Final round of speakers for WordCamp NOLA!

Rounding out the speakers for WordCamp NOLA are this fantastic lineup. Don’t forget to get your ticket, if you haven’t already! You won’t want to miss these talks!


Jonathan Bailey

Jonathan Bailey is a copyright and plagiarism consultant and owner of CopyByte who spends his time tracking content on the Web, dealing with plagiarism/infringement and helping clients devise productive strategies regarding their work. He is also the blogger at Plagiarism Today and blogs there about copyright and plagiarism matters. Jonathan is a non-lawyer copyright and plagiarism expert and approaches this from the perspective someone who works with various organizations that represent content creators. He approaches this as someone who has seen the aftermath of widespread content misuse and understands the need for greater protection of original work.

Topic: Protecting Your Content: Stopping Scrapers, Spammers and Plagiarists

Carolyn Sonnek

Carolyn has been an avid user of WordPress since 2005. She also makes a mean tater tot hotdish. These two things are not related, but both impressive. She currently lives in the Minneapolis, MN area and loves all sorts of outdoor activities. She works as a Happiness Rocketeer for Automattic, the company that makes and plugins such as Jetpack, Akismet, and VaultPress.

Topic: We Can’t Read Your Mind: How To Find Help For Your WordPress Problems

Douglas Thomas

Douglas Thomas is the Interactive Manager at The Marketing Center for Disability Law Practices, a niche legal marketing firm. Over the past five years, he’s designed and implemented code, strategy, creative, and post-project analysis of multi-threaded lead-generating search and social campaigns across niches. Managing a team of online marketers, Doug takes his team and clients to the next level with full stack strategy and real-world development experience.

Topic: WordPress Code Snippets to Jump-Start Your On-Site SEO

Eli Silverman

Eli Silverman is the founder of Caliper, a branding, web design, and development shop that opened in 2008 when Eli moved from New York to New Orleans. Caliper works with businesses to establish strong brands and fluid workflows – Eli builds websites, designs for both screen and print, creates web-based software and business tools, and offers creative direction for digital and physical design projects. Caliper often works with top restaurants in New Orleans but serves clients in other industries and cities, as well.

Topic: Beyond FTP: Moving to a Faster and Safer Deployment Workflow with Grunt and the WP-CLI tools


Frederick Meyer

With his partner David Hayes, Frederick is the co-executive editor of WPShout, which offers weekly WordPress technical tutorials. They recently released an online learning package, Up and Running (, that aims to make learning WordPress development clear, logical, and quick.

They also operate a boutique agency, Press Up ( that services all kinds of web development needs, and specializes in WordPress projects.

Topic: Creating In-Browser Mockups for Fun and Profit

Gregory Schultz

Member of NOLA WordPress meetup, writes for, podcasts at 9 years of WordPress experience.

Topic: Podcasting and WordPress: how to use WordPress for your podcast