Office Hours

Eric Meyer (Complex Spiral Consulting), Brian Holt (Microsoft), Jason Pamental (Fresh Tilled Soil)
10:45am–11:15am Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Location: Community Lounge

Office Hours gives you a chance to meet face-to-face with some of our speakers in a small group setting to discuss the speaker’s area of expertise, give feedback about their sessions, or ask questions. Office Hours take place in the Community Lounge.

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Eric Meyer

Complex Spiral Consulting

Eric A. Meyer (@meyerweb) has been a burger flipper, a college webmaster, an early blogger, one of the original CSS Samurai, a member of the CSS WG, a consultant and trainer, a Standards Evangelist at Netscape, and co-founded An Event Apart with Jeffrey Zeldman. He wrote CSS: The Definitive Guide for O’Reilly as welll as several other books, has spoken at conferences the world over, created the first official W3C test suite, and assisted in the creation of microformats. In 2006, he was inducted into the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for “international recognition on the topics of HTML and CSS” and helping to “inform excellence and efficiency on the Web.”

Eric lives with his family in Cleveland, Ohio, which is a much nicer city than you’ve been led to believe. He’s a staunch defender of the Oxford comma, the hard G in “GIF”, and the right of everyone everywhere to follow a sentence with however many spaces they deem proper. He enjoys a good meal whenever he can and considers almost every form of music to be worthwhile.

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Brian Holt


Brian Holt is a senior cloud developer advocate at Microsoft, where he’s all about developers, developers, developers. Previously, he was a JavaScript engineer at Netflix, LinkedIn, and Reddit. When not working, Brian finds time to teach on Frontend Masters, run his mouth on Front End Happy Hour, travel all over the world, and play with his adorable dog. Brian is a resident of San Francisco, CA.

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Jason Pamental

Fresh Tilled Soil

Jason Pamental is the Lead UX Strategist at Fresh Tilled Soil, author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, overall web & typography nerd who specializes in being a generalist. He’s worked on the web since 1994 in a range of capacities, having led creative and technical efforts for major universities, NFL and America’s Cup teams, Fortune 25 corporations and others. He also teachers workshops on Responsive Web Design and Typography, speaks about design at conferences around the world (or pretty much anywhere people will listen), and follows @aProperCollie around Turner Reservoir in the morning, posting photos on Instagram.