I run a freelance business called Utilitarienne, helping clients build and optimize complex sites. Most of my work is focused on ExpressionEngine -- which I've been using since the very first pre-1.0 beta versions! -- but I also work with CodeIgniter, as well as doing some front-end development. I wear a *lot* of hats, and my favorite projects are the ones that have complicated problems to solve and require me to do a little bit of everything. I love data, and the relational model, and will take any excuse to help out with SQL issues or write complicated queries; I'm also a total geek about optimizing productivity and streamlining your workflow using tools and automation. Besides EE, other technologies I'm fascinated by at the moment include Knockout.js, Craft CMS, and Phing.
Angie has been pushing pixels for roughly 13 years, 10 of which have been running 420 Creative, a tiny design studio based just outside of Portland, Oregon. Having learned many of her business lessons the "hard way" and through some incredible peers, her passion for her work & the industry has only strengthened over time. Angie is an avid soccer player, bike-rider, and a not-so-great golfer. When she roots, she roots for the Timbers.
Anna Brown has worked as a freelance front-end developer for agencies & designer since 2005. She currently works exclusively with ExpressionEngine and is based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Past big brand projects include sites for Clif Bar, Luna Bar, Nike Soccer, Nike Skate, Giro, Giant Bicycles and Ford. She’s a fan of green chile, her dog Knuckle, the Sandia mountains and sledgehammers. She’s often looking for trouble on Twitter @mediagirl or can be found at www.mediagirl.com.
Brandon is a husband, extremely proud father, and the head honcho at Pixel & Tonic. He's passionate about UX, and building kickass tools that empower thousands of people across the world.
Casey grew up on the West Coast, primarily in Las Vegas, before landing in Illinois on a college basketball scholarship. After a couple years at his start-up jobs, Casey decided that it was time to do his own thing. That led him to start Clearfire in 2007, which eventually merged with Encaffeinated in 2012. When Casey's not busying himself as an internet maker, he focuses on other important things, like his lovely wife, Jessica, and their 3 kids. Casey drinks tea, loves candy, hates winter, and is a passionate sports fan.
Chad has been a web professional since 1997, opened his own business in 2006 and joined Clearfire in 2012 through a merger with his agency, Encaffeinated. He earned a B.A. in Communication Studies from CSU Sacramento in 1996. Chad is a developer by trade, and also focuses heavily on business operations and new business development. He enjoys living just north of San Francisco near lots of wineries and breweries, coaching his kids in little league, and searching for a life outside of work.
Chris Newton is the creative mind behind CartThrob, SafeCracker, Profile:Edit, and Field Editor. He is a designer and developer known for his outstanding work in advertising and his contributions to the ExpressionEngine community. He has designed and developed significant award-winning work for well-known american corporations including Sony, Lincoln, Mercury, Mattel, Land Rover, the L.A. Times, Verizon and Universal Pictures. He currently leads product & custom projects development for MightyBigRobot & Barrett Newton Interactive.
Eric (mithra62) is a professional programmer and technology writer with over 12 years’ experience developing custom websites and programs and then writing about it. He’s the founder of mithra62, an ExpressionEngine add-on shop, and writes almost sorta kinda regularly for EE Insider and anywhere else that’ll let him.
Fred creates web things. He's the owner of FredHQ — a small, just-him web shop in Amesbury, MA — where he makes web things for clients big & small across the country. When not hard at work for clients, he builds Statamic, runs Build Guild, and hangs out with his lovely wife & their one-year-old daughter. His vices include buying fonts & keyboards, and he probably wouldn't say no to a whiskey, you know, were you offering.
Greg Baugues serves as Director of Client Services at Table XI, and the co-founder of DevPressed, a forum for the destigmatization of mental illness in the tech community.
Greg Ferrell is the Lead Software Developer at Solspace, Inc, and works developing ExpressionEngine addons and custom client work. He resides in Louisville, KY with his lovely wife, and their old, sleepy dog. Originally studying graphic design and working as a government contractor, he switched to web development and programming, and started building sites with Codeigniter and ExpressionEngine. Finally freed from government work and Flash development, he went to work with Solspace.
Jack hails from Albany, NY — created Statamic, a kickass content management system powered by flat-files, the raw and untamable power of nature, and gentlemanly care & attention. He's also no stranger to the ExpressionEngine world as the lead developer behind Structure and other add-ons. TL;DR: Jack = Wife + 2 boys + internets.
Lodewijk “Low” Schutte has been an active member of the ExpressionEngine community for over seven years. During that time, he has released numerous popular add-ons and was voted Developer of the Year in the 2012 Devot:ee AcademEE Awards. He lives and works in Leiden, the Netherlands: birthplace of the EECI Conference, where he had his speaking debut in 2009. He also spoke at the San Francisco, New York City, and Austin edition of that conference and made a guest appearance in the EE Podcast. He also teaches classes and gives workshops, together with Jamie Pittock. To learn more about ExpressionEngine training, visit Gee Up.
Rob is a web developer at TOKY Branding + Design, where he does both front- and back-end development. He is the author of several open-source ExpressionEngine add-ons and an ExpressionEngine Reactor contributor. Prior to joining TOKY in 2012, Rob was the lead developer at Barrett Newton Interactive. There, he was the lead developer of CartThrob, the shopping cart for ExpressionEngine. CartThrob was named Devot:ee's Module of the Year in 2010, and Rob was honored as Developer of the Year in 2011. He lives in St. Louis with his wife and 2-year-old son.
Shawn is a devoted ExpressionEngine expert with a strong background in a range of platforms, content management systems, and programming languages. Shawn has over 15 years of industry experience and have tackled just about every challenging scenario you can imagine. He founded Visual Chefs in 2005 and then launched eecoder in 2007.
Taylor Otwell is the creator of Laravel and a Software Engineer at UserScape. Striving to provide the best web development tools available in PHP, he has written numerous powerful libraries, including the Eloquent ORM and the Blade templating engine. He is passionate about software architecture, developer happiness, and simplicity.