The Speakers

Aakash Jha

Aakash Jha is a student at Purwanchal University School of Engineering & Technology, B.E Computer Engineering and a UI Designer at Binwary, a software-based IT company located at Biratnagar.
He would like to see WordPress fully translated in Nepali, so that his colleagues, friends, seniors, and mentors could better use the platform for their websites.

Abdullah Ramzan

A Software Engineer, part of the PressTigers clan at Nextbridge (Pvt.) Ltd. Abdullah Ramzan is a WP Plugin Developer who loves to contribute to open source projects. He is part of the team who developed very simple and robust open source plugins for

He is also part of the organizing team for WordPress Meetups Lahore and Translation Editor for the PressTigers plugins.

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Abha Thakor

Abha Thakor is an experienced communicator, journalist, researcher and digital professional working in a variety of sectors. She has specialisms in new technology, content development, supporting continuous professional development and cross-cultural working.

She is a contributor to a number of teams on Make WordPress including marketing and is a WordCamp and Meetup co-organizer. She is Communications Lead for WordCamp London and a WordCamp Europe 2019 co-organizer. She is also CPD-Lead for a number of professional organizations and writes on technology, AI and machine learning.

Afsana Multani

“Customer service shouldn’t just be a department; it should be the entire company.”

This quote is one Afsana has lived by as a Customer Support Executive with thedotstore, a venture of Multidots. An artist and a WordPress enthusiast who enjoys learning, Afsana recently started an initiative called ‘iamwplearner’, a knowledge-sharing activity she dreams will help both the local and the International WordPress Community.

She is a Lead Organiser, speaker and volunteer for a WordCamp and WordPress Meetups.

Ahmed Khalifa

Ahmed Khalifa is an experienced freelance WordPress SEO consultant, where he works with businesses to grow their visibility, engagement, and conversion of their WordPress sites

Ahmed is also moderately-severely deaf, have been since birth and is gradually experiencing a decline in his hearing. He is a deaf advocate and by combining his WordPress SEO experience with his own personal lifestyle, this has allowed him to understand how best to make content more accessible and how it can also benefit the content creators too.

Ahmed runs his WordPress SEO consultancy business at and creates content around the deafness topic

Alice Orrù

Long time blogger, avid reader and a language geek, Alice is GTE for the Italian WordPress community and works as a content writer for the plugin WP Rocket.

Dionizio Bach

Dionizio is passionate about cultures, languages, and entrepreneurship. Self-thought multimedia professional, started at the age of 13 and became a specialist in inbound marketing, 360 degrees photography, and software localization. National PTE for Plugins and Themes. At WP-Brazil. Google Street View Trusted Photographer and Google Local Guide. Founder of a collective company called 360°Mix and of the “Digital Empower” movement for local businesses. Married, 3 kids, 2 dogs and always planning for the next adventure.

Evangelos Athanasiadis

A WordPress user since 2005, Evangelos has also been a translator for much of that period. He also develops websites with WordPress. He supports the local WordPress Meetup and has been a WordCamp organizer.

Felipe Elia

Brazilian GTE, Locale Manager, forums keymaster, and WP Meetup co-organizer in Curitiba. Felipe is also a Core and Meta contributor.

He is a back and front end developer focused on WordPress since 2012. Felipe currently freelances as a WordPress expert at Codeable. He is willing to share knowledge and talk about WordPress. He has a bilingual blog about the platform.

Fernando Tellado

WordPress teacher, writer, speaker, and consultant. Admin and Global Translator Editor for WordPress in Spanish (Spain).

Garrett Hyder
Garrett Hyder

I have a background in Integrations and Support and am currently heading the Design and IT spheres for Allscenes Media. I build connections and websites in the hopes of expanding my community and strengthening relationships. I’ve recently been devoted to mobile-first responsive publishing platforms focused on community marketing and am branching into adaptive design and content marketing.

Giacoma Allegretta

Informatic Engineering student and apprentice, Giacoma got to know the WordPress community three years ago, and since then couldn’t do without it! A GTE during the last year and active in the Polyglots team. Enjoys helping other teams too!

Harshad Mane

A freelance PHP programmer and WordPress enthusiast, Harshad uses his skills and expertise to build agency quality and flexible websites, which add value.

He is passionate about WordPress, and its uses to develop modern and impressive websites.

He has been working in the web industry for more than 11 years. Starting as a PHP programmer,  he moved into WordPress development, and says “to this day I still love doing both”.

Jon Ang
Jon Ang

At Human Made, Jon manages clients and projects in the Asia Pacific Region. He also speakes at WordPress Conferences throughout the world.

He is a technologist who is very involved in various aspects of the community. Some of his roles include Support Team Admin, Documentation Team Lead, HelpHub Lead, Community Team Deputy, and Theme Review Team reviewer.

Justin Ahinon

Justin is an applied statistician with a big passion for WordPress and web development. He is also very interested in open access issues and content dissemination in Africa.

He discovered WordPress about three years ago, and immediately found it amazing and decided to make it his main development tool. He currently works as a WordPress developer in a multinational tech hub in Benin.

Lidia Pellizzaro

Lidia describes herself as a vintage developer and software analyst (COBOL…), internal company’s IT helpdesker and fascinated by computer science and tech. She actively contributes to Italian Polyglots translations as a translator, PTE, mentor and Slack meeting’s co-host. She is a newbie/junior co-organizer for WordCamp Verona.

Marcio Zebedeu
Marcio Zebedeu

Marcio is a web developer based in Luanda, Angola. He is a GTE for Portuguese (Angola).

Mayur Keshwani

Hey WP Crazies, this is Mayur Keshwani from Multidots!! Owning a 7+ Years of experience in this field & being a total crazy fan of WordPress like all of us, He has Started, Built and Want to End his career with this amazing technology!! He has an interest in Core Areas of this platform including developing themes, plugins, WordPress’s own Core Project development and filling the gaps with his ideas wherever it’s required and possible!! Apart from the passion behind PHP & WordPress, He owns the Card Games and Travel in the never-ending list of hobbies!

Nabil Moqbel

GTE (Global Translation Editor) for WordPress in Arabic, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Naoko Takano

Japanese GTE, Locale Manager, and Polyglots Team Mentor. Naoko lives in Tokyo and works for Automattic as a Globalizer to facilitate internationalization and localization of

She has been involved in the Japanese WordPress community since 2003, contributing in the areas of translation, documentation, and community/events organization.

Pedro Mendonça

Pedro is a Portuguese GTE, involved in WordPress’ core translation. He helps the Portuguese WordPress Community by preserving Core and Meta translation quality and consistency as a base model of terminology and glossary for further translations of third party themes and plugins.

He is author of the ‘Translation Stats’ plugin, a WordPress Translation Editor, i18n and l10n geek and translator of premium WordPress projects. He is also a designer, an is ‘passionate’ about mechanical items and LEGO.

Saurabh Shukla

Saurabh has been a WordPress developer, writer, and educator for a decade. He works on support, maintenance, and development of LifterLMS. He is also the GTE for Hindi and has been involved in translation activities for a few years.

Sergey Biryukov

WordPress Core Committer and plugin author, Sergey also works on the Polyglots, Support and Meta teams. He is co-founder of the Russian WordPress community.

Shohei Tanaka

Shohei is the PTE on the WooCommerce plugin and All in One SEO packs, and the developer of the WooCommerce’s extension plugin in accordance with Japanese customs. WooCommerce for Japan

Siobhan Cunningham

She works for Yoast and is based in The Netherlands. She is a Make marketing team representative and co-ordinator for the weekly marketing team meetings. She is also the Speaker liaison for WordCamp Nijmegen 2019. With Abha Thakor, they lead the marketing campaign to encourage subtitling on videos.

Siobhan has a background in Communication and Multimedia Design and Communication science. She enjoys being part of a community where so many people from across the world not only build together the WordPress open source project but they share knowledge and learn so much from each other too.

Tor-Björn Fjellner

Swedish Poet and Writer, Tor-Björn is a Project and Product Manager (especially within Telecoms and IT), fluent in Russian. He has lived and worked in Russia, Bulgaria, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and is now living in Barcelona.

He has been actively using WordPress since 2011, when he converted his own blog in Russian about living as an expat in Oman into a multilingual website on WordPress. He also translated the WordPress theme of this site into Russian and Swedish. Tor-Björn is Global Translation Editor for Swedish and one of the global mentors for WordPress polyglots.