About WordPress Kansas City
WordPress KC is the place to learn more about WordPress in Kansas City. With regular WordPress-centric design, development, and digital marketing Meetups and a yearly WordCamp KC conference, there is something that’s right for you!
WordPress is a free open source software that is used to create custom websites and blogs powering nearly 30% of all websites on the internet today! WordPress started in 2003 as “just a blogging system,” but the WordPress platform has evolved to be used as full content management system (CMS) – and so much more through the thousands of plugins and widgets and themes — WordPress is limited only by your imagination!
WordCamps are free or low-cost local public educational conferences that happen all around the world to gather and educate WordPress users, organized by WordPress users. These low-key local gatherings allow people from all walks of life to attend, meet, share and learn. WordPress KC organizers also organize and host the annual WordCamp Kansas City conference.
Whether you’ve been with WordPress since the beginning or you’re brand new, we want you to come grow with us! Our goal is to educate and integrate the design, development, and content creation fields to better use of WordPress.
How can you get involved with WordPress KC?
- Show off your expertise and present at a WordPress KC Meetup
- Volunteer at WordCamp KC
- Ask questions
- Tell your friends and colleagues
- Let us know if you have another idea for WordPress KC!
Join the WordPress KC community by coming to one of our events and learn from one another, network, and celebrate the global phenomenon that is WordPress.
Looking forward to seeing YOU!
The WordPress KC Organizing Team
WordPress Kansas City Organizers
Meet the WordPress Kansas City organizers, dedicated to bringing high-quality training and discussion to Kansas City!
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Karissa Skirmont, 2018-2020 Lead Organizer
Karissa helps passionate entrepreneurs tame technology by building profound websites and designing powerful brands to bring their vision to life.
As an experienced web developer/graphic designer & business strategist, she has helped hundreds of small business owners and entrepreneurs build and improve their businesses since 2005. She has over 10 years experience working with WordPress, specializes in WordPress MulitSite, founded the WordPress Multisite Community FB Group and is obsessed with all things purple.
Travis is the owner of Search Centered Digital Marketing, specializing in search engine optimization and WordPress website development. He creates websites & digital marketing strategies so small businesses can compete with large businesses online.
When not working on websites, Travis organizes the Kansas City Dog Club and volunteers at Wayside Waifs Humane Society and Spay & Neuter KC.
Sarah is the owner of 94 West, specializing in website development, search engine optimization, and digital marketing. She develops WordPress-based websites that drive leads, support sales, and build customer confidence and trust. She loves working with diverse businesses and constantly expanding her skill set to meet their needs.
Sarah is a native Kansas Citian and received her B.A. and M.U.P. at the University of Kansas.
Justice is a former college professor who was tasked with selecting and teaching a content management system which brought him to WordPress. Justice has been working with WordPress on and off since 2009. After a brief time away Justice is reigniting his love affair with WordPress and plans to launch several new websites this summer and fall – stay tuned!
Outside of technology Justice enjoys being the number one fan at his kids sporting events and learning about nutrition and fitness.
Mat is the president of Redlogic Communications, Inc., his freelance digital design agency. He serves clients, ranging from large corporations to small businesses and non-profits organizations. He has worked with brands such as Sprint, Helzberg Diamonds, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Dimensional Innovations and Junior Achievement. He helps these businesses and organizations achieve their business goals by helping them design, develop and execute effective branding, web and social strategies, print collateral, advertising and marketing communications.
He also coaches and mentors other creatives and freelancers through Freelance On Fire, he helps them become successful independent freelance business owners, even if they are brand new to freelancing.
Mat is based in Mound City, KS (pop. 700), just south of the Kansas City metro, where he is currently the mayor and an active community volunteer. He lives there with his wife, Regina and four teenage children.
He likes challenges and enjoys learning about new businesses and ideas and helping people understand how technology works and can help them.
She has been developing and customizing WordPress business websites since 2004. With an MBA in eBusiness, Kim has created a company that assists corporations to build and customize their WordPress website with clients like Steelcase, RedHat, and many more. She and her team also administer WordPress support desk for corporations and entrepreneurs.