Aaron P. Smith
Aaron P. Smith produces and manages digital marketing campaigns for Campus Labs, a Buffalo-area startup. His career in marketing incorporates his passions in technology and design, two fields he studied while earning his terminal degree (Master of Fine Arts) from SUNY at Buffalo in the Department of Media Study. His studies lead to an opportunity to present at an international conference in New Zealand.
Adrian Roselli is a founder, partner, and Senior Usability Engineer at Algonquin Studios, responsible for bridging the gap between the worlds of design and technology. With experience in both, he brings a unique perspective to projects, allowing both design and implementation to merge seamlessly.
Al Davis has more than 15 years’ experience working with small business owners, helping them get their business online. in his former life as a Hosting Product Manager for a number of different service providers, Al has seen the good, the bad, and the (very) ugly when small businesses leap from website idea to website reality. Currently, Al is a Program Manager for the world’s leading Wholesale Hosting provider, where he spends his days working on all things WordPress. More recently, Al has focused his attention on WordPress and the Open Source community. As a speaker at several WordCamps and one of the organizers of WordCamp Toronto, Al has become an active member of the WordPress community.
Dan Rabb has over 5 years of experience programming and implementing database-driven web applications. Dan specializes in ASP.NET/C# and PHP and has experience with MySQL and the SQL query language. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Oneonta.
Dawn Comber has been writing business and marketing materials for small businesses and non-profits for over 10 years. Recognizing the growing importance of the web, Dawn added web copy writing to her tool kit. Now she spends much of her time creating search engine optimized web content for WordPress sites. When she isn’t writing, she pretends she’s farming (aka veggie gardening). You can learn more about her at dawncomber.com and follow her on Twitter: @dawncomber
Jen Witkowski over 8 years experience in interactive design and front-end development. Currently, she works for Field2 Design in Buffalo, where she designs and develops custom WordPress themes. Jen is also an active teacher in the community and has taught several classes for Buffalo State College, Canisius College, CampusLinc and the University at Buffalo. She has a B.A. in Communications Design from the University at Buffalo and an M.F.A. in Computer Graphics Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
An award winning creative director, designer and owner of Trailer Trash Design, Joe thumbs his nose at the stuffed-shirt, smoke and mirrors approach to providing creative communication services. Operating under the sometimes unheard of adage that work can be fun, Joe, with his off-the-cuff approach, offers his clients full service creative consulting, graphic design, advertising and production for print media collateral, websites, internet marketing and multi-media presentations. Incorporating an extensive network of talented colleagues allows him to tailor fit a creative marketing strategy to the individual need of his clients to bring projects in on time and within budget
John Hartley is a freelance front-end dev and WordPress consultant in Columbus, OH. He currently develops responsive WordPress themes at Max Foundry and develop custom sites through my own business Forknight Interactive. John loves responsive design and is excited with the direction it’s going. He hopes someday the <picture> tag becomes a real thing.
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Laurie M. Rauch
Laurie M. Rauch believes that great user experiences start at the first line of code. Laurie is the owner and chief code nerd of Code Diva, where she provides WordPress customizations and coaching, and specializes in developing sites for WordPress using standards-compliant HTML and CSS. She is also part of the support team for Graph Paper Press, an associate designer for E.Webscapes, and teaches web page design at Seneca College.
Leading interactive development projects at Dixon Schwabl, Levi Neuland utilizes his knowledge of industry standards and emerging technologies to properly plan and execute digital projects. He leads an internal team of developers focused on creating high-quality interactive projects that exceed our client’s goals. With over 9 years of experience in the industry, Levi has worked in all facets of production giving him unique insight on effective and innovative ways to deliver interactive campaigns.
Sam Hotchkiss is a WordPress developer and principle of Hotchkiss Consulting, based out of Portland, Maine, and he loves to make people say: “I didn’t think you could do that with WordPress!” Sam uses his background in PHP development (since 1997) to manipulate the WordPress core, and loves to talk (to anyone who will listen) about how flexible it is! Sam works exclusively with WordPress, and has clients ranging from start-ups to non-profits to Fortune 500 companies, and he loves the challenge of learning new industries, new products, and coming up with new solutions.