Speaker submissions are now closed.

We’ve had an overwhelming influx of submissions so thanks to all those who put together a speaking proposal.  We’ll be in touch soon if your proposal has been accepted.

We’d love to let every one of you speak but we just don’t have the schedule so don’t worry if you haven’t been chosen to speak at this year’s WordCamp Sydney.  It’s not because your proposal was bad.  In fact we may get in contact to see if you would like to give a talk at our WordPress Sydney meetups.

Andy Henderson

Andy Henderson

Andy has been a web developer since the early 1990’s (Yes the internet really did exist then).


Bronson Quick


When Bronson isn’t collecting Smashing Pumpkins memorabilia he’s coding WordPress goodness with the wonderful team at Human Made.


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 as a project manager and team leader.

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.

Dion Beetson

I’m a full stack software development leader based in Sydney, Australia. Being a software engineer at heart, I’ve architected and lead the development and roll out of some of the largest e-commerce and CMS migrations within Australia.

In my spare time I work across a range of startups in Sydney, either developing a new amazing idea in the latest technology, or managing the development so we can build it fast, but also build it right.

I want to share my experiences with developing scalable web applications, as well as development processes teams should put in place to ensure they can deliver enterprise grade solutions on WordPress.

Emir Brkic

Emir was first exposed to the web development industry at the ripe young age of 9 years old with Microsoft front-page.


Jack Skinner


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


Japh Thomson


Japh is Director of Hosting Operations at Human Made, developer, occasional WordPress contributor. Professional helper. Collector of interests. (more…)

Jeremy Kelaher

Jeremy Kelaher

Jeremy’s first love is creating ways to connect talented content creators to loyal audiences.


Jordan Gillman


Jordan is designer who started learning to code by necessity – and now considers himself to ‘know enough to be dangerous’.


Kat Slump

Kat Slump

Kat Slump is a rising senior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she is pursuing a degree in IT Innovation.


Kate Toon

Kate Toon is an award-winning SEO copywriter and SEO consultant with almost two decades of experience in all things advertising, digital and writing. Originally from the UK but now based just outside Sydney.


Kris Howard


Kris is a veteran IT business analyst and software engineer who cut her teeth during the first dot-com boom.


Luke Carbis

photo of Luke Carbis

Luke is a product manager at XWP, lead developer for Stream, and inventor of various other secret projects. His daily focus is building products which help companies serve clients, and inspire growth.


Nik Cree

Nik Cree

Nik Cree designs and builds business websites that generate leads and sales!


Noel Tock

noel tock

Noel is a Swiss digital nomad that loves creating products online.


Peter Wilson


Peter Wilson is a web-developer with twenty years experience, a CSS junkie, a WordPress Engineer at Human Made and a guest committer to WordPress core.


Rheinard Korf

At the age of twelve Rheinard discovered a love for programming languages and writing software for friends and family. Whilst studying Information Technology Rheinard also discovered a love for teaching programming and has done so for over a decade before turning to programming as a career.

Rheinard still considers himself quite young to the WordPress development arena but has had the opportunity to work with some exceptional people who continues to push him to new limits.

Joining XWP this year and working with enterprise clients has been the highlight of his career.

Ricky Blacker


Ricky is a self taught web professional who found and fell in love with WordPress, and the community behind it while looking for a CMS platform to build websites for clients.


Robert Wilde


Robert Wilde is currently a Cloud Technology Developer and Consultant, but he has had a lot of roles over the years.


Sam Bizri


Sam Bizri is an educator and a catalyst award-wining online learning designer at the University of Sydney. Sam is passionate about EDTECH and lifelong learning. He graduated with Master in Business & Tech (UNSW) and Master in eLearning (UTS).


Sarah Moore


Sarah Moore is the CEO + Founder of social media agency, Eleven Lights Media.


Scott Huntley


Kenneth Scott Huntley (“Call me Scott”) is a Consultant/Trainer for Pukunui Technology and a part-time IT instructor at SWSI TAFE.


Sharon France


Sharon is a relative newcomer to all sorts of things including environmental advocacy and WordPress.


Simon Kelly



Simon is passionate about using technology, strategic design and automation to create simple marketing systems that generate leads.


Tanja Turner

tanja turner

Tanja is a Digital Consultant and Podcaster who supports individuals and small businesses in using Technology.


Trish Fehon


Trish Fehon runs a Sydney based digital agency specialising in Lead Generation using Google Adwords.


Troy Dean


Troy is an online marketing speaker, coach, consultant and podcaster.


Vlad Lasky


Vladimir Lasky, Computer Systems Engineer and Actor, discovered WordPress in early 2008 when he first got into blogging.