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Oliver Reichenstein studied philosophy in Basel and Paris. In 2003, he moved to Tokyo where he founded iA in 2005.
Today, iA runs offices in Zurich, Tokyo and Berlin, offering digital strategy and interaction design to international clients such as Red Bull, Monotype, KPMG, NHK, The Guardian, Holtzbrinck, UBS, Swatch, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Ringier, Freitag, and Swisscom. iA offers client services and builds its own products. With over 1,000,000 apps sold, iA Writer has become the best selling plain text editor for iOS, Mac, and Android.
The moment he got kicked out of art school, Polle de Maagt realised he would probably never be a great designer. And he isn't. Really. You should see his office decoration and the drawings he is making for his baby girl. But that didn't prevent him from working on digital projects for companies like Starbucks, Nike, IKEA and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, crafting stuff that changes people's behaviour. Polle is Dutch, lives in Gent (Belgium), but works from Amsterdam and London, currently mostly for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
Sarah Drasner a Senior UX Engineer at Trulia (Zillow Group). Formerly she was Senior Interaction Designer at Fauna, Inc., a company founded by former Lead Engineers from Twitter. She is also the former Lead Front-End Engineer and Designer at Basho, creators of Riak. Prior to Basho, Sarah worked for the Field Museum of Natural History as a Scientific Illustrator and Front-End Developer, worked for Stanford, UCSF, and the design and development firm Waxcreative.
Dave is the lead developer of Paravel. He co-hosts ShopTalk with Chris Coyier. He also co-hosts the ATX Web Show, a podcast about the web design and development scene in Austin, TX. On the internets he's davatron5000.
Eva-Lotta is a User Experience Designer and Illustrator. She grew up in Germany, worked in Paris and London for a few years before packing up her backpack and go travelling the world for 15 months. She has over 12 years of experience working on digital products as an in-house designer for Google, Skype, and Yahoo! as well as freelancing and consulting for various agencies and her own clients.
Besides her daytime mission of making the web a more understandable, usable and delightful place, she regularly takes sketchnotes at all sorts of talks and conferences and has self-published her notes in several books.
Eva-Lotta also teaches sketching and is interested in exploring the area of Visual Improvisation – looking at the parallels between sketching and improvisation to explore how some of the principles from her regular theatre improvisation practice can be used to inspire visual work.
Aaron has been building websites for nearly two decades and has cultivated a love of progressive enhancement and accessibility. He works at Microsoft as a web standards advocate.
He recently published a new edition of his book Adaptive Web Design, which has earned him numerous accolades and honors. When he’s not writing, Aaron is frequently on the road presenting at conferences and running workshops across the globe.
Lyza Danger Gardner is a developer and human, co-founder of Cloud Four and Open Web Engineer at Bocoup. A 20-year veteran of the web, she is a generalist with an abiding commitment to making the web work everywhere. Lyza is a seasoned and spirited speaker, and is a writer for A List Apart, O’Reilly Publishing, net Magazine, Smashing Magazine and others.
Paul is an independent graphic designer and front-end developer based in Brighton, England. Previously at the Guardian, Clearleft and Ning, he helps responsible organisations create purposeful digital products. When not writing about design, travel and politics, he can be found building Bradshaw’s Guide, a digitised version of George Bradshaw’s victorian railway handbook.
Monica is an emojineer at Google. She works on Chrome, web components and Polymer, and has probably at least once broken the Internet for you. She is unreasonably excited about emoji, and will likely eat all of your Oreos, if you have any.
Adrian is co-creator and former co-BDFL of Django. He was working as lead developer at World Online when the team decided to open-source their homegrown collection of web development tools. These days he's making Soundslice.
Nathan Curtis has been swimming in the deep end of the UX pool since 1996, when he started focusing his creative energies on IA, ID, usability, and front-end development. Nathan authored Modular Web Design and has presented and led daylong workshops for years on the topics of design systems, component and pattern libraries, sketching, and design communications.
He’s also an entrepreneur at heart, having founded EightShapes, a UX design agency headquartered in Washington, DC.
Can you guess who is going to be the Mystery Speaker this time?