Who Else Is Stepping On Stage?
Seriously. For 2017, there will be a stage. Three stages to be exact — one for each room. We’re investing in staging at the front of each ballroom to elevate both our amazing speakers and the screens to make it easier for everyone in the room to see. So yes, all of our speakers will be taking the stage this year!
Speaking of speakers… we’ve already introduced you to 35 talented WordPressers and today we’ve got 11 more speakers who will be dropping knowledge bombs on us at WordCamp to introduce to you.
Ivan is the lead web developer and co-founder of Scribe — a full service digital creative agency in Sacramento. He is most often found working closely with the design team to conceptualize and create a wide range of visually interesting projects. His passion for design and programming working in unison has evolved into an effort to help his local tech community level up its collective game by giving talks and co-organizing “Coffee & Code” sessions around Sacramento.
Cameron is a Sacramento-based attorney providing legal services to creative entrepreneurs, cooperatives, and nonprofits. Always liking a good challenge, Cameron caught the website design and coding bug after a frustrating experience as a newbie WordPress user while building the website for her private law practice. She has been slowly learning how to code ever since, mostly through Skillcrush, and hopes (fingers crossed) to launch her newly designed and developed WordPress site sometime this Fall.
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.
Kayla Butler is the Creative Director and photographer from Ivorymix.com, where she provides stock photography, resources, and support to creative bloggers and digital makers of all kinds from all stages of online business and blog growth. Her experience as a seasoned design and marketing professional comes from over 15 years of project development, design and marketing over the years while working with construction design firms, local and national real estate developers.
Tanner is a web developer and entrepreneur located in the small town of Granite Falls, WA. He’s passionate about using technology to promote community. When he’s not tracking down new leads or coding, he loves playing music and spending time with his wife and 4 (soon to be 5) kids.
Bill is a professional podcaster and trainer. He is the founder of Podcaster’s Home and the National Association of Podcasters. After returning from Afghanistan in 2012, Bill discovered podcasting and WordPress. When he is not podcasting he works for his wife’s real estate marketing agency. Some of the podcasts that Bill has launched are Timelines of Success, WP-Tonic and Meet the Voter to name a few.
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 Blogvilile: 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.
John Locke started his web development career after twenty years working in retail and commercial bakeries. By learning web design and development in-between work shifts, John was able to eventually start building websites for local businesses and gaining valuable experience. He launched Lockedown Design in late 2012.
Since then, he has launched over sixty new websites, and worked with companies all across the US. Today, Lockedown Design is known for excellence in custom WordPress theme development and SEO. In addition to writing a popular blog of his own, John also co-hosts the WP-Tonic podcast, a twice weekly podcast about WordPress and online marketing.
Leslie is passionate about sustainability, the farmer’s market, bicycling and great design. When not behind the computer working in WordPress or learning more code, you’ll often find her with a camera in hand taking close up images of nature and our abstract world. After having her own business for 20 years supporting small business owners and non-profits as an accountant, Leslie shifted her focus and pivoted her work to support businesses online.
In 2009, Leslie discovered WordPress and now helps people clarify their message to build customized themes on the Genesis Framework merging the sweet spot between beautiful code and beautiful design to create a user-friendly site they love. Her introduction to computers was in the early 80’s when she enrolled in her first computer programming class (yes, those IBM punch card days that often ran infinite loops after leaving out that darn semicolon). She swore off computers until she met the original Macintosh a few years later and got hooked on the infinite possibilities instead.
Leslie has volunteered in various capacities at WordCamps, meetups, non-profits and is on the leadership committee for SheSays Boulder whose mission is to up level women in digital.
Mike has been a WordPress advocate since 2007 when his company, DealerTrend decided to give it a try for car dealers. As an entrepreneur, WordPress was the perfect tool for Mike to help solve the problems that car dealers were facing. Over time, Mike has tested and used thousands of WordPress plugins and themes to help get positive results. As an organizer of the Reno WordPress meetup group, Mike enjoys sharing what he as learned with passionate WordPress users.
Treighton’s professional career started in construction management, but after about eight years, he realized that his heart wasn’t in it, and decided to pursue a career in programming. He has now been in web development for about three years, working on projects ranging from simple static sites to more complex web applications with a variety of integrations.
Watch The Blog For Announcements!
Over the next couple weeks, we will be sharing details on the actual WordCamp sessions, putting together the event schedule, giving you a heads up on this year’s delicious lunch options, sharing t-shirt sizing information, publishing interviews with all of our speakers, and putting tickets on sale.
A lot is coming your way, so stay tuned!