Speaker Lineup for Breaking Development Nashville 2013
President of Sparkbox and founder of the Build Responsively workshop series, Ben shares his ideas about the web on the Sparkbox Foundry and other industry blogs. His leadership at Sparkbox has driven the team to be a pioneer in responsive web design techniques, and he continues to push for great user experiences outside the context of specific devices.
Brad Frost is a front-end designer, consultant and speaker located in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. He is the creator of This Is Responsive, a collection of patterns, resources and news to help people create great responsive web experiences. He also created Mobile Web Best Practices, a resource site that lays out considerations for creating great mobile web experiences. He curates WTF Mobile Web, a site that teaches by example what not to do when working with the mobile web. He is passionate about mobile and is constantly tweeting, writing and speaking about it.
Jason Grigsby was one of the project leads on the Obama iPhone Application and helped design the user inferface for the Wall Street Journal's Blackberry application. He founded and organizes Mobile Portland, a local mobile group.
Stephen is a front-end design and development consultant focusing on multi-platform design. He still does client work through his consultancy, Zero Interface. Stephen speaks at industry events, writes for industry publications, and contributed to Smashing Book #3. He co-organizes such events as Mobilism and CSS Day. He is member of the working group for the Dutch government's web accessibility guidelines. His book, Responsive Design Workflow(Peachpit/New Riders) is expected this spring. When he's not working himself to death, he appreciates a good Belgian ale and blogs about twice a year at the-haystack.com.
Steph Hay is into Crossfit, the BBC, and sandwiches. She works as a content and UX consultant for Happy Cog and UIE, and she's also the editor of Workspace Design Magazine, which she co-launched in 2010. She tweets @steph_hay.
She hasn't (yet) met Stephen Hay.
If the internet is more awesome than it was in 1995, Karen would like to claim a very tiny piece of the credit. For more than 15 years Karen has helped create more usable digital products through the power of user experience design and content strategy. Today, as Managing Partner at Bond Art + Science, she develops web strategies and interaction designs for publishers, financial services firms, and healthcare companies.
Prior to starting Bond, Karen built the user-centered design practice at Razorfish in her role as VP and National Lead for User Experience. Karen is also on the faculty of the MFA in Interaction Design program at SVA in New York, where she teaches Design Management, which aims to teach students how to run successful projects, teams, and businesses.
Dave Olsen is a developer with the University Relations department of West Virginia University. He has worked on and led projects ranging from developing a university-wide CMS to award-winning marketing pieces. For the last two years he has also worked on implementing mobile solutions including SMS-based services as well as WVU's central mobile website. Based on the work done for WVU's central mobile website he has released and now manages the open source project, Mobile Web OSP. Mobile Web OSP is designed to make it easier for institutions of higher education to launch their own mobile products. Dave shares what he's learned about mobile in higher ed as well as his reactions to mobile trends on his blog, Mobile in Higher Ed.
Luke was Co-founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Bagcheck which was acquired by Twitter Inc. just nine months after being launched publicly. Prior to this, Luke was an Entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) at Benchmark Capital and the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo! Inc. where he worked on product alignment and forward-thinking integrated customer experiences on the Web, mobile, TV, and beyond.
Luke is the author of three popular Web design books (Mobile First, Web Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability) in addition to many articles about digital product design and strategy. He is also a consistently top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world, and a Co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).
Previously, Luke was the Lead User Interface Designer of eBay Inc.'s platform team, where he led the strategic design of new consumer products (such as eBay Express and Kijiji) and internal tools and processes. He also founded LukeW Ideation & Design, a product strategy and design consultancy, taught graduate interface design courses at the University of Illinois and worked as a Senior Interface Designer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.