Speakers

Brad Williams

Brad Williams is the Co-Founder and CEO of WebDevStudios.com and the Co-Founder of AppPresser.com. He is also a co-host on the DradCast Podcast and the co-author of the books Professional WordPress (1E-3E) and Professional WordPress Plugin Development. Brad has been developing websites for over 20 years, including the last 8 where he has focused on open-source technologies like WordPress.

Alan Lok

Alan Lok the owner of WirelessLinx Inc., a consulting company in the GTA area that helps with website development (WordPress, Joomla, Liferay) and stack performance tuning/analysis. He also manages the DevOps team at Mercatus Technologies and have been in most development roles in the past. Alan has presented in the past at various WordCamps in Ontario on topics of performance optimization and scaling WordPress.

Chuck Camroux

Retired broadcaster with strong marketing background. In 1983 founded Dogwood Software Inc, for the purpose of creating a broadcast scheduling and accounting system on the ten new PC’s. Since 1993/94 have been involved in building hundreds of HTML and WordPress Affiliate and other sites. Since the late ’90’s have been doing SEO for private companies. In the mid-90’s gave presentations in 30+ cities, in Canada, to 4,500 attendees on how to use the Internet for your business. Member of WordPress Meetup Group

Michelle Arbore

Michelle Arbore is the Owner of Savvy Social Media, where she helps entrepreneurs and small businesses move past the overwhelm and frustration of social media. Her company offers social media creation, management and coaching so you can live the life you want. She takes you through each step with ease and simplification so you understand this ever changing social media world. Because of that, Michelle’s clients have more time to work on their business and meet new clients, as well as spend more time with the people they love.

John Connelly

John is a graduate of the UB Media Study program and a PHP/Wordpress developer at LUMINUS. He’s been using WordPress 5 years in different capacities, including making brochure sites, WooCommerce sites, and multi-user systems.

Eric Nagel

Eric Nagel is a business-savvy technology executive with over 15 years of experience in programming and online marketing. He is passionate about developing applications that allow businesses, teams and individuals achieve their goals through automated tools and access to actionable data. As a marketer himself, Eric truly understands the needs of today’s marketing professional. He has designed and executed SEO, PPC, social media and affiliate marketing strategies for his clients and his own affiliate sites. He has been recognized as a top performer in several programs and won the Best Blogger Pinnacle Award in 2011. Eric now leads a team of developers in designing innovative solutions for performance marketing professionals as FMTC‘s CTO.

Jeseph Meyers

Jeseph is a partner and digital marketing professional at Queen City Media. He has been building, designing and maintaining WordPress websites for the past 8-9 years. With a passion for SEO and digital marketing Jeseph spends most of his time outside of work learning more about what he does at work.

Tim Bouchard

Tim is a Partner at LUMINUS in Buffalo, NY. A branding and digital marketing studio. He has been building websites for just over 15 years, starting with HTML in GeoCities way back, moving to custom PHP applications, and adopting WordPress as his website CMS of choice. Tim’s focus now is on the project management side handling client fulfillment and CMS usability.

Joe Rozsa

Award winning creative director, designer and owner of Site 14, Joe thumbs his nose at the stuffed-shirt, smoke and mirrors approach to providing creative communication services. Operating under the sometimes unheard of adage that work can be fun, Joe, with his off-the-cuff approach, offers his clients full service creative consulting, branding, graphic design, advertising and production for print media collateral, websites, internet marketing and multi-media presentations.

Michelle Ames

Michelle is the owner and marketing diva at Marketed by Michelle, where her primary goal is to reach success by helping her clients achieve their highest success. Michelle has over 20 years of experience working in higher education; for-profit and not-for-profit marketing and fundraising; and teaching. She divides her time between her business; the Hilton Central School District Board of Education; and other not-for-profit organizations. Michelle holds a BA degree from Roberts Wesleyan College and an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business (with concentrations in e-commerce, marketing, and information systems).

Brian Hogg

Based in Cambridge, Ontario. Creator of Event Calendar Newsletter. I’ve been consulting in WP and doing training, speaking and courses for the last few years. I’m also currently the lead organizer for WordCamp Hamilton.

Jen Witkowski

Jen Witkowski loves creative problem solving and the research process. She started her career as a graphic designer, but fell in love with web design after working on a small in-house website back in 2003. She’s now an Interactive/UX Designer with over ten years of experience . By day, she’s a UX aficionado at Lullabot. By night, she hacks away at WordPress, experimenting with custom themes and plugins. Jen is also an active teacher in the community and has taught several classes in web design and front-end development for Buffalo State College, Canisius College, and the University at Buffalo.

Adrian Roselli

Adrian is a member of the W3C HTML Working Group as well as the W3C Accessibility Task Force. He has written articles for trade journals and web sites (NET Magazine, Web Standards Sherpa, and others), and participated as an author and editor on five web-related books. In 1998 he founded and successfully ran a software development company until he decided to leave and go solo at the start of 2016. Some may recognize Adrian from his days helping to run evolt.org, one of the first communities for web developers. Adrian has been developing for the Web since 1993.

Christopher Ross

I like to take long walks with shortcodes and spend time enjoying functional arguments with friendly API’s. I develop websites, and businesses.

Ben Dunkle

Ben Dunkle is a teacher, designer, and occasional artist. He’s listed as a core designer for WordPress.org, having designed thousands of icons for WordPress, including the Dashicons that we see in the wp-admin. Ben has organized and spoken at numerous WordCamps and runs a bi-weekly WordPress users meetup group.

Andy Staple

Andy is a the Founder of Staple Web Design, and is a Designer and Front-end Developer who has been working with WordPress since its creation (and before, when it was B2). He builds interfaces for small businesses. He also is an organizer of the Buffalo WordPress Users meetup.

Tamara MacDuff

Tamara is an award winning presenter on topics such as Social Media Strategy, Search Engine Optimization, Content Strategy, and Analytics. Her presentations are interactive and value packed with items participants can easily put to use as soon as they get back to their offices. She is committed to helping businesses succeed online from getting their content created, curated and shared to getting their websites found online. She is the owner of Web Moxie Media, a certified SCORE Mentor and sits on the marketing & social media committees for several non-profits in Rochester NY.

John Parkinson

John Parkinson resides in eastern Ohio and has been involved with WordPress since 2010. He spoke at WordCamp Columbus in 2011 and has presented or volunteered at various WordCamps since then. He started volunteering with WordPress TV early in 2014.

Ron Brennan

Ron is the owner of CANI Consulting Group, a Buffalo-based company that works with SMB’s to help improve the efficiency of their business and marketing operations. He has been coding throughout the entire 21st century and working with WordPress since 2008. In his spare time, Ron enjoys writing about himself in the third person and sitting in coffee shops for hours waiting for Ben Dunkle to show up to the meetings that HE scheduled.