Bringing the top Content Management Systems together in one show.


CMS Summit at Merge will bring together web designers, developers,  bloggers, and UX designers with domain owners, and start up’s for a five-day conference and expo to learn, share, develop, and network.  The event will offer a chance to find out what is on the horizon for the top CMSs, with the latest technologies and trends. The featured workshops will help you hone your skills and give deeper insight into multiple CMS solutions.







Kat Christofer

WooCommerce | Automattic

Tech writer and manager of more than 1,000 pages of documentation at, Kat has worked with WordPress since 2007

Tim Knight

GravityFree Studios

Tim Knight is an award winning product designer and software developer who has been working on the web since 1996.

Robert Jacobi

Joomla Project / OSM President

Robert Jacobi is Founder of Arc Technology Group and is currently the president of Open Source Matters - the corporation that handles the legal and financial aspects of the Joomla Project.

Steve Burge

CEO OSTraining

Steve combines teaching and web design by running which teaches people how to build websites. OSTraining clients include Apple, Pfizer and the U.S. Departments of Energy, Education and Commerce.

Andy Miller

Trilby Media / Grav CMS

Andy Miller is a web developer with over 20 years of experience, having worked for fortune 100 companies, dot-com startups, and now runs his own businesses. CEO of RocketTheme and the author of Grav CMS, Andy is also a sen

Chad Windnagle


Chad is a PHP Developer and CMS Expert. He has been a contributor to the Joomla project and worked with some of North America's top CMS development firms

    Dwayne McDaniel


    Dwayne has been working in tech and open source sales since 2005. He knew as soon as he started working with Java middleware developers he never wanted to work outside of open source ever again.

      Justin Davis

      Madera Labs

      Justin Davis is a user experience designer and founder of Madera Labs and CrowdSync. Justin has worked with companies like Google, Coke Zero and Bic to help design compelling product experiences.

      David Laietta

      Orange Blossom Media | WordCamp Orlando

      David Laietta is an organizer of WordPress Orlando and WordCamp Orlando. He has been using WordPress for nearly eight years now, and builds custom themes and plugins for clients.

        Michael Anello


        Co-founder and vice president of DrupalEasy, a Drupal training and consulting firm based in Central Florida. Specializing in Drupal training and development, Mike developed one of the first long-form Drupal career trai

          Djamil Legato

          Trilby Media / Grav CMS

          Djamil Legato is a full-stack developer with a passion for the web and over 15 years of experience. He has been involved in Open Source since 2006 beginning with the MooTools JavaScript framework, of which

            Robbie Adair

            Media A-Team

            Robbie Adair is the founder of Media A-Team, marketing and web development company. Media A-Team leads clients to success utilizing my expertise in Online Marketing, Branding and Indentity, Web Development, E-Commerce, and Bu

              Lisa Melegari

              Calico Content

              Lisa’s internet career began with a web content company, which pushed her to learn more about the wonderful world of WordPress. After becoming a member and organizer of WordPress Orlando and WordCamp, she became e

                JESSICA DUNBAR

                Concrete 5 Evangelist

                Jessica Dunbar is an open source evangelist for the Concrete5 CMS. Jessica has also volunteered for the Joomla CMS Production Leadership Team and was the Joomla Marketing Lead for Twitter.

                MIKE DEMO

                BoldGrid Evangelist

                Mike “Demo” Demopoulos is the product evangelist for Bold Grid, a drag and drop theme builder for WordPress. He is also the Treasurer for Open Source Matters / Joomla.

                TODD WOODWARD

                Creative People Consulting

                Todd Woodward is Executive Vice President and co-owner of Creative People Consulting, a computer training and technology services company. He is also part of the Joomla Certification team.

                  JASON NICKERSON

                  Joomla Project

                  Jason Nickerson is a long time Joomla! user with over ten years of Joomla experience. He is the co-founder of Monev Software and JoomlaXTC, one of the leading Joomla Template and Extension clubs.

                    Chris Edwards

                    CE Squared

                    Chris is co-owner of CE Squared, a WordPress Maintenance and Marketing agency. He is a 17-year Internet marketing veteran with experience in web design & development, search engine optimization, online marketing, social me

                      JOTHAN FRAKES

                      Co-Founder, MERGE

                        Jim Gregory

                        Joomla Volunteer

                        Investment manager since 1980, Scuba Instructor since 2005, now add in Joomla! web designer since 2011. During my business career, I frequently found myself on corporate groups formed to identify software improvements needed

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