Speaker Announcement – Sam Hotchkiss

WordPress as an API: The Power of Semantic Data

As we move toward the “Semantic Web” or “Web 3.0″, the power of well defined, accessible information is getting greater and greater by the day.

In this talk, we’ll look at the way that data and the web are changing, and the possibilities that are created by allowing your data and your design to exist independently.


Sam Hotchkiss

Sam Hotchkiss is the creator and lead developer of BruteProtect, a WordPress security plugin which was acquired by Automattic in August 2014. Prior to developing BruteProtect, Sam ran a successful WordPress development agency, Hotchkiss Consulting Group. Sam’s background is in PHP development, and he has been developing sites with WordPress since 2005.

Sam travels with his wife, Becky (and, quite often, their dogs, Barkley, Izzy, and Stanley) to WordCamps around the world. He presents on topics ranging from security to building web apps to building and managing large blog networks.