Ben Dunkle is a graphic artist, designer, and developer. He has contributed icons to WordPress.org, teaches WordPress, and organizes the WordPress meetup and WordCamp in Buffalo, New York. He's a WordPress enthusiast who believes in the power of the Open Source Project, and it's availability to all.
William Jackson has a heart for kids. His project, My Quest to Teach teaches kids the value of accountability and responsibility associated with Social Media and Tech. He is passionate about youth having bright and wonderful futures. One conversation with him and you will be, too.
Fairy Dharawat is more than a content creator and writer. She's also an artist. And she understands the importance of self care. Her enthusiasm is contagious and delightful! Listening to her story, you will learn a bit about content, and a lot more about her joy of life.
Kiera Howe is a developer and tech guru. A problem-solver, she develops ways to make processes that don't exist, and make existing processes more efficient and faster. Her newest project DragonTeach helps course instructors teach WordPress in a streamlined, hosted, way.
Maryann Ressig is a super-talented developer and WordPress community member. Organizer for WordCamp Rochester, and on the WPCampus organizing team, she loves helping, sharing, and teaching all things WordPress and Higher Ed.
Chris Clemens runs one of the coolest blogs in New York State, about the fun (and funky) things you can find there. His photographs and writing, using the WordPress platform, showcase all the cool things he discovers.
Laura Byrne Christiano brings a rich background and experience in web, media and the theatre to what she does with WordPress for business and the community. Having run a hugely successful blog, she has what it takes to help her clients and run the PR/Communications team for WordCamp US!
Miriam Goldman is a dynamo! She is a WordPress developer, ballroom dancer, and martial artist. She also speaks at and organizes WordCamps and Meetups. She's a strong supporter of women in technology, specifically WordPress.
Mike Demo is an Evangelist for BoldGrid. In his job he attends WordCamps and other tech conferences regularly, contributes to the community, loves all things Disney and tiki, and can also dazzle with a little magic. Mike describes the WordPress community as family. We agree, and we're glad he's in the WordPress family, too.
Keanan Koppenhaver is a problem solver. A part of the Chicago-area WordPress community, his goal is to help businesses advance their web-based products to the next stage. As a veteran WordCamp speaker, Keanan is also a contributor to the global WordPress community.
Birgit Olzem is a WordPress/WordCamp powerhouse! In spite of illness and other hardships, she contributes to core, runs her own business, raises a family (5 children and a grandchild!), and organizes WordCamps. When it comes to WordPress, she's all in! Birgit is definitely someone I admire.
Tricia Isham is a WordPress developer/designer in my hometown of Rochester, NY. Tricia works with small businesses and entrepreneurs to build their brands online. Working with Tricia off and on through the years never ceases to make me smile...especially when she's wearing her signature Chucks!
Matt Graham is one of the nicest WordPress community members I know. Knowledgeable, friendly, and a great designer/developer, this freelancer is someone you should know. (And he ALWAYS brings me Canadian candy to any camps we're at together!) WordPress World, meet my friend, Matt Graham!
Meagan Hanes is one of the first people in the wider WordPress community who encouraged me to connect, speak, and contribute outside of my region. She is a leader of the WordPress Ottawa community, Technical Project Manager at WebDevStudios, and (in my humble opinion) a WordPress guru. It's my pleasure to share her story on WPCoffeeTalk!
Nidhi Jain is one of the most enthusiastic community members I've ever met. Her love of all things WordPress is infectious. She is the 2018 winner of the Kim Parsells Scholarship Award, and I can see why. She represents all that is good in our community.
Dwayne McDaniel is a master of karaoke, stand up comedy, and making his customers happy. As a Developer Advocate for Pantheon, you will find Dwayne at WordCamps all over the world contributing to the WordPress community.
Christina Workman is a freelance WordPress Web Designer and frequent WordCamp organizer. She is devoted to teaching kids code at code camps and locally. She has been a WordCamp speaker, pay-it-forward WordPresser, and loves the WordPress community.
Allie Nimmons is a fantastic WordPress Web Designer, working with both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. She has been a WordCamp speaker, pay-it-forward WordPresser, and loves the WordPress community.