Tom de Bruin
Tom is senior developer at Label Media, an agency in Leeds, developing on various platforms including WordPress and WooCommerce. He wrestles with client data, coding front and back end, and provision servers. Tom love process and being efficient to make coding as smooth a ride as possible. Tom’s been using WordPress since it had that horizontal admin bar. Riding bikes, music, and his son keep him busy when not staring at a computer.
Steve is a freelance web developer based in Newcastle upon Tyne with the web presence of Stomp (www.stomptheweb.co.uk). He has been using WordPress for 9 years and hates slow websites.
Michael is the Managing Director of Contrado Digital who works with ambitious organisations and tech startups to boost revenue online through effective digital marketing and website development. Working at a strategic level with business owners and directors, he bridges the gap between what businesses need next to fulfill their ambitions and the finer technical implementations of how this is going to be achieved. Michael has a wide background working with large brands and organisations helping them grow internationally all the way down to helping startup businesses make the right decisions early on. Being heavily involved with the WordPress community he is a strong believer of utilising open source technologies within business to help them succeed. Key specialties include website development, SEO, PPC and Google Analytics. He can be found on Twitter @Contrado Digital / @MickCropper, LinkedIn at /MichaelCropper86 and regularly publishing useful resources on digital topics for businesses over on the company blog.
Prior to joining Automattic a year ago David was a engineering manager for Canonical for over seven years, and have over 20 years experience in the industry. David has authored two technical books, numerous articles, and participated in various projects. David is a husband, a father of four, and he helps run two schools a as Governor.
Elliot runs WooCommerce agency called Raison based in Brighton, UK. Working client side and client-facing has given Elliot a unique look at how we run our ecommerce operations and the hurdles that are met along the way. Recently his team have been focusing their direction on product ideas and consultancy to help overcome these snagging points.
Edmund Turbin is a London based Solutions Engineer at WP Engine originally from New York. He has been developing web sites for over 15 years and has experience with various CMS platforms at media, publishing and ad tech companies. Some milestone development initiatives that Edmund has been a key part of are the University of Surrey, shape.com, manhattan.de and the upcoming WP Engine Partner Portal. When the laptop is closed, Edmund enjoys music technology, cycling and spending time with his family.
Co-founder of WordPress, founder and director of Zed1.com I am a WordPress specialist: I build sites, custom plugins, and themes; I provide consultation, training, and much more.
Dave Green is a Yorkshire tea drinking web developer from sunny Manchester specialising in front-end development, WordPress and WooCommerce. He has been developing websites using WordPress for the last five years and is one of the main cogs in the machine known as Make Do: a team of engineers and designers specialising in WordPress development.
Konstantinos Kouratoras is a web developer based on Crete, Greece. He took a MSc in Computer Science with specialization in User Experience and Web Standards. He is a WordPress lover and currently working for OnTheGoSystems, the makers of WPML and Toolset plugins. His main tasks include in-development testing and technical writing. He is also an associate author of WordPress section on Smashing Magazine.
Ex-librarian who builds WordPress websites for non-profit organisations. Co-organiser for NetSquared London, putting on monthly talks about tech and social good.
Chelsea Louise Haden
Freelance content writer, blog trainer and social marketer of seven years specialising in working with WordPress agencies. She loves to take on projects that are related to education and training, conservation, outdoor living, food and hospitality.
Tim is a consultant and trainer, probably best known for his work with WordPress (though he has a eclectic background covering a broad range of subjects). When asked what he does for a living the usual reaction is “Stuff” so Tim is probably one of the few “Stuff” Consultants out there. A regular speaker at tech events and one of organisers of WPLeeds. He also blogs at timnash.co.uk
I teach Multimedia Journalism at Manchester Metropolitan University and before that I was a news journalist at BBC World Service radio for 15 years. I founded and co-organise Hacks/Hackers Manchester and ran a Code Club at my local primary school. I’m fascinated by the intersection between technology and journalism and have contributed a chapter on computational journalism to the book, Data Journalism: Mapping the Future (2013) edited by John Mair and Richard Lance Keeble.
Mark is a Freelance WordPress developer working from home in Lancashire and a former secondary school teacher of Computing. He builds both large and small WordPress sites for clients and agencies across the UK and blogs about WordPress at markwilkinson.me. Mark is particularly interested in using WordPress in different ways, getting away from a CMS or blog.