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Sara Soueidan (Pronounced Sāra Swaidān)
N/A (Freelancer)
Job Title:
Front-End UI Developer
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Tiny Bio

Sara is an award-winning independent lead front-end UI developer from Lebanon.

Short Bio

Sara is an award-winning independent lead front-end UI developer from Lebanon. She runs workshops and helps companies and agencies build clean front-end foundations for Web sites & applications, with strong focus on progressive enhancement, performance and accessibility.

Medium Bio

Sara Soueidan is a Lebanese independent front-end UI developer working with companies across the globe, building clean, responsive front-ends for Web sites and applications focused on accessibility, progressive enhancement and performance. She also runs workshops on front-end development and writes technical articles on her blog and for various big publications. Sara wrote the Codrops CSS Reference, co-authored the Smashing Book 5, and has been voted the Developer of the Year in the 2015 net awards.

Long(ish) Bio

Sara Soueidan is an independent front-end Web developer based in Lebanon. She works with companies and agencies around the world, helping them build front-end foundations with strong focus on responsive design, progressive enhancement, accessibility, and performance, using the latest front-end and design techniques.

Sara <a href="">speaks</a> and runs front-end workshops at international conferences. She also trains teams of designers and developers in-house at companies that have in the past included Netflix, TELUS, and the Royal Schiphol Group at Amsterdam Airport. 

When she’s not doing any of the above, she writes and shares her knowledge and experience on <a href="">her blog</a> and for various online magazines such as Smashing Magazine, A List Apart, Codrops, and more.

Sara is the author of the <a href="">Codrops CSS Reference</a>, co-author of <a href="">Smashing Book 5</a> — a book that covers time-saving, practical techniques for crafting fast, maintainable and scalable responsive websites.

In 2015, Sara was voted Developer of the Year in <a href="">the net awards</a>, and nominated for Outstanding Contribution of the Year. She was also awarded an O’Reilly Web Platform Award for “exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and the supporting Web ecosystem.”

In her spare time, Sara likes to experiment with smoothie recipes, and loves to raise and spend time with birds.


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