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March 4th 2022
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Adam Warner

Adam Warner

As the Director of Field Marketing for GoDaddy Pro, Adam works fearlessly for the Pro brand with passion and enthusiasm for the Web Designer and Developer community as an advocate for freelance web professionals across the globe. Adam discovered the WordPress open-source project in 2005 and has been contributing to the community ever since. Having

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Alain Schlesser

Alain Schlesser

I am a freelance software engineer, WordPress consultant and Google Developers Expert in Web Technologies living in Germany. I am the maintainer of WP-CLI, the command-line interface for WordPress and I work on WordPress Core itself as a contributor and component maintainer. Right now, I work with XWP and Google to bring great, automated Page

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Alex Panagis

Alex Panagis

Alex Panagis is the founder & CEO of ScaleMath – a global, distributed customer acquisition & experience agency that helps industry-leading companies grow.

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Allie Nimmons

Allie Nimmons

Allie Nimmons is a WordPress contributor, video producer, writer, and active community member. WordPress became a primary professional focus for her in 2014, when she taught herself web design and development through the software. She has spoken at WordCamps in Miami, Kent, Los Angeles, Austin, Orlando, Boston, NYC, and Phoenix. She has also spoken at

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Amanda Gorman

Amanda is the Director of Customer Success at GiveWP, where she is a fundraising expert, and works with nonprofits all over the world. She is a yoga instructor, mom to Ronan, aunt to Jackson, wife to Casey, and pet parent to Topanga, Sylvie, Loki, and Anna.

VIEW SPEAKER »
AmyJune Hineline

AmyJune Hineline

AmyJune is an active contributor in the open-source world. As the Open Source Community Ambassador, she is uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities. In addition to her work building community connections, AmyJune is an avid geocacher, noted Volkswagen enthusiast, and eats with her elbows on

VIEW SPEAKER »
Andréa Jones

Andréa Jones

Andréa Jones has built an online business committed to empowering businesses to utilize the power of social media in a positive and impactful way, without being overwhelmed and drained by it. With over 7 years experience in the game, Andréa hosts the acclaimed podcast, the Savvy Social Podcast, leads a team providing done-for-you service inside

VIEW SPEAKER »
Andrew Killen

Andrew Killen

Andrew is a seasoned web specialist, having started in 1994 as intel’s internet engineer for Europe. Having worked in many startups, multinationals and ngo’s, he has a great breadth of skills under his belt. Grok Codes is the website where he shares the skills that he has picked up, programming, networking, devops and softskills that

VIEW SPEAKER »
Andrija Radojev

Andrija Radojev

Andrija Radojev has worked on various projects in the field of IT, which include websites, video games, and information systems. He is the founder of the video game studio Thunder Strike, which has received multiple awards at home and abroad for innovative and socially responsible projects. He has been involved in WordPress development for 6

VIEW SPEAKER »
Carrie Wheeler

Carrie Wheeler

Carrie A. Wheeler serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Liquid Web’s Hosting & Applications business. In this role, Carrie is responsible for defining and driving the growth for Liquid Web’s strategic product lines including Traditional and Sophisticated Hosting, Cloud Services, Managed WordPress, Managed WooCommerce, Managed Magento, and several other managed applications.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Chris Wiegman

Chris Wiegman

Chris is a Senior Software Engineer at WP Engine and has been working with WordPress since for over a decade. During that time he built one of the largest WordPress security plugins as well as various plugins and themes for clients of all sizes, Google Chrome extensions and even WordPress development environments. A teacher at

VIEW SPEAKER »
Christina Workman

Christina Workman

Christina is a Website Specialist at WebDevStudios, with over 10 years of experience working with WordPress. She is passionate about web accessibility and contributing to the WordPress community. Colouring is one of her favourite ways to relax, as evidenced by her numerous colouring books, pencil crayons, and markers. A self-proclaimed purple-ophile, she also enjoys a

VIEW SPEAKER »
Corey Dodd

Corey Dodd

Corey is a 20+ year design veteran and agency owner based in Geelong, Australia. He’s built design teams, art directed large scale projects, mentored designers and developers in both 1 on 1 and group settings, and worked with a huge number of national and local brands across the country. Corey helps designers improve their skills

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Dan Maby

Dan Maby

Dan is the Founder of Big Orange Heart, where he helps deliver a vision of better well-being and mental health support within the remote working communities.

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Elise Alley

Elise Alley

Elise Alley is a Texas native living in Oklahoma and has worked with WordPress for about ten years now. Those ten years have primarily been spent in support both as a support agent and in management. She is currently a Support Manager with StellarWP, working with companies like The Events Calendar, iThemes and Kadence WP.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Emily Hunkler

Emily Hunkler

Emily is the Chief Operating Officer for GoWP, a company that provides exceptional outsourced WordPress services to help agencies grow. She lives in Athens, Ohio with her husband, Marc, and their two young daughters, Ivette and Lydia. In her spare time, she keeps active in nature with trail running, biking, and hiking with the family.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

Hannah is a freelance WordPress developer from the South West of the UK with a background in Computer Science. Before freelance life, amongst other things, she honed her management skills at the Environment Agency, where she managed large business change projects. She’s now co-founder of Green Tech South West, founder of the #LetsGreenTheWeb campaign run

VIEW SPEAKER »
Imran Sayed

Imran Sayed

Imran is a WordPress Developer at rtCamp. He is also a WordCamp Speaker, WordCamp India Organizer, WordPress Meetup Organizer, and a regular contributor to the WordPress community. He is also a core contributor in WordPress and has rich experience in Node, React, Python and Laravel. Apart from this, Imran has a great passion for teaching

VIEW SPEAKER »
Jason Cosper

Jason Cosper

Jason Cosper is the WordPress Product Advocate at DreamHost. Let’s not get too hung up on job titles though, because one should not let themselves be defined entirely by their capitalist contributions. Jason donates his time to the following extracurriculars in and around the WordPress project: * WPwatercooler Podcast* Dev Branch Podcast* WordPress Hosting Team*

VIEW SPEAKER »
Jason Nickerson

Jason Nickerson

A 20 year veteran of the web industry, from e-commerce to web development, content management, open-source, events, and web hosting. As an Open Source Executive and a past Board Member of Open Source Matters, I have shared my love of Open Source worldwide.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Jennifer Bourn

Jennifer Bourn

Jennifer Bourn helps small businesses build brands, create content, and grow profitable online platforms — and she’s translated her experience into popular workshop-style conferences like Content Camp and business training and mentorship programs like Profitable Project Plan. With 23 years of experience as a graphic designer, 16 as a web designer/creative agency owner, 12 as

VIEW SPEAKER »
Jeroen Rotty

Jeroen Rotty

Fell in love with my 3rd family “The WordPress family” a.k.a “the WordPress community” in 2016 after using WordPress for multiple years already. Ever since, I try to attend as many WordCamps & meetups. I run my own company Sitefly, where I focus on speedy WordPress websites mainly focusing on speed, a11y, usability, and findability

VIEW SPEAKER »
Joe A. Simpson, Jr.

Joe A. Simpson, Jr.

During endless, sun-soaked days Joe A Simpson Jr works at Metro LA, one of the largest transit agencies in the World, fighting the good fight to ease gridlock around Los Angeles County. He twilights by actively contributing to the WordPress Community as a Team Rep on the Make Accessibility Team, bringing his region’s first WordCamp

VIEW SPEAKER »
Karen Tompkins

Karen Tompkins

When Karen’s first child was born, she stopped breathing due to a rare disorder effecting her brain. It became Karen’s mission to learn all things neuroscience in order to help her daughter reach her full potential. Drawing on her 30+ years experience as a teacher, administrator and curriculum developer, she then taught thousands of students,

VIEW SPEAKER »
Kathy Zant

Kathy Zant

Kathy is a Product Marketing Manager for Kadence at StellarWP and has been working with WordPress for over a decade. She has both technical and marketing experience and has worked with a number of brands in the WordPress space. She has helped numerous organizations empower their businesses with WordPress. She’s helped organize both WordCamp Phoenix

VIEW SPEAKER »
Lance Robbins

Lance Robbins

Lance Robbins has spent the last 13 years in people and operations focused roles. He’s an outspoken remote work advocate and excels at dad jokes. You can find Lance featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, or writing for the blog at XWP where he led the growth of the team from 25 to 100+ over

VIEW SPEAKER »
Leo Postovoit

Leo Postovoit

Leo heads up Product and Partnership at XWP. A long-time technologist, Leo has worked for various publishers including San Francisco Chronicle, the Denver Post and Lowrider Magazine. With a background in design, marketing, and software engineering, Leo advises on best practices for usability, deployment and performance across many verticals—from publishing and ecommerce to education and

VIEW SPEAKER »
Lu Williams

Lu Williams

Lu Williams is a stand-up comedienne who challenged stage fright following a suicide attempt. Candid references to that experience is in her set that she has performed up and down the country at grassroots level. Lu believes sharing this experience with others has been therapeutic and feels if she can make just one person in

VIEW SPEAKER »
Maziar Firuzmand

Maziar Firuzmand

Reflective of my multifaceted educational background which includes a Diploma in Graphic Design, a Bachelors in Performing Arts, Masters in Theatre Direction, and a PhD in Communication & Media Studies, I play a hybrid role in Artbees, creating a natural synergy between Artbees’ marketing, product design and overall strategy. Artbees is a theme development company

VIEW SPEAKER »
Meg Miller

Meg Miller

Having discovered a love for code at an early age, Meg has worked in tech the majority of her adult life from startups and game design to large tech companies. Between growing up with a severely disabled sister, having a disabled husband, and struggling with a disability herself, web accessibility is a very personal pursuit

VIEW SPEAKER »
Meher Bala

Meher Bala

Meher Bala is a Website Consultant and a Front End Web Developer, specializing in WordPress. She builds and maintains premium websites for her clients and delivers them on tight deadlines and with care. She is a strong communicator, highly motivated, and very organised. Along with a creative flair for design and aesthetics, she also has

VIEW SPEAKER »
Michele Butcher-Jones

Michele Butcher-Jones

Michele is the Lead WordPress Technical Specialist at Thrive Internet Marketing Agency and runs her own WordPress shop at 13Core. She is also the Head Geek over at Can’t Speak Geek. When not working her jobs, Michele is an organizer for WordCamp St Louis and the Lead Organizer of the Southern Illinois WordPress Meetup. You

VIEW SPEAKER »
Michelle Frechette

Michelle Frechette

Michelle Frechette is the Director of Community Engagement for StellarWP at Liquid Web. In addition to her work at StellarWP, Michelle is the Podcast Barista at WPCoffeeTalk.com, cofounder of underrepresentedintech.com, creator of wpcareerpages.com, the president of the board for BigOrangeHeart.org, Director of Community Relations at PostStatus.com, author, business coach, and a frequent organizer and speaker

VIEW SPEAKER »
Michelle Schulp

Michelle Schulp

Michelle is an independent graphic designer and frontend developer in Minneapolis. Before beginning her career, she studied Visual Communications, Psychology and Sociology. As her work progressed, she also branched into front-end development and user experience design. This combination of disciplines led her to adopt a strategy-based approach to design, focused on solving tangible problems and

VIEW SPEAKER »
Nate Finch

Nate Finch

Nate has been working on the web since 2011. He loves web development because it is the perfect mix of problem solving, helping people, and lifelong learning. As a Senior WordPress Engineer at Strattic.com, he helps build serverless integrations for WordPress. Prior to joining Strattic, Nate worked as VP of Development at TheDigitalRing.com, where he

VIEW SPEAKER »
Néstor Angulo de Ugarte

Néstor Angulo de Ugarte

I’m a Technology enthusiast, Computer Science Engineer and WebSecurity geek. I also love to travel, although I’m based in Spain, you can find me learning from other cultures and meeting people where an Internet connection is available always with my mug of coffee. I’ve been working in Sucuri and GoDaddy WebSecurity since 2015 and is

VIEW SPEAKER »
Rick Alday

Rick Alday

I have a graphic design and photography background but for the past decade, I have worked in customer service roles for different companies in the WordPress industry.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Sally Thoun

Sally Thoun

Several years ago, Sally moved into digital marketing after a long career in broadcast entertainment in Sales & Marketing. She now works with AAAtraq.com to help businesses protect themselves from unscrupulous Accessibility lawsuits, while concurrently running SA11Y Gurl Digital Marketing. Over the past 18 months, she has been studying Accessibility, which has been on her

VIEW SPEAKER »
Samuel Femi Taiwo

Samuel Femi Taiwo

My name is Samuel Olorunfemi Taiwo, everyone calls me Femi. I am from Nigeria living in South Africa.I’m a WordPress developer and Tech Support Engineer. My passion is WordPress and contributing actively in the community. I’ve been in the WordPress community for about 7 years.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Scott Kingsley Clark

Scott Kingsley Clark

Scott is the Product Manager for Paid Memberships Pro, the Lead Developer of the Pods Framework, and contributes to other projects as often as possible. Most of Scott’s time is spent helping others in WordPress.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Sumant Lohar

Sumant Lohar

Sumant is a dedicated tech-blogger based in Ahmedabad. He also specializes in crafting content/social media strategies for various brands as well as startups. His core strength lies in Instagram marketing, video editing, and apart from that podcasting is his new skill set. WordPress is a true inspiration for him that encouraged him to help businesses

VIEW SPEAKER »
Suresha N

Suresha N

Freelance WebDesigner, WordPress Translation Contributor, GTE for Kannada, WP Meetup Organiser, Speaker at WCIndia, WP Translation day, Contributor at WP Do-action, Educator.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Taco Verdonschot

Taco Verdonschot

Hi! I’m Taco and I’m community manager here at Yoast. Of course, I’m much more than just a job title. Let’s do the short version first. After being in Customer Support for the better part of 7 years at Yoast, I transitioned into my current position as Community manager early 2020. This allows me to

VIEW SPEAKER »
Tammie Lister

Tammie Lister

Tammie is a designer passionate about open source and human-centred experiences. She is a long-time contributor to WordPress, and her contribution work continues by being sponsored through XWP, where she works full time as a designer. Her experience working remotely in design is vast, from leading design to creating products and collaborating with a range

VIEW SPEAKER »
Thomas Fanchin

Thomas Fanchin

Thomas is a Partnership Manager at Weglot. Establishing new connections and organizing events every day. Breathing, talking and dreaming about Weglot and a multilingual world. If I’m not on a call with you, I’m probably taking a picture of my cat Roxy.

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Todd Halfpenny

Todd Halfpenny

Todd is a tech and mobile loving dad of two. He’s been involved in the WordPress scene for well over 10 years, and has developer many plugins including Widgets on Pages. He’s a developer by trade, and loves to geek out when he gets the chance.

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Tom Greenwood

Tom Greenwood

Tom Greenwood is the co-founder of Wholegrain Digital, a ‘green’ trailblazer in the digital agency world. Tom is known for writing and speaking about how business, design, and web technology can be part of the solution to environmental issues and is author of the book, Sustainable Web Design.

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Tom Stinson

Tom Stinson

Tom is a people person. Cultivating team cohesion can be tough when a company is 100% distributed, but it’s Tom’s joy to grow the culture that makes XWP a great place to work. His passion is to see workplaces release the potential of their people by focusing on shaping an environment where people feel human.

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Adam Warner

Adam Warner

As the Director of Field Marketing for GoDaddy Pro, Adam works fearlessly for the Pro brand with passion and enthusiasm for the Web Designer and Developer community as an advocate for freelance web professionals across the globe. Adam discovered the WordPress open-source project in 2005 and has been contributing to the community ever since. Having

VIEW SPEAKER »
Alain Schlesser

Alain Schlesser

I am a freelance software engineer, WordPress consultant and Google Developers Expert in Web Technologies living in Germany. I am the maintainer of WP-CLI, the command-line interface for WordPress and I work on WordPress Core itself as a contributor and component maintainer. Right now, I work with XWP and Google to bring great, automated Page

VIEW SPEAKER »
Alex Panagis

Alex Panagis

Alex Panagis is the founder & CEO of ScaleMath – a global, distributed customer acquisition & experience agency that helps industry-leading companies grow.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Allie Nimmons

Allie Nimmons

Allie Nimmons is a WordPress contributor, video producer, writer, and active community member. WordPress became a primary professional focus for her in 2014, when she taught herself web design and development through the software. She has spoken at WordCamps in Miami, Kent, Los Angeles, Austin, Orlando, Boston, NYC, and Phoenix. She has also spoken at

VIEW SPEAKER »

Amanda Gorman

Amanda is the Director of Customer Success at GiveWP, where she is a fundraising expert, and works with nonprofits all over the world. She is a yoga instructor, mom to Ronan, aunt to Jackson, wife to Casey, and pet parent to Topanga, Sylvie, Loki, and Anna.

VIEW SPEAKER »
AmyJune Hineline

AmyJune Hineline

AmyJune is an active contributor in the open-source world. As the Open Source Community Ambassador, she is uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities. In addition to her work building community connections, AmyJune is an avid geocacher, noted Volkswagen enthusiast, and eats with her elbows on

VIEW SPEAKER »
Andréa Jones

Andréa Jones

Andréa Jones has built an online business committed to empowering businesses to utilize the power of social media in a positive and impactful way, without being overwhelmed and drained by it. With over 7 years experience in the game, Andréa hosts the acclaimed podcast, the Savvy Social Podcast, leads a team providing done-for-you service inside

VIEW SPEAKER »
Andrew Killen

Andrew Killen

Andrew is a seasoned web specialist, having started in 1994 as intel’s internet engineer for Europe. Having worked in many startups, multinationals and ngo’s, he has a great breadth of skills under his belt. Grok Codes is the website where he shares the skills that he has picked up, programming, networking, devops and softskills that

VIEW SPEAKER »
Andrija Radojev

Andrija Radojev

Andrija Radojev has worked on various projects in the field of IT, which include websites, video games, and information systems. He is the founder of the video game studio Thunder Strike, which has received multiple awards at home and abroad for innovative and socially responsible projects. He has been involved in WordPress development for 6

VIEW SPEAKER »
Carrie Wheeler

Carrie Wheeler

Carrie A. Wheeler serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Liquid Web’s Hosting & Applications business. In this role, Carrie is responsible for defining and driving the growth for Liquid Web’s strategic product lines including Traditional and Sophisticated Hosting, Cloud Services, Managed WordPress, Managed WooCommerce, Managed Magento, and several other managed applications.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Chris Wiegman

Chris Wiegman

Chris is a Senior Software Engineer at WP Engine and has been working with WordPress since for over a decade. During that time he built one of the largest WordPress security plugins as well as various plugins and themes for clients of all sizes, Google Chrome extensions and even WordPress development environments. A teacher at

VIEW SPEAKER »
Christina Workman

Christina Workman

Christina is a Website Specialist at WebDevStudios, with over 10 years of experience working with WordPress. She is passionate about web accessibility and contributing to the WordPress community. Colouring is one of her favourite ways to relax, as evidenced by her numerous colouring books, pencil crayons, and markers. A self-proclaimed purple-ophile, she also enjoys a

VIEW SPEAKER »
Corey Dodd

Corey Dodd

Corey is a 20+ year design veteran and agency owner based in Geelong, Australia. He’s built design teams, art directed large scale projects, mentored designers and developers in both 1 on 1 and group settings, and worked with a huge number of national and local brands across the country. Corey helps designers improve their skills

VIEW SPEAKER »
Dan Maby

Dan Maby

Dan is the Founder of Big Orange Heart, where he helps deliver a vision of better well-being and mental health support within the remote working communities.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Elise Alley

Elise Alley

Elise Alley is a Texas native living in Oklahoma and has worked with WordPress for about ten years now. Those ten years have primarily been spent in support both as a support agent and in management. She is currently a Support Manager with StellarWP, working with companies like The Events Calendar, iThemes and Kadence WP.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Emily Hunkler

Emily Hunkler

Emily is the Chief Operating Officer for GoWP, a company that provides exceptional outsourced WordPress services to help agencies grow. She lives in Athens, Ohio with her husband, Marc, and their two young daughters, Ivette and Lydia. In her spare time, she keeps active in nature with trail running, biking, and hiking with the family.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

Hannah is a freelance WordPress developer from the South West of the UK with a background in Computer Science. Before freelance life, amongst other things, she honed her management skills at the Environment Agency, where she managed large business change projects. She’s now co-founder of Green Tech South West, founder of the #LetsGreenTheWeb campaign run

VIEW SPEAKER »
Imran Sayed

Imran Sayed

Imran is a WordPress Developer at rtCamp. He is also a WordCamp Speaker, WordCamp India Organizer, WordPress Meetup Organizer, and a regular contributor to the WordPress community. He is also a core contributor in WordPress and has rich experience in Node, React, Python and Laravel. Apart from this, Imran has a great passion for teaching

VIEW SPEAKER »
Jason Cosper

Jason Cosper

Jason Cosper is the WordPress Product Advocate at DreamHost. Let’s not get too hung up on job titles though, because one should not let themselves be defined entirely by their capitalist contributions. Jason donates his time to the following extracurriculars in and around the WordPress project: * WPwatercooler Podcast* Dev Branch Podcast* WordPress Hosting Team*

VIEW SPEAKER »
Jason Nickerson

Jason Nickerson

A 20 year veteran of the web industry, from e-commerce to web development, content management, open-source, events, and web hosting. As an Open Source Executive and a past Board Member of Open Source Matters, I have shared my love of Open Source worldwide.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Jennifer Bourn

Jennifer Bourn

Jennifer Bourn helps small businesses build brands, create content, and grow profitable online platforms — and she’s translated her experience into popular workshop-style conferences like Content Camp and business training and mentorship programs like Profitable Project Plan. With 23 years of experience as a graphic designer, 16 as a web designer/creative agency owner, 12 as

VIEW SPEAKER »
Jeroen Rotty

Jeroen Rotty

Fell in love with my 3rd family “The WordPress family” a.k.a “the WordPress community” in 2016 after using WordPress for multiple years already. Ever since, I try to attend as many WordCamps & meetups. I run my own company Sitefly, where I focus on speedy WordPress websites mainly focusing on speed, a11y, usability, and findability

VIEW SPEAKER »
Joe A. Simpson, Jr.

Joe A. Simpson, Jr.

During endless, sun-soaked days Joe A Simpson Jr works at Metro LA, one of the largest transit agencies in the World, fighting the good fight to ease gridlock around Los Angeles County. He twilights by actively contributing to the WordPress Community as a Team Rep on the Make Accessibility Team, bringing his region’s first WordCamp

VIEW SPEAKER »
Karen Tompkins

Karen Tompkins

When Karen’s first child was born, she stopped breathing due to a rare disorder effecting her brain. It became Karen’s mission to learn all things neuroscience in order to help her daughter reach her full potential. Drawing on her 30+ years experience as a teacher, administrator and curriculum developer, she then taught thousands of students,

VIEW SPEAKER »
Kathy Zant

Kathy Zant

Kathy is a Product Marketing Manager for Kadence at StellarWP and has been working with WordPress for over a decade. She has both technical and marketing experience and has worked with a number of brands in the WordPress space. She has helped numerous organizations empower their businesses with WordPress. She’s helped organize both WordCamp Phoenix

VIEW SPEAKER »
Lance Robbins

Lance Robbins

Lance Robbins has spent the last 13 years in people and operations focused roles. He’s an outspoken remote work advocate and excels at dad jokes. You can find Lance featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, or writing for the blog at XWP where he led the growth of the team from 25 to 100+ over

VIEW SPEAKER »
Leo Postovoit

Leo Postovoit

Leo heads up Product and Partnership at XWP. A long-time technologist, Leo has worked for various publishers including San Francisco Chronicle, the Denver Post and Lowrider Magazine. With a background in design, marketing, and software engineering, Leo advises on best practices for usability, deployment and performance across many verticals—from publishing and ecommerce to education and

VIEW SPEAKER »
Lu Williams

Lu Williams

Lu Williams is a stand-up comedienne who challenged stage fright following a suicide attempt. Candid references to that experience is in her set that she has performed up and down the country at grassroots level. Lu believes sharing this experience with others has been therapeutic and feels if she can make just one person in

VIEW SPEAKER »
Maziar Firuzmand

Maziar Firuzmand

Reflective of my multifaceted educational background which includes a Diploma in Graphic Design, a Bachelors in Performing Arts, Masters in Theatre Direction, and a PhD in Communication & Media Studies, I play a hybrid role in Artbees, creating a natural synergy between Artbees’ marketing, product design and overall strategy. Artbees is a theme development company

VIEW SPEAKER »
Meg Miller

Meg Miller

Having discovered a love for code at an early age, Meg has worked in tech the majority of her adult life from startups and game design to large tech companies. Between growing up with a severely disabled sister, having a disabled husband, and struggling with a disability herself, web accessibility is a very personal pursuit

VIEW SPEAKER »
Meher Bala

Meher Bala

Meher Bala is a Website Consultant and a Front End Web Developer, specializing in WordPress. She builds and maintains premium websites for her clients and delivers them on tight deadlines and with care. She is a strong communicator, highly motivated, and very organised. Along with a creative flair for design and aesthetics, she also has

VIEW SPEAKER »
Michele Butcher-Jones

Michele Butcher-Jones

Michele is the Lead WordPress Technical Specialist at Thrive Internet Marketing Agency and runs her own WordPress shop at 13Core. She is also the Head Geek over at Can’t Speak Geek. When not working her jobs, Michele is an organizer for WordCamp St Louis and the Lead Organizer of the Southern Illinois WordPress Meetup. You

VIEW SPEAKER »
Michelle Frechette

Michelle Frechette

Michelle Frechette is the Director of Community Engagement for StellarWP at Liquid Web. In addition to her work at StellarWP, Michelle is the Podcast Barista at WPCoffeeTalk.com, cofounder of underrepresentedintech.com, creator of wpcareerpages.com, the president of the board for BigOrangeHeart.org, Director of Community Relations at PostStatus.com, author, business coach, and a frequent organizer and speaker

VIEW SPEAKER »
Michelle Schulp

Michelle Schulp

Michelle is an independent graphic designer and frontend developer in Minneapolis. Before beginning her career, she studied Visual Communications, Psychology and Sociology. As her work progressed, she also branched into front-end development and user experience design. This combination of disciplines led her to adopt a strategy-based approach to design, focused on solving tangible problems and

VIEW SPEAKER »
Nate Finch

Nate Finch

Nate has been working on the web since 2011. He loves web development because it is the perfect mix of problem solving, helping people, and lifelong learning. As a Senior WordPress Engineer at Strattic.com, he helps build serverless integrations for WordPress. Prior to joining Strattic, Nate worked as VP of Development at TheDigitalRing.com, where he

VIEW SPEAKER »
Néstor Angulo de Ugarte

Néstor Angulo de Ugarte

I’m a Technology enthusiast, Computer Science Engineer and WebSecurity geek. I also love to travel, although I’m based in Spain, you can find me learning from other cultures and meeting people where an Internet connection is available always with my mug of coffee. I’ve been working in Sucuri and GoDaddy WebSecurity since 2015 and is

VIEW SPEAKER »
Rick Alday

Rick Alday

I have a graphic design and photography background but for the past decade, I have worked in customer service roles for different companies in the WordPress industry.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Sally Thoun

Sally Thoun

Several years ago, Sally moved into digital marketing after a long career in broadcast entertainment in Sales & Marketing. She now works with AAAtraq.com to help businesses protect themselves from unscrupulous Accessibility lawsuits, while concurrently running SA11Y Gurl Digital Marketing. Over the past 18 months, she has been studying Accessibility, which has been on her

VIEW SPEAKER »
Samuel Femi Taiwo

Samuel Femi Taiwo

My name is Samuel Olorunfemi Taiwo, everyone calls me Femi. I am from Nigeria living in South Africa.I’m a WordPress developer and Tech Support Engineer. My passion is WordPress and contributing actively in the community. I’ve been in the WordPress community for about 7 years.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Scott Kingsley Clark

Scott Kingsley Clark

Scott is the Product Manager for Paid Memberships Pro, the Lead Developer of the Pods Framework, and contributes to other projects as often as possible. Most of Scott’s time is spent helping others in WordPress.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Sumant Lohar

Sumant Lohar

Sumant is a dedicated tech-blogger based in Ahmedabad. He also specializes in crafting content/social media strategies for various brands as well as startups. His core strength lies in Instagram marketing, video editing, and apart from that podcasting is his new skill set. WordPress is a true inspiration for him that encouraged him to help businesses

VIEW SPEAKER »
Suresha N

Suresha N

Freelance WebDesigner, WordPress Translation Contributor, GTE for Kannada, WP Meetup Organiser, Speaker at WCIndia, WP Translation day, Contributor at WP Do-action, Educator.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Taco Verdonschot

Taco Verdonschot

Hi! I’m Taco and I’m community manager here at Yoast. Of course, I’m much more than just a job title. Let’s do the short version first. After being in Customer Support for the better part of 7 years at Yoast, I transitioned into my current position as Community manager early 2020. This allows me to

VIEW SPEAKER »
Tammie Lister

Tammie Lister

Tammie is a designer passionate about open source and human-centred experiences. She is a long-time contributor to WordPress, and her contribution work continues by being sponsored through XWP, where she works full time as a designer. Her experience working remotely in design is vast, from leading design to creating products and collaborating with a range

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Thomas Fanchin

Thomas Fanchin

Thomas is a Partnership Manager at Weglot. Establishing new connections and organizing events every day. Breathing, talking and dreaming about Weglot and a multilingual world. If I’m not on a call with you, I’m probably taking a picture of my cat Roxy.

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Todd Halfpenny

Todd Halfpenny

Todd is a tech and mobile loving dad of two. He’s been involved in the WordPress scene for well over 10 years, and has developer many plugins including Widgets on Pages. He’s a developer by trade, and loves to geek out when he gets the chance.

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Tom Greenwood

Tom Greenwood

Tom Greenwood is the co-founder of Wholegrain Digital, a ‘green’ trailblazer in the digital agency world. Tom is known for writing and speaking about how business, design, and web technology can be part of the solution to environmental issues and is author of the book, Sustainable Web Design.

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Tom Stinson

Tom Stinson

Tom is a people person. Cultivating team cohesion can be tough when a company is 100% distributed, but it’s Tom’s joy to grow the culture that makes XWP a great place to work. His passion is to see workplaces release the potential of their people by focusing on shaping an environment where people feel human.

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