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Front-End Development

Amit Pande

Director, User Experience and Front-End Design at HP R&D

At HP R&D in Bangalore, Amit leads a multidisciplinary User Experience and Front-End Design Studio. He has over 10 years of experience, including leadership roles in experience design, product innovation, and marketing at HP, Yahoo!, Oracle, PeopleSoft, and Spire, a Talent Intelligence startup. Amit has been instrumental in organizing various innovation and UX events in India, including the NASSCOM Product Conclave 2011, several World Usability Days, and Doors of Perception. He holds an MS in Engineering with a focus on HCI and Decision Support from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. MoreMore

Andrew Micallef

Product Manager at QuickFocus

When Andrew studied software engineering, he discovered his passion for agile development and Web applications. These passions continue to drive his desire to seek simplicity and exceptional user experiences that allow people to focus on their tasks rather than their tools. MoreMore

Andrii Glushko

UX Designer at SoftServe, Inc.

Andrii has created high-quality user interfaces that ensure optimal user experiences for numerous desktop, tablet, and mobile applications. He has defined effective information architectures, conducted usability assessments and heuristic evaluations, and applied best practices and guidelines for various platforms. His experience includes many healthcare projects. Andrii blogs regularly on the SoftServe United blog. MoreMore

Bartosz Olchówka

Head of Development at LiveChat

Bartosz OlchówkaBartosz is passionate about building simple yet powerful products. Since 2009, he has been working on LiveChat, a customer-service tool for businesses, and took part in redesigning a product that was already in use by 6000 companies. Following an effective migration process, LiveChat’s introduction to the public was successful. Bartosz received his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Wroclaw University of Technology. MoreMore

Ben Newton

Product Manager and Growth Strategist at UI Group

For over ten years, Ben ran a development agency that created Web-based solutions for government, PR agencies, and small-to-medium—sized businesses. Ben now offers consulting services to aid companies with strategy, marketing, growth, and product development. He is currently working with one of Australasia’s leading UX companies, the U1 Group. With a keen interest in all things creative, he is also producing a documentary series that is supported by longer-form podcasts. MoreMore

Chi-Pong Wong

Service Segment Manager V at Hewlett-Packard

Chi-Pong is a seasoned service manager, customer relations manager, supply-chain strategist, and program manager. An influencer in several LinkedIn groups, he has published articles in leading online magazines, including Customer Think, Service Director Business Review, Project Times, PM Hut, Supply Chain Brain, and other popular journals. He earned an MA in Economics at SUNY at Stony Brook and an MS in Computer Science at Duke University. He has previously worked at Arrow Electronics, IBM, STMicroelectronics, and NEC Electronics. MoreMore

Chloe Lloyd

Online Marketing and Blog Editor at twago

Chloe works for twago—a global online platform that helps professional designers, developers, and translators find work. At twago, she has written about freelancing in many different aspects of design, especially in relation to the fields of Web design and graphic design. Chloe writes for and edits the twago blog. MoreMore

Matt Rintoul

Co-founder at Say Yeah!

Long recognized as a leading user interface designer in Toronto, Matt is particularly adept at finding those key insights that move a product from concept to a great user experience. Over the past 15 years, his design work has run the gamut from financial services to sports, publishing to productivity. Matt has worked for clients large and small, across devices of all shapes and sizes, and particularly enjoys bringing new products to market. Highlights of his design career include theScore, Virgin Mobile, Microsoft, and too many great startups to mention. MoreMore

Rich Blackwell

Art Director at Metia

With 16 years of experience in marketing and advertising, Rich combines his extensive design skills with his ability to understand client objectives and develop effective strategies to meet their goals. He specializes in brand development, print and Web advertising campaigns, marketing collateral, and Web site design. Rich has delivered compelling designs for clients such as Microsoft, Expedia, LG Electronics, and Casio. MoreMore

Roberto Ostinelli

CTO at WideTag Inc

Roberto is one of those multi-faceted personalities who is interested in finding the synergies between various fields. Musician, photographer, programmer, and MBA—class of 1997—Roberto became an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers to learn about the deep accounting mechanisms that regulate companies. He then led the marketing team at the broadband ISP company chello Belgium, where he was responsible for the ideation and launch of advertising campaigns, market analysis, and product definition. As his interests moved toward the technical aspects of running an IT business, he became systems integrator for chello in France. Then in 2002, Roberto started his own software company, e-undertown, with the goal of providing integrated Internet systems for utility networks. Now at Kallideas, in Italy, Roberto is Director of the LAB Technologies Division, dealing with research, development, and the integration of the many technologies behind the creation of intelligent virtual assistants. He is exploring artificial intelligence, with particular attention on human-like emotional software models, building complex and scalable software architectures, and integrating existing state-of-the-art technologies such as semantic engines and voice software. MoreMore

Roy Man

Founder & CEO at

Roy ManRoy is a serial Web entrepreneur and a seasoned product professional. He has been a software developer since he was in the seventh grade and teaches computer games development. Geektime named Roy one of Israel’s—“the startup nation”—Top-10 Product Professionals of 2013. MoreMore

Ryan Bell

User Interface Software Team Lead at EffectiveUI

At EffectiveUI, Ryan leads development teams in creating custom applications that improve digital interactions and enhance engagement with a company and its brand. His teams build user experiences that delight both clients and their customers. He has more than eight years of experience in IT delivery and support. In addition to software development, Ryan has worked in information architecture, data visualization, and usability research. Ryan completed his B.A. at the University of Denver, with a double major in Digital Media Studies and Spanish. MoreMore

Uday M. Shankar

Front-End Architect and UX Prototyping Lead at HP R&D

Uday specializes in the art of managing expectations through prototyping and experimentation. He leads a Design Prototyping and Front-End Engineering group at HP’s User Experience Studio, where he works closely with UX designers, architects, and developers to create end-to-end experiences across the Web, tablets, and mobile devices. In his previous roles at Yahoo!, Nokia, Extreme Networks, and Zafin Labs, Uday has used various user interface technologies, including Java, Adobe Flex, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Node.JS, Handlebars/Mustache, and EJS to build rich Internet applications for the Web and mobile devices. Uday is a visiting faculty member at the National Institute of Design, India’s leading design school. MoreMore