Chloe Markham: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

Ladies and gentlemen, our final speaker announcement for WordCamp 2017! Give a strong welcome to Chloe Markham, a User Experience Designer at Gallup!

Chloe works primarily in mobile app design and Enterprise UI design. When she is not working at Gallup she teaches part-time at Metropolitan Community College.

Make sure to attend the Sunday sessions so you don’t miss Chloe’s talk on how to design better, faster, and stronger!

Design Better, Faster, & Stronger

Jim Wolf: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

What better way to learn more about WordPress than from a teacher. Introducing an amazing local teacher, Jim Wolf! 

He is a member of the full-time faculty in the Design, Interactivity & Media Arts program at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE. He teaches a range of courses in the graphic design and web design degrees. Prior to teaching, he worked in Chicago as a designer and account manager for a design studio.

Jim will be speaking on the basics of setting up an online store using WooCommerce.

Read more about Jim’s session!
E-Commerce Basics

Amy Ebbeka: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

Amy Ebbeka, co-owner of Ebbeka Design Co. in Lincoln, is our next speaker announcement!

With a passion for helping clients succeed, Amy and her team has built hundreds of WordPress websites for clients over the past 16 years of business. Amy has tons of ideas and is fearless in finding ways to carry them out to the great benefit of her clients.

Make sure to attend our Sunday sessions to hear Amy talk about how Ebbeka Design has incorporated using the Divi Theme. Their team and clients love it, so come find out why!

Read more about Amy’s session!
WordPress + Divi = LOVE

Stacy Carlson: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

WordCamp Omaha 2017 is almost upon us! Welcome Stacy Carlson as our next speaker, giving a talk on workflows for agencies and freelancers.

Stacy Carlson started out as an accidental entrepreneur when she created a website for her hobby, digital scrapbooking, that ended up turning into an active community and eCommerce platform for over 70,000 avid digital scrapbooking fans. This was back in 2005 and it is no longer an accident that she continues to play in the entrepreneurship space.  She is a 2014 Alumni of the InMotion Accelerator and she is currently a co-facilitator of nMotion’s pre-incubator program, Prelaunch, which helps entrepreneurs validate their early business ideas through customer development and validated learning. Her nerdy passion though, is systems and processes and the workflows that are built around them.

Read more about Stacy’s session!
Workflows for Agencies and Freelancers

Rob Ruiz: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

We are starting to wrap up our speaker schedule, but still great content coming your way! Introducing Rob Ruiz, who will be giving two different talks this year! Rob is also one of the lead organizers for WordCamp Omaha this year.

He has been doing web design/development for over 10 years now and a WordPress user for four years. He’s been developing plugins and themes for a little over three years now. Rob also does a lot of graphic design, UI/UX design, and teaching. Rob has spent the last 2 years working on an extremely customized WordPress site, High School Impressions, that features around 7 custom plugins. The plugins needed to achieve desired functionality for the online business range from advanced custom post types to larger plugin-based mods for Woocommerce.

Read more about Rob’s presentations:
The Next Generation of WP AJAX
Theme Casting

Ben Moore: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

Our next speaker has 4 years of experience working for one of the more well-known companies involved with WordPress, WP Engine, as a Customer Experience Operations Business Intelligence Developer.

Ben is also the Founder, Owner, and Operator of SkyPress, a WP Consulting company; and is currently developing the WAR Framework ( ): a solution for creating Web Applications with WordPress.

The goal of his talk is to have you start considering WordPress as more than just a CMS, but an entire Framework capable of producing anything we can imagine when partnered with JavaScript and the Rest API.

Read more about Ben’s presentation here.

Carl Steffen: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

Just when you thought things couldn’t get better, we keep adding great speaker content! Introducing Carl Steffen, from Stone Fin Technology, who will be speaking on creating a WordPress plugin from scratch!

Carl Steffen created Stone Fin Technology in 2010, based on the belief that technology should make what we do every day easier. Stone Fin thrives on creative development projects such as custom integrations, WordPress plugins and everything in between. Carl graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering and was a member of the Nebraska Army National Guard from 1997-2005. Carl volunteers for the UNL Raikes Program as a Design Studio coach helping student teams build software systems for companies across the country. In his free time, Carl enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys.

Read more about Carl’s presentation here.

Dusty Davidson: WordCamp 2017 Keynote Speaker

Is there a better way to start off WordCamp 2017 than a great keynote speaker?! We are beyond excited to have Dusty Davidson as our keynote speaker at WordCamp Omaha 2017!

As one of the founders of Flywheel, in downtown Omaha, his perspective, experience, and connection to WordPress is worth taking note of!

Dusty will be discussing the impact of WordPress on his company, thoughts on the current status of WordPress, and what he finds exciting about the future of WordPress.

Rebecca Haden: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

We are ecstatic to have Rebecca Haden joining us again as a presenter for WordCamp Omaha! Don’t miss out on her presentation as she will be giving advice on a step by step plan for content marketing.

Rebecca has been writing for the web since 1998, and has been an SEO professional since 2006. Her B.A. and M.A. degrees from UCSD and SDSU are in Linguistics, and she has taken additional college coursework in web design. Rebecca has numerous certificates from Google in Google Analytics and Adwords, as well as certification from HIPAA compliance training. Featured in the Wall Street Journal in 2009, Rebecca has optimized websites and provided SEO strategy and content for clients on four continents. Rebecca is a frequent speaker on SEO, analytics, WordPress, and social media.

Read more about Rebecca’s presentation here.

Josh Collinsworth: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

If you have ever worked with the support team at Flywheel there is a good chance you’ve been helped by our next speaker!

Josh Collinsworth is a Happiness Engineer at Flywheel, a WordPress instructor for Interface School, a freelance graphic designer and web developer, and all around a pretty decent guy once you get used to his puns.

His talk is geared towards bringing light/reason to learning the basics of the REST API.

Read more about Josh’s presentation here.