Josefine Schaefer

Developer Relations Engineer

Main focus: Developer Relations Engineer

Twitter handle: @JsfnSchfr

Languages: English, German

City: Storyblok

State: Hamburg

Country: Germany

Topics: frontend, javascript, inclusion, web development, accessibility, inclusive design, bias, imposter syndrome, accessibility assessment

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

I am a Accessibility Advocate, Girl Code & Women in Tech Ambassador and Google Developer Advocate currently working at Storyblok as a Developer Relations Engineer.

As an international speaker, I address topics like web accessibility and creating and fostering inclusive communities all over the world.


Originally coming from a communications background, I got to web development in my late twenties through a programming bootcamp. Since then I have worked as a frontend engineer developing complex applications, working on accessibility audits, and, these days, as a Developer Relations Engineer at Storyblok.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Demystifying Web Accessibility

Accessibility is a decisive tool to make the internet a more inclusive place, it is absolutely crucial and despite the popular belief that only a small user group is affected, it benefits every single one of us. The reality doesn’t yet reflect that, though - accessibility often just seems like an afterthought.
I will show the benefits of implementing accessibility and eliminate some of the prejudices. ​I want the audience to take away the fact that it's rather easy to get started, that a little bit is better than nothing and give them helpful tools to put their motivation into action.

This talk is in: English
Headless in Times of Accessibility

Web Accessibility is not only legally required in many countries, but it is also an essential tool to make the web a more inclusive place for all. And while it’s a necessity for some, it benefits all of us: Through improved performance, better usability, and clearer design. A Headless CMS can pave the way for you here - using the example of Storyblok, we will explore how. We will have a closer look at headline hierarchies, color contrast, alternative text, and keyboard accessibility as well as creating accessible content and code - in a mixture of live demo, background context, and real-life examples.

This talk is in: English
Web Accessibility Deep Dive

You want to go beyond roughly meeting guidelines but actually create products that cater a large audience and their needs? To not only fulfil requirements but actually create mindful content & empathic code? Anybody working in tech has the responsibility to provide an inclusive, accessible experience. Let's dive into web accessibility best practices, testing & auditing strategies and well-guarded WCAG secrets to take your project to the next level.

This talk is in: English