Léonie Watson (AKA Tink) began using the internet in 1993, turned it into a web design career in 1997, and (despite losing her
eyesight along the way) has been enjoying herself thoroughly ever since. Léonie is Communications director and Principal engineer
at The Paciello Group (TPG), and also works with Government Digital Service (GDS)
on the GOV.UK platform. As a member of the W3C Advisory Board,
and co-chair of the W3C Web Platform WG (working on specs like HTML5),
Léonie is closely involved with the web standards community. She is frequently asked to talk about web standards and/or accessibility
at conferences.In her spare time Léonie blogs on tink.uk, writes for
tech journals like Smashing magazine,
SitePoint.com and Net magazine.
She also loves cooking, dancing and drinking tequila (although not necessarily in that order).