Announcing our Speakers – Round 1 (Development Talks)

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce our first round of speakers — represents a group of experts bringing insights from diverse layers with a ton of information to share.

Meet our speakers below (arranged alphabetically), click the speaker name to read more.


Alain Schlesser

Alain is a freelance software engineer, WordPress consultant, and Google Developers Expert in Web Technologies living in Germany.

He is the maintainer of WP-CLI, the command-line interface for WordPress and works on WordPress Core itself as a contributor and component maintainer.

Passionate about software architecture and code quality, he never misses an opportunity to share best practices and tries to live up to his educational aspirations through public speaking and blogging.

Carl Alberto

A Senior Customer Success Engineer in Pantheon Systems where he assists site launches, optimizations, security and troubleshooting complex WordPress builds on the platform. He is also a co-organizer in the WordPress User’s Group the Philippines and part of the Global WP Community team, where he helps the community grow in the PH though meetups and collaboration with other local tech groups.

Grzegorz (Greg) Ziółkowski

Grzegorz is a passionate code wrangler and open-source contributor based in Oleśnica, Poland. He writes JavaScript at Automattic and contributes to the WordPress core. When not coding, Grzegorz enjoys spending time with his adorable wife and daughter. He likes travelling to new places and playing basketball with his friends.

Hardeep Asrani

Hardeep Asrani is a developer and Star Wars fan from Kanpur. He loves contributing to the WordPress community in many ways, including support, themes, plugins and more. You can find him on Slack pretty much all the time exploring different parts of the WordPress community.

Hardeep works for ThemeIsle.com as a developer focusing on Gutenberg. Hardeep is also one of the organizers of WordCamp Kanpur.

Imran Sayed

Imran is a WordCamp Speaker, MeetUp Organizer, Translation Contributor, Plugin and Theme Developer currently associated with rtCamp. He also has experience in Node, React and Laravel. Imran is the author of the popular Twenty Nineteen WordPress theme ported over to Frontity in React.

Apart from this, Imran has a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge which led him to start his YouTube channel in 2013, where he teaches Programming on WordPress and Laravel.

K Adam White

K Adam White (or “KAdam”) is a Senior Engineer at Human Made, where he leads teams building modern, enterprise-scale digital experiences on top of WordPress. He is a component maintainer for the WordPress REST API and a long-time open source contributor and enjoys misappropriating what he knows about JavaScript and data visualization to make strange art.

Muhammad Muhsin

Muhammad started working with WordPress and React in 2016 and has loved the experience ever since. He currently works as React Developer at rtCamp – the only WordPress VIP Gold Partner Agency in Asia. He has been a speaker at multiple online conferences and meetups. He also writes for publications like Smashing Magazine. When he is not working with WordPress or React, you can find him travelling to places with his camera and trying out different food.

Rommel Castro

Born in Nicaragua and raised in Costa Rica, traveling around the world. Passionate about learning, understanding things and solving problems. In love with WordPress since 2009. When he’s not solving problems with WordPress or Javascript, is probably reading, watching a movie or looking for flight tickets for his next destination.

Rosanne van Staalduinen

Rosanne is the co-founder of Buro Staal, a small digital agency in The Netherlands. She believes that a website isn’t the end product, but the start of a process that consists of analyzing and optimizing. Her main focus is getting the best out of every budget to create a user friendly website that help her clients grow their company.

Stephen Rees-Carter

Stephen is a senior developer at Wordfence, where he tries to frustrate attackers by helping to secure WordPress sites. During his time cleaning infected websites, he gained an appreciation for clever malware, layered obfuscation, and Harry Potter passages. When he’s not writing code or looking at malware, he can be found practising lock-picking and studying for his ethical hacker certification.

Weston Ruter

Weston Ruter [ˈwɛsˌtn̩ ˈɹuːˌɾɚ] is a long-time WordPress contributor. After years of working on expanding site-editing capabilities in WordPress core via the Customizer, he is now focused on improving the user experience for frontend visitors. He’s working with the AMP project to make WordPress sites fast, with the goal of democratizing performance. He’s also working on making WordPress more capable by incorporating new progressive technologies (e.g. PWA). Weston lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and their two boys.


We also will be releasing our next batch of tickets on 4th December 2019. If you don’t have a ticket, don’t forget to buy your ticket.

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