Say Hello To Our First Round of Speakers

The deadline to send us your speaker application ended yesterday, June 30th and we want to thank all of you who took the time and submitted the application.

Because an overwhelming number of talks has been submitted, we are still reviewing it, but you might expect the schedule published on our website very soon.

Until then, without further ado & with no particular order we are pleased to announce the first round of accepted speakers who will share their extensive knowledge and experience with us at WordCamp Toronto 2016:

Meagan Hanes

Megan Hanes imageCoder, speaker, teacher – Meagan does it all! Lead-Organizer of WordCamp Ottawa 2016 and the Ottawa + Arnprior WordPress Meetups. Providing freelance solutions for businesses of all sizes since 2000.

David Vogelpohl

David Vogelpohl imageDavid Vogelpohl is the Vice President of Web Strategy at WP Engine, a premium managed WordPress host designed for speed and reliability. Since 1996, David has been managing web development and online marketing efforts in support of a wide range of business and billing models. David is an avid contributor to the WordPress business community.

Tracy Apps

Tracy Apps image

I solve creative problems with the great folks at Cornershop Creative. As the designer for a small distributed team I get to not only do design but be a part of strategy, user testing and even coding things out in custom WordPress solutions.

John Eckman

John Eckman imageI am CEO at 10up and one of the founding organizers of WordCamp Boston. I’ve developed a number of miscellaneous things including some Drupal modules and WordPress plugins, the most visible of which is probably WPBook.

Alan Lok

Alan Lok imageAlan Lok is the owner of WirelessLinx Inc., a consulting company in the GTA area that helps with website development (WordPress, Joomla, Liferay) and stack performance tuning/analysis. He also manages the DevOps team at Mercatus Technologies and have been in most development roles in the past.

Michelle Ames

Michelle Ames imageMichelle is the owner and marketing diva at Marketed by Michelle, where her primary goal is to reach success by helping her clients achieve their highest success. Michelle is the organizer of the Rochester area WordPress user group, organizer of WordCamp Buffalo 2016, and Lead Organizer of WordCamp Rochester 2016.

Brian Messenlehner

Brian Messenlehner imageBrian Messenlehner is a Co-Founder & CTO of WebDevStudios. Brian enjoys learning about new technology and believes open source software like WordPress is the key to successful cost effective web solutions in any situation.

Michelle Arbore

Michelle Arbore image

I am the owner of Savvy Social Media where my company offers social media creation, management and coaching to entrepreneurs and small businesses. On a personal note, I have been married for 10 years and have a 5 year old boy.

Jacques Surveyer

Jacques Surveyer imageA full stack WordPress designer and developer with a mean mentoring streak. I really enjoy learning myself and helping others to understand how WordPress has become the Web Tool for the Rest of Us. I lead the Toronto WordPress Group Meetup | West Edition.

Adam W. Warner

Adam W. Warner imageAdam W. Warner discovered WordPress in 2005 and has been working within the community ever since. To feed his entrepreneurial spirit, he founded several WordPress-focused businesses that provide education, plugins and consulting services for online business owners. He is a true WordPress Evangelist in spirit and personality, and that also happens to be his job title with

Taras Mankovski

Taras Mankovski image

I am a developer at NewClarity LLC & Founder of WRKTG Inc & I’m known in the Ember.js community as the EmberSherpa.


Cesar Abeid

Cesar Abeid image

Happiness Engineer at Automattic, Project Management Professional®, Podcaster


Ting Yang

Ting Yang image

A girl who is addicted to programming. She is a software developer that spends most of her time fueling APIs with IPAs and avid contributor to open source projects. Ting is a WordCamp Toronto 2016 Co-Organizer.

Hector Jarquin

Hector Jarquin image As front-end developer Hector ensures that the projects that he is involved follow accessibility and web standards. At work… communication (content, graphics and interfaces) accessed via multiple devices and channels. When free… travel, food, adventure and vintage stuff. Hector is a WordCamp Toronto 2016 Co-Organizer.