We Need You! Be a Volunteer

Are you ready for WordCamp Jacksonville? The weekend of May 20 & 21 is almost here. Tickets are now on sale, including tickets for our first ever KidsCamp Jacksonville! The first and second round of speakers have also been released, with more on the way. Be sure to check back for updates on session topics, speaker announcement and after party details – all of which are coming soon.

Interested in getting more involved?

Lucky for you, we are still in need of some volunteers to assist with setup on Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm and throughout the course of the camp. We ask that our volunteers commit to at least 4 hours, and in exchange for your time, you’ll receive a free ticket to attend WordCamp sessions and the afterparty.

New to WordPress? That’s OK!

You don’t need to be an expert to help out. All we ask is that you be reliable and friendly. Use the form on the Volunteer Page to let us know you are interested and our Volunteer Coordinator will get back in touch with you.

Our volunteer needs range from setup and teardown to introducing speakers to providing tech support at the Happiness Bar. Don’t worry, you’ll still get to attend sessions and enjoy all that WordCamp has to offer.

Your exact duties will be explained closer to the event – but if something listed here sounds especially interesting to you, please let us know on the form. We want the right people in the right spots!

We rely on volunteers from the WordPress community to make WordCamp a success. Please consider joining the Volunteer Team.

Volunteer Today!

Speaker Blitz – Round 2

Speaker Blitz - Round 2

Here’s another round of speakers! But wait.. there’s more. Stay tuned!

Mike “Demo” Demopoulos

Mike “Demo” DemopoulosMike “Demo” Demopoulos is a longtime lover of Open Source Software. He currently works at BoldGrid (a WordPress Site Builder) as an Evangelist. He has spoken at numerous open source events around the world. Mike is also a contributor to Huffington Post as well as other publications. He also volunteers as Treasurer for the Joomla project.

Binod Purushothaman

Binod PurushothamanBinod Purushothaman is the director of product and technology at SiteLock. At SiteLock, Binod uses his knowledge of the internet industry and product management to incorporate market perspective and user requirements into the SiteLock product portfolio. His extensive knowledge of technology product management comes from developing several technology startups in India and the United States prior to joining SiteLock. Binod holds an MBA from Cornell University.

Alexander Sanfilippo

Alexander JamesAlex Sanfilippo is a Jacksonville Florida Native who enjoys soccer, swimming and WordPress. He is passionate about building community and helping others learn and grow. Alex is the founder of DailyPS.com, a multi author WordPress website focused on encouraging their readers.

Bobbi Sanderlin

Bobbi SanderlinI am Bobbi Sanderlin a WordCamp swag junkie and a Word Camp Orlando organizer. I love to travel preferably on a cruise ship, I am a Mom of two wonderful and amazing kids and most importantly I am a wife to the most humble man you will meet! With my new Bachelors Degree in Business and Information Management, I have a passion to teach others what I have learned and experienced throughout my working career so why not start with a community that wants to learn how to make their business better. Using WordPress to run my own business I have a few favorite plugins – Gravity Forms and WOOCommerce to name a few. I have steps, tips, and tricks on how to sell anything with a passion, so let’s start with a simple pencil. It’s harder than you think.

Ryan Plas

Ryan PlasRyan has been developing with WordPress for 5 years. He works as a backend developer Crowd Favorite and has a passion for bringing modern PHP development practices to his WordPress work. When not working, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and son and playing Ultimate Frisbee when the weather cooperates.

Young McQueen

Young McQueenYoung has forty-three years experience split among government, fortune 500 companies, and small business. He has worked as a Product Manager/Marketing Manager in the consumer goods industry; taught marketing at Jacksonville University; and founded twelve companies. Since retirement, he concentrates on photography and developing WordPress sites.

Alex Mangini

Alex ManginiAlex is a 23 year old WordPress developer who works full-time on his own WordPress product + service companies.

Jean Perpillant

Jean PerpillantI’m a creative at my core. I appreciate art and enjoy putting my talents to good use for people to help their businesses to the next level. I’m also a husband of 12 years and father of 2. Starting design theory in 2008 has been a fulfilling experience that still proves many more milestones to achieve. Creating websites and doing professional photography are my creative outlets.

April Wier

April WierApril helps individuals and business become the best versions of themselves. This may come in the form of a new, or better, web site, or coaching to break through self-imposed limitations. She specializes in helping high-performers reach their goals online. She is heavily involved in Atlanta WordPress community and is a co-organizer of the Marietta WordPress Meetup. She is a current organizer for WordCamp Atlanta and deeply in love with the WordPress community.

Jodie Ricelli

Jodie RicelliA graduate of Millersville University, Jodie brings fifteen years of sales and marketing experience to WebDevStudios. Her marketing expertise and ability to restructure and to systematize businesses has been recognized by entrepreneurs in real estate, the music industry, technology start-ups and education. Now she assists in creating unique web strategies and solutions for clients.

Erix Chavez

Erix ChavezAs a Marketing Coordinator for Status Transportation, Erix has developed a new understanding of how search engine optimization plays a critical role in your inbound marketing mix. When he is not monitoring Google algorithm changes, he enjoys exploring new places, spending time with his wife and three daughters, driving without directions and taking pictures of a sunset.

KidsCamp – New This Year

Picture of kid at WordCampWe are very excited to announce the first ever KidsCamp at WordCamp Jacksonville. These special kid-friendly lessons will introduce your child to the wonderful world of WordPress and help them learn or improve upon WordPress development, design, and use skills!

Other perks of KidsCamp:

  • Official WordCamp name tag and lanyard
  • Official (kid-sized) WordCamp t-shirt
  • Other cool WordPress swag
  • Lunch
  • Access to Official WordCamp After Party
  • Opportunity to expand knowledge during regular Sunday sessions

>> Grab your ticket now! <<

Our KidsCamp Expert

Sandy taught her very first KidsCamp at WordCamp Orlando in 2015. Since then she has taught several more KidsCamp, including at Miami, Atlanta, and Tampa. She loves to give back by teaching kids about coding, WordPress, and other technical skills. Sandy is very active in the Orlando WordPress community and is excited to see what 2017 will bring to the tech space!

She has been working in the online marketing space for over 5 years. Sandy started at a niche firm that utilized WordPress to create sites quickly utilizing several options frameworks. Today, she owns CE Squared who specializes in Online Marketing, SEO, SEM, WordPress Maintenance and Full Scale WordPress Websites.