We are putting together an amazing cavalcade of speakers for WordCamp Sunshine Coast, so stay tuned to see who we have for you, and if you would like to speak at WordCamp Sunshine Coast, head over to our speaker submission page.

Rob Stinson

This sunny little corner of Australia called the Sunshine Coast is where Rob calls home. He’s the founder of the digital agency Number 11. He loves the web, and loves to build the kind of site you won’t find off-the-shelf.

Website: http://number11.com.au
Twitter: @rob_stino

Robert Wilde

Robert Wilde has worked in a wide range of technology roles over the past 20 years, repairing smelter control system at Comalco Aluminum, Sound, Lighting, DJ/MC in some the biggest nightclubs in Australia and several years as a Microsoft Systems Administrator, specialising in Remote Desktop and Virtualisation. His focus now is everything CLOUD, building custom solutions in WordPress and Microsoft SharePoint. He loves everything tech, has a major interest in Nuclear Engineering and teaching his son Full-Stack development.

Website: http://www.mrwilde.com
Twitter: @mrwilde

Kristen Symonds

Kristen is a long-time WordPress user, lover, and developer who now works as a Happiness Engineer on WordPress.com. Kristen lives in Sydney, and her other interests include guitar, knitting and crochet, and her pet rabbits.

Website: http://kristarella.com
Twitter: @kristarella

Cas McCullough

Cas McCullough is a content marketing strategist with more than 20 years experience in marketing and communications, the founder of Brilliant Content and new tech startup Writally. She is the author of Amazon bestselling book in the women and business category, Your Brilliant Un-Career: Women, Entrepreneurship, and Making the Leap, and the host of the Your Brilliant Un-Career Podcast.

Cas has contributed to many prominent digital marketing blogs including Mark Schaefer’s blog {grow}, the Content Marketing Institute, Social Media Examiner, HerBusiness and Bluewire Media. In 2016 Cas won the CCIQ and BlueChilli Collaborate startup comp.

Website: http://casmccullough.com
Twitter: @casmccullough

Fe Mendoza

Fe Mendoza has worked in digital and inbound marketing since 2011 both in Australia and overseas. She is passionately interested content marketing and has run SEO strategy and implementation of clients AND the content marketing of agency clients. She has created and implemented digital marketing strategies that have helped businesses grow from renting one room, to managing 2 full practices and employees.

Website: http://www.pointbmarketing.com.au


Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore is the CEO + Founder of Eleven Lights Media, a social media strategy and management company that focuses on the development of social business strategies that truly deliver results. As a social media strategist Sarah is passionate about content creation and is driven by a desire to help others stand out in this noisy space that is the interwebs.

Specifically, Sarah has grabbed the live-streaming bull by its horns and leveraged the beast for business by building her email list, showcasing her authority in the social arena, securing clients and contributing to the 2016 Periscope Summit (San Francisco) as an international speaker. She is passionate about using traditional video and live video to help businesses differentiate themselves in order to win the one thing every business is after – customer attention. This has led to her becoming one of the go to resources for business owners and managers alike.

Website: http://www.elevenlightsmedia.com.au
Twitter: @The_Sarah_Moore

Alex Shiels

Alex has worked for Automattic since 2007. He was the Akismet team lead for much of that time, and now works as a back-end developer on WordPress core-related projects with Team Apollo.

Website: https://automattic.com/
Twitter: @tellyworth

Luke Humble

An internationally experienced digital marketer, business strategist, mentor and workshop facilitator, Luke is passionate about speaking, training and sharing his experience to help other business owners.

Website: http://www.lukehumble.com
Twitter: @lukehumble

James Bundey

As one of the owners of Creative Approach, James has been involved in the marketing industry for over 19 years. During this time he’s worked with WordPress for around 5-6 years developing custom theme and applications for commercial websites.

He’s been involved with the Melbourne WP Developer meetup group and have presented at that and the User group a total of 5 times over the last few years on different topics.

Website: http://www.creativeapproach.com.au
Twitter: @jamesbundey

Talia Carbis

Talia has been an avid WordPress user since 2005, and for the last few years has been regularly teaching and coaching people about WordPress and Developing online identities through blogging and social media. Talia is a qualified teacher, and blogger who enjoys good coffee, writing, and mothering her adorable children.

Website: http://carbis.com.au
Twitter: @taliacarbis

Ben Maden

I’ve been running Matter Solutions for 16 years, from 2000 to 2006 I was pretty much a one man band, I’d had a try at hiring staff without much success. We focused on Web Design & Development, ranging from coding websites for designers and creative agencies through to custom content management systems for insurance and government clients.

When I moved to Brisbane in 2006 I knew I was settled and wanted to step the business up. I tried a few times to build a team, and failed. In 2010 I finally got it right and we haven’t looked back. Since 2010 Matter Solutions has been offering SEO, SEM & Web Design services. They go together like Bacon, Sausage & Eggs. You can do one on its own really well but it works so well when you get all three right.

Website: http://www.mattersolutions.com
Twitter: @bmaden

Geoff Powell

Geoff is a professional photographer, photography teacher, and WordPress consultant. He’s a polymath at heart, which means he has a broad range of skills to apply to any communication work. His many academic achievements include a writing degree, Diploma in photography, Cert IV in IT, one in Training, and one in Small Business Administration, all of which help him in web design work.

His mission in life is to help beginners get started on their journeys, be it photography or web design.

Website: http://www.photografica.com.au
Twitter: @_photografica

Bronson Quick

When Bronson isn’t collecting Smashing Pumpkins memorabilia he’s coding WordPress goodness with the wonderful team at Human Made. Bronson also talks about WordPress on the WP Dev Table podcast and maintains Chassis, a lightweight WordPress + Vagrant development environment.

Website: https://www.bronsonquick.com.au/
Twitter: @bronsonquick

Stuart Livesey

Stuart is a web designer and copywriter, but these days mostly focused on security for WordPress websites. He he been involved in security in a law enforcement environment, where he was a public speaker and instructor.

Website: http://wpsecurityworkshop.com/

Bryce Adams

Bryce Adams is a nomadic coder (currently based in Melbourne, Australia) working for Automattic on the biggest WooCommerce store in the world – WooThemes.com. He loves open source software, building useful products and interacting with the open-source and eCommerce communities! In his spare time, he’s either traveling the world and speaking at events or building & contributing to open-source software & hardware.

Website: http://bryce.se
Twitter: @bryceadams

Dion Hulse

Dion Hulse has has been involved with the WordPress community for over 10 years, he’s now one of the 7 Lead Developer of the WordPress Project, working full time on WordPress and it’s online presence.

Dion works for Automattic, who donates his (and others) time to the WordPress project, working remotely from both Brisbane and Northern NSW.

Website: https://dd32.id.au/
Twitter: @dd32

Hannah Malcolm

Hannah is a designer & developer, having worked in Web Development since 2005 she moved to Matter Solutions in 2014 and began bringing her skills to our WordPress focused web team.

After working in various proprietary CMS she had a fresh perspective on WordPress and brings years of experience working with patterns that look good and make sense to developers for reuse. Having skills as both a designer and developer, she bridges the gaps many other teams experience.

Website: http://www.mattersolutions.com.au

Stuart Shields

Stuart is a WordPress Engineer at XWP. He has over 5 years experience with building themes and plugins for WordPress.

Website: http://stuartshields.xyz
Twitter: @stuartshields

Tracey Kemp

Tracey is a WordPress Consultant / Front End Developer at Get Web Creative. She hosts a WordPress Developer Meetup on the Gold Coast and has previously been a WordCamp organiser in Sydney and Brisbane.

Tracey has been building websites with WordPress since 2008 and is currently focusing on helping local businesses with all aspects of their online presence and helping other developers with technical strategy. She is passionate about all things WordPress, good food and music. She doesn’t drink coffee but if you offer her a scotch she won’t turn it down.

Website: http://getwebcreative.com
Twitter: @getwebcreative

Yvette Adams

Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur and a multi-award winning business woman including winning the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens in Queensland in 2010. She has started six businesses, the first a newspaper when she was just 17, and two of which she has since sold. She currently runs three businesses – The Creative Collective – a crowdfunding & digital marketing agency; The Training Collective – a digital skills training organisation, and awardshub.com – an online portal which helps people find business awards to enter.

In 2015 she was recognised for making a significant contribution to science and innovation in Queensland and included on the department’s Queensland Science and Innovation Champion Hall of Fame. Yvette is a twice published author, and is regularly called on as a media commentator and keynote speaker, facilitator and MC for events all over Asia Pacific.

Website: http://www.thecreativecollective.com.au
Twitter: @yradams

Dee Teal

Dee Teal is a front end developer building bespoke sites for a wide range of enterprises and in recent times under contract to top quality WordPress agencies. Dee has been using WordPress exclusively since having had her mind blown with its possibilities at her first WordCamp in 2011. Since then she’s been a sold out advocate of WordPress meetups, WordCamps and the WordPress community as a whole.

Dee has a Masters Degree in Digital Communication and Culture from the University of Sydney and contributes to the WordPress community organising and speaking at WordPress events both in her local Melbourne, around Australia, and further afield as her travel opportunities arise.

Website: http://thewebprincess.com
Twitter: @thewebprincess

Cath Beaton & Troy Dean

Troy Dean is a digital marketing and WordPress consultant, coach and podcaster. He is also co-founder of Video User Manuals and WP Elevation where he helps WordPress freelancers and consultants all over the world to build sustainable businesses. He is also a professional singer, guitar player and voice over artist.

Website:  http://wpelevation.com
Twitter: @troydean

Cath Beaton Often referring to herself as a WordPress Groupie, she is a Sydney-based designer, WordPress consultant and WordPress tutor. She operates Phase Creative, a boutique WordPress agency specialising in bespoke WordPress design. She is an active member of the WordPress community here in Australia, and online.

Website: http://phasecreative.com.au
Twitter: @phasecreative

Cameron Jones

Cameron is a freelance web developer who has been working with WordPress for more than two years developing both as a hobby and as a profession. Discovering WordPress revolutionised his development methods and he hasn’t looked back since.

Outside of work hours Cameron is involved in the web community in Brisbane, attending and speaking at the Brisbane Web Design and WordPress Brisbane meetups. He also develops a number of free plugins for WordPress plugin directory, including the highly popular Facebook Page Plugin being used by over 10,000 websites.

Website: http://cameronjonesweb.com.au
Twitter: @cameronjonesweb

Ben Amos

Ben Amos is an online video strategist, digital marketer, video producer, brand storyteller, entrepreneur, dad, husband and founder of Innovate Media, a video production and online video strategy agency based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Ben also founded Australia’s only purpose built video blogging studio space, and facility – Vlog Pod®. In his day-to-day work he’s passionate about working with his agency’s clients to develop effective online video strategy within their niche and to help other business owners and marketers to understand the full potential for online video platforms within a wider business marketing strategy.

Website: http://www.innovatemedia.com.au
Twitter: @engage_ben

Nik Cree

I run a digital agency developing websites for SME businesses for:

  • Lead Generation
  • eCommerce Stores
  • Online Marketing and Email Strategies
  • Social Media Strategy and Implementation in the business context
  • SEO
  • SME

I am involved in the WordPress community having contributed to the WordPress Forum and spoken at WordPress Meetups in Brisbane and Gold Coast on Security, Online Marketing, SEO and Google Adwords. And I have been on the speakers panel at WordCamp Brisbane 2015 discussing “The State Of Mobile”.

Website: https://positivebusinessonline.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PositiveBiz

Luke Carbis

Luke is Product Manager at XWP, Lead Developer for Stream, and inventor of other secret projects. He is a meetup organiser, plugin and theme author, core contributor, and has attended and spoken at WordCamps around the world.

Website: http://carb.is
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lukecarbis

Tim Butler

With nearly 20 years experience in IT, I have worked with systems scaling to many thousands of simultaneous users. My current role involves providing highly available, high performance web, email and VM platforms to larger company and Australian government entities.

Website: http://www.conetix.com.au
Twitter: @timbutler