The festival of WordPress
July 23, 2021

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Alison Knott

Alison Knott

Alison K (Alison Knott) is an international tech speaker who’s passionate about the intersection of web, creativity and business. A proud woman in tech, Alison produced Atlantic Canada’s first WordPress conference and Meetup. She also mentors emerging female and non-binary designers and marketers. Her presentations are an unusual blend of high-octane enthusiasm and actionable lessons.

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Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman helps nonprofits and wellness-based businesses build thriving online communities. As a Customer Success Manager at GiveWP she works diligently each day to assist nonprofits in growing their communities and receiving more donations online to make a bigger impact in the world. As an SEO consultant, she’s passionate about tending to the internet like

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AmyJune Hineline

AmyJune Hineline

AmyJune Hineline is the Open Source Community Ambassador and QA Engineer at Kanopi Studios. With a dual focus on both open-source community development and inclusivity, she is uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities. She co-organize various open-source camps and conventions throughout North America, empowering individuals

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Anne-Mieke Bovelett

Anne-Mieke Bovelett

Anne-Mieke Bovelett runs an internationally focused web agency in Mönchengladbach (Germany) and trains agencies in efficient use of Elementor Pro. Originally she’s a web designer, but nowadays more focused on frontend development due to her self assigned role as a passionate accessibility advocate. Diagnosed in her late 40’s, she’s convinced ADHD can be a super

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Arindo Duque

Arindo Duque

Arindo Duque is a WordPress developer from Juiz de Fora, Brazil – living in Madrid, Spain. He is the founder and CEO of NextPress, a WordPress plugin development shop responsible for products such as WP Ultimo and WP Admin Pages PRO. Arindo has given talks in numerous WordCamps in Brazil and was also one of

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Bolanle O

Bolanle O

Bolanle is a Nigerian reality show winner, entertainment journalist & media personality and a team member/contributor at www.stereogoddess.com.

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Cameron Jones

Cameron Jones

Cameron Jones is the founder of the premium plugin store Mongoose Marketplace, best known for the Mongoose Page Plugin used by more than 30,000 WordPress websites. He lives in the little town of Victor Harbor south of Adelaide.

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Chandrika Sista

Chandrika Sista

Chandrika Sista is a full stack WordPress developer at Camna LLC. She started working with WordPress in 2011. After working as a freelancer for over 5 years, she joined Camna LLC as a full stack developer. She is also the lead developer for the Chamber Dashboard plugins which provide an easy way for Chambers of

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Christina Workman

Christina Workman

Christina is a Support Technician at WebDevStudios, with over 10 years of experience working with WordPress. She is passionate about web accessibility and contributing to the WordPress community. A self-proclaimed purple-ophile, she also enjoys a nice mug of tea while watching British murder mysteries.

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Craig West

Craig West

Craig is freelance trainer and architect that focuses on bringing together the WP and non-WP worlds by advocating WP-HTML, ‘where there is HTML, there is WP’. He is based in Brighton and attends the local WordUp meetings. With a previous career in business and accounting, as well as having run his own non-IT business, Craig

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Danielle Zarcaro

Danielle Zarcaro

Danielle Zarcaro is the founder of Paperback Web Development and has been developing and maintaining custom WordPress websites for almost a decade. She loves snuggling cats and putting hot chocolate in her coffee. You’ll often find her awake past sunrise and up in time for the sunset.

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David Leichner

David Leichner

David Leichner is responsible for creating and executing Strattic’s marketing strategy and managing the marketing team that forms the foundation for Strattic’s market penetration. David has over 25-years of marketing and sales executive management experience garnered from leading enterprise software vendors including Information Builders, Magic Software, BluePhoenix Solutions and most recently as CMO of SQream

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David Lockie

David Lockie

David Lockie’s interests lie in WordPress, open source and future technology trends, especially blockchain. He founded Pragmatic in 2012 and merged with Angry Creative in 2020 where he’s now CMO. David loves working with clients to help them build success using sustainable open source web software, and in turn enjoys sharing his expertise on this

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Davinder Singh Kainth

Davinder Singh Kainth

Davinder Singh kainth, a creative who loves to create online spaces powered by WordPress. In the ecosystem for 15+ years focused on creating websites, digital products, courses, business coaching, email marketing, and content creation.

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Dielle Kapunan

Dielle Kapunan

Dielle Kapunan is a lawyer who’s somehow found her way into helping build intuitive WordPress tools. She co-leads the fully remote team behind Stackable – Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks, one of the first and most widely-used custom block collections for Gutenberg.

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Hasan Bappi

Hasan Bappi

WordPress customer support specialist, providing customer support for 10+ years, currently working for Liquid Web (GiveWP Support Technician).

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Imran Sayed

Imran Sayed

Imran is a WordPress Engineer at rtCamp He is also a WordCamp Speaker, WordCamp India Organiser, and a regular contributor to the WordPress community. He is also a core contributor in WordPress and has a rich experience in Node, React and Laravel. Apart from this, Imran has a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge which

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Jodie Fiorenza

Jodie Fiorenza

Jodie Fiorenza sits as the Director of Business Development at WebDevStudios. Since starting with the company in 2016, she has been responsible for creating unique web strategies and solutions for clients including Viacom, The National Domestic Violence Hotline, and The Society of Women Engineers. Jodie brings twenty years of sales and marketing experience to WebDevStudios.

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Kenna Griffin

Kenna Griffin

Kenna Griffin has been a writer, editor, and educator for more than two decades. Griffin is the content director for Content Journey, an Oklahoma-based content marketing company. She also is an adjunct journalism professor in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. She was a full-time professor and college

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Justin Foell, Laura Coronado and Cristina Holt

Laura Coronado, Cristina Holt, Justin Foell

Cristina Holt is the Director of Project Management at WebDevStudios, overseeing the project management team and the execution of innovative responsive website development projects. Cristina ensures client projects are organized, engineering is updated, and everything is on track. Justin Foell is the Engineering Manager at WebDevStudios. Since starting in 2017, he’s helped develop robust solutions

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Lee Matthew Jackson

Lee Matthew Jackson

Lee is the host of the Agency Trailblazer Podcast, dad of 3 awesome kids, and happy agency owner at Event Engine. Having gone through some very dark times in his agency and personal journey, he has a passion for teaching other agency owners how to fall back in love with their businesses again and develop

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Leo Gopal

Leo Gopal

Leo, formerly founder of WPHugs, holds the upliftment of Mental Wellness as a goal close to his heart. Been involved across the spectrum of WordPress for over 10 years, he finds his passion in writing and teaching.

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Lesley Sim

Lesley Sim

Lesley is the co-founder of Newsletter Glue, a modern, SEO-friendly newsletter editor inside WordPress. Users can glue their email service provider to their website, then write and send newsletters without leaving WordPress. In previous lifetimes, she’s run her own digital marketing agency, co-owned a craft beer brewery, taught freediving professionally, worked at an ad agency,

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Maciek Palmowski

Maciek Palmowski

Maciek is a WordPress Ambassador at Buddy passionate about all things related to web development. He is a speaker & organizer of CMS-related events in Poland. After hours, apart from cycling – which he loves – he spends most of his time looking for cutting–edge (well, ‘interesting’ is enough) news from the CMS world to

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Maddy Osman

Maddy Osman

Maddy Osman is an SEO Content Strategist who works with clients like HubSpot, Automattic, Kinsta, and Sprout Social. Her background in WordPress web design contributes to a well-rounded understanding of SEO and how to connect brands to relevant search prospects. Learn more about her process and experience on her website, www.TheBlogsmith.com and read her latest articles on Twitter: @MaddyOsman.

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Mike Demo

Mike Demo

Mike “Demo” Demopoulos is a lover of open source first, specific tools later. Because of this, he speaks at Ignite! Conferences, Meetups, WordCamps, Joomla! Events, and more. As a helpful person, he gladly contributes to Open Source projects in any capacity necessary. Believing there are too many Mikes globally, he prefers to go by Demo.

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Miriam Schwab

Miriam Schwab

Miriam is the co-Founder and CEO of Strattic, an end-to-end static hosting and publishing platform for WordPress websites. After years of dealing with the ongoing struggle of keeping client WordPress sites secure and performant at her agency, Miriam realized that these issues could be solved in a radical way by converting the sites to a

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Morayo Orija

Morayo Orija

Morayo Orija is a Digital Content Producer for GoWP. When not creating fun blogs or other content with her team, she invests time and energy in her other interests: The Arts and Promoting mental health awareness. She’s served as Program Coordinator for Mental Health America of Illinois and still performs on Chicago stage and when

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Muhammad Muhsin

Muhammad Muhsin

Muhammad Muhsin is a Senior Engineer at rtCamp, where he leads the development of modern experiences with WordPress. He hails from Sri Lanka and enjoys traveling around the island. He writes for popular web publications like Smashing Magazine and has spoken at conferences like WordCamp US and WordCamp India. You can find him on his

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Nestor Angulo de Ugarte

Nestor Angulo de Ugarte

Technology enthusiast, Computer Science Engineer and WebSecurity geek. Living in Spain, get satisfied my huge curiosity about cybersecurity working remotely as Security Analyst at GoDaddy WebSecurity and at Sucuri, where I’m in touch everyday with hackers, backdoors, strange cases, etc. always with my mug of coffee and surrounded by my cats which always give valuable

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Nigel Rodgers

Nigel Rodgers

During working hours, Nigel spends most of his time customizing WordPress template files, or responding to technical support requests.

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Alison Knott

Alison Knott

Alison K (Alison Knott) is an international tech speaker who’s passionate about the intersection of web, creativity and business. A proud woman in tech, Alison produced Atlantic Canada’s first WordPress conference and Meetup. She also mentors emerging female and non-binary designers and marketers. Her presentations are an unusual blend of high-octane enthusiasm and actionable lessons.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman helps nonprofits and wellness-based businesses build thriving online communities. As a Customer Success Manager at GiveWP she works diligently each day to assist nonprofits in growing their communities and receiving more donations online to make a bigger impact in the world. As an SEO consultant, she’s passionate about tending to the internet like

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AmyJune Hineline

AmyJune Hineline

AmyJune Hineline is the Open Source Community Ambassador and QA Engineer at Kanopi Studios. With a dual focus on both open-source community development and inclusivity, she is uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities. She co-organize various open-source camps and conventions throughout North America, empowering individuals

VIEW SPEAKER »
Anne-Mieke Bovelett

Anne-Mieke Bovelett

Anne-Mieke Bovelett runs an internationally focused web agency in Mönchengladbach (Germany) and trains agencies in efficient use of Elementor Pro. Originally she’s a web designer, but nowadays more focused on frontend development due to her self assigned role as a passionate accessibility advocate. Diagnosed in her late 40’s, she’s convinced ADHD can be a super

VIEW SPEAKER »
Arindo Duque

Arindo Duque

Arindo Duque is a WordPress developer from Juiz de Fora, Brazil – living in Madrid, Spain. He is the founder and CEO of NextPress, a WordPress plugin development shop responsible for products such as WP Ultimo and WP Admin Pages PRO. Arindo has given talks in numerous WordCamps in Brazil and was also one of

VIEW SPEAKER »
Bolanle O

Bolanle O

Bolanle is a Nigerian reality show winner, entertainment journalist & media personality and a team member/contributor at www.stereogoddess.com.

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Cameron Jones

Cameron Jones

Cameron Jones is the founder of the premium plugin store Mongoose Marketplace, best known for the Mongoose Page Plugin used by more than 30,000 WordPress websites. He lives in the little town of Victor Harbor south of Adelaide.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Chandrika Sista

Chandrika Sista

Chandrika Sista is a full stack WordPress developer at Camna LLC. She started working with WordPress in 2011. After working as a freelancer for over 5 years, she joined Camna LLC as a full stack developer. She is also the lead developer for the Chamber Dashboard plugins which provide an easy way for Chambers of

VIEW SPEAKER »
Christina Workman

Christina Workman

Christina is a Support Technician at WebDevStudios, with over 10 years of experience working with WordPress. She is passionate about web accessibility and contributing to the WordPress community. A self-proclaimed purple-ophile, she also enjoys a nice mug of tea while watching British murder mysteries.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Craig West

Craig West

Craig is freelance trainer and architect that focuses on bringing together the WP and non-WP worlds by advocating WP-HTML, ‘where there is HTML, there is WP’. He is based in Brighton and attends the local WordUp meetings. With a previous career in business and accounting, as well as having run his own non-IT business, Craig

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Danielle Zarcaro

Danielle Zarcaro

Danielle Zarcaro is the founder of Paperback Web Development and has been developing and maintaining custom WordPress websites for almost a decade. She loves snuggling cats and putting hot chocolate in her coffee. You’ll often find her awake past sunrise and up in time for the sunset.

VIEW SPEAKER »
David Leichner

David Leichner

David Leichner is responsible for creating and executing Strattic’s marketing strategy and managing the marketing team that forms the foundation for Strattic’s market penetration. David has over 25-years of marketing and sales executive management experience garnered from leading enterprise software vendors including Information Builders, Magic Software, BluePhoenix Solutions and most recently as CMO of SQream

VIEW SPEAKER »
David Lockie

David Lockie

David Lockie’s interests lie in WordPress, open source and future technology trends, especially blockchain. He founded Pragmatic in 2012 and merged with Angry Creative in 2020 where he’s now CMO. David loves working with clients to help them build success using sustainable open source web software, and in turn enjoys sharing his expertise on this

VIEW SPEAKER »
Davinder Singh Kainth

Davinder Singh Kainth

Davinder Singh kainth, a creative who loves to create online spaces powered by WordPress. In the ecosystem for 15+ years focused on creating websites, digital products, courses, business coaching, email marketing, and content creation.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Dielle Kapunan

Dielle Kapunan

Dielle Kapunan is a lawyer who’s somehow found her way into helping build intuitive WordPress tools. She co-leads the fully remote team behind Stackable – Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks, one of the first and most widely-used custom block collections for Gutenberg.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Hasan Bappi

Hasan Bappi

WordPress customer support specialist, providing customer support for 10+ years, currently working for Liquid Web (GiveWP Support Technician).

VIEW SPEAKER »
Imran Sayed

Imran Sayed

Imran is a WordPress Engineer at rtCamp He is also a WordCamp Speaker, WordCamp India Organiser, and a regular contributor to the WordPress community. He is also a core contributor in WordPress and has a rich experience in Node, React and Laravel. Apart from this, Imran has a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge which

VIEW SPEAKER »
Jodie Fiorenza

Jodie Fiorenza

Jodie Fiorenza sits as the Director of Business Development at WebDevStudios. Since starting with the company in 2016, she has been responsible for creating unique web strategies and solutions for clients including Viacom, The National Domestic Violence Hotline, and The Society of Women Engineers. Jodie brings twenty years of sales and marketing experience to WebDevStudios.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Kenna Griffin

Kenna Griffin

Kenna Griffin has been a writer, editor, and educator for more than two decades. Griffin is the content director for Content Journey, an Oklahoma-based content marketing company. She also is an adjunct journalism professor in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. She was a full-time professor and college

VIEW SPEAKER »
Justin Foell, Laura Coronado and Cristina Holt

Laura Coronado, Cristina Holt, Justin Foell

Cristina Holt is the Director of Project Management at WebDevStudios, overseeing the project management team and the execution of innovative responsive website development projects. Cristina ensures client projects are organized, engineering is updated, and everything is on track. Justin Foell is the Engineering Manager at WebDevStudios. Since starting in 2017, he’s helped develop robust solutions

VIEW SPEAKER »
Lee Matthew Jackson

Lee Matthew Jackson

Lee is the host of the Agency Trailblazer Podcast, dad of 3 awesome kids, and happy agency owner at Event Engine. Having gone through some very dark times in his agency and personal journey, he has a passion for teaching other agency owners how to fall back in love with their businesses again and develop

VIEW SPEAKER »
Leo Gopal

Leo Gopal

Leo, formerly founder of WPHugs, holds the upliftment of Mental Wellness as a goal close to his heart. Been involved across the spectrum of WordPress for over 10 years, he finds his passion in writing and teaching.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Lesley Sim

Lesley Sim

Lesley is the co-founder of Newsletter Glue, a modern, SEO-friendly newsletter editor inside WordPress. Users can glue their email service provider to their website, then write and send newsletters without leaving WordPress. In previous lifetimes, she’s run her own digital marketing agency, co-owned a craft beer brewery, taught freediving professionally, worked at an ad agency,

VIEW SPEAKER »
Maciek Palmowski

Maciek Palmowski

Maciek is a WordPress Ambassador at Buddy passionate about all things related to web development. He is a speaker & organizer of CMS-related events in Poland. After hours, apart from cycling – which he loves – he spends most of his time looking for cutting–edge (well, ‘interesting’ is enough) news from the CMS world to

VIEW SPEAKER »
Maddy Osman

Maddy Osman

Maddy Osman is an SEO Content Strategist who works with clients like HubSpot, Automattic, Kinsta, and Sprout Social. Her background in WordPress web design contributes to a well-rounded understanding of SEO and how to connect brands to relevant search prospects. Learn more about her process and experience on her website, www.TheBlogsmith.com and read her latest articles on Twitter: @MaddyOsman.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Mike Demo

Mike Demo

Mike “Demo” Demopoulos is a lover of open source first, specific tools later. Because of this, he speaks at Ignite! Conferences, Meetups, WordCamps, Joomla! Events, and more. As a helpful person, he gladly contributes to Open Source projects in any capacity necessary. Believing there are too many Mikes globally, he prefers to go by Demo.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Miriam Schwab

Miriam Schwab

Miriam is the co-Founder and CEO of Strattic, an end-to-end static hosting and publishing platform for WordPress websites. After years of dealing with the ongoing struggle of keeping client WordPress sites secure and performant at her agency, Miriam realized that these issues could be solved in a radical way by converting the sites to a

VIEW SPEAKER »
Morayo Orija

Morayo Orija

Morayo Orija is a Digital Content Producer for GoWP. When not creating fun blogs or other content with her team, she invests time and energy in her other interests: The Arts and Promoting mental health awareness. She’s served as Program Coordinator for Mental Health America of Illinois and still performs on Chicago stage and when

VIEW SPEAKER »
Muhammad Muhsin

Muhammad Muhsin

Muhammad Muhsin is a Senior Engineer at rtCamp, where he leads the development of modern experiences with WordPress. He hails from Sri Lanka and enjoys traveling around the island. He writes for popular web publications like Smashing Magazine and has spoken at conferences like WordCamp US and WordCamp India. You can find him on his

VIEW SPEAKER »
Nestor Angulo de Ugarte

Nestor Angulo de Ugarte

Technology enthusiast, Computer Science Engineer and WebSecurity geek. Living in Spain, get satisfied my huge curiosity about cybersecurity working remotely as Security Analyst at GoDaddy WebSecurity and at Sucuri, where I’m in touch everyday with hackers, backdoors, strange cases, etc. always with my mug of coffee and surrounded by my cats which always give valuable

VIEW SPEAKER »
Nigel Rodgers

Nigel Rodgers

During working hours, Nigel spends most of his time customizing WordPress template files, or responding to technical support requests.

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