Vitaly Friedman Smashing Magazine

Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Originally from Minsk, Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics in Germany where he has discovered his passion for typography, writing and design. After working as a freelancing designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine, one of the largest online magazines dedicated to Web design and development. Vitaly is writer, co-author and editor of both Smashing Books. He is now working as the editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine in the lovely city of Germany, Freiburg.

20 years of frontend development. So what? Independent developer for 16 years. Sold out to corporations. Jack of all trades, master of none. More of the last part. Founder and chief-editor of the Frontender Magazine. Failed miserably. Speaker at international and local conferences. The further the local. UA Web Challenge expert. Ex. Magical talking bear prostitute.

A Software Engineer and enthusiast, capable to create products from idea to production. Vladimir's programming experience began from the last school years when he finished Computer Science classes. Then he went to the University and dive deep into the science of how semiconductors grow. And from 2011 Vladimir has been working as a software engineer including his master's degree project, where he used programming skills to create complex computation and analysis tools. He also worked in games, social and event industries. Was part of an incredible team of Interactive Lab in Moscow, helped friends from IvanRast in Saint-Petersburg to create digital experiences, CMS for a museum, and interactive presentations. In 2016 Vladimir had invited one of the gaming companies in Prague and later joined one of the best IT sports companies DELTATRE as a Senior Software Engineer.

Actively propagating web application safety. Love testing and works at for the second time. Material-UI core team member. Active (or not really) open source contributor.

Love chihuahua, volleyball, OCaml, and cooking.

Ujjwal is a Compilers Hacker at Igalia working on TC39, V8 and SpiderMonkey, a Node.js Core Collaborator, a TC39 Delegate and an International Speaker. He loves to talk about open source software, JavaScript and web standards.

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Born and raised in St. Petersburg. Loves to travel, socialize, and solve complex problems (both technical and life). Daniil also managed to work with both the frontend and the backend, which helps a lot in the current work of the team lead.

Helps to do Teaches a little about how to make a frontend. Likes good talks, tests, and painting (impressionism ++).

15 years of JS everywhere: from microcontrollers to rendering video in the cloud. More than 6 years of educational experience (at two universities and Illya's own courses), Ph.D. in Computer Science (field of interest: System Analysis and Theory of optimal decisions). Now works as front-end developer in GitLab.