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Speakers at UIKonf 2017

UIKonf hosts a diverse selection of inspiring speakers. We select and invite about half of our speakers. The other half is selected by our community through our anonymous call for proposals system. Details coming soon.

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Brandon Williams & Lisa Luo

Brandon Williams & Lisa Luo

Brandon and Lisa are both Android and iOS engineers at Kickstarter. Brandon uses an iPhone and Lisa uses an Android but they still get along. Together, they have helped build the Kickstarter Android app and rewrite Kickstarter's iOS app, which Brandon once wrote in Objective-C, in Swift. They like tacos, tequila, and ergonomic keyboards. They dislike imperative programming, untestable code, and non-ergonomic keyboards.

Cate Huston

Cate Huston

Cate has spent her career working on mobile and documenting everything she learns using Wordpress. Now she combines the two as Automattic's 📱 👑.

She co-curates Technically Speaking - a newsletter that delivers call for proposals (CFPs), speaking tips, and inspirational videos straight to your inbox - and admins the New-(ish) Manager Slack. You can find her on Twitter at @catehstn and at cate.blog.

Chris Eidhof & Florian Kugler

Chris Eidhof & Florian Kugler

Florian and Chris are the hosts of Swift Talk. Together, they have written and published three books about Swift and iOS development, and started objc.io. Before, they worked on Deckset, Scenery and a number of other projects.

Frank Rausch

Frank Rausch

Frank Rausch, a user interface designer and iOS developer, specializes in digital typography. He is co-founder and managing partner at Raureif, an award-winning interaction design consultancy based in Berlin.

In his work, Frank Rausch explores how technology and code can shape good digital reading experiences. He teaches user interface design and typography at design schools in Potsdam, Copenhagen, and St. Gallen.

Gwen Weston

Gwen Weston

Gwen is a full-stack developer whose first and one true love is iOS. She is constantly building productivity tools and loves to try out different workflows and experiment with quantified self tracking. Her favourite shade of purple is #A157E8. Find her on twitter @purpleyay.

Rob Napier

Rob Napier

Rob is co-author of iOS Programming Pushing the Limits, and has a passion for the fiddly bits below the surface, like networking, performance, security, and text layout. He asks "but is it good Swift?" a lot. Someday he hopes to know.

He tweets as @cocoaphony.

TJ Usiyan

TJ Usiyan

Currently an instructor with Iron Yard in Atlanta, TJ is a teacher, writer, musician, and software developer interested in crafting interesting work and helping others do the same.

He spends his time exploring and modeling mathematics, musical structure, and the language of music using Objective-C, Swift, and whatever other software tools come in handy. Find him on Twitter at @griotspeak

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