looprecur, a front for unimaginably corrupt underground activity. He's the last one you want at your hack night, although it's entirely reasonable to assume he'll show up to break your code and drink your beer anyways.

Jina Bolton

Jina Bolton, Do

Product Designer

Jina Bolton enjoys creating beautiful user experiences. She currently works as a product designer at Do, an awesome company that helps you get work done. Previously, Jina has worked at rad companies including Apple, Engine Yard, andCrush + Lovely. She also coauthored 2 books, Fancy Form Design and The Art & Science of CSS.

She is currently helping lead Team Sass Design (a task force redesigning the Sass website), and does occasional maintenance work for 320 and Up (after she volunteered to port the LESS files over to Sass). She also has a side project, Art in My Coffee, a curated gallery of coffee art."

Dan Harrelson

A self-described 'geek with a love of design,' Dan Harrelson draws from a rich palette to create exceptional user-centered products. He has been working at the intersection of design and development for over 15 years. Dan is the Design Technology Lead for GE, driving adoption of great design within the vast software development teams across the company. As a thought-leader in UX and technology, he helps teams envision and build the products their customers want. Dan's expertise influences product design across many platforms such as mobile, consumer electronics, kiosks, television, and web applications.

Bringing a unique tech perspective to product design, Dan loves to help team solve difficult problems. From vetting concepts for feasibility to testing them with rapid prototyping, his work drives product success for industry leaders around the globe. Some of his past clients include HP/Palm, Zappos, FedEx, Sun, Visa,, Western Union, Rackspace, Mozilla, Apple, Vanguard, Charles Schwab, and SanDisk.

An engaging speaker and advocate for the use of technology in UX design, he actively promotes user-centered design concepts to developers. Dan's presentations and articles have been featured at UX Intensive, UX Week, MIX, Agile and Agile Roots. Prior to joining GE Dan was the Executive Director of Technology for Hot Studio and a Design Technologist with Adaptive Path, two consulting agencies based in San Francisco.

Peter Lai

Peter Lai, Crocodoc

Co-Founder & Web Developer

Peter Lai co-founded Crocodoc immediately after graduating from MIT in 2008. At Crocodoc, he leads development of technology that converts documents to cross-browser compatible HTML. Prior to Crocodoc, he worked on information retrieval at PARC and co-authored a patent on novel ways of searching collections of documents. He most enjoys pushing the limits of what is possible using the newest pre-release browsers. He least enjoys discovering that data URIs cause mixed content warnings in Internet Explorer 7.

Steve Newcomb

Steve Newcomb is perhaps best known for being the author of "Cult Creation" and for being the founder of the Peter Thiel funded Powerset which is considered one of the best group of engineers ever assembled. Powerset is now MSFT Bing and the engineers, often called the Powerset Mafia, now hold key roles in nearly every major tech company in the Valley and have founded a host of successful startups including GitHub, Serious Business and Crowdflower. For the last two years Steve has been heads down building a new team and working on an experimental HTML5 3D gesture based physics engine that generates a jaw dropping immersive experience without the use of canvass, without the use of any native wrapper and works on phones, tablets, computers and media devices.

Bear Travis

Bear Travis, Adobe

Computer Scientist

Bear Travis works on the Web Engine team at Adobe, developing new standards for the web platform. When he's not up to his elbows in text layout code, he can generally be found tinkering with HTML, CSS & JS.

Todd Klootz

Todd Kloots (@todd) is based in San Francisco, currently working as an engineer at Twitter. He's a believer in and evangelist of Web Standards, and the development of sites and applications designed with Progressive Enhancement. In his previous life at Yahoo!, he worked on Yahoo! Mail, the YUI Library and was a member of the Yahoo! Inclusive Design Team—where he worked with engineering and design teams to improve the usability and accessibility of products for users with disabilities. When he's not writing code, Todd works on his other passion: making and drinking coffee. Follow his progress of perfecting latte art on Flickr.

Matt Harrington

Matt Harrington is a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Before joining Microsoft in 2011, Matt was active in the local open source community. He discovered functional programming through Scala, which he enjoyed very much. At a Silicon Valley Code Camp in 2008, Matt had a break in his schedule and decided to attend a talk on F# by Tim Ng of Microsoft. At that time, he didn't even own a Windows computer and had only heard faint whispers about F#. By the end of Tim's talk, he was sold. Matt stopped what he was doing, switched his home machine from Solaris to Windows, and dove into F# and .NET. He soon learned that to really become an expert in .NET, you have to know C#, which he then picked up and enjoyed just as much. Matt tossed VB.NET in for good measure, which he found to be just as powerful as C# but with a more readable syntax. After joining Microsoft, Matt expanded on the C++ skills he used in his scientific computing background.

Brian Rinaldi

Brian Rinaldi, Adobe

Content and Community Manager

Brian Rinaldi is as a content and community manager for the Adobe Developer Connection team, where he helps drive content strategy for HTML5 and JavaScript developer content. Brian blogs regularly at and is an unreformed twitter addict @remotesynth.

Tony Parisi

Tony Parisi

CTO, Software Architect, Entrepreneur

Tony Parisi is an entrepreneur and career CTO/software architect. He has developed international standards and protocols, created noteworthy software products, and started and sold technology companies. Tony’s passion for innovating is exceeded only by his desire to build great products.

Tony is the co-creator of the VRML and X3D ISO standards for networked 3D graphics, and continues to innovate in 3Dtechnology. Tony is the co-chair of the San Francisco WebGL Meetup (, a founder of the Rest3D working group ( and a member of the Khronos COLLADA working group creating glTF, the new file format standard for 3D web and mobile applications. Tony is also the author of O’Reilly Media’s first authoritative book on WebGL, WebGL Up and Running (2012), and the upcoming Programming 3D Applications in HTML5 and WebGL (O’Reilly 2013).

Tony is currently a partner in a stealth web media startup and has a consulting practice developing social games, game platforms and web applications for San Francisco Bay Area clients.

Mauvis Ledford

Mauvis Ledford, Pathbrite Inc.


Mauvis Ledford, formerly of Tapulous / Disney Mobile is a CTO that is passionate about HTML5, JavaScript, and scaling on the cloud. He's done HTML5 / Backbone consulting for many companies in the Bay Area including Skype and is technical editor of the book Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3.

He open-sourced a sample Responsive Backbone app during last year's HTML5 Dev Conf here:

Nate Altschul

Nate Altschul, Nickelodeon

Director, Game Development

Nate Altschul is currently the Director of Game Development at Nісkеlоdеоn, where he is responsible for the development of 100+ games annually across a variety of platforms. A game industry veteran, he has been developing casual games, multiplayer games (MMO), and virtual worlds for over 15 years. His award-winning work spans past clients that include Nike, Leapfrog, MLB, Nеоpets, PBS, Wrigley, and Discovery Channel. And games developed at Nісkеlоdеоn games (such as, PеtPеt Pаrk and Nісktrоpоlіs) won 4 Webby Awards and 2 Parents’ Choice Awards. He currently has 2 patents pending for game-related inventions. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he has lived in New York City since 2004, where he founded the HTML5 Games Group and the Cross-Platform Games Group.

Diane Bisgeier

Diane Bisgeier, Mozilla

Program Manager

Diane Bisgeier runs Mozilla's open innovation program, providing startups with 3 months of business curriculum and access to the Mozilla network. Before this, she worked with a variety of startups in communications and marketing roles, as well served as a venture capital associate and executive recruiter. She has a BA in History from Stanford and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

Imran Haque

Imran Haque, Counsyl

Director of Research


Imran S. Haque is the Director of Research at Counsyl, a South San Francisco-based genomics company performing carrier testing on over 2.5% of all births in the United States. Prior to his time at Counsyl, Dr. Haque received his Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford, where he worked on scalable machine learning for drug discovery with Vijay Pande and Daphne Koller, and his BS in electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley.

Paul Trani

Paul Trani, Adobe

Creative Suite Evangelist

Paul Trani is a Creative Suite Evangelist for Adobe Systems focusing on workflows that empower designers and developers to publish to multiple screens and platforms.

Paul has been an Adobe Certified Instructor and courseware creator for over a decade. A writer and prolific trainer, Paul has earned top author status at and has created a constant stream of content for AdobeTV as well as his own tutorials on

Prior to joining Adobe, Paul led a team of interactive designers and developers at Starz Entertainment producing multimillion dollar web and mobile campaigns.

When he is not traversing the globe he can be found hiking somewhere in the Colorado mountains (and he’s not telling where). Best chance to find him is to follow him on twitter: @paultrani

Gregory Menvielle

Gregory Menvielle, Intel

Creative Suite Evangelist

Gregory Menvielle (@pyramedium) is a principal at PyraSolutions LLC (, a Boulder-based software company helping customers better manage their operations. To help our customers be rock stars and answer their mobile needs, we are focusing on using HTML5 and PhoneGap to tap into our enterprise API. Gregory is also part of the Non-profit Costs of Care, where he oversees information technologies initiatives that help caregivers decrease healthcare costs. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and an MA in Egyptology from the University of Chicago, neither of them preparing him to keep up with his 2.5 year old daughter!

Paul Fischer

Paul Fischer, Intel

Technical Consulting Engineer

Paul Fischer is a TCE (Technical Consulting Engineer) for mobile and embedded development tools at Intel Corporation. Prior to joining Intel [in 2009] he spent most of his time in a variety of engineering and marketing roles, primarily in the embedded computing and real-time software market.

Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, Lever


Ian Johnson is a data visualization programmer and designer. His passion is building tools that make the creation of visual, and data-driven media more intuitive and engaging for both programmers and non-programmers alike.

As an active user in the d3.js community, he co-organizes the SF Bay Area d3 Meetup and hones his data vis engineering skills at Ian develops in his spare time to help people prototype their d3.js visualizations quicker.

Roy Sutton

Roy Sutton, Enyo

Community Manager

Roy Sutton is the Community Manager for LG's Open webOS project. He is the author of Enyo: Up and Running from O'Reilly Media and a contributor to the Enyo project. He has been a mobile developer for longer than the term has existed. You can find him on twitter as @Pre101

Spike Brehm

Spike Brehm, Airbnb

Front End Engineer

Spike Brehm is a Front End Engineer specializing in rich-client JavaScript apps at Airbnb. In over a decade of experience with JavaScript -- his first code was for a UI widget on a Geocities page -- he has seen the role of JavaScript on the web morph from novelty to basic building block.

He's currently prototyping the next generation of Airbnb's front end stack, and is busy open-sourcing Rendr: a library for building web applications that run on both sides of the wire, fetching data and rendering views on client and server, built on Backbone.js and Node.js.

Prior to Airbnb, Spike brought solar power to the masses as Lead Front End Engineer at SunRun, and built a web-based analytics dashboard for a research project on nano particles' effects on the environment at Duke University.

Spike also hosts a monthly Backbone.js study group at Airbnb HQ in San Francisco. Come hack with us!

Melanie Archer

Melanie Archer

Web Developer

Melanie Archer is a freelance Web developer specializing in the presentation layer. Once satisfied with delivering mere pixel perfection, she's now ranting to all and sundry that front-end Web development merits the rigor of software engineering techniques. Among her dreams is obtaining test-driven development for CSS.

Rob Larsen

Rob Larsen has more than 12 years experience as a front end engineer and team lead, building web sites and applications for some of the world’s biggest brands.

Rob is an active writer and speaker on web technology with a special focus on emerging standards like HTML5, CSS3 and the ongoing evolution of the JavaScript programming language. He is co-author of Professional jQuery (WROX) and Beginning HTML and CSS (WROX.) He’s also active in the open source community, helping to bridge the gap between the front lines of web development and the people actively working on the tools that drive the web.

In his career Rob has spent time at Sapient Global Markets, Isobar, The Brand Experience, Cramer and as an independent consultant. Over the years Rob has solved unique problems for clients like Adidas, Motorola, Philips, Reebok, Gillette, Boston’s Museum of Science, State Street Corporation and Harvard Kennedy School.

Ryan Jarvinen

Ryan Jarvinen, Red Hat

Open Platform Advocate

Ryan Jarvinen is an Open Platform Evangelist working with RedHat's OpenShift team. He lives in Oakland, California and is passionate about open source, open standards, open government, and digital rights. He also spends time working with OpenOakland (a local Code for America Brigade), and SudoRoom (a neighborhood hackerspace). You can reach him as 'ryanj' on twitter, github, and IRC.

Joe Monastiero

Joe Monastiero, Ludei Inc.


As president of Ludei, Joe Monastiero brings over 20 years of technology management experience to the Company. Joe is responsible for coordinating all business strategy and planning, funding initiatives, strategic partnerships, business models, product planning and roadmapping, new hires, marketing, PR, and of course, developing a sound revenue and profitability plan. He works daily with most of the larger companies in the mobile game industry and its ecosystem. As a technologist, he is also actively involved in the day-to-day planning of the company’s offerings.

Ludei is a cross-device native mobile game development and delivery platform that allows app developers to build, deploy and monetize high performance, native competitive HTML5 games for both iOS and Android from a single codebase.

Prior to joining Ludei, Joe co-founded appMobi, recently acquired by Intel and a pioneer in HTML5 mobile application development platforms, helping the company acquire over 60,000 active developers. He also co-founded Intervideo, (formerly IVII, acquired by Corel Corporation) where he was responsible for sales, marketing and business development activities and helped drive the company to become the dominant force in delivering DVD software playback to the world. Over 500M copies of WinDVD have been delivered to the market worldwide.

Joe has also been a leading consultant to technology startups, including muvee Technologies of Singapore and Cyberlink Corp of Taiwan and was also employed by Rockwell Semiconductor, Zoran and Turtle Beach Systems. Joe’s experience includes helping to take two companies public and managing two successful exit M&As.

Jacky Nguyen

Jacky Nguyen, Sencha


Jacky Nguyen is one of the core engineers behind Sencha frameworks. With his well-rounded knowledge and experiences on both server-side and client-side development as well as industry best practices, he is responsible for designing and improving Sencha frameworks’ overall architectures. He was the author of MooTouch, which has become a part of Sencha Labs. Jacky is passionate about bringing innovation to software development and developers.

Tim Anglade

Tim Anglade, Apigee

Head of Developer Programs

Tim Anglade is head of developer programs for Apigee, the API company. In previous lives, he created the NOSQL Summer ( and the NOSQL Tapes ( When he’s not busy helping developers build their apps, he’s out speaking at conferences such as OSCON, GoGaRuco, Oredev, DrupalCon, or conducting mobile HTML5 training workshops around the world. You can find him on Twitter as @timanglade.

Philip Tellis

Philip Tellis, SOASTA

Chief Architect

Philip Tellis (@bluesmoon) is a geek who likes to make the computer do his work for him. As Chief Architect at SOASTA, he analyses the impact of various design decisions on web application performance, scalability and security. He is the lead developer of ""boomerang"" -- a JavaScript based web performance testing tool.

In his spare time, Philip enjoys cycling, reading, cooking and learning spoken languages.

John Lindquist

John Lindquist, JetBrains

Developer Evangelist

John is a Developer Evangelist at JetBrains.

John has spent the majority of his career developing Rich Web Applications. Before joining JetBrains, he was a Technical Architect at Roundarch for 3 years leading large teams in building the latest and greatest in web apps for the Air Force, HBO, and Bloomberg.

John focuses much of his free time on delivering high-quality video tutorials and offering them up for free on his youtube channel ( He recently has launched his own video tutorial training site at currently focusing on AngularJS.

Jeffrey Burtoft

Jeffrey Burtoft, Microsoft

HTML5 Evangelist

Jeff Burtoft is as an HTML5 Evangelist for Microsoft and an avid supporter of the JavaScript/HTML5 community. Being in the Web Development community for over 10 years, his job title has morphed from the likes of ""Web Master"" to “Front End Engineer” and everything in-between.

Jeff is a huge proponent of web standards, and loves all programing languages, as long as they are JavaScript. Additionally, Jeff is co-author of HTML5 Hacks (O’Reilly Media) and is a founding blogger of Jeff lives in Bellevue, WA with his wife and three children.

Scott Teger

Scott Teger, Playphone

EVP of Operations

As Executive Vice President of Operations, Scott Teger is responsible for directing the company's day-to-day operations including technology support, business intelligence, customer support, and acting as a general 'catch-all' to handle whatever may arise and keep everything moving forward. Scott's proven track record is driven by a technical disciplined engineering background, layered with the flexibility required to navigate through demanding, real world business needs of the successful ventures he's helped lead.

Scott co-founded Fli Digital, Inc. in 2002, where he utilized his engineering background with an entrepreneurial spirit to build a digital technology client services company. In 2006, Fli Digital made the timely decision to create its own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), the "Fresh Mobile Platform," which was an early enabler for companies to utilize WAP, SMS, and PSMS services in the US and Latin America. Fli Digital was acquired for its technology and talent by Social Hour in 2010.

After joining the Social Hour team, Scott's role broadened to supporting the application of the Fresh Platform to the fast-paced space of performance marketing as EVP of Operations and Engineering. Scott managed the needs of internal platforms, supported or executed on many M&A transactions, navigated complex legal landscapes, as well as interfaced with Publishers, Advertisers, and Vendors to maintain a full understanding of the business landscape to make effective decisions. Social Hour, a highly successful performance marketing technology company with revenues around $100MM/year, was later acquired by PlayPhone in March 2012 to bring together its D2C marketing expertise with the highly successful PlayPhone product to aggressively pursue an opportunity to lead the Mobile Social Gaming space.

Scott holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. When Scott is not taking care of business at Playphone, you can find him exploring in and around the SF Bay Area by foot, bike, sea or ski.

Mike Mikowski

Michael S. Mikowski, SnapLogic Inc.

UI Architect

Michael Mikowski works as a UI architect and product designer and is the co-author of the Manning book, Single Page Web Applications - JavaScript End to End ( He has written JavaScript since its introduction, and created his first Single Page Web Application [SPA] in 2007 for the US and European AMD shopping sites.

Mike coordinated the initial design and is currently leading a UI development team of 5 for his fifth commercial SPA. This enterprise application is designed for desktop and multi-touch mobile devices using jQuery, SVG, TaffyDB, Node.js, MongoDB, and a number of his own jQuery plugins.

Mike is also an award-winning and degreed Industrial Designer. He has been the development manager for numerous companies and products and has brought many complex software and physical products to market. In a previous life, he founded, grew, and managed an engineering and design house that became a Tier 1 supplier to leading automotive OEMs. Some of his more interesting experiences include solid modeling, plastics, CFD, FEA, Kinematics, mold flow, rapid prototyping, numerical methods, and music composition.

Timothy Armstrong

Timothy Armstrong, Google

Developer Programs Engineer

Timothy Armstrong is a Developer Programs Engineer on the Dart team at Google. He's passionate about the open web platform and building large-scale applications on the web. Previously, Timothy worked as an engineer on the Google+ team where he learned the pain of developing large web applications; he's now taken those lessons to the Dart team where he's helping to create a better development experience for those building applications on the web platform. Before Google, Timothy worked as the primary mobile developer at a start-up company where he built the mobile web application which was critical to the company's current success.

Lorin Beer

Lorin Beer, Adobe

Computing Scientist

Lorin Beer is a Computing Scientist at Adobe working on Apache Cordova/PhoneGap and the Pender project. His interests include computational complexity, computer languages, and AI. Lorin also plays a mean game of chess. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two girls.

Dave Rauchwerk

Dave Rauchwerk,


Dave makes pocket software and hardware in San Francisco. A recovering consultant, his past clients include early-stage startups, Fortune 500 companines, non-profits, and advertising agencies. Since 2012 Dave has been helping build the future of the internet.

Trevor Burnham

Trevor Burnham, HubSpot


Trevor Burnham is a developer at HubSpot in Boston, MA. He's the author most recently of Async JavaScript, published by PragProg.

Adam Lehman

Adam Lehman, Adobe

Sr. Product Manager

Adam Lehman is the Senior Product Manager for Web Development at Adobe based out of Washington, DC. He is passionate about helping web developers through better tools, frameworks and services. Adam is one of the founders of Brackets, an open source code editor written in JavaScript. He has been developing web applications for over a decade and spoken at over 100 events. You can find Adam online at or follow him on twitter at

Burak Kaya

Burak Yiǧit Kaya, Disqus

Software Engineer

I’m Burak Yiǧit Kaya, a software engineer working at Disqus. I am also an avid contributor to Mozilla and MDN. Currently my focus is on Disqus’s client-side code for realtime updates and translation infrastructure.

Jamund Ferguson

Jamund Ferguson, oDesk

Product Architect

I love JavaScript, startups, green tech and all sorts of things. I have a degree in Environmental Planning, but primarily work on making large websites, APIs and mobile apps. I currently work at oDesk as a product architect and have been leading a project to get all of our teams up to speed with the latest in HTML5 and CSS3.Before that I worked at a startup called i.TV building mobile APIs with node.js and MongoDB.

You can find me on the Internet here:

Alicia Liu

Alicia Liu, Lift

Software Engineer

Alicia Liu is a web and mobile developer, who has been building cross-browser websites and apps since IE5.5. Alicia is currently a full stack engineer at Lift, where she is working on the new responsive web version of Lift.

Sinan Yasar

Sinan Yasar, Koding


Trying to make web a better place, creating easy to use tools for developers and user interfaces for the people of internet.

Served as UI/UX designer to three New York startups -- Betterfly, Buzzd and Localresponse. He cofounded Koding with Devrim (his brother) 3 years ago, designed its entire UI/UX, and implemented it in Javascript. Lately he's been enjoying coffeescript, and is preparing to open-source the front-end framework on which he's been working on for the past year."

Tomomi Imura

Tomomi Imura, Nokia Corp.

HTML5 Evangelist

Tomomi (@girlie_mac) is an open web advocate, a member of W3C, also a front-end engineer with mobile focus. She has been in mobile-space since before it was cool -has been developing mobile apps, platform UI/UX and frameworks at Yahoo! Mobile, Palm, Hewlett-Packard, before the current company, Nokia, to evangelize HTML5. She also writes a technical blog at

Lance Thibodeau

Lance Thibodeau, Trial Pay

UI Engineer

A self taught designer and engineer – born and raised in Silicon Valley. Started off in 1996 with HTML, tables, spacer gif's, the dotcom boom, photoshop filters and a dose of lens flare. Lance quickly progressed via freelancing, tinkering with side projects and contract work. Now employed full-time as a UI Engineer at TrialPay, Lance has been part of major projects, such as TrialPay's offer wall on Facebook and its latest online-to-offline product. You can find Lance spending his days designing and writing php, html, css and javascript.

Benoit Marchant

Benoit Marchant,


Benoit Marchant has been bringing innovative, native-class, user experience to web applications for the past 13 years. As Director of Engineering at Motorola Mobility, he bootstrapped and led the development of Montage, a ground-breaking HTML5 framework to enable designers and developers to craft expressive web experiences for mobile and desktop. Montage was open-sourced in July 2012.

Before that, Benoit spent over 10 years at Apple. As the lead developer of HomePage, a web page builder part of iTools, now iCloud, he re-imagined online photo albums by allowing users to reorder pictures by drag and drop, a feature presented by Steve Jobs at his Macworld New York 2000 Keynote. After helping to the launch of iTunes Store in 2003 and working on iTunes Store's content management application, he lead the team responsible for providing cutting edge interactive JavaScript features for worldwide.

At Apple, Benoit envisioned and created Gianduia, his first JavaScript Framework built to simplify the development of rich internet applications. Gianduia was used in multiple customer-facing applications for Apple Retail. He is the inventor of 3 patents in client side web technologies.

Wesley Hales

Wesley Hales, Apigee

Sr. Developer

Wesley Hales is a User Interface architect from Atlanta, GA. He has been involved in UI and User Experience roles for over a decade in both startup and enterprise environments. Wesley co-founded several enterprise frameworks during his 4.5 years at JBoss by Red Hat and also served as a co-founder of the recently acquired startup, InstaOps. He is now employed by Apigee as a software developer mainly focused on UI.

Thatcher Peskens

Thatcher Peskens, dotCloud

Lead UX Designer

End to end User Experience Design of the dotCloud product. Includes entire web presence, and experience of product use. Experienced in designing and developing software and services, knowledgable about user research and concept testing, his goal is to create highly usable and pleasant software.

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