Two speaker introductions in one day? That's right, I bet you didn't see that coming! When we heard Scott Jehl was making his way south of the equator just in time for CSSConf AU we asked him to stop in and say a few words.
Scott is a designer/developer who works with the bright folks at Filament Group building websites and applications for clients such as the Boston Globe, LEGO, Global News, eBay, and more. He'll be focusing on techniques to deliver our CSS (& dependencies) in ways that boost performance and broaden access, without compromises in his talk — Delivering Responsibly
We asked him a few questions to help get to know him better.
Is this your first trip to Melbourne? Or Australia? Do you have other plans for your trip?
This will be my first time in Australia, so I’m very excited. I’ll be in Sydney the week prior to CSSConf to speak at Web Directions Respond, so that’s one big part of my plan. Conferences aside, I really look forward to sightseeing and hanging out with fellow web folk.
What does your usual work day look like?
I work remotely with the team at Filament Group from my home office in Florida, in the northwest part on the Gulf of Mexico. On the average day, I’m typically awakened by my baby daughter around 6am and spend time with her and my wife before we start work. During the work day, I’m usually bouncing between various client projects and open source work. I try to finish up work in time to get down to the beach whenever the weather is nice
Who in the industry consistently blows you away with incredible work?
That’s tough. So many people come to mind!
To mention one... Jeremy Keith. His technical thinking and writing have taught me so much, and so heavily influenced my work over the years, but more than that I think he is one of the most gifted and wise communicators in our practice.
Have you worked in industries other than the web?
Not much as an adult. In the past I’ve held jobs as a dishwasher at a diner, a ski resort photographer, a golf cart attendant, and a retail associate.
Clearly, you’ve reached a certain point in your career (because you’re with us!), where do you aspire to get to from here?
I’m really happy with my work life right now. I hope to remain active in the community and find helpful ways to contribute to projects that streamline and improve folks’ time spent on the web.
Do you skydive, knit, play the banjo, cycle or do anything that isn’t on a computer?
I love being outside. Trekking, skateboarding, endurance running, mountain biking, snowboarding. I recently got into to surfing and probably haven’t gone more than a week without paddling out in the last year. Might be fun to fit that in while I’m in Australia...
Scott and 15 other wonderful speakers will be at CSSConf AU, will you?
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