Thank you to 10up for sponsoring!

We’d like to extend a big thanks to 10up, a full service digital agency with a 120+ person team, for sponsoring WordCamp DC!

From their sponsor page:

10up focuses on making content management simple through 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 clients across diverse industries including media, non-profit, education, government and retail, at the scale of medium sized businesses to enterprise organizations.

In addition to their agency services, they also made a service called ElasticPress, described as a “fast and flexible search and query engine for WordPress, powered by Elasticsearch technologies.”

ElasticPress is designed for WordPress and WooCommerce.

Anyway, we hope you enjoyed Lead Engineer Adam Silverstein’s talk Friday afternoon about secure JavaScript.

10upper and DC area local, Taylor Lovett, will also be in attendance to answer any 10up-related questions you may have!

Thank you to WooCommerce for being a Gold sponsor!

We’d like to thank WooCommerce, a WordPress plugin that powers 37% of all online stores, for their sponsorship of WordCamp DC!

From their sponsor page:

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.

You can find them in the back corner, sharing a table with Jetpack (another Gold sponsor!).

Thank you to Jetpack for being a Gold sponsor!

We just wanted to thank Jetpack, free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites, for sponsoring the first-ever WordCamp DC!

From their sponsor page:

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.

Jetpack will have a table presence at the WordCamp and would be happy to answer any questions you have in-person!

Thank you to Bluehost for being a Gold sponsor!

Bluehost, a web hosting company that powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide, is a Gold sponsor at WordCamp DC! We couldn’t be more thankful for their support.

From their sponsor page:

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.

Bluehost will have a team of three at a sponsor table in the exhibit hall at Carnegie Library. You may get a chance to play Mario Kart, or even win the television it’s played on as part of a giveaway.

Thank you to BoldGrid for being a Gold sponsor!

BoldGrid is a drag-and-drop website builder for WordPress, and even have a free version of the plugin to get you started.

From their sponsor page:

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.

BoldGrid will have a table presence at WordCamp DC and would be glad to answer any questions you have about their offering!

Thank you to Pantheon for being a Gold sponsor

Pantheon is a website management platform for WordPress and Drupal sites, and we’re very thankful for their Gold sponsorship of the first-ever WordCamp DC!

From their sponsor description:

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 will have a table presence at the event, and would be happy to answer any questions you have about their website management platform!

Also, if you’re around on Friday morning, be sure to catch Pantheon’s own Tessa Kriesel’s “Beginners Guide to WordPress Workflow” presentation at 9:15 AM!

Thank you to BlackMesh for being a Gold sponsor!

We would like to thank BlackMesh (now Contegix, after being acquired) for their generous Gold sponsorship of the first-ever WordCamp DC!

This is also the first time BlackMesh has ever sponsored a WordCamp, so we’d like to also use this post to welcome them to the WordPress community!

From BlackMesh’s sponsor page:

Founded in 2003, BlackMesh is a trusted leader in innovative cloud-based solutions, offering secure, compliant, and scalable application hosting platforms with unlimited support to businesses of all sizes including the healthcare, government, and non-profit sectors. Delivering innovative solutions, BlackMesh system administrators are experienced at combining high-performance technologies with on-demand support.

BlackMesh/Contegix staff will have a table set up at the conference, and they would be happy to answer any questions you have about their hosting platform.

Thank you to GoDaddy Pro for sponsoring!

GoDaddy Pro is a Silver-level sponsor of WordCamp DC 2017.

GoDaddy is a long-time domain registrar and web hosting company, and has branched out into other areas of business as well.

From their sponsor description:

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.

In recent years, GoDaddy has invested heavily in their managed WordPress hosting operation, and have plans starting at $3.99/month.

GoDaddy will not have a booth presence at WordCamp DC this year, but we encourage you to reach out to them on Twitter @GoDaddyHelp if you have any questions about their services!

Combination Creates Leader in DevOps Application Management

Editor’s Note: This following post is from BlackMesh, a Gold-level sponsor. WordCamp DC would not be possible without the generous support from our sponsors and we very much appreciate it!

BlackMesh is thrilled to be a sponsor at this year’s WordCamp DC and even more excited to share with everyone that we’ve been acquired by Contegix!

Contegix, a leading cloud, application lifecycle management, and managed services provider acquired BlackMesh in June 2017. Contegix is the global leader in Atlassian application hosting and offers public (AWS & Azure), private, and hybrid cloud solutions. With their long-standing focus on application management, the Dev Ops community and delivering Go Beyond Support, Contegix is an ideal fit for BlackMesh.

BlackMesh has in-depth expertise supporting and managing WordPress and other complex open-source web content management platform technologies including Magento and Drupal. BlackMesh manages the application down to the infrastructure layer, offering end-to-end managed hosting. These solutions empower customers to retain complete control over their application environments, while dramatically reducing the time and costs associated with in-house administration.

Together, Contegix and BlackMesh will deliver secure, scalable and superior solutions through additional offerings, support, resources and capabilities.

Please join the BlackMesh/Contegix team at WordCamp DC on July 14th – 16th at Carnegie Hall. We are looking forward to technical discussions, sharing experiences, and meeting you!

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Call for Sponsors

Sponsoring WordCamp DC is a unique opportunity to get your brand in front of a vibrant and diverse local WordPress community.

Update: While Platinum Lounge space lasts, we are offering companies that pay for two Gold-level sponsorships (different brands under the same parent company) the option of sharing one Platinum Lounge space instead of occupying two separate Gold tables.

Platinum

$6,000 1/4 available Only one lounge space remaining.

  • A prime location (for tables or a whole lounge space)* in our main exhibit hall.
  • A blog post announcing your sponsorship.
  • A blog post on site (which will be shared on social networks).
  • Ongoing social media promotion on our @WordCampDC account.
  • Logo and link on the sidebar of the WordCamp DC website.
  • At least TWO prominent mentions on each of the 3 days, including opening and closing talks.
  • Option to do one camp-wide giveaway for Friday, Saturday or Sunday during opening/closing remarks.
  • Option to sponsor 1 ticket giveaway via our social media accounts.
  • Four complimentary tickets to all three days of the event.
  • Four invitations to our “Thank You” reception for speakers and volunteers.

Gold

$5,000. 2/6 spots available

  • A table in our main exhibit hall.
  • A blog post announcing your sponsorship.
  • A blog post on site (which will be shared on social networks).
  • Ongoing social media promotion on our @WordCampDC account.
  • One prominent mention on each of the 3 days.
  • Option to do one camp-wide giveaway for Friday or Sunday.
  • Option to sponsor 1 ticket giveaway via our social media accounts.
  • Two complimentary tickets to all three days of the event.
  • Two invitations to our “Thank You” reception for speakers and volunteers.

Silver

$3,500. 14/15 spots available.

  • Space all three days in the “shared swag area” where you can place branded goodies for attendees to take home.
  • A blog post announcing your sponsorship.
  • Ongoing social media promotion on our @WordCampDC account.
  • Logo and link on the sidebar of the WordCamp DC website.
  • One complimentary ticket to all three days of the event.
  • One invitation to our “Thank You” reception for for speakers and volunteers.

Bronze

$1,500. 8/15 spots available.

  • Space all three days in the “shared swag area” where you can place branded goodies for attendees to take home.
  • Ongoing social media promotion on our @WordCampDC account.
  • Logo and link on the sidebar of the WordCamp DC website.
  • One complimentary ticket to all three days of the event.

Micro

$235. 3 slots available.

  • Knowledge you paid actual price for your 3-day ticket.
  • Link on the sponsors page of the WordCamp DC website.
  • 1 complimentary ticket to all three days of the event.

 

*Platinum + Gold Exhibit Hall Table Locations

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At the gold level, you will be assigned one of the gold level tables in the main hall. At the Platinum level you get to pick one of our premium placements on a first-come, first-choice basis.

  • There is one “upfront” exhibitor table, adjacent to a registration table, the most visible and central location in the house.
  • There are two larger “lounge” areas in the corners of the room. Here, in addition to the standard exhibitor table, you can place a table and several comfortable chairs (bean bags, perhaps?) to encourage people to hang out in your lounge. You may either bring in your own furniture, or we can provide two conversational tables for your use. Please note that while the map above outlines the 17’7″x18’9″ area in the back corners, ample egress space needs to be reserved for people walking to adjacent rooms.
  • There is one “WiFi sponsor” slot, which offers one gold-level table + your logo on every single WiFi-credentials sign throughout the venue. At a tech conference, as you might imagine, these signs get plenty of exposure.

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