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Introducing the WooCommerce Roundtable Panelists

The WooCommerce Roundtable is a monthly event that is part of the WooCommerce Builder Community Events. Hosted by Ronald Gijsel, with production courtesy of BobWP, the event brings new ideas and opinions to the table.

Ronald and I spent a good month deciding on who we wanted to fill the three seats. Yes, we wanted them to be in touch with both WordPress and WooCommerce, but we were also looking for a more global perspective and greater diversity. And I believe we hit it spot on. I hope you feel that way, too.

The WooCommerce Roundtable Team

As I mentioned, Ronald, WordPress Community and Partnership Manager at YITH leads the conversations that are lively, fun and insightful with a different person from each episode. Our panelists are:

Christie Chirinos

Christie Chirinos is the Product Manager for Managed WooCommerce hosting at Nexcess. Christie is a passionate advocate of online business owners, and is a frequent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship, strategy, marketing, technology and activism. With her previous experience as the co-founder of Caldera Labs, creators of top global WordPress plugin Caldera Forms, she knows what makes an online shopper tick and the unique challenges that today’s modern website creator faces. Christie has a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida State University. When she is not working, you can find her playing the piano to her cat in her home in Austin, Texas.

Robert Jacobi

Robert Jacobi ran 3.5% of the internet. With 20 years experience as an open source executive (President Joomla), entrepreneur, and evangelist, Robert works with small to Fortune-500 companies as a Global Strategist and Solution Ambassador to increase revenue and market awareness. As an analyst for hosting, SaaS, and open source, Robert publishes daily at He has served in multiple roles with Joomla, member of Make WordPress Hosting, contributor to ICANN At-Large, and former Chair for the Technical Outreach Working Group of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition. Robert loves his two- and four-legged family, as well as preparing all sort of meals. Ask him about his annual marinara weekend.

Robbie Adair

Robbie Adair, CEO of OSTraining and Media A-Team, speaks at many tech conferences around the world about topics such as web development and training, website application development, AR, social media, and more. Robbie began in corporate training until starting her own custom training and media company in 2002. She loves seeing that “ah-ha” moment in peoples’ eyes in her sessions and workshops. OSTraining has had over 100,000 students take online training courses on web development and has an Explained book series that is used in the classroom by many high schools to universities. To learn more about her companies, visit OSTraining and Media A-Team.

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