Announcing our first group of WordCamp NOLA speakers!

We’re thrilled to announce our first group of speakers that will be presenting at WordCamp NOLA on August 13. If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, you can get it here.


Anthony D. Paul

Anthony helps build great digital experiences and software through usability research, IA concepts, and prototypes. Outside the office, you’ll find him spread across regional meetups and conferences—evangelizing IA/UX, accessibility, and a variety of open source dev projects. When he’s not doing responsible adult things, he grows the world’s hottest chili peppers and bottles his own hot sauce. He’d divulge something funny from him past, but these days the Internet does a better job of surfacing our embarrassing moments; find him anywhere by Googling “anthonydpaul”.

Topic: Bringing Order to a Content Hoarder (an Information Architecture primer)

Myndee Corkern

Myndee is a 36 year old writer and Social Media Manager. She has been married for 11 years and is a mother to three young children. She started blogging in 2008 as a way to connect with others and chronicle her journey into motherhood. In 2013, she joined the New Orleans Moms Blog as a contributor and quickly began working as their Social Media Strategist. She has worked with local and national brands on social media and blog campaigns, with both on and offline components.

Topic: Using Social Media to Grow your Blog

Jess Planck

Jess has been creatively building websites for over 20 years using open source and whatever works. His background is graphic design and fine arts with a large dose of trial by fire training experiences.

Topic: 10 years of using WordPress at Nicholls State University

Nathan Allotey

Nathan is a web designer and digital marketing consultant based in Houston, TX. He first started working with WordPress in 2009 after taking a position at one of the leading web hosting companies in Houston. Since that time he founded inPhocus Media, a web design studio that uses WordPress as a part of their digital marketing strategy.

He is the author of Freelance Jumpstart, an online resource to help freelancers and creative entrepreneurs reach success in their business and avoid common pitfalls.

You can find Nathan teaching on business and digital marketing on his weekly podcast at

Topic: The Price is…Wrong

Luca Sartoni

Luca is a Growth Engineer at Automattic / He is active in the international WordPress Community, co-organizer of WordCamp Europe 2016, co-editor on

Topic: How Photoblogging Daily for a Year Made Me a Better Photographer

Stay tuned for more speaker announcements in the coming days!