Cindy Li to open Web 2013 Conference at Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- This June, Yahoo! Applications Product Designer, Cindi Li will deliver the opening keynote address at the Web 2013 Conference at Penn State. Her design experience ranges from typesetting the 1996 Atlanta Olympics wall and working on Internet television for AOLTV to designing mobile products for Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger and Flickr.

A resident of San Francisco, Calif., Li immigrated with her family to the U.S. when she was 5 years old. She learned English by watching television (her favorite shows were “Wonder Woman” and “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”) and then helped to teach the rest of her family. Li’s passion for design started when her grandfather taught her how to draw caricatures. At the age of 12, she saved her allowance to buy an Apple IIGs, and so it began.

She was a contributing author to Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design (Wrox, 2008) and sits on the advisory board for SXSW Interactive. Li spoke at Open Web Camp, Girl Geek Dinner, FOWD, Refresh DC, SXSW Interactive, An Event Apart, and contributed articles to .Net Magazine (UK). She learned to
sew in 1999 so she could make her own Queen Amidala costume, which became famous on Flickr. She takes pictures of her food and loves to bake lemon curd tarts.

Content strategist and author Karen McGrane will headline day two of the conference. Details are found in the press release available at

The 16th annual Web Conference at Penn State is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at University Park. This year’s theme is “UX: The User Experience” with tracks slated to include: accessibility, content, responsive design/
mobile, training/education, marketing and programming. Registration for the conference will open soon and an announcement is forthcoming.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the conference to the conference planners at

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Last Updated January 22, 2013