WordCamp speakers are everywhere

Tabitha Chapman (a.k.a Tabby)

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Academic Applications Developer at University of California, Irvine where she works on WordPress plugins and themes for the Ayala School of Biological Sciences.

James Dalman

The CEO and Founder of Happy Joe, a non-profit organization that specializes in helping military veterans launch successful careers and businesses in the web technology industry. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and Oklahoma National Guard. James has been in the branding, design, and web media industry for 27 years and has done work for HTC, BMW, Michael Hyatt, Nike Golf, Eskimo Joes, NASCAR, and Arnold Palmer. He was one of the very first premium WordPress theme designers in the industry and has spoken at numerous WordCamps and events across the United States.

Tamara Floyd

Tamara Floyd
Wife, mother, full-time blogger, multi-passionate entrepreneur and part-time super hero with a simple mission of World Domination. She created NaturalHairRules.com in 2008 as a creative outlet; currently the site has a social media following of over a half million and receives more than one million monthly page views.

Devin Walker

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The founder of WordImpress, a San Diego based WordPress development company. He and the WordImpress team also serve as WordPress Community Consultants for Media Temple. Mr. D. Walker has extensive experience creating free, premium, and commercial WordPress plugins and themes. Popular plugins include Give WordPress Donations Plugin, Google Maps Builder, Yelp Widget Pro and WooCommerce Quick Checkout. In total, his plugins on WordPress.org have been downloaded more than 100,000 times. Outside of work, Devin enjoys traveling the world, going to concerts and playing a leisurely round of disc golf.

Meet Some WordCamp Vegas 2015 Speakers.

Taylor McCaslin

Taylor McCaslin is a Technical Product Manager living in Austin, Texas. He currently works at WP Engine, a managed hosting platform for websites and apps built with WordPress. WordPress has been Taylor’s platform of choice for over 5 years. He even paid his way through college by freelancing as a WordPress developer!

Josh Pollock

Josh, is the owner of, and a developer for CalderaWP, makers of fine WordPress plugins including URL Builder, the visual editor for WordPress permalinks and Caldera Forms, a drag and drop, responsive form builder. He is also a weekly contributor to Torque Magazine, and the community manager and contributing developer for Pods.

Kimberly Shivler

Kimberly (Kim) Shivler, M.Ed. has been a technical trainer and writer for over 20 years. Her business experience includes computer network and database administration, technical training and writing, project management, and web development Aside from being a serial entrepreneur, she also worked for large corporations including Tivoli, an IBM company, where she was part of the worldwide technical sales and marketing team. After surviving the tech burst in 2000, Kim decided to try something different, and in 2002, along with another friend from Tivoli, she went into the spa industry getting her aesthetician license and owning day spas and a skincare clinic.

Michael Tieso

Michael Tieso is a Developer Advocate at WooThemes. He is a representative to the developer community helping to win the hearts and minds regarding the WooCommerce platform. When he’s not online, you’ll often find him traveling around the world.

More WordCamp Tickets Added.

You asked for them, you got them. We added more tickets that are available as of August 12th, 2015. That’s today! In addition to additional tickets, we have announced all of our WordCamp Vegas 2015 Speakers and posted the WordCamp Vegas 2015 Speaker Schedule. Next week, we’re going to start introducing each speaker and their sessions.

Meet Some Speakers!

Keynote: Ben Fox of Sidekick.pro

ben-fox-sidekickpro Ben has been building a business with WordPress for three years and in that time has merged his passion for education with a love of technology. In 2012 he co-founded of FlowPress, a WordPress focused development agency as well as WPUniversity.com. His current project is the Sidekick platform which provides real-time, guided help and learning from right inside the WordPress dashboard.

Shayda Torabi of WPEngine

shayda-torabi-wp-engine-speaker Shayda Torabi is a storyteller, digital marketer, and lover of all things WordPress. From the people to the platform, she’s been using WordPress since 2004 and hasn’t looked back. Working at WP Engine as part of their Marketing team, Shayda focuses on building authentic relationships with the amazing people who make up the WordPress community. Having been to over 30 WordCamps all over the world from Sevilla to Chicago to San Francisco, one thing has remained constant, the generosity of the people of WordPress. She likes loud music, iced coffee and chronicles her life adventures through her food blog, www.DineWithShayda.com.

Steve Zehngut of Zeek Interactive

Steve Zehngut Steve founded Zeek Interactive in 1995 and he has been the creative technologist behind the Huntington Beach based company since its inception. Under his direction, Zeek has grown from an apartment bedroom to one of Southern California’s leading WordPress and mobile development shops.

Steve is the organizer of the OC WordPress Meetup and has helped build the community to over 1,300 members. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has taught interactive courses at UC Irvine, USC, the American Film Institute, and Cal State Long Beach. Steve has a BA in Film from Cal State Northridge.

Matt Cromwell of WordImpress!

Matt is Head of Support and Brand Ambassador at WordImpress.com. He and the WordImpress team also serve as WordPress Community Consultants for Media Temple.

He’s the author of many free WordPress plugins, a popular blogger at mattcromwell.com, an Admin of the Advanced WordPress Facebook group, Lead Organizer of the San Diego WordPress Meetup, and a frequent WordCamp speaker and attender.