Speakers

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Kevin Moser

Kevin Moser is currently the Director of Digital Communications for Nebraska’s 150th Anniversary. He graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a degree in psychology but has built websites for more than 12 years now. Work tends to dominate Kevin’s life, but when he has free time he enjoys photography, bicycling, and writing.

Twitter: @VinMoser

Website: www.ne150.org

Session: Contract to Completion

Josh Collinsworth

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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.

Twitter: @jjcollinsworth

Website: www.joshcollinsworth.com

Session: Easy WordPress Security for Everyone

Adam W. Warner

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Adam W. Warner discovered the world of WordPress in 2005 and has been working within the community ever since. To feed his entrepreneurial spirit, he founded several WordPress-focused businesses that provide education, plugins and consulting services for online business owners. He is a true product evangelist for WordPress in spirit and personality, and that also happens to be his job title at SiteLock. In addition to WordPress, Adam is passionate about his family, robots and of course, life, the universe and everything.

Twitter: @SiteLock

Website: wpdistrict.sitelock.com

Session: A Beginner’s Guide to Email Marketing

Alex Garrison

Alex is a technical writer, online content manager and software trainer.

She has lived in Omaha for several years, but is probably still a bit of a Lawrence (Kansas) townie at heart.

Twitter: @alex_garrison

Session: Informational UX: How to Think About, Research & Test Organizing Your Content

Andy Melichar

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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.

Twitter: @andymelichar

Website: www.ke0ata.com

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.

Twitter: @slash1andy

Website: www.automattic.com

Session: Customer Information Security in E-Commerce

Rob Ruiz

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Rob Ruiz has been doing web design/development for over 10 years now and a WordPress user for four years. Developing plugins and themes for a little over a year. Rob also does a lot of graphic design, animation and UI/UX design.

Rob has spent the last year working on an extremely customized WordPress site, High School Impressions, that features around 7 custom plugins. The plugins needed to achieve desired functionality for the online business range from advanced custom post types to larger plugin-based mods for Woocommerce.

He is also the owner of Bizzle Designs, which specializes in extremely customized WordPress-based websites for small-to-medium-sized businesses of all kinds.

Twitter: @bizzledesigns

Website: www.bizzledesigns.com

Josepha Haden

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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.

Twitter: @josephahaden

Website: www.starsandthemoon.com

Rebecca Haden

Rebecca Haden

Rebecca Haden has been writing for the web since the 20th century, and has been an SEO professional for a decade. Her M.A. in Linguistics makes analysis of the role of language in SEO a natural fit.

Her company, Haden Interactive, has been building, optimizing, and managing WordPress websites since 2009. Primarily an SEO company focusing on the health and wellness space, Haden Interactive serves clients on four continents.

Twitter: @rebeccahaden

Website: www.hadeninteractive.com

Marianne Worthington

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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.

Twitter: @work_warrior

Website: work-warrior.com

William M. Riley

Hi, I’m a developer at Flywheel. I’ve worked at a large ad agency, a small design agency, and now I’m working product. I’m passionate about educating people on the direction tech has been, and is going, through good design.

Twitter: @splitinfinities

Website: splitinfinities.com

Session: Making WordPress Sites Performant

Kat Slump

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Kat Slump is a rising senior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she is pursuing a degree in IT Innovation.
Kat has had experiences in a variety of areas — from development to marketing to design — interning at Interface School, Flywheel and Apple. In her spare time, Kat loves playing with her kitten, Swift, who happens to be named after her favorite programming language. She also has a love for fashion and blogging. You can find Kat on Instagram & Twitter via @katslump.