Speaker’s Spotlight: WordCamps

Joe A Simpson Jr, WordCamp Orange County
90 Days to Live: Finding Your Place in the WordPress Community, WordCamp Orange County

Joe A. Simpson, Jr. is a Front-end Web Developer/Designer, Community Organizer, Instructor & Speaker specializing in WordPress solutions. A hybrid creative front-end designer and developer with experience user experience and motion design, branding and project management in providing an accessible, interactive and innovative customer user experience. The following information spotlights Wordcamps and other speaking engagements.

Listening to @joesimpsonjr talking about his 90-day stint doing what he loved—drawing, exercise, and WordPress! #wcoc18 So inspiring!   #WCOC

Carol Stephen


Founder and lead organizer of the WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup, an official WordPress Meetup, responsible for scheduling twice-monthly events and discussion to grow the WordPress open-source project community in northern Los Angeles County with the hope of hosting the first annual WordCamp Santa Clarita Valley in 2019.

During endlessly sunny southern California days he works at a top-five transit agency, fighting the good fight to ease the commute around Los Angeles County. When their lead developer and CSS goddess both left to pursue other opportunities, Joe inherited a Headway-themed design (sans child theme) and the rest is history ten years later with a blog network consisting of dozen project-specific or transit news sites.

I am moved from @joesimpsonjr talk at #wcchi about finding and joining the WP community. So much love here.

Dwayne McDaniel


Speaking Engagements

WordCamp Orange County
WordCamp Orange County 2018
The Cove at University of California, Irvine Applied Innovation
Irvine, CA
June 9-10th

WordCamp Chicago
WordCamp Chicago 2018
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Chicago, IL
April 28-29th

Toastmasters Int'l
Toastmasters, Int’l
Advanced Toastmaster Silver

Delivered over 40 speeches completing three programs covering vocal variety, body gestures, emotion, audio/video presentations, special occasions and more.  
Offices Held – President (two terms), Vice President of Public Relations (two terms)

Tech Tal;k SCV
Tech Talk Santa Clarita Valley
Newhall and Castaic, CA
Monthly presentations for the Santa Clarita Valley Community to teach the basics of web technologies, helping area residents with their new gadgets, blogging, social media or that new photo software Saturdays at Old Town Newhall Branch of the Santa Clarita Public Library. 

Training, WordPress Community

Wordpress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup
WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup
Old Town Newhall Libary
Newhall, CA
The WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup was established to build community locally as opposed to having to stay or drive to downtown Los Angeles or other surrounding areas to give back.

Metro Los Angeles
Metro Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Responsible for training new Communications staff including Web, Marketing and department clients on team tools and impacting technologies such as GDPR, Google Analytics, Wufoo, and Email Marketing.