We’d like to thank our sponsors who help make WordCamp Baltimore possible. Without these very generous organizations we wouldn’t be able to host the amazing event that is WordCamp Baltimore 2016!
WooCommerce is the fastest growing eCommerce software/platform, powering over 30% of all eCommerce stores with over 1 million active installations. It is is built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, making it the obvious eCommerce choice for existing WordPress users and connects you to the fast-growing WordPress ecosystem which now powers over 25% of all websites on the internet.
With WooCommerce you can start with all the basic tools that any small business would need to start selling online, including product setup, payments, shipping options, and sales reports and as your business grows choose from over 300 premium add-ons available including additional payment processors, shipping methods, inventory systems and marketing tools anyone to sell anything, anywhere from real products and digital downloads to subscriptions, content and even your time.
In July 2015, WooCommerce was acquired by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month and also the creators of other popular WordPress services including Akismet, Jetpack, and VaultPress. We look forward to growing WooCommerce to achieve even greater things together with Automattic.
Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites. This single plugin enables Photon (a 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 installing other tools. More information can be found at jetpack.com.
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.
Flywheel is a delightful WordPress platform that empowers designers, developers, and digital agencies to focus on what they do best — building beautiful, functional sites for their clients. We make it a breeze to create and develop WordPress sites, handle hosting, hand off billing, and ultimately scale your business.
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!
Pantheon puts the power of the Internet in the hands of developers and DevOps teams, delivering rock solid hosting along with the most complete platform for professional website creation. We’ve built the world’s best website management platform—one that gives web teams all of the developer tools, hosting, scaling, performance, workflow, and automation they need to build the best websites in the world. Pantheon powers 150,000 websites, serving billions of page views per month.
For more information, visit www.pantheon.io.
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.
Since 2003, A2 Hosting has specialized in linux-based, developer-friendly hosting. We cater to the WordPress community by offering robust servers and hosting accounts at an affordable cost. We back up our hosting with 24/7 support available by phone, ticket, or live chat.
Since Media Temple began in 1998 in Los Angeles, we’ve been on a mission to help web developers, designers, digital entrepreneurs, and innovators bring their ideas to life online.
In 16 years, we’ve seen a lot of technology trends come and go. But one thing has never changed: our commitment to our customers’ success. It’s what drives us to offer the best web hosting service and support available anytime, anywhere.
Today, our premium web hosting and cloud services power more than 1.5 million websites in 100 different countries. Over 125,000 people and businesses rely on our simple tools for web hosting, one-click WordPress installs, virtual servers, domain registration, business applications, and other cloud services. From everyday people to top bloggers, creative professionals, and businesses small and large, we make it easy for anyone to have an effective, engaging Internet presence.
Plesk simplifies web management activities to align with the way infrastructure is used today for hosting websites and web applications. A widely used web management solution, Plesk provides everything a web professional needs to set up a website quickly and securely – including a WordPress Toolkit, an easy-to-navigate control panel, server level automation, supportability tools, and complete protection with our server-to-site security core.
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 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.
Themetry is a DC-based WordPress theme development shop created by Leland Fiegel.
Themetry is a portmanteau of the word “theme” and the suffix “metry,” which represents the precision and focus we bring to every project.
All WordPress themes and plugins we release are licensed 100% GPL, just like WordPress itself. 🙂
Antimatter Co. is a web development studio built on over fifteen years of agency experience, focused on building WordPress-powered sites that customers can manage themselves. We believe companies can run more efficiently, reduce bottlenecks, avoid content update delays, and reach their audience more quickly when they’re in direct control over their marketing materials. Based in Richmond, VA, we’re travel friendly and passport ready to accommodate the needs of small businesses, large agencies, and everything in between.
Ainsley & Co.
Ainsley & Co. was founded in 2009 and is one of the fastest growing advertising and marketing firms in the Baltimore/Washington area. We believe that great ideas and honest communication can help our clients grow their businesses and allow Ainsley to develop a loyal client base. From our modest beginnings to the number of well-known companies in this area that we are proud to list as clients and friends, we’re the perfect place for individuals that are determined to do good work; become trusted partners to their clients by delivering big ideas; that want to be treated with respect; that want to be recognized for their achievements and dedication to growing our clients’ businesses; and that want the freedom and ability to provide the ideas and services that are in the best interests of our clients.
WP Engine powers amazing digital experiences for websites or applications built on WordPress. The company’s premium managed hosting platform provides the performance, reliability and security required by the biggest brands in the world, while remaining affordable and intuitive enough for smaller businesses and individuals. Companies large and small rely on WP Engine’s award-winning customer service team that specializes in quickly solving technical problems, and creating a world-class customer experience. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has offices in San Francisco, California, San Antonio, Texas, and London, England.
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 malware scanning and vulnerability detection, automatic malware removal, an advanced web application firewall (WAF), PCI compliance and website acceleration powered by a global CDN. SiteLock provides phone support, available 24/7/365.
I’m a Washington DC-based WordPress developer and web consultant here to help! I develop most of my sites using WordPress, because it’s a great platform for small and mid-size websites; It’s cost-effective to develop on and easy to maintain. I work with individuals, small companies and associations helping them to define their goals for the web and achieve them. My strength is that with me you’re not just hiring a web developer, I can help you with marketing, social media, and search engine visibility, too. We can come up with an complete plan to tackle all aspects of the project at once.
Brin Wilson of WinningWP
Brin Wilson of WinningWP
A popular WordPress-focused website, WinningWP offers an excellent selection of helpful tips, tricks and resources for WordPress users everywhere. Site highlights include a number of handy WordPress guides – including one on choosing the best WordPress hosting – and a heap of WordPress-related deals and discounts on a range of different industry-leading brands and services.
Nathan Hodge of Rescue Themes
We offer distinct and specialized WordPress themes for non-profits, charities, breweries, businesses, and e-commerce websites. The highest priority of Rescue Themes is to develop using WordPress standards which means your site will be easy to maintain, easy to use, and expertly crafted. In addition to WordPress themes, we offer custom web and iOS app development.
Mary Anne Mulligan of Mulligan Communications
Mulligan Communications, LLC, builds on my long experience as editor, writer, and print designer. I use these skills to help my small-business clients figure out what they want to say, write content, find or commission images, and design compelling WordPress websites, then integrate them with social media when appropriate. I also work on many editing projects, so I’m happy to assist other designers who need help with content. I enjoy learning something new with each project.
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: stickergiant.com
Sketch gives you the power, flexibility and speed you always wanted in a lightweight and easy-to-use package. Finally you can focus on what you do best: Design.
Emilee Beeson – Illustrated our 2016 Wapuus
Johns Hopkins Rheumatology – Provided A/V equipment
Interested in sponsoring WordCamp this year?
Check out our Call for Sponsors post for details on how you can help make this year’s WordCamp the best it can be!