DNN SUMMIT 2019 SPEAKERS

Andrew Hoefling

Andrew Hoefling is the Owner and Architect of Hoefling Software, LLC providing software consulting services for Web, Cloud, Desktop and Mobile development. He is experienced in enterprise software using C# and .NET which makes using DNN an easy choice for CMS projects. Andrew has been using DNN since the beginning of 2017 and as a new member to the community he has left an impact with several Pull Requests for the MVC platform. He received his bachelors from Rochester Institute of Technology and he was featured in the December 2017 DNN Digest.

  • DNN and Mobile Apps: How to Synchronize your Content
  • DNN MVC Module Development
  • Azure DevOps and DNN

Ben Schmidt

Ben's background is in design but over the years has transitioned into the front-end development world as well. He's been working with DNN since his introduction into coding and has spoken at numerous national DNN conferences across the U.S. about design and web development. Working for 10 Pound Gorilla, Ben employs his talents in user experience and writing clean efficient code.

  • Design Around UX Myths for Success

Bogdan Litescu

Accidentally, he made it. The typical geek with the ultimate goal to build and own successful software products turned DNN Sharp into the top module provider in DNN. For some reason he can't understand, people like him so they joined his crazy idea of a team, where everyone is encouraged to take ownership and deliver one's full potential. He keeps a journal that he hopes will be worth a lot of money once he's famous. His life philosophy includes: try everything twice, connect the dots and icecream.

  • Plant an App - The Low Code Development Platform on DNN
  • Panel Discussion: What's it Like to be a Vendor in the DNN Ecosystem?

Brian Dukes

Brian Dukes has been working with Engage professionally since 2006, but has been writing code since around 1998. Brian is very passionate about writing code that is easily maintainable, and helping others to do the same. He has been a leader in the DNN Community, and can often be found speaking at conferences and helping others on Twitter(@BrianDukes), GitHub(bdukes), and Stack Overflow(bdukes). DNN recognized his community efforts by awarding him the DNN MVP starting in 2012. Outside of work, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, being involved within his church, as well as supporting social justice, fair trade, local, seasonable, real food, and international adoption.

  • Little Known DNN Features
  • Building Secure ASP.NET Applications
  • Advanced Git Techniques to Manage Open Source Contributions

Cassidi Peterson

Cassidi founded 10 Pound Gorilla in 2003. She has distinguished herself as a leader in digital marketing and web development, regularly speaking at international and national technology and non-profit conferences. She proudly leads a team of top-notch professionals delivering A+ products and services. Cassidi excels in digital marketing, strategy and Google Adwords. She thinks outside of the box and finds unique opportunities to save money and maximize return on investment.

  • Marketing Outside the Box
  • Put Life Into Your Website - Let Us Optimize Your User Experience (UX)

Chris Hammond

Chris Hammond is the V.P., Product Evangelism for Clubready, LLC in Ellisville, Missouri. He has spent 15+ years working with open source projects in the ASP.NET ecosystem, primarily DNN. Chris is a published author and has been a frequent presenter at conferences, user groups and companies around the world. Chris provides many ASP.NET and DotNetNuke tutorials through his blog at ChrisHammond.com. He is also an active DNN Community member, providing support in the DNN Forums.

  • Securing your DNN site using Azure and Let's Encrypt for SSL
  • Shooting a Flare into the Clouds. Using CloudFlare in front of your DNN website.
  • Installing DNN on Windows Azure is too hard! You shouldn't do it.

David Poindexter

David Poindexter, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also has a Masters Certification in Project Management from George Washington University. For his first nine years in the corporate sector, David's eclectic career included telecommunications, project/proposal management, business analysis and software development/architecture. Since 2007, David's primary focus has been pursuing his entrepreneurial aspirations in his role as President & CEO of nvisionative, Inc. nvisionative is a Creative Marketing and App Development agency located in Mooresville, North Carolina. David has been an active member of the DNN community since its inception. His early development of popular iBuySpy modules made a perfect segue into the iBuySpy Workshop and subsequent DotNetNuke world. David's most recent efforts are focused on the launch of Mobile Applify (an agency partner program for mobile app development services), his commercial LMS module, DNN + Hotcakes Commerce development, serving a leading role in the DNN Summit, Southern Fried DNN Users Group and the DNN Training Working Group. David is proud father of his one daughter. And to many people's surprise in the DNN community, he is an avid and accomplished musician, singer, songwriter and producer. So don't hesitate to engage in a music related conversation. Music is his true passion!

  • Web Components Fundamentals & Authoring
  • Extending the DNN Persona Bar WITHOUT React!
  • Discovering The Greater DNN Open Source Community
  • How do build a Persona Bar extension using Angular

Don Gingold

Don Gingold, Principal at Sprocket Websites, Inc, a national Internet Marketing company, has been building websites for as long as there's been The Web. It's never about the technology, however, it's always about the message. Don was in marketing management for Rockwell in the Industrial sector and Seagate in the technology sector before starting his own companies, Gnu Ventures Company and Sprocket Websites, Inc over the past twenty years. Don lives in Naperville, Illinois with his wife and business partner Kate and is involved in the local community theatre and film society, where he's on the board of each. His comfort in front of an audience shows in his seminars. Tailored to each audience, Don's talks have been described as "overflowing with information" and "a delight to attend."

  • How to Tell Your Client's Story using Social Media in 2019

Greg Newell

I started an internet marketing and web development company in 2004. We were local SEO guys before "local SEO" was even a buzzword. Our clients are businesses who traditionally have depended on the Yellow Pages. We have been using DNN since we started and we see a clear SEO benefit. We utilize a variety of DNN support systems including overseas development, local DNN hosting and a group of DNN editors out of Canada. The DNN ecosystem has and continues to serve my business very well.

  • DNN for Local Marketing

J.R. Brooks

President Managed.com Sponsorship Organizer for DNN Association Why should people listen to me? Because I care about making people's lives less stressful when it comes to making investments in growing their business. One Direction? That's not a country band so sorry I will have to ask my wife. :)

  • Hosting Products and Identifying the right requirements

Jay Mathis

Jay Mathis is the CEO and founder of X3 Technology, a consultancy solely focused on providing DNN solutions. Jay has been involved with DNN for over fifteen years (since version 1.02). Jay is currently a DNN MVP serves on several advisory groups within the DNN ecosystem.

  • How do build a Persona Bar extension using Angular

Jeffrey J. Hardy

Jeff is a 25-year veteran of communications serving the technology fields. A trained economist and social scientist, he has worked at the super-large tech behemoths of yesterday and the small entrepreneurial shops of tomorrow across the technological landscape - from services and software to hosting and cloud. Today he is the chief strategist at his company - Art of the Message - directing projects for customers all over the world. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Arizona State University and is in the middle of his thesis for a Master's of Economics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is a communications and human behavior nerd from the start, schooled in semiotics, color theory, incentives, cultural communications, and iconography. When not creating amazing content, he spends time listening to Blues and Jazz Music - *Ray Charles was a genius* - and cooking great food. But it's the content that gets the job done.

  • The Top 5 eCommerce Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them
  • I've Found the BEST WEBSITE In the World (and it's not mine)

Joe Craig

Joseph N. Craig is the Chief Web Architect at the Patapsco Research Group, a small consulting practice that he founded in 2006. Joe has specialized in the application of DNN since that time, and is deeply experience in all things DNN, from site design and development, skinning, module development and, especially upgrading, debugging and fixing broken DNN sites. Joe hasn't encountered a DNN site that he couldn't fix or upgrade. Joe has also provided support in the forums at DNN Creative magazine, where he has posted over 11,000 messages, and is a regular participant in DNN Hero's monthly chat. He has been a DNN MVP since 2015, organized DNN Con in 2016, and has been a member of the DNN Summit organizing committee for 1017 and 2018.

  • Help! I have a Question ...

Johnny Gregory

I am the Client Partner at Fortuitas Proud Father of two awesome boys Husband to a beautiful wife Los Angeles Area Sports Fan Nerd Gamer Han shot first

  • Tips and Tricks: Building a Successful Lead Generation Machine.

Joseph Hoffend

Joseph Hoffend is with ITX Corp. based in Rochester, NY. ITX is a software product innovation firm with over 200 employees in 7 countries with offices in Portland, Oregon, Rochester, NY and Cincinnati, OH. ITX has built a passionate team of technologists and artists that inspires him every day with the magic that they produce for their clients. ITX is pioneering the way that software products are built and creating best practices for startups and fortune 100 companies alike. They are pushing the limits on what is possible with technology and bringing some of the most inspiring software to life.

  • Software Innovation: Gaining Trust, Earning Loyalty and Triggering Advocacy

Lance Nelson

Lance Nelson, a former USN Radar Tech, has been working as a .NET programmer since 1.0 first came out. He has become a DNN advocate after using it for the past 4 years. Lance loves JavaScript and tries to find which hot, new framework will be the one to take over the world.

  • Give Your Site Multiple Layouts By Using Multiple Skins and Menus

Lee Hinman

Lee had the 1st Micro Computer Store in South Fl back in 1977 and sold PCs to IBM. Lee was in the USAF 4 years 1959-1963 Worked for GE Gainesville FL Wilmore Electronics Durham, NC Ft Lauderdale, FL Area; Modular Computer Systems, Motorola, ACR Electronics, Profit Key Founded Systems Resources Inc CEO Developed a configurator integrated with Visual Mfg ERP Founded e Market Places LLC Panama City Beach, FL CEO US Census part time work He is Inventor of Patent 7747467 https://patents.google.com/patent/US7747469

  • Marketing reaching new business focused & DNN Extension CPQcart Development

Lee Wise

As a previous graphic design student from Sam Houston State University, Lee brings a creative element to his front-end work. He's built a broad portfolio, developing software solutions for a variety of industries including healthcare, government, e-commerce and more. Lee believes the best way to improve your craft is to challenge yourself; he does this in his daily work by finding more efficient ways to approach problems. Did we mention Lee is a part-time magician? No, really. This guy has more than coding tricks up his sleeve! What inspires you? The idea that every expert was once a novice and almost about anything in life can be learned. Name a hidden talent, or one unknown fact about you. I can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 3 minutes. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A rockstar or magician, so check and check. What's your greatest fear? Mediocrity. Not in the material sense of wealth and success but by not living up to my fullest potential (as a husband, father, developer, etc). Do you know all the words to the national anthem? Um yeah, of course... Googles national anthem Wait, there are three more parts? And why is it missing the last line, "Play ball?"

  • You can do all that just with the theme?!
  • Work from Home or living at work.

Mandeep Singh

  • Panel Discussion: What's it Like to be a Vendor in the DNN Ecosystem?

Mark Harle

I help companies improve their performance through strategic use of web technologies. Focusing on online knowledge management and intranet design and implementation, I have helped many organizations improve their organizational performance and results. I have a BA in Psychology and MBA from Drake University.

  • Using DNN as the Platform for Your Digital Workplace Transformation

Mark Saunders

Mark has been working in IT since 1989 and has a very diverse background. He has spent his career thinking outside the box to find effective solutions to client needs in verticals of shop floor control, Scanning solution's, ERP/MRP, Web Integration and eCommerce. He loves what he does and is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge.

  • Set Your Analytics Free
  • GDPR... A Follow Up Q & A
  • GDPR, Article 11, Article 13 - HELP! What do we do now?

Matt Rutledge

Matt Rutledge is currently the CTO for Believe Kids. Matt has always had a passion for solving problems with technology and building software solutions. He has over 20 years of experience in software design, architecture, implementation, and product lifecycle. Matt has worked in many sectors of business including the telecommunications, aerospace, financial, and fundraising sectors.

  • Rapid DNN Extension Development, YO!

Mitchel Sellers

Mitchel Sellers is not only the Founder, CEO, and Director of Development for IowaComputerGurus (ICG), he is also one of its core technical contributors. He has personally managed hundreds of successful website and application projects, served as a technology professor at Des Moines Area Community College, and become a published author - writing or contributing to hundreds of articles and three industry-standard texts on programming for the Microsoft technology stack. This list of accomplishments is impressive - elevating him to seven-time Microsoft C# MVP, ASP Insider, Microsoft Certified Professional, and DNN MVP. Mitch has a deep understanding of software development with a focus on proper architecture standards, performance, stability, compliance, and cost-effectiveness. And he is a recognized authority on building applications and enterprise websites on industry-standard platforms - including ASP.NET, MVC/MVC Core, SQL, Windows, and public clouds (Azure, Amazon AWS). But perhaps what customers remember most is his dedication to great service and support and the ability to communicate effectively with project stakeholders from the datacenter to the executive boardroom and back again. When Mitch is not at the computer he is spending time with his wife and family and flying his airplane from his home base in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Scale Up/Out or Geo-Replication with DNN

Nancy L Gaines

Nancy Gaines is CEO/Founder of Gain Advantages Inc. and has been advising small businesses and Fortune 100 companies how to increase revenues through proven systems for almost two decades. She is a best-selling author and international keynote speaker. Nancy has been named in the Top 100 Productivity Experts to follow on Twitter and has a global podcast downloaded in over 70 countries. Her main focus is creating business processes with actionable steps so her clients achieve more consistency, ease, and ultimate success.

  • Building Business Connectons - 7 Keys to Effective Networking
  • How to Communicate When Tech is from Mars and the Business is from Venus

Ryan Moore

Ryan and his wife, Jennifer, created The Moore Creative Company in 1997. They established in Raleigh, NC and began with a handful of clients and worked with a range of industries from national corporations such as Lowe's, Rubbermaid, Bombardier to local companies such as local NASCAR heavyweight Hendrick Motorsports. Over the years, they have grown, moved, grown and moved again, enjoying every aspect that their website development business brings them. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts: Graphic Design from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Several of their employees are graduates from the same program and many are Eagle Scouts. Be sure to ask him about snorkeling with sharks, that George Lucas action figure, DNN Summit LightSabers, and that tarantula in Belize.

  • Developing Custom DNN Solutions With XMod Pro
  • Doing Good With DNN
  • Essential For Your DNN Toolbox
  • Panel Discussion: What's it Like to be a Vendor in the DNN Ecosystem?

Thompson Knox

Thompson Knox is a partner at SteadyRain, a longtime partner of DNN Software, a dedicated husband, an avid comic book creator and reader, a collector of the odd and unusual and, perhaps most importantly, a beleiver that every organization can be better through the effective use of well-planned and well-executed technical solutions.

  • Digitally Transform with DNN Software

Tirell Mckinnon

Tirell Mckinnon is a software engineer at Skookum located in Charlotte, NC. He is a family man, code writer, avid learner, and a member of the Army National Guard. Frontend development has always been his passion and he has always had a curiosity of deeply understanding software.

  • Component Driven Architectures

TK Sheppard

TK has loved website design and development from the humble beginnings of the web. In his younger years he would use notepad and create framed websites that were organized with tables and gawdy repeating backgrounds. Things have changed a lot since then. TK enjoys keeping up with the trends and tools of today. He focuses on beautiful hand-crated website design and organized methodical theme development. After being introduced into the DNN world, he contributed to the DNN community by helping create nvQuickTheme--A dev environment/theme framework that helps developers rapidly create custom DNN themes.

  • Theming with Structured Content
  • Custom DNN Theme from Start to Finish

Tom Walters

Tom has been working with web technologies for many years across a huge number of platforms and organisations of all shapes and sizes. When he's not prototyping a web app in the next big framework you'll find him in the kitchen cooking up a storm, or at the cinema soaking up blockbuster and indie-film alike.

  • Give it a REST: React to modern tech with GraphQL and DNN

Tracy Wittenkeller

Tracy is the President & Founder T-WORX, Inc., which is well-known as one of the founding pillars of the DNN/DotNetNuke ecosystem (since 2005), provides DNN design & development services for companies around the world. Tracy is a published author and has been a speaker at many DNN and developer events. He's the creator/editor of DNN Magazine and has been using DNN since it's inception as iBuySpy Portal.

  • A First Glance Into Liquid Content

Will Strohl

Will Strohl is an author and technologist in the San Francisco area. During his career, Will has held positions ranging from Help Desk Technician to being the CEO & Co-Owner at Hotcakes Commerce (HotcakesCommerce.com). He even spent a few years at DNN Corp where he ran the evangelism, training, and sales engineering departments. Today, Will is the founder and CEO of Upendo Ventures (UpendoVentures.com), where they use technology to help your business change people's lives.

  • Panel Discussion: What's it Like to be a Vendor in the DNN Ecosystem?
  • DNN Upgrades Made Simple
  • Evaluating Extensions: A Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Your Site Clean
  • Build a Module in Minutes