We’re thrilled to introduce another round of fantastic WordCamp NOLA speakers! Don’t forget to buy your ticket, if you haven’t already!
Burke has been working with WordPress since version 1.5, starting in 2005. He is the owner of Point Clear Media, LLC, a consultancy that specializes in WordPress, multimedia, user experience, and, eLearning. He has been a full-time professor at Loyola University New Orleans where he taught WordPress development to students in the Department of Music Industry Studies. He is currently a UX/UI software engineer for General Dynamics Information Technology as well as a semi-professional singer/songwriter.
Topic: Hardening WordPress Security
We’re excited to have a panel discussion about WordPress for Revenue.
Shercole King, moderator
Shercole King serves as the Homeless Management Information Systems Administrator for VIA LINK. As Administrator, Shercole works with homeless programs on data quality and human services software user experiences for the Greater New Orleans region. Today in addition to her work with the homeless community, she has devoted her time to bringing technological resources to the youth in underserved communities in the area. She serves as founder of The Creative Impulse, which plans to focus on bridging the gap between technology and the arts. She is also Co-Founder of Teens for Tech, which is a program solely focused on bringing technology to youth. The program most notable is Teen Tech Day, a one-day conference, in its sixth year, which has gone from serving 15 to over 60 students each year.
Wendy Dolan, panelist
Wendy Dolan is the founder of Get Online NOLA, a community minded company that provides affordable websites, e-commerce, branding and marketing to small businesses and nonprofits.
Before starting Get Online NOLA, Wendy worked with top brands such as Nike, Dannon, and Dr Pepper, but she feels most at home helping small to medium sized businesses develop their brands and establish a strong online presence.
Wendy has been building WordPress websites since 2008, and teaches regular workshops to help business owners make the most of the internet. She is on the board of New Orleans Women in Technology (WIT), an active member of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), and was named one of Silicon Bayou’s 100 Top People in Tech and Entrepreneurship in 2014 and 2015.
Alex Geriner, panelist
Born out of a love for design and New Orleans’ soulful architecture, Doorman Designs was founded by Alex Geriner in 2011. The mission was clear – design and craft unique furnishings that evoke a sense of place and tell a story, while giving centuries old materials a new life. Alex and his small team of trained craftsmen have developed a line of furnishings that are designed, built and sourced from materials throughout the Gulf South. Alex handpicks cypress, poplar, fir, ash, pine, and wrought iron from contractors and demolition crews who no longer have a use for them.
Mallory Whitfield, panelist
Mallory Whitfield has been blogging since 2006 at MissMalaprop.com and using WordPress since 2004. Throughout her journey as a creative entrepreneur, Mallory has worn many hats, including blogger, visual artist, upcycled clothing creator, performance artist, jewelry designer, craft show vendor, creative strategist, speaker, teacher and consultant to other small business owners. By day, she specializes in SEO and content marketing as Content Analyst at FSC Interactive, a leading digital marketing agency in New Orleans.
Mallory will also be presenting the topic Content Hacking, FTW! [Grow Your Online Traffic with Epic Content]
Michele hails from the beautiful Southern Illinois and is the SLA Lead ensuring a five star support experience at Valet.io. Michele is also the Support Guru for Give, the donation platform exculisivly for WordPress. During the evenings she is a WordPress instructor for John A Logan College. In Her free time she is the Lead Organizer for the Southern Illinois WordPress Meetup, loves traveling with her family, enjoys reading, and a lover of fine food and drink.
Topic: Jetpack All The Things
Stay tuned for more speakers and topics!