Brian, a former Marine Corps software developer is the Co-Founder of WebDevStudios.com, Co-Founder of AppPresser.com, Co-Author of Building Web Apps with WordPress and runs the New Jersey WordPress meet up group. Brian loves using WordPress as an application framework for building cool websites, e-commerce solutions, social networks and mobile applications. When he’s not working on WordPress he’s teaching his kids WordPress. WordPress! WordPress! WordPress!
Susan Walker is the unofficial “Department of WordPress” for Rutgers University’s Camden Computing Services, which currently hosts four multisites as well as a number of standalone installations of the CMS. She joined Rutgers as a web developer in 2011, but has been designing, developing, administering, developing policy and managing content for university web sites since 2003. The New York native was an education writer and city editor for a daily paper in Texas and a university public information officer before stumbling into HTML in the late 1990s. In her free time, Susan likes to read, attend Philly area arts activities and contemplate cleaning her apartment.
William is the Web Architect for ITS Digital Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He’s responsible for two large WordPress multisite networks that have grown to over 10,000 sites and 40,000 users and powers a wide range of use cases, from the university’s homepage all the way down to individual student assignments. Before returning to UNC in 2012 to help launch their enterprise multisite networks, he spent several years freelancing and working on various web projects with organizations such as Quintiles and TED. In his free time he’s a core contributor for multisite and an avid kayak fisherman.
Cameron (@camworld) has been blogging since you were in grade school (well, some of you). He pioneered the blog format in the late 1990s and remembers an eager, bright-eyed young man named Ma.tt being excited to meet one of the “founding fathers of blogging” in 2003.
He’s designed and built web sites for presidential candidates, the U.S. Army, the World Economic Forum, Teach for America and lead the migration of 70+ web sites from a terrifically-bad, proprietary SaaS to WordPress Multisite for New Jersey’s largest public school district.
He hails from Northern Michigan and currently lives in Northern NJ with his family. He is leading the charge for embracing “WordPress in Schools” and his goal is to eventually have all 14,000+ public school districts in this country using WordPress in some way through a services-based company called K12Presser.
Charlie Reisinger is the IT Director at Penn Manor School District in beautiful Lancaster County Pennsylvania. A passionate advocate for open education and empowering students through technology, Charlie and his team built the state’s largest 1:1 school laptop learning program using Linux and open source software exclusively.
In addition to his work at Penn Manor, he is a corporate faculty member for Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, and a contributing author to opensource.com. Follow his adventures in open source education on Twitter: @charlie3.
Sal is a WordPress developer and consultant. He specializes in the StudioPress Genesis theme framework and the Bootstrap front-end framework. Sal is a contributor to the Genesis framework, author of the Bootstrap Genesis Theme, and author of the Stop Emails plugin available on WordPress.org.
Nile Flores is a sassy Southern Illinois mom who is a WordPress designer and developer. She’s been a user since the b2 cafelog days and loves to help others. She does so through her own website Blondish.net and through her 7K+ WordPress community on Facebook, All About WordPress.
Nile is also a proud member of Team Yoast, as part of their support team. She also received a Community Choice award in the Expert category at the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards.
I’m the owner of Ink + Mortar Design Co., a graphic and web design studio based in Old City. Specializing in bringing a handmade touch online, we help our clients bring unique designs to WordPress and beyond. My background is in eccommerce and I’ve worked for The Limited, Anthropologie, BHLDN, and left two years ago to follow my dream of running my own studio.
I’m a developer lead at WebDevStudios, where we make awesome thing with WordPress and deliver top-notch enterprise-level solutions to make our clients successful. I’m also a super-proud husband & dad of 3 delightful kiddos who make me tired and happy.
Zac Gordon teaches WordPress for the amazing online education company, Treehouse. Before that he taught WordPress, web design and development at the high school and college level. In addition to teaching, Zac runs a web hosting company for students.
Davis Shaver is a journalist and developer. He currently works as a software engineer for Fusion, a new TV and digital network, producing news, pop culture, and satire content. Fusion’s technology and product team is a global and distributed effort to build a world-class digital media platform.
Melodie discovered her inner geek working part-time in the computer lab while pursuing a music degree in college. She’s been working with computers and Internet technology ever since. She married a geek guy and they went into business troubleshooting and repairing computers. Along the way they had four geektastic kids. Melodie discovered WordPress in 2007, fell in love with it and never looked back. She launched out as a freelance web designer in 2010, and has been an organizer of the WordPress Hampton Roads Meetup since 2011. Melodie and her husband are now partners in PajamaWeb, a web design venture, and WP Night Owl, a WordPress managed services venture.
Aaron D. Campbell
Aaron has over fifteen years of web development experience. He has been a regular contributor to WordPress for the last eight years, and even co-lead the WordPress 3.6 release. He’s committed to writing quality code that is both fast and scalable, and has a knack for translating ideas and goals into functional sites. Aaron has worked with clients ranging from small local businesses to Google, Yahoo, Disney, and Harvard. He’s been called both a coffee snob and a beer snob, but considers both to be compliments. When not buried in code, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, attending or hosting beer tastings, and reading sci-fi/fantasy books.
Carolyn has been an avid user of WordPress since 2005. She’s old school, y’all!
I live in the Portland, OR area and work as a Happiness Rocketeer for Automattic, the company that makes WordPress.com and plugins such as Jetpack, Akismet, and VaultPress.
Courtney Engle Robertson helps small business owners streamline their online marketing and provides training in Social Media, Local SEO, WordPress and Mobile Marketing. She podcasts at The Local Small Business Show. She has been a WordPress developer since 2.4 and lives in Chambersburg, PA. When not at a computer, she can be found in her large veggie garden.
Andrew Nacin is a Lead Developer at WordPress, mentoring contributors, setting goals, and spearheading new development. He has strong feelings about the core philosophies of WordPress, among them “decisions, not options” — software should be opinionated in lieu of burdening the user with too many options. Recently, he joined the U.S. Digital Service at the White House.
Hey everyone! I’m a Cincinnati born and raised media fanatic with an obsession for tech, code, and anything with a current, switch, or explosion. In the daytime I work with WooThemes regarding support, videos, and new projects. At night, I freelance, startup, and bootstrap ’til dawn. I even make movies – fun!
“Tim Sisson loves WordPress and enjoys leveraging it to meet businesses needs. He heads up the Customer Community Team at InMotion Hosting where they act as advocates for software like WordPress.
While a self proclaimed nerd, he’s an avid outdoorsman who loves the crisp mountain air. When he’s not tinkering with WordPress he spends his time on adventures with his wife Lisa, three daughters Autumn, Stella, and Petra.”
I am the Deputy Executive Director of Agorans International, an online based think tank centered around bringing youths together on political issues. I am also the Editor of FanSided.com’s Newcastle Toons website, as well as a staff writer for their Rink Royalty website covering sports. In June, I will be a high school graduate with plans to attend HACC and transfer out to another university to get a degree in business.
Jamie is Lead Technical Architect at OhmzTech, a Milwaukee-based custom application and website development firm. She has a background in Information Architecture, Web Development and UX design, but her true calling is having way too much fun doing data and content modeling for all the interesting projects that come her way. She is also one of the few remaining jerks who still PRINTS OUT wireframes and website comps! The humanity!
“After living in the same 10km for the first 23 years of his life, Joel Bronkowski decided to take on a new adventure and help launch a non-profit in Cape Town, South Africa. Towing the line most of his life between non profit and the business world Joel is now enjoying the entrepreneurial challenge of pioneering WooCommerce partnerships with global ecommerce services and the developer community. He is currently working nomadically in 2015 following his wife around the world as she gets experience in the field of museum studies, currently living in Washington DC.
A Pennsylvania native (Pittsburgh) and Phoenix, AZ resident, Maura is a web developer at FanSided.com, working on both theme and plugin development for the multisite network that serves over a million page views daily. Ever since her first WordCamp she’s been an active part of the Phoenix WordPress community as both a meetup organizer and a part of the WCPHX organizing team.
CEO at 10up, WordCamp Boston organizer, plugin author, long time WordPress community participant.
A co-organizer of WordPress Lancaster as well as WordCamp Lancaster, Rami also attends and speaks at a variety of WordCamps, other tech conferences and meetups. In his remaining time, Rami practices and writes music for a variety of small electronic music labels. He’s pretty great at Legos, and likes to take his time assembling even the smallest Lego creation.
I’m a front end developer working with WordPress professionally for 6 years.
Erica Varlese works at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. While she (laughingly) calls herself a Happiness Cultivation Harmonizer, that’s fancy talk for divvying up her days between helping WordPress.com users and hiring new folks into the Automattic family. When she’s not glued to her laptop, she likes to practice photography, fawn over her dog, and espouse the various wonders of New Jersey.
George Stephanis is the Team Lead for the Jetpack Pit Crew at Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com). When not working on Jetpack, he spends his time contributing to Core, running the WordPress Lancaster Meetup Group and WordCamp Lancaster PA, and is a regular on the WP Watercooler podcast.
Happiness Engineer for Automattic. Former director of support for WP Engine, BigCommerce, to name a few. Spent a couple years being an eCommerce consultant for small to large sized businesses.
Aaron Jorbin is a polyhistoric man of the web. Currently Technical Architect on the Conde Nast Platform Team and a WordPress Core Committer, he works to improve developer happiness and is dedicated to making the internet usable and enjoyable by everyone. He tweets at @aaronjorbin and writes regularly at aaron.jorb.in.
I am the Director of Platform Experience at 10up and a Lead Developer of WordPress.
Taylor McCaslin is a Product Manager living in Austin, Texas. He currently works at WP Engine, a managed hosting platform for websites and apps built with WordPress. WordPress has been Taylor’s platform of choice for over 5 years. He even paid his way through college by freelancing as a WordPress developer! Since then, Taylor has created custom WordPress themes and plugins for a large range of clients from SMBs to multinational corporations. Previously, Taylor helped people find jobs as an Interaction Designer at the world’s largest job search engine, Indeed.com. Before that, he worked as a Product Design Intern at Bazaarvoice. Taylor graduated from UT Austin in 2013, where he studied business, digital art and media, theatre, and computer science. When not pushing pixels or coding, Taylor can be found geeking out with the latest tech gadget or experiencing the rich Austin, Texas art scene. You can learn more about Taylor at taylormccaslin.com or by following him @Taylor4484.
Allen is a Front End Engineer at 10up, a full service digital agency that makes web publishing and content management simple and fun. Allen has been designing and developing websites since he bought his first computer in 1997. He discovered WordPress in 2005, with the goal of providing a simple publishing platform for his clients. He tested different Content Management Systems, but the learning curve for publishers made WordPress stand above the rest.
Prior to 10up, Allen was a Web Developer at NC State University (2012 – 2014), and a freelance designer and developer for the first eight years of his career.
When he is not in front of a computer, Allen spends time with his wife Karoline and his dog George. He loves a good book, cup of coffee, pint of local beer, and cigars & Scotch. Allen is an avid guitarist and vocalist of over 20 years.
LeeAnn is a front-end developer living in Philadelphia. She is a web accessibility advocate, events coordinator for Girl Develop It Philly and co-organizer of LadyHacks and the Philly Women in Tech Summit. In her free time, LeeAnn loves to hike, bike and camp.
Erica Sterling has over 17 years of web development experience and 11 years in working in higher education. Ms. Sterling graduated from Drexel University with a BS degree in Engineering and Education. Her previous employment includes Digital Communications Manager of Penn Medicine (University of Pennsylvania Health System – UPHS) and Webmaster of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Sterling is currently the Web Administration and Support Manager for Einstein Healthcare Network. Ms. Sterling is the owner of Websiteplant.com and Tekniquellc.com. Her other specialties include: WordPress, website consulting, e-learning, social media, web analytics, and search engine optimization (seo).
Scott Wyden Kivowitz
Scott Wyden Kivowitz is the Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati & NextGEN Gallery, a blogger, photographer and educator. Scott is the author of multiple photography books, and often educates photographers about WordPress throughout his blog and the Photocrati and NextGEN blogs.
Scott believes in sharing his knowledge any way possible and educating without fluff, in a straight to the point easy to understand style. He believes the possibilities are endless in WordPress and that with community the possibilities can continue to grow faster and bigger than ever imagined.
Zoe Rooney runs a small front-end web development company focused on working with talented designers to create beautiful, functional websites. She works mostly with WordPress and Shopify, and with small businesses in creative and lifestyle industries. In her limited free time between parenting and work, she is trying to get back into creating physical (as opposed to digital) art.