Sponsors

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As a WordCamp Dayton sponsor, you’ll gain exposure to a unique, diverse crowd of:
  • Technologically savvy website designers
  • Marketing experts
  • Business leaders and entrepreneurs

WordCamps are held around the world and in 2016 will be held in Dayton as a two-day event packed with workshops, speakers who are among the nation’s best website developers, hands-on training for WordPress users of all skill levels and a terrific after-party where the learning and networking continue.

We will draw beginners and intermediate WordPress users, as well as advanced developers from around Ohio and the surrounding states. Attendees will be business owners, leaders of non-profit groups, artists, designers, developers, bloggers, agencies and businesses that sell website design and marketing services to other businesses.

We’ve got a great reputation among our attendees, and are interested in sponsors who can help us support our mission to connect the WordPress community in Ohio.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor,
please contact us to get started.
• Email us at dayton@wordcamp.org
• Call Chris Celek at 937-530-0235
• Download Sponsorship Details >

Our Sponsors

WordCamp Dayton is a not-for-profit conference. Our speakers come at their own expense and are not paid for presenting. Our organizers are not compensated in anyway, and the event is staffed entirely by volunteers.

Similar technology training conferences cost hundreds or even thousands while WordCamp Dayton costs attendees less than dinner for two. How are we able to do this? Because of our generous sponsors.

Thank you for making WordCamp Dayton happen March 4-5, 2016 at Wright State University.

Venue Sponsor

Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

Mission: Accelerate Ohio’s economy by helping people start, sustain and grow their business.

The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide a high-impact, front-line program designed to facilitate small business growth, job creation and access to capital. SBDCs provide confidential one-to-one business advising at no cost, management training and education programs, and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Ohio SBDC at Wright State University also includes an International Trade Assistance Centers (ITAC). Each center is staffed with highly trained, industry experts to assist the local small business community with growth strategies.

Examples of assistance offered include: Access to Capital, Bookkeeping, Business Planning, Exporting, Financial Analysis, Human Resources, Marketing, Strategic Planning and many others.

Platinum

Dayton Most Metro

Welcome Dayton Most Metro  as a Platinum level sponsor of WordCamp Dayton.

About Our Sponsor:

Dayton Most Metro is an online magazine connecting people with things to see, do and get involved with across the Dayton region.

Looking for something to do?  Look no further than the Dayton Most Metro Events Calendar – THE most comprehensive events calendar in the entire Dayton Region.

It is syndicated on several other websites including DowntownDayton.org, CultureWorks.org and many others, making it a very good way to promote your event.  Not to mention it is FREE!

Looking for a restaurant?  We have one of the biggest Dayton Dining Guides on the Internet!  Search by category, city, average price, and even filter the list to only look for Local Independents or Food Trucks.

Get directions and link to restaurant websites AND Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Foursquare and OpenTable pages.  And since our venue guide is connected to our event calendar, you can see all of the upcoming events and dining specials for each restaurant.”

Thank you to Lisa Grigsby and her team at Dayton Most Metro! We couldn’t do this without you.

Gold

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.

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.

WooCommerce

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.

Silver

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.

Pantheon

The website management platform for Drupal & WordPress, Pantheon provides web teams with the hosting, cloud-based developer tools, and scalable infrastructure needed to run awesome websites. Serving billions of pageviews a month for over 100,000 websites, Pantheon’s container-based infrastructure allows you to launch websites faster, without worrying about traffic spikes, security or performance. It’s free in development. Create your free account now!

Yoast

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Welcome Yoast as a Silver Sponsor of WordCamp Dayton 2016!

Yoast_Logo_Large_RGBAbout Our Sponsor

“At Yoast, we optimize websites. Not just one aspect of websites, but every aspect.

We make websites more usable, easier to navigate, faster and more reliable. In other words: we make websites work. For the owner ánd the visitor.

The added bonus is that if you do all that right, a website becomes easier to find too.

How we do it

There are many ways that lead to Rome, and we’ve covered quite a few:

  • By building plugins for WordPress, the worlds most popular CMS, we’ve made it easier to build a website that works.
    We’ve written several articles, listed in our Essentials section, about loads of common issues and their solutions.
  • We consult for some of the biggest brands on the planet, including Facebook, eBay, the Guardian and many more.
    Our research has created proven best practices for building better websites.
  • And last but certainly not least, we review websites, telling owners what they could do to make their website work.”

Thank you to Joost de Valk – founder & CEO — and his team at Yoast! We couldn’t do this without you.

Win a ticket from Yoast for WordCamp Dayton >

Bronze

Wired Tree

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.

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/.


WPML te permite hacer tu sitio multilingüe.

Al instalarlo podrás traducir todo el contenido del sitio, desde entradas, entradas personalizadas y páginas así como menúes, widgets y textos del tema y otros plugins.

Es compatible con plugins de caching, SEO, E-Commerce y muchos más.

WPML es adecuado tanto para grandes sitios corporativos como para blogs personales, y ya ha ayudado a hacer multilingüe a mas de 500.000 sitios comerciales en todo el mundo.

Más información en: WPML.org

Contratamos talento. Si eres un programador creativo, te invitamos a contactarnos: http://wpml.org/home/were-hiring/

DreamHost

Since 1997 DreamHost has helped entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to web hosting and even powerful cloud storage and computing services, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. Packed with unbelievable value, DreamHost is the best place to launch a blog, website, or web application into the stratosphere. Learn more at http://dreamhost.com.

 

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.

Buckeye Interactive

Welcome Buckeye Interactive as a Bronze Level sponsor.

More About Our Sponsor:

Buckeye Interactive is a web engineering team passionately empowering successful small businesses and funded tech startups with sustainable revenue growth and scalable business processes.  The team focuses on a unique all-in-house combination of business and product strategy, development and design to deliver exceptional results for clients with limited resources.

Buckeye Interactive‘s clients have best-in-class products and services, and they partner with Buckeye Interactive to provide technology and design expertise to enable and accelerate growth.  Web and mobile experiences crafted by the team include marketing and e-commerce websites, web applications and mobile applications.”

Small Business

Release Dates of Cars

Welcome Release Dates of Cars as a Small Business level sponsor of WordCamp Dayton 2016.

 

About our sponsor:

“New car research starts at ReleaseDatesofCars.com! Get detailed reviews, engine specs, car prices, exterior and interior pictures and videos of every car, minivan, SUV, and truck on the market and the latest in terms on best car lists, track tests, road tests, crash test scores, and fuel economy ratings. Our love for writing about cars has been made possible by WordPress, which is arguably the most popular web publishing platform in the world today, and which we are pleased to be associated with.”

Be sure to visit our sponsor’s website and say thanks! We can’t do this without them.

Xandra Design

We bring your vision to life.

XANDRA DESIGN is a small graphic design firm that engages in work across a variety of media including brand identity, websites, marketing collateral and exhibits.

We serve as a creative partner to small- and medium-sized companies across the country who need their products and marketing materials to grab attention, stand out from the crowd and make meaningful connections with their target market. We are uniquely skilled at first listening to our clients’ needs, thoughts, stories and abstract ideas and then bringing them to life visually in a manner that communicates effectively and reflects their core values.

Check out examples of our work and see what our clients have to say about us.

OhioGhostWriter

OhioGhostWriter logo for WordCamp Dayton 2016

Conversation. Between you and your clients. Between you and your colleagues. Let OhioGhostWriter help you direct the conversation. We develop content worth talking about. Our customized content will drive visitors to the websites you build.

Learn more about our content strategy and development at OhioGhostWriter.com.

Bash Foo

“Here is the quick and dirty on Bash Foo from our website:

 

 “Bash Foo is a digital marketing agency that builds the online reputations of small business in affordable and inspiring ways. Through creative web design, search engine optimization, and online marketing, Bash Foo serves as a Creative Brand Provocateur for its clients. “

LearnDash

Welcome LearnDash as a Small Business Level sponsor of WordCamp Dayton 2016.

More About Our Sponsor:

“Transform your WordPress site into a powerful learning management system using LearnDash. Sell elearning courses, track user progress, deliver certificates, and much more!”

Thank you to LearnDash. We couldn’t do this without you!

 

Easy Name

Welcome Easy Name as a Small Business Level Sponsor!

More about Our Sponsor:

Easy Name provides web domains, website hosting and design and related services.

A wide range of more than 300 domain extensions (all available for registration in real time!) is available: In addition, we offer:

  • A highly functional and user-friendly domain and hosting control panel available round the clock
  • Simple payment facilities as by credit card, PayPal, DIRECTebanking, direct debit or bank transfer
  • High-availability computer centers
  • Data center & server
    All easyname server systems operate redundantly and are run exclusively with HP High-End Hardware of the Proliant DL380 Series. The data centers are located in the EU at 2 locations and connected via fiberglass.
  • The internet connection is carried over 10 gigabit uplinks through the following carriers: GlobalCrossings, LambdaNet, Eurorings, Abovenet and Cogentgo. Direkt connection to the DE-CIX (Deutscher Dommercial Internet Exchange and the Vienna Internet Exchanges VIX1 and VIX2 are also available.”

Thank you to the team at Easy Name. We couldn’t do this without you.

Celek Media Consulting

Thank you to Celek Media Consulting for joining us as a Small Business Level sponsor.

About Our Sponsor:

Celek Media Consulting exists for one reason — to help customers find your business when they search and shop online.

We make websites (with WordPress, of course), social media, video, newsletters, blogs and search directories work for you to make sure customers see you, learn about you and can connect with you whenever they’re ready for information about your products and services.

We tell your business story in ways that influence search rank and that encourage customers to contact you or refer you to their friends and business partners. Connect with Celek Media Consulting >

Thank you to the team at Celek Media Consulting. We couldn’t do this without you.

Freelancer

Michael Sloan

I teach a comprehensive WordPress course at Fanshawe College in London, ON.

http://fanshawec.ca

Randal Snook

STRATEGIC CREATIVE AND BRAND DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL experienced in business and consumer sectors. Accomplished in creative problem solving, concept development, art direction, client relationship building to achieve excellent results. Projects include the development of corporate identity systems and brand building with rollouts, integrated marketing initiatives, investor relation communications and reports, and customer experience marketing. Significant success with producing results for high-value, hard to reach prospects through targeted marketing efforts.

Work collaboratively to create and produce strategic and brand planning, all forms of printed collateral material, packaging, environmental spaces and applications, websites, digital and inbound/social marketing, direct mail, video and television.

Experienced in managing and performing the creative process, budget development and adherence, client development and retention, project management, vendor management and procurement, small business management and human resources.

In Kind

Sticker Giant

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

Oregon Printing

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PRINT WITHOUT LIMITS?
Oregon Printing Communications has been answering that question for nearly 40 years. We began as an offset printing shop, and have grown over time to offer digital printing, creative direction, and direct marketing and mailing services. Today, Oregon is the leading print and marketing solutions provider serving businesses in Dayton, Ohio and beyond.

You can trust your prints on our presses and other machines, including:

  • HP Indigo 5600 digital press—often called the Indigo family’s most stable and productive print engine
  • 5-color Heidelberg offset press
  • Xerox digital press
  • 2-color Heidelberg
  • Polar paper cutter
  • MIS software with automated pdf workflow

We have deep experience in both digital and offset printing techniques, as well as design principles and finishing touches. And we love sharing our knowledge with others. Whenever possible, we educate our customers on printing best practices—and inspire them to push the limits on their creative projects.

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!

March 4th – March 5th 2016