Speaker Spotlight: CT Moore & Mohamed Hamad

CT Moore is an accomplished blogger, journalist, podcaster, and speaker, with over 5 years’ experience in SEO. He’s consulted on web strategy for major brands, such as American Apparel, Yellow Pages, and Microsoft, as well as a number of media start-ups. CT currently works as an Account Strategist at NVI, the largest Search and Social shop in Canada, where he manages client SEO, PPC, and social media needs. He also sits as a Staff Editor at Revenews.com. As such, we are pleased to have CT speak at this year’s conference.

Mohamed Hamad is a web developer, information architect and technologist working in web and social media, with 5 years’ experience in managing social media applications and web systems. Mohamed currently works for NVI as account and project manager for the web development department.

Here are a few words from CT and Mohamed:

Why did you decide to speak at Make Web Not War?

Whether an app is built on Open Source or Microsoft technologies, I find that developers often face some of the same challenges: marketing their app. I’ve seen so many great apps, from CMS’s to ecommerce sites, but just because you build it, that doesn’t mean it’s going to come.

So we decided to speak at MWNW to bring that marketing aspect into the mix. We want to give the developer community some of the basic tools, resources, and knowledge they need to help increase the visibility of the apps they build.

What do you hope this event will help achieve?

We’re hoping that this event will help the community find new and creative ways to tap into inter-operability. We have a lot of experience building and porting WordPress sites on IIS, but we’d also love to learn about other peoples’ experience with other web platforms.

What are you most looking forward to at the event?

I guess what we’re looking forward to most at this event is to meet the West Coast developer community and see how they get it done. We’re very active in the East Coast communities (both in Montreal and Toronto), but we’re really excited to see how it’s done out West. Specifically, we want to see if the web really is breaking down cultural barriers, or if location still affects how what you build and how you do business.