The festival of WordPress
July 23, 2021

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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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Marco Berrocal

Marco Berrocal

Marco Berrocal is a WordPress fanatic. He has used WordPress for over 10 years out of Costa Rica. He is also an organizer for WordCamp San Jose, Costa Rica, which is one of the most popular WordCamps in Latin America. He loves pushing the Web forward with what he knows, has learned and has given

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Matt Graham

Matt Graham

Hey there. Thanks for coming to my fundraising page for Big Orange Heart, an organization helping people in tech with their mental health. If you know me, you probably know that I’ve struggled with my mental health – basically my entire life. I’m working on my physical health pretty hard lately, which helps, but isn’t

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matt medeiros

Matt Medeiros

Matt Medeiros wears many hats, but the one that is the driving force for all the others is: family man. That he gets to use his passion for technology and community only makes it better. Matt’s passion for podcasting started from working as a “computer guy” with his dad in car sales, to a leader

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Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg

Co-Founder, WordPress; Founder and CEO, Automattic. Matt Mullenweg is co-founder of the open-source publishing platform WordPress, which now powers over 40% of all sites on the web. He is the founder and CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Tumblr, WordPress VIP, and Jetpack. Additionally, Matt runs Audrey Capital, an investment and research company. Matt is

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Megan Rose

Megan Rose

Megan is a web developer at Blackbird Digital, an award-winning digital agency in Willoughby, Ohio. She is involved in her local WordPress community as an organizer and speaker.

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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

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Michelle Frechette

Michelle Frechette

Michelle is a volunteer with Big Orange Heart and the Head of Customer Success for GiveWP. She’s also the podcast barista at WPCoffeeTalk and cofounder of Underrepresented in Tech.

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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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Mike Little

Mike Little

Mike Little is the co-founding developer of the WordPress project. He started it in 2003 with Matt Mullenweg and has developed with and used WordPress ever since. Mike developed and continues to enhance the award-winning “I’m a Scientist Get me Out of Here” site for his client Gallomanor. He has worked on a number of

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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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Paul Lacey

Paul Lacey

Paul Lacey is aWordPress expert, designer, speaker, Guinness World Record holder & podcaster. He helps niche agencies and leading WordPress / tech-industry brands, design & develop beautiful websites. Brands I have worked with include GeneratePress, Beaver Builder, Pentagram, getronics & Church of England.

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Piccia Neri

Piccia Neri

Piccia Neri helps agencies, businesses, designers & developers thrive and win on the web by putting their users at the centre of their process. As part of this, she also organises the Design for Conversions conference.

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Pooja Derashri

Pooja Derashri

Pooja Derashri, Co-founder at WPVibes and has 7+ years of working experience with WordPress. She is a WordPress lover with a passion to help others and contributes in every possible way. She is a regular contributor to the WordPress community and is actively involved in several Make teams such as Training, Polyglots, and WPTV. She is

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Rahul D Sarker

Rahul D Sarker

Rahul D Sarker is a WordPress Developer & Digital Marketing Consultant, based out of Kolkata, India. He is working with WordPress for the past 8 years. Currently, handling 3 startups and working with few communities very closely. Apart from that, He is a big foodie and self-proclaimed proud solo traveler.

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Raúl Antón-Cuadrado

Raúl Antón-Cuadrado

Hi, I’m Raúl Antón Cuadrado, a Talent Data Scientist/Analyst in love with distributed leadership. I connect data sources and implement predictive models to provide the hiring managers with actionable knowledge. I enjoy combining my passion for distributed leadership and communication models with my Data skills. My purpose is to improve hiring and onboarding experiences and

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Robert Jacobi

Robert Jacobi

Robert Jacobi is the Director of WordPress at Cloudways, a multi-cloud managed application as a service platform that lets users choose where they want their website to be hosted from a variety of options, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Vultr, and Linode. Robert leads the WordPress business unit at Cloudways in community engagement, strategic

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Robert B. McGuinness

Robert McGuinness

Robert B. McGuinness is the CEO / Founder of Soul Venturer, which is the world’s first ever calling navigation company. Soul Venturer works with corporate professionals to help them navigate a smooth transition into their calling. They do this using a unique methodology that operates under a premise of having one gain crystal clear clarity

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Robert Windisch

Robert Windisch can be spotted by wearing his trademark hat at conferences. He’s a big fan of hidden WordPress features like multimultisite. He’s part of the German speaking WordPress community.

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Sal Ferrarello

Sal Ferrarello

Sal is a WordPress developer at WebDevStudios who is passionate about code, web development, and Git. He has contributed repeatedly to WordPress Core, Genesis, and is the author of the Stop Emails plugin on the WordPress.org repository. Sal’s previous experience as a Magician/Juggler, Computer Science & Mathematics teacher, and Radio DJ makes him an entertaining

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Sarah Pantry

Sarah Pantry

Sarah got her first break into commercial development at a large London ISP when the dev manager found out everyone was playing an online PHP game she had co-written. After that, she worked as a developer or dev manager at several agencies, developing a love of WordPress, and working with Symfony. Now, as a developer

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Simon Kraft

Simon Kraft

Simon is an avid WordPress user since 2008. While working as a developer, he also runs one or two German news outlets, is an active community member, and spends quite some time organizing meetups and helping the community.

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Sumant Lohar

Sumant Lohar

Sumant is a hardcore 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, creativity and apart from that podcasting is his new skillset. WordPress is a true inspiration for his blogging which made him capable to play with

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Thabo Tswana

Thabo Tswana

Thabo enjoys helping people get the most out of WordPress. He joined Automattic as a Happiness Engineer in 2018. He is currently part of a team that offers user support for the WordPress mobile apps, Jetpack mobile apps, WooCommerce mobile apps, and Simplenote apps. Thabo was the primary organizer for the very first WordCamp Harare

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Thomas Fanchin

Thomas Fanchin

Partnership Manager at Weglot 💻. Establishing new connections and organizing events everyday 🤝. 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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Topher DeRosia

Topher DeRosia

Topher DeRosia is Senior WordPress Architect at Camber Creative. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a web developer, over a decade of which has been spent building out WordPress sites. In addition, Topher curates http://HeroPress.com. Fun fact: Topher is responsible for making the official International Space Station Windows95 desktop theme. He currently

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Tracy Apps

Tracy Apps

Behind the bowtie, Tracy Apps (@tapps) is a big-picture doer, a veteran UX designer, front-end developer, strategist, teacher, and artist, Tracy has amassed quite a wide range of experience since she started teaching herself code in the late 1990’s. Including teaching at several Universities, presenting at numerous WordCamps, and over 20 years of creating for

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Urban Yogi Logo

Urban Yogi

UrbanYogi is the fastest growing app for meditation and sleep. Join millions experiencing lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep with our guided meditations, sleep stories, mindful music, breaths, and many more. Whether you’re a remote freelancer, a small business owner, or an entrepreneur, and if you find it difficult to de-stress, sleep and

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Verdi Heinz

Verdi Heinz

Verdi Heinz is the Community Evangelist at Elementor. Every day he enables Web Creators to succeed at what they need. Elementor allows him to share thoughts with people from all over the world. Elementor has grown from ‘simply a very good tool’ into something nobody (but perhaps it’s founders) could have expected: a mindset.

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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

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.

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Marco Berrocal

Marco Berrocal

Marco Berrocal is a WordPress fanatic. He has used WordPress for over 10 years out of Costa Rica. He is also an organizer for WordCamp San Jose, Costa Rica, which is one of the most popular WordCamps in Latin America. He loves pushing the Web forward with what he knows, has learned and has given

VIEW SPEAKER »
Matt Graham

Matt Graham

Hey there. Thanks for coming to my fundraising page for Big Orange Heart, an organization helping people in tech with their mental health. If you know me, you probably know that I’ve struggled with my mental health – basically my entire life. I’m working on my physical health pretty hard lately, which helps, but isn’t

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matt medeiros

Matt Medeiros

Matt Medeiros wears many hats, but the one that is the driving force for all the others is: family man. That he gets to use his passion for technology and community only makes it better. Matt’s passion for podcasting started from working as a “computer guy” with his dad in car sales, to a leader

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Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg

Co-Founder, WordPress; Founder and CEO, Automattic. Matt Mullenweg is co-founder of the open-source publishing platform WordPress, which now powers over 40% of all sites on the web. He is the founder and CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Tumblr, WordPress VIP, and Jetpack. Additionally, Matt runs Audrey Capital, an investment and research company. Matt is

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Megan Rose

Megan Rose

Megan is a web developer at Blackbird Digital, an award-winning digital agency in Willoughby, Ohio. She is involved in her local WordPress community as an organizer and speaker.

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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 »
Michelle Frechette

Michelle Frechette

Michelle is a volunteer with Big Orange Heart and the Head of Customer Success for GiveWP. She’s also the podcast barista at WPCoffeeTalk and cofounder of Underrepresented in Tech.

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 »
Mike Little

Mike Little

Mike Little is the co-founding developer of the WordPress project. He started it in 2003 with Matt Mullenweg and has developed with and used WordPress ever since. Mike developed and continues to enhance the award-winning “I’m a Scientist Get me Out of Here” site for his client Gallomanor. He has worked on a number of

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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

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

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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.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Paul Lacey

Paul Lacey

Paul Lacey is aWordPress expert, designer, speaker, Guinness World Record holder & podcaster. He helps niche agencies and leading WordPress / tech-industry brands, design & develop beautiful websites. Brands I have worked with include GeneratePress, Beaver Builder, Pentagram, getronics & Church of England.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Piccia Neri

Piccia Neri

Piccia Neri helps agencies, businesses, designers & developers thrive and win on the web by putting their users at the centre of their process. As part of this, she also organises the Design for Conversions conference.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Pooja Derashri

Pooja Derashri

Pooja Derashri, Co-founder at WPVibes and has 7+ years of working experience with WordPress. She is a WordPress lover with a passion to help others and contributes in every possible way. She is a regular contributor to the WordPress community and is actively involved in several Make teams such as Training, Polyglots, and WPTV. She is

VIEW SPEAKER »
Rahul D Sarker

Rahul D Sarker

Rahul D Sarker is a WordPress Developer & Digital Marketing Consultant, based out of Kolkata, India. He is working with WordPress for the past 8 years. Currently, handling 3 startups and working with few communities very closely. Apart from that, He is a big foodie and self-proclaimed proud solo traveler.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Raúl Antón-Cuadrado

Raúl Antón-Cuadrado

Hi, I’m Raúl Antón Cuadrado, a Talent Data Scientist/Analyst in love with distributed leadership. I connect data sources and implement predictive models to provide the hiring managers with actionable knowledge. I enjoy combining my passion for distributed leadership and communication models with my Data skills. My purpose is to improve hiring and onboarding experiences and

VIEW SPEAKER »
Robert Jacobi

Robert Jacobi

Robert Jacobi is the Director of WordPress at Cloudways, a multi-cloud managed application as a service platform that lets users choose where they want their website to be hosted from a variety of options, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Vultr, and Linode. Robert leads the WordPress business unit at Cloudways in community engagement, strategic

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Robert B. McGuinness

Robert McGuinness

Robert B. McGuinness is the CEO / Founder of Soul Venturer, which is the world’s first ever calling navigation company. Soul Venturer works with corporate professionals to help them navigate a smooth transition into their calling. They do this using a unique methodology that operates under a premise of having one gain crystal clear clarity

VIEW SPEAKER »

Robert Windisch

Robert Windisch can be spotted by wearing his trademark hat at conferences. He’s a big fan of hidden WordPress features like multimultisite. He’s part of the German speaking WordPress community.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Sal Ferrarello

Sal Ferrarello

Sal is a WordPress developer at WebDevStudios who is passionate about code, web development, and Git. He has contributed repeatedly to WordPress Core, Genesis, and is the author of the Stop Emails plugin on the WordPress.org repository. Sal’s previous experience as a Magician/Juggler, Computer Science & Mathematics teacher, and Radio DJ makes him an entertaining

VIEW SPEAKER »
Sarah Pantry

Sarah Pantry

Sarah got her first break into commercial development at a large London ISP when the dev manager found out everyone was playing an online PHP game she had co-written. After that, she worked as a developer or dev manager at several agencies, developing a love of WordPress, and working with Symfony. Now, as a developer

VIEW SPEAKER »
Simon Kraft

Simon Kraft

Simon is an avid WordPress user since 2008. While working as a developer, he also runs one or two German news outlets, is an active community member, and spends quite some time organizing meetups and helping the community.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Sumant Lohar

Sumant Lohar

Sumant is a hardcore 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, creativity and apart from that podcasting is his new skillset. WordPress is a true inspiration for his blogging which made him capable to play with

VIEW SPEAKER »
Thabo Tswana

Thabo Tswana

Thabo enjoys helping people get the most out of WordPress. He joined Automattic as a Happiness Engineer in 2018. He is currently part of a team that offers user support for the WordPress mobile apps, Jetpack mobile apps, WooCommerce mobile apps, and Simplenote apps. Thabo was the primary organizer for the very first WordCamp Harare

VIEW SPEAKER »
Thomas Fanchin

Thomas Fanchin

Partnership Manager at Weglot 💻. Establishing new connections and organizing events everyday 🤝. 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.

VIEW SPEAKER »
Topher DeRosia

Topher DeRosia

Topher DeRosia is Senior WordPress Architect at Camber Creative. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a web developer, over a decade of which has been spent building out WordPress sites. In addition, Topher curates http://HeroPress.com. Fun fact: Topher is responsible for making the official International Space Station Windows95 desktop theme. He currently

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Tracy Apps

Tracy Apps

Behind the bowtie, Tracy Apps (@tapps) is a big-picture doer, a veteran UX designer, front-end developer, strategist, teacher, and artist, Tracy has amassed quite a wide range of experience since she started teaching herself code in the late 1990’s. Including teaching at several Universities, presenting at numerous WordCamps, and over 20 years of creating for

VIEW SPEAKER »
Urban Yogi Logo

Urban Yogi

UrbanYogi is the fastest growing app for meditation and sleep. Join millions experiencing lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep with our guided meditations, sleep stories, mindful music, breaths, and many more. Whether you’re a remote freelancer, a small business owner, or an entrepreneur, and if you find it difficult to de-stress, sleep and

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Verdi Heinz

Verdi Heinz

Verdi Heinz is the Community Evangelist at Elementor. Every day he enables Web Creators to succeed at what they need. Elementor allows him to share thoughts with people from all over the world. Elementor has grown from ‘simply a very good tool’ into something nobody (but perhaps it’s founders) could have expected: a mindset.

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