Speaker Spotlight: Josh Levinson

josh-levinsonWe are happy to announce that Josh Levinson will be speaking at WordCamp Raleigh 2014! Josh’s session will be for the Developers and will cover A Modern Design Process.

Josh is a professional WordPress Developer at Juxtapose, a newly launched partnership near Asheville, NC, where he works with businesses to forge their complete online presence. Juxtapose utilizes WordPress for all of their projects — from corporate to mom-and-pop. Josh enjoys networking with those in the industry, learning new ways to use and abuse WordPress, and pushing the limits of his abilities and the technologies he uses.

To learn about modern design processes with WordPress and meet Josh, join us at WordCamp Raleigh this year!

Speaker Spotlight: Cole Watts

Cole-WattsWe are happy to announce that Cole Watts will be speaking at WordCamp Raleigh 2014! Cole’s session will be on the Beginners track and will be about Offline is the new Online: Getting Your WordPress Website to Rank Without even Touching it.

Cole Watts is the Marketing Manager of TheeDesign Studio a full service web design and online marketing agency, that works with clients both big and small throughout the United States.

He also serves as a board member of the Triangle Interactive Marketing Association, Movember RDU, and is the Principle Founder of Rally the Triangle.

Speaker Spotlight: Micah Wood

micah-woodWe are happy to announce that Micah Wood will be speaking at WordCamp Raleigh this year! Micah’s session will be for the Developers and will cover Using Composer with WordPress.

Micah Wood is a consultant and web developer from Atlanta, GA and has worked on WordPress projects for companies like Dell, Orkin and Coca-Cola. He is passionate about continuously improving, working with awesome people, and sharing what he has learned. This passion extends beyond business and into his personal life where Micah has been a student of the martial arts for 20 years, actively trains under talented instructors and has spent half of his life teaching others. When he isn’t kicking butt or coding, Micah enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Megan, two beautiful daughters Adyson and Chloe, and twin boys Judah and Nathaniel.

Join us at WordCamp Raleigh 2014 to learn about using Composer with WordPress and meet Micah!

Speaker Spotlight: Steven Sorenson

Steven-SorensonWe are happy to announce that Steven Sorenson will be speaking at WordCamp Raleigh 2014! Steven’s session will be about Multilingual WordPress – How to make your WordPress site multilingual and will be for the Power Users.

Steven Sorenson is an Account Manager working in the translation industry for Lingotek. He has over 10 years of experience working with customers in a variety of fields. He is thrilled to bring an exciting new translation solution to the WordPress community. He graduated from Utah Valley University where he studied Behavior Sciences. In his free time, Steven loves to visit the outdoors with his family of 4 children and beautiful wife.

To learn more about how to make your WordPress site multilingual join us at WordCamp Raleigh!

Speaker Spotlight: William Earnhardt

William-EarnhardtWe are happy to announce that William Earnhardt will be speaking at WordCamp Raleigh 2014! William’s session will be for the Developers and will be about Managing Multisite: Lessons From a Large Network.

William is the lead web developer for ITS Web Services at UNC Chapel Hill, where his group runs two large WordPress multisite networks. He first got into web development as an undergrad at UNC where he discovered a passion for development with WordPress. Before returning to UNC in 2012 to help launch their enterprise multisite networks, he spent several years freelancing and working on various web projects with organizations such as Quintiles and TED.

Join us at WordCamp to meet William and learn more about using WP multisite!

Speaker Spotlight: Steve Mortiboy

steve-mortiboyWe are happy to announce that Steve Mortiboy will be speaking at this year’s WordCamp Raleigh! Steve’s session will be about Getting started with WordPress development: Tricks to help you code and will be on the Power Users track.

Steve Mortiboy is the COO and Service Delivery Manager for Semper Fi Web Design. He leads the team that develops plugins such as All in One SEO Pack. He has been working with WordPress for over 4 years and devotes much of his time to helping people get the most from WordPress. He is also one of the organizers of WordCamp Raleigh and the Raleigh WordPress Meetup Group. When not hard at work he’s working on DIY projects at home or off traveling.

Join us at WordCamp Raleigh to learn more about WordPress development!

Speaker Spotlight: Ray Mitchell

ray-mitchellWe are very happy to announce that Ray Mitchell will be returning to speak at WordCamp Raleigh this year! Ray will be speaking about how to Create Your Podcast Platform on WordPress and will be on the Beginners track.

Ray is the owner of SixFour Web Design, which specializes in web design and marketing for small businesses and non-profit organizations. Active in the local community, Ray sits on the board of several community focused non-profit organizations, including the Triad Dream Center, the Rotary Club of Clemmons, and the ConvergeSouth Conference. He also serves as Digital Coordinator for Boundless Impact, a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes global engagement and connections between North Carolina communities and the world. His weekly podcast, Small Business Cool, features interviews with Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs from around the globe and the experts that help them succeed in their businesses.

Join us at WordCamp Raleigh 2014 to meet Ray and learn how to get your podcast platform off the ground using WordPress!

Speaker Spotlight: Marcus Battle

marcus-battleWe are happy to announce that Marcus Battle will be presenting at WordCamp Raleigh 2014. Marcus will be presenting to the Developers and will be speaking about Using WP-Cron to create powerful, schedule-based functionality.

Marcus is a Backend WordPress Developer for WebDevStudios, where he primarily supports the exciting change within Microsoft’s recent migration to WordPress. In the past two years he has also been privileged to lead and support WordPress-based migration projects and theme development for Verizon and High Point University.

In his personal time, he enjoys developing communication-based plugins for local non-profits, mentoring college students, and spending time with family.

To learn more about WP-Cron and to meet Marcus, join us at WordCamp Raleigh 2014!

Sponsor Spotlight: Design Palette Pro

We are very happy to announce that Design Palette Pro will be sponsoring WordCamp Raleigh 2014!

Design Palette Pro is a premium plugin that allows for code-free customizations of your Genesis 2.0 Framework and child theme. Quickly and easily modify the look of each area of your site, including header, navigation, content area, sidebars, and footers by changing colors, fonts, images, backgrounds, margins and padding– And do it without writing a single line of code. Try our live demo to see how you can change the look of your Genesis-powered website with Design Palette Pro, trusted by StudioPress and thousands of users.

Sponsor Spotlight: BoomTown!


We are pleased to announce that BoomTown! will be sponsoring WordCamp Raleigh 2014!

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Charleston, SC, BoomTown is a fast growing, web-based software company that offers a robust online marketing system for real estate professionals.

We follow a simple formula: easy-to-use technology + exceptional guidance = an amazing experience for each of our clients. Our goal is simple — to help our clients achieve success. The team’s vision is to constantly innovate and share knowledge to drive the future of real estate.

The system includes a customized WordPress website integrated with local MLS data, personalized online advertising and inbound marketing services, a dedicated Client Success Manager, and a cutting-edge CRM (Customer Relationship Management System) with marketing automation. BoomTown’s software solution is used by the top-producing real estate brokerages and teams across the country, and the we were recognized for three consecutive years (2011, 2012, 2013) on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies List. Thanks to our dedicated and talented team. We have also been voted one of the best places to work in South Carolina and, we’re one of the fastest growing companies in America. As a people-oriented software-development company, we never know what will come up next.

The opportunities are endless. For more about BoomTown, visit http://boomtownroi.com/.