Curtis McHale

I am passionate about web design that suits your users. Really they’re the ones with the money so they are the ones that we both need to please with a design. I get really excited to make sites usable and accessible which both drive up conversions. I have worked in the web world for 5 years as a frontend coder and designer. I currently run SFNdesign fulltime. I the spent almost two years working at Insight for Living Canada as the coordinator for their entire online initiative. During my time there I managed the redesign and development of their website and did the entire implementation of their new store by myself in a few months. Add that on top of the daily site duties including content entry, HTML email campaigns, working with Google Analytics, and I had a very full two years.

WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
Developing Client Themes for Theme Review
Moving WordPress Mobile

Daelan Wood

I’ve been designing and building websites and web applications since 1999. I run a small web company called North Republic. We spend our time building websites and custom web applications for many different types of clients. I’ve been using WordPress since the beginning. It’s my go to CMS and I’ve spent many many hours bending it to my will. In the past I worked as an instructor for the NAIT DMIT program teaching web design and development. In 2010 I had the honour of working for a short time for Automattic (The company behind WordPress) as a Theme Czar (their title not mine).

WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
Using Custom Post Types and Taxonomies to make WordPress play nice with your content

Dana DiTomaso

Hi, I’m Dana DiTomaso. I’ve been helping business owners promote their businesses on the web since 2002 which means that I’ve seen all the trends come and go – and I know what’s still standing and what will work for your business. I help businesses and organizations maximize their web presence through design, usability improvements, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising management and social media engagement. Well-regarded speaker and panelist on a variety of topics, including running a business, website development, and online marketing.

WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
Search Engine Optimization in WordPress

Dana Janssen

Dana Janssen is a co-owner at AgileStyle, an awesome web development shop in Edmonton. He translates client needs into website plans and sets the rest of the production team loose on them. When not sketching concepts, writing beautiful code, or chopping up a PSD, he combs through the internet to stay on top of development trends.

WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
Using SASS to code better WordPress templates

Idris Fashan

Idris Fashan is a self-professed word nerd who has loved words for longer than he’s loved computers. In grade 6, he offered to read the entire Wold Book Encyclopedia (over 40 volumes) in one year, and finished with a week to spare (which of course earned him a MacIntosh). Lured into the marketing side of writing, he turned his focus from editorial content to content marketing and strategy. Companies seeking to build authority, community and sales online call on his team at Red Paper Clip. He has pieces of paper from a few schools (that he’s still paying for), but the callouses on the tips of his fingers give him more pride.

WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
Master and Manage Engaging Website Content

Jeff Archibald

Jeff is a local web and graphic designer, and one half of Paper Leaf Design. When Jeff isn’t working with small businesses both local and international on branding and design, he is writing articles for the Paper Leaf design blog (powered by WordPress, of course), a successful blog aimed at graphic designers, web designers, and WordPress users.

WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
Typography & The State of the Web Today
Designing a Client-Focused WordPress Site

Jeff Schneider

Jeff Schneider is an internet marketer and social media speaker and trainer that lives in Edmonton, Alberta. He’s also the founder and president of Marketing Ninjas, a progressive digital marketing firm that specializes in helping clients leverage the Internet to create and implement inbound marketing systems that generate more web site traffic, more leads, more prospects and more customers. Jeff also made an appearance on Season 5 of CBC’s hit reality TV series Dragons’ Den where he pitched an Internet business on national television to a group of high-profile venture capitalists. He loves Internet marketing, teaching social media and using WordPress.
WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
Effective Marketing In A Digital World

Karen Unland

Karen Unland has been obsessed with journalism since she was 10 years old, and her interest has yet to wane. She worked for major daily newspapers for 15 years, including four years as online editor at the Edmonton Journal. In addition to consulting with Unland Media, she teaches in the journalism program at Grant MacEwan University. She is married to Edmonton Public School Board trustee Christopher Spencer, and they have two children.

WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
Beyond “Bloggers vs Journalists”


Kory Mathewson

On November 7, 2010 I started Flagship Web Development. A small company that allows me the opportunity to develop websites, and online applications for businesses, individuals, non-profits and even the University of Alberta. As described on the site, Flagship has touched down. Flagship is a company with a passion for beautiful code and creation by collaboration. Designers and artists love working with me for two reasons which both mainly center around how awesome I am. I have worked with small businesses, big businesses, almost businesses, busy people and even collaborated with a family of jaguars on one project.

WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
What is WordPress & Why is it great?
Plugin Development Communities

Mack Male

Mack is a software developer, entrepreneur, and social media guy. He’s the Software Engineering Manager for Questionmark Computing, but is perhaps best known for his widely-read Edmonton blog, MasterMaq.ca. Always up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies, Mack loves sharing what he learns with others. He’s particularly passionate about Edmonton, and does his best to expose everything it has to offer. In 2009, Mack was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Edmonton for his role in helping to build Edmonton’s online communities. In 2010, Mack was named one of Alberta’s Next 10 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture.

WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
Lessons from the Edmonton Blogosphere

Marc Davison

Marc is the owner/chief/only creative of rorschach-design.com, a local web and graphic design company. Two years ago in school he was asking his teachers to teach the class how to build a custom theme for WordPress, and two years later he still doesn’t know how. What he does know though is that web design, and in particular, WordPress themes are merely puzzles for him to pull apart and put back together again in any way he sees fit. He’s been breaking and putting back together WordPress backed sites for the last couple of years, but still considers himself a beginner. Besides design, Marc finds time for road trips, longboarding, live shows, coffee, his woman and his cat, Rorschach.

WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
Remixed Themes: Beginner’s Guide to Customizing Existing Themes

Mo Jangda

Mo is a Code Wrangler with Automattic Inc., the makers of WordPress.com and purveyors of other fine blogging services. By day, he provides developer support on the WordPress.com VIP Services team. By night he writes WordPress plugins and enjoys outings to ice cream and cupcake shops around Toronto.

Nick Coe

Nick is the co-founder of Second Summit Ventures, an online publishing and product development company; and Lean Sumo Creative, a web design and marketing agency. Formerly, he was a part of Investopedia, the web’s largest financial & investment education site, and also involved in a variety of marketing and advertising roles. Whether it be for his company or his clients, he has helped a variety of blogs and websites with their content and marketing strategy to gain newfound quality traffic. Aside from his passion for online marketing, Nick is always down to travel anywhere and anyhow, and an ever-learning amateur photographer. Nick is always down to travel anywhere and anyhow, and an ever-learning amateur photographer.

WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
Strategies, tips, and tricks to effective content creation and blog marketing

Sebastien Lhomme

Sebastien Lhomme is the owner and lead designer/developper at ThinkMojo, a creative web agency. He has over 5 years of WordPress experience and has helped many small and big businesses get a successful online presence with WordPress. He also created PressMojo a WordPress Installation Services specially designed for small businesses looking to get their on WordPress site on a budget.

WordCamp Edmonton 2011 Talk:
Tips and Tricks to Improve your WordPress Development Workflow

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