Guest Editors

WP Owls #62

Joe Casabona

Joe Casabona started his career over 20 years ago as a freelance web developer before realizing his true passion, which is sharing his knowledge about web development, podcasting, and course creation to help creators and business owners.

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WP Owls #60

Tammie Lister

Tammie is a designer passionate about open source and human-centred experiences. She is a long-time contributor to WordPress, and her contribution work continues by being sponsored through XWP, where she works full time. She is now looking to the future of the editor and themes through exploring what could be.

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WP Owls #58

Bob Dunn

I have been active in the WordPress community for over a decade creating content and educating users. When WooCommerce came out I jumped on board almost immediately and have experienced its growth for the last 10 years. Today, I run Do the Woo, where I guide, connect, and elevate the WooCommerce builder community.

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WP Owls #56

Angela Jin

An inveterate volunteer, Angela has a longstanding passion for building strong, inclusive communities. She is a Community Strategist at Automattic, where she focuses on Programs & Contributor Experience for Automattic’s Five for the Future sponsored division.  Originally from Seattle, Washington, Angela is currently trying out Madrid, Spain.

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WP Owls #54

Alex Standiford

Alex Standiford is a web developer from the little town of Anywhere, USA. He has been tinkering with web technologies my entire life, and started my career as a web developer in 2015. Since then, he have built dozens of WordPress plugins, scratch-made websites, and web applications.

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WP Owls #52

Rich Tabor

Rich is a WordPress entrepreneur, designer and developer. He's also recognized as one of the leaders in WordPress. Before recently joining Extendify as Head of Product, Rich was the Senior Product Manager of WordPress Experience at GoDaddy, and founded multiple WordPress products.

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WP Owls #50

Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk is the founder and chief product officer of Yoast.

His day to day consists of running the product side of Yoast and coming up with new features for users.

He’s also responsible for Yoast’s WordPress core team and supporting Yoast’s CEO Marieke, being both her colleague and her husband.

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WP Owls #48

Iain Poulson

Iain Poulson is a developer, business owner, podcaster, and writer. He works as a Product Manager for Delicious Brains the company behind WP Migrate DB Pro, WP Offload Media, SpinupWP and Advanced Custom Fields.

He helps people buy and sell WordPress businesses at FlipWP, runs the WP Trends newsletter, and develops WordPress plugins.

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WP Owls #46

Leon Stafford

A decade ago, Leon created the WP2Static plugin to solve the security and performance issues inherent with a dynamic web app like WordPress.

This experience led to recruitment into the expert team at Strattic, leaders in the WordPress static publishing space.

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WP Owls #44

Milana Cap

Milana Cap is a freelance WordPress/PHP engineer at Toptal, WordPress Documentation Team representative and Documentation Focus Lead for WordPress 5.8 release cycle.

She helped organise some of the largest WordPress conferences, WordCamp Europe 2018 and 2019, with focus on Contributor Days.

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WP Owls #42

Keith Devon

Keith is a WordPress designer and developer based in the UK. He's one half of Highrise Digital, who build custom, high-performance WordPress websites.
He is also co-host of the WP Café show where he chats about WordPress development with other professionals in the space.

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WP Owls #40

Sergey Biryukov

Sergey works on the WordPress core team at Yoast, contributing to WordPress as a Core Committer, and also working on Polyglots, Support, and Meta teams. He is a co-founder of Russian WordPress community.

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WP Owls #38

Chris Lema

He is a daily blogger at and the VP of Products at Liquid Web. A regular and popular speaker at WordCamps for the last decade, he also hosts a business conference in Cabo San Lucas for agencies and product companies called CaboPress.

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WP Owls #36

Brad Williams

He is the Co-Founder and CEO of WebDevStudios. He is also a co-author of the Professional WordPress Book Series. Brad is a US Marine Corps veteran and has been developing websites for over 25 years. In the last 15, Brad has specifically focused on open-source technologies like WordPress

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WP Owls #34

Nick Adams

He is a WordPress developer and the Chief Operating Officer at WP Buffs. At WP Buffs, Together with his team he provides WordPress support and maintenance services to individuals and businesses of all sizes.

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WP Owls #32

Igor Benić

He's a web developer interested in expanding his knowledge through various projects and educating others on what he learn while working. In his free time he's trying to grow his side projects and create a product business through WordPress plugins.

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WP Owls #30

Oana Filip

She's a community builder and storyteller at Pixelgrade. We’re a software company with ten years of experience in crafting digital products that support people who want to impact their communities.

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WP Owls #28

Leonardo Losoviz

He's an open source developer and technical writer, working at the intersection between GraphQL and WordPress. He is the creator of the GraphQL API for WordPress, one of the two available GraphQL servers for WordPress.

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WP Owls #26

Raphael Sztwiorok

He's a CTO at Buddy with 10 years of experience in CI/CD and over 15 in software development. Began by programming GIS tools for satellite and aerial imagery analysis for government agencies. Loves sharing insight on process automation, containerization, and the challenges of application scaling.

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WP Owls #24

Lesley Sim

Shw's the co-founder of Newsletter Glue, a lightweight newsletter builder that connects to multiple email service providers, letting you send newsletters without leaving WordPress.

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WP Owls #22

Tomasz Dziuda

He is a programmer with several years of experience and a fan of web technologies, which he uses creatively. He creates websites based on WordPress & Publii, web applications using Vue.js, and desktop applications based on Electron.

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WP Owls #20

Birgit Pauli-Haack

She curates block editor news on the Gutenberg Times, hosts regular Gutenberg Live Q & A shows on YouTube and co-hosts the Gutenberg Changelog podcast with Mark Uraine. She started working on websites in 1996 and founded Pauli Systems in 2002.

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WP Owls #18

Marieke van de Rakt

She is the CEO of Yoast. She fills her days with running the business and coming up with new growth strategies. She also runs the marketing department at Yoast and currently homeschools her 4 children. Marieke talks about SEO at major conferences around the globe.

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WP Owls #16

Francesca Marano

She is the lead of the WordPress core team at Yoast where she gets to work full time on the open source project with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

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WP Owls #13

Marcin Andrzejewski

He's a graphic designer who focuses on visual communication and lettering-based design. An image and communication expert specializing in election and sales campaigns.

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WP Owls #11

Denis Žoljom

He's a Croatian based developer and open source enthusiast. He works at Infinum as a lead WordPress engineer, where he make sure my teammates are always up to date with the latest news in PHP, WordPress, and other programming areas.

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WP Owls #9

Greg Ziółkowski

He lives in Oleśnica and is a dedicated developer & open source software contributor. He works at Automattic where he codes in JavaScript & develop block editor in WordPress core. When he's not coding, he prefers to spend his time with his family travelling and discovering new places.

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WP Owls #7

Michelle Frechette

She has over twenty years of experience in higher education; ten years owning a web design and marketing company; and currently serves as the Head of Customer Success for (developers of and She is the podcast barista at, and a volunteer for Big Orange Heart.

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WP Owls #5

Katarzyna Janoska

She's a UX designer. From 2011 in a committed relationship with WordPress. In 2013 she showed up on the first WP conference. Since then she was a speaker on WordCamps & WordUps whenever possible. She develops WP plugins professionally.

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WP Owls #3

Maciek Kuchnik

He's a creator of a weekly podcast “Make WordPress”. Associated with WP since 2009, active member of PL WP community. Prefers simple and effective solutions while working with WP.

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WP Owls #1

Maciek Swoboda

He's in love with WordPress since 2006. He's also a WordUp and WordCamp organizer and a CEO of WP Desk, a platform for WooCommerce plugins. Editor of the Polish version of WordPress. Believer in community strength

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