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Dubbed “the Terry Gross of the tech industry,” Jen Simmons is the host and executive producer of The Web Ahead. Her in-depth interviews explain emerging technology and predict the future of the web — and won the 2015 Net Award for Podcast of the Year.

Jen is a Designer and Developer Advocate at Mozilla, where she advocates for web standards and researches the coming revolution in graphic design on the web. She's spoken at events including SXSW, An Event Apart, Fluent, Generate, Future of Web Design, and Respond. Her talk, Modern Layouts: Getting Out of Our Ruts, was awarded Best Conference Presentation at CSS Dev Conf 2014.

Jen launched her first client website in 1998 and spent years making sites for small businesses, arts organizations, and creative individuals. Her more well-known clients include CERN, the W3C, Google, Temple University, and the Annenberg Foundation. She started using Drupal in 2007, and designed and created the Bartik theme for Drupal 7.


On for 10 years 10 months

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Drupal Contributions: 

Created the Bartik theme for Drupal 7
Evangelized the use of HTML5 in Drupal 8 core
Designed the mobile app for DrupalCon Chicago
Spoke at several DrupalCons

Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011


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