Our 2017 Speakers

Alison Caron

Alison Caron

Creative Director | Alison Caron Design

Alison Caron is the founder and creative director of Alison Caron Design, a Hyannis-based firm specializing in advertising, branding, and publishing. With a BFA in graphic design from UMass Dartmouth and more than 12 years of experience in publishing and advertising—including as creative director of Cape Cod Magazine and its sister publications.

Alecia Orsini Lebeda

Alecia Orsini

CEO | Good Natured Dog Productions

Alecia Jean Orsini Lebeda is an award winning multi-media professional with more than 12 years of experience working in the film industry. She is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts, currently a Gold Award Advisor for Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and a volunteer in the town of Falmouth. She is also a prominent voice in the region's film community as President of Women in Film and Video of New England.

Meghan Blair

Meghan Blair-Valero

Owner | Fogged In Bookkeeping

Meghan Blair-Valero is a tech geek through and through. A QuickBooks ProAdvisor and member of the Association of Independent Professional Bookkeepers, Meg has contributed to articles and news stories for CNN, Forbes Magazine, and various independent news sources related to the world of QuickBooks and small business finance and had the honor of being individually recognized by Intuit CEO Brad Smith during his QBConnect Keynote address.

Jean Kourafas

Jean M. Kourafas

Owner | Basimos Digital Marketing

Jean Kourafas helps small businesses get customers using online marketing without being overwhelmed by technology. She is the owner of Basimos Digital Marketing based on the Mid-Cape and has been an organizing member of Geek Girl Camp since its inception. Jean has more than 20 years of professional experience designing, marketing, and managing corporate websites on both the East and West Coasts. Her specialties include providing technical support for WordPress, SEO and a variety of digital marketing platforms.

Bridget Ayers

Bridget Ayers

Founder | Get Smart Web

Bridget Ayers is the Head Geek and Founder of Get Smart Web & Co-Creator of Get Smart WorkSpaces. Bridget has been a tech obsessed, sales savvy, bottom-line managing, data-driven, innovation seeking, behavior watching entrepreneur for 14 years.

Alex Cameron

Alex Cameron

Founder & CEO | Signature Social Marketing Consulting

Alex Cameron is the Founder & CEO of Signature Social Marketing Consulting. Signature Social provides social media marketing solutions for small business owners. Alex’s professional background includes 5 years in hospitality and event management where she earned her reputation as a successful sales leader and marketer.

Chris Memmott

Chris Memmott

CEO | Vault RMS

Chris has a 10-year background working in public safety startups. Fresh out of college Chris was one of the first employees at Public Engines, Inc. where he helped the company grow from dozens of customers to over 2,000 in less than 3-yrs. Public Engines went on to raise $16M in venture capital, was named Inc. Magazine’s #297th fastest growing company in the US and got acquired by Motorola in 2015. In 2013 Chris launched Vault RMS with the intent of building software to better track data to keep cops and firefighters safe.

Heather Wilde

Heather Wilde

CTO | ROCeteer

Heather Wilde is CTO of ROCeteer, and is also known as the “Unicorn Whisperer” due to her special focus on entrepreneurs. She is a personal and professional growth expert, executive coach, author, and speaker.

Matthew Renze

Matthew Renze

Data Scientist

Matthew is a data-science consultant with over 17 years of professional experience building software that transform data into actionable insight. He is an international public speaker, author, instructor, and an open-source software contributor. In addition, he’s a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, and a featured author for the online-education company, Pluralsight.

Stefanie Blue

Stefanie Blue

True Blue Photography

Stefanie Blue is a professional photographer in San Diego, providing personal branding, headshots, and portrait services since 2006. In addition, she teaches Social Media for Business at Grossmont Adult School, and thrilled to be at Geek Girl Tech Con for the 3rd year in a row! She dusted off her camera after a career as a Social Worker. She still volunteers her time to heart-centered projects such as The Inspiration Project. When she's not in portrait mode, she plays chef in the kitchen, loves to travel, and visits the tide pools for her happy place!

David Whitaker

David Whitaker

Sparktastic

David has been programming ever since he could reach a keyboard. He is a passionate developer, trainer, and mentor with more than 12 years of experience building custom software applications such as expert systems, defense simulations, and enterprise productivity software on a variety of technology stacks. He currently works as a software training consultant and Android developer for Sparkistic.

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