WordCamp Sacramento Wouldn’t Happen Without Our Sponsors
It costs a lot of money to host a live event for more than 200 people. WordCamps are non-profit, volunteer-run, casual WordPress community events, which means securing sponsors is critical to their success — especially for a first-time WordCamp like WordCamp Sacramento.
We want to extend HUGE heartfelt thank yous to all of our sponsors who stepped up to support our local WordPress community and the inaugural WordCamp Sacramento.
Because of their generosity, we are able to put on a fantastic event with two value-packed tracks of speakers, an all day happiness room (live WordPress help desk), awesome t-shirts and swag, a catered lunch, an after party, and more! Plus, our sponsors are what allowed us to keep ticket prices super affordable at only $20.
Here’s a list of our 2015 sponsors:
Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites by connecting to WordPress.com. This connection enables Photon (global CDN for images), uptime monitoring, brute force protection, traffic-boosting tools, single sign on, multiple site management, and automatic or bulk plugin updates. Additionally Jetpack includes several features that help you customize the look-and-feel of your site without needing extra plugins. More information can be found at jetpack.me
WiredTree provides Managed VPS and Managed Dedicated Servers to WordPress users worldwide from our Chicago-based data center and offices. Every WT server is backed by 24×7 telephone support, ticket support with 15 minute average response times, and is fully managed and monitored by WiredTree to maximize uptime and minimize frustration. All servers come ready-to-run with cPanel/WHM and are optimized and security hardened with firewall and anti-spam out of the box. With experience in SSD technology, MariaDB, Memcached, WordPress plugins, server optimization, and LiteSpeed Web server, WiredTree can take your site’s performance to the next level.
Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over one million WordPress sites. Their goal is to provide outstanding hosting services and customer support for the best possible price. Bluehost is also constantly innovating and upgrading their services and infrastructure at no additional cost to their customers. Join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.
Since 2008, iThemes has been creating WordPress tools to help you build and grow your freelance web design business with WordPress. iThemes product offerings include BackupBuddy, the original WordPress backup plugin that backs up, restores, clones and moves your WordPress sites, iThemes Security, Sync, Exchange, and Builder, as well as Training to improve and grow your skills, techniques, and business bottom-line. Learn more at: https://ithemes.com/
Liquid Web, a managed web hosting company, offers a wide array of hosting solutions, including VPS, cloud, dedicated, and shared hosting plans. WordPress users will find our fully managed hosting solutions, built on powerful and flexible servers, ideal for hosting WordPress sites of all sizes. In addition, all of our fully-managed solutions come backed by our industry-leading, 24/7/365, on-site Heroic Support®.
Our Heroic Promise features a comprehensive SLA with 59 second phone and live chat responses, 30 minute helpdesk responses, 30 minute hardware replacement, and 100% power and network uptime guarantees. With wholly-owned, state-of-the-art data centers in Michigan, Arizona, and Amsterdam, we provide true global reach and geographic redundancy. Whether your hosting needs are big or small, managed or unmanaged, shared, VPS, or cloud — Liquid Web is the perfect match.
Pantheon is the website management platform top developers, marketers, and IT use to build, launch and run all their Drupal & WordPress websites. Pantheon includes all of the tools professional developers need to build best-practice sites—like staging environments, version control, backups and workflow. Powering 80,000+ sites with hundreds of millions of page views, Pantheon’s container-based infrastructure allows you to launch websites faster, without worrying about traffic spikes, security or performance. It’s free in development. You can scale in software on the same infrastructure from day one, and never touch a server again. Create your free account now!
10up is a full service digital agency focused on content management with a passionate team of 120+ full-time strategists, designers and engineers working around the globe. 10up makes content management simple with its premiere web design & development consulting services, by contributing thousands of hours and dollars every year to open platforms like WordPress, and by providing tools and products that make web publishing a cinch. 10up works with diverse clients, including household brands like ESPN, Microsoft, TechCrunch, Time Inc, and AARP. From beautiful pixels to beautiful code, the team constantly improves things around them, applying their passions to clients’ projects and goals. Whether you’re looking to hire a first class team of web experts, or want to become a part of that team, get in touch. To learn more visit: 10up.com.
GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 12 million customers worldwide and 57 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business. Learn more about GoDaddy Pro.
Chris Lema writes blog posts (regardless of who reads them) and tells stories (regardless of who hears them). He leads, coaches and works with high performers. A huge fan of WordPress, he believes every person on the planet has unique skills and experiences, which he thinks of as puzzle pieces. His mission — to see the final big picture — by helping people get their piece on the board. Visit ChrisLema.com to learn more.
If you’ve been designing or developing for any length of time, you know that working locally is the way to go. Not only is it faster, but it is also far more secure. Typically, setting up a local environment is time consuming and difficult. DesktopServer, from ServerPress.com, makes it simple to create local WordPress sites in just a matter of a few clicks (and a few seconds). With DesktopServer you can design, develop, and deploy WordPress solutions quickly and easily.
It is the ONLY localhost server that integrates WordPress with Adobe® Dreamweaver®, Panic’s Coda, and PHPStorm. DesktopServer Limited comes complete with WYSIWYG features, support for multi-site, ability to quickly create and utilize import and export (deployment) of archive files such as BackupBuddy, Duplicator, BackWPUp, BackUp WordPress, InfiniteWP & ManageWP, custom blueprint creation, and much more. Our Premium membership provides industry leading Premium Personalized Support, Assisted Deploy, Direct Deploy capabilities, access to and support for our Premium Plugins, including a complete CLI functionality. This feature-rich and fully extensible software will streamline web design and development workflow for beginners and experts alike.
GRIZZLY BEAR SPONSORS
DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services provider with over 350,000 customers and 1.2 million blogs, websites and apps hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of Web hosting and cloud services including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the cloud computing service DreamCompute. More information can be found at http://dreamhost.com.
Bourn Creative delivers purpose-driven design, detail-oriented development, and engaging online experiences for successful businesses and brands. As a full service design studio and Genesis recommended developer specializing in WordPress, Bourn Creative offers a comprehensive suite of services, including brand design, graphic design, web design and development, and digital strategy.
Known for a commitment to high-end client services and turning complex problems into simple, beautiful solutions, Bourn Creative is the perfect partner to conceptualize, create, and build powerful publishing and marketing platforms that produce results, generate leads, and create new opportunities. To learn more about the Sacramento web design firm, visit www.bourncreative.com.
OnTheGoSystems is the author of WPML and Toolset plugins. WPML turns WordPress websites multilingual. It works with caching, SEO and E-Commerce plugins, and allows the building of complete multilingual sites. WPML powers simple blogs as well as corporate and enterprise sites. Toolset plugins allow you to develop WordPress sites without PHP. They work with any theme and with other plugins. OnTheGoSystems is always looking for exceptional people to join the team. To learn more about our products and open positions, visit: http://www.onthegosystems.com/
CAPITOL CITY SPONSORS
Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career. Learn more at: www.artinstitutes.edu/sacramento
StickerGiant prints high-quality stickers and labels. They have the best customer service, quick turnaround times and free custom shapes using state of the art laser cutting. Every sticker has a story. Want to share your story today? They’re waiting to hear from you. Visit: stickergiant.com
GOLDEN STATE SPONSORS
Beaver Builder is a complete design system for WordPress. The Beaver Builder page builder plugin and framework theme enables anyone to easily build beautiful, responsive WordPress pages without touching a line of code. Learn more at: http://wpbeaverbuilder.com
EMRL is an advertising agency headquartered in downtown Sacramento, with clients ranging in scale from small local businesses to large multinational corporations. We love and support open source software development. Drop us a line and say hello at emrl.com.
Property Matrix is the future of property management software. Utilizing cloud services, Property Matrix was designed with simplicity and ease-of-use in mind. Everything you need is displayed on a single, intuitive panel so that you can quickly navigate and effortlessly manage everything from one spot. Property Matrix has revolutionized the way that property owners manage and coordinate their business and is continually improving as new technologies become available.
Lockedown Design is a web development studio serving established service businesses as a WordPress specialist and trusted ally. Since 2012, web consultant John Locke has helped develop and launch dozens of successful business projects for service professionals, e-commerce stores, and served as a white label partner for larger web agencies. Lockedown Design allows business owners and service professionals to do what they do best—focus on their business. With Lockedown Design as a trusted WordPress development partner, they have that peace of mind—knowing the job will be done effectively, on time, and on budget. Learn more at lockedowndesign.com
Our mission is to improve industry standards, offer social and networking opportunities, recognize the best in advertising and to educate and inform advertising professionals in the Sacramento region. Learn More
Commerce Printing is a California Certified Small Business. We are a full –service printing company for all your printing needs from magazines, catalogs, brochures, flyers and programs, We also offer full wide format and mailing services onsite. Learn More
Thank You Sponsors!
Again, remember to thank our sponsors via social media (#wcsac) and thank them in person at the event. There wouldn’t be a WordCamp Sacramento without them!