Interlab 2009

About Our Guest Speakers

The InterLab Planning Committee was able to secure a terrific group of guest speakers for this year's conference. We were able to get permission to record a number of their presentations and we've archived them.

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Jeffrey Zeldman

Dubbed "King of Web Standards" by Business Week, Jeffrey Zeldman was one of the first designers, bloggers, and independent publishers on the web, and one of the first web design teachers. He publishes the industry-leading magazine A List Apart “for people who make websites;” has written two books, notably the foundational web standards text, Designing With Web Standards (whose third edition comes out this year); co-founded the web design conference An Event Apart; and founded and is executive creative director of Happy Cog™, a web design agency.

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Dux Sy

Dux (you're right, it's pronounced as "ducks") is managing partner and chief evangelist of Innovative-e, Inc., a Microsoft-certified, business technology consulting and services company that focuses on assisting clients in effectively managing SharePoint projects and leveraging SharePoint as a project management platform. A thought leader in maximizing project team collaboration, he is the author of "SharePoint for Project Management" published by O’Reilly Media. He regularly blogs about SharePoint and project management at MeetDux.com. Dux Appearing courtesy of Learning Tree International, he will lead a SharePoint tutorial on Nov. 16.

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Clay Andres

Clay Andres is the MacDev and iPhone editor at Apress. He's been in  publishing for over twenty years as a journalist, author, designer,  agent, and sometime pundit. He first used the Internet in 1979 as a  graduate student in computer science at Cornell, became an early user  of graphical user interfaces and TCP/IP at Stanford, a proponent of  object-oriented programming for IBM, and a text-based coder of HTML  since the days of the Mosaic browser. He is known to enjoy a good  espresso and spending time at home in bosky Northwestern Connecticut  with his wife, two corgis, and three sons (when they choose to visit).

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Whitney Hess

Whitney Hess is a user experience design consultant based in New York City. She helps make stuff easy and pleasurable to use. Prior to going independent, she was on the design team at Liquidnet, a financial software company that runs the leading electronic marketplace for wholesale stock-trading. Previously, she was an interaction designer at Digitas and Tribal DDB, where her clients included American Express, The New York Times, Allstate, Claritin, Tropicana, and EarthLink. Most notably, she helped to conceive, design, and test an innovative card search tool for American Express, and is named as a co-inventor on its U.S. patent. Whitney is a strategic partner with Happy Cog and UX consultant for boxee, among other startups, agencies, and corporations. She writes about improving the human experience on her blog, Pleasure and Pain .

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Emily Lewis

Emily Lewis has been working as a web professional since 1998, dabbling in project management and programming until she realized her true loves were HTML and CSS and became a web designer. She specializes in writing valid, semantic markup and CSS, designing accessible web sites, and writing and optimizing web content. She is a web geek of the "standardista" variety, and gets excited about things like usability, semantics, microformats, valid (X)HTML and CSS, and accessibility. Emily writes about web design (amongst a range of other topics) on A Blog Not Limited . She is also the author of a new book, Microformats Made Simple.

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Thinh Nguyen

As Counsel for Science Commons, Thinh is responsible for advising on legal issues relating to Science Commons and for implementing its strategy and operations. Thinh joined Science Commons after working as licensing attorney, and then corporate counsel, for Business Objects, a maker of business intelligence and reporting software. He also worked as licensing attorney for Crystal Decisions, Inc., prior to its acquisition by Business Objects. Before that, he practiced as an associate in the Technology Transactions Group of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, a Silicon Valley law firm, where his work focused mainly on licensing transactions involving strategic collaborations and joint ventures, particularly in life sciences.

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Joe Lewis

Joe Lewis, a recognized expert in standards-based web development and accessibility, is co-author of the books "Foundation Website Creation with CSS, XHTML and JavaScript" and "AdvancED CSS". Joe is Chief Web Architect at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California. Before falling into the obsessive career of web design and development, Joe was a professional musician. He is a classically trained double bassist and graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and he has performed with orchestras and chamber groups in major concert halls and festivals across the United States and Europe.

Sponsors: IBM, Microsoft, CDW-G and Learning Tree International