WordCamp Ottawa 2017 is a not-for-profit event created, organized and run by volunteers. This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, many volunteers, meetup members and local businesses.
WordCamp Ottawa 2017 Organizers
Christie Witt is the lead designer for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) in Ottawa. She specializes in corporate brand implementation across both print and digital platforms. Christie graduated from the Graphic Design course at Algonquin College, specializing in web/interactive design and motion graphics. Her hobbies are fine arts, traveling, and being a CSS whiz. Follow her on instagram @creativechristabelle for design and travel updates.
Miriam wears many hats, she is either a freelance WordPress developer, a karate sensei, or a competitive latin ballroom dancer – it depends on the day.
She self-taught herself HTML in the land of Geocities in the late 1990s, and likes to believe that her career path was started back in the mid 1980s, playing computer games on a Commodore 64, sitting on her father’s lap.
WordCamp Ottawa 2017’s Lead Organizer, Meagan Hanes is a designer of digital things, fine artist, entrepreneur, bard, open-source girl and general life wanderer. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Meagan travels across Canada, the USA, and the world sharing WordPress knowledge at WordCamps and Meetups, mentoring WordCamps, and teaching others to code. You’ll often find her with a musical instrument in hand 🙂
Troy Chaplin is a passionate WordPress theme developer who enjoys pushing the envelope with each new project. With over 10 years of experience in creative environments, Troy has dedicated the last six years to working with WordPress in a variety of different ways. Troy currents works as a WordPress theme developer at Carleton University, assisting in enhancing their online brand and web presence and providing content editors with intuitive tools to promote their various initiatives and activities. @troychaplin
Mike Corkum is a seasoned web developer with over 14 years of experience. Currently, he works at Carleton University where he and a small team manage 250+ WordPress sites. When he’s not up to his neck in code or banging his head against his desk, he enjoys playing music and jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. @cuweb
Shawn has been a web developer since the early days of the web, with experience developing sites for private, public and non-profit sectors. He is now the Chief Technology Officer at Actionable.co, where, in addition to other duties, he manages several sites built with WordPress. At night and on the weekends, he’s a WordPress Core Contributor and plugin author. He’s also spoken at WordCamps and Meetups in Canada, the United States and Australia.
Rick Radko is a WordPress developer/designer and tech trainer. He has been creating web sites and apps since 1996, and has worked with WordPress since 2008. Rick began teaching tech topics to others when he was elected leader of the Southern Ontario AutoCAD Practitioners in 1988. He is as comfortable talking to beginners in plain English as he is talking geek speak to developers. Rick is one of the founders, and continues to be one of organizers of the Ottawa WordPress Meetup. Rick lead the launch of the inaugural WordCamp Ottawa 2013 and WordCamp Ottawa 2014.
He is the founder and lead developer/designer at R-Cubed Design Forge, http://r3df.com, where he develops custom: plugins (several are in the wordpress.org repo), themes and multilingual web sites. @r3designforge