WordCamp Asheville is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors. Without these folks, we could not offer this weekend of learning, networking, and fun! Please take some time to peruse our sponsors and see if their services fit your needs.
A-B Tech Community College’s Business Acceleration Site in Enka—simply called The BASE—is a hub for business advancement and continuing education in Asheville and Western North Carolina. Whether you are seeking skills to advance an existing entrepreneurial venture, need guidance for a business you wish to start, or want to gain knowledge for personal enrichment, The BASE is a place to start, a place to grow, and a place to connect with necessary resources. We offer hundreds of continuing education courses, from craft brewing to web design, a small business incubator for burgeoning enterprises, free one-on-one business counseling to get you on the fast track to success, and we offer specialized training and workforce development. If you have a thriving business, a new business or even just an idea for a business, The BASE should be your destination to guide you to success.
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 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.
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. Millions of other website owners have already chosen Bluehost; you can see how they can help you with your site here.
Huge props to Bluehost for their commitment to support WordCamps all over the world!
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 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.
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 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.
DesignLoud is a company based in Wilmington, NC offering custom mobile ready WordPress websites and plugins. Our company has designed and developed over 200 custom websites and we are sub contractors for a dozen national companies that bring us their WordPress development work. Our company also offers branding such as logos, business cards, brochures and internet marketing consulting. We are proud to have worked with WordPress for the past 3 years and hope to continue to grow with the WordPress community
More than 5 million people use MailChimp to create, send, and track email newsletters. Whether you’re self-employed, you manage projects for clients, or you work for a Fortune 500 company, MailChimp has features and integrations that will suit your email marketing needs.
Create signup forms that match your brand’s look and feel, and send your subscribers product updates, event invitations, announcements, or editorial content. Use our reports to improve your campaigns and learn more about your readers. Best of all? MailChimp is free for lists of up to 2,000 subscribers.
inMotion Hosting was established in 2001 and currently serves over 250,000 websites with customers all over the world. Our signature is unparalleled support on a stable and robust platform. We currently offer shared, VPS, reseller, dedicated, and commercial class servers, and we focus on tuning our servers to have an optimal WordPress experience.
Two-step verification keeps your site safe and annoys your customers. Get better protection and greater usability with NoMoreCaptchas by Oxford Biochronometrics.
Instead of annoying Captcha codes or error-prone blacklists, NoMoreCaptchas uses behavior to determine what a user is – a person or a bot. Using the advanced, enterprise-level security of bio-chronometric markers that cannot be copied, NoMoreCaptchas provides better security for your site.
Use it wherever you would use Captcha and watch your users access your site faster and more reliably. Free for personal use and free for 30 days for businesses.
Win a Free Year of NoMoreCaptchas Pro! Just register and install your free trial of NoMoreCaptchas then tweet to us with the Asheville WordCamp hashtag #wcavl that you did. If you don’t win the first time, we’ll have multiple drawings throughout the year, so be sure to stay tuned!
Visit NoMoreCaptchas.com/WordCamp for all the details.
Small Business Sponsor
Big Boom Design
Big Boom Design is an educational web design and internet consulting company. We assess, plan, develop, implement, track, and educate about the internet and how it can help grow your business.
We build and develop WordPress and Joomla based content management websites for small to medium sized businesses. We strongly believe in educating and empowering our client base so that they can play an integral part in the success of their own website and internet presence.
Evolv LLC is a custom Web Design & Development company that specializes in small business responsive (mobile-friendly) websites & e-newsletters. We also provide extensive web consultation to make sure every client gets an effective website as well as comprehensive training so they know how to edit their own website. We have worked to improve the online experience one website at a time for over 15 years now and are solely woman-owned and currently hire all women developers.
CAKE Websites and More, LLC
CAKE is a full-service marketing firm. We design & build websites, host websites, provide custom programming, and perform ongoing SEO & marketing work for our clients. We also offer high quality print design. We are based in Asheville, North Carolina, and have clients nationwide.
WP Site Care
WP Site Care is a WordPress Support and Site Management company. We love helping companies and individuals with their WordPress websites. We do everything from helping people find quality WordPress hosting, to troubleshooting themes, plugins, and even providing one-on-one support. We have monthly site management plans, as well as a variety of a la carte service offerings. We love helping people solve their WordPress issues.
We are Bullman Design, a small digital creative studio in Asheville, NC specializing in building engaging websites, forging unforgettable identities and delivering effective web applications for local and national clients.
Widget Wrangler is a plugin for WordPress that gives administrators a clean interface for managing widgets on a page by page basis. Save yourself and your team dozens of hours per site with the ultimate solution in widget management and sidebar customization.
Widget Wrangler provides the following features and many more!
- Widgets as a post type
- PHP in widgets
- TinyMCE (wysiwyg) for Widgets
- Custom Widget templates
- Control Widget visibility on any page (or post type)
Tired of making new sidebars and templates every time you need a different configuration of widgets? This plugin is for you.
JB Media Group
JB Media Group is a full-service Internet marketing agency based in Asheville, North Carolina. We specialize in integrating all aspects of Internet marketing including strategy, online advertising, and content development. JB Media Group helps clients achieve greater focus and authenticity in all online communications, build an attractive Internet presence, and ultimately, to establish stronger customer relationships.
Particles Collide is an interactive design agency based in Asheville, NC. We broaden the digital horizons for your brand by crafting exquisite web experiences. We specialize in branding, user experience, web development and content strategy. In addition, we work with customers to design and develop premium WordPress themes and plugins.
Status Forward is a small team with big ideas, helping businesses and organizations develop and manage a successful, thriving online presence. We are based in Asheville, NC, and specialize in creating custom, mobile responsive, WordPress websites on the Genesis Framework. Our team focuses on creating engaging user experiences through clean design and quality code. Our goal is to provide superior services while maintaining personal attention for each client.
Simple Desk is a WordPress plugin designed for small service-based businesses that want to knock it out of the park when it comes to ticketing and service calls. In it’s simplest form, Simple Desk is a ticketing and customer management system which is totally free (libre). Through optional paid add-ons, you can extend Simple Desk and connect it with FreshBooks, accept tickets via email, work with purchase orders, integrate with Google Calendar for service scheduling and many more features are on the horizon. Simple Desk does not take over your entire site but sits in the WordPress administration panel. The plugin can be used by WordPress developers and designers or even for their clients, such as plumbers and HVAC companies. The possibilities for support are endless. Simple Desk is being developed by tinyElk Studios.
StickerGiant Custom Stickers 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.
Sunny Point Cafe
We are a family owned independent restaurant serving upscale comfort food from dawn to dusk. Whether you want breakfast for dinner or a scrumptious dessert for breakfast we would love to satisfy your craving. We take pride in our made-from-scratch products and farm-to-table approach with our menu selections.
As a mater of fact we like fresh ingredients so much we have our own Sunny Point Garden adjacent to the restaurant. Feel free to walk through it before or after your meal!
*our site is powered by WordPress
Wedge Brewing Company
SiteGround, with over 9 years in the business, provides WordPress hosting that does not miss a thing! Their servers, available in 3 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 and GIT integration 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 Asheville, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.
Classic Event Rental
Classic Event Rentals provides party rental equipment for the Western North Carolina area. We are dedicated to making your event go smoothly and are happy to answer any questions you may have in the planning process. More at Classic Event Rental.
Epsilon, Inc. is an IT Managed Service Provider and IT consulting firm specializing in providing premier services to federal and commercial organizations across a broad range of industries and sectors. Epsilon offers live 24/7/365 support, cloud computing, business technology consulting, cyber security, and network and computer systems engineering. For more information visit . www.epsilon-inc.com
We plaster the stories of our lives to the front of our refrigerators. We use our refrigerators to display the creative artwork of our children. We post important dates and reminders on the front right where we can see them. We place notes to family members on it and we have pictures of family and friends on it. The refrigerator becomes the easel for the visuals that tell the stories of our lives. Every company and organization has a story that they want to tell. That’s what Digital Fridge does; help you tell your story to others.
Located in Johnson City, TN, Digital Fridge was founded in 2006 by Kyle Long with the goal of producing videos that motivate and create positive change in businesses, organizations, institutions and communities. Digital Fridge has formed a team of videographers, editors, and designers that have earned the reputation of being one of the most reliable and capable production companies in the region.
Coffee Cabana Brazil
Coffee Cabana Brazil brings the finest green bean coffee from the heart of Brazil to the heart of our customers, allowing them to experience the true spirit of supremely roasted coffee.
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!