Sponsors

WordCamp Pillar

Media Temple

From its inception in 1998, (mt) Media Temple has been on a mission to help people and businesses succeed online.

Over 125,000 customers in 100 countries now rely on Media Temple’s tools for domain registration, web hosting, business applications, virtual servers, and other cloud services to power more than 1.5 million websites. With 200 dedicated, U.S.-based employees, Media Temple takes pride in our 24/7 customer support. Our customers range from everyday people to top bloggers, creative professionals, and small businesses, as well as large enterprises like Starbucks, Adidas, Samsung, and Toyota.

More information can be found anytime on the web at http://mediatemple.com or on Twitter @MediaTemple.

Bluehost

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.

WiredTree

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.

 

Gold

SiteGround

SiteGround, with over 9 years in the business, provides managed WordPress hosting that does not miss a thing! Their servers, available in 3 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 Miami, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.

WPBeginner.com

WPBeginner is the largest free WordPress resource site. Founded by Syed Balkhi in 2009, WPBeginner has always helped users learn how to make the most out of WordPress. WPBeginner offers free videos and step by step WordPress tutorials for beginners. WPBeginner has guides like how to choose WordPress hosting, how to install WordPress, how to setup an email newsletter, and many more. Over 130,000 users receive fresh content from WPBeginner on a regular basis.

Visit WPBeginner // Free WordPress Video Tutorials // Twitter @WPBeginner

Captiva

Whether you have an idea on a napkin, a product ready for launch, or need comprehensive marketing for your existing website and company, Captiva can help you realize your dreams. Our digital launch team has over 100 years experience creating, launching, and successfully marketing technology products and corporate websites.

  • Product Planning, Interface Design, and Code Development
  • Brand Development, Strategy and Management
  • Launch Planning and Implementation
  • Ongoing Marketing Strategy, Optimization, and Management
  • Channel Sales Planning and Management

Just need some feedback or mentoring? Even if you aren’t looking for a firm to help you get to market, but could use some feedback or advice, our team is mentoring a number of startups in South Florida and would be happy to help. Our office is in the heart of it all at MEC 261 (Miami Entrepreneurship Center – 261 NE 1st Street, Suite 515, Miami).

You can find us online at captiva.io

WPEngine

WP ENGINE IS THE PREMIER, WORDPRESS-ONLY HOSTING COMPANY.

We serve 100,000,000 requests daily, each one carefully and continuously tuned for speed, scalability, and security. We’re beloved by hundreds of bloggers from huge, popular sites down to small company home pages who care about their SEO ranking and their users’ experience. Perhaps best of all is our tech support, where only WordPress experts answer questions. As Mikhail Baryshnikov says, “Try it. You’ll like it.”

WooThemes

WooThemes is an international, market leading, bootstrapped business providing a platform to extend standard WordPress-powered websites via a range of innovative themes and plugins. With WooThemes businesses and individuals can get professional WordPress sites launched quickly and affordably.

What started in 2008 as 3 WordPress enthusiasts who met online, from 3 different countries, is now an international team of designers, developers and support ninjas catering for a passionate community of hundreds of thousands of users.

Visit WooThemes.com or follow on Twitter: @WooThemes.

ZAGG

ZAGG is the industry leader in mobile accessories. From our famous invisibleSHIELD, to our premium power and audio products, to our unique protective cases, ZAGG improves your mobile experience. Now, together with our sister company, iFrogz, we’re excited to introduce the Caliber Advantage, the game controller that’s a game changer.

ZAGG is the preferred brand of mobile accessories. Together with our sister company iFrogz, we innovate creative product solutions that enhance your mobile life. From superior device protection to premium power and audio products, Bleutooth® keyboards, and more, ZAGG has it all; and we’re just getting started.

WordCamp Champion

DreamHost

DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services provider with over 375,000 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.

CodePoet

If you use WordPress to build things for other people, Code Poet wants to make your life easier. No matter whether you freelance on a solo basis, lead a small web shop, make plugins in a dark closet, or crack the whip at a large design firm, Code Poet’s aim is to become your go-to source of information and resources to help you expand your WordPress skills and know-how. To make you better at what you do. To make it easier to make your living and look great doing it.

You’re part of a tribe of WordPress designers and developers over 10,000 strong, spanning the entire globe. codepoet.com aims to bring the working knowledge and real world strategies of those people into one place, for you to tap into.

Silver

Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Downloads is a complete e-commerce solution for selling digital products in a light, performant, and easy to use plugin. Rather that attempting to provide every feature under the sun, Easy Digital Downloads makes selling digital simple and complete by providing just the features you need.

ServerPress

DesktopServer from ServerPress.com makes it simple to create local WordPress sites in just a matter of a few clicks. 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 Diet Coda with WYSIWYG features for theme design and web developer professionals, offers multi-site, import and export (deployment) of archive files such as BackupBuddy, Duplicator, BackWPUp, BackUp WordPress, InfiniteWP & ManageWP, create custom blueprints and a lot more! Save tons of time and even more “brain damage” with DesktopServer!

Pantheon

Set your website free. Build, launch, and run on Pantheon, the professional website platform. Never touch a server again.

getpantheon.com

WordCamp Accomplice

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 400,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

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

Disqus

Disqus is a free service that enables great online communities. As the web’s most popular discussion system, Disqus is used by millions of websites that cover pretty much any topic imaginable. Our magic is in connecting people to stuff worth talking about.

Bronze

Web Savvy Marketing

We’re graphic designers, WordPress coders, and SEO consultants all rolled up into one. From stock Genesis themes and custom WordPress design to full blown website development with organic SEO, we deliver a website that is designed to convert your ideas into tangible ROI.

We work with customers throughout the world and service clients ranging from independent bloggers to big ten universities. We offer multiple levels of WordPress goodness designed around your needs and requirements. You get to decide how much or how little help you need.

Visit our website to browse through our portfolio or shop for templates in our theme store.

WPSessions

WPSessions.com provides expert-level training for WordPress developers.Every month, WPSessions.com brings together 3 different experts to discuss and demonstrate the many facets of specific WordPress-related topics. Every presentation is broadcast live to viewers around the web and recorded for indefinite long-term viewing. The ticket sales from each event directly benefit each expert presenter, who is paid for taking time out of their busy schedule for our benefit and profit.

WPSessions is a perfect complement to in-person events like WordCamp Miami and other great digital events like WordSesh. With WPSessions you can learn from each of the many WordPress experts located around the globe, while remaining in the comfort of your very own home (and without the high cost of traveling to that expert). You can ask these experts for answers to your specific WordPress questions, and you can go back and re-watch the parts of presentation that stuck out to you – immediately after the live event has concluded.

Instead of waiting another year for your next WordCamp experience, sign up for a WPSessions.com event today! Follow us on Twitter for the latest.

Designhouse

DESIGN HOUSE, is full-service boutique and digital creative agency with BIG online marketing ideas. We are brand innovators – creating powerful, profitable and long-lasting connections between brands and their customers. We are Digital pioneers, developing intuitive websites, 3D augmented experiences, marketing videos and mobile websites that grow businesses organically throughout the world.

We are the one-stop-shop for businesses that crave cutting – edge web technology, powerful branding and innovative digital online marketing with a client – centric approach.

Chris Lema

For twenty years Chris has been managing high performers and overseeing new product development. He’s a daily blogger, an ebook author, a public speaker and works as the VP of Engineering for Emphasys Software. In his spare time he helps companies leverage WordPress, and WordPress companies find leverage.

IgnitionDeck

IgnitionDeck is a premium eCommerce suite for WordPress that makes it easy to crowdfund, accept pre-orders, and sell products online. Used by projects like Star Citizen, Shroud of the Avatar, and the Sirius Documentary, IgnitionDeck has helped entrepreneurs and artists raise more than $20 million dollars.

Sticker Giant

Thank you to Sticker Giant for printing our awesome WordCamp Miami stickers! Visit StickerGiant.com.

Adworks

Tireless design enthusiasts, designers of custom UI experiences, advisors to start ups, WordPress/BuddyPress early adapters and die hard fans. This is Adworks, an aggressive and agile firm, rooted in the fundamentals of communication strategies. Through a reputation for effective, on-target marketing and brand building we’ve collaborated with many world-renowned companies including AT&T, Citrix, DirecTV, Harley-Davidson, Motorola, Siemens and Toshiba. Visit our website to review our work or get in touch.

Maintainn

Maintainn provides real WordPress help including 24/7 security monitoring, nightly backups, weekly updates and expert support. You’ll never have to worry about your WordPress site again – with Maintainn on your team you can focus on your business and let them handle the rest.

Yoast

At Yoast, we help you optimize your website for SEO, conversion, and site speed, often using our WordPress plugins and, released recently, our themes. We make websites more usable, easier to navigate, faster and more reliable. We can even help you find the best WordPress hosting. In other words: we make websites work. Not just for the owner, but for the visitor. The added bonus is that if you do all that right, a website becomes easier to find too.

MailPoet

Yes, we’re actually a good alternative to MailChimp.

Why? Your clients can send newsletters with their WordPress content without fighting the machine.

For deliverability, simply connect our plugin to Mandrill, SendGrid or Amazon SES.

A few fun facts:

  • Over 800,000 downloads on the repository
  • 65,000 active users
  • Over 1000 five star reviews, 9th highest rated

Learn more about us at mailpoet.com.

ServerGrove

ServerGrove is a hosting company headquartered in Coral Gables focusing on providing hosting and support for applications built using PHP. The VPS servers come preconfigured and ready to run applications and sites built using PHP and PHP frameworks such as Symfony and Laravel. Their custom control panel makes managing a VPS as easy as managing a shared hosting account and preconfigured caching makes your WordPress site run FAST.

ServerGrove is very active in the PHP developer community, and eagerly supports open source initiatives, conferences, education, and user groups with die-hard loyal clients from over 80 countries, infrastructure in Europe and North America and a loyal following from the PHP community ServerGrove continues to focus on core values for a good hosting platform: ease of use, quality of service, providing knowledgeable support, and steadfast support for open source.

Headway Themes

Headway was launched in 2009 as the first premium Drag & Drop WordPress theme builder.

What was originally intended as a tool for our team to build sites for clients, soon became an innovation for everyone to use to build their websites, blogs and sales pages.

Headway Themes has came a long way from its beginning of just 2 people in the middle of Kansas to a team of designers, developers and support members scattered around the world.

Wrecking Ball Media

We have a passion to create engaging experiences, tell stories and build platforms. We are designers, developers, strategists, technologists, writers, and educators. We are old school and new school. We live and breathe the digital space, and have lived through traditional media. We understand. We listen. We consistently succeed. We work with great clients and are encircled with great people. We are Wrecking Ball Media Group. Join us in a conversation about what we do all day and all night.

Sidekick

SIDEKICK for WordPress helps your users, customers, or clients learn how to use WordPress by actually using WordPress. There are no videos or written documentation here. Instead, users learn by following interactive, voice-guided lessons (Walkthroughs) right inside their own WordPress environment.

Crowd Favorite

Crowd Favorite is a premier, boutique professional services firm focused on enterprise-level clients such as Disney, National Geographic, Lexus, and DirecTV. A leader in the WordPress community and the first WordPress professional services firm, Crowd Favorite has established offices throughout the US and Europe to deliver large-scale client projects. Crowd Favorite also provides consulting and web development services specializing in web applications and user experience.

Audit WP

WordPress SEO is complicated. Audit WP exists to make it simple. You know you need your site to rank well on Google, but figuring out how to do that on your own isn’t easy. We created Audit WP to give you a road map for improving your SEO, usability, and conversion rates. If your WordPress website isn’t driving the leads, sales, or traffic that you need, we can help.

Our team of SEO and usability experts will go through your site with a fine-toothed comb and give you the most comprehensive WordPress SEO audit available on the market today. We’ll provide you with concrete, actionable recommendations on what you can do to improve your website and increase your position in organic search.

Find out just how much better your WordPress website could be with one of our hands-on WordPress SEO audits today!

Stream

Do you know about all the changes being made on your clients’ WordPress sites?

Probably not. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

That’s why we built Stream.


Stream is a free plugin that tracks every change made by logged-in users. It’s like an audit trail for everything that happens in the WP Admin.

Now you can easily…

  • Keep track of what your clients are doing in WordPress (or what they’re not doing).
  • Know exactly what change may have caused a problem, who did it, and when.
  • See if site editors are doing things they shouldn’t, like deleting activated plugins, switching themes…or trashing the Front Page!
  • Filter and search through activity history to get only the information you need instead of drinking from a firehose of data.
  • Stream is developed, maintained and supported by the folks at X-Team, a WordPress VIP Featured Partner agency fueled by developers who love contributing to WordPress core and giving back to the community.

Come say hello, we’d love to meet you!

Treehouse

Treehouse is an online technology school with a massive video library for learning WordPress. Their content includes guides for beginners, tutorials on building WordPress sites, theme development, plugin development and much more. In addition to WordPress they also teach web design, development, iOS, Android, business, and design. As you complete courses and pass their quizzes and code challenges you earn badges and points that go towards a profile you can use to build your skill set or find more work in your field. Check out Treehouse today and start learning valuable and in-demand technology skills.

InMotion Hosting

Founded in 2001, InMotion Hosting, one of the premier providers of web hosting worldwide, with a consistent record of award-winning customer satisfaction due to our 24/7, proactive customer service. Our backend technology is based on Better Linux and combines with powerful hardware to offer our customers continuous 99.999% network uptimes. We provide a variety of tools and technologies geared toward Word Press users, including our Softaculous auto-installer, and it’s our goal to innovate constantly so that we continue to be among the most popular names in web hosting.

KIND Healthy Snacks

KIND Healthy Snacks was launched in 2004 with the aim of inspiring people to do the kind thing for your body, your taste buds, & your world®. From its delicious foods made from ingredients you can see & pronounce® to its commitment to social entrepreneurship, KIND is focused on making the world a little kinder one act (and snack) at a time. To further this mission, KIND launched KIND Causes in order to support socially impactful ideas with $10,000 each month. Additionally, KIND encourages its community to use the hashtag #kindawesome to capture kindness in their worlds. To view a living mural of all things #kindawesome and to learn more about KIND Causes, visit http://www.kindsnacks.com/dtkt/.

As for its award winning products, all KIND snacks are gluten free, and non GMO. KIND currently offers six different snack lines including: two lines of delicious whole nut & fruit bars, KIND Fruit & Nut® and KIND PLUS™; a line whole nut & spice bars that are naturally lower in sugar, KIND Nuts & Spices™; a line of KIND Healthy Grains™ Clusters made from five super grains; a line of chewy-with-a-crunch KIND Healthy Grains™ Bars; and a line of savory-flavored snacks featuring 10g of protein, STRONG & KIND™. To snack happy and become part of the community, visit www.kindsnacks.com.

Community

The Launch Pad

The Launch Pad is a novel and successful entrepreneurship initiative developed at the University of Miami.

The Launch Pad has two core missions. First, it presents entrepreneurship as a viable career option. Second, it encourages and enables students and alumni of the University of Miami to start their new ventures—whether for profit or not for profit—in South Florida and thereby contribute to the economic and social growth of our region.

The University of Miami wants students and alumni from all its schools to be able to consider entrepreneurship as a legitimate career path. Thus, entrepreneurship is a fundamental component of UM’s career counseling at the Toppel Career Center.

The Launch Pad’s programs are co-curricular and voluntary by design. Pragmatic, concrete, and experiential, they provide the just-in-time knowledge entrepreneurs need to assess and develop their ideas and plans for a new enterprise. The Launch Pad offers guidance, encouragement, and immediate access to a dedicated local commercial network. It brings entrepreneurs into the local business community as early as possible.

The Launch Pad ‘s approach demystifies entrepreneurship and makes it accessible to both students and alumni. The Launch Pad ignites interest, encourages exploration, and recruits entrepreneurs. Its programs are exercises in experiential capitalism that fulfill a key educational obligation: to teach learners not just how to find a job but also how to make a job.

RefreshMiami

The mission of RefreshMiami is to foster the entrepreneurial and technical communities of South Florida. Our principal focus is to provide the community with a steady stream of educational content focused on inspiring and educating the technological and entrepreneurial communities.

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences provides educational programs of distinction to prepare students for leadership roles in the computer and information sciences field. With internationally recognized faculty, innovative curricula, and flexible online and campus-based formats for its five Master of Science, three Ph.D. and three certificate programs – the GSCIS’s graduates are sought after around the world. Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, their information assurance curriculum is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu/scis.

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