Event Sponsors

WordCamp Charleston would not be possible without these generous sponsors. Please take a minute to give them a shout, or visit their websites to have a look at their services. They’ve all made an incredible commitment to the WordPress community.

WordCamp Pillar

Media Temple

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.

WiredTree

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.

Learn more about the company at http://wiredtree.com

Bluehost

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.

Learn more about them at http://www.bluehost.com.

WordCamp Champion

DreamHost

DreamHost

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.

More information can be found at  http://dreamhost.com.

Code Poet

Code Poet

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.

Visit them at http://codepoet.com/

WordCamp Accomplice

WPML

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 http://WPML.org

Disqus

Disqus

Disqus is a free service that makes it easy for anyone to create or participate in an online community. Our magic is in connecting people to stuff that’s worth talking about.

Discussion and community were among the first great promises of the Internet. But before Disqus, they were neglected by the revolution in other forms of communications. So we built the leading company in a category that, in some ways, we invented. And quietly, made having an online discussion a better experience.

Learn more about the company at http://disqus.com.

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College of Charleston Information Technology

College of Charleston Information Technology

Information Technology at the College of Charleston provides ongoing, site-based support for all aspects of technology implementation. From troubleshooting a computer glitch to outfitting an entire department with the latest instructional technology, IT works behind the scenes to make the College’s use of technology run smoothly.

Learn more about how Information Technology supports the College of Charleston at http://it.cofc.edu/

Feedblitz

Feedblitz

FeedBlitz is the only all-in-one service combining email marketing, social media and RSS feed management. FeedBlitz’s set and forget email service takes the pain out of email marketing and newsletter updates. Automatically create mailings from any RSS feed, easily manage multiple mailing lists, filter by content preferences, and more.

Features and benefits include accelerated social sharing, outstanding deliverability, powerful scheduling, monetization, easy subscriber management, autoresponders, email and RSS subscriber reporting.

The leading premium FeedBurner alternative, FeedBlitz’s outstanding customer service and WordPress plugins get your message to the right subscriber at the right time

Learn more at http://feedblitz.com/

WooThemes

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.

Learn more about Woothemes at http://woothemes.com and @woothemes.

Boomtown

BoomTown

BoomTown is a complete online system that leads more Internet home buyers and sellers to your virtual door, then gives real estate agents proven tools to turn clicks into closings. Beyond very easy and very cool technology, you get VIP support and success guidance every step of the way.

Learn more about the company at http://boomtownroi.com or on twitter @BoomTownROI.

Southpoint Media

Southpoint Media

Southpoint Media is a WordPress development firm specializing in custom theme design, development and support for corporations and universities. We also work with small businesses and agency partners through GoWP, our managed WordPress hosting service and Basepoint, a DIY website creation service built on WordPress. With offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Augusta, Georgia, we serve clients throughout the Southeast.

Learn more about the company at http://www.southpointmedia.com or on Twitter @southpointmedia.

SPARC

SPARC

SPARC is proud to support WordCamp Charleston in bringing together the WordPress community here in our Silicon Harbor. SPARC’s Design Team works with clients every day to deliver WordPress enabled technology to their customers, and push the limits of the platform. The Team is excited to be a part of this inaugural WordPress smackdown!

SPARC is a software product development company creating engaging, forward-thinking technology while keeping Team Members at the core of everything we do. With offices in Charleston, South Carolina and Washington, D.C., SPARC provides software development services for the government and commercial sectors, and develops commercial software products for the executive leadership, human resources, big data analytics, and mobile markets. In 2013, SPARC was ranked by Inc. 500 as the 14th fastest-growing private company in the U.S.

Come by for a tour and see SPARC’s award-winning culture for yourself, or learn more at www.sparcedge.com.

Charleston Software Associates

Charleston Software Associates

Charleston Software Associates is a single-man WordPress Plugin operation based in Charleston South Carolina. The current focus is on improving the Store Locator Plus plugin for WordPress.

Charleston Software Associates was started by Lance Cleveland in 2012. It was a pet project that formed around the desire to get back to making a living writing code instead of managing people and negotiating business contracts. The closure of Cyber Sprocket Labs in order to escape continuous 60-hour work weeks was the catalyst. Store Locator Plus, at the time a soon-to-be-orphaned project, provided the perfect opportunity to get back to coding.

Today, there are over 40,000 Store Locator Plus installations worldwide and over 4,000 registered premium add-on customers. New premium add-on packs and improvements to the free base plugin is an ongoing process. Looking to the future, I have begun working with several part-time developers as I continue working toward providing the best locator plugin in the world.

Contact: Lance Cleveland at lance@charlestonsw.com
Twitter: @LanceCleveland

Learn more about the company at http://www.charlestonsw.com/

InMotion Hosting

InMotion Hosting

Founded in 2001, InMotion Hosting is 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 WordPress 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.

Learn more about the company at inmotionhosting.com.

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Blue Ion

Blue Ion

Blue Ion is in the business of bringing out the best in clients, their brands and their customers. They do this by unlocking their clients’ inherent energy and guiding them to the right means of expression.

The outfit is unapologetically earnest about this as they believe that revealing people and brands for who they truly are is one of the most satisfying things they will ever do.

Learn more about the company at http://blueion.com or on Twitter @blueion.

Community

Mueller Writing

Mueller Writing

Mueller Writing is a web copywriting shop specializing in SEO and digital marketing. We’re here to help fill your WordPress site with searchable, compelling content that converts into shares, likes, tweets, pins, +1s, signups, emails, calls and, most of all, sales.

Learn more about the company at http://www.muellerwriting.com or @heathermueller.

Charleston Public Relations & Design

Charleston Public Relations & Design

Charleston PR & Design, LLC is a provider of digital marketing communications including website design and development, crisis communications management, content strategy, and public relations consultation for diverse clients. We provide guidance to entrepreneurs and businesses just getting established or rebranding themselves.

Founding partners Cheryl Smithem and Bill Smithem swore allegiance to WordPress in 2008 and have never looked back. The firm utilizes WordPress for the development of all websites they design and code.

To learn more about Charleston PR & Design, visit the firm’s website.

In-Kind

Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor makes it easy to attract new subscribers, send them beautiful email newsletters and see stunning reports on the results. Built from the ground up for creative professionals, we make it possible to manage all your clients from a single account and let them send campaigns at prices you set.

Learn more about them at www.campaignmonitor.com, or follow them on Twitter @campaignmonitor.

Sticker Giant

Sticker Giant

Sticker Giant prints quality stickers and labels quickly. They have sponsored over 100 WordCamps all over the world. The best customer service, 24 hour turnaround, and free die-cutting are a few of the perks of using StickerGiant – The Sticker company for WordPress users.

Email our StickerFairy Hailey and use the code Wordcamp2014 and receive a free sticker pack at: hailey@stickergiant.com

Contact: Hailey Hilliard
Web Site: www.stickergiant.com
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/stickergiant

Krista Engler

Krista Engler Design

Krista Engler is a multi-disciplinary designer and developer creating digital experiences in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. She specializes in branding, art direction, responsive web design, and front-end development.

Visit her website at http://www.kristaengler.com/ or follow her on Twitter @pinxX0ry.

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