Zoe Mickley Gillenwater is a web designer, developer and consultant who loves creating sites that work for as many people and devices as possible. She is the author of two books on CSS, Flexible Web Design: Creating Liquid and Elastic Layouts with CSS and Stunning CSS3: A Project-based Guide to the Latest in CSS, as well as the video training title Web Accessibility Principles for lynda.com. She’s written articles for publications like .net Magazine and Smashing Magazine, and has spoken at conferences like SXSW and Web Directions. Zoe currently works as a web accessibility specialist for AT&T’s Design Standards team and lives in the Triangle area of NC. Find out more about Zoe on her blog and portfolio site or follow her on Twitter.
Bermon Painter is a designer/developer living, working, speaking spanish and eating cupcakes in Charlotte, NC. He enjoys solving problems with design, creating elegant solutions with code and digging into juicy analytics. In his free time he organizes the groups Charlotte UX, Charlotte FED who meet monthly and co-organizes BarCamp Charlotte. At the moment Bermon is working on a top secret startup, trying to improve the tech side of education and find a good excuse to hang out on the beaches of Ecuador.
Andrew C. Oliver is a professional cat herder and who moonlights as an entrepreneur. His expertise are in performance and scalability and of course Cloud Computing. He is possibly best known for founding the POI project, a port of Microsoft file formats to Java, which is now hosted at Apache. From there he joined JBoss Group as one of its early employees before it became JBoss, Inc. After Red Hat acquired JBoss, having caught the startup bug, Andrew attempted a startup of his own and learned what not to do when founding a startup. Since December, 2007, he has run Open Software Integrators, LLC. OSIL performs professional services for primarily vendors with Open Source products.
It all started with a fascination with computers, which lead to a love of coding, which brought on a burning interest in how the businesses that build and profit from software work. Nowadays Nathaniel is focused full-time on his startup Spreedly, but less than a year ago he was trying to juggle it alongside of running a full-service software consultancy called Terralien. Freelancer, consultancy owner, and startup founder — he’s tried it all, and founder is far and away his favorite (so far).
Joe Audette is the founder and primary developer of the popular open source content management system mojoPortal. Having worked for many years as a software development consultant and in house developer for various corporations, Joe started the mojoPortal project in 2004 while still working in the corporate world and launched his own business Source Tree Solutions, LLC in the beginning of 2007 in order to work on mojoPortal full time. Since 2007 Source Tree Solutions has transitioned from a mostly consulting business to a mostly product sales business that continues to evolve the free open source mojoPortal platform and provides premium add-on products that plug into mojoPortal. Today there is a growing ecosystem of consultants and hosting companies providing an array of services and products related to mojoPortal. Our customers include local, state and national government agencies, universities, and businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries.
HeatherO helps small and independent business owners build their businesses and sell products and services by utilizing social tools (online and off) to attract “Raving Fans” and build a “tribe”. She has successfully coached businesses around the world in discovering and sharing their true, unique value and rising above ‘the noise”. Her clients range from local franchises like Chick-fil-a, to independent photographers in Australia. Her simple, yet powerful approach helps all businesses to grow without huge marketing budgets! Find her on Facebook and Twitter.
Michael has over 20 years experience in information technology covering a wide range of specialties including: web design, software engineering, e-commerce solutions, artificial intelligence, and Internet marketing. He is a member of the World Association of Internet Marketers and of SEO Professionals. He has degrees in Linguistics, Philosophy and Theology.Experience: Michael is a contributing author to SEOToday.com, the premier website for SEM professionals, and a contributor to “Building Your Business With Google for Dummies” by Brad Hill (Wiley Publishing). He is a frequent presenter at Ultra Advanced SEO Symposiums, a meeting of select masters of the search engine marketing industry, and has been invited many times to speak at Search Engine Workshops. Michael is a licensed instructor and owner of the North Carolina Search Engine Academy. He recently became a frequent instructor on search engine technologies at the U.S. Patent Office. He has been a guest lecturer at the NC State University Graduate Math Department and was invited as a panelist at a National Institute of Statistical Sciences Workshop on Non-Negative Matrix Factorization.The companies and organizations Michael has consulted with include: 1-800-Flowers, Alcatel-Lucent, AOL, Drs Foster & Smith, IBM, InterActiveCorp, Sony and WebMD.
David Rogers is a freelance software development consultant living in Orlando, FL, where he helps organize the local PHP, Python, and Coding Dojo groups, speaks at local conferences, and teaches best practices in the industry at BarCamps and other (un)conferences. He specializes in building custom systemizing applications for the web — in the cloud or not — and around town, he’s known as an expert on Test-Driven Development, Agile Development (Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban), and general Software Development Life Cycle concerns that inevitably get ignored or deferred. And he’s a pretty nice guy to talk to. He might even buy you a drink.
Richard is freelance web designer working in Chapel Hill. Over the past eight years, Rich has had the opportunity to design and build sites for underwater photographers and educators, acupuncturists and investment firms, software consultants and musicians. He enjoys finding just the right arrangement of pixels and code to suit each client.
Doug Foster is founder of the Idea Mechanics, a company dedicated to helping people sell. Combining Convince Me! — a simple, easy way to sell — along with unique sales tools, the Idea Mechanics help clients sell their product, service, or point-of-view by creating SMART buyers. In his 30 year career, Doug has been a successful engineer, manager, vice president, board director, international liaison, and entrepreneur. He has worked in sales, marketing, manufacturing, information technology, telecommunications, engineering, systems quality, and IP management. Doug has a long history in the area of Internet voice, video, and data convergence. With John Deere, he helped transform a global SNA network into a multi-protocol Intranet, attached to the early Internet. At Cisco Systems, he served as one of the company’s original Video and Voice Over IP consulting engineers. You can read more about Doug here.
Joseph D’Agnese and Denise Kiernan are freelancers and writers who speak often on issues facing freelancers. In this community, they’re probably best known as the authors of The Money Book for Freelancers (Random House). They are both incorrigible geeks, as evidenced by the fact that they’ve also authored two books about the signers of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, called Signing Their Rights Away and Signing Their Lives Away. Denise is author of an upcoming book from Simon & Schuster about the Manhattan Project, and Joe published a book for kids about Leonardo of Pisa, namesake of the Fibonacci Sequence. Visit them at joedenise.com.
Laney Dale has worked in the IT field for over15 years which has included various aspects including development, security, and management. Early in his career Laney was recruited into KPMG’s Information Risk Management practice where he lead projects for clients of all sizes. After leaving KPMG Laney started an audit practice that grew to 150 people over 5 years. Laney left his practice to start a software company in 2008. this company NuOpus began developing mobile apps and became appubator inc in 2010. At appubator Laney has helped develop over 40 mobile apps including and industry leading mobile app for babysitting management.
My sole mission is to connect Micro Business Owners and Solo Professionals together “Online” so that they can take that Relationship “Offline” where it will build and benefit them, their clients and local community they serve. I do this via the ComeOnInside.com Network of Local Business Networks across the United States. How can I help you?
I have an interest in helping people get over the “Entrepreneur Syndrome” (everyone wants to be one) and put the spotlight on how important being a micro or small business owner is to our local economy. 1099 is Cool!