Alex Ivanovs comes from a background of web development and project management. He has been actively developing and managing some of the largest developer resources on the web for the last decade, with his latest project being CodeCondo -- an active and aspiring community for developers and designers alike.
Alec Rojas is a member of Media Temple's marketing team where he is in charge of telling the company's story across multiple online platforms. He has written articles for various online outlets about everything from music and gastronomy to futurism, and has interviewed creatives from all around the world.
Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His latest book, The End Of Business As Usual, looks at the changing consumer landscape, its impact on business and what companies can do to adapt and lead. moments of truth.
CloudTech is Media Temple's award-winning team of engineers that helps clients of all sizes get the most out of their Media Temple services. From on-demand care to 24/7 site protection, CloudTech provides expert-level support around the clock.
Flavio Argemi is a creative director and designer based in Melbourne, Australia. Over the years, he has been lucky enough to produce digital solutions for clients including Toyota, Colgate, Palmolive, Target, Honda and Nivea, among others.
Flavio is also the creator and curator of Inspiration Grid, a daily-updated online gallery celebrating creative talent from around the world.
You can find him on Twitter @flavioargemi and @inspirationgrid.
John Saddington is a blogger and software developer based in the San Francisco, California. He is generally obsessed with all-things writing. He writes on his personal blog and created the intuitive desktop publishing app, Desk. He also leads product and communications for a local SFO startup, Assembly.
Jon Setzen is a Los Angeles-based designer who spends his days as Creative & UX Director at Media Temple. He is also the organizer and host of LosAngeles/CreativeMornings. He's been making websites since 1995 and over the years he has been fortunate enough to work with everyone from MOMA to Alicia Keys to Nikon.
Lis Hubert is a New York City-based independent information architecture and user experience consultant whose present & past clients include ESPN Mobile, espnW, Viacom Media Networks, and NewsCorp. She has spoken at conferences around the world on topics ranging from user experience to independent consulting, and is also a frequent contributor to the UX community’s knowledge base, writing for publications such as UX Matters and teaching industry classes for resources such as TeamTreehouse.com.
Lucy Beer is a web and WordPress consultant focused on making WordPress accessible to the beginner and a powerful development platform for the advanced user. Lucy runs Web Training Wheels and can be found speaking around the country or on Twitter.
Matt is Brand Ambassador and Support Guru at WordImpress.com. He's the author of many free WordPress plugins, a popular blogger at his website, an admin of the Advanced WordPress Facebook group, co-organizer of the San Diego WordPress Meetup, and a WordCamp speaker and frequent attender.
Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a staff author at online learning company lynda.com , an online video training library, where he specializes in WordPress and front-end web development. He also teaches advanced WordPress development at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and British Columbia Institute of Technology. With a background in philosophy, photography, and broadcast journalism, Morten approaches web design, development, and education from an informational perspective looking for ways to facilitate clear communication. Born and raised in Norway Morten now lives and works in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Ryan & Tina Essmaker are the husband-and-wife team behind The Great Discontent (TGD), a magazine featuring interviews on beginnings, creativity, and risk. Since launching online in August 2011, TGD has published interviews with 130+ creative individuals, and has grown to include a print counterpart, a short film series, a successful Kickstarter campaign, and other projects and collaborations. In January 2014, Ryan and Tina took the leap and left their day jobs to focus on The Great Discontent and other content-related projects via No Little Plans, their New York City-based creative studio.
Ward Andrews is Founder at Drawbackwards, a UX Design Firm. He's worked for clients like Sony, Intel, IBM, Sophos, Insominac Games, and the NBA Phoenix Suns. Projects have appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Wall Street Journal, and other publications and broadcasts. He's a part of the Honors Faculty at Arizona State University teaching Design Entrepreneurship.