Web Design & Development 101

On October 9th, you can learn what it takes to become a web professional! We will share all the juicy details you will need to know in order to make it in the web industry. We’ll have an expert panel of web designers and developers. They’ll share their best tips and tricks to establishing yourself and succeeding in the industry. 

ZACH LANG

As Senior Developer at Digital Additive, Zach has the valuable talent of being able to convert caffeine or beer into code. He has previously served for the United States Air Force followed by working for BKV and his own digital company, SLAB Interactive. Not only does he keep the elaborate inner workings of our sites and databases humming along, he’s also a fantastic chef and beer aficionado, a great husband and father, and a formidable board game opponent. 

ADAM HARRELL

As president & founder of Nebo, Adam helps oversee day-to-day operations of the 50 person independent agency. He serves on the board of directors of the Technology Association of Georgiathe Atlanta Ad Club and Startup Atlanta – where he leads the ChooseATL initiative promoting Atlanta as the perfect city for the creative class. 

He also teaches Interactive Design at the Creative Circus – one of the nation’s premier portfolio schools. Adam was named one of Atlanta’s ’40 under 40′ rising stars by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2011, selected as the Atlanta AMA’s Agency Marketer of The Year in 2013 and was also recognized as the 2013 Interactive Marketer of the Year by the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association. 

In his spare time, Adam helps run an entrepreneurial mentoring program for a group of amazing kids who live in the Boulevard corridor of Atlanta. 


JULIE TAYLOR

Julie Taylor is a versatile web designer and front-end developer with 15+ years of experience designing and building websites, customer-facing UIs, advertising and e-mail marketing programs within both corporate and freelance environments. She is currently working at Fabric.com, an Amazon subsidiary, as the sole front-end web designer and developer on the e-commerce website. 

DESIREE SCALES

Desiree founded Bella Web Design in 1998 following a successful career as a flight attendant for United Air Lines and an analyst for Delta Airlines. Since the company’s launch, Desiree created a track record of success and profitability for Bella Web, which has helped over 1,000 companies build and maintain a strong online presence with services such as compelling web design, web hosting, ecommerce, automated marketing, SEO, email marketing, and social media coaching. Desiree is also an Infusionsoft Certified Consultant (ICC).

She has been a featured online marketing and web design expert for USAToday.com, CBS News in Atlanta, 11Alive, NBC Nightly News. She also is a host on the weekly High Velocity Radio Show on Business Radio X.

Bella Web Design’s success is a direct result of Desiree’s expertise and experience, which has evolved into a passion to educate both businesses and organizations on how to use Internet technology to spur success. She has been a featured speaker at companies, conferences, and seminars across the country. She also provides classes on blogging, web design, branding, Internet marketing, Web 3.0 strategies and social media, and offers personal consulting to business owners who want to apply “an online buzz” to their customer relationships and bottom line. She has over 55,000 followers online.

LANTRE BARR 

Lantre Barr is not your typical techie given that he started in the world of architecture and construction.  Transitioning to the tech world in 2008, Lantre began to tinker with the idea that technology is only confined by what the imagination can muster. In 2011, Lantre founded Blacc Spot Media with the objective to create cool and innovative solutions for enterprises and startups that were not afraid to be disruptive. The introduction of WebRTC in 2011, created a unique opportunity to provide niche services using web real-time communications. To date, Blacc Spot Media has developed a wide range of applications from online therapy to online fitness platforms and is currently seeing 90% of all clients looking to integrate WebRTC solutions into their platforms or services.

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We also offer sponsorship packages to put your brand in front of hundreds and hundreds of Atlanta’s smartest people every month. Put your logo on the wall and get their attention! We look forward to seeing you at Polygon soon!