Sponsors

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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.

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 at wiredtree.com or on Twitter @wiredtree

Jetpack

Jetpack can supercharge your self-hosted site with a suite of the most powerful WordPress.com features. Popular features include Custom CSS, Single Sign On, and WordPress.com Stats.

You can easily create slideshows with Carousel, embed content with Shortcode Embeds, add custom widget placement with Widget Visibility, automatically share new posts with Publicize, and add a Contact Form anywhere on your site. The list goes on and on, and you get it all at no cost.

Learn more at jetpack.me or on Twitter @jetpack

Gold

Ah So Designs

Ah So is a WordPress web development agency composed of architects, developers and project managers crafting meaningful, straightforward and user-friendly WordPress sites.

ahsodesigns.com
@AhSoDesigns

Athletics

Over the last 10 years Athletics has grown through a commitment to design innovation and our ability to work with organizations large and small to meet the challenges of contemporary brand-building. Our work is focused on developing experiences using the web, print and environments in smart, interrelated ways.

In 2013 we helped launch Mountain, an experiential marketing firm in Nashville. This was an opportunity to complement our own capabilities, and expand outside NYC. Today we’re happy to call Nashville our second home, with a small but growing team.

We’ve participated in the evolution of WordPress from scrappy project to the CMS of choice for large-scale publishers like Forbes, Condé Nast and Random House. We work closely with the Automattic team, as a number of our clients run on the WP VIP platform. We’re active participants in the Big Media Meetup group, and we’ve enjoyed getting involved with the WP Nashville group. Last fall we worked with Randy Hicks to co-curate a talk.

athleticsnyc.com
@athleticsnyc

Ninja Forms

Ninja Forms is an open source forms framework built for the WordPress community by the WordPress community. Created with both novices and developers in mind, Ninja Forms is perfect for any situation that requires gathering or processing data from front-end users.

Create forms quickly without ever touching code, or spending a dime. Place your forms anywhere you want on your WordPress site, customize notifications, and explore other powerful features.

More information can be found anytime on the web at NinjaForms.com

@wpninjas

Thought Catalog

The Thought & Expression Co. is an independently owned and operated U.S. media group that operates the sites Thought Catalog and Shop Catalog. Headquartered in New York City and founded in 2010, we are committed to facilitating thought and expression. We exist to help people become better communicators and listeners, to engender a more exciting, attentive, and imaginative world.

thought.is
@thoughtcatalog

EventAppi

Meet EventAppi, the easy-to-use WordPress plugin for total event management. With a simple installation from within WordPress or the EventAppi site, it’s never been easier to start selling tickets straight from your own website. Built in PHP, EventAppi works on all browsers and is super robust. Discover EventAppi’s crazy good features and awesome capabilities today.

EventAppi. The most awesomest WordPress plugin for your most awesomest events.

eventappi.com
@Event_Appi

MainWP

MainWP brings 360-degrees of control to WordPress management with a simple, streamlined interface that lets users control all their sites in a snap. Now schedule automated backups, monitor up-time, manage content and plugins across multiple sites with push-button ease.

MainWP is self-hosted and free. You can download it directly from WordPress.org and take advantage of a cutting-edge, open-source solution that helps you get more done in less time. You get one central and intuitive Dashboard for 1-click updates, adding and editing posts and pages, and creating backups for all connected sites.

You can also broaden the scope of MainWP and make it your own using purpose-built Extensions designed to expand its capabilities. Choose from a wide selection of add-ons including SEO, marketing, security, maintenance and more, MainWP gives you a powerful line-up of Extensions to choose from.

At MainWP.com, it’s time to make WordPress management effortlessly efficient.

MainWP.com
@mymainwp

SnapShot Interactive

Headquartered out of Nashville, SnapShot Interactive is a true digital agency bridging the gap between high-quality video production, award-winning web design and development, and creative online marketing strategies. We help clients, big and small, showcase their companies and products to the world in a fresh, engaging way.

snapshotinteractive.com
@snapshot_nash

In-kind Podcast

Technology Advice

TechnologyAdvice is dedicated to educating, advising, and connecting buyers and sellers of business technology. As a trusted resource in a variety of technology verticals, the company helps buyers improve their businesses and vendors find their customers. Through unbiased research and crowd-sourced product reviews, TechnologyAdvice provides the insight that buyers need to find the right technology solution. TechnologyAdvice is based in Nashville, Tenn., and was named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2014. Nashville podcast consultant (and TechnologyAdvice team member) Clark Buckner will be podcasting again at this year’s WordCamp.

technologyadvice.com
@Technology_Adv

Superb

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.

Go Daddy

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. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.

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Metacake

We’re a customer-focused design, technology, and marketing team.

We create digital products and marketing campaigns that succeed because we analyze and optimize our products in the wild. We build websites, applications, mobile apps, ecommerce platforms, and marketing campaigns with a customer-centered approach across a spectrum of industries.

metacake.com
@metacake

Raven Tools

Raven software makes it easy for content marketers to research, manage and report on their content optimization, publication and distribution work. From SEO to social to WordPress blogs to analytics, your content campaigns will get more efficient with Raven.

Raven is a privately held, Nashville-based company that’s been around and growing since 2007. Thousands of agencies and consultants worldwide use Raven, but we’re especially fond of our hometown customers — folks including Parthenon Publishing, The Tennessean, Content That Connects and Centresource.

We invite all WordCamp Nashville friends to try Raven free for 30 days — no credit card up front, no contract, no hassle. Learn more and sign up at raventools.com. Find us on Twitter @raventools

Rockhouse Partners

Rockhouse Partners is a technology-based boutique marketing agency in Nashville that advances the way entertainment properties engage and activate fans. We build WordPress sites on our custom framework that are optimized for live event marketing and the high scale needs of the industry.

Our team of developers and local partners have been a part of the Nashville WordPress community since our inception. We are thrilled to see our city thriving as a it grows from a hub of creativity to a nationally recognized source for top talent in design, development, and content strategy.

rockhousepartners.com
@rhpartners

Sprclldr

sprclldr is a website development company specializing in WordPress CMS sites for designers, small agencies and their clients. A majority of our business comes to us as PSD artwork and wireframes ready to build into a full site, but we also service existing WordPress sites and migrate legacy sites to the WordPress platform.

We wouldn’t be here without the WordPress community, and we’re proud to be able to be able to support WordCamp Nashville.

sprclldr.com
@sprclldr

StickerGiant

StickerGiant.com custom stickers prints quality stickers and labels quickly. They have sponsored WordCamps all over the world. They have the best customer service, 24-hour turnaround, and offer free die-cutting to name a few of the perks of using StickerGiant.

WordPress is about telling stories and sharing passions, just like the StickerGiant’s Team mission, to help people share the things they are excited about.

StickerGiant.com: The custom sticker company for WordPress users.

facebook.com/stickergiant

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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

Community

Nashville Geek

We specialize in WordPress website development. We’re equally adept at building your social media presence and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
don’t worry, we’ll translate the ‘geek speak’

nashvillegeek.com
@nashvillegeek

WinningWP

An award-winning WordPress blog written by Brin Wilson, WinningWP offers a vast array of tips, tricks, deals and resources — such as their handy ‘Guide to Choosing the Best WordPress Hosting’ and a brand new ‘Where To Buy WordPress Themes’ directory — for people who love, you guessed it: WordPress!

If you haven’t already, check it out at WinningWP.com and follow along on Twitter at @WinningWP.

Berry Interesting

Berry Interesting develops affordable WordPress websites & eCommerce stores, provides one-on-one WordPress consultation & coaching, and offers site management & maintenance services for individuals and small businesses who are just getting started.

We are excited to be sponsoring WCN this year! The WordPress community in Nashville deserves this event. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn from each other, strengthen our connections as a community and celebrate another year of WordPress making our lives awesome.

Find us on Twitter @d_nelle
berry-interesting.com

Rare Assembly

Rare Assembly is a creative group assembled in Nashville, TN. We collaborate with companies of all sizes to create unique and profound WordPress powered websites and web applications. We also specialize in branding and print. As daily users of WordPress, we wanted to give back to our local WordCamp community.

rareassembly.co
@rareassemblyco

Content Connects

Content Connects is a boutique content strategy and content creation agency that works with B2B clients, many of whom provide tech products and services. Learning WordPress and advancing as an “intermediate” user has given me the skills, confidence and language to communicate with clients as well as developers and other stakeholders on website projects and other pieces of a company’s digital footprint.

Getting involved with WordCamp Nashville and WP Nashville in 2012 was the best decision ever. I’ve met great folks, made awesome friends, and created strategic partnerships with many of them. Sponsoring is my way of saying, “Thanks,” and helping build the Middle TN WordPress community, which is wicked smart, funny, generous and growing.

content-connects.com
@ContentRocks

Cindy Cullen

I am a web developer who builds web applications with WordPress. I also customize plugins and themes for my clients. In addition, I host and protect WordPress sites for my clients who don’t want to worry about their sites getting hacked. Unfortunately, I also fix a lot of WP sites who didn’t have any protection and therefore, have been broken into. It definitely pays to have protection. And I hire interns and junior programmers who want to learn about WordPress Development.

I am sponsoring WordPress because I want to help WordPress site owners keep their sites healthy and happy! I’m also looking for more interns to help me build and protect more sites.