About

The group is co-organised by
  • Hannah Smith
    Hannah Smith
    @hanopcan

    Hannah is a bit of a magpie and has lots of different skills. She is a freelancer in Bristol who specialises in working with SMEs. She offers WordPress development (she studied Computer Science at uni) and project / process / change management. She is also passionate about sharing knowledge with others and does so by teaching and speaking. In her downtime she loves being outside, usually accompanied by her golden retriever who is more hindrance than help most of the time!

  • Simon Pollard
    Simon Pollard
    @smp303

    Simon has been developing websites for over a decade and is now focussed on back end and server maintenance. His main project outside of work is running Bristol WordPress People. Simon is passionate about music and is one of those people who is a sucker for a limited edition coloured vinyl.

  • Rob George
    Rob George
    @robgeorgeuk

    Rob has been monkeying around with website development for more than 15 years and is sure that he’ll get the hang of it someday soon. When not in front of a computer you can find him teaching kids to code, building random electronic projects or geeking out over something or other.

  • Janice Tye
    Janice Tye
    @123Design

    A graphic and web designer for over 30 years, owner of Bristol based business, 123 Design, for 21 years, Janice Tye has been happily playing with WordPress for the last nine. She designs themes and makes WordPress websites work for each client in the way that they need it to work. She was one of the founding members of Bristol WordPress People and has enjoyed watching it grow.  She is a committed attender of WordCamps and co-hosted the first Bristol WordCamp in 2017. Outside of work, she plays with her grandchildren and plans adventures.

  • Tess Coughlan-Allen
    Tess Coughlan-Allen
    @tessc_a

    As a content creator, Tess has used WordPress for 3 years and works at software start-up FlexiDB, managing the launch of Mind Doodle, an online mind map for teams that hooks up to the WordPress API. Responsible for digital communications and community building in her day job, Tess spends her free time writing, kayaking and attending festivals.

  • Joyann Boyce
    Joyann Boyce
    @thysocialdetail

    A psychology graduate with over 10 years’ experience in client services, Joyann has always been a problem solver. For the past 2 years, she has consulted with charities, small business and start-ups on how to use social media to solve their business problems. Projects ranged from streamlining ordering process, building brand awareness and growing professional networks.

We are an active group and growing all the time. Currently, we have nearly 600 members, covering all the different disciplines that relate to WordPress.

These include:

  • Development
  • Design
  • Copywriting
  • Marketing
  • UX
  • SEO

We aim to cater to all areas of interest and to all levels of expertise with a group that is welcoming for everyone.