"I’d love to speak at FtF because it’s one of the best and friendliest conferences I have been to, the crowd is great, the location is amazing, and apparently I have been that close to speaking twice already ;) And besides that, Bologna is a fantastic city with the best food. Ever."
- anonymous Call for Papers submission
Mark Robbins Mark is changing the way people think of email, they no longer have to be static pages of simple text and image but can now be fully interactive microsites.
At the forefront of the new interactive email revolution he is pushing email...

Mark Robbins

Mark is changing the way people think of email, they no longer have to be static pages of simple text and image but can now be fully interactive microsites.

At the forefront of the new interactive email revolution he is pushing email clients to their limits yet still supplying solid fallbacks for the likes of Outlook. Among other things, he has build fully interactive game in email, multi page emails, 3D products and a fully functional shopping cart and checkout in an email. All this without a line of JavaScript, just pure CSS.

As well as working with many major brands Mark has also consulted for a number of email clients on developing their rendering capabilities.

You can often find him discussing the quirks of email rendering on twitter @M_J_Robbins and as a moderator at the Litmus Community.

Hugo GiraudelHugo is a French front-end developer based in Berlin. After a couple of years working as a developer in the banking industry, he had the great opportunity to join Edenspiekermannin Berlin to work on client projects. Active open-source...

Hugo Giraudel

Hugo is a French front-end developer based in Berlin. After a couple of years working as a developer in the banking industry, he had the great opportunity to join Edenspiekermannin Berlin to work on client projects. Active open-source community member and contributor to many projects, he initiated a few himself like Browserhacks,SassDoc, Sass Guidelinesand Sass Compatibility and theSitePoint Sass Reference.

He published a book about Sass entitled Jump Start Sass, with Miriam Suzanne. Google Developer Expert in front-end development, and 5 times nominee for the Net Awardsunder the Developer of the Year category, you can ask him anything on the Ask Me Anything repository.

Marc ThieleFounder and head behind @btconf, an event series where designers, developers, and other creative minds meet and exchange. Working and living for this event.

Marc Thiele

Founder and head behind @btconf, an event series where designers, developers, and other creative minds meet and exchange. Working and living for this event. 

"Today I gave a talk at From the Front in Bologna, Italy. It’s the first conference I’ve spoken at that has been simultaneously interpreted, and over the past few weeks I’ve been fretting about how it might turn out. […] I wanted to make my talk as accessible as possible to all the attendees"
- Anna Debenham, on the translation to Italian at From the Front http://maban.co.uk/97/
Lyza Danger GardnerLyza is a developer and human, co-founder of Cloud Four and Open Web Engineer at Bocoup. A 20-year veteran of the web, she is a generalist with an abiding commitment to making the web work everywhere. Lyza is a seasoned and...

Lyza Danger Gardner

Lyza is a developer and human, co-founder of Cloud Four and Open Web Engineer at Bocoup. A 20-year veteran of the web, she is a generalist with an abiding commitment to making the web work everywhere. Lyza is a seasoned and spirited speaker, and is a writer for A List Apart, O’Reilly Publishing, net Magazine, Smashing Magazine and others.

Alla KholmatovaAlla is an interaction designer at an open education startup, FutureLearn. She’s interested in how design relates to other disciplines, including linguistics, psychology, and architecture. Alla is an occasional contributor to design...

Alla Kholmatova

Alla is an interaction designer at an open education startup, FutureLearn. She’s interested in how design relates to other disciplines, including linguistics, psychology, and architecture. Alla is an occasional contributor to design publications, such as A List Apart (for example: The Language of Modular Design), and an owner of several vintage robots.

Alla tweets as @craftui and can be found online at craftui.com.

Prior to FutureLearn Alla Kholmatova designed mobile & desktop apps for Cezanne HR, and was part of the Thomson Reuters Eikon design & UX team.

Dan MallDan is an award-winning creative director and advisor from Philly. He’s the founder ofSuperFriendly, a design collaborative that brings exquisite creative direction & design to organizations with the most complex problems involving people,...

Dan Mall

Dan is an award-winning creative director and advisor from Philly. He’s the founder ofSuperFriendly, a design collaborative that brings exquisite creative direction & design to organizations with the most complex problems involving people, content, and devices. Dan is an enthralled husband & dad and co-founder of Typedia (an encyclopedia for typefaces) and Businessology (a podcast and workshop series teaching designers how to run better businesses). He writes about design and other issues on Twitter and on his industry-recognized site, danielmall.com.

The price

The greatest goal of From the Front, as a no-profit, is to offer a top notch conference at an affordable price.

Full price tickets are available at 185€, which is a bargain compared to the industry standards, for 2 full days of event.*

Nevertheless, stay assured we won’t compromise on quality: there will never be any content that wasn’t either hand picked, or selected through a blind call for paper for its content. You’ll never see an un-relevant sponsored talk: you paid a ticket, we value your time.

* The price will eventually raise, around mid July, when the late birds will be on sale, but that would still be less than the European average.


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