Thank You, WordCamp Ottawa 2014 Sponsors

Your organizers couldn’t have staged WordCamp Ottawa 2014 without the generous support of our Sponsors.

Sponsor contributions have enabled us to host this event at a phenomenally low cost to the attendees. About 75% of the budget comes from sponsorship. The rest is from ticket sales. Quite simply, without Sponsor contributions we could not hold WordCamp in the same way we do now. In addition, their strong support gives us the confidence to look ahead, as we have begun to do, and envision WordCamp Ottawa 2015.

Thank you.

Carleton University — Venue Sponsor

Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa. Many of Ontario’s leading high tech companies surround our campus where cutting-edge research joins with highly innovative teaching to solve real-life problems. Members of a dynamic, research-intensive university, Carleton’s faculty and staff provide a superior learning experience for our fine students who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world.

Carleton offers 65 programs of study in areas as diverse as public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology and international studies. More than 2,000 brilliant professors and staff members constitute a diverse and dedicated team serving 26,000 students. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts.

Bluehost — WordCamp Pillar

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.

WiredTree — WordCamp Pillar

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.

Code Poet — WordCamp Champion

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 — WordCamp Champion

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.org — WordCamp Accomplice

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

Scott Buckingham Media — Platinum Level

Scott Buckingham Media is a digital agency in Ottawa specializing in custom WordPress websites and web-applications.

Using our skills in branding, strategy, user experience, and responsive design along with vast experience configuring and customizing WordPress, we are able to create amazing interfaces that are easily managed by our clients, and are well-liked by their users.
With corporate websites and webcam-controlled games, mobile applications and touchscreen kiosks, online stores and immersive museum exhibits, we use WordPress to its fullest.

In addition to WordPress websites and web-applications, we also offer a large variety of other services including professional photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, social media management, and much more.

Take a tour of our studio and browse our portfolio, then give us a shout to discuss your next project!

easyPress — Bronze Level

easyPress is a Managed WordPress Hosting service that’s made in Canada. A fast, reliable and secure solution is super important when you value your website and its message. Focus your time and energy on your content and let easyPress relieve you of managing the tech that makes WordPress load quickly and consistently. All of our service plans include DNS hosting and some even include email hosting provided by easyDNS. Check out our very affordable offerings at http://easypress.ca/plans/.

SIDEKICK — Bronze Level

SIDEKICK for WordPress helps your users, customers, or clients learn how to use WordPress by actually using WordPress.

There are no videos or written documentation here. Instead, users learn by following interactive, voice-guided lessons (Walkthroughs) right inside their own WordPress environment.

The Genius Web Media — Bronze Level

The Genius Web Media has been in operation for over 5 years and is located in the heart of Toronto, Canada. Our Genius team is compiled of intelligent, skilled, and ambitious individuals who are all dedicated to delivering powerful and trendy media.

We currently specialize in SIMPLE to COMPLEX Web Development for ALL Online Media purposes. We have the capabilities to develop small to large scaled projects, as well as the capacity to supply new and fresh ideas. Our specialties are focused on: Current frameworks, Usability, “Responsive” technologies for mobile optimization, and Web Accessibility for the physically and mentally challenged.

Our goal is to leverage high quality, effective, and efficient Web Development to assist businesses by improving their online identity, by enhancing online exposure, and by increasing lead generation and sales.

Check us out at www.thegenius.ca

Yoast — Bronze Level

At Yoast, we help you optimize your website for SEO, conversion, and site speed, often using our WordPress plugins and themes. We make websites more usable, easier to navigate, faster and more reliable. We can even help you find the best WordPress hosting. In other words: we make websites work. Not just for the owner, but for the visitor. The added bonus is that if you do all that right, a website becomes easier to find too.

Transforme Communications Inc. — Small Biz

Transforme Communications Inc. is a creative agency that helps influence decision-making through innovative and strategic design solutions. Transforme is a global leader in web design with WordPress & PageLines DMS.

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