Speakers

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Tom Harrigan

thomasharrigan.com
Based in NYC. I began using WP for consulting work. I became part of WooThemes in 2012 and led development on WooSlider 2.0 and supported our themes and plugins. In 2014, I joined HowAboutWe as Lead WordPress Developer, running a WP multisite runs for their 4 media properties. After HowAboutWe was acquired by IAC (Match.com, OkCupid, etc.), I joined Code and Theory, where I’ve spent the last few months on the recent relaunch of Vogue.com. @TomHarrigan

Camden Segal

camdensegal.com
Camden is a front-end developer at WebDevStudios, where he has worked on a wide range of projects you would never think WordPress could be used for. Camden is always looks to share his drive to create accessible, innovative, and intuitive products using smarter methods. In his free time Camden enjoys playing and creating games. He has two games available for iOS, Panspermia, and Bulb Muncher. @camdensegal

Kevin Fodness

kevinfodness.com
Kevin is a web developer for Fingerpaint, a marketing agency in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY, where he does front-end and back-end WordPress development, API integrations, server administration, virtualization, and version control administration. He is also a part-time PhD student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Science and Technology Studies department, where he is writing a dissertation about making the web more accessible for people with disabilities. He also teaches Intro to Computer Science at Skidmore College in Saratoga. When he isn’t programming, he is usually reading for his dissertation or doing something outdoors with his wife and two children. @kevinfodness

Andrea Bishop

andrealeebishop.com
Andrea worked for a software company for 11 years doing web design, software education, and technical documentation. Her patience and persistence with technical support lead to opportunities to appear on PBS over 80 times and write software manuals. She started blogging in 2004 and switched to WordPress in 2008. Now Andrea supports the users of WordPress.com for Automattic and puts all those skills to work. She is hopelessly addicted to her phone and a good dirty chai. @andrealee_b

Jason Cortés

Twelve years of business and information technology experience in large corporations and small government agencies. Technology specialties include server configuration/administration, web services, social media, application development, e-learning, process automation, IT accessibility and project management. Organized, self taught creative problem solver with excellent oral and written communication skills.

Elyse Nielsen

nielsengrouplaw.com
For the past 15 years, I’ve been a technologist learning to leverage and manipulate technology to solve business problems – sometimes even before the business is aware of the need. By day, I am a portfolio manager for Ascension Health. By night, I am a web consultant for small law practices. I’m fortunate enough to snowbird early in life, but love the Saratoga summers and fall. My passion is deploying and enhancing technology to bring growth and opportunity to small business. I love to hear from others on the same technology journey. @Anticlue

Danika Atkins

Danika on LinkedIn
Danika Atkins found her love of marketing at the tender age of 7, when she decided all she wanted to do for a living was convince people to buy a Super Nintendo. Today, as a Account Manager at Outspoken Media, her love of marketing (and nerdy things) permeates her skill set with a mix of social media, search engine optimization, web design, sales, and traditional media experience. Through her work in higher education, media group, and agency settings, Ms. Atkins garnered a broad range of experiencing marketing to B2B and B2C. @DanikaAtkins

Natalie Semczuk

talkanatalka.com
Natalie is a digital project manager working with clients, designers, and developers to make sure projects run smoothly, on budget, and on time. She also works as a content strategist, creating plans for marketable content and creating white papers and blog posts. Natalie’s love of complex problems and her background in graphic design help her direct projects from ideation to launch. She works extensively in WordPress-based sites, and loves helping clients understand exactly what their needs are in creating an online presence for their businesses. @talkanatalka

Cameron Barrett

cameronbarrett.com
Blog pioneer, 20 years of experience in the field of web design, UI/UX and management. I design and build online communities. I have designed private online communities for the U.S. Army, jetsetters, snowboarders, Presidential campaigns and political wonks. I led UX at Teach for America and now solving design and technology problems at NJ’s largest school district (Newark, NJ) @camworld

Scott Taylor

scotty-t.com
Scott is a Sr. Software Engineer at the New York Times and a WordPress core committer. He wrote the code for Audio and Video support in WordPress and manages a music blog that no one reads (High For This – highforthis.com). His band, Goodbye Picasso, has played over 600 shows – many at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. @wonderboymusic

Beau Lebens

Dented Reality
After growing up in a tiny town in rural Western Australia, Beau decided that he needed to be somewhere with a little more excitement so he could be a part of this “Internet” thing that no one was talking about at the time. After 10 years of illustrious (and sometimes not-so-illustrious) development work in a variety of companies (and freelancing), he landed his position with Automattic, beating code into shape with his mad Krav Maga skillz.@beaulebens

JR Tashjian

jrtashjian.com
JR lives in Upstate New York and loves writing code and solving problems. When not behind the computer he enjoys hiking and camping in the Adirondacks, pretending to be a designer and photographer, and racing around the track on his motorcycle. @jrtashjian

October 11, 2014 – Saratoga City Center