Speaker Lineup for Breaking Development San Diego 2013
Barbara has been working on websites since the millennium and has always been passionate about the web and its capabilities. After working for web agencies in Germany and Canada, she found her home in Canada's national public radio and television broadcaster (CBC), where she developed all three CBC mobile sites and helped create apps. Barbara now enjoys the role as a senior mobile web architect and performance advocate for the entire digital team at CBC.
Eric is a Staff Developer Programs Engineer on the Google Chrome team. He is the author of "Using the HTML5 Filesystem API" and the lead for html5rocks.com. Prior to Google, Eric worked as a software engineer at the University of Michigan where he designed rich web applications and APIs for the university's 19 libraries.
Mitch has been in charge of global marketing at Moovweb since 2012. Prior to that, Mitch headed up marketing, the online store and community efforts at DotNetNuke, the world's leading open source WCMS for the Microsoft ecosystem. He has many years of marketing and sales experience building successful software businesses at iRise, Scopus, Sybase, Wind River Systems and Ingres. Mitch started out as a UNIX kernel engineer and holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Connecticut. He also has a long history in motor sports and sits on the governing council of the non-profit International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) based in Watkins Glen, NY.
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.
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.
Currently the Creative Director at WSOL(wsol.com), Dennis Kardys is a Chicago based user experience designer with a hang up for well crafted code. A staunch advocate for device agnostic design, Dennis leads a team of vagabond designers in helping universities, hospitals and corporations alike take the plunge into mobile and responsive design. HIs affinity for mobile UX and prototyping can be seen in The Mobile Book, while his dissection of design ethics lives on his blog, Robot Regime (robotregime.com). He can be found regularly ranting on twitter as @dkardys.
Divya is part of the Adobe Web Platform Team. She made the jump from developing device drivers for Motorola phones to designing websites and has not looked back since. She takes her duties as an Open Web Proponent seriously which has resulted in collaborative projects such as HTML5 Please & HTML5 Boilerplate.
Peter McLachlan is a co-founder and the Chief Architect of Mobify. He leads design, development and security for Mobify's open mobile platform that powers over $100-million in mobile commerce for leading customers like Starbucks, Expedia, British Telecom and Beyond the Rack. Peter holds a masters in Computer Science from UBC where he studied visualization of large scale networking data. On sunny days he leads kettle-bell workouts on Mobify’s rooftop patio.
Cameron Moll is the founder of Authentic Jobs, a targeted job board for web and creative professionals. He's the co-author of the best-selling CSS Mastery (2006, 2009) and author of Mobile Web Design (2007), a self-published title.
Cameron's work or advice has been featured by HOW, Communication Arts, PRINT, Forrester Research, National Public Radio (NPR), and many others. One of his letterpress type posters, the most recent of which can be seen at ColosseoType.com, was the recipient of the HOW 2008 In-House Design Award.
Cameron resides in Sarasota, Florida, with his wife Suzanne and four sons.
Erik Runyon is Manager of Interactive Development at the University of Notre Dame where he oversees the development of university web properties and sets development standards for University Communications. He is a staunch advocate of accessibility, semantics, the mobile experience, and data portability. Erik can be found talking web at WeedyGarden.net and conveying ND.edu specific information on the ND.edu blog. He can be found on Twitter at @erunyon
Jonathan Snook writes about tips, tricks, and bookmarks on his blog at Snook.ca. He has also written for A List Apart, 24ways, and .net magazine, and has co-authored two books, The Art and Science of CSS and Accelerated DOM Scripting. He has also recently written the e-book, SMACSS, sharing his experience and best practices on CSS architecture. When not writing books and speaking at conferences, Snook works on the design team at Shopify.
Sara Wachter-Boettcher is an independent content strategist, writer, and rabble-rouser based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She got this way after stints as a journalist, copywriter, and web writer, during which she became increasingly dissatisfied with the chaos typically found in web content projects. In 2008, she launched a content strategy practice at her past agency, and started working closely with IA and UX teams to build a better way forward.
Today Sara focuses on designing systems for flexible, adaptable, future-friendly content, with a heavy interest in making content mobile-ready. When she's not consulting with clients or partnering with agencies, she's putting the finishing touches on her first book, Content Everywhere, with Rosenfeld Media; serving as Editor in Chief of A List Apart; contributing to publications like Contents Magazine; and speaking about content strategy, user experience, and related topics at conferences worldwide. You can read her blog at sarawb.com.
James Williamson is a Senior Author for lynda.com where he writes courses on web design and front-end development. He is passionate about web standards, good design, and promoting the semantic web. He blogs infrequently about all things web at his site Simple Primate (simpleprimate.com) and frequently rants on Twitter (@jameswillweb).
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.