Please welcome our next 5 speakers! See their photos and everyone else on our speakers page!
Former lead developer of Jigoshop (forked to make WooCommerce). Chris helps make Easy Digital Downloads and many of its extensions. Plugin developer at AwesomeMotive, which runs WPBeginner & List25, and makes several well-known WordPress plugins like Soliloquy Slider, Envira Gallery, and OptinMonster. Full time student at the University of Florida. His code runs over a million online stores.
Josh is senior developer and partner at Reaktiv Studios, with a focus on modern front-end development, custom themes and plugins. A former management consultant, he taught himself web development and continually enjoys laughing at code he wrote 6 months ago. When not wrangling code, Josh travels the world, plays guitar and loves craft coffee and fine whiskey.
Jackie Jimenez is The Innovative Consultant, focusing on the big picture with integrated marketing. She specializes in branding websites online with social media, SEO and email marketing. Her career has helped many companies including Hilton, Marriott Vacation Club, high fashion store Magenta, and world-renowned hairstylist Peter Coppola.
Jackie often speaks and trains clients in WordPress Webinars, with her new brand InnovateWP. Connect with Jackie on Twitter @jackiej04 and @InnovateWP.
Jesse embraced his true geek nature in 2008 and left an office job as a desktop publisher and editor to be a full-time WordPress community member and formed Petersen Media Group in early 2009. He meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of his growing network of friends who desire websites that they can maintain and has amassed a returning client base of over 100 clients from Australia to Hawaii and many places in between.
With consistent referrals from StudioPress and Copyblogger Media, Jesse is highly sought-after by speakers, authors, and small businesses who want a clean, robust, and elegantly planned online presence. He isn’t flashy, but “does the ordinary extraordinarily well – every day.”
Jesse and his wife live in Tampa, FL. No pets. Fifteen foster children since 2012, adopting one. They love road trips. You can follow him on Twitter @jpetersen.
David Parsons, a recent Computer Science graduate over at The University of Central Florida, has been working with WordPress for over six years now and is currently working at BrandCo as a WordPress Developer. His passion for the web originally started by making a simple website with WordPress back in high school and over the years he has been branched out his skill set. More recently David has been spending his spare time speaking about WordPress at various WordCamps at Meetups.