Five More Speakers

Hello everyone,

We’re very excited to tell you about another five of the many great speakers we’ve lined up for WordCamp Ann Arbor 2014. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter for future announcements and secure your tickets today.

Our second five speakers are:

Jim Luke

By day Jim teaches economics at Lansing Community College (last 13 yrs) both online and f-2-f. He’s been using WordPress since 2008 to teach those courses as both course sites and blog.

In the last couple years he’s started a 501(c)3 non-profit called Malartu Inc ( The purpose of Malartu is to help support all teaching faculty at all .edu institutions with WordPress sites (from a multi-networks install), a Buddypress-based commons, a plugin based cross-installation social network, and development of specialized, advanced plugins needed by faculty. It’s an exciting project that fills a so-far unmet need in higher education, promoting academic freedom, better student success, and lower costs. We are launching our first pilot sites this summer/fall.

Topher DeRosia

Topher’s a WordPress developer from Grand Rapids MI working with X-Team. He’s been building web sites since 1995, PHP since 1998, WordPress full time since 2010. He also grew up living off the electrical grid.

Jon Kuperman

Jon’s a web programmer in his mid-twenties. He’s an avid Linux enthusiast, PHP and JavaScript developer and loves building web applications. He works at Twitter as a Software Engineer. He also started the PHP User Group in Ann Arbor.

Brian Retterer

Brian is a web developer in Dayton, Ohio. He’s been using WordPress for a long time, since 1.5 in fact! He’s also the organizer of Dayton WordCamp in Ohio.

Nicole Arnold

Nicole is a software developer at Alley Interactive, a leading VIP service partner. She develops WordPress sites for Alley Interactive’s high profile media clients, such as Fortune and The New York Post. She also contributes to WordPress as part of the Documentation Team, and has spoken at Detroit area meetups and WordCamp Phoenix.

More to come

We’ll be releasing the next five speakers soon, so make sure to subscribe to the e-mail newsletter for more updates. If you’re as excited about these speakers as we are you might just want to secure your tickets now.