Dr. Anna Harrison is an award winning speaker, author and designer. She currently leads User Experience design at Ephox, makers of the world’s most popular Web editing products including Textbox.io and TinyMCE. Anna’s research has been applied by worldwide organisations including Oracle, NICTA, Unisys, IBM’s Tririga and major airports. Connect with Anna @inplaneterms | annaharrison.com
Anthony runs a small design & development studio in the South-East suburbs of Melbourne. Maddison Designs works with a wide range of clients, from micro businesses through to large corporates, specialising in custom WordPress sites and WooCommerce stores.
Anthony has been developing for the web since the late 90’s. His love for WordPress was realised back in 2005 and he’s been happily using & coding for it ever since. He’s passionate about giving back to the WordPress community and has contributed to both the WordPress Theme and Plugin Directories, was a co-organiser for WordCamp Melbourne back in 2013, and each month he helps organise the WordPress Melbourne meetups.
Anthony is the author behind the highly popular Easy WP Guide, an easy to read WordPress manual for end users and WordPress consultants.
You can follow Anthony on Twitter.
When Bronson isn’t collecting and playing vinyl or some of his many guitars, he’s coding WordPress goodness with the wonderful team at Human Made! He has a passion for APIs, WordPress integrations, and building WordPress sites that scale. Bronson also maintains Chassis, a lightweight WordPress + Vagrant + Puppet development environment.
Cath Hughes runs Phase Creative, a Sydney-based web agency specialising in bespoke small business sites. She’s also a passionate member of the WordPress community, a WordPress tutor and a coach with WP Elevation.
I have been using WordPress as a blogger since 2008, as a web developer since 2009 and transitioned recently to being a Project Manager for large scale WordPress projects as a newly minted ‘Human’ with Human Made.
I’m a huge fan of the WordPress community, organise WordPress events in Australia, and speak at them where I get the opportunity, both at home and around the world.
I drive an English Classic Car, own a Burmese cat, and drink black coffee.
I am a web designer, photographer, and teacher from Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. I am one of the organisers of the Sunshine Coast WordPress meetup Group and spend my time between building and maintaining WordPress sites for small business, shooting and teaching photography, and learning how to be an online entrepreneur 🙂
I’m a web developer specialising in custom WordPress solutions based in Geelong, Australia.
I have been working in WordPress for a little over 5 years, starting off editing child themes to now building customised solutions from the ground up.
Keen to share my learning experiences with WordPress, from the good and the bad, and help others along who’d like to get involved but aren’t sure where to begin.
Through his agency, Web3, James Banks specialises in generating more revenue for businesses through online lead generation and websites built to convert traffic into profit.
Over the last half decade, he has helped hundreds of local, national and international organisations succeed with their online strategy.
James has spoken at WordCamps all over Australia and is passionate about helping people in getting the most out of WordPress. He also loves working together with other online marketing and WordPress consultants to deliver excellent results.
Experience in all things advertising, digital and writing. Originally from the UK but now based just outside Sydney.
She has worked with big brands such as eHarmony, Curash and Kmart. And she’s helped countless small businesses produce great content and improve their copywriting and SEO.
Kate is also the founder of The Clever Copywriting School and The Recipe for SEO Success eCourse, as well as co-host on the Hot Copy Podcast.
She presents the Write for Business show for the Dale Beaumont’s Business Blueprint channel.
Kristen Symonds, aka kristarella, works as a Happiness Engineer for Automattic. She is a WordPress fanatic with a love for photography, craft, SciFi and Fantasy, board games, and more.
Kristen is married to Dave and has two pet rabbits named Monty and Zoë.
Luke leads Product at XWP. He works with some of the world’s leading WordPress developers to innovate the future of publishing.
Mel Kettle is a communication and social media expert, speaker, author, trainer and mentor. She works closely with CEOs, thought leaders, associations and businesses to help them communicate effectively and authentically so they attract, retain and engage their customers and clients. She blogs at melkettle.com, is the past author of a food and travel blog, and currently also blogs about menopause at www.justasjuicy.com.
Mel has over 20 years’ professional experience, a Master of Business (Marketing), a Master of Public Health, and she is a past Board member of the International Association of Business Communicators (Queensland) and The Queensland Choir.
Melinda is the founder and co-owner of Click-Winning Content and is a Premier Google Partner with over ten years of AdWords experience. She provides consulting, training and management services to help Australian business owners maximise their investment in Google AdWords & use their Google Analytics data to improve their business performance.
Michael is a WordPress Plugin developer specialising in e-Commerce (that means 99% WooCommerce), his free and pro plugins have clocked 825,000+ downloads and he’s adopted an abandoned Plugin from w.org which continues to power 40,000+ stores likely without store owners even realising…
Michael has worked alongside leading e-Commerce Plugin developers and has a past in retail technology solutions. He presented at WordCamp Denmark and volunteered at WordCamp Europe in 2016, since moving back to Brisbane in February he’s attended several WordPress Brisbane Meetups and this month started the WooCommerce Brisbane Meetup. Come say hi!
Myles Agnew is a practicing defensive cyber security advisor to QLD Government. Previous clients include NSW Government, and several multinational companies.
He is a member of Australian Information Security Association (AISA) Leading body for information and cyber security professionals with over 9 years experience in the Information Security industry.
Passionate WordPress user since 2006.
Nik is a Gold Coast / Brisbane based WordPress web developer specialising in Digital Strategy for SME’s using WordPress & a variety of online marketing tools. He uses WordPress & the StudioPress Genesis Framework to creating effective high performing web solutions.
He owns a digital agency Positive Business Online, created after 10 years in the financial services industry having started a small Mortgage Broking business & building it to a national company on the back of a successful website and online marketing strategy.
He enjoys working to grow businesses online with the tools available & am an avid online explorer.
Noel is a Swiss digital nomad that loves creating products online. His typical day to day consists of WordPress, Front-End Design and Product Management. Above all, he’s also one of the three partners at Human Made, a WordPress.com VIP Partner where he oversees products like Happytables, Nomadbase and startup partnerships such as United Influencers.
Paula is an experienced Digital Analytics & Pay Per Click Guru (aka Data Nerd). For a decade Paula has been living, breathing and dreaming PPC and digital strategy. When not optimising client’s accounts, she is reading the latest industry case studies and trends. Specialising in Conversion Rate Optimisation, PPC & Google Analytics, Paula continues to help clients increase revenue and boost their bottom line.
Peter Bui has been building websites since early 2000 and has never looked back.
Working closely with other partners, he and his team at PB Web Development have created and supported a ridiculous number of websites over the last decade. Experienced in Joomla, WordPress, Grav and Laravel, Peter and his team have a broad depth of knowledge, being able to provide the best solution possible for different clients.
Peter previously use to be a WordPress Meetup organiser in Sydney, and WordCamp organiser. Also a podcast presenter and previous Community Leadership Team member for the Joomla project.
He isn’t afraid to say the “J” word at a WordCamp.
Peter Wilson is a web engineer with over twenty years experience and a healthy obsession with front-end code, back-end code and keeping the web fast. He works at Human Made where he helps make websites that scale and is a WordPress core guest committer.
Peter’s internal monologue works to undermine his success and convince him he is a fraud. It reminds him of bugs he’s deployed and ridicules the unfashionable codebases he works with.
At the age of twelve Rheinard discovered a love for programming languages and writing software for friends and family. Whilst studying Information Technology Rheinard also discovered a love for teaching programming and has done so for over a decade before turning to programming as a career.
After working with other platforms such as Drupal and Moodle, Rheinard decided to settle on WordPress in 2014; developing plugins as products and for client projects. More recently Rheinard has fallen in love with API design and development, within the WordPress space as well as other frameworks and languages.
Joining XWP in 2016 and working with enterprise clients has been the highlight of his career so far.
I worked in IT for 5 years, straight of High School. Then decided to pivot to web design when I discovered WordPress in 2013. I moved to the Gold Coast in 2014 where I started attending WP Meetups. That’s where my networking and learning exploded and I’ve been hooked (no pun intended) ever since.
The community around the WordPress platform has been such an encouragement for me over the last few years, I have grown and learnt so much from the generosity and time of others.
It is because of this that I am passionate about giving back, through organising the WordPress Port Macquarie Meetup and also co-creating and hosting the WP Bosses video hangout / podcast, where we interview Aussie WordPress Designers, Developers, Builders, Users, Hackers, Preachers etc.
Sarah Brown is a freelance web designer and developer specialising in custom WordPress websites for business and organisations, providing services to clients across Australia, supported by a network of creative freelancers in the coworking community.
Sarah is most passionate about the internet’s ability to connect people online so that they may forge even stronger connections offline. She is dedicated to helping people get their ideas of the ground and helping businesses grow through a beautiful blend of marketing and technology. Alongside her freelance career, she is also an aspiring tech communicator; she is a writer for the Envato Blog, and has had a number of public speaking appearances including Adelaide’s Digital Disruption Conference in 2016, as well as sessions at local coworking spaces aimed at helping small businesses better understand their needs for the web. She has also run communication and leadership courses with Rotary Youth and Scouts South Australia, and volunteers with TEDxAdelaide as the Marketing Communications Director, providing speakers with assistance building their online and offline presence.
Sarah is passionate about inspiring others to explore IT as a career or hobby
Sniip CTO. Payments Evangelist. Aust Web Industry committee member. LocalhostAU Brisbane Lead. Remarkable mentor. The New Garde Mentor. International Speaker/MC/Hackathon Mentor/Judge. Prev XeroDev PayPalDev
I’ve always had a passion for all things tech and pushing it to its limits. I love keeping up with the latest tech trends. Love the stage/presenting and sharing of ideas and knowledge.
Stuart Shields is a WordPress engineer who recently joined the team at Human Made and is based in Toowoomba. He has over 5 years experience helping a full range of clients from small business to high-end enterprise and started working with WordPress since version 3.4.
When he isn’t pumping out code, he’s pumping iron at the gym and getting ready for the next big race. He also enjoys drinking Scotch and Coffee when he’s not on a health kick.
Tarei King is a WordPress engineer for Human Made based in Auckland working alongside enterprise clients to help them realise their goals and perform like rockstars in their industry. He has 4 years experience and started working with WordPress around version 3.7.
In his spare time he will be BBQ, playing Kubb in the backyard or hosting lawn parties for family and friends. Tarei also co-organises the WordPress Auckland Meetup and WordCamp Auckland, he believes in helping the WordPress community however he can.
Vladimir is a technical lead, software developer and web educator. He is running Drupal free public training in Brisbane since 2013. He also works on various web projects as well as contributing to education, testing and rapid prototyping research.
Vladimir presented at local and international conferences including Dublin, Wellington, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. He is regular presenter at Brisbane technical meetups (Drupal, BrisJS).
He is the organiser of DrupalCamp Byron Bay 2015 and DrupalSouth Gold Coast 2016.
I love WordPress and I’m passionate about teaching solo-entrepreneurs how to leverage its power and simplicity to build, manage and promote their own business websites.
Apart from WordPress, I love spending time with my wife and young son, spending time in the sun and a good coffee.