Marc Benzakein has been working online since the mid 90s, starting as a Network Administrator for a small, independent ISP in Southern California and has been involved in almost all aspects of technology. In 2009, he started developing in WordPress, first for his own purposes and then for clients. In early 2013, he got involved with ServerPress, LLC, makers of DesktopServer, a local development tool created for WordPress designers and developers. Come hear Marc at WordCamp Omaha
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Once upon a time warp…
In a galaxy very very very, far away there lived a ruthless web developer known as… Michael Beckwith.
Michael has been on computers for as long as he can remember, heralding back to before Windows 3.x. He has been making websites on and off since the days of Angelfire. He’s been especially active since graduating Dakota State University in 2007 with a double major in Multimedia/Web Development and Graphic Design. Since then, he’s focused primarily on theme and plugin development within WordPress, making it bend in as many ways as possible. Sign up to meet someone from another galaxy, register today!
Michelle Schulp, just another great speaker Coming to WordCamp Omaha!
I suppose it was inevitable that I became a designer- I’d been drawing, painting, doodling, and making complex pictures and animations on my parents’ old computer since I was old enough to hold a pencil, paintbrush, or mouse!
Though I suppose I am what you’d consider “a creative” (the hair doesn’t give it away?) I’ve always been more fascinated by the “left-brained” problem solving aspect of design. In addition to Visual Communications, I studied Psychology and Sociology at Purdue University, in order to better understand how people interact with the world and with each other. I feel that this knowledge has given me a deeper understanding of why design principles work, and how to use them to best fit different circumstances. I am especially fascinated by Usability and User Experience, as I think that the way the user engages with a design is just as important, if not more so, than its aesthetic appearance.
I am always reading blogs about design, social media, business, and technology to keep up-to-date with the latest and greatest in my field. In addition to my piles of design books, I am an avid reader of all sorts, and I play the flute in a local community band. I love incorporating clean, yet personable design into the rest of my life. Whether decorating a room or selecting an outfit, I try to always do everything with a purpose and in a way that can communicate my own personal brand to the world.
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If you know anything about planning and marketing events, most people wait to register the week of the event. There is only one problem with that… WordCamp Omaha has already sold more then half of our tickets, and we still have over two weeks until the event! So that you don’t get left out, may we suggest you register today?
Kevin Michael Gray is the founder and owner of Approve Me Technologies and WP E-Signature, which provides a free way to legally sign documents through WordPress (without the monthly fees). Kevin has over 14 years experience in the tech industry helping companies like Google, American Express, Spotify and small to mid-sized local businesses increase their market share. Now that you’re approved, come hear Kevin speak by registering today
Joshua McNary is a marketing technologist with years of WordPress content and development experience. I mesh business strategy, technology, and corporate savvy with entrepreneurial passion to provide solutions to clients’ problems. In recent years I have done extensive work developing web-based solutions and brands for small business, non-profits, start-ups, and legacy organizations. My most valued selling point is how I work alongside of clients in an honest and ethical way to help them grow. Many of my projects have been WordPress-based. I currently manage over a dozen WordPress sites.