19 December 2016

Webstock 2017

13 - 17 February 2-17




St James Theatre


Web·stock [wëb–stok]
– noun, origin: 2006


Webstock is an annual celebration of the web and what lies beneath, and of its makers. It is a celebration of the creativity, the culture, the challenges, the craft, and everything in between.


It features industry leaders – makers, thinkers and doers – talking on a very wide range of topics and is attended by brilliant people who give a damn about the work they do, the way they do it and the impact it has.


Recordings of past events are made available in the interests of knowledge-sharing and good web citizenship.


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Lindsay Aitchison

At NASA, Lindsay uses engineering design processes to research, create, test, and re-design space suits.


Genevieve Bell

Acclaimed Australian anthropologist & futurist, Intel


Dana Chisnell

Co-author of the Handbook of Usability Testing Second Edition, co-founder, Center for Civic Design; formerly in the U.S. Digital Service.


Jonathon Colman

Webby Award-winning product UX & content strategist at Facebook


Kate Crawford

Leading expert on the complex social impacts of large-scale data, machine learning and AI. Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Visiting Professor at MIT, and a Senior Fellow at the NYU Information Law Institute. See more...


Anil Dash

Anil Dash is an entrepreneur, activist and writer recognized as one of the most prominent voices advocating for a more humane, inclusive and ethical technology industry.


Katie Dill

As the Director of Experience Design at Airbnb, Katie is responsible for the people, processes, and structures that help the team craft high-quality experiences in the online and offline worlds.



Haley Van Dyck

Haley Van Dyck is the co-founder of the United States Digital Service, a new "start-up" inside the White House building services for the American people that work better and cost less.


Kim Goodwin

Kim Goodwin is VP of Product and User Experience at PatientsLikeMe, and the bestselling author of Designing for the Digital Age.


Jeff Gothelf

Jeff is an organisational designer and the author of Lean UX and the upcoming Sense and Respond.


David Heinemeier Hansson

DHH is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder & CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), best-selling author and Le Mans class-winning racing driver.


Cal Henderson

Cal Henderson is the co-founder and CTO of Slack, former Director of Engineering at Flickr, and author of the best-selling book Building Scalable Websites.


Lara Hogan

Lara is an Engineering Director at Etsy and the author of Designing for Performance, Building a device lab, and Demystifying Public Speaking.


Indy Johar

Indy Johar is an architect, co-founder of 00 ( and a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation and Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield.


Tim Kadlec

Head of developer relations at Snyk, co-host of The Path to Performance podcast and author of Implementing Responsive Design.


Patricia Moore

Internationally renowned gerontologist and designer, serving as a leading authority on consumer lifespan behaviors and requirements. For three years Pattie traveled throughout North America disguised as women more than 80 years of age, to understand people, products and environments as an elder.


Ashley Nelson-Hornstein

Ashley is an iOS engineer formerly of Apple and Dropbox, and co-founder of Sound Off, a non-profit working to increase access marginalized people in tech have to professional spaces.


Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen is an artist, geographer, and author whose work tackles mass surveillance and data collection. Among his chief concerns are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures.


Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister is an award-winning graphic designer and typographer, and co-founder of Sagmeister & Walsh in New York City.


Jared Spool

Jared M. Spool is a co-founder of Center Centre and the founder of UIE, a leading research, training, and consulting firm specializing in website and product usability.


Lisa Welchman

Author of Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design, inspiring new and necessary conversations about digital governance and its transformative power to support creativity, real collaboration, digital quality, and online growth.