Speakers

We have a fantastic range of varied and interesting talks coming up at WordCamp Bristol. To hear these guys speak and to be part of WordCamp Bristol get your ticket here.

Remember as well as this amazing programme of talks you get teas/coffees and lunch on each of the two days, access to the Saturday night after-party, as well as official swag and sponsor’s swag.

Carl Hughes

Freelace web developer living in Bristol. I’ve been working with WordPress since 2008. I’ve only ever spoken at local Bristol events. Twice for PHPSW (http://phpsw.uk/) and twice for Codehub Bristol (https://www.meetup.com/CodeHub-Bristol/)

Edmund Turbin

Edmund Turbin is Solutions Engineer at WP Engine, London. Over the past ten years he has built websites with content management systems and has held technical roles in media, publishing and ad tech in New York City. Edmund is passionate about front end coding, development workflow and scaling WordPress for enterprise. Edmund enjoys speaking about technology and is greatful for the opportunity to talk at thirteen events throughout Europe over the past two years. In his free time, Edmund enjoys electronic music production, snowboarding, cycling and discovering new places across the globe to explore with his family & kids. Follow him on Twitter @spicecadet.

Elliot Taylor

I’m a WordPress developer and now product owner. I’ve built my second SaaS (https://superscribe.co) on WordPress using the REST API. I’m also a co-organiser of Brighton WordCamp and WooCommerce London Meetup. I’ve given a number of talks across the country in meetups and WordCamps.

Evgenii Nasyrov

A graduate of the University of Liverpool, has worked in the industry since 2007 and is an enthusiastic, hard working developer. In my spare time, you are likely to find me skateboarding and keeping up with industry news.

Franz Vitulli

Franz works as a Product Manager at Human Made, a top-tier WordPress agency (WordPress.com VIP partner) that provides development and consultancy for large-scale sites and enterprise clients, creates awesome products online—such as Happytables, BackUpWordPress and Nomadbase—and runs its own line of events, so far based on the WP REST API and remote working. As an open source evangelist, WordPress contributor and remote working advocate, Franz loves sharing his knowledge and helping other people in the greater tech community succeed. When he’s not in front of his laptop, he’s either playing one of his bass guitars or hitting the gym. Chat with him on the Slack main WordPress team (@franz) and find him on Twitter (@franzvitulli).

Georgios Gkouvousis

A WordPress ninja, addicted to raspberries 🙂

Graham Armfield

I’m a Web Accessibility Consultant with my own company Coolfields Consulting. I work with organisations to help them improve the accessibility of their websites – by testing the websites for accessibility, and advising the designers and developers on how to fix issues found. I’m also a WordPress developer, and I’ve built many accessible WordPress websites for clients. I’m member of the Make WordPress Accessible Team and I’ve spoken on accessibility to many WordCamps and other WordPress meetups.

Jack McConnell

I’m Jack and I run Made with Fuel – a one-man design and development agency based in the center of Bath focusing on websites, online stores, and membership sites built using WordPress. I’ve been using WordPress since 2005, building all my projects with it since 2011. In 2013, I started work on a WordPress plugin called Better Notifications for WordPress and have been actively growing it since. The past year has seen the launch of an add-ons store along with a focus on more regular development of the plugin.

John Blackbourn

John is one of the core developers of WordPress, a member of the WordPress security team, and was the release lead for WordPress 4.1. He’s been working with WordPress for over twelve years and works as a senior engineer at Human Made.

Jonny Allbut

I’ve been working with WordPress since 2005, co-organise the Birmingham WordPress meetup and have presented at a number of WordCamp’s before. I have a number of Open Source projects released, including a free, Open Source theme framework (Wonderflux), a powerful responsive layout system (Flux Layout) and a few plugins for WordPress too! I now run my own agency – Wider – who specialise in bespoke, high performance WordPress websites, creative design and branding.

Josh Bedford

Hi, my name’s Josh and I love WordPress. I work as a WordPress Specialist for Illustrate Digital, one of the very few web agencies in the UK specialising in WordPress alone. Based in the beautiful bay of Cardiff, we spend our time designing and developing sites for all sorts of clients and by focussing solely on WordPress, we’ve become experts in our field. I joined Illustrate at the tail-end of 2015, working in their customer support team. Since then I’ve got stuck into learning all that I can about WordPress and development (particularly frontend). Having been a self-confessed novice back in 2015, I now spend my time at Illustrate building and maintaining websites for all sorts of industries and have also won two private clients in as many months on a freelance basis, since setting up as a freelancer in addition to the work I do with the agency.

Kayleigh Thorpe

I am a WordPress Support Specialist at 34SP.com, I have used WordPress personally and professionally for many years and I enjoy contributing to the community.

Khalid Munir

I love playing with technologies – breaking and fixing things I know nothing about is my specialty and my learning curve in life. As a Software Engineer, I have worked in countries all over the world, including working on software for the London Stock Exchange. Currently, I work for FlexiDB, a database framework for WordPress. We’ve recently used the framework to create a collaborative online mind map tool called Mind Doodle.

Lisa Freeman

I’ve been working with WordPress since 2004 so have seen it grow and change over the years! Whilst my “day job” is a web architect and UX designer for a digital agency just outside Bristol, I’m also a Director of the not-for-profit organisation The Web Guild Ltd, which is a voice for the digital industry and helps clients find the right web designer/developer for their project.

Mark Jennings

Google Analytics & Google AdWords Consultant both; advising and training clients on how to implement and use Google Analytics & Google AdWords to get the best from their marketing. Google Analytics is a tool, provided by Google, that can give business owners metrics on their website. According to Google, this platform “not only lets you measure sales and conversions, but also gives you fresh insights into how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how you can keep them coming back.” Analytics has an extensive collection of features, which can provide all the data you need to optimise your marketing efforts.

Mark Wilkinson

Mark is a developer and Co-founder of Highrise Digital, a specialist WordPress agency focusing on custom development that is built to last. Mark has been using WordPress since late 2005, all the way back to version 2.0. He is also an active member of the UK WordPress community attending meet-ups and WordCamps in the UK, as well as getting involved in organising such events.

Melin Edomwonyi

I’m a designer, currently working as design lead at Illustrate Digital in Cardiff.

Richard Hill

Rich has been an entrepreneur since 2001. For the majority of this time, he ran a software development company called Simple Answers, creating IP for clients. There were highs and lows, a few award wins, and a client who sold for an 8-figure sum. Four years ago, he started FlexiDB, a database backend that connects with a range of front ends, including WordPress.

Simon Bragg

Am on my fourth career. Started designing electronic circuits for scanning electron microscopes & voltmeters. After an MBA helped small companies develop marketing plans under the Marketing Initiative Scheme. Became an “industry analyst”, Wrote 400 page book “Ovum Evaluates ERP for Manufacturers”, and wrote articles around worked, and what didn’t in manufacturing and supply chain software. Started developing and writing content for wordpress websites in 2009.

Stefania Mattana

Stef works at Automattic as a Happiness Engineer. She helps users who need support for products mainly on the wp.org area such as VaultPress, Akismet, Jetpack and Polldaddy. WordPress evangelist, Stef is active in the International and Italian communities. When she’s not working online or lifting heavy weights, Stef either stalks dogs or ends up people on fiction. Stef has led the sponsorship and finance team of WordCamp London in 2016 and 2017. You can find Stef on Twitter @stefmattana and on Instagram as eraniapinnera

Tammie Lister

Tammie works at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. She has a varied background including psychology, design, front end development and user experience. She is a contributor to WordPress and passionate about Open Source. List of talks here: http://diaryofawebsite.com/speaking/ Slidedecks: https://speakerdeck.com/tammielis Videos: http://wordpress.tv/speakers/tammie-lister/

Tom Greenwood

A country mouse running an agency in the big city. I am the co-founder of the original London WordPress agency, Wholegrain Digital, which celebrates its 10th birthday this year. I am a designer by background and obsessed with the all things good, from open source to natural health to sustainable design.