The speakers

Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes Website

Novelist, TV scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics writer and occasional journalist. Winner of the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award for her novel Zoo City. See more »

danah boyd

danah boyd Website

Author, researcher. Media, culture and communication commentator. See more »

Jennifer Brook

Jennifer Brook

A lead user experience designer based in Method’s New York studio and an active leader in the design community. Interaction designer of New York Times’ web, mobile, and tablet products. See more »

Dana Chisnell

Dana Chisnell Website

Dana Chisnell is an independent researcher currently working on usable security and research methods for social media usability. She's the co-author, with Jeff Rubin, of Handbook of Usability Testing. See more »

Gabriella Coleman

Gabriella Coleman Website

Anthropologist, teacher and researcher focusing on digital activism and the culture and politics of hacking. Author of “Coding Freedom: The Aesthetics and the Ethics of Hacking” currently working on a new book on Anonymous and digital activism. See more »

Derek Handley

Derek Handley Website

Entrepreneur; Angel Investor; Astronaut. Founder of mobile marketing and media company The Hyperfactory, which, at the time of its acquisition by Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) in 2010, was the largest independent mobile advertising and marketing agency in the world. See more »

Scott Hanselman

Scott Hanselman Website

Podcaster, writer, speaker and developer. He seldom sleeps and we're all the better for it. See more »

Matt Haughey

Matt Haughey Website

Formerly of Creative Commons, Matt Haughey is a communities expert, thanks to his creating and running of See more »

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische Website

Accomplished letterer, illustrator and designer, best known for her personal projects, Daily Drop Cap and the Should I Work for Free? flowchart. See more »

Amy Hoy

Amy Hoy Website

Designer, developer and entrepreneur. See more »

Tony Hsieh

Tony Hsieh Website

Tony is the CEO of Zappos. See more »

Matthew Inman

Matthew Inman Website

Web designer and the author and artist behind the one man comedy operation known as The Oatmeal; a site visited by over 60 million people and named one of the best blogs of 2010 by Time Magazine. See more »

Michael B Johnson

Michael B Johnson

Dr. Michael B. Johnson manages the pre-production pipeline for Pixar, the powerhouse studio behind animated classics including Toy Story, Ratatouille, and The Incredibles. Working directly with each film's directors, editors, producers, and story artists, Dr Johnson oversees the workflow and technology that enables the creative team to bring Pixar's movies to life. See more »

Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith Website

Developer, author: DOM Scripting; Bulletproof Ajax; HTML5 for web designers. See more »

Erin Kissane

Erin Kissane Website

Reader, writer, editor and content strategist. Author of The Elements of Content Strategy, a handbook for content strategy practitioners and everyone else faced with the task of creating and managing big batches of useful content for real people. See more »

Raffi Krikorian

Raffi Krikorian Website

Director of the Applications Services group, the custodians of Twitter's core logic, managing business logic, scalable delivery, APIs, authentication of Twitter's application and iOS 5 + @twitterapi integration. See more »

Adam Lisagor

Adam Lisagor Website

Filmmaker, storyteller, creator of awesome. Proprietor of,, and Co-developer of Birdhouse. See more »

Jenn Lim

Jenn Lim Website

Jenn Lim is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness. See more »

Rob Malda

Rob Malda Website

Founder. Of. Slashdot. See more »

Ethan Marcotte

Ethan Marcotte Website

Renowned designer and developer, daddy of Responsive Web Design and author of the seminal book on the topic. Co-author of Jeffrey Zeldman's Designing With Web Standards (3rd Edition), and a contributing writer to Dan Cederholm's Handcrafted CSS. See more »

Nick Mihailovski

Nick Mihailovski

Senior Developer Programs Engineer at Google, overseeing Developer Relations for Google Analytics. See more »

Wilson Miner

Wilson Miner Website

Head of design for Rdio, a social music service. Co-founder and original designer of EveryBlock. Former interactive designer for Apple in 2006, and a creator of the original version of the Django web framework. See more »

Kathy Sierra

Kathy Sierra

Former game developer and teacher. Founder of, the "Creating Passionate Users" blog, and the Head First book series for O'Reilly. See more »

Jared Spool

Jared Spool Website

Renowned usability expert and founder of User Interface Engineering, the largest usability research organization of its kind in the world. See more »

Estelle Weyl

Estelle Weyl Website

Web standardista; author of “Mobile HTML5” and “HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World”. See more »

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