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.

Abby Langner: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

Want to learn more about Gravity Forms? If so, this speaker definitely has a thing or two to teach you!

Introducing Abby Langner, a part-time freelance web developer and technical trainer. She specializes in custom front-end web development and one-on-one career training. She will be speaking over some of the basics of Gravity Forms and some more advanced features.

Time will also be spent going over a variety of forms (large business contact form, sweepstakes entry, multi-step, and more). These “cookbook” forms will be available as Gravity Form Export Files so you can modify and use them with ease.

Dave Navarro, Jr.: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

We have more talent lined up, coming in from Kansas. Introducing Dave Navarro, Jr., who will be giving a presentation on Facebook Live!

When Dave isn’t shooting footage for a TV commercial or a short-film, he will be working on his next WordPress plug-in. From working as programmer for Apple to being the Director of Digital Media for WIBW in Topeka, KS, Dave has cultivated a wealth of knowledge that he continues to grow and share. For the past 3 years he has specialized in custom filter and plug-in development for the WordPress platform.

Travis Pflanz: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

We are excited to continue the speaker announcements with a fellow WordCamp organizer from the KC area! Travis Pflanz will be giving a small business focused talk over blogging! Don’t miss out on this great presentation!

Organizer for WordCamp Kansas City since 2014 and co-organizer of WordPress KC – the Kansas City area WordPress enthusiasts Meetup group – Travis is well versed in WordPress development. He is not only a search engine optimization strategist for WebWorks of Kansas City, but he is also the owner. He specializes in SEO for small businesses that target local customers and clients. But when he isn’t busy building WordPress sites and creating SEO strategies, he volunteers for Wayside Waifs Humane Society, Spay and Neuter KC, and organizes the Kansas City Dog Club.

Josepha Haden: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

The schedule is really starting to shape up as we keep adding more great speakers! Our next announcement is Josepha Haden from Kansas City, MO.

Since college, Josepha has gathered together people with similar interests to learn more and create better communities. In 2008 that passion for connecting people spread to technology and she’s never looked back. With a training in music, and a background in data, she is a digital literacy advocate who talks about WordPress, the Open Source Software community, and non-traditional paths to STEM fields. Josepha works at Automattic as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project.

Andrew Tuzson: WordCamp 2017 Speaker

Our third speaker is Andrew Tuzon, the founder and CEO of Evol Empire Creative in Lincoln, NE.

Evol has experienced explosive growth since its launch in May of 2016. The company has grown its team to 24 and is known for its “culture of hustle”.

With experience growing companies, leading entrepreneurs, and expertise with the web, Andrew plans on discussing the culture of hustle and celebrating failure.