Andy is a senior developer at Evoluted New Media in Sheffield and mostly works with Laravel and CakePHP. Before working full-time in the web industry he worked in Quantum Optics research as a theoretical Physicist.
Beth is a Senior Software Test Engineer for one of the largest sports betting companies in the UK. She has worked in testing for 4 years, in a wide variety of testing disciplines and is always interested in learning more. In her free time, Beth is a gamer, foodie and gig-attendee; she has an avid interest in learning about science, medicine and history.
Chad is a developer turned user researcher based in Sheffield. They have also dipped their toe into project management, user testing, interaction design and event organising. They are a firm believer in inclusive software and digital inclusion. In their spare time, they can be found in various usergroups talking about gender, mental health and gaming for social good.
Chris is a developer at simplabs, a member of the Ember Core Learning Team and loves talking about Ember any chance he gets! Also, many moons ago Chris used to help run LeedsJS!
Having been a developer for 8 years, Colin jumped over that fence developers love to chuck work over six months ago to became an SDET with interests in automation, the visualisation of test report data and value driven development practices. Outside of work Colin loves augmented reality, Pokemon Go (for which he helps run the Leeds community), death metal and board games.
Jamie is a web developer and runs a small agency in Middlesbrough called Endeavour Digital. He enjoys building Front End Applications with React and is an advocate of JAMstack.
When he isn’t working you’ll find him spending time with his family, playing squash or eating the occasional parmo.
Katie Fenn is a software engineer from Sheffield working at Monzo. She loves attending conferences, writing talks and building nifty things with the Web. When not at work, you'll most likely find her on a bike in the Peak District National Park.
Luke is a developer who started building web things in the early 2000s as a hobbyist before making a career of it in 2012. He’s currently a software engineer at Sky Betting & Gaming in Leeds, where he also runs LeedsJS. In his free time, he’s an amateur chef, expert eater, casual pixel artist and a chaotic maker.
Phil is Principal Developer Advocate at Netlify, the fastest growing automation and hosting platform for modern websites.
With a passion for browser technologies, and the empowering properties of the Web, he loves seeking out ingenuity and simplicity, especially in places where over-engineering is common.
Phil's 20 year career in web development includes time as a Software Engineer at Verisign, an Open Source Evangelist at British Telecom, and Technology Director at R/GA where he worked with clients around the world such as Nike, Google, Beats By Dre and Samsung to bring engaging and effective experiences to the widest audience possible.
Rich Mcintyre is a straight talking internet enthusiast, currently working as a Software Engineering Manager at DAZN. Working with teams in Amsterdam and Leeds.
Sam is a, front-end developer at GitLab, and co-organiser of Frontend NE. He’s an advocate of pattern libraries and componentising elements; and has given talks on both topics at several events and conferences in the past.
You can follow him as samdbeckham on Github, Twitter, Codepen, or Medium.
Yes, the D stands for David; and no, there’s no relation (unfortunately).
Tom is a product developer at AND Digital, based in their Leeds office. He enjoys speciality coffee, cycling and forever rewriting personal projects with the latest JS library and frameworks, meaning these projects are never quite finished.
Umair is a software developer, currently working for AND Digital. He loves creating amazing UX / UI and apps and one of his passions is ReactJS, having formerly worked as a React Native Developer. As well as ReactJS, Umair loves contributing to OSS, giving back to the local community and throwing in a good pun to conversations (even if they don’t get a REACTion...).