Meet the WordCamp Omaha Speakers: Andy Melichar

Andy thrives on discovery. From the beginning of his web dev career, he has focused on discovering what makes the web and the world tick. Through his diverse background of branding, marketing, web development, and currently team management, Andy has developed a knack for seeing opportunity in unknown spaces. At night, Andy can be found throwing up a WordPress website for a family member, friend, or local non-profit. During the day, Andy and his team at A2 Hosting work to create solutions that make the WordPress hosting experience easier, safer, and more robust for their customers and the community at large. Andy is active in both WordCamps and local WordPress meetups in the Detroit and Ann Arbor area.

Session: I CAN HAZ MORE PERFORMANZ?

Twitter: @andymelichar

Website: www.ke0ata.com

Meet the WordCamp Omaha Speakers: Rob Ruiz

I have been doing web design for over 10 years now; WordPress user for four years. Developing plugins for a little over a year. I also do a lot of graphic design, animation and UI/UX design. I’ve also been a DJ for about 15 years and I teach multiple music-tech-related topics at Guitar Center. I own a business called Bizzle Designs, which specializes in WordPress-based websites for small-to-medium-sized businesses of all kinds.

Session: Admin Experience: The New UX

Twitter: @robcruiz

Website: www.bizzledesigns.com

WordCamp Omaha 2016 is happening Nov. 5-6 at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus. Get tickets today!

Meet the WordCamp Omaha Speakers: Josepha Haden

Josepha comes from a long line of writers and was raised to be a life-long learner. She has a passion for language and storycrafting, a skill she practices on starsandthemoon.com. Josepha has over a decade of experience using SEO, data analysis, and content marketing to bring success and visibility to clients all over the world. Since 2010, she’s been working in her hometown of Kansas City to increase digital literacy and get more women in technology. Josepha works at Automattic as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project and can be found on Twitter as @josephahaden.

Session: Contributing Without Code

WordCamp Omaha 2016 is happening Nov. 5-6 at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus. Get tickets today!

Meet the WordCamp Omaha Speakers: Josh Broton

Josh Broton is the owner and lead developer of Broton Digital Consulting, a small team of designers and developers passionate about solving complex problems for clients using custom web and mobile apps. He spends his days writing JavaScript and his nights assembling Lego sets with his family. Also: very INFP.

Session: WordPress + React: A Match Made in Heaven

Twitter: @joshbroton

Website: www.joshbroton.com

WordCamp Omaha 2016 is happening Nov. 5-6 at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus. Get tickets today!

Meet the WordCamp Omaha Speakers: Josh Collinsworth

Josh Collinsworth is a graphic designer turned WordPress developer who spends his days working as a Happiness Engineer for Flywheel and his evenings teaching Interface Web School’s WordPress specialization course. He enjoys getting nerdy about CSS and great beer, sometimes simultaneously.

Session: Easy WordPress Security for Everyone

Twitter: @jjcollinsworth

Website: www.joshcollinsworth.com

WordCamp Omaha 2016 is happening Nov. 5-6 at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus. Get tickets today!

Meet the WordCamp Omaha Speakers: Andrew Wikel

Andrew Wikel is a WooCommerce ninja at Automattic. He is committed to open source values and loves working with WordPress. He fell in love with WordPress in 2008, and has been working with it in some capacity since then. E-Commerce is something that he has been doing almost as long as working on the web itself. A husband, a father, a WordCamp addict, a coffee snob, lover of shiny things, and a California native living in Illinois.

Session: Customer Information Security in E-Commerce

Twitter: @slash1andy

Website: www.automattic.com

WordCamp Omaha 2016 is happening Nov. 5-6 at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus. Get tickets today!

Meet the WordCamp Omaha Speakers: Marianne Worthington

Described as brilliant, awesomesauce, hilarious and so-engaging-you-will-forget-to-eat-your-snacks, Marianne delivers a client experience sure to exceed your team-building expectations. She is the founder of Work Warrior LLC, a company that helps small-business owners build wildly successful teams. Marianne teaches business owners how empower their employees to do more, so they can focus on what they love to do … build their businesses.

Session: Become an Expert Your Clients Can Depend On

Twitter: @work_warrior

Website: work-warrior.com

WordCamp Omaha 2016 is happening Nov. 5-6 at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus. Get tickets today!

Announcing Our WordCamp Omaha 2016 Speakers!

We are excited to officially announce our lineup of speakers, a group of engaging experts who will share awesome talks with us during WordCamp Omaha 2016!

You can find the full lineup on our speakers page and expect more posts soon sharing their bios, descriptions of their sessions and a full schedule of events.

WordCamp Omaha 2016 is happening Nov. 5-6 at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus. Get tickets today!

Call for Sponsorship

There is still time to become a sponsor for WordCamp Omaha 2016. Please review our various Sponsorship Packages and complete the Sponsorship Form to confirm your sponsorship request!

Call for Speakers

We are excited to officially open our call for speakers for WordCamp Omaha 2016!

If you would like to help make WordCamp great, check out what we’re looking for below and then submit your talk ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!

What speakers need to have:

  • A love of WordPress
    It is a conference about WordPress, after all. While we are looking for a wide variety of topics, please make sure your submission is in some way relevant to WordPress.
  • A love of the community
    WordCamps are all about giving back. Our speakers, organizers and volunteers are not compensated for their time or expenses, so it would be best if you want to give back!
  • A love of your topic
    More than that, really… you need passion and experience to really get your point across. Regardless of why you love your chosen topic, we love that you love it!
  • A love of speaking
    We don’t require previous speaking experience … but you will be presenting to a large group of your peers, and will be recorded for WordPress TV.
  • A love of the GPL
    If you distribute WordPress-derivative works, your users should enjoy the same freedoms that WordPress itself provides. In other words, your products should be 100% GPL or compatible.

Overall, we’re looking for a diverse group of WordPress enthusiasts from Omaha and across the country (or even the globe!) who want to share their expertise, experiences and passion.

How to apply

Interested? Fill out the form below.

If you’d like to propose multiple topics, please submit the form multiple times, once for each topic.