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John Riviello

John Riviello is a Distinguished Engineer and Lead Front-end Developer at Comcast where he works on the XFINITY customer websites and web applications. He is also the author of the course ‘CSS to Sass: Converting an Existing Site.’ In his free time, he prefers surfing waves over surfing the internet.

Ashley Quinto Powell

Ashley has been in technical consulting sales for 10 years, and is the Business Development Manager for Bendyworks in Madison, WI. She is a Co-Organizer of the Madison Women in Tech, and an Ambassador to the Doyenne Group, which helps female entrepreneurs. When not at Bendyworks, she be found at home- painting, crafting, cooking and toddler-wrangling.

Eryn O’Neil

Eryn O’Neil is a Minneapolis-based freelance PHP developer and tech lead. Grounded in the agency world, she has worked on everything from e-commerce and online promotions to a proprietary framework and CMS. Her philosophy is to build software by placing humans first: both the people who will use it and the developers who will build it with you (and maintain it afterward).

Living in Minnesota, Eryn spends most of her free time teaching blues dancing, flying on a trapeze, and wishing it weren’t snowing.

Marc Drummond

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As a front-end developer for Lullabot, Marc focuses on creating great experiences no matter the device, browser or abilities of the person accessing a site. Marc serves as co-maintainer of Drupal 8’s core Responsive Image and Breakpoint modules. He previously worked for a local Twin Cities suburb for 10 years, doing web development and graphic design; he also served on the board of the National Association of Government Web Professionals for five years, including a year as President of the organization.

Marc earned a BA in English and a concentration in Public Service from Albion College in Michigan, as well as degrees in web design and graphic design at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. Marc enjoys living in the Twin Cities suburbs with his wife and four-year-old daughter, as well as their cat and dog, and getting together regularly with family who live nearby.

Kimberly Doberstein

Kim Doberstein is honored to work at the University of Minnesota as a web developer. Kim’s career journey has been a true adventure including the roles of: high school science teacher, teacher trainer, college instructor, technology assessment and integration specialist, project manager, analyst, web designer/developer, web accessibility specialist, information architect, web user experience specialist, and a Girl Scout horse camp assistant director.

From her first JavaScript generated “hello world” over 15 years ago, she has developed a passion for creating easy to use, interactive, standards compliant, maintainable web sites/applications.   She is especially interested how we can design websites for all of our users.

When not slinging HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or other code, she is an active yogini, enjoys outdoor photography, and is usually found giggling with her daughters.

Amy Dalrymple

Amy is a web programmer who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and their three cats. She’s been working professionally with the web for about 10 years, but she built her first website in the mid-90s. Away from the computer, she is an avid knitter and Ravenclaw groupie. She enjoys new adventures, new people, and learning new things.

Brandi Brown

Brandi Brown does all kinds of stuff. The proud owner of a rarely used political science degree from Williams College, Brandi has worked in advertising, web development and brand strategy and software engineering. She is also an accomplished stand up comic who has been featured in many publications, including The Guardian. Brandi has opened such comedians as Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, Nick DiPaolo and Wendy Liebman. She’s currently the head writer for Blackout, the Twin Cities’ only all-black improv group (they added sketch) and has joined the American Civic Forum’s political theater group as head researcher. She’s currently freelancing as a brand strategy consultant, researcher and grant writer on top of performing and writing comedy.

Abby Bajuniemi

Abby is a former Professor of Spanish and Linguistics who is bringing her love of language to the world of UX and Content Strategy. As a linguist, she studies how language and society intersect, and how context affects the language we use and learn. She is currently on the UX Research and Design team at C.H. Robinson.

If she could insert a photo of her really cute dogs here, she would.

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