Alex Ruaux

As a recent convert to freelance web design and development at Molecularcode, Alex now uses WordPress to create fun and interesting websites, frequently perusing the WordPress Plugin repository in search of those little nuggets of gold. Having been so well supported by the WordPress community at the beginning of her new career, she enjoys sharing the knowledge she has acquired with other people passionate about populating the web with clean, functional websites. Alex is also a huge 3D Printing enthusiast and enjoys sharing her love of the technology with anyone who will listen. @molecularcode

Alexandre Simard

Spécialiste WordPress indépendant depuis 2009, Alexandre est associé-fondateur chez Desaulniers Simard, firme de conseil, formation et développement. Il a été conférencier à (presque) toutes les éditions de WordCamp Montréal. @Desa_Simard

Andrea Bishop

Andrea worked for a software company for 11 years doing web design, software education, and technical documentation. Her patience and persistence with technical support lead to opportunities to appear on PBS over 80 times and write software manuals. She started blogging in 2004 and switched to WordPress in 2008. Now Andrea supports the users of WordPress.com for Automattic and puts all those skills to work. She is hopelessly addicted to her phone and a good dirty chai. @andrealee_b

Belinda Darcey

Born inside a ring of volcanoes, and raised by a pair of entrepreneurs, Belinda is always up for a challenge and lives by the motto: “How hard can it be?” Naturally, she ended up in tech.

As the owner of Dolce Design for the past 15 years, she has worn more hats than Lady Gaga: art director, graphic designer, illustrator, copywriter, front-end developer, international rights’ negotiator and handler of nervous clients. She currently directs a remote team of freelance talent, creating websites and branding on a variety of platforms. Her first book, The Princess Guide To Rome, was recently published using Montreal’s own WP-based platform, PressBooks. @belindadarcey

Brian Rotsztein

As an experienced Internet marketing entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and author, Brian has spent much of the last 17 years helping companies excel online. He’s the head of well-established brands such as Uniseo (a boutique Internet marketing agency) and RedstoneX.com (a web design and online marketing company), where he brings a hype-free, seasoned approach to working with clients. You may have caught his appearances on CTV News or local radio shows. He writes about SEO, content marketing, social media, business, and entrepreneurship, among other topics. His work has been used by USA Today, ABC News, Social Media Today, Search Engine Journal, Business 2 Community, and other prominent sources. Brian holds two Master’s degrees, has taught university courses, and provides training services on topics such as SEO, content marketing, and social media. His love affair with WordPress began in 2005 when he started with version 1.6! Visit www.rotsztein.com and connect with him on Twitter: @brianrotsztein

Charles St-Pierre

Intégrateur et programmeur WordPress depuis la version 2.8, j’ai développé une expertise dans la conception d’extensions simples de gestion de contenus variés, l’accessibilité pour les personnes handicapées, et une obsession maladive sur la représentation linguistiquement correcte des informations reliées à ces contenus. J’ai contribué à plusieurs extensions publiques, principalement en ce qui a trait à leur internationalisation et à leur compatibilité avec WPML.

Dan Levy

Dan is a Montreal-based blogger and editor currently working as Content Strategist at Unbounce, the cloud-based landing page builder for marketers. As part of his duties, he manages and edits Unbounce’s WordPress-based blog, which receives roughly 125,000 unique visitors per month. Previously he served as founding editor of Sparksheet, another WordPress-based blog published by the global content marketing agency Spafax. During his tenure there he won more than 40 industry awards, including three Webby Honors, seven Folio magazine awards and a record 24 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. He’s spoken at multiple conferences, including 140conf in New York City, Dx3 Canada in Toronto and the APEX Expo in Lisbon. @danjl

David Bird

A content marketer at heart, David understands that good content starts with knowing the audience. He blends what people say (customer conversations) with what customers do (website data) to help WordPress site owners build smart more attractive content. David has contagious passion for helping others use website data to guide their content development, their marketing programs and to make better decisions. Recently he has been involved in upgrading businesses to Google’s new Universal Analytics and installing Google Tag Manager. He is the owner of Bird’s Eye Marketing. @d8vidbird

Denise Williams

Denise Williams has been working with digital content tools for more than 15 years, producing websites and print publications from alt-weekly newspapers (like the Santa Barbara Independent) to luxury custom publications (like Mercedes-Benz) to iOS Newsstand magazines (like Reader’s Digest). Now at Automattic, she works directly with software and users to spread Jetpack plugin love and learning. @lettergrade

Elida Arrizza

Elida is slightly obsessed with creating delightful user experiences and determining the best way to do just about anything. She has 15 years’ experience spanning commercial photography, digital media, design, fine arts and teaching. By day, Elida is a UX Designer at Sid Lee, an acclaimed creative agency based in Montreal. By night, she enjoys sampling fine liquids such as new world wines, craft beers and gourmet balsamics. @elida_ca

Élise Desaulniers

J’ai redécouvert le plaisir d’écrire avec WordPress en 2009. Depuis, je suis formatrice WordPress et j’ai aussi développé des dizaines de sites dont plusieurs boutiques en-ligne. Je suis aussi l’auteure de deux essais sur les questions éthiques liées à l’alimentation et je suis une des co-instigatrices du manifeste Les animaux ne sont pas des choses qui vise à faire évoluer le Code civil du Québec pour reconnaître le statut juridique des animaux. @edesaulniers

Jean-Francois Arseneault

Jean-François dirige une agence de développement WordPress, gère ses propres serveurs web depuis plusieurs années et possède plus de 20 ans d’expérience en TI, dont 10 ans en architecture web.

Quand il n’est pas en train de travailler sur WordPress ou peaufiner ses serveurs, il aime se faire croire qu’il fait du jogging et mange ‘santé’… @jfarsen

Joey Kudish

Joey is a Partnerships Engineer at Automattic, where he work on partnerships, third party integrations, APIs and other projects for WordPress.com & Jetpack. He’s a contributor to several open-source projects including WordPress.org plugins and WordPress core. He’s originally from Montreal, now based in Vancouver though most recently a bit of nomadic world traveller. @jkudish

Jonathan Bardo

Je suis un développeur web ayant une vaste expérience en technologies web back-end et qui se spécialise majoritairement dans les systèmes de gestion de contenu open source tel que WordPress et Drupal. Au fil des années, j’ai eu la chance de travailler avec plusieurs grandes entreprises tel que Fox Digital Broadcasting (Fox.com), Rogers Digital Media, Lassonde (Oasis) ainsi qu’Educaloi.@jonathanbardo

Jonathan Buttigieg

Jonathan Buttigieg est spécialiste WordPress et dirigeant de WP Media, société éditrice du plugin WP Rocket.

Il partage sa passion pour ce CMS sur son blog GeekPress.fr et il est organisateur des Meetups WordPress de Lyon.

Jonathan est également pigiste pour les hors-série du magazine « Web Design », co-auteur du livre « Savoir tout faire pour le web : PHP/MySQL » et auteur du « mémento WordPress ». Ce dernier est un aide mémoire destiné à aider les développeurs WordPress en leur permettant d’avoir toutes les fonctions et les API essentielles sous la main. @GeekPressFR

Jonathan Perlman

Jonathan Perlman’s beginnings with WordPress started out as a sideline to his 9 – 5, Monday to Friday job at Dawson College. He wanted to give his client the ability to update content at their leisure. Not knowing anything about WordPress, he took to Google and figured things out. After 4 years, he is still learning new things about WordPress and always strives to do better.

When not thinking about or writing code, he can be found teaching adults the ins and outs of Microsoft Office. @jpurpleman

Joseph Karr O’Connor

Joseph Karr O’Connor lives in Santa Monica, California. When Section 508 came into effect in 1999 he began directing teams doing accessible UX on web environments for pasadena.edu and for csun.edu.

Joe has been directing WordPress development in support of higher education, research, and university news since 2005. In 2012 he organized the Meetup group Los Angeles Accessibility and Inclusive Design.

Now leading Cities, a world-wide effort to build free accessible WordPress themes and plugins, Joe also contributes to Make WordPress Accessible as the WordPress Accessibility Team Leader and asks you to get involved. @AccessibleJoe

Julie Cloutier

Julie Cloutier is a Web/Graphic designer with 15 years of experience. She founded JC design in 2004. Since 2011, she has been building WordPress websites using the Thesis theme. Aside from her work, she has a passion for trail running. @jcloutierdesign

Julio Potier

Julio Potier est un français de 34 ans, Consultant en Sécurité Web & Expert WordPress, CEO chez WP Media les createurs du récent plugin de Cache “WP Rocket”.

En tant qu’expert, il réalise tous les jours des plugins et fait des dévelopements spécifiques sur WordPress, et ne travaille QUE avec WordPress, car il le peut et il le veut !

Il a aussi été conférencier aux WordCamps Paris 2011, Paris 2013, Paris 2014, et le sera à Nantes en novembre 2014).

La conférence technique traitera des données transitoires (les transients) et sera donnée en français. @boiteaweb

Kathryn Presner

Kathryn thrives on helping people get the most out of WordPress. After a career designing and building websites for clients, she joined Automattic as a Happiness Engineer in 2012 and is currently a member of the Theme Team, where she help folks with all types of theme-related issues on both WordPress.com and self-hosted sites. She enjoys spreading her passion for WordPress at WordCamps, Girl Geeks, Ladies Learning Code, and other grassroots events. Non-WordPress hours are spent collecting vintage Pyrex mixing bowls, growing organic garlic, and cavorting with her four felines. @zoonini

Kaylynne Johnson

Kaylynne est une designer graphique et intégratrice web (la prog c’est ben cool, mais pas fait pour elle) qui habite au bord de la rivière. Elle a monté plus d’une vingtaine de sites dans WordPress au cours des 3 dernières années en plus de son propre site. Elle est éditrice, gestionnaire de contenu et auteure pour le blogue collaboratif “Le Tiroir d’en Bas”. Elle aime le jogging, dessiner et lire des BD, manger des sushis, mettre des photos de bouffe sur Instagram et prendre des selfies avec sa fille. @Petite_Kay

Kirk Wight

Kirk works at Automattic, the makers of WordPress.com, as a theme developer and designer. A former Montrealer, he now lives in Vancouver, BC, and co-organizes WordCamp Vancouver. He’s a lover, not a fighter. @kwight

Lara Schenck

Lara (not Laura) is a freelance instructor, designer and front-end developer in New York City. She specializes in 1-on-1 and small group instruction in WordPress and front-end development, and loves using metaphors to explain technical concepts to her students. In addition to all things web, Lara is into coffee (of course), skiing, and coworking. @laras126

Liesl Barrell

Liesl is an agency vet who recently morphed into a savvy SaaS biz dev machine. She now fields partnership and growth opportunities for Unbounce, the landing page builder that helps digital marketers focus on marketing. In her spare time, she enjoys writing in fabulous WordPress-powered corners of The Internetz and is part of the Montreal Girl Geeks team, running free monthly networking events for local women in tech. Liesl is also on the board of the YES Montreal WIT program and has been known to rock a moustache for Movember :{) You can connect with her on LinkedIn, Twitter or in real life (if there is such a thing…) @lieslbarrell

Luca Sartoni

Luca Sartoni is a media professional with more than a decade of technical and marketing background. Thanks to his extensive experience in different business environments, from SMEs to large corporate projects, Luca helps companies scale up their business adopting data driven strategies. He does not believe in Santa Claus, magical spells and everything that is not backed up by facts. Luca is a Growth Engineer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com.

In addition to his consulting background, Luca is a well renowned blogger and a speaker in the online communications industry. @lucasartoni

Mathieu Gauthier-Pilote

Mathieu Gauthier-Pilote est consultant en informatique libre à son compte. Depuis 2011, il est chargé des projets numériques à la Fondation Lionel-Groulx, un organisme de bienfaisance qui se consacre à la promotion de l’histoire du Québec. Membre de FACIL depuis sa fondation en 2003, il siège sur son conseil d’administration depuis 2012. Il a écrit quelques articles, mémoires et autres documents sur l’informatique libre.

Matt Wiebe

I’m a design engineer for WordPress.com where I’ve worked extensively with the Customizer for our Custom Design upgrade. @mattwiebe

Maxime Jobin

Maxime Jobin est un entrepreneur passionné de WordPress. Actif dans la communauté WordPress Montréal, il contribue notamment à propager son utilisation en répondant aux questions des membres, en développant divers outils et en enseignant son savoir au niveau collégial et universitaire. @maximejobin

Meagan Hanes

Meagan Hanes is a designer of digital things, photographer, blogger and all around creative gal living in Ottawa. Thorough her company Love Digimedia, she enjoys creating easy-to-use websites and technology solutions for artists, entrepreneurs and other creatives around the world. When not giving back to the community, you’ll find her behind a laptop or smartphone screen. @mhanes

Michael Corkum

Mike Corkum is seasoned web developer with over 14 years of experience. Currently, he works at Carleton University where he and a small team manage 250+ WordPress sites. When he’s not up to his neck in code or banging his head against his desk, he enjoys playing music and jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. @mikecorkum

Michal Bluma

Michal écrit de balises HTML depuis plus d’une décennie. Après avoir fait plusieurs détours par des emplois en bureautique ou des incursions dans l’univers du 3D et de la post-production, il a enfin les deux pieds dans le monde du développement web à temps plein.

Michal aime les métaphores et les analogies. (Il aime aussi les jeux de mots et les jokes de mon’onc’)
Il est toujours à la recherche de nouvelles façons de simplifier l’explication de concepts plus avancés à n’importe qui sans leur donner un mal de tête.

Quand il n’est pas devant un écran… Oublions ça. Il est pas mal toujours devant un écran. Généralement, pas besoin d’aller voir beaucoup plus loin que le groupe WPMTL ou @isotrope sur Twitter pour le trouver.

Miguel Lezama

Autour du web depuis que les premiers modems sont arrivés en Uruguay, Miguel travaille avec les communautés de logiciels libres depuis plus de 10 ans. Développeur Web et Expert WordPress, il travaille actuellement en tant qu’ingénieur Jetpack chez Automattic. @pelequie

Mo Jangda

I tinker with code at Automattic and WordPress.com. I like ice cream and other sugary things. @mjangda

Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten is a staff author with lynda.com where he focuses on WordPress, standards-based code, and front-end web development. He is also the director of Pink & Yellow Media Inc., a Burnaby, B.C. based design and development agency specializing in WordPress. Morten is an active member of the WordPress community and a co-organizer of the Vancouver WordPress Meetup Group as well as several previous WordCamps. He writes about WordPress and web design on his blog at mor10.com, at the lynda.com Article Centre, at the MediaTemple Blog, and elsewhere on the web.

The presentation proposed here will be based on his work with the Simone theme and his contributions to the _s starter theme. @mor10

Richard Archambault

Richard loves the web and really loves WordPress. After attending his first WordCamp Montreal in 2010, he was hooked! Now a Happiness Engineer with Automattic, Richard wants to help spread the WordPress goodness to anyone else who’s interested in the web. When he’s not tinkering with his sites, he loves going to Mexico to eat spicy tacos and ride around on the metro! You can find online as @richardmtl.

Rick Radko

Rick Radko has been creating web sites and applications since 1996. He launched his first WordPress site in 2008. Rick is at home coding plugins, designing custom themes, building multilingual sites and teaching others to do all of those. His involvement in the WordPress community began when he became a co-founder of the Ottawa WordPress Meetup Group and spoke at WordCamp Toronto around the same time in 2011. Since then he has been a repeat presenter at WordCamps Toronto and Montréal, and launched WordCamp Ottawa in 2013.  Rick is the founder of R-Cubed Design Forge, where he develops and designs web sites and applications using open source software. @r3designforge

sarah semark

Sarah runs a one-woman design and development shop, specializing in custom WordPress sites. Armed with a lightweight laptop and a surprisingly lightweight suitcase, she works from all over the world. You can usually find her tapping away anywhere there’s a power outlet—from ramshackle Soviet sleeper trains to a hut in the Amazon.

She still uses Photoshop too much, but she’s trying to give it up. @sarahsemark

Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith is the founder of Café Noir Design, a boutique Montreal web design company specializing in multilingual web development. She builds beautiful, functional websites that her clients can update themselves and that are easy for search engines to find. She support things like making the web accessible for everyone, using open source software, helping organizations find greener more sustainable ways to operate through online technology and helping non-profits with online community organizing. Also sewist and mother of four. @cafenoirdesign

Stéphane Boisvert

(Conférencier francophone. Texte en français à venir.)

Stéphane works for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com as a VIP Engineer helping sites stay secure and optimized. He was formerly senior advisor for the Federal Liberal party for 4 years leading the party growth in online data acquisitions and donations. @stephboisvert

Tippi Thole

Tippi Thole is an art director, designer and photographer with 15 years of experience as a visual journalist at American newspapers and magazines. She’s now a Canadian resident and the happy owner of Bright Spot Studio where she does brand, print and web design for freelancers and small businesses around the world. When she’s not helping clients, you’ll find her catching frogs with her young son or salsa dancing with Montreal salseros. @tippithole

Yannick Lefebvre

Yannick Lefebvre is an author and plugin developer who has released eight projects to the official WordPress repository to this day. His book, WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook, is available from Packt Publishing. His first creation, Link Library, has been used on WordPress sites around the world. With a background in Computer Science, he started writing plugins for his own WordPress site in 2004 and quickly started sharing his creations with the community. You can find out more about him and his plugins on
his blog, Yannick’s Corner. @ylefebvre

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