In a previous post we mentioned the exciting presentations from WordPress experts who are traveling long distances to be here. We also have an amazing array of local talent! Here are a few highlights.
Eric Debelak, co-founder of 11 Online, will be bringing some styling expertise with a session on how CSS and WordPress themes interact. Eric is an experienced instructor who has worked with CNM’s Coding Bootcamp and Girl Develop It.
Alonso Indacochea, co-founder of Hermes Development has a great story about changing careers and creating an up-and-coming web agency in six months. He’ll talk about the process, useful tools, team building and networking.
Sam Hotchkiss, is the author of Brute Protect, a security plugin so popular that Automattic bought his company. Sam now works for Automattic on the JetPack team and will give us the basics on staying safe while working with WordPress.
Elizabeth Urello, happiness engineer with Automattic. WordPress.com has changed a lot over the years and has become a friendly environment for business clients. Elizabeth works with the Automatic team that makes that process work and she’ll be talking about how you can capitalize on that environment.
These are just a few of the great local speakers we’ve got at this WordCamp. Check the speakers section and the schedule for more information on what’s happening at this WordCamp.
Our speaker line up this year is talented, diverse, and coming in from far and wide.
We’ve got speakers from as far away as Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Costa Rica, all bringing their own flavors to the WordCamp stone soup.
Hilary Fosdal, owner of Red Phone Studio in Chicago is a seasoned WordCamp speaker who has given presentations in Chicago, St. Louis and at the recent US WordCamp. Her topics are varied but they always center around good communication between client and web designer. For our WordCamp she’ll be talking about project management.
Jeff Wells, the furtherest traveller is coming from Costa Rica to talk about using the WordPress API. Jeff is an organizer of Costa Rica WordPress Meetups and the lead developer on a project that involves Sport fishing and using the WP Rest API to send and receive data between a native app and a WordPress installation. The project also uses the Rest API to port the videos from the WordPress installation back out to an AppleTV app.
Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio we’ve got Danny Santoro who will be speaking about using WordPress as a Framework. Danny spoken at a dozen WordCamps in the past two years in Dayton, Philadelphia, Columbus, and Las Vegas among others. He had his own freelance company before going to work for WooThemes and now works for Automattic in their Woocommerce division.
Marjorie Asturias brings her many years of expertise in running a social media and content marketing agency to her talk on Marketing Your Business With WordPress. She now works for Automattic and has spoken at many WordCamps and other conferences in and around her home state of Texas. She’ll also share her experiences working with non-profit organizations in a panel discussion.
This is just a small sample of the diverse topics and interesting locations our WordCamp speakers will be bringing.
We’ve got an impressive array of speakers at this WordCamp, coming from as far away as Costa Rica. We’ve got people from Woocommerce and Brute Protect, and a whole host of talented local WordPress experts. Check on the list so far.
This year we wanted to try some more interactive sessions, so we’re adding several panels to the mix of presentations. Some of the tentative topics for panels are:
- Plugins you can’t live without
- Tools to monitor and improve your website
- Experiences using Open Source software for Non-Profits
- Getting involved with the WordPress community
If you’d like to be on one of these panels, of if you have a suggestion for other panels, please contact us below:
This year’s WordCamp has limited seating, so be sure to buy your tickets early.
Everyone loves swag. WordCamp Albuquerque will have some awesome stuff, but you need to get a ticket early for us to get enough for all attendees.
Grab tickets by April 1st in order to guarantee you get 2016 WordCamp Albuquerque swag.
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We decided to have a small WordCamp this year. We chose a small venue and we’re keeping the number of attendees limited to 100, including speakers and volunteers. We want to bring content to people who are actively working with WordPress and hope this will create a focused experience. Our audience is intermediate level users who have an understanding of what WordPress is, but want to dig a little deeper into what is available to help them build amazing websites. And we hope to have presentations on where WordPress is going.
If you have some ideas for a presentation, would like to help with WordCamp or would like to be a speaker, please contact us. We want to make this your WordCamp!