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October 18-20, 2010
Jina Bolton

Jina Bolton

User Experience Designer, Engine Yard

Jina is a user experience designer at Engine Yard. Previously, she worked as a visual interaction designer and front-end web developer for super rad companies including Crush + Lovely and Apple, Inc. She enjoys making pretty websites, and then she likes writing and speaking about it.

Jina co-authored Fancy Form Design (SitePoint, 2009) and The Art & Science of CSS (SitePoint, 2007); she also was an expert reviewer and wrote the foreword for Sexy Web Design (SitePoint 2009). Jina has written articles for publications including A List Apart, .net Magazine, Site Point, and Vitamin, and she has spoken at interactive and web design conferences around the world.

Jina received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Arts and Graphic Design from Memphis College of Art. She is a member of AIGA San Francisco, and she is currently attending graduate school at Academy of Art University to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Web Design New Media. Jina enjoys traveling, is learning Italian, and digs sushi and robots.

DL Byron

DL Byron

Principal, Textura Design

Byron is the Principal of Textura Design, an agency that specializes in creative and interesting approaches to social media. He's a full-time blogger, inventor of the consumer product Clip-n-Seal, and coauthor of Publish & Prosper: Blogging for Your Business, a New Riders book.

In his career, Byron built many of the original business blogs for Fortune 100 companies. He evangelizes new web technologies, developing and deploying strategies to integrate them into business practice. He also founded and publishes Bike Hugger, a blog about bike culture and rides his bicycle in faraway places like Europe, China, and India.

Patrick Haney

Patrick Haney

Designer and Co-Founder, Hanerino

Patrick Haney is not a sausage. He's a designer and co-founder of Hanerino, a design studio based just north of Boston. He's also an adjunct instructor at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts, a certificate program at Boston University, where he teaches classes in both Graphic and Web Design & Web Development.

Before starting his own company, Patrick had done work for a range of other institutions including startups, large corporations and universities. His most recent position was at Harvard University, where he designed and developed websites built on iSites, a custom course/content management system. He also runs Refresh Boston, a monthly meetup of web folk in the Boston area that discuss design, development, user research and other web-related topics.

Shawn Henry

Shawn Lawton Henry

Web Accessibility Initiative, World Wide Web Consortium

Shawn Henry leads worldwide education and outreach promoting web accessibility for people with disabilities at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Before joining the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), she developed and implemented strategies to optimize user interface design for usability and accessibility with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, education providers, and research centers. Shawn focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces. Her most recent book, Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design, offers an approach for developing products that are more usable for everyone.

Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy

Chief Executive Officer, Webgrrls International

Kevin Kennedy is an entrepreneur, investor, and an Internet pioneer, and has been at the forefront of the women’s movement online since 1995. Kevin co-founded Webgrrls International, the first Internet networking group for women and also built the first full-service Internet agency that specialized in developing online strategies and resources for women and women focused companies.

Kevin develops business and Internet strategies for corporations and small to mid-sized companies including vision and business direction, online marketing and campaigns, and content development and management. The following is a partial client list: Avon's Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade, Estee Lauder Companies: Clinique, Origins, Jane Cosmetics, Fairchild Publishing: Jane Magazine, Lifetime Online, (Hollinger), CMP Media (TechWeb), Showtime,, Platinum Group, Dr. Atkins, EMap, Vivre.

Kevin is a speaker and presenter on topics such as entrepreneurship, building businesses, managing brands, sales and marketing, building community and e-commerce and has been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Information Week, Entrepreneur's Business Startups,,,, and more.

Kevin lives in New York City.

Joe Marini

Joe Marini

Principal Program Manager, Windows Phone, Microsoft

Joe Marini has been active in the web and graphics industry for more than 15 years. He was an original member of the Dreamweaver engineering team at Macromedia, and has also held prominent roles in creating products such as QuarkXPress, mFactory's mTropolis, and Extensis QX-Tools. He is a regularly featured speaker at industry conferences and has authored or co-authored several books on web development. His book, The Document Object Model, is widely regarded as the definitive resource for working with the DOM.

Steve Mulder

Steve Mulder

Vice President, Experience Strategy Isobar

Steve Mulder is an expert strategist and designer who transforms customer insights and business and brand strategies into engaging online experiences that drive results. He is the author of The User Is Always Right: A Practical Guide to Creating and Using Personas for the Web and a regular speaker at web conferences. He has 15 years of experience in digital strategy, customer research, information architecture, interaction design, usability, and social media. He has brought his expertise to a wide range of companies, including Nokia, Philips, Adidas, Finish Line, TD Canada Trust, TripAdvisor, HumanaOne, Talbots, and 3M.

Greg Rewis

Greg Rewis

Principal Evangelist for Creative Suite Web Premium, Adobe Systems

Greg Rewis is the Principal Evangelist for Creative Suite Web Premium at Adobe Systems. With over 20 years of computer industry experience, Greg spends in excess of 200 days of the year on the road, talking with customers, giving product demonstrations at trade shows and seminars, and speaking at industry conferences.

Greg has been passionate about the web since putting his first “home page” online in 1994. His career has taken him around the world, from the early days of desktop publishing, to a start-up in Hamburg, Germany, the glory days of the web at Macromedia and finally his current role at Adobe.

The original GoLive Cyberstudio Product Manager and former Dreamweaver Technical Product Manager, Greg is a recognized authority on HTML, CSS and Ajax, as well as the co-author of “Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3? and the updated “Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS4? published by New Riders.

When not on-the-road, Greg spends his time with his MacBook Pro on his lap, hanging out with his co-author and wife Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis, or teaching his two sons the finer points of classic rock on the guitar and piano.

Stephanie Sullivan Rewis

Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis

Consultant, W3Conversions

Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis is the founder of W3Conversion, a web design and training company with a passion for web standards and accessibility. A front-end developer, Stephanie created the CSS Starter Layouts introduced in Dreamweaver CS3 and updated for DW CS5. Her passion for teaching and sharing means she has written books, numerous tutorials for web sites and print publications, including a regular column in Web Designer Magazine, regularly trains web departments in corporations and speaks at numerous conferences each year. Stephanie is the WaSP liaison to Adobe Systems, working with their product managers to ensure the output of their web products continues to move toward today's web standards. An admitted workaholic who rarely leaves the office, she frequently escapes to talk to the little people inside her computer via Twitter (@stefsull). Her hobby, if only she had time? Studying brain function. Her guilty pleasure? Eighties music.

Dan Rubin

Dan Rubin

Designer, Sidebar Creative

An accomplished designer, author and speaker, Dan Rubin has over ten years of experience as a leader in the fields of user interface design and web standards, specifically focusing on the use of HTML and CSS to streamline development and improve accessibility.

His passion for all things creative and artistic isn’t a solely selfish endeavor either—you’ll frequently find him waxing educational about a cappella jazz and barbershop harmony, philosophy, web standards, typography, psychology, and design in general.

In addition to his contributions to sites including Blogger, the CSS Zen Garden, Yahoo! Small Business and Microsoft's portal, Dan is a contributing author of Cascading Style Sheets: Separating Content from Presentation (2nd Edition, friends of ED, 2003), technical reviewer for Beginning CSS Web Development (Apress, 2006), The Art & Science of CSS (SitePoint, 2007) and Sexy Web Design (SitePoint, 2009), coauthor of Pro CSS Techniques (Apress, 2006), and Web Standards Creativity (friends of ED, 2007), writes about web standards, design and life in general on his personal site, Superfluous Banter, and spends his professional time on a variety of online and offline projects for Sidebar Creative, Webgraph and Black Seagull, consulting on design, user interaction and online publishing for Garcia Media, and speaking and teaching at events, conferences and workshops (including An Event Apart, @media, SXSW Interactive, Future of Web Design, Web Directions, and various Refresh and AIGA events) around the world.

Paul Trani

Paul Trani

Adobe Flash Platform Evangelist, Adobe Systems

Paul Trani is a passionate 15-year veteran of the interactive design and development scene. As an Adobe Flash Platform Evangelist, Paul has earned a reputation as a dynamic and respected speaker. He has years of experience as a driving force for award-winning agencies, and he draws on that experience as a presenter, Adobe Certified Instructor, courseware developer, and trainer. Prior to joining Adobe, Paul led a team of interactive designers and developers at Starz Entertainment producing multi-million dollar web and mobile campaigns.

Luke Wroblewski

Luke Wroblewski

Chief Design Officer and Co-Founder

Luke is currently Chief Design Officer and co-founder of a stealth start-up. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Benchmark Capital. Prior to this, Luke was the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo! Inc. where he worked on product alignment and forward-looking integrated customer experiences on the Web, mobile, TV, and beyond.

Luke is the author of two popular Web design books (Web Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability) and 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.


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