WordCamp Baltimore

WordCamp Baltimore is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp Baltimore will be September 12th at The University of Baltimore.


After Party / Networking Happy Hour(s):

The Waterfront Hotel (7-10pm)

1710 Thames St

Baltimore, MD 21231


Andy Stratton

Drew Poland

Drew is a front-end developer,?WordPress developer and entrepreneur from Baltimore, MD. With more than five years of freelance experience and over 15 years of development experience, Drew consults clients around the world about their ecommerce needs. To give back to the community Drew regularly attends and speaks at WordCamp events and helps organize the Baltimore WordPress meetup and WordCamp Baltimore.

Anthony D. Paul

I help build great digital experiences and software through usability research, IA concepts, and prototypes. Outside the office, you’ll find me spread across regional meetups and conferences—evangelizing IA/UX, accessibility, and a variety of open source dev projects. When I’m not doing responsible adult things, I grow the world’s hottest chili peppers and bottle my own hot sauce. I’d divulge something funny from my past, but these days the Internet does a better job of surfacing our embarrassing moments; find me anywhere by Googling “anthonydpaul”.

Bill Gadless

President/Co-Founder of a 45-person+ agency called emagine (headquartered in Boston). 15+ years ago started as a very typical “2 guys in a garage” firm building small websites on a proprietary CMS. Today, emagine develops WordPress-powered websites for multi-billion dollar, multi-national companies in the areas of B2B, High-Tech, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Professional Services. emagine has built roughly 1,000 websites over the years (over 100 since adopting WordPress a couple years ago). Bill oversees all sales and marketing at emagine.

Sang-Min Yoon

For the past six years, Sang has designed, developed and maintained websites for many great companies, including DC Public Schools, SiriusXM Radio, Smithsonian Institution and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Currently, Sang works for 10up as their Front-End Engineer.

Courtney Engle Robertson

Courtney Engle Robertson helps small business owners streamline their online marketing and provides training in Social Media, Local SEO, WordPress and Mobile Marketing. She has been a WordPress developer since 2.3 and lives in Chambersburg, PA. When not at a computer, she can be found in her large veggie garden.

Zac Gordon

Zac Gordon teaches WordPress for the amazing online school, Treehouse. Before that he taught WordPress, web design and web development at the high school and college level. In addition to teaching, Zac runs a web hosting company for students.

Chris Ford

Chris is on an adventure right now, transitioning from freelance WordPress designer atCreativity Included?into a Project Manager at Crowd Favorite. She’s excited to come to Baltimore so she can finally stalk John Waters.

Joe Casabona

Joe Casabona is a Front End Developer at Crowd Favorite and author of the book,Responsive Design with WordPress. He is also a Yankee fan, plays the drums, and enjoys a fine cigar from time to time. You can find him over at??or on Twitter at?.

Tim Sisson

Tim loves WordPress and enjoys leveraging it to help businesses meet their needs. He leads the Customer Community Team at InMotion Hosting where they create documentation and help customers with issues related to WordPress. He’s passionate about all things nonprofit and eCommerce.
When he’s not tinkering with WordPress he spends his time on adventures with his wife Lisa, three daughters Autumn, Stella, and Petra.

Melodie Laylor

Melodie discovered her inner geek working part-time in the computer lab while pursuing a music degree in college. She’s been working with computers and Internet technology ever since. She married a geek guy and they went into business troubleshooting and repairing computers. Along the way they had four geektastic kids. Melodie discovered WordPress , fell in love with it and never looked back. She launched out as a freelance web designer , and has been an organizer of the WordPress Hampton Roads Meetup. Melodie and her husband are now partners in PajamaWeb, a web design venture, and WP Night Owl, a WordPress managed services venture.

Dustin Yoxall

Dustin is CoFounder and Technical Director at Cake & Eat It Designs located in Easton, Maryland. He has over 5 years of experience building websites for clients and has spent most of that time developing on the WordPress platform. When he’s not developing he spends his time tinkering with Arduino boards and riding his bike. He is always excited to discuss workflow processes and how they can be improved!

Aaron Brazell

Aaron is a Sr. Web Engineer with 10up. He was a cofounder of WP Engine and the author of the WordPress Bible. Aaron has been working with WordPress since and remembers hooks and pages becoming a thing. In his free time, he spends time with his 26lb terrier, likes to sample craft beer and exercises his photography. He lives right here in Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.

Wes Linda

I’m Wes. I built my first web site nearly 20 years ago and it wasn’t pretty. I’m talking The Globe and that’s just scary. For the past seven years I’ve been working with WordPress as my primary web site platform.

By day, i’m a designer and creative for Johns Hopkins University where I manage a number of WordPress based web sites. By night, I’m WordPress Wes offering freelance clients custom web sites built using the Genesis framework. Basically, my life has come to be completely engulfed with WordPress.

When I’m not working on on web sites you’ll often find me with a camera in hand taking someone’s headshot or photographing totally random things.


NOTE: All sessions and tracks are in the same building. There is only one location for this camp. Each track (Downtown/Station North) are in the same building, but separate rooms within that building.

Venue Address

William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center

11 W Mount Royal Ave

Baltimore, MD, 21201

General Traffic Tips

From Points South

  • Head North on 295N/95N
  • Move from 695 W to the 83 South Exit
  • Take exit 5 for Maryland Ave
  • Continue Straight onto W Oliver St. (Note, the Fitzgerald garage should be on your right on Oliver St.)
  • Make a left onto Mount Royal Ave to continue on to the venue address

From Points North

From Towson:
  • Take I-83 South to Baltimore
  • Take Exit 5 for Maryland Ave
  • Turn left onto Maryland Ave
  • Turn left onto Mt Royal Ave
  • End at 11 W. Mount Royal Ave


We recommend street parking (watch for meters and signs). Also, we recommend paid parking at The Fitzgerald’s garage, off of Mt. Royal Ave (about $10)


Baltimore is a smaller city so most hotels (even those in the Harbor) are just a short cab ride away, but if you’d like to be within walking distance of the venue there are a few options:


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