Christian Heilmann speaking terms

Hello I am Chris and I am happy that you are interested in me speaking at your event. I have defined presenter terms and here is an overview. In addition to the ones here, please refer to the So you want me to talk? article on my blog. I am a professional presenter with lots of experience. Therefore I want to make sure that there is no misconception about what I expect and deliver.

Personal information

Videos of note

In case you are interested in seeing me in action, here are some talks I liked:

Presenter Bio

Chris Heilmann dedicated the last 25 years of his life to make the web work and thrive. As a lead developer on some of the largest web products he learned that knowledge is not enough without teamwork and good handover. He worked at Yahoo, Mozilla and Microsoft, building the web platform, browsers and developer tools. He strives to make code and coders work efficiently. He is the author of several JavaScript books and the Developer Advocacy handbook ( He is currently director of developer relations at WeAreDevelopers and spends a lot of time pondering how machine learning and AI can aid humans and replace jobs we arre too important to do.

I am available for…

Subjects I cover…

Show stoppers

I know it is hard to organise events, so I want to make sure that we are on the same level. Here is a list of things that I will not do.

My deliveries at your event

Here’s what I will do when invited as a presenter at your event.

My setup

I am pretty open to different ways of presenting, but here is my perfect setup

If I need to use a central computer instead of mine, please consider the following:

My expectations

I am a professional presenter, and will do a lot to ensure that the event will be a success. As such, I have a few expections I want met:

Cost and payments/expenses

I am in the lucky position that I have a job that allows me to present. That doesn’t mean though that I want to be a “cheaper” option and stand in the way of people who live off presenting.

There are always options to haggle about these things. I’m a reasonable person and if you spend your time creating a great event where money isn’t your main goal, we’ll find a way.

Things can go wrong…

Even with the best intentions, there may be trouble and I might not be available for your event. You may also change your mind. If that happens, here’s what I want to happen.

Presenter Headshots

Chris Heilmann at TDC Chris Heilmann at EnterJS Chris Heilmann on stage at EnterJS Chris Heilmann on Surface Book Chris Heilmann at Smashingconf Chris Heilmann at Internet Days Chris Heilmann Peeking Chris Heilmann at Great Wide Open Chris Heilmann at TEDx Thessaloniki Chris Heilmann at TEDx Thessaloniki Chris Heilmann Mozilla shirt Chris Heilmann Mozilla shirt Chris Heilmann Credit Suisse Photoshoot Street Chris Heilmann Credit Suisse Photoshoot Mobile Chris Heilmann Credit Suisse Photoshoot tablet Chris Heilmann Credit Suisse Photoshoot

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