amanda-mccoy-design.com | @AmandaRaoul
After studying art and printmaking in college, Amanda eventually found work doing freelance print production at several San Francisco advertising agencies. She got a staff position at Young and Rubicam and worked there for many years. Seeking more meaningful work she attempted a career change to animation, but was discouraged by an uncertain job market. So she started her own graphic design studio in 2012. In 2014 she expanded her offering to WordPress websites. She is very excited to be back in graphic design and running her own business. She loves the work, with it’s combination of the aesthetic and the functional.
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ajmorris.me | @ajmorris
I’m a Product Manager for Liquid Web, a fully managed hosting company. I work on various WordPress products and initiatives focusing on open-source, community, and spreading the love of WordPress. I have been involved with the WordPress community since 2006, working with theme and plugin companies in support and project management positions. In my spare time I love to travel and spend time with my lovely wife and newborn daughter.
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zeek.com | @sarahwefald
Sarah Wefald came to WordPress and Zeek Interactive the long way. She started out as a project manager at a major record label —l the sort of job she had wanted since she had first thought it would be cool to work with musicians. However, that dream was soon met with reality in the music industry: half the company worldwide was laid off after the label was purchased and privatized. Determined that her career would not be over at 23, she went back to school while working temp jobs to learn web development and design.
After finishing the program, Sarah started transitioning from her marketing career to more technical work within the music industry, handling social media and webmaster duties for bands. Finding Steve Zehngut’s WordPress meetup group in Orange County allowed her to take her knowledge of PHP and apply it to WordPress web development. As a result, she has created and launched dozens of websites for brands and small businesses on her own, and runs the OC WordPress Web Designer’s meetup at Zeek’s offices on the first Monday of each month. She has presented at WordCamp Los Angeles (2013, 2014, and 2016) and WordCamp Orange County (2014), and served on the organizing committee for WordCamp Orange County in 2015, 2016, and 2017. She’s very happy that Zeek has allowed her to unite her original love of project management with her enthusiasm for WordPress.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Mount Holyoke College and a Diploma in Web Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online.
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jontrujillo.com | jontrujillo
Jon is a designer and developer for Tytanium Ideas, a Digital Marketing and Website Agency in Rocklin, CA. He is a Husband, Dad, and Christian who loves technology and learning. Jon has been using WordPress for years as his go-to CMS for client websites.
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I know you’ve been waiting to see the official WordCamp Sacramento 2017 schedule and start mapping out the sessions you want to go to… and it’s finally ready!
I am so excited about our stellar lineup of speakers and sessions for this year’s event — and I hope that when you look at the schedule, you’ll be as excited as I am!
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stickyreaders.com | @stickyreaders
Margaret is an author, freelance writer, teacher, and humor blogger who has been blogging since 2005. She has published two books on blogging: Sticky Readers: How to Attract a Loyal Audience by Writing More Better and Adventures in Blogville: A Creative Writing Guide for Teens. She authors the award-winning humor blog, Nanny Goats in Panties, and the blogging tutorial site, Sticky Readers. She is also the co-founder of the Sacramento Bloggers network and currently serves on the advisory board for the International Food Bloggers Conference. And… she uses WordPress for everything.
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Sacramento is the capital California — where you will find cultural attractions, cutting-edge cuisine, and rich Gold Rush history. Sacramento is home to the original Pony Express, first public art museum founded in the Western United States, the largest almond processing plant in the world, and three of only nine International World Peace Rose Gardens in the world. From historic Old Sacramento’s gold rush era boardwalks, the Railroad Museum, and Sutter’s Fort, to the theater, the ballet, and the brand new cutting edge Golden 1 Center, there is never a shortage of things to do when you visit Sacramento.
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zao.is | @JS_Zao
Justin Sainton is the founder of Zao, an agency based near Portland, Oregon. As a core contributor to WordPress and lead developer for the WP eCommerce project, Justin believes passionately in the philosophy of open source software. Working exclusively with WordPress and an array of other open-source technologies, Justin and Zao have provided creative and effective solutions for a wide variety of companies and associations ranging from Amazon to PayPal to Pitney Bowes. When not building the Zao empire or spending time with his beautiful wife and four incredible kids, Justin can be found enjoying the best espresso in Portland.
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WordCamp Sacramento 2017 Tickets are officially on sale!
WordCamp Sacramento, the only WordCamp in Northern California, is a truly inclusive community event that invites and welcomes anyone and everyone who is interested in or who uses WordPress in any way to come together for a weekend to collaborate, share, converse, learn, and grow.
This year we’re bringing you 42 sessions and a full day beginner curriculum that will teach new WordPressers how to use the software, update, and maintain their websites.
Of those sessions, we have 41 educational learning sessions, including a panel discussion on blogging monetization moderated by yours truly.
We’re also introducing an entirely new type of session… This year we’re testing a speed networking session, designed to help you meet as many people as possible while at WordCamp.
We all are so excited about WordCamp Sacramento 2017 and we want YOU to join us.
Get Your Ticket Now!
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WordCamp Sacramento tickets go on sale tomorrow — and I know what you’re thinking…
Where is the t-shirt information?
How will I know what size to order?
Don’t worry… we’re here to make sure you have all of the information you need to select the right size t-shirt, because trust me, the shirts for this year are my favorite yet and you’re going to want to wear it!
Below you’ll find all of the details on both styles of shirts we’ll be offering this year. If you have any questions, please let us know!
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