Rebecca Sharkey: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

For our second speaker announcement, we would like to introduce Rebecca Sharkey!

Rebecca is a do-it-all kind of gal when it comes to all things WordPress. From designing to developing, she touches on every aspect of a website. Rebecca currently works for a company called Three Pillars Media in Lincoln, where she currently does the majority of her work. When she isn’t designing or developing she will be reading to continue to fuel her imagination.

Tyler Goldberg: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

Our team is extremely excited to introduce Tyler Goldberg as our first speaker of 2017!

Tyler has been developing websites since 2005 has been featured on RealSimple magazine, Bob Vila’s blog, HomeAdvisor, and is currently a contributor to Flywheel. He has a fantastic range of experience with WordPress, ranging from basics of SEO to creating custom post types for non-developers. He is currently helping businesses find their home on the web with the company CYBERsprout.

Our 2017 Logo Designer

Steven Buffalohead

Founder, Buffalo Built Design Co. –
Graduated from Creighton University
Design Application of Choice: Adobe Illustrator
Art Weapon of Choice: Computer Mouse

When we sat down with Steven for a beer in Benson, he was happy to meet us. After a couple of months of back and forth about the design of the 2017 logo, we were happy to see the project completed. This part of planning Wordcamp Omaha is arguably the most challenging part of the process. From finding and choosing a designer, to trying to bring a fresh and elegant design to the event – well let’s just say it’s harder than most realize.

Lucky for us, we found a very patient designer that was willing to go through 5 rounds of renditions for us before we settled on a final candidate. With that said, it didn’t come as a surprise to us when we found out that Steven actually used to be a tattoo artist (thus the patience). With this also comes a certain level of perseverance, as he is completely self-employed through his company, Buffalo Built Design Co., realizing his dream to make a living being a graphic artist.

Steven was attracted to Wordcamp Omaha through his wife who attended our 2016 Wordcamp. Connections like this are exactly what the Omaha WordPress community is all about! We are very happy to have added him to our network of local professionals. We encourage anyone in need of some top-notch and extremely professional graphic design to check out his work and company.

Call for Speakers

Deadline for speaker submissions is July 28th!

If you’d like to propose multiple topics, please submit the form multiple times, once for each topic.

We’re looking for people who fit the following criteria:

A love of WordPress

It is a conference about WordPress, after all. While we are looking for a wide variety of topics, please make sure your submission is in some way relevant to WordPress.

A love of the community

WordCamps are all about giving back. Our speakers, organizers and volunteers are not compensated for their time or expenses, so it would be best if you want to give back!

A love of your topic

More than that, really… you need passion and experience to really get your point across. Regardless of why you love your chosen topic, we love that you love it!

A love of speaking

We don’t require previous speaking experience…. but you will be presenting to a large group of your peers, and will be recorded for WordPress TV.

A love of the GPL

If you distribute WordPress-derivative works, your users should enjoy the same freedoms that WordPress itself provides. In other words, your products should be 100% GPL or compatible.

That’s Me! What Now?

Fill out the form below. Feel free to submit multiple topics (one form per topic, please). Most talk slots will be 45-50 minutes, which means that your talk should be 30-40 minutes with time for questions at the end.