WordCamp Vancouver 2012 will welcome several great speakers. Below are all of our confirmed speakers!
Alan Levine explores the potential of new technologies for education. He hosted a web server on the Maricopa Community Colleges network in 1993 and has not left the web since then. An early proponent of blogs and RSS, Alan shares his ideas and discoveries at CogDogBlog.com writing there since 2003. Alan works from home in Strawberry, Arizona. His interests include digital storytelling, photography, bending WordPress to his whims, and randomly dipping into the infinite river of the internet.
Andy is the founding developer of BuddyPress, and currently lives in Winnipeg after spending a number of years sharing his time between Ireland and Vancouver.
Ben is a Seattlite and organizer of the Seattle WordPress Developer Meetup. When not out sailing, Ben can be found hacking out WordPress code at FreshMuse where he is currently Chief Code Poet (Head of Development). Ben has worked with companies from mom & pop shops to multinational corporations, consulting on building effective web platforms and strategies.
Boone is a freelance WordPress developer from Brooklyn, NY. He’s a member of the BuddyPress core team and the author of dozens of WordPress plugins. His freelance clients are mostly educational institutions or similar non-profit organizations. Boone’s good looks and razor wit make him one of the coolest people in the world.
I’ve been developing websites since 2001 and working with WordPress since 2004. I run my own web studio at Bluelime Media. I’ve been blogging since 2004 (but deleted most of the old crap) and teaching WordPress for a few years. I teach at BCIT and Langara and introduce students to Installing WordPress, child themes and custom themes.
I’m very much involved in the WordPress community and owe so much to all of the people I’ve met via WordPress.
I’m passionate about 3 things in life, wine, WordPress and yoga. I could easily give up if needed, but if I could only have one, I would have a tough decision to make.
Dave is the founder and president of Dazil Internet Services Inc, a Vancouver area based web development company, specializing in WordPress.
Dave has been in the industry for nearly 20 years and prior to founding the company, worked for a variety of organizations in various capacities – as a developer, project lead, supervisor and manager.
In his spare time, Dave is a part-time instructor in BCIT’s New Media program, and enjoys spending time with friends and family in his Port Moody neighborhood.
Diane J. Wright
Enej Bajgoric is an Applications Developer at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at the University of British Columbia and develops custom themes and plugins for the CTLT’s open publishing framework. You can find his work published at http://profiles.wordpress.org/enej/.
Erica Hargreave, Founder and Creative Head of Ahimsa Media, is a forward thinker. Her early integration into the digital space and ability to develop stories interactively, led to the creation of one of the first digital / transmedia storytelling companies. They have created digital characters for the non-profit and education sector, been the digital voice behind films and TV Series, taught at a number post-secondary institutions, and most recently launched a new transmedia travel property, Roamancing.
Grant is a business minded designer/developer with a half decade of experience working exclusively with WordPress as a CMS for his clients. Grant started as a solo freelancer building small WordPress sites, and has since grown his company freshmuse into a WordPress exclusive agency building plugins and themes for regional and national brands. You can follow Grant on Twitter at @grantlandram or learn more at freshmuse.com.
Jeremy is a senior web engineer with 10up, a development agency that specializes in awesome WordPress implementations. I spend my days building really cool things with WordPress and have spent the last 15 years building (sometimes really cool) things across the web. The first WordCamp I attended was Portland in 2011 and I’ve been a happy member of the community ever since.
John James Jacoby
Mari Kane is a writer, blogger and WordPress consultant working with individuals and small businesses to improve their web presence, mostly using WordPress. She writes a blog about blogging at: blogsitestudio.com and takes RSVPs to her weekly WordPress Workshop at: meetup.com/Wordpress-Workshop.
Mike Schroder, known as Shredder to most of his colleagues, is a sailor, cross-cultural kid, and lover of Open Source. He currently works at DreamHost, contributing to the WordPress core and community projects including wp-cli. While not hacking code, you can find him enjoying a great cup of coffee or blogging on various geeky things at http://www.getsource.net.
I am an experienced business consultant, with a background in business and technology. I help entrepreneurs grow their companies by using technology as a business tool and by developing practical solutions to improve their profitability.
To help entrepreneurs, I have build a membership website, and I will show you how to use the same tools to build your own membership website.
Zack is a Web Engineer with 10up LLC and has been building websites for over 8 years, specializing in WordPress implementations since 2007. Zack was attracted to WordPress’ blend of exciting features in combination with a highly usable and engaging publishing environment. When Zack is not building websites for 10up clients, he gives back to the community by building plugins, teaching new developers about WordPress, and contributing code to other projects.