An original contributor to the WordPress project, Alex has created dozens of popular WordPress plugins and themes. His experience includes enterprise and consumer start-ups, roles in design, user experience, development and web application architecture.
In 2003 he moved from the Bay Area to Denver, CO where he founded Crowd Favorite, a preeminent WordPress and web development firm. Crowd Favorite is proud to have pioneered drag-and-drop page layouts for WordPress with Carrington Build and to have solved WordPress content deployment with RAMP.
Previously, Alex co-founded FeedLounge and created ShareThis and the share icon.
Alison has been working with WordPress since 2007. She did agency work for several years, building highly customized sites for businesses large and small. She now works as a Code Wrangler at Automattic.
Amy Hendrix has been building websites since 1996, and working with WordPress since 2008. She is a freelance plugin and theme developer, a WP core contributor, and an all-around open-source enthusiast. If you’ve spent any time at all talking to her, she’s probably already tried to talk you into contributing. Amy lives in Durham, NC, where she splits her non-internet time between fencing and the never-ending search for the perfect beer/cheese pairing.
Andrew Nacin is a lead developer of WordPress, squashing bugs, wrangling contributions, and spearheading new development. He has strong feelings about the core philosophies of WordPress, among them “decisions, not options” — software should be opinionated in lieu of burdening the user with too many options. He works for WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg at Audrey Capital, where he is primarily tasked with working on WordPress core and keeping the lights on at WordPress.org. He resides in downtown Washington, D.C., with his wife. You can follow him on Twitter at @nacin.
Andy Skelton died according to his plan on September 1, 2078, at the precise end of his week-long one-hundredth birthday party. In his posthumously decrypted farewell Skelton provided cryptographic proof of responsibility for several previously unattributed philanthropic acts. He also emphasized the role of WordPress publishing software in this century’s many cycles of social upheaval and reorganization. Skelton contributed to WordPress development beginning in 2005 and joined Automattic in the same year. He is survived by descendents on at least three planets.
Currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, Beau is a seasoned web developer who hails all the way from Western Australia originally. With over 15 years of experience, he’s been working primarily with WordPress for around 5 years. In his last 4 years at Automattic he has worked on Gravatar, IntenseDebate, WordPress.com and more. He is now the lead of Team Social.
Brad is the co-founder of WebDevStudios.com, a co-host on the DradCast podcast, and the co-author of Professional WordPress (1E & 2E) and Professional WordPress Plugin Development. Brad is also one of the organizers of the Philadelphia WordPress Meetup Group and WordCamp Philly. Brad blogs at http://strangework.com and tweets at @williamsba.
Carrie Dils is a freelance WordPress consultant and Genesis developer. She preaches a hefty dose of great customer service and believes in collaboration within the WordPress community. She blogs regularly at carriedils.com.
When she’s not making websites, she’s probably running, reading a book, petting a dog, or eating tasty food with her husband.
Grant is a Seattle based front end developer and project manager with half a decade of experience working exclusively with WordPress as a CMS for his clients. Grant began his career as a freelancer building small WordPress sites, and has since led a variety of teams responsible for large WordPress projects for mid to enterprise sized clients around the world, including a hand full of fortune 500s.
A bit of a neophile, Grant’s passions include usability, marathon running, busking, and feverishly denying he grew up in the Midwest. Reach out and chat with Grant on Twitter, @grantlandram or read more online at blog.grantlandram.com.
Ian is Theme Wrangler in-chief at Automattic where they make amazing WordPress themes for your blog.
Jake Goldman is President of 10up, a full service web agency that imagines, builds, and grows amazing websites with WordPress. 10up serves brand name clients like TechCrunch, Consumer Reports, NBC Universal Sports, Trulia, Juicy Couture, and Bates College. Over the past 5 years, Jake has been a writer and expert reviewer for Smashing Magazine, taught WordPress at Boston University, and spoke at dozens of conferences around the country. He is a core contributor to WordPress and maintains some of the highest rated plug-ins on the official repository, downloaded over 500,000 times.
John James Jacoby
Master of Alliteration at Automattic.
Vince Glortho of WordPress.com VIP.
Bee Keeper of BuddyPress and bbPress.
Father and friend to Paul the Puppy.
Cutter of Records; Shifter of Gears.
Kathryn thrives on helping people get the most out of WordPress. After a career designing and building websites for clients, she now supports WordPress.com users around the world as anAutomattic Happiness Engineer. She enjoys spreading her passion for WordPress at WordCamps, Girl Geek Dinners, Podcamps, and other grassroots events. Non-WordPress hours are spent collecting vintage Pyrex mixing bowls, growing organic garlic, and cavorting with her three cats. @zoonini
Konstantin Kovshenin is a Code Wrangler at Automattic, passionate about all things WordPress and especially themes. He works from home in Moscow, where he leads the monthly WordPress meetups and is co-organizing the very first WordCamp Russia. During his free time, Konstantin writes regular expressions.
Mark Jaquith has been working with and contributing to WordPress since 2004. He is one of the lead developers of the WordPress core and offers freelance WordPress consulting services through Covered Web Services with a focus on scaling, security, and custom functionality. Mark likes patches that have more red than green, and his favorite WordPress features are the ones that you’re not even aware of. He eagerly looks forward to shooting down your feature suggestions with, “No, but it would make a great plugin!”
I am a founding developer of WordPress, the Open Source software used by over 18% of the web, including this site. The website says WordPress is “a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform” but more importantly WordPress is a part of who I am. Like eating, breathing, music, I can’t not work on WordPress. The project touches a lot of people, something I’ve recently begun to appreciate. I consider myself very lucky to be able to work on something I love so much.
Michele Mizejewski is the Web Initiatives lead for the library at UC, San Francisco where she is an advocate for user experience. She believes that software and web sites should be visually pleasing, simple, and fun to use.
As a WordPress fan from the beginning, Michele has employed it to solve problems in a variety of situations including harnessing internal communications, augmenting online courses, building portfolios, and oh yeah, for a bunch of blogs too.
Michele has a penchant for the eclectic, and when not curating, creating, or consuming web content, she can be found drinking a cortado and seeking narratives.
Mika Ariela Epstein is better known as Ipstenu, the Half-Elf Support Rogue. Working for DreamHost, she solves any WordPress problem that comes up, and still finds time to slash unanswered WordPress.org forum threads by night and wrangle plugins by day. A self-taught guru on Multisite and .htaccess, she has a passion for writing and technology and blogs about them on her own site, as well as for DreamHost.
Under the moniker “mdawaffe”, Mike has been a member of the WordPress community since 2004 and a Contributing Developer since 2006. He works at Automattic doing mostly back-end development and security.
Mike Schroder, known as Shredder to most of his colleagues, is a cross-cultural kid, coffee-drinking sailor, and lover of Open Source. As a developer at DreamHost, he works on projects like DreamPress, while also contributing to the WordPress core and community projects including WP-CLI. You can find him blogging on various geeky things at http://www.getsource.net.
Natalie MacLees is a front-end web developer and UI designer and is founder + principal of the interactive agency, Purple Pen Productions. In 2012 she published jQuery for Designers with Packt Publishing. She founded and runs the jQuery LA Users’ Group and together with Noel Saw she heads up theSouthern California WordPress User’s Group, organizing WordPress meetups, help sessions, and workshops. She’s currently has two big events in the works:WordCamp Los Angeles 2013 and the first annual Website Weekend LA. She makes her online home at nataliemac.com.
Shane is a partner at Modern Tribe Inc. and leads indie teams in UX/UI, web, mobile & product design. He’s spoken at SXSW, HOW, GigaOm’s Future of Work, and of course other WordCamps. He also has contributed on the topic of remote work & freelancing to Mashable, A List Apart, GigaOm, Smashing Mag, CodePoet, Elance, FreelanceSwitch & Copyblogger.
Shannon Smith is the founder of Café Noir Design, a boutique Montreal web design studio specializing in multilingual web development. She builds beautiful, functional websites that her clients can update themselves and that are easy for search engines to find. She supports things like making the web accessible for everyone, using open source software, helping organizations find greener more sustainable ways to operate through online technology and helping non-profits with online community organizing. She’s also a sewist and mother of four.
Siobhan McKeown is a Word Ninja at Audrey Capital where she writes about WordPress, deals with documentation, and has nightmares about the Codex. She’s currently working on an open source book about the history of WordPress. She spends her days delving into the brains of its early developers and community members. When she’s not worrying about the finer details of forking and the GPL, she’s helping out with the project’s future by wrangling WordPress’ documentation. In her spare time, she writes and edits for Smashing Magazine, eats, reads, and creates huge amounts of mess and chaos.
Stephanie Leary is a freelance web consultant specializing in WordPress sites for the higher education and publishing industries. She has contributed more than a dozen plugins to the WordPress community. She is the author of Beginning WordPress 3 (2010) and WordPress for Web Developers (2013).
Tammie Lister is a designer who specialises in creating communities using BuddyPress. She’s passionate about community design and mixing in psychology with design and development to create these communities. Over the years she’s been lucky enough to create varied projects with great clients under her own company at logicalbinary.com. She is a contributor to BuddyPress and has written a soon to be published book on BuddyPress theme development. Keen to explore new design possibilities, she has a sketchbook site exploring BuddyPress UI’s at buddydesignlabs.com.
Tracy Levesque is a co-owner of YIKES, Inc., a Philadelphia web design and development shop. She has been designing websites since 1996 and working with WordPress since 2006. She spends her days building custom themes for WordPress and seeing how much functionality she can add without knowing PHP. When not wrangling HTML and CSS, Tracy rides bikes, drinks coffee, eats sushi, chases her 6 year old daughter and takes pictures of abandoned buildings.
Will Norris is an engineer in Google’s Open Source Programs Office, helping to keep open source software flowing in and out of Google. He has been involved with WordPress since 2007, contributing plugins and core patches mostly related to authentication and distributed social networking. After spending several years on rather ambitious social networking projects, he now focuses on issues of data ownership for a decidedly smaller audience. Most recently he has worked with the WordPress Mobile team as an external contributor on WordPress for Android.
Yuri Victor builds to make the world smile. After working with hundreds of newspapers in almost every role, even rolling 600 pounds of paper around the pressroom, he landed as the director of user experience at The Washington Post. His desk is covered in coffee, stickies and sharpies. He ( secretly ) hearts you.