Keynote Speakers

Andrew Eddie

Andrew Eddie

Originally a Civil Engineer, Andrew moved into the web application development field in 2000. He's been involved in the Open Source Software movement in professional, volunteer and leadership capacities since 2002. His most notable contributions have been with the Project Management System dotProject, the award winning CMS Mambo and the award winning CMS Joomla, a project he co-founded. He has made minor contributions to other respected Open Source projects just as phpDocumentor and Phing.

Andrew has spent many years developing in PHP and is now exploring other technologies such as Node and Jekyll.

Presenting:
Joomla! - An Enterprise Solution or Not? - Saturday
jQuery Workshop - Saturday

Katie McLaughlin

Katie McLaughlin

   

Katie has worn many different hats over the years. She has previously been a software developer for many languages, systems administrator for multiple operating systems, and speaker on many different topics.

When she's not changing the world, she enjoys making tapestries, cooking, and yelling at JavaScript and its attempt at global variables.

Presenting:
Build a Better Hat Rack, All Contributions Welcome - Sunday

 

Guest Presenters

Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden

      

Matt has solidified his expertise to sit at the cutting edge of the fast-growing conversion rate optimisation arena. In the last six months, he ran more than 100 A/B and multivariate tests for clients. But Matt doesn’t do things by halves. He is studying psychology, has aligned our conversion rate optimisation agency with the world-leading A/B software provider, Optimizely, and has ensured the company follows robust business methodologies for all client engagements.

Presenting:
Why Conversion Rate Optimisation is good for Clients and Developers

Jack Skinner

Jack Skinner

Jack Skinner is a Senior Web Developer turned API Evangelist who’s been coding over half his life.

During the evenings he’s found organising community tech events and conferences in Sydney, and teaching/mentoring at the University of Technology Sydney.

Jack is passionate about PHP, code, and the wider tech community. He organises SydPHP (Sydney’s PHP User Group) and is dedicated to empowering developers to learn and grow their own personal strengths.

Presenting:
Building with 3rd party APIs using Joomla! Framework

Eden Brownlee - Market Rocket

Eden Brownlee

         

I'm passionate about Online Marketing & Web Technologies and Joomla!

I love working one-on-one with business owners as a Marketing Consultant, helping them to achieve more leads, sales and customers, utilising powerful Online Social Platforms, and Online Marketing Strategies.

Presenting:
Architect The Perfect Conversion Funnel - Marketing Rocket for Joomla!

 

James Weir

James Weir

      

Developer, Gamer, Imgur addict ... James has also been known to dabble in tabletop gaming. He has been a Joomla! user for over 5 years! James has started working for himself and pushing into areas of Joomla development and having a blast doing so!

Presenting:
Saltstack for Developers

Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson

         

Jeff has a long history with computers going back to the late 1970s. His love of database programming, 20 year service in the RAN and a further 20 years running a retail business, has provided many experiences over the years.

More recently, Jeff has settled back into website development with Joomla, and also promoting and enhancing the Joomla community as the Organiser of the Brisbane Joomla Users Group.

Presenting:
Blogging with EasyBlog

Charlie Carter

Charlie Carter

         

Charlie is the Founder / Director at Webbism. A web accessibility consulting business that aims to make the web a more inclusive place. Charlie is the founder of the Brisbane Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup in Brisbane, Team Lead for Accessibility at the Emergency Wiki 2.0 and member of Universal Tux, a group that aims to enhance accessibility within Linus and FOSS (free and open source software). Charlie is a founding member at The Loft Project and lives on the Sunshine Coast.

Presenting:
We need to talk about accessibility

 

Michael Brown - Motor Media

Michael Brown

Mick Brown is a digital communications specialist with a passion for user interface design, development and digital marketing strategies.

With 14 years experience in the print and digital communications industry he has worked hands-on as a multimedia developer, graphic designer (print and web), web developer, team leader and digital marketing strategist.

Presenting:
Stop Relying on the JED! - Create your own simple components and modules

Peter Bui

Peter Bui

      

A web designer and developer at heart and still am, but moved into the world of online marketing with blogging, social media, YouTube and audio podcasting.

Still owns and runs PB Web Development providing awesome online experiences for our clients from small businesses based in Australia to international organisations around the world.

Presenting:
State of the Joomla Project
Accessibility Testing Workshop
Panel Host - Sunday

Dante St James

Dante St James

Infrastructure, Development and Digital Project Manager for Grant Broadcasters, Australia's 2nd largest radio network, Dante set up his company's first Mambo website in 2004 and from there went on to help build a multi-million dollar digital media business based on what is now just over 200 Joomla websites and another 50 Wordpress websites that together reach over 3 million people with 10 million page views per month.

Presenting:
Taking Joomla to the Cloud: What one company learned

 

Carly Willats

Carly Willats

         

A web designer in the making since 1997 when she built her first HTML web page. She has since worked with over 10 CMSs, Joomla being her favourite of course! Carly runs her own business, All Things Web, which specialises in Joomla websites.

While her one year old baby girl is asleep, she's busy spreading the Joomla love by assisting with the Brisbane Joomla User Group and organising events such as this one!

Presenting:
Online Forms with RSForm!Pro Workshop

..Julian Murray.

Julian Murray

   

Presenting:
Administrate Joomla