Our Sponsors

Many, many thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors who are helping to make the delightful day that will be WordCamp CT 2014 possible. We hope when you see them at the event, you will take a moment to say thank you and find out more about their companies by reading below.

Venue Sponsor

Stamford Innovation Center

The Stamford Innovation Center supports and encourages the growth of a vibrant tech and startup economy in the Fairfield County region. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, freelancer, or programmer, the Stamford Innovation Center will help make your vision a reality with startup-focused events, classes and programming. For more information, please visit www.stamfordicenter.com.

Stamford Workspace

Tired of working out of your home, coffee shop, or looking for office space? Welcome to Workspace Stamford, a collaborative and flexible office space for entrepreneurs, freelancers, consultants, and independent creatives. Whether you arrive as an individual or a team, Workspace can work for you. There are a variety of membership options to suit any budget or schedule – from 2 days per month to 24/7 access with a multitude of perks included.

Visit Workspace Stamford at www.workspacestamford.com.

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NorthPoint Digital

NorthPoint Digital is an experience-driven company delivering scalable technology and design solutions to support and transform user experiences and interactions across the web, mobile, and social touchpoints.

We couple our deep understanding of WordPress with specific domain and vertical market experience. In addition to understanding content, we have significant functional knowledge in the areas of web content management and community solutions coupled with extensive domain experience in the Media, Publishing, Non-Profit, Healthcare, and Education markets. We have the expertise to tackle big challenges, which helps us build compelling solutions for our clients.

We are a WordPress V.I.P. Partner and work hard to make WordPress work smarter for your organization. Visit our website, listen to us speak, or call us at 212.819.1700 to learn more about how we are helping organizations drive revenue through their online channels.

10up

10up
PushUp effortlessly connects your WordPress site to our website push notification service so that you can selectively deliver on-demand notifications right to your visitor’s desktops as you update your content. Be the first to deliver updates to your readers, and drive them back to your website, instead of context and conversion stripping feed readers.
All you need is an account at pushupnotifications.com, so that you can effortlessly and reliably deliver desktop notifications using our high scale push delivery infrastructure.
Use the code “WordCampCT2014” between now and the end of WordCamp CT to save 33% off sign up: $9.99 includes unlimited notifications for the first 30 days, and up to 100 unique push notifications each month for life (more on pricing here). And stop by the 10up table at WordCamp to sign up on the spot and we’ll knock down signup to just 99 cents and provision you on the spot – if you sign up before hand, just stop by and we’ll refund the difference!
PushUp currently supports Safari Push Notifications on OS X Mavericks; support for additional browsers and services is coming very soon.
  • Real-time analytics. Monitor engagement, as it happens. How many eligible visitors accepted or declined notifications? How many subscribers do you have?
  • Pay as your grow. Pay for what you need, when you need it, so increased engagement never interrupts your service. No subscribers? No fee. Tightening your belt? Don’t click push, don’t pay PushUp.
  • For WordPress, by Makers of WordPress. Designed, tested, and engineered by 10up, an agency with 25+ core contributors on staff. You won’t find gaudy ads or attention stealing buttons; in fact, we think you’ll forget that PushUp wasn’t part of WordPress.
  • Built for scale, battle tested by big names. Vetted by WordPress.com VIP, and already running like a champ on sites like 9to5mac.com, the world’s most popular Apple news blog, Deadline.com, and Edelman.com. We’ve already delivered over 18 million notifications, including more than 500,000 notifications in a single day.
  • No extra software necessary. We leverage technology built right into the browser and operating system, beginning with Safari on OS X Mavericks. Your readers simply accept a notification request – that only shows up the first time they visit – and they will start receiving notifications. Even when their browser is closed.

Scaffolding

Scaffolding

For Rapid WordPress Development

 

Scaffolding is an open-source responsive framework for building client sites on WordPress. Developed over 18 months of client work, testing, and iteration, Scaffolding combines the best of all the technologies you should already be using to build sites:

 

  • Based on underscores (_s)

  • Bootstrap’s Responsive Grid

  • Normalize, Modernizr, and Respond.js

  • Modular CSS Architecture

 

Plus a short list of carefully selected add-ons:

 

  • WordPress helper functions

  • Gravity Forms styles

  • Magnific Popup (modal windows)

  • Font Awesome

  • Chosen & iCheck

 

+ clean, tested, and well documented code.

 

Designed by Hall Internet Marketing

Hall Internet Marketing is a 15 year old agency that combines technology and expert services to drive cost-effective internet marketing strategies to improve website performance. Hall helps some of the largest employers in Maine, well known Fortune 100 companies and innovative technology businesses to drive more sales online.

Accomplice

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 WPML.org

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.

Champion

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.

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.

Pillar

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.

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.

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.

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NERDs

The New England Regional Developers, Inc purpose is to organize, educate and advance the skills of web designers and developers in the New England region. It seeks to do this primarily through nurturing a self-sustaining mentoring community for its local IT industry.

A not-for-profit organization, NERDs has identified and defined the major issues facing its community and industry today. The most visible symptom of these issues is the growing talent gap in the field of IT.

NERDs believes that our IT teams are not as strong as they could be due to irrationalities lingering from society’s past. The NERDs project identifies areas of the population that have a harder time making it into IT careers and works to remove those challenges or barriers.

For more info: http://nerdsummit.org/

KnockMedia

KnockMedia was founded in 2004 in New York City and moved to New Haven, Connecticut in 2009. Over the past 10 years, we have designed, built and managed hundreds of websites, apps and campaigns for clients in the entertainment, retail, beverage, healthcare and consumer goods industries.

We are a lean and nimble team driven by the passion to cultivate our clients’ ideas into engaging and compelling end-user experiences. Our team is strategic, creative and technically savvy. Our collaborative process produces beautiful, intuitive and effective online experiences. What sets us apart from other agencies is our collection of in-house talent. All of our clients experience the personal touch and a vested effort towards ideas being cultivated and goals being met. We are dedicated, we are accessible, we are skilled.

Illuminate WP

OUR STORY

Illuminate WP was founded out of passion and necessity. Working as a freelance WordPress developer, Clint Warren found that one of the most enjoyable parts of his job was training clients how to use their websites. He also discovered how much he enjoyed presenting information at Meetup.com WordPress groups and helping others. Requests continually came in for stand-alone WordPress training, specifically for beginners. Over time he began to piece together documentation he had been giving clients – screencasts and written material providing explanations of how to use their site. He finally bit the bullet and decided to get everyone who wants to learn in one place, aiming to provide the most comprehensive WordPress learning experience available. Knowing he wouldn’t be able to realize his dream alone, Clint pieced together a team of amazing individuals, each rockstars in their own fields, to help with all aspects of the business.

Currently Illuminate offers in person workshops on how to use WordPress and SEO for WordPress. Upcoming courses can be found here.

OUR MISSION

Illuminate WP is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive, engaging, and enjoyable WordPress learning experience available through in-person seminars, online webinars, printed and digital training materials, and paid membership tutorials. We aim to distinguish ourselves by the depth of our material, passion behind the work, expertise of the teachers, and cutting edge webinar technology. We try to cater to all styles of learning, incorporating each style into all of our courses.

White Label Agency

White Label Agency

The White Label Agency provides professional WordPress development services to graphic designers, marketing agencies, web developers and other industry professionals on a project or contract basis. Our core offering is a fully responsive WordPress site built from our client’s PSD file on Foundation Framework or Twitter Bootstrap with 1-2 week turnaround time for $525. From our headquarters in Williamstown, MA USA, our four man sales and project management team manages our staff of 12 full-time WordPress professionals at our development center in Odessa, Ukraine. Call 413-458-1721 for more information or visit www.thewhitelabelagency.com today.