Speaker Spotlight: Ed Nailor

Ed Nailor
Ed Nailor
Ed Nailor has personally developed and overseen well over 200 website projects for over 100 different companies and clients. These websites have included smaller budget 2-3 page informational websites, full-fledged e-commerce websites, mobile websites and large websites with well over 100 pages of content (including budgets well into the 5 digit range).

Ed does an extensive amount of work with WordPress and has become well versed in the WordPress system. Ed can install WordPress, create WordPress themes (both parent and child themes) and write WordPress plugins. He also works with PHP, HTML, CSS and jQuery in most of his projects.

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Session: The Intimate Framework
WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Track: Developers

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Speaker Spotlight: Michael McNeill

Michael McNeill
Michael McNeill
Michael McNeill is a WordPress developer, consultant, and service provider who has worked with numerous companies ranging from the smallest startups to large corporations. He is a partner in Digital Strategy Works, a digital strategy agency focused on end-to-end digital strategy, with a focus on WordPress development, design, and maintenance.
He has worked with hundreds of clients and loves showing off what WordPress can do. During the day, Michael works for Carolina Athletics as their Student Director of Technology and Development, helping to drive engagement through technology to the Carolina Athletics brand. Between all that, Michael is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a co-organizer of the WordPress Chapel Hill Meetup.

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Session: BuddyPress: Social Networks with WordPress
WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Track: Power Users

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Sponsor Spotlight: Treehouse

Very excited to announce that Treehouse is a sponsor of WordCamp Raleigh!
Treehouse-LogoTreehouse is an online technology school changing the way people learn and build web design, development, mobile and business skills. Zac Gordon, our WordPress teacher has created a number of courses that start with the basics of how to use and build simple WordPress sites, to how to create custom themes from scratch, and even how to create WordPress plugins. Everyone who attends the WordCamp will receive a free account to try out Treehouse!

Sponsor Spotlight: Shopp Toolbox

We’re excited to announce that Shopp Toolbox will be sponsoring WordCamp Raleigh this year!


Shopp Toolbox is a collection of plugins designed to extend the functionality of the awesome Shopp e-commerce plugin for WordPress. We aim to simplify the process of running an e-commerce store for small business owners through plugins like our Shopp Quickbooks Connector. We also offer plugins to integrate with Freshbooks, a marketing plugin to keep in contact with your customers, and many more. We also provide Shopp support and custom e-commerce hosting solutions.

Sponsor Spotlight: CodePoet

We’re excited to announce that CodePoet will be sponsoring WordCamp Raleigh this year!

If you use WordPress to build things for other people, Code Poet wants to make your life easier. No matter whether you freelance on a solo basis, lead a small web shop, make plugins in a dark closet, or crack the whip at a large design firm, Code Poet’s aim is to become your go-to source of information and resources to help you expand your WordPress skills and know-how. To make you better at what you do. To make it easier to make your living and look great doing it.

You’re part of a tribe of WordPress designers and developers over 10,000 strong, spanning the entire globe. codepoet.com aims to bring the working knowledge and real world strategies of those people into one place, for you to tap into.

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Schedule published today!

We are very pleased to announce that the schedule for WordCamp Raleigh 2013 is now available on our website at https://2013.raleigh.wordcamp.org/schedule/. We have three tracks again this year with 24 great speakers presenting on a wide range of topics for beginners through to developers.

If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet visit our Registration page to signup.

Check out the hotel accommodation for those traveling from out of town. We have deals with two local hotels as well as accommodation on campus at North Carolina State University. Full details can be found on our Accommodation page but hurry because availability is limited.

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Speaker Spotlight: Julien Melissas

Julien Melissas
Julien Melissas
We’re excited to announce that Julien Melissas will be speaking at WordCamp Raleigh this year! Julien will be presenting to the Developers Track and his session will cover Advanced Custom Fields with WordPress.

Julien Melissas is a 20-year old web developer from Asheville, NC with a passion for clean, efficient code, and re-doing things until they’re just right. Julien loves to learn about new up-and-coming technologies and development workflows. While he works mainly in HTML, CSS (including preprocessors like LESS and SCSS), JS/jQuery, and PHP, Julien has dabbled in JS Frameworks and Ruby on Rails. He has been working with WordPress for almost 4 years now and has grown quite fond of it. Julien now works as a Freelancer and Independent Contractor for a few local companies, where he builds custom WordPress themes and solutions tailored to the client’s needs. Julien loves custom post types, the Roots framework, and of course, Elliot Condon’s Advanced Custom Fields plugin. Julien is also a huge supporter and user of Responsive Web Design, and specifically the Twitter Bootstrap framework, which he has presented on in the past. When Julien is not in front of the screen, people can find him making music, cooking, or out in the yard gardening with his girlfriend, Hana, and their dog, Dina.

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Session: Pushing WordPress further with Advanced Custom Fields
WordCamp Raleigh 2013 Track: Developers

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