Aaron D. Campbell
I have more than fourteen years of web development experience, have been a regular contributor to WordPress for the last seven years, and even co-lead the WordPress 3.6 release. I have experience writing quality code that is both fast and scalable, and have a knack for translating ideas and goals into functional sites. I’ve worked with clients ranging from small local businesses to Google, Yahoo, Disney, and Harvard. I’ve been called both a coffee snob and a beer snob, but I consider both to be strong complements. When not buried in code, I enjoy spending time with my family, attending or hosting beer tastings, and comic books.
I make my living as an independent IT consultant specializing in WordPress (largely as a theme developer). I also founded the Seacoast NH WordPress meetup group which currently holds 2 meetups each month (one aimed at Users and one at Developers). What else? I’ve a passion for roller coasters, a propensity to sneeze loudly and often, and a prime number fetish. Need to know more? Just ask. Learn more or see some of my work at www.amandagiles.com or follow me @AmandaGilesNH.
Nacin is a Lead Developer at WordPress, squashing bugs, wrangling contributions, 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. He works for WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg at Audrey Capital, where he is primarily tasked with working on WordPress core and keeping the lights on at WordPress.org. He resides in downtown Washington, D.C.
Anna Remus is an introverted human interaction enthusiast and the Marketing Coordinator at Oomph: a full-service digital design and engineering firm specializing in enterprise-level, open source solutions. She once helped a client increase site traffic by 87% through inbound marketing methods, and that made her very happy. You can always find her with her pitbull Zipp, or a green tea Frappuccino—but never both.
Chris Van Patten
As founder and creative director of Van Patten Media, Chris Van Patten has helped build websites for Broadway performers, small businesses, tech news publications, and many others. Before migrating to NYC, Chris created “BfloFRED,” the Buffalo, NY Front-End Developers meetup (later expanded to include sister meetups in Manchester, UK and Toronto, ON) and co-organised Buffalo’s inaugural WordCamp. He regularly speaks at WordPress meetups and WordCamps (including Buffalo, Toronto, and Philly), and writes at vanpattenmedia.com and chrisvanpatten.com.
Christina Inge is a marketer with over 15 years experience in content creation, web technologies, and project management. Her areas of expertise include boosting clickthrough and conversion rates for paid search campaigns, and increasing organic search rankings through best practices SEO. She helps companies with product go-to-market plans; email marketing strategy and implementation; online lead conversion and lead generation analysis and optimization; and product positioning.
She’s taught the Business of the Web at the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts.
I am a senior web apps engineer at SiteGround web hosting company. Passionate for all things open source, WordPress, new server technologies, security and speed, I have developed various in-house security and performance boost solutions to make WordPress websites more secure and faster. I am also responsible for huge WordPress sites migrations.
When I’m not working on patching WordPress vulnerabilities or cleaning hacked websites, you can see me practicing extreme and not so secure sports while traveling the world.
I’m a web designer from Birmingham, AL with 15 years of agency experience building websites big and small for a wide variety of clients. I’m passionate about usability, obsessive about typography, and addicted to the mobile web. When I’m not designing, I also make music and grow a beard.
Denise Van De Cruze focuses on using her diverse skills to empower people through technology. Her experience as a programmer, designer and entrepreneur allow her to drive projects and deliver a range of solutions. She is passionate about travel, speaks three languages and lives in Vienna, Austria. She currently works at WPML.org delivering multilingual WordPress sites.
Jared is a founder and partner at Upstatement, a design firm located in Boston that specializes in responsive websites for media companies (like BostonGlobe.com which they designed in 2011). At Upstatement he directs projects and uses WordPress to build and sites for clients including the Harvard Law Review, and National Public Radio. Jared was formally the newsroom developer at the Houston Chronicle and Boston Globe and an adjunct professor at MassArt. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2006 with a BA in Computer Art.
Jon Heller has been designing and developing websites for over 15 years, and has worked with WordPress for the past eight. He is currently senior web developer at the advertising agency allen & gerritsen, and partner at Adaro Consulting by night (and early, early morning). He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts and can most often be found with an Americano in hand.
Jordan Quintal is a successful Online Multipreneur, a seasoned Web Developer, as well as a WordPress Contributor and Community Member. Jordan is the current President at The Genius Web Media Inc. that was founded in 2007, and he has over 15 years of web development experience. His skill, intelligence, and ambition have allowed him and his company to flourish in a very competitive Media market.
Jordan is also an active advocate and educator towards Web and WordPress accessibility.
After switching out of a sales career, I began working with WordPress websites and creating for small businesses and local professionals. I have been doing so for over 5 years now, specializing in secure websites since my very first customer came to me after having a security incident.
Now I work for Sucuri.net, an industry leader in website security and malware detection, removal and prevention. I work with customers everyday (many of them WordPress users) that have been hacked or infected, and work to re-mediate their security issue and implement a solution to prevent any further infection.
Julie McCay Turner
As a co-founder and managing editor of The Bedford Citizen (TBC), I designed our first site using a WordPress.com theme. Six months later we utilized professional help to move to a self-hosted WordPress site. I am currently exploring an update from our current “river of news” to a fuller magazine-type layout using PageLines’ drag-and-drop editor.
In addition to The Bedford Citizen, I manage http://carlislecenterpark.org/ and http://plantfair.wordpress.com/ using a dated WordPress.com theme, Misty Look, that continues to serve both audiences well.
Kurt, John, Jake, Erick, Amanda and Daisy
Kurt Eng- organizer of WCBos for 5 years, organizer of WP Meetup
John Eckman- same as above, CEO of 10up
Jake Goldman- founder, 10up, past partner Oomph, core contributor
Erick Hitter- Team 51 Lead at Automattic
Daisy Olsen- Copyblogger, Director of Support
Amanda Blum- WordPress interloper and frequent WC speaker.
Mario is a WordPress Architect and the WordPress Ambassador for SiteGround. After more than 10 years in the IT industry Mario has worked with various large clients around the world, bending WordPress for SaaS and PaaS, building large plugins or frameworks for the public. He has contributed to WordPress, as well as to other open source projects.
Matthew Boynes is a lead developer at Alley Interactive, where he’s worked on sites such as the Kaiser Family Foundation and the New York Post. The only thing Matt loves more than solving complex problems with WordPress is helping others use and develop with WordPress. When he’s not coding, you’ll often find Matt engaged in some outdoor activity like hiking or skiing.
My business FirstTracks Marketing has been building, designing and managing ecommerce websites using Woocommerce for over 3 years now. We have been in business for almost 6 years now and specialize in custom WordPress development and design. I personally have a BA in Graphic design and a Masters in Direct and Interactive Marketing. I am passionate about the continued growth and evolution of WordPress as a CMS and we are constantly striving to push the envelope of how we can use WordPress to manage our clients online presences while at the same time creating real estate that contributes positively to their bottom line either in the form of direct sales or through the influx of more quality leads.
Using WordPress for clients and self since 2008. Work with beginners and intermediate users helping then thru workshops and individually.
Sam Hotchkiss is the Principal of Hotchkiss Consulting Group, a WordPress development firm based in Bath, Maine. He is also the Big Cheese at Parka, the company behind BruteProtect, a WordPress security plugin in use by tens of thousands of sites. Sam’s background is in PHP development, and he has been developing sites with WordPress since 2004.
Sam travels with his wife, Becky (and, quite often, their dogs) to WordCamps around the world. He presents on WordPress topics both practical and theoretical.
I am a Senior Engineer at 10up. I work with WordPress for a living. I’m a core contributor, plugin contributor, plugin author, and a lover of everything open-source.