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Sam Hotchkiss has been working with WordPress for the last 10 years. Over that time he worked as a freelancer, built both a successful agency and a product business, BruteProtect, which was acquired by Automattic in 2014.
Sam now works on the Jetpack team at Automattic and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wonderful wife and their three dogs.
I’m a big fan of WordPress and I started WP Site Care. When I’m not behind a computer you can find me playing superheroes with my three boys, or trying to spend quality time the my amazing better half, Jackie. Utah is home, and I love to spend time in the mountains whenever I get a chance. I also love bacon, headbands, and the Utah Jazz. Probably in that order.
Sarah Gooding is an Editorial Ninja at Audrey Capital. When not writing about WordPress, she enjoys baking, knitting, judging beer competitions and spending time with her Italian Greyhound.
As an outdoor enthusiast, Mendel loves backpacking, camping, gourmet coffee, and prototyping new web apps. From scrappy beginnings as an entrepreneur and Web consultant for local businesses, he found his way to corporate America as a developer, marketer, and inventor. As a GoDaddy Evangelist, he spends his time hanging out with developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and web pros around the world and making sure their opinions and suggestions are heard.
Jeff started web development in the mid 1990s. In 2004 he and Brandon Dove founded Pixel Jar, a custom web development firm specializing in WordPress work. Jeff also co-hosts the monthly Orange County WordPress Developer meetup in Huntington Beach, speaks and volunteers at neighboring WordCamps. When not programming, he spends most of his free time traveling, hiking, camping, surfing, and any other activity where there is no signal.
Justin Sainton is the founder of Zao, a web firm based in Portland, Oregon. As a core contributor to WordPress and a core developer for the WP E-Commerce project, Justin believes passionately in the philosophy of open-source software.
My name is Joshua Strebel, and I am a married man in his early mid 30’s and recently became a father. I work on the interwebs and am CEO and co-founder of Pagely the Managed WordPress Hosting company. My life is pretty awesome and I have made a habit of not taking you or myself very serious.
Jake is the President of 10up, a full service digital agency that makes web publishing and content management simple and fun. At 10up, he serves name brand clients like TechCrunch, ESPN, Consumer Reports, NBC Universal, and Google. In just 4 years, Jake built 10up from 1 to more than 100 full time employees. Jake has been quoted on publications like c|net, written for Smashing Magazine, taught at Boston University, and presented at conferences around the country. He is a core contributor to WordPress, maintains some highly rated WordPress plug-ins, and co-organizes the Sacramento WordPress Meetup.