WordCamp PHX is a weekend to celebrate WordPress, build knowledge and make connections with other users.

New users and established developers are welcome, with a range of awesome sessions covering WordPress design, development, business and more.


Justin Tucker

Justin Tucker is Development Lead at FanSided, a network of 350 sports and entertainment websites owned by TIME, Inc. He’s active in the Arizona WordPress Group and outside of programming he can be found doing anything outdoors, from hiking to camping.

Maura Teal

A Pennsylvania native (Pittsburgh) and Phoenix, AZ resident, Maura is a web developer at FanSided, working on both theme and plugin development for the multisite network that serves over a million page views daily. Ever since her first WordCamp she’s been an active part of the Phoenix WordPress community as both a meetup organizer and a part of the WCPHX organizing team.

Raquel Landefeld

Raquel Landefeld co-founded Mode Effect in 2010, a Phoenix-based agency that builds powerful website solutions for tech companies and non-profits.  She is a true lover of WordPress and the community.

When she’s not effecting the mode, you can find her serving her husband & three children by project managing their home, school, dance, & band schedules.  She especially loves building community and actively does this as a serial volunteer in her church, in her neighborhood, as a PTA board member, as a commissioner for her city’s Parks & Recreation Commission, and for the Phoenix local and tech scene.  When she has free time (she doesn’t) you might find her continuing her education, behind a lens, dancing, or reading.  At any given time you most certainly will find her doing cartwheels.

Andrea Self

Andrea recently joined the team at FanSided as a web developer. Previously she built sites for Positive Element and managed WordPress sites at RadiateWP. Andrea is active in the Phoenix community, including the Arizona WordPress Meetups.

Betsy Cohen

Betsy Cohen leads Positive Element, a boutique website firm in Phoenix, Ariz., and RadiateWP, a comprehensive hosting, support and maintenance plan for WordPress site owners. Betsy also organizes two Arizona WordPress Meetups — North Scottsdale and Business of Web.

Carol Stambaugh

Carol is the Principal and co-founder of FreeUp Web Studio is the current Arizona WordPress Meetup Organizer with a membership of 1800+ around the Phoenix metro area.

David Ryan

David Ryan is a developer at FanSided. In the past he’s worked at Arizona State University’s New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, nonprofit newsrooms and Forrester Research.