Sponsors

Our Sponsors

A special thank you goes out to all these organizations. We would not be able to put on this event without your support and generosity!

Platinum

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

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

Blue Host

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.

Pantheon

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.

Media Temple

Since MediaTemple 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 18 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. We’ve been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America and one of the best places to work in Los Angeles.

Gold

GoDaddy

 

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.

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 Chicago, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.

Pressable

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Pressable’s managed WordPress hosting enables businesses and developers to deliver remarkable online experiences. With premium features like CDN, staging, Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, cloning, backups and unlimited storage included at no additional cost, Pressable is Where WordPress Works Best.

www.pressable.com

A2

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.

A2 is active in the WordPress community — we dedicate a percentage of our development time to WordPress as part of the Five for the Future initiative, and we are active in many WordCamps and WordPress meetups across the country.

GoGoCreate.com

GoGoCreate.com provides an all-in-one white labeled dashboard for creatives, designers & developers to monetize additional revenue streams by providing hosting, domains, invoicing and other services to their existing client base.

Silver

Plesk

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

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

Mindsize

At Mindsize, we help brands sell online with beautifully designed, performance tuned eCommerce websites.

We’re not your average agency. Sure, we could just make websites and hand them off. But that isn’t our style. Instead, we’ve chosen to take a holistic approach to each project, considering every aspect of the business we’ve partnered with.

Getting to know what makes the company tick. Understanding who the people are that work there and who their typical customers are. Gaining visibility into every aspect of their organization so that we can identify current bottlenecks and suggest process improvements. Learning their business and what makes them unique within their product space.

Once we know the targets, we forge a design system around their culture and build tools to streamline their daily operations. We make sure the final product will hit all the cylinders before a single line of code is written. Then we build out the site using modern technologies while taking care to make sure it works everywhere. Once it’s all been built, we continue to stand with our partners to make sure everything runs smoothly for as long as they need us.

These aren’t just storefronts. They’re extensions of our partners and the people who comprise them. We believe anything less falls short of the goal. You see, if our partners don’t succeed, we don’t succeed. Anybody can build a website. We build brands.

Bronze

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.

Orbit Media Studios

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Orbit Media is made up of passionate and experienced people; we love where we work and what we do. We are focused on one service: web design and development. Our purpose is to serve our clients and our community. We share our expertise whenever possible through events, our blog, and our book. And we always give back to Chicago. We’re proud to be a Certified B Corporation.

Learn more about Chicago Web Design on our website.

Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder

Save time and stop writing code. Beaver Builder is a drag and drop page builder for WordPress. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’re going to love taking control of your website with Beaver Builder.

After Party Host

Agathon Group

Agathon Group began in 1999 as a small team of people united by the conviction that the best job is the one you love doing. We’ve spent the years since then providing hosting and web development for a diverse clientele including everyone from telecommunications firms to a Global 500 retailer, from large publishers to professional bloggers.

In 2015, we launched AGhosted WordPress-optimized hosting, which is tuned to provide the best server setup for your growing WordPress site. Our AGhosted plans include proactive security, support all themes, and can be tailored to fit your specific needs. Learn more about our plans at https://AGhosted.com.

Micro

Accelerate Marketing

Stratus Concept

Plasterdog Web Design

Social Web Suite

CYBERsprout Website Design

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