Meet the speakers: Sam, Chris, John

With two weeks and just a handful of tickets left, we’re on the home stretch to WooCommerce Conference. Today the spotlight is on three more speakers set to share their gems with us on security, building a good platform and how to gain traction online.


Sam Hotchkiss | Security with WordPress and WooCommerce


This talk will cover the basics of security, including how YOU connect and work, how your clients work, and how you can write code in a way that is both secure and performant.

Sam was the creator of BruteProtect, a WordPress security plugin acquired by Automattic in August 2014. He now works on the Jetpack team at Automattic, with the goal of bringing killer features and functionality to WordPress blogs everywhere.

Sam travels with his wife, Becky (and, quite often, their dogs, Barkley, Izzy, and Stanley) to WordCamps around the world. He presents on topics ranging from security to building web apps to building and managing large blog networks.

Chris Lema | Building your Platform with WooCommerce


Chris Lema has been working with WordPress for 9 years. His daily blog covers the WordPress ecosystem from a business perspective. His day job is as chief strategist at Crowd Favorite. But it’s his coaching and consulting that brings him into the community – helping theme and plugin companies with product development and strategy.

Chris has been using WooThemes and WooCommerce since they were released. He loves helping people build their platform using WooCommerce, Sensei and more.

John Rampton | How To Gain Real Traction Online


I‘ll go into what it takes to gain real traction to your website. I’ll go into how to pitch your story/site to press and then how to gain traction and momentum online.

Best known as an Entrepreneur and Connector… John Rampton was recently named #3 on Top 50 Online Influencers in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine as well as a blogging expert by Forbes. John is also the founder of Hostt, a startup in Silicon Valley changing the way people host their websites online. He’s also a writer for Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine and Inc.

We’re really looking forward to hearing from these guys and appreciate them taking time to share with and invest in the WooCommerce community. Only 15 tickets left! Get yours now.

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