HybridConf 2015

  • DublinIreland
  • 2Days
  • 15Speakers

Tons of

Inspirational Talks

Listen to fantastic international speakers talk product design, development, motivation, communication and so much more.


Breakfast & Lunches

Fill yourself with delicious food as well as valuable knowledge, with our breakfast, lunches, and plenty of snacks.

Two fun

After parties

Unwind after two long days of learning with our bowling tournament and renowned closing party.

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Emma Karayiannis avatar

Hearing people's inspirations, life experiences and passions are good for the soul. Thank you @HybridConf having a fantastic time <3

Emma Karayiannis

Frontend Developer at Amazeelabs

Luke Ngakane avatar

Big thanks to @zachinglis, @teawithlemon all the brilliant speakers and awesome people at #hybridconf what an awesome week.

Luke Ngakane

Designer at Siberia

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#hybridconf - above and beyond all imaginable expectations.

Zanna Barbäck


Dan Edwards avatar

Gotta say @HybridConf was immense! Thank you so much to everyone I met that made it even better.

Dan Edwards

Creative Director at No Divide

Natasha Irizarry avatar

The amount of inspiration that I am feeling right now is overwhelming me. This is what happens after things like @HybridConf

Natasha Irizarry

UX Designer

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Woke up & was genuinely gutted theres no 3rd day of #hybridconf today. Thanks for a great event to all envolved!

Jamie McClurg

Graphic Designer at Tombola

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A few of our lovely


Dr. Ayanna Howard

Founder & CTO of Zyrobotics

Ayanna is the founder of Zyrobotics, making games and smart toys accessible for children of all abilities. She has worked on numerous research projects supported by agencies from NASA to Intel. Ayanna was named MIT Technology Review top young innovator, and is also a recipient of the Anita Borg Educator Award.

Des Traynor

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
of Intercom

Des is the Co-Founder of Intercom, the platform for all customer interaction needs from marketing to support to product development. Previously he worked as User Experience Lead at web app development agency Contrast, and he was a Co-Founder of popular social networking search engine Bigulo.

Keavy McMinn

Developer at Github

Keavy is a software developer at Github, working from their Boulder office. Beforehand she worked at LivingSocial, and also as an independent Ruby consultant for ten years working with top development shops worldwide. Outside of work, she regularly trains for and races in Ironman distance triathlons.

Kai Brach

Creator of Offscreen Magazine

Originally a web designer, Kai launched the first Offscreen magazine in early 2012 after wanting to create something more physical and lasting. Offscreen explores the lives of people in our industry outside of work, and is still a one-man operation, now on it’s tenth issue. Kai also publishes a weekly newsletter The Modern Desk.

Shivani Lamba

Co-Founder & Managing Director
of Forensic Outreach

Shivani leads a team of experts in forensic and crime science who both specialise in providing education about these topics as well as consulting on them for press including The Guardian, and recently NPR’s Serial. This year, she is launching Case Academy, a virtual interactive school for anyone interested in forensic science.

Aaron Draplin

Maker at Draplin Design Co.

As founder of the Draplin Design Co., Aaron has designed countless logos, web and print work, for clients from snowboarding gear to skillets and everything in between. His popular Lynda video on getting inspiration for logos is an essential watch. He is also the founder of the much-loved notebooks Field Notes.

Jenn Bane

Community Manager
at Cards Against Humanity

What will I bring back in time to convince people that I am a powerful wizard? Jenn Bane! Jenn is the Community Manager for Cards Against Humanity, a HybridConf after party staple every year. She is also the co-host of Friendshipping, a podcast exploring friendships as adults.

Chris Murphy

Interaction Design Principle
at Belfast School of Art

Chris is helping lead education in our industry, through workshops, speaking, authoring books, and in particular his role as Interaction Design Principle at Belfast School of Art. He designs for web and other media, and is a Co-Founder of event platform Get Invited.

Scott Riley

UI Lead at Pact Coffee

Scott is a designer and developer, with a key focus on including fantastic interaction design in his projects. He leads UI at Pact Coffee, which conveniently feeds his coffee obsession, and he is also the creator of several side projects including Mentor, and collaborative publishing platform Pilcrow.


Carl Smith

Chief Keeper Upper at nGen Works

A HybridConf veteran, Carl has spoken at both events so far, and everyone keeps asking for him to come back. This year we get the pleasure of extra Carl as he is our MC for both days. Alongside being an integral part of Hybrid, Carl is also co-founder of nGen Works, and the co-host of popular podcast Bizcraft.

Marc Hemeon

Co-founder of North

Marc has an incredible back-catalogue of work. He helped lead design at Youtube, worked for Google X on self-driving cars and Chromecast, co-founded Teefury and Design by Humans, was UX Lead at Digg, and Director of UX at Oakley, just to name a few. He is now a co-founder of North, a startup building other startups.

Krystyn Heide

Design Director at LEVO League

Krystyn is Design Director at Levo, a social-good platform to support women in their careers. She was an early employee at Squarespace where she helped grow the platform to millions of customers, and has collaborated with companies like American Express and Skillshare to improve user experience.

Bastian Allgeier

Creator of Kirby CMS

Bastian is the creator and founder of Kirby, a fantastic file-based CMS, in fact the one we use on this very website. He was also the creator of visual bookmarking app Zootool.

Jake Giltsoff

Designer at Adobe Typekit

Shortlisted for Young Designer of the Year Award, Jake is a web typographer, and currently kerns at Adobe Typekit. He has also created the type tool Sassline, and previously worked as a designer at fffunction.

Karolina Szczur

Lead Designer at &yet

A true hybrid, Karolina is lead designer/developer at real-time development agency &yet. Previously she was UX lead at Nodejitsu, and has also contributed to Nodecopter and a lot of open source projects. She has also put her hand to publishing, having served as an editor at Smashing Magazine.

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HybridConf is proud to present a full-day workshop in collaboration with Smashing Magazine, held the day before the regular conference. In the workshop, Vitaly Friedman (Smashing Magazine’s editor-in-chief) will present all kinds of tips for working on responsive design projects, from practical techniques to useful strategies, taken from real-life projects big and small. The workshop is relevant for professional designers, developers, and anyone else who works with responsive design. This workshop must be purchased in conjunction with a conference ticket. The workshop will cover multiple aspects of responsive design and development, including:

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