Kilian Valkhof

Building tools that make developers awesome.


I am currently available for speaking engagements. Sharing my knowledge and passion about a wide variety of topics is something I enjoy tremendously. I speak at conferences and meetups as well at private engagements.

Topics I speak about include Electron, React, Chatbots, Developer tools and Design tools and the future of web development, responsive design and (new) CSS functionalities. I do well delivering both technical talks for developer audiences as well as more high level, future-looking talks for more varied audiences, and am open to creating a new talk for your conference or meetup.

I would love to present at your conference, meetup or private event, please get in touch.

I will help promote the event, will be available to attendees for the duration of the event and attend the social activities surrounding it. I will gladly allow you to record and distribute my talk.

Upcoming Events:

Git Commit Show 27 and 28 November 2021 (online) Register
Title: Beyond responsive design: new and future media queries

Tech A11y Summit, 15 December 2021 (online) Register
Title: An inclusive web, using preference media queries to make your sites for everyone

Past events I’ve spoken at:

Fast Forward by Contentful, 3 – 5 November 2021 (online) Video
Title: Increasing Access to Your Website With “Prefers-Reduced-Data”

Web Directions: AAA, 29 October and 5 November 2021 (online)
Title: Forced Colors explained

CSS Café, 28 October2021 (online)
Title: Beyond responsive design: new and future media queries

Conf42, 28 October 2021 (online)
Title: Make Your Electron App Feel at Home Everywhere, 20 – 23 October 2021 (online). Video
Title: Responsive Design in 2021

Halfstack Series 1, 8 october 2021 (online). Get tickets to rewatch
Title: Approachable accessibility with media queries

UX Ya’ll, 23-24 September 2021 (online).
Title: An inclusive web: using preference media queries to make your sites for everyone.

Shortstackcon, 3 July 2021 (online)
Title: Increasing Access To Your Website With prefers-reduced-data. Video workshop, 26 May 2021
Title: Ground rules for responsive design. Video.

Webdirections Hover 2021, 30 April 2021
Title: Beyond responsive design: new and future media queries.

Frontend Lightning Talks 5.0 – CSS / UX / WCAG / Accessibility, April 13 2021
Title: Responsive design in 2021.

Frontend Lightning Talks 5.0, 9 February 2021
Title: Building desktop apps in Electron

Codefwd: Design patterns, 9 July 2020
Title: Beyond screen sizes: responsive design in 2020. Video.

Halfstack Conf online, 22 May 2020
Title: Responsive design in 2020: It’s not just screen sizes anymore. Video.

React Amsterdam meetup, 6 Feb 2020
Title: Design Tokens 101. Video.

QCon San Francisco, 11-13 Nov 2019
Title: Make Your Electron App Feel at Home Everywhere.
Slides, Video.

Fronteers Jam Session X, 3 Oct 2019
Title: We’re all desktop app developers now. Slides. Video.

Zoetermeer Tech night, 22 May 2019
Title: Introduction to Polypane

Digital We Programme, 1 Feb 2017
Title: What I learned about building chatbots Slides (Dutch)

Zoetermeer Tech night, 15 Feb 2017
Title: The Electron Framework. Slides (Dutch)

Electron.js Amsterdam meetup, 11 May 2016
Title: Cross-platform electron. Slides

Kings of Code, 29 Jun 2009
Organizer and MC, front-end side event

Fronteers meetup, 8 May 2009
Title: CSS Frameworks. Slides

Future of Web Apps, 4 Oct 2007
Title: Dutch guild of front-end developers