Thank you to all who are contributing to make WordCamp Orlando 2014 the best year yet! Here is our next round of amazing speakers! Do you have your ticket yet? You don’t want to miss all the great talks and panels!
I’m a full time WordPress developer at http://XWP.co ( formerly X-Team WP ), and have been working with WordPress full time since 2010. I started with PHP in 1999, HTML in 1995, and Gopher in 1994. I’m from Grand Rapids MI, but get work work from wherever I wish.
Eric Binnion is a core contributor to the open source WordPress project and a Code Wrangler at Automattic where he primarily works on O2, a backbone based communication tool built for WordPress. When not busy at work, Eric is also finishing a Bachelors in Computer Science at Midwestern State University and spending time with this family. You can find him over at http://manofhustle.com or on Twitter at @ebinnion.
David Rogers is a community organizer and nerd wrangler, instructional speaker, application developer, professional freelancer, and dad.
With a unique combination of technical skills and a strong design eye, Karena has over a decade of experience in building her clients’ compelling, professional web presence. Karena runs Open Sky Web Studio in Jacksonville, FL, specializing in WordPress websites for small businesses and organizations since 2009. A member of the WPJax Meetup, Karena is a teacher at heart, striving to provide a creative and educational experience, without the scary tech talk.
Project to project, I taught myself to build websites as a kid and never stopped tinkering. Always fascinated by security concepts and practices, I’ve have grown to love the journey of trying to understand every technology out there, and fitting it in to the grand secure plan. I am a researcher and account manager with Sucuri, and I work with malware and WordPress security issues on a daily basis. I’ve cleaned thousands of infected websites, and my passion is helping people up their security.
Liz Murphy Thomas
Liz Murphy Thomas is a Professor of Digital Media – Web Design at Florida State College at Jacksonville. She holds a BFA in Creative Photography from the University of Florida and an MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She works in the mediums of photography, video, digital media and alternative materials including fiber arts. Liz has taught digital media and photography at several institutions in Florida, Illinois and Tennessee. She has served as the faculty advisor for the student newspaper, The Campus Voice, since fall 2014.
Nile Flores is a sassy Southern Illinois mom who has been a long time WordPress designer, developer, and blogger. Her website is Blondish.net. She focuses on building websites that convert. Nile’s biggest passion is helping people rock out their websites. Her website assists in helping over site owners by talking about blogging, WordPress, social media, SEO, and web design. Nile also dedicates time to running a large and rapidly growing WordPress community on Facebook called All About WordPress. When Nile isn’t online, she’s reading, writing poetry, practicing kempo karate, and having fun raising her son.
Josh is a WordPress developer and blogger, core contributor and the community manager for the Pods Framework. In addition, he is a contributor to Tuts+, Torque, Smashing Magazine, Elegant Themes Blog and WPBeginner. Josh taught himself PHP and WordPress development while he was working on his masters thesis on open source solutions for sustainable design.
Stay tuned for another speaker announcement on Friday!