All of our speakers are deeply rooted in the web and have at one time or another decided to take their talent to mobile. They will teach you which web techniques work on mobile, which don’t, and which new ones you need in order to keep up with a rapidly changing web.

Jenifer Hanen

Jenifer Hanen, aka Ms. Jen, is a mobile | web designer | developer with over a decade of consulting experience. As a code minimalist, she inadvertently discovered the mobile web in 2001 when she was shown that one of her sites rendered as designed, albeit in black & white, on an early web-enabled mobile device. Jenifer became mobile curious and has since been passionate about the mobile web design, user experience, mobile photo blogging, and almost all things mobile.

She can be found on most of the social networks as @msjen and blogging at blackphoebe.com & mobilefor.us.

Stephen Hay

Stephen has been designing and developing for the web since 1995. He was formerly Creative Director of Cinnamon Interactive, one of the first web design and development firms to successfully combine professional visual design with open web standards and accessibility best practices back when table layout was the norm. He now independently consults with clients on design, multi-platform strategy and accessibility through his new company, Zero Interface.

Stephen has written for A List Apart, NaarVoren and ChangeThis. Aside from his client work, he speaks and writes on the subjects of CSS3 layout, (web) design and accessibility. He sporadically publishes his thoughts at the-haystack.com.

Scott Jehl

Scott Jehl of Filament Group, Inc is a Boston-based designer with interest in modern web dev best practices, "responsive" design, and universal accessibility. He is a jQuery team member, involved in creating the jQuery UI CSS framework and ThemeRoller, and most recently leading the development of jQuery Mobile (with Filament Group as design lead).

Scott is an active participant in the web community, speaking at conferences such as Voices That Matter, contributing to sites such as A List Apart, and as co-author of the book Designing with Progressive Enhancement (New Riders, 2010).


Peter-Paul Koch is a mobile platform strategist, consultant, and trainer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He concentrates on Web technologies, mobile websites, and W3C Widgets.

He specialises in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and browser compatibility. He has won international renown with his browser compatibility research. In 2009 he shifted from traditional desktop browsers and sites to the mobile Web, and he never looked back. He discovered that mobile devices and browsers are in even more need of description than their desktop counterparts, and set himself to the task.

On the Web he is universally known as ppk.

Brian LeRoux

Brian LeRoux is the lead at Nitobi Software with the prestigious title SPACELORD!1!! He also has the dubious distinction of being the creator of wtfjs.com and crockfordfacts.com. To make matters worse he actually has a non-breaking space tattoo. Aside all these ridiculous distractions he is also responsible for leading the direction on the wildly popular PhoneGap free software project that has the audacious goal to provide a web platform complete with Device APIs for nearly all smartphone operating systems.

Nikolai Onken

Nikolai has been developing web applications since 1997 and has since then continuously been involved with open source projects such as the Dojo Toolkit. Since 2008, mobile cross platform development has been the primary focus of Nikolais work and he is pushing the browser as platform forward through projects like HumanAPI. Being a co-founder of Europe based JavaScript company, uxebu, Nikolai now is working on developer tools (apparat.io) to make mobile HTML5 development easier. You can find him at one of the many dojo.beer() events which he is helping to organize all over Europe if he's not building mobile JavaScript applications reading or controlling hardware.

Antony Ribot

Antony is co-founder of ribot - a design lab specialising in enjoyable small screen interfaces and experiences. He started his digital expedition 12 years ago with London-based Tomato, during which, amongst other things, he earned a D&AD pencil award for an interactive project for Levis.

Antony entered the mobile industry 7 years ago, taking up the challenge of turning the constraints of mobile devices into a collection of subtle but positive experiences.

Ribot was founded 4 years ago and now work with a broad collection of clients including Nokia, Intel, Tesco, Microsoft and O2, to push the boundaries of mobile design and user experience

Bryan Rieger

Bryan is a designer, writer and reluctant developer with a background in theatre design and classical animation. Bryan has worked across various media including print, broadcast, web and mobile; and with clients such as Apple, Microsoft, Nokia and the Symbian Foundation. A passionate storyteller and incessant tinkerer, Bryan can be found crafting a diverse range of experiences at Yiibu—a wee design consultancy based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Stephanie Rieger

Stephanie is a designer and closet anthropologist with a passion for the many ways people interact with technology. With a diverse background, Stephanie's expertise lies in marrying design, technology and business goals to craft simple, elegant experiences. A compulsive tester and researcher, Stephanie is always keen to discover and share insights on the intricacies of cross-platform mobile design and mobility trends from around the world.

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 recently taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford University.

Jared Spool

A software developer and programmer, Jared founded User Interface Engineering in 1988. He has more than 15 years of experience conducting usability evaluations on a variety of products, and is an expert in low-fidelity prototyping techniques.

Jared is on the faculty of the Tufts University Gordon Institute and teaches seminars on product usability. He is a member of SIGCHI, the Usability Professionals Association, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the IEEE. Jared is a recognized authority on user interface design and human factors in computing. He is a regular tutorial speaker at the annual CHI conference and Society for Technical Communications conferences around the country.

Luke Wroblewski

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.

Luke's complete resume and recommendations are available on LinkedIn.

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Andrea Trasatti

Andrea is an old timer of the Web for mobile devices. He currently works for Forum Nokia as a community manager and takes care of all matters regarding Web-related documentation and contents. In the past has been active in the open source world as a maintainer of WURFL for 5 years and developer of WordPress and Drupal themes for mobile devices.

You can find him on Twitter as @andreatrasatti

Andreas Bovens

Andreas heads up Opera Software's Developer Relations & Tools team. The team evangelizes open web standards through publications and conference presentations, helps out and interacts with the web developer community, takes care of product management of developer tools such as Opera Dragonfly, and focuses on solving compatibility issues so sites work well in all Opera products.

In a previous life, Andreas did a master in Japanese studies, researched Japanese copyright law at Meiji and Keio University, and was a product tester and web evangelist at Opera's Tokyo office. He loves espresso, and picks up his banjo from time to time.

Eli Fidler

Eli Fidler works for Research In Motion on the Web Platform team. He is responsible for the architecture of WebKit on BlackBerry platforms.

Formerly with Torch Mobile, Eli has a strong history in the Web and Open Source communities.

Eli is based in Toronto, Canada, but can regularly be found walking the halls of RIM offices shouting "Don't break the Web!"

Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith makes websites. He is responsible for the death of the trees used to print the books DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax and most recently, HTML5 For Web Designers. He also shot a man in Reno just to watch him die. Originally from Ireland, Jeremy now lives in Brighton, England where he pretends to work with Clearleft. Peas grow there.