Speaking

Having spoken at well over 50 public events, sharing my knowledge with development and product teams is something I am both very experienced with and hugely passionate about. If you’re running an event would like me to speak, I have prepared some information for you.

As well as speaking at development conferences, I can (and indeed do) speak at private engagements for companies and their staff. If you are a company who would like a tech talk to be delivered on-site to a private audience, please do get in touch.

If you feel like you’d like something a little more involved and in-depth, then you’re probably looking for a workshop. I’ve run countless workshops for both public events and private clients. Read more about what that involves.

Want to see where I’m speaking next? Check out the list.

Upcoming Events

  1. Talk

    DEVit, Thessaloniki, (Greece) May 2017
  2. Talk

    SmashingConf, New York (US), June 2017
  3. 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.

What’s in It for You?

I will help to promote and publicise your event. I will endeavour to make myself available to attendees for the entire duration of the event. I will attend all social activities surrounding the event. I will deliver a quality talk of practical relevance. I will gladly allow you to record and distribute my talk. I hold myself to a high standard.

Sound okay? Get in touch!

Past Events

  1. Workshop

    White October Events, London (England), November 2016
  2. Talk

    London CSS, London (England), November 2016
  3. Talk

    FrontMen Guru Sessions, Amsterdam (Netherlands), November 2016
  4. Talk & Workshop

    Topconf, Tallinn (Estonia), November 2016
  5. Talk & Workshop

    Beyond Tellerrand, Berlin (Germany), November 2016
  6. Talk

    Code4Life, Warsaw (Poland), October 2016
  7. Talk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Front-Trends, Warsaw (Poland), April 2012
  58. 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 Q1–2 2017

Projects

  • inuitcss
  • ITCSS – coming soon…
  • CSS Guidelines

Events

  • Talk

    DEVit, Thessaloniki, (Greece) May 2017

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.