WordCamp Sacramento Speaker Q&A: Ozzy Rodriguez

Ozzy Rodriguez

Get To Know Ozzy Rodriguez

Ozzy Rodriguez is an East Coast soul living in a West Coast world. Hailing from San Jose Ozzy is the Lead Developer at WP Site Care where he works on new project builds, digital products, and supporting customers who need a WordPress team that they can rely on. When he’s not coding you’ll find Ozzy at the ballpark, your local WordPress meetup, or catching the latest Kevin Hart flick at the local theater.

We’re thrilled Ozzy will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on Developer First Design: Make Design Great Again!

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WordCamp Sacramento Speaker Q&A: Dawn Pedersen

Dawn Pedersen

Get To Know Dawn Pedersen

Dawn Pedersen first learned a morsel of HTML in Y2K, and it was the sunrise of a beautiful love affair. Her passion for great user experience has led to a career as the webmaster (how’s that for a Throwback Thursday word?) for Sacramento City College, and as a web design teacher at Art Institute and other colleges. Her fondness for WordPress began with a little self-hosted blog in 2004, and she has been a WordCamp fanatic since 2011. She holds degrees in art and education, and is finishing another in biology. Dawn lives with her husband, son, and cat in West Sacramento.

We’re thrilled Dawn will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on Putting Content First in the Design Process!

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WordCamp Sacramento Speaker Q&A: Chris Lema

Chris Lema

Get To Know Chris Lema

Chris Lema coaches companies building commercial products in the WordPress ecosystem. He’s also a daily blogger, a public speaker, and product strategist. He helps companies leverage WordPress, and helps WordPress companies find leverage.

We’re thrilled Chris will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on Five Things You’ll Discover About Yourself As You Blog Consistently!

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WordCamp Sacramento Speaker Q&A: Jason Cosper

Jason Cosper

Get To Know Jason Cosper

Jason Cosper is currently employed as the WordPress Evangelist for WP Engine. Honestly, that’s just a fancy way of saying “I get paid to chat with people about WordPress.” Nice work if you can get it.

We’re thrilled Jason will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on Scaling WordPress With Load Testing!

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WordCamp Sacramento Speaker Q&A: Ben Byrne

Ben Byrne

Get To Know Ben Byrne

Ben Byrne is one of three cofounders of Cornershop Creative, a web services agency that plans, designs, builds and maintains websites — mostly in WordPress — for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions around the country. As Chief Creative Officer, Ben oversees most the design and development work that Cornershop does. Prior to founding Cornershop Creative in 2012, Ben worked as a front-end developer for a few different agencies, did some freelancing, and was the in-house designer and developer for a nonprofit in Massachusetts. His fluency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript have been put to good use implementing his designs on a variety of platforms and systems including WordPress and Drupal.

Ben has a BFA in Graphic Design from Iowa State University and has been working on the web professionally for about 20 years. He has presented on the difference between print and web design, web typography, WordPress widgets, high performance front-end performance optimization and other topics at various organizations and events, including several WordCamps. Last summer Ben moved from Indiana to Santa Rosa, CA with his wife, two kids, and labradoodle.

We’re thrilled Ben will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on Making Multisite Work For You!

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A Closer Look At WordPress Development

WordPress Development

Expand Your WordPress Development Horizons

WordCamp Sacramento 2016 is excited to welcome developers from across the country to deliver talks that will help you expand your development horizons, discover new tools, and mine those gold nuggets available by digging into WordPress a little bit further. Whether you’re new to WordPress development and are just starting to customize themes, or you’re a seasoned pro building custom themes from scratch, we’ve got 14 sessions that will help you improve your development skills and projects.

Spread over two days, you’ll find sessions on topics ranging from performance and load testing, to BuddyPress and multisite, to local development and debugging, to theme development and working with the customizer — and we’ve worked hard to make sure that very few of the development sessions are at the same time, so you can attend almost all of them!

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WordCamp Sacramento Speaker Q&A: Anca Mosoiu

Anca Mosoiu

Get To Know Anca Mosoiu

Anca Mosoiu is the founder of Tech Liminal, where people with various skills and backgrounds come together to learn and build using technology. She is a programmer and consultant who enjoys complex, large-scale technology projects, where her curiosity and ability to translate between technical and non-technical helps teams get things done. Her enterprise clients include the Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Cisco Systems, Nike and Sony.

Anca graduated from MIT, where she studied computer science.

We’re thrilled Anca will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on WordPress and the Enterprise!

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WordCamp Sacramento Speaker Q&A: Justin Busa

Justin Busa

Get To Know Justin Busa

Justin Busa is a developer and co-founder at FastLine Media, the parent company behind Beaver Builder. Prior to the success of Beaver Builder, FastLine Media specialized in a range of digital services for clients all over the world.

We’re thrilled Justin will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on Developing Custom Beaver Builder Content For Themes And Clients!

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Pull Up A Chair For Sessions On Design, Content, And Blogging

Design and Content Sessions

Non-Developers Welcome

When I ask other local industry folks and WordPress users around Sacramento why they aren’t planning on coming to WordCamp or why they don’t attended the monthly Sacramento WordPress meetup, the answer is often the same: “But I’m not a developer.”

I don’t know where the idea that everything at the monthly meetup or at WordCamp is only for developers came from. But I do know that it’s simply not true.

WordCamp Sacramento and the monthly meetup is for WordPress users of all skill levels and all types!

We have NINE sessions for designers, copywriters, strategists, bloggers, and business owners, as well as developers. This year we’ve got talks on content creation best practices, a content-first design process, and daily blogging. We’ve got sessions on theme design, podcasting, leveraging the Yoast SEO plugin, and more.

Plus, we have SEVEN business-focused sessions on topics like project management, pricing your web projects, leveraging partnerships, growing an agency and finding the right tools for your WordPress workflow.

You can check out the complete two-day schedule to make a plan for which sessions you want to attend and see the specific sessions for non-developers below:

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WordCamp Sessions That Will Help You Get Down To Business

Business of WordPress

Yes, WordCamp will have a lot of sessions all focused on development, design, and content for WordPress users of all skill levels. But your organizing team, over the past year, has also fielded quite a few requests for businesses-focused sessions that will give you tips and tricks to do better business.

If you’re a business owner, freelancer, entrepreneur, agency owner, or even in charge of an in-house team, WordCamp Sacramento has a variety of sessions that get right down to business — the business of WordPress.

From project management and pricing your projects, to leveraging partnerships and growing an agency, to the right tools for the job, we’re got you covered with speakers that will be sharing their business experience and insights with you throughout the two-day schedule.

Business-Related Sessions

Here are the business-focused sessions you can look forward to:

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