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WordCamp Jackson 2017!

WordCamp Jackson 2017 was great!


Thanks again to all the generous organizers, supporters, volunteers, and sponsors!!

We’re so grateful for everyone who came out and supported this endeavor in so many ways. We’ll add some photos and links to other content you can check out, if you weren’t able to make it and want to know more about these awesome events. We’ll be looking forward to next year!!

Thanks WPML for Sponsoring WordCamp Jackson

We’d like to thank WPML for being a Contributor sponsor for this first ever WordCamp Jackson! We’re so grateful to them and our other great sponsors for making this awesome event possible!!

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 500,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

More information about going multilingual can be found at

We are looking for talent. If you are a smart programmer you are welcome to contact us here:

Thanks DreamHost for Being a Contributor Sponsor

Thank you DreamHost for sponsoring our very first WordCamp Jackson!

Since 1997 DreamHost has helped entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to web hosting and even powerful cloud storage and computing services, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. Packed with unbelievable value, DreamHost is the best place to launch a blog, website, or web application into the stratosphere. Learn more at

Thank You Sitelock for Sponsoring WordCamp Jackson

We’d like to thank SiteLock for sponsoring WordCamp Jackson 2017 at the Contributor level!

Currently protecting more than one million WordPress sites, SiteLock delivers a patented 360-degree website security solution to find, fix and prevent malware and other threats from affecting websites and their visitors. Services include automatic malware scanning and removal, an advanced web application firewall, static application security testing, PCI compliance and website acceleration powered by a global CDN. SiteLock offers phone, email and chat support, 24/7/365. With SiteLock, you can focus on what’s most important—your business, your passion, your word.

Thanks to 3.7 Designs for Being a Contributor Sponsor

We’d like to give a huge thank you to 3.7 Designs for being an integral part of the first ever WordCamp Jackson by sponsoring as a Contributor!

3.7 DESIGNS is a strategic design agency focusing on turning great ideas into great design. Equipped with a unique design framework and methodology, we provide emotionally engaging design, usable websites and powerful functionality through the WordPress Platform.

We’re headquartered in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, right above a brewery no less! (We only sample beers after hours… well, usually…) We’ve worked with clients across the United States and even a few worldwide. We’ve released our own products, lead local meetups, been mentioned in several books, held conferences, and even hosted a podcast or two.

Tickets are still available for WordCamp Jackson 2017:

Thank You to Contributor Sponsor Project Panorama

A big thank you to Project Panorama for joining us as a Contributor level sponsor for WordCamp Jackson 2017!

Project Panorama is a WordPress project management plugin designed to impress your clients and save you time so you can bill more. 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.

Thank you to the Project Panorama team. WordCamp Jackson wouldn’t be possible without you!

Tickets are still available for WordCamp Jackson 2017:

Thanks for Sponsoring, to Our Partner Pantheon

Thank you, Pantheon for sponsoring the first WordCamp Jackson at the Partner level!

Pantheon puts the power of the Internet in the hands of developers and DevOps teams, delivering rock solid hosting along with the most complete platform for professional website creation. We’ve built the world’s best website management platform—one that gives web teams all of the developer tools, hosting, scaling, performance, workflow, and automation they need to build the best websites in the world. Pantheon powers 150,000 websites, serving billions of page views per month.

For more information, visit

Tickets are still available for WordCamp Jackson 2017:

Real Big Thanks to Contributor Sponsor Real Big Marketing

We’d like to give a shout out and thank you to Real Big Marketing for sponsoring WordCamp Jackson as a key Contributor to this first ever event in Jackson, Michigan!

Real Big Marketing is a full service marketing firm based in Jackson, Michigan

Our ability to customize, extend and connect your website with other platforms is a key differentiator between Real Big Marketing and other agencies. While we definitely build awesome websites, we also help guide our clients through the challenges of developing an effective marketing strategy. Our team is great at listening and aligning your brand with your customers. We focus on sending the right message, with the right product, to the right people at the right place and time.

We specialize in using tools like WordPress and connecting data systems to solve complex problems. We build custom WordPress themes and plugins with a heavy emphasis on usability and meeting the needs of your customers/clients/subscribers using best practices in design and development.

Tickets are still available for WordCamp Jackson 2017:

Thanks to Nexcess for Being a Partner Sponsor

Thank you to Nexcess for sponsoring this very special, first ever WordCamp Jackson!

A little about Nexcess:

We believe in service that extends beyond a traditional definition of hosting. We understand that in this age, you need so much more than just a piece of real estate where your website can reside. You need a partner.

Since 2000, we’ve groomed the best team and technology that a site owner could dream up. Whether you’re a Magento operator bent on maximizing revenue with our famous 13X performance boost, or a WordPress fanatic that rests easy having an expert care team that understands how to scale with your success; Nexcess is the right host for you.

Tickets are still available for WordCamp Jackson 2017:

A Big Thank You to Partner Sponsor LiquidWeb

Thank you to LiquidWeb, one of our great Partner level sponsors! We appreciate your support in establishing this inaugural WordCamp Jackson!!

Liquid Web is a managed web hosting company, offering a wide array of hosting solutions, including VPS, cloud, dedicated, and shared hosting plans. WordPress users will find our fully managed hosting solutions, built on powerful and flexible servers, ideal for hosting WordPress sites of all sizes. In addition, all of our fully-managed solutions come backed by our industry-leading, 24/7/365, on-site Heroic Support®.

Our Heroic Promise features a comprehensive SLA with 59 second phone and live chat responses, 30 minute helpdesk responses, 30 minute hardware replacement, and 100% power and network uptime guarantees. With wholly-owned, state-of-the-art data centers in Michigan, Arizona, and Amsterdam, we provide true global reach and geographic redundancy. Whether your hosting needs are big or small, managed or unmanaged, shared, VPS, or cloud … Liquid Web is the perfect match.

We love WordCamps! It’s a great place to talk with our users and to learn how people are using WordPress to build websites and solutions.

Twitter: @liquidweb

Tickets are still available for WordCamp Jackson 2017: