When Jeffrey Zeldman wanted to start publishing books, Jeremy Keith (HTML5 For Web Designers: Return Of The Standards) was the person he turned to first. You, along with 157,000 followers, might also know him as @adactio - a fantastic author, speaker, and one of the organizers of the dConstruct Conference. Jeremy lives in Brighton, England, where he makes websites for the design agency Clearleft.
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Without a doubt, this Ústí nad Orlicí native deserves to be called the queen of Czech design - an unofficial title she's held for the last 10 years. She worked on the design of the iPhone and iPod, NASA's Mars Rover, Seimens' phones, and spent several years at the California-based design studio, Ideo. And all before the age of 30.
A serial entrepreneur, Michael Leander has managed public and private companies. He has helped global corporations and tiny start-ups succeed. An award winning speaker and awards judge in 15+ countries, Michael has shared his ideas and experience in over 40 countries on 6 continents.
Zdeněk Pilz has been active in IT since the nineties. He began his career at Software602, eventually moving to IBM Czech Republic, where he spent almost 4 years. After IBM, Zdeněk spent 12 years at Sun Microsystems and became the General Director for the Czech Republic in 2004. He was responsible for ensuring the smooth integration of his branch into Oracle Czech after Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle and established new business processes for the sale of complex software and hardware solutions. Afterwards, Zdeněk worked as the CEO of Arbes Technologies for a short time before becoming the General Director for the Czech Republic & Slovakia at Fujitsu on 1 January 2015.
Andy is in the engineering team over at Twitter. He worked as a software architect at the Guardian, a senior developer at Clearleft, and an engineering manager at Microsoft. You can also regularly find his articles in net magazine and Computer Arts Projects.
Cennydd Bowles is an independent digital product designer with over 13 years of experience in the industry. He was also the very first designer hired by Twitter outside the US. During his time there, he was responsible for the design of Tweetdeck 2.0 and 3.0, and helped to establish the global design priorities of Twitter. He’s also worked as a senior user experience designer at Clearleft.
Noz Urbina is a globally recognised content strategist, consultant, and trainer specialising in omni- and multichannel content projects for marketing and technical communication. He co-authored “Content Strategy: Connecting the dots between business, brand, and benefits” and, since 2000, has provided services to Fortune 500 organisations and small-to-medium enterprises. Noz has helped organisations differentiate themselves with content, while saving money. In 2013, Noz founded his own consultancy Urbina Consulting.
An avid reader, a music and travel adventurer, a psychologist, and an HR consultant. Martin Ruman is in charge of training companies for Odyssey Network and responsible for making waves in the HR pond for his work with Hnutí zaHRádkářů. He is the co-founder of Test Center CZ, which focuses on cutting-edge online psychodiagnostics, and he enjoys co-organizing conferences for the movement Svoboda NaŽivo. He is also a contributor to the gastro-educative experiment, Světová jídelna. Martin studied psychology at Charles University, completed internships in both the U.S. and Finland, and is also trained in Gestalt psychotherapy. Since 2003, he’s been developing a holistic approach to meaningful corporate training with his colleagues at Odyssey.
Johnny Rodgers is a technology designer from Vancouver, part of the awesome team that helped make Slack a reality. His responsibility is to program and address whether the speed of development or code sustainability is more important. He was previously an interactive designer for SAP and currently runs his own development and design company, Creative Creature. In his spare time, he makes Give.to, a service for fans to give financial support to the music artists they love.
Gregg Bernstein leads qualitative research for MailChimp. He spends his days listening, thinking, collaborating, writing, and then listening some more. Before this, he taught design, branding, and typography for university students. In a previous life, he designed for clients in the music and advertising industries. Gregg earned his MFA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art & Design, where he researched the design of tax return forms and digital legal agreements. He’s been hooked on product research and design ever since. He resides with his family in Athens, Georgia. In his spare time, he runs early and often.