Whitney Williams is a designer-turned-developer from Greenville, SC. After falling in love with modernist art and design in Germany, she returned home to the United States to work in print and packaging. Whitney discovered her passion for code and the web by accident, and hasn’t looked back since. When she isn’t coding, Whitney writes about making the transition from designer to developer, teaches HTML and CSS to cute little kids, and is up for any adventure that adds stamps to her passport.
The belief that design and development have competing interests can stand in the way of successful collaboration. In reality, the principles of good design often mirror those of good development. In this talk, we’ll take a look at design skills that translate well into development, encouraging effective communication among members of both teams. By throwing away stereotypes and working together, we can harness the unique skillsets of designers and developers to push the boundaries of technology.