Courtney Hemphill, partner & developer at Carbon Five, will show us simple ways to add functional animation to your interfaces with just a bit of JavaScript at CascadiaJS Browser Day. She's kindly agreed to answer a few of our introductory questions:

Do you have other plans for your trip to the Pacific Northwest?

Visiting friends in Portland or if the weather is good, Smith Rocks to try and clean up some projects...

What does your usual work day look like?

A flurry of standup meetings in the mornings followed by making a cappuccino on our lovely little Alex Duetto. I don't get to code much these days so I take the chance when I get it. Mostly I'm advising existing and new clients on their products and exploring best practices for developing and testing. Every now and again we take a long power lunch and go to Dogpatch for bouldering :)

Who in the industry consistently blows you away with wonderful work?

On the development front, my friend Kimon Tsinteris. As a thinker on developers and our industry, Evan Miller. On the design side I think our team does some pretty awesome work and I'm constantly inspired by them but I have always learned so much from our friends at the d.school at Stanford too.

Have you worked in industries other than the web?

I was a vet tech for a while and did a very brief stint in marine biology research. I took off 2 years to rock climb but that most assuredly does not count as "work".

What does your dream job look like?

Kinda like my work now... maybe with a bit less schedule overload.

Do you knit, play the banjo, make beer, climb rocks or do anything that isn't on a computer?

Most all of my time is spent climbing. Mostly Yosemite. Formerly bouldering and most recently trad climbing. Just got back from Suirana. Bliss.

Is there anything else you'd like us to know about you?

I have an awesome Rhodesian Ridgeback named Lilli. If I could, I would bring her with me to the conference.