Speakers

Tim McKenna

Based in Enola, Pennsylvania, Tim McKenna is a an award-winning hybrid designer and front end developer. He is the owner of Azrael Group, a design & development studio focused on integrated solutions. Tim serves as the AIGA Central PA Chapter President and has spoke at past WordCamps on BuddyPress, design conferences and healthcare summits. He is an avid proponent of open source and DIY ethos.

Kerch McConlogue

Kerch McConlogue, retired ADHD coach and front-end developer, has been writing code by hand for 16 years and using WordPress since version 1.5. Her passion is for helping WordPress novices to understand the basics (at least) of care and feeding of their own site and to get past their fear of breaking the internet and the fear of their site developer.

Charlie Reisinger

Charlie Reisinger is the IT Director at Penn Manor School District in beautiful Lancaster County Pennsylvania. He leads district instructional technology programs and school enterprise technical operations. An impassioned advocate for open education and empowering students through technology, Charlie and his team deeply integrate open source philosophy into classroom teaching and learning. He recently launched Pennsylvania’s largest high school 1:1 student laptop learning program using Linux and open source software exclusively.
Charlie received his M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology from Philadelphia University. In addition to his work at Penn Manor, he is a corporate faculty member for Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and a contributing author to opensource.com.

Sarah Moyer

I’m a native of Lancaster County, PA and build custom websites using WordPress + Genesis for RedX and others. Web dev is exciting for me because I love to imitate God’s creative work in nature. There’s something insanely cool about combining intricate design, harmonious colors, and eye-catching aesthetics, then wrapping in all up into a lean, efficient bundle of code. Off work, I spend time with family & friends, romp with my dog Texas, and help non-verbal people communicate using eye-gaze technology.

Jeff Matson

Jeff Matson is a technical content writer, SEO, and plugin developer for InMotion Hosting, specializing in WordPress-related tutorials and news. His content reaches millions of users and has been featured on sites such as Post Status and WP Tavern. In his off time, he hosts the WordPress After Hours Google Hangout on Friday nights with Jeff Chandler for uncensored, unrecorded, WordPress shenanigans.

Courtney O’Callaghan

Who I am … professional listener, amateur teacher, vegetarian mom, animal caretaker, people watcher, culture enthusiast, off-hours feminist, book hoarder, designer/coder/other, Chief Digital Officer at Freer and Sackler Galleries, CA native, proud DC resident – but it needs an ocean.

Tracy Levesque

Tracy Levesque is a co-owner of YIKES, Inc., a Philadelphia web design and development shop located in Fishtown. She is also a WordPress instructor for Girl Develop It Philly. She has been designing websites since 1996 and working with WordPress since 2006. She spends her days building custom themes for WordPress and seeing how much functionality she can add without really knowing PHP. When not wrangling HTML and CSS, Tracy drinks coffee, rides her bike, plays drums, chases her 8 year old daughter and takes pictures of abandoned buildings.

Courtney Engle Robertson

Courtney Engle Robertson helps small business owners streamline their online marketing and provides training in Social Media, Local SEO, WordPress and Mobile Marketing. She podcasts at http://TheLocalSmallBusinessShow.com. She has been a WordPress developer since 2.4 and lives in Chambersburg, PA. When not at a computer, she can be found in her large veggie garden.

Michael Armstrong

Michael is designated talker for LiteSpeed Technologies, a software company based in NJ. (Makers of LiteSpeed Web Server: Cut load! Add speed! Save money! OK. End of spiel.) Michael spends his live long days talking with hosting providers about how to get more from their setups, making sure LiteSpeed does what they need it to do, and working with our software partners to make it even easier to use. On the weekends, he unplugs, hangs out with his daughter and wife, and reads books.

Julie Kuehl

Hi! I’m Julie Kuehl. I’m a WordPress developer that’s hell-bent on learning. Sometimes from books and websites. Sometimes from friends and colleagues. Sometimes from successes and failures. I’m happy to share that learning with others, and learn even more in the process.

Shari Medini

Shari Medini lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with a supportive husband and two busy, little boys. Shari has written for The Huffington Post, NickMom, and Scary Mommy; but she blogs most regularly at FreeMania.net and MomShar.com

Ryan Duff

Ryan has been using WordPress for over 10 years. He focuses mainly on developing plugins and data migrations. He currently applies this experience full time solving all types of advanced problems for clients. He also runs and speaks at the WordPress Harrisburg meetup.

Bryan Nelson

I’m a 17 year old high school student at Conestoga Valley High School. I graduate this year, and I will be going to HACC for two years and transferring. I am the Deputy Executive Director of a recently founded online organization called Agora. I also recently started my own WordPress to follow my reading habits, and discuss literacy and education.

Tom Shapiro

Tom Shapiro is Founder and CEO of Stratabeat, a marketing strategy and design agency. Services include WordPress website design & development, marketing strategy, branding, SEO, paid search, conversion optimization, PR and display advertising. Through the years, Tom has developed digital strategies for various market leaders, such as Intel, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Kraft Foods and P&G. Tom’s insights on websites, UX and marketing have been published in CMO.com, CNN.com, iMedia Connection, MarketingProfs, MediaPost, Search Marketing Standard, Website Magazine and others.

Beth Soderberg

Beth is a a front end web developer, design lover, cat mom, feminist, genealogist, herbivore environmentalist, and politico. Her happy place is where code and design intersect and she is obsessive about clean code and solid design execution. About a year ago, Beth built a web animation project and has been hooked on experimenting with all of the ways one can create interactivity and dynamism with cutting edge CSS ever since. Beth works at APCO Worldwide as a front end developer and WordPress specialist. She is also an active member of the WordPress Training Team, the WordPress TV team, and is involved with the DCFemTech coalition in Washington, DC.

Liam Dempsey

Having started his creative life as a print designer, Liam Dempsey likes to call himself a designer who codes. Working in print and new media, Liam runs a small international marketing and design consultancy, LBDesign. Through LBDesign, Liam works with businesses and non-profits across the US, the UK, and Africa. Liam is also the co-founder and organizer of the Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup.

Nick Smith

Nick started as Music Composition student blogging on WordPress. Slowly tweaking the WordPress theme to his liking, Nick found his true passion and started creating custom themes for WordPress. An avid learner, Nick has embraced new technology after new technology, but is always drawn back to WordPress as a great tool to engage clients and consumers on an easy-to-use platform. He has released a few custom plugins, but focuses his efforts on making complex issues simpler for software users to understand. Nick is a full stack web engineer at 10up, with a focus on JavaScript.

Joe Casabona

Joe Casabona is a Front End Developer at Crowd Favorite and author of the book Responsive Design with WordPress. He is also a Yankee fan, plays the drums, and enjoys a fine cigar from time to time. You can find him over at casabona.org or on Twitter at @jcasabona.