WebVisions Portland was held May 7-9 at the Oregon Convention Center.
Registration opens at 8:00am in the entrance to the B Series Meeting Rooms at the Oregon Convention Center.
Senongo is a design lead at Cambridge University Press, where he works to create clean, simple websites for a global user-base. For over 6 years, Senongo has worked for a variety of clients in the US and Japan, designing interactive experiences and consulting on digital strategy. Senongo grew up in Nigeria, West Africa.
Michael Bergmann recently retired from a lifelong career at Nike as an Innovator, Developer, Director and Ambassador to the Brand and is currently the Founder of IncubatorU, LLC. Throughout his 30+ years at Nike, Michael wove technologies and processes to improve design decisions, sustainability and performance and had the honor to work on a variety of innovations including the most durable rubber compound in Tennis to the revolutionary FlyKnit technology.
Joel is a Southern California native working as a Mobile UX Designer at Google. Aside from Google Analytics and Android, he also advises on other startups in the valley and spends his free time hosting The Blnce podcast.
Charlie brings passion for the power of collective problem-solving, global expertise in launching new ideas, developing community-focused business models, and driving executive-level organizational strategy. Prior to starting Context Partners, Charlie was executive director of Changemakers at Ashoka, pioneering the world of philanthropy through open innovation for social change. His work included building an online community of more than 100,000 social entrepreneurs from 125 countries and connected more than $50 million in philanthropic funding.
As director of the strategic prototyping group at Microsoft Corp., Jonathan leads the group that creates prototypes of technologies that look out five to ten years in the future. The team conceives tangible realizations of ideas and technologies that they believe will enhance people’s productivity, lifestyle and entertainment.
Steve is the content nerd-herder and responsive design fanatic at The Republic of Quality, in Vancouver, Canada. He leads the charge on the creative end of our projects, coordinating research, strategy, visual and interaction design, and content strategy. On the global stage he's a sought-after speaker on topics like responsive web design, UX, open source, design thinking, and web process.
Maria has pursued a vision of intelligent, elegant, people-centered design throughout her professional life. It’s an approach that helped Hot Studio grow into a full-service creative agency and one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 5,000 fastest-growing businesses. Recently, Maria joined Facebook as its Director of Product Design.
Jason is a mobile web strategist, co-founder of CloudFour.com and MobilePortland.com, and co-author of Head First Mobile Web. Jason has a proven track record of identifying upcoming trends and positioning clients to take advantage of new technology. He specializes in helping customers determine the best way to accomplish their business objectives online.
The future is Brian David Johnson's business. As a futurist at Intel Corporation, his charter is to develop an actionable 10 -15 year vision for the future of technology. Along with reinventing TV, Johnson has been pioneering development in artificial intelligence, robotics, and using science fiction as a design tool.
Lynne d Johnson works with brands and agencies to engage consumers through content-driven conversations that build passionate communities all with the goal of providing value for people while driving business ROI.
Peter-Paul Koch is a mobile platform strategist, browser researcher, consultant, and trainer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He specialises in the mobile web, and especially mobile browser research. He has won international renown with his Fronteers, the Dutch association of front-end professionals, and advises mobile and desktop browser vendors on their implementation of Web standards.
Ana Pinto da Silva leads design for Microsoft’s Strategic Prototyping and Advanced Strategies Group (StratPro). Her work synthesizes her interests in design, storytelling, architecture and emerging technologies with her deep passion for creative collaboration. Ana’s previous experience includes game development, architecture, and interactive media. Her work has garnered several awards including the Al Falah Grant from U.C. Berkeley in 2002 and a Webby Worthy Award in 2003.
The son of a plumber and a psychologist, Dan feels the interaction design he does is a little bit of both. He feels that design isn’t only about problem solving, but about creating a better, more humane, future.
Tomer Sharon is a Senior User Experience Researcher at Google Search in New York City and author of the upcoming book, "Lean UX Research for Entrepreneurs".
Indi is an independent consultant who has guided more than 50 mental model research projects, using methodology she developed. Solving people's problems and inventing reliable methods to produce solutions has been Indi's passion. She was a founding partner of Adaptive Path and is a lifetime member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Is there anyplace else in the world you can eat poutine while watching a bag pipe playing Darth Vader ride a unicycle? No? We didn’t think so, welcome to Portland! There are a few things a visitor must do when visiting the rainy city:
Powell’s bookstore on Burnside and Broadway is the largest independent used and new bookstore in the country. It is literally a city block three stories high. Broken up into different theme colored rooms, you may depart the RED room a little blushed.
Bacon on a donut? Don’t fight it, give in to the power of the Bacon Maple Bar. Or perhaps you can devour the Tex-Ass Donut in less than 2 minutes? Winners get the donut for free and the accompanying stomach ache is yours to keep as well. The only donut joint we know of that’s open 24 hours and that have insanely long lines after midnight.
Portlanders love their bicycles and beer, so what better way to tour Portland’s breweries than on a bike built for 12. Make a reservation in advance (of course) and while it’s always fun to do things with friends, if you go alone you won’t be so long. Something about biking, drinking, then biking and drinking makes fast friends fast.
For a good old fashioned drag show. Darcelle XV & Company have been entertaining audiences in all walks of life for over 37 years with Las Vegas-style cabaret revues of Glitz, Glamour and Comedy.