Raisa Yang

Twitter: @sweetraiscake
Bethlehem, PA

I’m a front-end developer with a love for modular CSS and starter themes. I made my first webpage at 13 and started blogging with WordPress a few years later. Now I make a living doing the thing I love most. I build functional, flexible, and responsive websites focused on ease of use for my clients and their users. Besides coding, I’m all about good UX and meaningful design. Always the users first!

Topic: From Newbie to Front End Developer

Carlos Zuniga

Twitter: @whatsup7267
Philadelphia, PA

I’m Lead Developer at Yikes, Inc. I’m also a member of the WordPress Polyglots team and a translation editor for Mexican Spanish version of WordPress.

Previously, I was Managing Director for Los Angeles based IT security firm.

In my free time, I enjoy training in mixed martial arts and discussing my game plan for the Zombie Apocalypse.

Topic: WordPress Security for novice

Sal Ferrarello

Twitter: @salcode
Reading, PA
Sal is a WordPress developer with a focus on the Genesis theme framework and Bootstrap front-end framework. He is a contributor to the Genesis framework, author of the Bootstrap Genesis Theme, and author of the Stop Emails plugin available on WordPress.org.

Sal blogs about web development at http://salferrarello.com/.

Topic: Best Practices for Creating Custom Post Types

Eileen Violini

Twitter: @eileenviolini
Chester Springs, PA

Eileen is a communications director for an education non-profit where she manages a WordPress multisite for a network of independent schools. She contributed to the first WordPress marketing document and is an active member of the Philly Burbs WP Meetup where she has spoken on WordPress solutions for non-profits. When she is not on the computer, she is a dance mom who can make the perfect bun.

Topic: Getting Schooled: Using WordPress to Build Your School Website

Reed Gustow

Twitter: @tangofoxtrot
Philadelphia, PA

Reed Gustow has been working with WordPress since 2009. He is the Principal of a local WordPress development company, Delta Angel , which creates websites for individuals and small businesses and also offers WordPress classes online. Reed has taught classes online through Delta Angel and WP Classroom, and also in person at 3rd Ward, a venue that offered technical classes on a wide variety of subjects. In addition, he has tutored many individuals in WordPress. Reed has held workshops on various aspects of WordPress at WordCamp Philadelphia, BarCamps, and PodCamps since 2010.

Reed is a co-organizer of the Philadelphia WordPress Meetup and WordCamp US. He is the Treasurer of the Philadelphia Area New Media Association, PANMA  and a board member of the Philadelphia Area Computer Society, PACS,

Topic: Tiptoe Through the Templates

Kerch McConlogue

Twitter: @kerchmcc
Harrisburg, PA

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 helping WordPress novices to understand the basic care and feeding of their own sites and to get past their fears of breaking the internet.

Topic: New Users: Ten (or so) tips to make WordPress your friend!

BJ Bergey

Twitter: @BJ1SEO
Philadelphia, PA

With over 5 years of experience in the field of Graphic Design, BJ Bergey expanded his reach to Video Production and Web Development. Having led an agency as their Creative Director for several years, BJ now resides as the Director of SEO for 1SEO.com Digital Agency. BJ spends his time overseeing the operations of the agency’s SEO department and keeping sharp on all things digital. He aims to continuously bring value to all of 1SEO.com’s clients. He attends industry conferences such as SMX, MozCon, and PubCon to further his knowledge.

Topic: Digital Marketing Tactics To Increase Conversions

Joe Casabona

Twitter: @jcasabona
Bethlehem, PA

Joe Casabona is a Front End Developer that works in WordPress…a lot. In 2014, he authored a book called Responsive Design with WordPress and 2 other books on web development. He’s also a professor at the University of Scranton where he teaches Web Development and Computer Science courses and has developed an accredited course on WordPress theming.

Keynote:  WordPress, Creating, and the Importance of Open Source

Lauren Pittenger

Twitter: @laurenpittenger
Warminster, PA

I’m a designer and front end developer with LBDesign. In 2016, I was a co-organizer of WordCamp Lancaster. I like to speak, teach, and be part of the Philadelphia tech community. In my free time, I like to paint and make ceramics.

Topic: PSD – WP Theme

Craig Allen

Twitter: @craigger
Lansdale, PA

Craig is a freelance web developer and teacher of WordPress. This will be Craig’s first time as a WordCamp speaker.

Topic: The True Value of your WordPress Knowledge

Steven Werley

Twitter: @SteveWerley
Orefield, PA

A runner, OCR competitor, husband, father, and web designer. I love WordPress and continue to learn all the amazing ways it can positively influence the web!

Topic: AMP and WordPress

Sarah Moyer

Twitter: @ayellowdaisy
Lancaster, PA

I’m a native of Lancaster County, PA, and build custom websites using WordPress and Genesis. 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.

Topic: Pushing Your WP Development Skills: Learn by Doing It

Jason Matson

Twitter: @MatsonGroup
Wynnewood, PA

Matson Consulting Group is a full-service digital marketing agency and website design company focused on helping small and mid-size businesses perfect their digital presence, acquire new customers, and streamline operations.

Topic: Site Migration Checklist (ahh the things we forget)

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