Edison Go Tan
Company name: Vivixx Academy
Role: Head Trainer
A lifelong advocate of education. I have been working with WordPress for over 10 years and has been my go to CMS ever since. Becoming one of the country’s foremost expert in WordPress Throughout the years, I have created several websites using WordPress, I have made custom plugins and themes – some of which ended up on several repositories. Lastly, I am a proud contributor to the WordPress Community myself having published some of my previous case studies as well as one of the tinyest and fastest theme in the WordPress free repository.
Christian Angelo Labao
Company name: Nowcom Global Services LLC
Role: Software Engineer
I’m Ian Labao, a Web Developer, Geek and Enthusiast! I currently work as a software engineer who loves to play and work around with web and mobile applications. I’m also into spreading the Good News about the Info Tech industry by conducting different seminars and workshop across the country!
Company name: OntheGo Systems Ltd
Role: Systems Developer
Emerson Maningo is from Cebu, Philippines. He works as Systems Developer for OntheGoSystems, the makers of WPML, Toolset and ICanLocalize. He is a great fan of open source projects like Linux. And actively contributes to WordPress core and plugins. When not coding or facing the computer, he loves spending time with his family or doing some sports and music.
Andrew Dela Serna
Topic: How We Work at Automattic
Company name: Automattic
Role: Happiness Engineer
Andrew dela Serna is a Happiness Engineer at WordPress.com. Starting out as a blogger, Andrew moved on to designing and developing WordPress sites. He later helped organize the first WordCamp Philippines in 2008, and following WordCamps in 2010 and 2012. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Ateneo de Manila and an Associate’s degree from Pratt Institute. Andrew hails from Davao City and currently leads the local blogging community.
Paul De Paula
Company name: Pantheon
Role: Customer Success Engineer, Performance and Scalability APAC
An accomplished Full Stack Engineer with a decade of experience in the IT Industry, from Software Development Firms, Digital News and Media, Airline Services to US Government Platforms. He’s currently working as Customer Success Engineer at Pantheon and in-charge of the application and performance issues servicing medium and large enterprises.
Robert ‘Bob’ Reyes
Company name: Mozilla Philippines
Role: Mozilla Representative (PHL)
Bob is a Mozilla Representative based in Makati City, Philippines. He is the GM & CTO of TurfSite Web Services, a leading name in webhosting services in the country. He is a WordPress user since 2003.
Eladio ‘ El’ Abquina
Topic: Faster WordPress workflows
Company name: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Role: Global Operations Control Center Manager
A self described, “Jack of all trades”, Ely does Web Design and Development, Business Solutions, and Digital Marketing. His work with blogs started with LiveJournal back in 2000s. When he heard the platform was going down, he had to choose another to replace it. Luckily, he found WordPress.com. The importer tool proved instrumental for porting his content.
He’s also a contributor for the EManilaPoetry site. He continues his hobby of Blogs and building websites, and has loved WordPress ever since.
Company name: OnTheGoSystems (WordPress Multilingual)
Role: Community and Support
I live in Vietnam but work with a truly global remote team, OnTheGoSystems, as a WPML supporter. I focus on helping our clients and writing documents to make their multilingual sites thrive. My involvement with WordPress runs deep. I organize and frequently speak at the Saigon (Vietnam) WordPress meetup group. I am also a translation validator and contributor to the Vietnamese WordPress. When the laptop is closed, I enjoy travelling and shooting photos.