Speaking and Workshops

I speak about—and run workshops covering—big CSS, its architecture, and writing it in large teams on large products in a performant manner that scales. If you would like me to speak or run a workshop at one of your events, please read my speaker’s questions before getting in touch.

I also run private workshops, where I come into your offices and get hacking with your team. If you would like to organise one of these then fire me an email.

Upcoming Events

  1. Talk & Workshop

    FrontEndNorth, Sheffield (England), September 2016
  2. Talk

    WDC, Bristol (England), October 2016
  3. Talk

    Code4Life, Warsaw (Poland), October 2016
  4. Talk & Workshop

    Beyond Tellerrand, Berlin (Germany), November 2016
  5. Talk & Workshop

    Topconf, Tallinn (Estonia), November 2016
  6. Talk

    Generate, Bangalore (India), December 2016
  7. Talk

    SmashingConf, New York (US), June 2017
  8. Talk

    SmashingConf, Barcelona (Spain), October 2017

Request to Speak

I would absolutely love to speak at your conference! However, I do just have a few questions to make the whole process a lot simpler and upfront for everyone involved. If you could fire me an email answering as many of the below as possible, I’d be really grateful. If you don’t have answers to everything just yet, please don’t worry—this is just a rough starting point, not a test. Please also remember that there is no right or wrong answer to any of these questions.

  • When and where is your conference? I once travelled 12,000 miles to give a talk; I’m not afraid of a commute.
  • How many attendees do you expect to have? Rough figures or previous sizes are perfectly fine.
  • What kind of audience do you have? It helps to know what the audience will be like (e.g. mainly front-end developers, mainly designers, etc.).
  • Which other speakers have you approached? It helps to be aware of any other speakers who run the risk of delivering similar talks.
  • How long does the talk need to be? Do you have a set talk duration? 45 minutes is usually ideal.
  • Do you cover speaker expenses? Flights, hotels, train journeys, etc.
  • Do you provide a plus-one ticket? Is there a chance to bring someone along who might also be interested in attending?
  • What kind of talk would you like? I usually give technical talks (CSS architecture, performance, etc.), but am open to discussing other topics.
  • Do you require a brand new talk? Writing talks takes a lot of time and effort: forewarned is forearmed.
  • Do you plan to compensate speakers? I usually charge a fee to speak, however its value is open to discussion for indie and non-profit events.

Sound okay? Get in touch!

Past Events

  1. Talk

    WebExpo, Prague (Czech Republic), September 2016
  2. Talk

    Shopify Webinar, Remote/Online, September 2016
  3. Talk

    MK Geek Night, Milton Keynes (England), September 2016
  4. Talk

    Frontend Conference, Zürich (Switzerland), September 2016
  5. Talk

    CSSconf Argentina, Buenos Aires (Argentina), August 2016
  6. Talk

    CSS Day, Amsterdam (Netherlands), June 2016
  7. Talk

    ScotlandCSS, Edinburgh (Scotland), June 2016
  8. Talk

    Front-end United, Ghent (Belgium), May 2016
  9. Talk

    Front-Trends, Warsaw (Poland), May 2016
  10. Workshop

    Topconf, Linz (Austria), May 2016
  11. Talk

    Hey!Stac, Leeds (England), April 2016
  12. Talk & Workshop

    Render, Oxford (England), April 2016
  13. Talk & Workshop

    SmashingConf, San Francisco (US), April 2016
  14. Workshop

    White October Events, London (England), March 2016
  15. Talk & Workshop

    Webstock, Wellington (New Zealand), February 2016
  16. Talk

    Topconf, Linz (Austria), February 2016
  17. Workshop

    Work in the Web, Leeds (England), January 2016
  18. Workshop

    White October Events, London (England), January 2016
  19. Talk

    Web Perf Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain), January 2016
  20. Talk

    Beyond, London (England), November 2015
  21. Workshop

    White October Events, London (England), November 2015
  22. Workshop

    White October Events, London (England), September 2015
  23. Talk

    From The Front, Bologna (Italy), September 2015
  24. Talk

    SmashingConf, Freiburg (Germany), September 2015
  25. Workshop

    DotYork, York (England), April 2015
  26. Talk

    CSSConf, Melbourne (Australia), March 2015
  27. Talk

    Frontend.fi, Helsinki (Finland), March 2015
  28. Talk

    Reasons:London, London (England), February 2015
  29. Talk

    dotCSS, Paris (France), November 2014
  30. Talk

    DaFED, Novi Sad (Serbia), November 2014
  31. Talk

    Trondheim Developer Conference, Trondheim (Norway), October 2014
  32. Talk & Workshop

    SmartWeb Conference, Bucharest (Romania), September 2014
  33. Talk

    The Geek Gathering, Osijek (Croatia), May 2014
  34. Talk

    DotYork, York (England), May 2014
  35. Talk

    Industry Conf, Newcastle (England), April 2014
  36. Talk & Workshop

    Future of Web Design, London (England), April 2014
  37. Workshop

    Event Handler, London (England), March 2014
  38. Workshop

    Event Handler, London (England), February 2014
  39. Workshop

    Smashing Workshop, Zürich (Switzerland), December 2013
  40. Workshop

    Make Do, Leeds (England), November 2013
  41. Talk

    #TIDE, Scarborough (England), October 2013
  42. Talk & Workshop

    Fronteers, Amsterdam (Netherlands), October 2013
  43. Talk

    CSSconf.eu, Berlin (Germany), September 2013
  44. Talk

    Hey!Stac, Leeds (England), June 2013
  45. Talk

    Beyond Tellerrand, Düsseldorf (Germany), May 2013
  46. Talk

    Industry Conf, Newcastle (England), April 2013
  47. Talk

    Digital Barn, Barnsley (England), September 2012
  48. Talk

    Canvas, Birmingham (England), September 2012
  49. Talk

    Front-Trends, Warsaw (Poland), April 2012
  50. Talk

    Digital Barn, Barnsley (England), February 2012

Hi there, I’m Harry. I am an award-winning Consultant Front-end Architect, designer, developer, writer and speaker from the UK. I write, tweet, speak and share code about authoring and scaling CSS for big websites. You can hire me.


I am currently accepting new projects for Q3–4, 2016 Referral scheme

Projects

  • inuitcss
  • ITCSS – coming soon…
  • CSS Guidelines

Events

  • Talk & Workshop

    FrontEndNorth, Sheffield (England), September 2016

I am available for hire to consult, advise, and develop with passionate product teams across the globe.

I specialise in large, product-based projects where performance and CSS scalability and maintainability are paramount.