Jennifer Bourn is the Creative Director and Digital Strategist for Bourn Creative, a full service design company and Genesis recommended developer in Sacramento, California. With a Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, more than 15 years in the design trenches, and almost 10 years pretending to take orders from her business partner, boss, and husband, Jennifer is an award-winning designer with a penchant for writing, marketing, chocolate, Star Wars, and Legos (yes, Legos not logos).
She built her first WordPress site in 2008, fell in love with giving clients the ability to make their own content revisions, and went all in with WordPress pretty much the same day. Now with more than 300 WordPress sites under her belt, Jennifer now shares her expertise and lessons learned as a speaker, blogger, and co-organizer of the Sacramento Meetup Group
She is excited for the upcoming launch of Bourn Creative’s newest venture, EntrepreneurThemes, providing online tools and simple WordPress website solutions for small business.
Steve founded Zeek Interactive in 1995 and he has been the creative technologist behind the Huntington Beach based company since its inception. Under his direction, Zeek has grown from an apartment bedroom to one of Southern California’s leading development and consulting shops.
Steve is the organizer of the OC WordPress Meetup and has helped build the community to over 850 members. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has taught interactive courses at UC Irvine, USC, the American Film Institute, and Cal State Long Beach. Steve has a BA in Film from Cal State Northridge.
Chuck is known for being a technical on-site SEO and conversion optimization specialist, with expertise in UX and usability psychology honing content architecture and choreography strategy. Experienced in WordPress development; he was there when WordPress was born, was responsible for the first two WordCamps in Arizona, and continues to work with WP today.
After exiting two companies he started in 2003 and then working solo for some years, in 2011 Chuck co-founded Vuurr, a digital marketing firm comprised of engineers and analytically-minded marketers. That led to forming a startup called Levers which formally launched in January 2013. Levers forecasts your data to find a baseline of what will happen next, targets opportunities and lends implementation suggestions and can optimize automatically for KPIs that are most important to your campaign.
Chuck lives in San Francisco and typically only smiles when presented with a Manhattan or beer and/or sushi.
Chris Brogan is an advisor and strategist to professionals and owners. It’s business strategy meets powerful personal development.Through courses, consulting, coaching, and events, he blends clarity of vision with pure action. He is a sought-after keynote speaker who has addressed crowds of thousands, been on the Dr Phil show, and once presented to a princess. Chris has consulted with companies you know like Disney, Microsoft, Coke, Titleist, Pepsico, Google, Motorola, and many more. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of seven books and counting, including The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth. He lives in northern Massachusetts, where he frequently plays Minecraft with his kids.
Kevin Dees is the owner of the small web consultancy Robojuice and creator of TypeRocket.com.
A cohost on the retired podcasts Web Weekly and SitePoint Podcast. Kevin has a passion for growing the community and sharing his experience with other developers and designers.
He cares deeply about creating a better web. Making knowledge and wisdom more accessible by building user experiences that are intuitive and beautiful so they can be enjoyed. Giving more and going further.
Adam W. Warner is the Co-founder and Lead Hand Shaker for FooPlugins.com and Brand Ambassador for theWPValet.com
He’s an Internet Business and Marketing Consultant specializing in the use of WordPress. His philosophy focuses not only on solutions, but also education, empowerment, and support for his clients and customers.
He’s also an Internet addict. It started in the early 1990’s when a fellow employee at the pizza joint he worked at invited him over to get on the BBS (Bulletin Board System). He was awake all night watching orange text messages scroll vertically across the screen. He was amazed at the opportunity for connecting with others across the globe. He still is.
Pippin Williamson a WordPress plugin developer from Hutchinson, KS, and the lead developer and founder of many plugins, included Easy Digital Downloads and Restrict Content Pro. He is a travel addict and spends a lot of time tracking around the country speaking at WordCamps on plugin development.
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.