Bill Rice owns and operates Rice Design, a WordPress, Social Media and Email Marketing Consulting firm based in central Kentucky. He began his love affair with WordPress in 2008 after years of frustration building sites in “other content management systems.” The client-friendly ease of use and supportive community got him hooked instantly.
Hal has been the Programming and Technology lead at DBS>Interactive since 2007.
Hal started “writing” DOS programs in the early 1990’s, beginning with dBase, moving up the ladder to FoxPro, then skipped the entire Windows fad, and eventually landed in the networked Open Source world of Linux, PERL, PHP and Web development. Hal has also been an IT administrator at several local businesses. During that time he also worked on Open Source projects such as Privoxy and as a freelance web developer. As DBS’s system administrator, he manages a mixed environment of in-house and cloud based services that support both the internal private side of DBS, and the external public side for DBS and DBS’s clients. In addition to systems administration, Hal, as the lead back-end programmer, has had his bony little fingers on more WordPress sites than you can shake a stick at.
Jason Falls is an author, keynote speaker and CEO. He continues to be a name that surfaces at or near the top of conversations and lists of thought leaders and top thinkers in the emerging world of social media marketing. And for good reason. He is one of the few industry professionals with awards for social media strategy under his belt, having won a 2009 Sammy Award for his work on the Jim Beam “Remake” project. A public relations professional by trade and prodigious content producer, Falls has advised Fortune 100 brands, regional corporations and technology startups since the “early days” of social media marketing in the mid-2000s.
Jason is developer from Louisville, KY. Jason has spoken at WordCamp Louisville and Chicago as well as written articles for PHP|architect. With over a decade of PHP experience, he likes pushing WordPress as a development platform. Jason’s a self proclaimed geek, but you’d never know from his sarcastic and outgoing personality. If you catch Jason in the hall or at the genius bar, he encourages you to talk to him about WordPress, PHP, or anything really.
Jonathan is the lead developer of the Shopp e-commerce plugin for WordPress. He began e-commerce site development in the late ’90s with open-source platforms, started using WordPress in 2005, then in 2008 developed and released Shopp. He is an ardent student of best practice design and development, loves elegant expressions of “code poetry,” and an advocate for the WordPress platform.
Justin Jones is an avid WordPress hobbyist and serial WordCamp attendee. He is a middle school teacher, has worked in churches, and is currently helping to build Founders, a coworking and collaborative space for entrepreneurs in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His passion is helping people use WordPress and the web to build their businesses. He is a co-host of “The Weekly Theme Show” podcast and writes for WPCandy.com.
Nick Temple is a local Louisville consultant and developer with ties within the startup community. Having been introduced to the power of WordPress by his wife, he now creates plugins and other software for fun and profit whilst enjoying family, fun and Kung Fu. Nick is a true geek, and thus can be somewhat shy. However, get him talking about technology and he may not shut up… especially if there is Jolt Cola to be found. Nick is the co-leader of LouPUG, the Louisville PHP Users Group. Nick invites you to join him and other PHP and WordPress enthusiasts each month at the LouPUG meetup.
Pippin is a Freelance web developer that has an unhealthy love for coffee and WordPress. He is a core contributor to bbPress and prolific WordPress plugin author.
Tammy Hart is a Web Designer and WordPress developer hailing from Birmingham, Alabama that specializes in creating custom blogs and websites. She is a Design Engineer for an agency called 10up that is a WordPress.com VIP featured creative partner. She has spoken at several WordPress and Technology conferences and blogs on those topics at Tammy Hart Designs. One of her proudest accomplishments is being the lead developer for a fully supported WordPress recipe plugin called ReciPress. Tammy is passionate about a clean User Interface and a great User Experience and when it comes to the technical side of blogging, she knows all the right moves.
Wesley Reisz is an coding architect for HP Enterprise Services working on project for the Army Human Resources Command out at Fort Knox, KY. Additionally over the past ten years, he has taught hundreds of juniors and seniors at both the University of Louisville and Bellarmine University as an adjunct faculty member. Wes is an active reviewer for the Pragmatic Press and loves reviewing books on .NET, Java, and Ruby.