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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.
Brent Jacobsen is a founding partner at FDEV, a web consulting agency. He’s a multi-axis strategic thinker and has been consulting businesses in various industries since 2004. Brent wrote his first lines of code at age 5 and has been a WordPress user and advocate since 2005. Brent also recently founded WPUtah, which offers WordPress training workshops for businesses, marketers, non-profits and entrepreneurs.
David Parsons , a recent Computer Science graduate over at The University of Central Florida, has been working with WordPress for over six years now and is currently working at BrandCo as a WordPress Developer. His passion for the web originally started by making a simple website with WordPress back in high school. Over the years he has been branched out his skill set with responsive design, web apps, SEO, theme development, plugin development and SASS enhanced stylesheets. Recently David has been spending a lot of his spare time speaking at local events such as the local Orlando WordPress Meetup Group, BarCamp Orlando, BarCamp Tampa and more recently WordCamp Miami.
Holly Stokes, The Brain Trainer loves helping clients clear the mental blocks that get in the way of health, happiness, and success. She has been in business 8 years and is a Certified Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, a Certified Hypnotherapist, and a Certified NLP Life and Health Coach.
She is the author of two books and multiple CDs designed to train the brain for weight loss, life happiness, and business achievement.
Geek, Mom, Warrior Princess, and Happiness Engineer at Automattic. Big fan of standards and of keeping things simple.
Jake is a developer for Condé Nast where he works on the technology team for Wired Magazine. He has been working with WordPress since the good ol’ days, and when he has some free time, he enjoys basking in the sunlight, evening walks with his family, spending time outdoors, skiing and biking.
Curtis is a software tester by day at Bluehost and a freelance web designer by night, father of 4+ (one on the way) and has been a WordPress nut since 2007. He loves helping small businesses and loves creating things (current side project is building a 3 tiered bunk bed for the kiddos).
Nearly 20 years ago, Dave took Computing 101 because he kept hearing about this thing called the “interwebs.” From the moment he pulled up his first website, he was hooked, and he’s been working in the industry ever since. Currently, he works for Boostability as a WordPress developer, trainer, and e-commerce specialist. When not playing in cyberspace, he loves working with Cub Scouts, spending time with his wife, and watching Batman cartoons with his son who is 9 months old.
John Pugliano is the founder and money manager of Investable Wealth, LLC a licensed investment advisory firm. He is a novice WordPress user that has successfully launched the Wealthsteading Podcast to promote his business and broadcast his unique message of how to build wealth.
Tony Naccarato is a user experience designer currently working for AtTask. He has been a designer for over 12 years, the past 6 years focused on user experience and interactions. He also runs his own freelance design business where he helps small businesses and startups. His focus as a designer is to make things simple and easy to use.
Rebecka Hathaway is a designer and creator of WordPress web and e-commerce sites since 2007 or so. As an artist, she loves integrating original illustrations and hand lettering into her designs and sells her work utilizing WordPress and WooCommerce. She happily works from her home studio where there’s always coffee and shoes are optional. Find her at monkeyslovedonuts.com
Jessica Barnard is the Designer & Developer behind The Pixelista, a creative agency specializing in business branding and WordPress web development. Jessica has been making the internet attractive since 2008, and her passion is working with small, women-owned businesses.
Missy Oveson is a blog coach and writer. While not helping bloggers take control of their blog, she spends her time in fairy tales, young adult novels, and twitter. Check her out at www.missybunnie.com.
Vasken has been working with WordPress professionally since 2007. Most recently, at 10up, a leading WordPress full-service design and development agency, as VP of Strategic Engineering. His experience with WordPress ranges from custom integrations with higher education user management systems to building sites for some of the world’s largest publishers and corporations.
Chris Reynolds is a WordPress developer for WebDevStudios and has been a freelance web designer and developer specializing in WordPress since 2007. He has submitted plugins and themes to WordPress.org and is the author of numerous WordPress-centric online training courses for Pluralsight. When he’s not writing code or making videos, he makes electronic music and cheers for Real Salt Lake.