Speakers

The following community and team members will be presenting or training at this year's conference.

  • Ben Alman

    Ben Alman currently works at Bocoup as Director of Training and Pluginization, where he is responsible for the development of beginner and advanced JavaScript, jQuery and HTML5 training curricula. In addition to his training and client work at Bocoup, Ben writes articles and gives presentations advocating JavaScript and jQuery code organization techniques and best practices.

    Ben has created and maintains a number of very popular open source JavaScript projects and jQuery plugins and is a frequent contributor to the open source jQuery, jQuery Mobile and Modernizr projects. As an avid photographer and funk bass player, Ben loves spending time taking photos and jamming in the greater Boston area.

  • Julian Aubourg

    Julian is a french front-end developper, proud co-owner of Creative-Area. He joined the jQuery core team shortly before the release of jQuery 1.5 and is the man behind the ajax overhaul.

  • Rey Bango

    As the Client-Web Community Program Manager for Microsoft, Rey focuses on promoting best practices for client-side web development and helping Microsoft meet the needs of this community. He is passionate about HTML5 and the possibilities that it brings for building rich, interactive web applications. In addition, Rey is a member of the jQuery JavaScript project team, and editor of ScriptJunkie.com, the best place for cross-browser, solutions-based web development articles.

  • Chris Bannon

    Chris Bannon is familiar with many acronyms: UX, ASP.NET, AJAX, C#, SQL & jQuery. As the Lead Web Developer at ComponentOne, he has mastered techniques such as CSS layout, unobtrusive JavaScript, semantic markup, and graceful degradation. Chris manages ComponentOne’s product lines for Wijmo, ASP.NET and iPhone Web development. He spends most of his time building or using the web and it is his passion. When he isn’t at a computer you can find him spending time with his family, trying to golf, or pretending that he can still play ice hockey.

  • Raymond Camden

    Raymond Camden is a software architect for FirstComp focusing on ColdFusion and RIA development. A long time ColdFusion user, Raymond has worked on numerous ColdFusion books including the ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and has contributed to the Fusion Authority Quarterly Update and the ColdFusion Developers Journal. He also presents at conferences and contributes to online webzines. He founded many community web sites including CFLib.org, ColdFusionPortal.org, and is the author of open source applications, including the popular BlogCFC blogging application. Raymond is an Adobe Community Professional. He is the happily married proud father of three kids and is somewhat of a Star Wars nut.

  • Darcy Clarke

    Darcy Clarke is a developer, designer & user experience advocate based out of Toronto, Ontario. He is the Co-Founder of Themify, a Commercial WordPress theme company, as well as a member of the jQuery Design team. When he's not helping redesign jquery.com Darcy's busy writing his first book "Designing with jQuery" (Manning Publications).

  • Eric DeLabar

    Eric DeLabar is a Systems Architect at Trifecta Technologies specializing in User Interface Design and Mobile Web Applications. Eric is regularly found preaching the benefits of test-driven development, responsive web design, accessibility, and progressive enhancement to clients and colleagues; often spinning the side effects of their use into methods for improving business-minded things like SEO and performance. One day, Eric aspires to actually finish a redesign of his website, or at least move it from its ancient install of WordPress to something cool like Jekyll, so he can continue not posting anything on it.

  • Philip Floetotto

    I have been working as a workflow engineer at various film studios for the past six years. By using jQuery I was able to create rich and intuitive interfaces for the visual effects industry.

  • Dan Heberden

    Dan Heberden is a web application developer and consultant living in Portland, Oregon. He's the documentation team lead for jQuery UI, jQuery's official user interface library. He's also the member of various jQuery teams and spends a significant amount of time contributing to the jQuery project. Dan is obsessive about clean, efficient, DRY code and is passionate about instilling JavaScript best-practices into the minds of the community. When he's not engulfed in code, Dan spends his time playing dodgeball and kickball, snowboarding, bowling and enjoying amazing Portland beer.

  • Paul Irish

    Paul Irish is a front-end developer and user experience designer. He is on Google Chrome's Developer Relations team. He is also a member of the jQuery Developer Relations team as well as a host of the yayQuery Podcast about jQuery - a chit-chat with four professional front-end developers about the landscape with techniques and best practices. He maintains the HTML5/CSS3 feature detection library Modernizr, the code generator CSS3 Please, and other open-source tools for front-end developers. Paul is passionate about finding ways for regular web developers to adopt things like HTML5 and CSS3 in their work today.

  • Scott Jehl

    Scott Jehl is a member of the jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile teams, and is spearheading the development of accessible, progressive-enhancement based front-end code for the jQuery Mobile framework. Scott is a designer & developer at Filament Group, where he brings deep expertise creating visually compelling design concepts, intuitive functional system workflows, and broadly accessible and standards-based markup that make an interface sing. Scott led the development of jQuery UI's ThemeRoller and CSS Framework, and is leading development of Filament Group's open-source EnhanceJS framework. Scott is also a public advocate of web standards and best practices, speaking at conferences like Delve NYC, the jQuery Conference and Voices That Matter: Web Design, contributing articles to A List Apart, and co-authoring the books "Designing with Progressive Enhancement" (Peachpit Press) and "The jQuery Cookbook" (O'Reilly).

  • Yehuda Katz

    Yehuda Katz is a member of the SproutCore, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; during the daytime, he works as a framework architect at Strobe. Yehuda is the co-author of the best-selling jQuery in Action, the upcoming Rails 3 in Action, and is a contributor to Ruby in Practice. He spends most of his time hacking on open source—his main projects, along with others, like Rubinius, Thor, Handlebars and Moneta—or traveling the world doing evangelism work. He blogs at http://yehudakatz.com and can be found on Twitter as @wycats

  • Matt Kelly

    Matt is the Lead Software Engineer at ZURB. When he's not working on one of ZURB's awesome products (Notable, Verify, Bounce) he's bundling up functionality from those apps into jQuery plugins. He has a deep love for Rails, jQuery, and anything else that add joy to coding web apps. When he's not coding he's building 3D cameras out of iPods or soldering toy guitars.

  • Alex Kessinger

    I have been programming for at least 10+ years, I started getting payed for it 5 years ago. Since then I worked my way through a couple small companies, and one big one, Yahoo, finally found my way back to a small team. I like to think of my self as front-end engineer who knows his way around a a server. My strong suit is defently building front-end code, but I love the entire stack.

  • Anton Kovalyov

    Anton Kovalyov is a Front-End Engineer at Disqus, and has guided development on the Disqus commenting widget since the company’s earliest days. He maintains and contributes to a number of open-source JavaScript projects, including JSHint, a code quality tool, and easyXDM, a cross-domain messaging library.

  • Elijah Manor

    Elijah Manor is a Christian and a family man. He develops at appendTo as a Senior Architect providing corporate jQuery support, training, and consulting. He is an ASP.NET MVP, ASPInsider and specializes in ASP.NET MVC and jQuery development. He has written several articles for the MSDN Script Junkie website and enjoys blogging about the things he learns. He is also active on Twitter and provides daily up-to-date Tech Tweets!

  • Garann Means

    I'm a front-end web developer. I live in Austin, TX, where I work for Vast.com and organize the Austin All-Girl Hack Night.

  • Haymo Meran

    Studied chemical engineering at technical university, founded Gentics Software GmbH in 2000, now CTO at Gentics, lecturer at Danube university of Krems, member of W3C HTML working group, creator of Aloha Editor.

  • Boris Moore

    Boris Moore is the lead developer and designer of jQuery Templates and jQuery Data Link. Although he works for Microsoft, almost all of his working week (and much of his passion and free time too) is invested in working with jQuery...

  • Doug Neiner

    Doug Neiner is a front-end web developer with a love for semantic markup, powerful CSS, and efficient, reusable jQuery/JavaScript. With over 12 years of web development experience, Doug works to combine his love for design with his passion for new technology. During the day, Doug works as the Senior Designer at appendTo().

    In off hours, Doug actively contributes to the open source community and serves as a team member on the Official jQuery Team. Doug also enjoys writing about development, and his articles can be found at Script Junkie, Learning jQuery and Fuel Your Coding. Connect and stay in touch with Doug via Twitter.

  • Todd Parker

    Todd Parker is the design lead for both the jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile, and a partner at Filament Group Inc., a corporate sponsor for both projects. Filament Group is a Boston-based design studio focused on creating highly functional, accessible and intuitive user interfaces for a broad range of devices, from mobile, tablets, kiosks and desktop. Todd is the co-author of the books "Designing with Progressive Enhancement" (Peachpit Press) and "The jQuery Cookbook" (O'Reilly) and speaks on issues of progressive enhancement and mobile design, including presentations at the jQuery Conference and Voices That Matter: Web Design.

  • John Resig

    John is in charge of managing the direction of the jQuery library. This involves taking a critical look at existing (and expected) features and making informed decisions about them. He’s also in charge of managing development resources and time spent on the different aspects of the project.

  • Boaz Sender

    I am a JavaScript programmer at a webshop/hack-space in Boston called bocoup. I enjoy hacking on JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5 & friends and CouchDB. I have worked on a several jQuery infrastructure projects, written a couple of jQuery plugins, contributed to the Blueprint CSS framework, and published a couple of themes for Tumblr and WordPress. I care deeply about making the internet better, and this is the focus of my work at bocoup. You can usually find me hanging out in #jquery on freenode. /msg me.

  • Adam Sontag

    Adam J. Sontag is a New York City-based developer with Boston's Bocoup. He's a member the jQuery Developer Relations team, Developer Relations Lead for jQuery UI and co-host of the yayQuery podcast. In other words, he's dedicated to keeping the jQuery project in sync with the community's needs and wants.

  • Steve Souders

    Steve works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. He previously served as Chief Performance Yahoo!. Steve is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He created YSlow, the performance analysis plug-in for Firefox. He serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O'Reilly, and is co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. He taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford University.

  • Rick Waldron

    Javascript Enthusiast, Evangelist and Programmer at the Boston based webshop/hack-space Bocoup. jQuery Bugs Team and Core contributor. Author of Mozilla/Bocoup joint effort project Popcorn.js.

  • Estelle Weyl

    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 http://www.standardista.com and http://evotech.net/blog. 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.

  • Andrew Wirick

    Andrew Wirick is a aspiring well funder, Penn Sate alum, front end web developer, amateur investor and homebrewer. He spends his web life working for appendTo where he trains developers on topics from jQuery foundations to rich web application development. He helps run the enterprisejQuery.com blog. Andrew resides in the secretly incredible Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Richard D. Worth

    Richard D. Worth is a user interface consultant at Richly Interactive in Washington, D.C. He specializes in training and consulting services around JavaScript, jQuery UI, HTML5, CSS3, SVG5, and MathML5.

    He leads the jQuery UI project and in addition to helping make it the best JavaScript UI library ever, he helped write the jQuery Cookbook by O’Reilly.

  • Nicholas Zakas

    Nicholas C. Zakas is a presentation architect at Yahoo!, defining front end strategy for some of Yahoo!'s largest sites. Nicholas is also the author of several books, including High Performance JavaScript, Professional JavaScript for Web Developers, and Professional Ajax.