We couldn’t do this without the generous donations from our Sponsors. While Sponsorships are closed for this year, we’d love to have you help us out next year.
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Pantheon is the website management platform top developers, marketers, and IT use to build, launch and run all their Drupal & WordPress websites.
Pantheon includes all of the tools professional developers need to build best-practice sites—like staging environments, version control, backups and workflow. Powering 80,000+ sites with hundreds of millions of page views, Pantheon’s container-based infrastructure allows you to launch websites faster, without worrying about traffic spikes, security or performance. It’s free in development. You can scale in software on the same infrastructure from day one, and never touch a server again. Create your free account now!
WP Engine is a leading SaaS content management platform for websites and applications built on WordPress. The company powers thousands of websites and apps built on the WordPress platform delivering a fast, reliable and secure web experience. All levels of users including bloggers, marketers, SMBs and large corporations rely on WP Engine’s platform to keep their websites up and running. The company’s exceptional customer service team specializes in quickly solving technical problems, and creating a world-class customer experience ensuring that each user’s WordPress site continues to perform at its full potential. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has offices in San Francisco, California, San Antonio, Texas and London, England.
WP Engine has graciously provided 30 full weekend Veteran’s Tickets. Find out more here.
SiteGround, with over 11 years in the business, provides managed 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 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 Tampa they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.
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 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.
Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites by connecting to WordPress.com. This connection enables Photon (global CDN for images), uptime monitoring, brute force protection, traffic-boosting tools, single sign on, multiple site management, and automatic or bulk plugin updates. Additionally Jetpack includes several features that help you customize the look-and-feel of your site without needing extra plugins. More information can be found at jetpack.me
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Nearly as old as the Internet itself, GoDaddy was born to give people an easy, affordable way to get their ideas online. Today, we have more than 12 million customers around the world, but our goal is much the same. We’re here to help people easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. In short, to help them kick ass, online and off!
Sucuri gives website owners peace of mind with solutions that prevent hackers from abusing websites, and professional response services to those compromised. Sucuri is dedicated to researching the latest and emerging threats affecting websites like yours.
Website security should be attainable for all website owners; we focus on making that a reality. Get back to running awesome WordPress websites. Our services are built around three principles – People. Process. Technology.
MainWP brings full control to your WordPress management with a simple, streamlined interface that lets you control all your 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, open source 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 backups, SEO, marketing, security, maintenance and more, MainWP gives you a powerful line-up of Extensions to choose from.
With MainWP, it’s time to make WordPress management effortlessly efficient.
CodeGuard is a leading provider of cloud-based WordPress backup services, with over 250,000 websites and databases backed up at 99.9% reliability levels, and over 50,000 customers globally. Based in Atlanta, CodeGuard is transforming website management with innovative, patent-pending technologies that empower SMBs and agencies. Current partners include: Rackspace, Endurance International, Yahoo!, CloudFlare, Moz, WebHostingBuzz, Namecheap. CodeGuard has won awards from TechCrunch, Venture Atlanta and ATDC/TAG CapVenture, and is a TAG Top 40 Innovative Company in Georgia. More information can be found at www.codeguard.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
ManageWP is the world’s first and finest all-inclusive WordPress management console that gives users full power and complete control in managing virtually any number of WordPress sites with ease. ManageWP’s ultimate goal is to provide its users with the power to Manage, Monitor, Backup, Deploy, Publish, and Secure all of their WordPress sites on a virtually unlimited scale, without the hassles of dealing with every-day management tasks.
Designed for WordPress users, by WordPress users, ManageWP was created with a focus on revolutionizing the workflow of content managers and producers both large and small. ManageWP prides itself by tackling the issues of management, security, accessibility, and efficiency that becomes necessary when managing any number of sites with the world’s premiere content management system. Providing efficient and effective solutions to specific problems is what ManageWP is all about. The ability to schedule automated backups for unlimited WordPress sites gives content managers peace of mind. Clone and migration tools provide web hosts, web developers, and corporations with an incredibly cost-effective method to rapidly deploy ready-to-use WordPress sites. Integrated SEO and
monitoring tools give marketers and SEO specialists a birds-eye view of site performance. And so much more.
With ManageWP, we have taken the focus off of WordPress — we put it where it matters most: your content, your readers, your customers.
The Iron Yard is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing immersive code schools. The Iron Yard exists to create exceptional growth and mentorship for people and their ideas through tech-focused education. Their three-month and part-time training programs include mobile engineering, front-end engineering, back-end engineering and data science. Courses are available in fourteen cities in the U.S. and one in the UK.
Locally based in Tampa Bay, Ataraxia Web’s reward program for WordPress developers allow you, the Web expert, the benefit of knowing your clients are in great hands once your work is complete and the hosting process begins.
Since 2008, iThemes has been creating WordPress tools to help you build and grow your freelance web design business with WordPress.
The original WordPress backup plugin to backup, restore & move WordPress.
Accusoft’s patented technology provides you with advanced document viewing, image compression and other image processing tools to use on your site. Our WordPress Accusoft Cloud Services Viewer plugin is compatible with hundreds of different file types and across multiple platforms, providing you with a flexible way to streamline your document viewing and sharing. View, annotate, redact, search, and sign documents, quickly and easily directly in your web browser. The Prizm Image WordPress plugin compresses images up to 70% without loss of quality to save space and improve page load times on your site. Get viewing, compression, conversion, barcode recognition and OCR with Accusoft Cloud Services! Learn more at www.accusoft.com.
DesktopServer from ServerPress.com makes it simple to create local WordPress sites in just a matter of a few clicks. With DesktopServer you can design, develop and deploy WordPress solutions quickly and easily. It is the ONLY localhost server that integrates WordPress with Adobe® Dreamweaver®, Panic’s Coda and Diet Coda with WYSIWYG features for theme design and web developer professionals, offers multi-site, import and export (deployment) of archive files such as BackupBuddy, Duplicator, BackWPUp, BackUp WordPress, InfiniteWP & ManageWP, create custom blueprints and a lot more! Save tons of time and even more “brain damage” with DesktopServer!
Zoingly is a US based company with one simple mission; Make managing your WordPress website easy.
A monthly membership means you no longer need to worry about managing, maintaining, or optimizing your WordPress website. We’ll back up and update your websites core files automatically, and make small edits and optimizations to your website on demand, usually within 24 hours.
It’s like having your own in-house WordPress development team, for less than what you spend on coffee each month! You’re welcome!
Atlantic.Net is a web hosting provider specializing in offering windows, Linux and FreeBSD cloud server hosting. Atlantic.Net provides developer friendly cloud hosting with emphasis on one-Click Application Hosting to include LAMP, LEMP, Docker, Node.js and WordPress, with hosting facilities in New York, London, Toronto, Silicon valley, Dallas and Orlando. With a range of certifications and a SSAE 16 (SOC 1) TYPE II (Formerly SAS 70) audited data center that the company owns and operates, the company is also known for its reliability, as dictated by its 100 percent uptime service-level agreement (SLA). For more information, please visit www.atlantic.net.
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At Yoast, we help you optimize your website for SEO, conversion, and site speed, often using our WordPress plugins. Apart from our plugins, we also offer eBooks to help you optimize your own website. And if you need more specific help from us, you can have us do a Website Review. We help you to make your websites more usable, easier to navigate, faster and more reliable. In other words: we make websites work. Not just for the owner, but also for the visitor. The added bonus is that if you do all that right, a website becomes easier to find as well.
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.
WooCommerce is the world’s most popular eCommerce platform. Powered by WordPress and built by WooThemes, the goal of WooCommerce is to allow you to sell anything online – beautifully. You can integrate with payment processors, easily manage shipping methods and inventory, set up flexible tax rules, and view detailed store reports all from your WordPress dashboard.
With a free core platform and hundreds of premium add-ons available, WooCommerce allows you to set up an online shop with functionality catered to your store’s needs.
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Liquid Web Inc. is a privately held, managed web hosting company founded in 1997 with three wholly-owned data centers in Lansing, and a fourth location in Scottsdale, AZ. As a leader in the professional web hosting industry, we have an unwavering dedication to providing the best hosting products available and premium customer support.
CyberChimps was founded in 2011 by a team of WordPress professionals from around the world who have extensive WordPress experience.We are the pioneers of WordPress Responsive Themes with more than 4.5 million downloads and over 11 million websites launched using a CyberChimps theme. We love to develop themes you can trust.
CyberChimps believes in supporting customers, designing premium products that just work, and giving back to the greater WordPress community. CyberChimps Premium Themes Club is a result of same. With its launch in recent times Club is able to spread success across the globe with CyberChimps themes that are beautifully designed for phones, tablets, and desktops. We make it easy to build websites that work effortlessly on WordPress.
Project Panorama will impress your clients and save time so you can bill more by visually communicating project progress. Reduce project management headaches by keeping your clients easily informed of project process, automating your workflow and consolidating key project details in one place. Panorama takes a visual approach to project management, allowing you, your clients and your team to understand at a glance exactly what has been completed, what’s currently being worked on and what to work on next.
WPBeginner.com is the largest free WordPress resource site with over 320,000+ subscribers from 190 countries around the world. Founded by Syed Balkhi in 2009, WPBeginner has always helped users learn how to make the most out of WordPress. WPBeginner offers free videos and step by step WordPress tutorials for beginners.
The team at WPBeginner is also behind some of the most popular plugins such as OptinMonster – WordPress popup and lead-generation plugin, Soliloquy – responsive WordPress slider, and Envira Gallery – responsive WordPress gallery.
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We create strategic digital experiences and marketing strategies that get results. We are a full-service inbound marketing partner. Everything we do is to help you build your brand and capture qualified leads.
StickerGiant prints high-quality stickers and labels. They have the best customer service, quick turnaround times and free custom shapes using state of the art laser cutting. Every sticker has a story. Want to share your story today? They’re waiting to hear from you.
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We are passionate about great coffee.
Our goal is to bring our customers a consistent product that will delight any palate from amateur to connoisseur.
Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company opened its doors in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida in 2006. All our roasting is done at our production site here in Tampa Bay. We bring over 15 years of experience in the coffee industry to combine passion and expertise in our process. You can enjoy our coffee at discerning establishments in the Tampa Bay area as well as all over Florida and nationwide.
Our first café opened in 2006 in downtown St. Pete to showcase our enthusiasm for great coffee and high quality coffee drinks. Our baristas go through intensive training to make sure each coffee we serve will be the best coffee you’ve ever had!
Our local community is very important to us and we love working with and supporting local nonprofit organizations. We donate our time and products to countless events and organizations in the Tampa Bay area. We welcome visitors to our production site, please call us to schedule a tour.
CoWorkTampa is a creative community of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small business owners, working together to achieve maximum productivity. Founded in 2012, CoWorkTampa provides members with a comfortable work environment to complete projects, launch start-ups, and build businesses without distractions. It’s a one-of-a-kind workspace for like-minded professionals.
CoWorkTampa is also the Founders of the Florida Coworking Passport, which allows any member of a passport space to cowork at any other passport space, one day each month for free.