WordCamp NYC 2010

Speakers

WordCamp NYC 2010 will feature a wide variety of local and visiting speakers presenting on everything WordPress, from blogging tips to hardcore development.

Photo of Larry AronsonPhoto of Baynard BaileyPhoto of Sheri BigelowPhoto of Liz BurrPhoto of Eric ButhPhoto of Sara CannonPhoto of Patrick CareyPhoto of Jeremy ClarkePhoto of Chris CochranPhoto of Allan ColePhoto of John CrepezziPhoto of William P. DavisPhoto of Jacqueline Lee DeVitoPhoto of Rich DikemanPhoto of John FordPhoto of Matthew GoldPhoto of Jahn GoldenPhoto of Boone GorgesPhoto of John James JacobyPhoto of Dean JansenPhoto of Aaron JorbinKenny KatzgrauPhoto of Daryl KoopersmithPhoto of Matt MartzPhoto of Amanda McCormickPhoto of Alex MirandaPhoto of Andrew NacinPhoto of Gina NievesPhoto of Sara RossoPhoto of Hal SternPhoto of Scott TaylorPhoto of Joe UgoretzPhoto of Luke WaltzerPhoto of Tony Zeoli

Larry Aronson

Photo of Larry AronsonI’m the author of “HTML Manual of Style” (Addison-Wesley) The fourth edition of my 1994 best-selling book on Web design and publishing. I’ve been developing websites for over 15 years. I did my first WordPress site 4 years ago and now everything I do is WordPress.

Baynard Bailey

Photo of Baynard BaileyBaynard Bailey is an instructional technologist at Vassar College, supporting the humanities. His department, Academic Computing Services, is inspired by the idea of using WordPress to build a digital academic commons. He believes WordPress has the potential to really transform dialogue, in a positive way, at his institution. Baynard is deeply involved in this effort and works closely with a large number of faculty, some of whom have really embraced the potential that WordPress can offer educational communities.

Sheri Bigelow

Photo of Sheri BigelowI work as a Happiness Engineer for Automattic helping people with their WordPress.com blogs all day every day. I love when people discover something they already love can do even more for them.

Liz Burr

Photo of Liz BurrLiz Burr a new media consultant for bloggers, small businesses and startups. She is formerly a front-end web developer and designer, who specializes in providing UX, IA, SEO, OMG and other acronym solutions for her clients. Liz has been blogging for over 10 years, and started developing custom WP themes in 2006.

Eric Buth

Photo of Eric ButhEric Buth is the back end developer and server adminsitrator for the entire Pressible project. He previously worked at BuzzFeed where he created solutions for aggregating and publishing both editor and robot produced content. He is responsible for the architecture and custom plugins that make Pressible unique, along with the workflow and server setup that keep it running and scalable.

Sara Cannon

Photo of Sara CannonI have been working with type on WordPress for years and have been keeping up with the latest web type advancements and trends. I have also previously presented at WordCamps about child themes, advanced typography, and branding. I believe I can deliver a great presentation intersecting these topics into a fast-paced session on typographical considerations when designing, creating, and modifying themes.

Patrick Carey

Photo of Patrick CareyPatrick Carey has over four years experience working with WordPress both personally and professionally. He has co-developed the popular portfolio theme WPFolio as well as designed and programmed myriad sites in WP for artists, businesses, and institutions. He leads the overall design effort and interaction goals of Pressible.

Jeremy Clarke

Photo of Jeremy ClarkeJeremy Clarke is a PHP, HTML, CSS and WordPress hacker from Montreal. He loves his job working on the nonprofit citizen media site Global Voices, where he manages dozens of WordPress sites, blogs, plugins, themes and a couple of bitchy Linux servers. He has a communications degree from Concordia University, but is mostly a self-taught web developer.

Chris Cochran

Photo of Chris CochranChris Cochran is the senior designer at WebDevStudios. He sees the world in hex values & dreams in code and is no stranger to WordPress. With about 3 years of experience in WordPress he has worked on and developed many themes from and for WordPress VIP clients to food blogs & product sites as well as contributed to core.

Allan Cole

Photo of Allan ColeI’ve been designing and developing themes for about 4 years now both for clients and distribution. I’ve done a lot of things completely wrong which have revealed a bunch of really cool ways to do things right. Now that my hindsight is 20/20, I’m hoping it can be used for the benefit of the 2010 NYC WordCamp attendees.

John Crepezzi

Photo of John CrepezziOne of the authors of the highest-rated search plugins for WordPress and WordPressMU (wpSearch and wpSearchMU).

William P. Davis

Photo of William P. DavisHave developed a half-dozen sites for newspapers using WordPress, and am currently working on a bundle of plugins to tailor WordPress to serve as a complete CMS for a newspaper, including user-generated content. Have worked at four newspapers, most recently as online editor of a midsize daily (6M pageviews/month). Briefly worked for CoPress (copress.org).

Jacqueline Lee DeVito

Photo of Jacqueline Lee DeVitoI am the project manager of WPStartups, a company that not only creates sites for small businesses, but more importantly, shows them how to use and sustain their site. I am able to communicate with my clients, who range from novice to advance levels of web knowledge, how to edit, changes, and manage their new site.

Rich Dikeman

Photo ofRich DikemanRich Dikeman of CUNY was involved with the Wall of Fame project.

John Ford

Photo of John FordJohn Ford presently works for Automattic, focusing his attention on VaultPress, a realtime backup service for WordPress.org users. Passion for coding is what motivates John, but some people are beginning to question his attachment to his iPad. Mix equal parts beautiful code writer, lover of healthy living, world traveler, living room DJ, and community giver and you’ll have the geek known as John Ford.

Mikhail Gershovich

Photo of Mikhail GershovichMikhail Gershovich is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute and a Coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at Baruch College, CUNY. Among other duties, he oversees the development and integration into the curriculum of the college’s two newest instructional technology initiatives, Blogs@Baruch and the Video Oral Communication Assessment Tool (VOCAT). He holds a PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center and occasionally teaches composition, literature and film courses.

Matthew Gold

Photo of Matthew GoldI am the Project Director of the CUNY Academic Commons and I have been fostering the use of BuddyPress in an active community site for several years.

Jahn Golden

Photo of Jahn GoldenJahn Golden is the Chair of Finance for the Undergraduate Student Government of Baruch College, developing BaruchConnect.com to enhance student life. He previously worked as webmaster for the student-run school newspaper, The Ticker, and developed websites for various other student organizations at Baruch.

Boone Gorges

Photo of Boone GorgesI was the lead developer, and resident WordPress guy, for the Anthologize development team.

Steve Guttbinder

Bio to come.

Ben Guttman

Ben Guttmann is the President of the Undergraduate Student Government of Baruch College. Him and his team have developed BaruchConnect.com as part of an effort to improve communication and enhance student life. Ben has previously led multiple other student organizations and has worked in design for several years.

John James Jacoby

Photo of John James JacobyHi-lighting EventPress and a few components I’ve made for clients. Would explain the how’s and why’s and come with some example code posted somewhere for people to play with.

Dean Jansen

Photo of Dean JansenDean is part of the Participatory Culture Foundation and a co-founder of Universal Subtitles. He has co-organized a variety of conferences over the years, including the inaugural Open Video Conference and the first ROFLCON, among others. Dean likes tacos, motorcycles, and open tech.

Aaron Jorbin

Photo of Aaron JorbinI’ve contributed multiple documentation patches to WordPress and am the technical editor for the WordPress Developers Handbook.

Kenny Katzgrau

Photo of Kenny KatzgrauOne of the authors of the highest-rated search plugins for WordPress and WordPressMU (wpSearch and wpSearchMU).

Daryl Koopersmith

Photo of Daryl KoopersmithI wrote a large portion of the menus code in WP 3.0, as well as two JS-intensive Google Summer of Code projects. I presented an introduction to jQuery at WC Savannah 2010, and am itching to share some advanced techniques.

Matt Martz

Photo of Matt MartzI am 6 year WordPress user with 3 years of plugin development and core contributions. I have presented 2 times previously at WordCamp NYC speaking about Intermediate Plugin Development and Contributing to WordPress. I am a Linux Systems Administrator for Rackspace hosting and specialize in high performance web hosting. I spend a large majority of time helping out in the WordPress IRC channel on freenode and as such have dealt with an unimaginable number of possible WordPress and hosting configurations.

Amanda McCormick

Photo of Amanda McCormickAt the Film Society of Lincoln Center, I’ve developed a number of websites for the organization with WordPress as the CMS. Our latest project for the New York Film Festival, weaves the Twitter and Facebook right into all pages, incorporates a Facebook login, and encourage comments and conversation within pages.

Alex Miranda

Photo of Amanda McCormickAlex Miranda is the Editor-in Chief at PRUnderground and SEO manager at Marknet Group Inc. He has been doing SEO marketing since 1998. He is Assistant organizer of both The Hudson Vally WordPress Meetup Group and the Westchester WordPress Meetup group.

Andrew Nacin

Photo of Andrew NacinAs one of the core committers, I have intricate knowledge of the dark depths of the WordPress codebase, where few dare to venture. I am also the lead on the API reference team, which aims to document all of these obtuse functions. Raising additional awareness through direct education is an excellent way to encourage developers to push the limits of WordPress.

Gina Nieves

Photo of Gina NievesI have over 15 years experience managing software projects and teams. I have implemented robust systems for American Express, Verizon and other Fortune 100 companies. For the past 2 years I have focused on delivering WordPress websites.

Sara Rosso

Photo of Sara RossoSara Rosso is a blogger and photographer, and a serial WordPress user
(she’s on site #7). She works in VIP Services at Automattic.

Hal Stern

Photo of Hal SternHave given the talk at WordCamp Chicago and Boulder; co-author of “Professional WordPress” and this was the problem that got me into the internals of WordPress. And it has coder jokes in it.

Scott Taylor

Photo of Scott TaylorScott Taylor is a software engineer at eMusic in New York City and an active freelance WordPress developer. He has implemented WordPress as a CMS for a plethora of clients, most recently Jampol Artist Management in Los Angeles who manage the estates of The Doors, Janis Joplin, Peter Tosh, Rick James, et al. A musicians, he plays lead guitar in the band Goodbye Picasso (their site is on WordPress).

Joe Ugoretz

Photo of Joe UgoretzJoe developed the concept and the strategy of the Wall of Fame.

Luke Waltzer

Photo of Luke WaltzerI run Blogs@Baruch. I AM Blogs@Baruch (along with 6000 of my closest friends)

Tony Zeoli

Photo of Tony ZeoliI have given this presentation at both Wordcamp Raleigh and WordPress Westchester. I consider myself and expert in multimedia production and have been a WordPress user for 8-years. I am currently lead developer in the Reese Felts digital newsroom, building a digital news product at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. I’m constructing an entirely new experience in WP 3.0.1 multi-site with domain mapping.

Steve Guttbinder

Ben Guttman

Ben Guttmann is the President of the Undergraduate Student Government of Baruch College. Him and his team have developed BaruchConnect.com as part of an effort to improve communication and enhance student life. Ben has previously led multiple other student organizations and has worked in design for several years.

John James Jacoby

Photo of John James JacobyHi-lighting EventPress and a few components I’ve made for clients. Would explain the how’s and why’s and come with some example code posted somewhere for people to play with.

Dean Jansen

Photo of Dean JansenDean is part of the Participatory Culture Foundation and a co-founder of Universal Subtitles. He has co-organized a variety of conferences over the years, including the inaugural Open Video Conference and the first ROFLCON, among others. Dean likes tacos, motorcycles, and open tech.

Aaron Jorbin

Photo of Aaron JorbinI’ve contributed multiple documentation patches to WordPress and am the technical editor for the WordPress Developers Handbook.

Kenny Katzgrau

Photo of Kenny KatzgrauOne of the authors of the highest-rated search plugins for WordPress and WordPressMU (wpSearch and wpSearchMU).

Daryl Koopersmith

Photo of Daryl KoopersmithI wrote a large portion of the menus code in WP 3.0, as well as two JS-intensive Google Summer of Code projects. I presented an introduction to jQuery at WC Savannah 2010, and am itching to share some advanced techniques.

Matt Martz

Photo of Matt MartzI am 6 year WordPress user with 3 years of plugin development and core contributions. I have presented 2 times previously at WordCamp NYC speaking about Intermediate Plugin Development and Contributing to WordPress. I am a Linux Systems Administrator for Rackspace hosting and specialize in high performance web hosting. I spend a large majority of time helping out in the WordPress IRC channel on freenode and as such have dealt with an unimaginable number of possible WordPress and hosting configurations.

Amanda McCormick

Photo of Amanda McCormickAt the Film Society of Lincoln Center, I’ve developed a number of websites for the organization with WordPress as the CMS. Our latest project for the New York Film Festival, weaves the Twitter and Facebook right into all pages, incorporates a Facebook login, and encourage comments and conversation within pages.

Alex Miranda

Photo of Amanda McCormickAlex Miranda is the Editor-in Chief at PRUnderground and SEO manager at Marknet Group Inc. He has been doing SEO marketing since 1998. He is Assistant organizer of both The Hudson Vally WordPress Meetup Group and the Westchester WordPress Meetup group.

Andrew Nacin

Photo of Andrew NacinAs one of the core committers, I have intricate knowledge of the dark depths of the WordPress codebase, where few dare to venture. I am also the lead on the API reference team, which aims to document all of these obtuse functions. Raising additional awareness through direct education is an excellent way to encourage developers to push the limits of WordPress.

Gina Nieves

Photo of Gina NievesI have over 15 years experience managing software projects and teams. I have implemented robust systems for American Express, Verizon and other Fortune 100 companies. For the past 2 years I have focused on delivering WordPress websites.

Sara Rosso

Photo of Sara RossoSara Rosso is a blogger and photographer, and a serial WordPress user
(she’s on site #7). She works in VIP Services at Automattic.

Hal Stern

Photo of Hal SternHave given the talk at WordCamp Chicago and Boulder; co-author of “Professional WordPress” and this was the problem that got me into the internals of WordPress. And it has coder jokes in it.

Scott Taylor

Photo of Scott TaylorScott Taylor is a software engineer at eMusic in New York City and an active freelance WordPress developer. He has implemented WordPress as a CMS for a plethora of clients, most recently Jampol Artist Management in Los Angeles who manage the estates of The Doors, Janis Joplin, Peter Tosh, Rick James, et al. A musicians, he plays lead guitar in the band Goodbye Picasso (their site is on WordPress).

Joe Ugoretz

Photo of Joe UgoretzJoe developed the concept and the strategy of the Wall of Fame.

Luke Waltzer

Photo of Luke WaltzerI run Blogs@Baruch. I AM Blogs@Baruch (along with 6000 of my closest friends)

Tony Zeoli

Photo of Tony ZeoliI have given this presentation at both Wordcamp Raleigh and WordPress Westchester. I consider myself and expert in multimedia production and have been a WordPress user for 8-years. I am currently lead developer in the Reese Felts digital newsroom, building a digital news product at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. I’m constructing an entirely new experience in WP 3.0.1 multi-site with domain mapping.

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