Rachel is Managing Director and founder of web development company edgeofmyseat.com, previously a consultancy that have shifted focus to products, currently working exclusively on their CMS Perch.
Her professional skills range from front and back-end development to operations. Her day can include planning a new marketing campaign, fixing a CSS issue on a site, writing a Puppet manifest and writing a Perch app in PHP.
Val is a designer and web animation consultant with a talent for getting designers and developers alike excited about the power of animation. She is the author of The Pocket Guide to CSS Animations and the upcoming Designing Interface Animations on Rosenfeld Media.
She curates the knowledge-packed UI Animation Newsletter, hosts the All The Right Moves screencast, and co-hosts the Motion and Meaning podcast. Val leads workshops at companies and conferences around the world on motion design for the web and loves every minute of it.
Julian is on a mission to design and develop great user experiences. He currently works for Rainforest, a company that automates QA testing and it’s become a major obsession for him write testing software and hack the frontend.
He’s done everything from making art films to writing UI for the finance industry. Julian lives currently in Graz, Austria, together with his wife and two kids.
Martin is open source contributor and web evangelist by heart from Zurich with a decade experience from the trenches of software engineering in multiple fields.
He works as a software engineer at Archilogic in front- and backend.
He devotes his time to moving the web forward, fixing problems, building applications and systems and breaking things for fun & profit.
Martin believes in the web platform and is working with bleeding edge technologies that will allow the web to prosper.