• [Photo of Bill Scott]

    Lean Tech Stack: Engineering Nimble Experiences with the Open Web

    Bill Scott has always enjoyed technology (25 years). And he has always enjoyed people (even longer). It was a natural to blend the two loves together. For a long time he couldn't decide if he was a designer or an engineer. He finally gave up trying to classify himself and just decided to live in both worlds as much as possible.

  • [Photo of Jonathan Snook]

    Getting Your CSS Under Control

    Jonathan writes about tips, tricks, and bookmarks on his blog at 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.

  • [Photo of Chris Wilson]

    Turning the Web up to 11

    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.

  • [Photo of Molly Holzschlag]

    HTML5 Security Isn't

    Molly Holzschlag is a lecturer and author of over 35 books related to web design and markup. She currently serves as a member of the CSS working Group and as an invited expert to the HTML Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

  • [Photo of Tantek Çelik]

    HTML5 and microformats 2 - the next evolutionary step for web data

    Tantek created microformats in 2004, subsequently co-founding the & communities in 2005, and in 2011. As Mozilla's Web Standards Lead, he develops open standards at IETF, OWF, W3C and other standards communities. He is the author of "HTML5 Now: A Step-By-Step Tutorial for Getting Started Today" (New Riders). Tantek is dedicated to advancing open standards and simpler data formats for the Web and shares his thoughts at

  • [Photo of Glenda Watson Hyatt]

    Surf a GB with Glenda's Thumb

    Glenda Watson Hyatt shares her experiences living with cerebral palsy to motivate and inspire others to think about how they perceive their own situation and their own world around them. She does all this by typing with only her left thumb! Using text-to-speech software with PowerPoint to accommodate her significant speech impairment, Glenda delivers powerful presentations wherever she presents.

  • [Photo of Kimberly Blessing]

    Realizing "One Web" -- or, Why I Hate Mobile.

    Kimberly Blessing has been building web sites for nearly 20 years, for companies and clients of all sizes. She is currently a web production lead at WebLinc eCommerce in Philadelphia, and has previously led technical teams and standards efforts at Comcast, PayPal, and AOL. Kimberly has been an active in the W3C and is a member and former group lead of the Web Standards Project.

  • [Photo of Ben Ward]

    Pragmatic Performance with Third-Party JavaScript

    Ben works on the web team at Twitter, specifically designing and building platforms and widgets to integrate Twitter deeper into the web, and writing JavaScript safe for third-party sites. He has also served as an admin and maintainer at since 2006. Periodically he writes for various online publications, as well as on his blog.

  • [Photo of Dave Freeman]

    A Deeper Look at the Enyo JavaScript Framework

    Dave Freeman is in the running for elder statesman of Enyo Developer Relations. Few on the team can match his length of time alive, let alone claim to have seen, nay, heard of, the ancient computer systems he has been exposed to in his career. Dave has been "in computers" and networking since 1982 when he first hooked up his VIC-20 to Compuserve at the blistering pace of 300bps. An expert troubleshooter, he has a broad knowledge pool from which to draw.

  • [Photo of Estelle Weyl]

    HTML5: All about Web Forms

    With over 10 years of web development, Estelle shares esoteric tidbits learned while programming and detailed grids of CSS3 and HTML5 browser support in her blog at She is the author of HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World (Sitepoint) and HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for WebKit. While not coding, she works in construction, de-hippifying her 1960's throwback abode.

  • [Photo of Glenda Sims]

    Accessibility is Broken – A Game Changing Perspective

    Glenda is senior accessibility consultant at Deque sharing her expertise and passion for the open web with government, education and companies that range from small business to Fortune 500. Glenda is an advisor and co-founder of AIR-University (Accessibility Internet Rally) and AccessU. She serves as an accessibility consultant, judge and trainer for Knowbility, whose mission is to support the independence of children and adults with disabilities by promoting the use and improving the availability of accessibility information technology — barrier free IT.

  • [Photo of Dirk Ginader]

    Making your web dev life easier using SASS, Compass and the new tools around them

    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.

  • [Photo of Peter Lubbers]

    Building Offline Web Applications with ApplicationCache

    Peter lives and breathes HTML5. Yes, even his car has the ‘HTML5’ license plate! Peter is a Program Manager at Google in the Chrome Developer Relations team. He is the co-author of Pro HTML5 Programming (Apress, 2011) and the founder of the San Francisco HTML5 User Group, the largest HTML5 User Group in the world.

  • [Photo of Oswald Campesato]

    Graphics and Animation Effects with CSS3 3D, jQuery, and WebGL

    Oswald has worked in American and Japanese corporations and start-ups, from C/C++ and Java developer to CTO. He's working in a stealthy start-up in the mobile space, and he writes graphics code for fun. He enjoys collaborating with people who share his passion for learning the latest cool stuff.

  • [Photo of Hadley Beeman]


    Hadley designs & delivers opendata and social networking technologies in the UK public sector. She is an advisor on technology policy, Open standards, and Founder of @LinkedGov. Hadley is also an Invited Expert at the W3C: Government Linked Data Working Group, the HTML Working Group, and the eGovernment Interest Group.

  • [Photo of Kitt Hodsden]

    Automate ALL THE THINGS

    Kitt Hodsden is a co-founder of CodingClan LLC, a small development firm specializing in rapid development and deployment of Drupal-based community websites. She has been building websites since 1998, working on such projects as SourceForge, Maximum PC, and MacLife. She is credited on both Antz and Shrek; co-founded Hacker Dojo, a community space for hackers, tinkerers and programmers in Mountain View, California; and can be found playing ultimate when not building another website.

  • [Photo of Victor Tsaran]

    Unhiding The Truth Behind Hiding Content for Screen Reader Users

    Victor's fingerprints can be found in many flagship products from Yahoo!, ranging from Media offerings and Search sites to mobile apps such as Marketdash, Messenger, Search Axis and more. Together with other engineers from Yahoo! he is constantly working on improving the user experience in these and upcoming products challenging accessibility along the way.

  • [Photo of Luz Caballero]

    Leaving Flatland: Getting Started with WebGL

    Luz is a Web Opener at Opera. She works with developers to help them use web standards to make the Web open and accessible to all. Having a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a doctorate in UX, Luz became interested in WebGL as a means to realistically represent the geometry and physics of the real world in order to provide users with an immersive experience. Before working at Opera, Luz has also worked at Google and as a UX researcher at TU Delft, in the Netherlands.