Speaker Series: Brent Peterson and Deryck Harlick
Today on the Meet Magento NY Speaker Series we have two people who will be joining us at in New York on September 21 and 22, Deryck Harlick and Brent Peterson! These two great guys are going to be the ones doing the 1-hour Workshop at this year’s Meet Magento NY. Their MMNY Workshop is going to be on featured on our Business Breakout Session track called, “Magento Kick Starter.” They planto help you build your Magento store in 60 minutes! They are going to take you through step-by-step instructions on how to build your Magento site from conception to completion and by the end of the seminar you will see a fully functional store.
Now, let’s get down to who these guys are. Let’s start with Brent Peterson. Brent is someone who is very active in the Magento community and is currently an Evangelist for Wagento.com. He has been with Wagento Commerce since January 2011, and has, how he puts it on his LinkedIn, been “speaking the good word of Magento across the globe” since then. He also is the Chief Magento Evangelist at Wagento Creative LLC, doing Magento installations, upgrades, costume modules and much more. Along with those two jobs, Brent actually does some volunteer work… within the Magento community! He is the Lead US Forum Moderator for Magento at MagentoCommerce.com, which is an unpaid volunteer position. So, not only does Brent professionally work within the Magento world, he loves it so much he does it for free… and has been volunteering since 2009. Some other positions he previously held within the technology field were: Director of Technology for Midwest Supplies, the President of Creative Data and Design, Inc., and President and Co-Owner of University Computer Ireland LLC.
Deryck is also a very experienced… he is a Magento Certified Solution Specialist, knows about Magento Training, RetaileCommerce,B2B eCommerce, Social Media Marketing and much, much more. For the past 7 years, Deryck has been a Lead Trainer at Future Clients Marketing and Training Limited. He specializes in delivering Magento end user training, where he is responsible for providing step by step guides, developing the course material and ensuring that the training goes smoothly. He makes sure his responsibilities are met through his “informal and relaxed” training style so that everyone feels comfortable asking questions, making sure the trainees get the most valuable experience. On top of that, he is responsible for the marketing of MageTraining, where he uses various channels to engage their customers and prospects.
What do you get when you put Meet Magento New York, these 2 experts, and 1 hour together? You get one kickass workshop! Make sure you go to ny.meet-magento.com to get your tickets so you don’t miss any of the fun!