Minister of Propaganda AKA The Docs Dude at Pagely and NorthStack. WordPress developer. Arcade restoration. Contributor to everything.
Morten is a senior staff instructor at LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) with 60+ courses published on WordPress, web standards, design and UX, and future technologies. His current focus is design- and tech-ethics and how emerging technologies will shape our collective futures. Morten occasionally teaches Interaction Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, contributes to WordPress core and community projects, and wears out his shoes on the ballroom dance floor. In his spare time you’ll find him playing with his son or trying to take things apart and putting them together again.
Rahul is the founder and CEO of rtCamp — an enterprise WordPress VIP agency based in India and the USA.
Rahul’s started using WordPress in 2007 as a professional blogger. Over a decade, Rahul has contributed to the WordPress community in different ways such as a WordCamp speaker/organizer, polyglot, developer and through side projects such as EasyEngine.
He is currently working on increasing WordPress penetration within large enterprises.
Outside of WordPress, he loves spending time with his son and is a self-proclaimed foodie.
Jon Bickerton is a Tax Shareholder at BeachFleischman PC. He has provided accounting and tax services for privately held companies and nonprofit organizations and has over a decade of public accounting experience. Jon’s focus is on tax incentives, perks, and value-add services.
Mike Roberts is the Founder and CEO of SpyFu, a service that lets you research your competitors’ Google Ads and SEO campaign history.
He’s always developing ideas that help level the playing field for marketers of all sizes and budgets.
Mike is enthusiastic about finding insights from deep-pocketed, successful brands. They learned big lessons that we can all put to use. By pulling apart the data to learn why some advertisers are more successful—anyone can learn from the wisdom of the market.
Carl Alexander is a PHP developer from Montréal, Canada. Whenever he’s not targeted by various memes, he’s helping developers improve their skills. He shares a lot of that on his website where he publishes articles on a regular basis. He’s often confused with his much more popular and attractive cardboard double.
You can also find him on Twitter and GitHub.
Brooke Siem is a “categorically homeless” writer, chef, and certified breathwork coach. After founding a Manhattan boozy cupcake company and winning Food Network’s “Chopped,” an opportunity to travel around the world for a year fell into her lap. Prescribed antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs at 15 years old after her father’s sudden death, the opportunity for a life abroad sparked the realization that she had been heavily medicated for half of her life. She decided to make a massive change.
First, she booked a one-way ticket to Malaysia.
Then, she got off all the prescription drugs.
Two years and 19 countries later, Brooke’s primary focus is on spreading a message of hope to those who are suffering from depression. She is living proof that it is possible to heal and thrive after chronic depression and long-term antidepressants, no matter how far down the rabbit hole we once were.
Rian is an attorney, legal consultant, and published author. Kinney Firm represents and advises companies of all sizes, from freelancers to enterprise; across industries in the areas of intellectual property, e-commerce, privacy and corporate law, as well as business and marketing strategy.
A core contributor, actively engaged in the WordPress community, Rian has spoken and volunteered at WordCamps nationally and internationally on topics ranging from “The Future of Open Source” and “How to CYA Your Site” to “The Key Differences Between EU and US Privacy Law”
I’m just here for the emoji. Web developer @Pagely