Sponsor Spotlight: Bull City Coworking

Bull-City-Coworking-logoWe’re very happy to announce that Bull City Coworking will be sponsoring WordCamp Raleigh 2013! Bull City Coworking is a shared office space serving a growing community of independent and creative professionals in the heart of downtown Durham’s Brightleaf District.

Across the country and around the world, coworking is changing how the modern mobile workforce gets stuff done. At Bull City Coworking, you will enjoy the company of a growing community of telecommuters, freelancers, writers, startups and more. Everyone is working on their own stuff, but we do it together, and we are better off for it.

Speaker Spotlight: Alicia Duffy

Alicia Duffy

Alicia Duffy


Alicia Duffy will be presenting at WordCamp Raleigh 2013! Her session will be for the Developers and will cover how to make responsive maps in WordPress.

Alicia Duffy has been a web designer/front-end dev for about 5 years and works at PETA in Norfolk, VA. PETA is in the process of transitioning a lot of our sites from .Net to WordPress and they are big fans of the platform. Alicia is presenting with her coworker Ben Bond, who is a PHP developer. They will share a mapping technique they came up with recently for a college vegan dining options website.

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Session: Making Responsive Maps in WordPress
WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Track: Developers

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Speaker Spotlight: Zac Gordon

Zac Gordon

Zac Gordon


We’re happy to announce that Zac Gordon will be speaking at WordCamp Raleigh! Zac will be presenting to the Power Users and his session will cover the process of learning web design and development using WordPress.

Zac Gordon has a background teaching web design, development and WordPress at levels from middle schools, high schools, colleges and Universities. Today he teaches WordPress at Treehouse, the online technology school.

Zac also owns a web design company that specializes in $975 WordPress sites for small business owners

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Session: How to Learn Web Design and Development Using WordPress
WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Track: Power Users

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Speaker Spotlight: Brett Bumeter

Brett Bumeter

Brett Bumeter


We’re very pleased to introduce Brett Bumeter as one of our speakers for WordCamp Raleigh. Brett’s session will be about adding drag and drop functionality to any theme and he’ll be presenting to the Power Users track.

Brett Bumeter is a corporate whistle blower, writer, blogger, videographer and WordPress developer for small businesses, artists and non profits.

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Session: Tools that Add Drag & Drop Design in Any Theme
WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Track: Power Users

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Speaker Spotlight: Heather Curtis

Heather Curtis

Heather Curtis


We’re very happy to introduce Heather Curtis as one of our WordCamp Raleigh 2013 speakers! Heather will be presenting to the Users track and her session will cover teaching clients how to use WordPress.

Heather Curtis is the Associate Marketing Director at TheeDesign Studio in Raleigh. She works directly with web design clients to help them achieve their online marketing goals. While not a developer herself, she has nearly a decade of experience in training customers of all skill levels how to use custom web platforms and routinely serves as a translator for dev talk to layman terms.

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Session: Teach Me WordPress: How to Train Your Clients
WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Track: Users

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Speaker Spotlight: Steve Mortiboy

Steve has 25 years of management and service delivery experience. He started his career in the British Ministry of Defense working for the Army Department, and for the past 15 years he has managed large projects and enterprise clients with a drive to provide the best customer service. After 3+ years with Semper Fi Web Design, Steve has become an SEO expert and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience during his session at WordCamp. Steve spends his spare time trying to become an expert grill chef and working on his souther drawl, though the latter is coming along pretty slowly.

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Session: SEO for Content Authors
WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Track: Users

Speaker Spotlight: Adam Sewell

Adam Sewell

Adam Sewell

Adam Sewell is a wearer of many hats – a father, husband, entrepreneur. Most of his time is spent with his IT support company, MyGeek Technologies, and then split among his other projects, which include Shopp Toolbox, which develops and consults for e-commerce sites based on the WordPress plugin Shopp, and tinyElk Studios, a full fledged WordPress development and design firm. Adam is also the organizer of the Salisbury WordPress Meetup group.

Ironically, Adam rarely wears an actual hat.

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Session: Beyond SEO: Alternative methods of promoting your WordPress web store
WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Track: Users

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Speaker Spotlight: Peter Baylies

Peter Baylies

Peter Baylies

Peter has always been a programmer, a childhood hobby that led to a career that suits him perfectly. Peter started work as a web developer using PHP and MySQL until he found WordPress and decided to stick with it. Peter graduated from NC State University so this WordCamp will be a fun homecoming for him! He also wears a pretty awesome watch, ask him about it.

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Session: Speed up that site: A Guide to Caching Plugins
WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Track: Users

Speaker Spotlight: Alisa Herr

Alisa Herr

Alisa Herr

Alisa Herr is the head of the development team at Cuberis. As a programmer she loves the magic of weaving together websites with nothing but a string of characters. She leads her team to define technical solutions that solve business problems and to build websites people want to interact with. She has been coding since 1996 and pushing WordPress beyond its limits since 2009. She’s coded 100+ WordPress sites and they’re all different.

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Session: Jailbreaking WordPress: That’s what you’re supposed to do
WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Track: Power Users

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