Sponsors

We definitely wouldn’t be able to put on a show like this without some amazing sponsors, so a gigantic “Thank You!” to the following groups.

If you’re interested in joining the ranks of spectacular sponsors, WordCamps are a fantastic place to get your brand in front of the users, designers, and developers that make the Maine WordPress community so strong. Check out our Call for Sponsors post for details on how you can help make this year’s WordCamp the best it can be!

Gold

BoldGrid

BoldGrid is a website builder powered by WordPress. It is a free set of WordPress plugins, themes, and other content that allows site creation and management similar to non-WordPress website builders. By placing WordPress more in line with DIY site builder solutions on the market, our mission is not only to make WordPress more accessible and easy for beginners to utilize, but also automate and streamline typical WordPress tasks to provide a fast, creator-friendly platform that even web professionals will appreciate.

Experience WordPress as a website builder, including: free pre-built themes, drag and drop editing, integrated image banks, simplified photo editing, built-in staging, automated backups, and so much more.

BoldGrid will have you creating professional looking WordPress sites in minutes!

www.boldgrid.com

WooCommerce

37% of all online stores are powered by WooCommerce. Built on WordPress, WooCommerce is a fully customizable, open source eCommerce solution.

Whether you’re selling a few handcrafted items to a niche market, taking an existing business online, or going global with an enterprise level eCommerce business – WooCommerce will get you set up and selling fast and scale securely as you grow. Plus your content will be forever yours and customizable down to the finest button color.

Developed and supported by a distributed team, WooCommerce is powered by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com.

Jetpack

Transform how you work with your WordPress sites and rest easy knowing they’re always firing on all cylinders. Jetpack connects your site to the global services, community, and support provided by WordPress.com so you can focus on the stuff that matters.

Jetpack automatically shields your site from the unwanted attention of spammers, hackers, and malware, while real-time sync and backup means you don’t have to worry about data loss. Straightforward traffic-building tools help you attract the attention of readers and search engines. Pages and videos are delivered at high speed from a global, ad-free content delivery network.

Jetpack sends new content directly to your subscribers’ inboxes and shows readers related content, helping you increase page views per visitor and boost ad revenue. Whenever you need it, you can rely on priority support from our global team of WordPress experts to ensure a friction-free experience for your visitors — and for you.

Make your site work for you. Get your Jetpack today at Jetpack.com

Bluehost

Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide. Their objective is to help customers, whether novice or pro, create a thriving online presence at an affordable price. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.

Silver

GoDaddy

GoDaddy Pro is a free membership program for web developers, designers & agencies. It offers exclusive tools to help onboard, manage and maintain multiple clients and their sites fast and easy. With GoDaddy Pro tools, you can easily shop for your client, monitor their sites, and manage their products from a single dashboard. Additionally, your membership includes advanced 24/7 technical support and rewards for recommending GoDaddy to your clients.

You can use GoDaddy Pro with all of GoDaddy’s newly refreshed hosting products, including Managed WordPress, cPanel shared hosting, our brand new cloud product, and our virtual and dedicated solutions.

And, always get the best price on GoDaddy products with your “30% off list price” member benefit.

Learn more about GoDaddy Pro.

Bronze

WPML

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.

WPML allows users to translate everything in the site, including content, menus, widgets and even theme and plugin texts. WPML powers over 500,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

More information about going multilingual can be found at WPML.org

We are looking for talent. If you are a smart programmer you are welcome to contact us here: http://wpml.org/home/were-hiring/.

DreamHost

Since 1997 DreamHost has helped individuals, small businesses, entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to traditional web hosting and highly-optimized managed WordPress hosting, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. DreamHost supports the WordPress project and community with dedicated resources and a passionate team. Packed with excellent value, DreamHost is a great place to launch a blog, website, or online application into the stratosphere! Learn more at www.DreamHost.com

SiteLock

Currently protecting more than one million WordPress sites, SiteLock delivers a patented 360-degree website security solution to find, fix and prevent malware and other threats from affecting websites and their visitors. Services include automatic malware scanning and removal, an advanced web application firewall, static application security testing, PCI compliance and website acceleration powered by a global CDN. SiteLock offers phone, email and chat support, 24/7/365. With SiteLock, you can focus on what’s most important—your business, your passion, your word.

Vacationland

Burlington Bytes

Burlington Bytes is a full-service and high energy, digital agency in Burlington, VT. From our offices on Church Street, Burlington Bytes’ 16 team members build custom websites, design successful marketing campaigns, and create innovative products, including the newly released drag and drop web builder plugin, Blockade.

In the 6 years since the company was founded, Burlington Bytes has worked with over 300 organizations to improve online presence, websites, and sales through comprehensive plans including websites, digital marketing, and social media. Burlington Bytes has also become an active and avid contributor the WordPress community, both locally through hosting meetups and educational sessions, as well as regional events.

We are humbled and proud to be sponsors of WordCamp Maine, and to continue supporting the community as it grows.

Learn more at www.burlingtonbytes.com

Casco Bay

Hall Internet Marketing

Hall Internet Marketing is a data-driven, digital agency offering innovative marketing strategies and delivering great results since 1999. Our team of industry experts provide search engine optimization, paid search, and web analytics services alongside responsive web design and WordPress development.

Hall has been involved with WordPress and WooCommerce since 2004 and has passionately contributed to WordPress for over a decade. We are proud to be one of the 20 Gold Level WooExperts on the planet and to be an active part of the WordPress community, creating custom plug-ins as well as sponsoring and speaking at WordCamps and Meetups.

OSC Web Design

OSC Web Design’s mission is to help create helpful websites for small businesses. We are determined that regardless of your size, you should have a website that speaks your ideas and helps you grow. As a small business ourselves, we understand how important flexibility is to our clients while still maintaining a high level of quality. To ensure we are providing our clients with the latest techniques and technology, OSC invests in employee development through continuous training.

When you partner with OSC, you are partnering with a business that has your success in mind. We publish tips and suggestions to our blog twice a week to keep our clients updated as well as informed. Furthermore, we offer a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your project before starting or signing a contract. We believe that our success directly corresponds with the success and happiness of our clients and look forward to delighting you for years to come.

RainStorm

RainStorm is digital agency based in Maine with expertise helping non-profits, educational organizations, and startups across the world create and manage websites that advance their missions and serve their communities.

Peaks Island

Site Ground

SiteGround, with over 12 years in the business, provides managed WordPress hosting that does not miss a thing! Their servers, available in 4 different data centers across the world, are optimized for ultimate WordPress speed and security and they provide many goodies for the WordPress fans – automatic updates for the core WordPress and its plugins, WordPress SuperCacher for ultimate speed acceleration, staging tool for the coders and unique WordPress autoinstaller for the starting users – all crafted in-house by the SiteGround team.

And still they do not forget the importance of the good old standard hosting features like the domain name registration, the email service, control panel and the reasonable pricing. They also have a support team that is not only available 24/7 by phone, chat and ticketing, but consists of WordPress enthusiasts who will help you with specific WordPress issues.

SiteGround has been actively involved with the community speaking, supporting and attending various WordCamps around the world and by sponsoring WordCamp Portland, ME, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.

VONT Performance Digital Marketing

VONT is a full service digital marketing agency focused on helping you achieve success in the digital world.

In-Kind

Zootility Tools

Zootility Tools creates functional products for every day use. From product design to manufacturing, we produce everything in-house at our 8,000 sq-ft shop in Portland, ME. Hundreds of thousands of our incredibly thin, stainless steel multi-tools are in pockets across the world.

We’re on a mission to reinvent American manufacturing with designs that inspire. We believe it’s possible to pay livable wages, yet sell our products at an affordable price. We’re makers at heart and want be an example worthy of other maker companies to follow.

Sticker Giant

StickerGiant prints super high-quality custom stickers and labels quickly. Every Sticker has a Story.

Holy Donut

A family business producing handmade, Maine potato donuts from scratch.

Cup of Sea

Cup of Sea makes Maine seaweed tea blends in black, green and herbal varieties. They’re sooo good for you. And totally not weird.

Go to cupofsea.me and check us out.

OTTO Pizza

OTTO serves gourmet, specialty pizza by the slice or whole pie. Serving discerning pizza fans in New England since 2009.

www.ottoportland.com