Our Sponsors

A big thank you to the generous sponsors who are helping to make WordCamp Jackson 2017 possible!

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Check out our Call for Sponsors for details on becoming a sponsor of this year’s event!

Advocate

A2 Hosting

Since 2003, A2 Hosting has specialized in linux-based, developer-friendly hosting. We cater to the WordPress community by offering robust servers and hosting accounts at an affordable cost. We back up our hosting with 24/7 support available by phone, ticket, or live chat.

A2 is active in the WordPress community – we dedicate a percentage of our development time to WordPress as part of the Five for the Future initiative, and we are active in many WordCamps.

Bluehost

Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide. Their objective is to help customers, whether novice or pro, create a thriving online presence at an affordable price. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.

WooCommerce

37% of all online stores are powered by WooCommerce. Built on WordPress, WooCommerce is a fully customizable, open source eCommerce solution.

Whether you’re selling a few handcrafted items to a niche market, taking an existing business online, or going global with an enterprise level eCommerce business – WooCommerce will get you set up and selling fast and scale securely as you grow. Plus your content will be forever yours and customizable down to the finest button color.

Developed and supported by a distributed team, WooCommerce is powered by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com.

Jetpack

Transform how you work with your WordPress sites and rest easy knowing they’re always firing on all cylinders. Jetpack connects your site to the global services, community, and support provided by WordPress.com so you can focus on the stuff that matters.

Jetpack automatically shields your site from the unwanted attention of spammers, hackers, and malware, while real-time sync and backup means you don’t have to worry about data loss. Straightforward traffic-building tools help you attract the attention of readers and search engines. Pages and videos are delivered at high speed from a global, ad-free content delivery network.

Jetpack sends new content directly to your subscribers’ inboxes and shows readers related content, helping you increase page views per visitor and boost ad revenue. Whenever you need it, you can rely on priority support from our global team of WordPress experts to ensure a friction-free experience for your visitors — and for you.

Make your site work for you. Get your Jetpack today at Jetpack.com

BoldGrid

BoldGrid is a website builder powered by WordPress. It is a free set of WordPress plugins, themes, and other content that allows site creation and management similar to non-WordPress website builders. By placing WordPress more in line with DIY site builder solutions on the market, our mission is not only to make WordPress more accessible and easy for beginners to utilize, but also automate and streamline typical WordPress tasks to provide a fast, creator-friendly platform that even web professionals will appreciate.

Experience WordPress as a website builder, including: free pre-built themes, drag and drop editing, integrated image banks, simplified photo editing, built-in staging, automated backups, and so much more.

BoldGrid will have you creating professional looking WordPress sites in minutes!

www.boldgrid.com

Partner

LearnDash

LearnDash is taking cutting edge elearning methodology and infusing it into WordPress. More than just a plugin, we provide practical and experience driven guidance for individuals and organizations interested in setting up online courses.

LearnDash is an ideal solution for the following: Educational Institutions, Non-Profits, Developers, and CEU Training Organizations

Learn more at https://www.learndash.com/

GoDaddy

GoDaddy Pro is a free membership program for web developers, designers & agencies. It offers exclusive tools to help onboard, manage and maintain multiple clients and their sites fast and easy. With GoDaddy Pro tools, you can easily shop for your client, monitor their sites, and manage their products from a single dashboard. Additionally, your membership includes advanced 24/7 technical support and rewards for recommending GoDaddy to your clients.

You can use GoDaddy Pro with all of GoDaddy’s newly refreshed hosting products, including Managed WordPress, cPanel shared hosting, our brand new cloud product, and our virtual and dedicated solutions.

And, always get the best price on GoDaddy products with your “30% off list price” member benefit.

Learn more about GoDaddy Pro.

Pantheon

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 www.pantheon.io.

Liquid Web

Liquid Web, a managed web hosting company, offers 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.

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.

Contributor

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 500,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

More information about going multilingual can be found at WPML.org

We are looking for talent. If you are a smart programmer you are welcome to contact us here: http://wpml.org/home/were-hiring/.

DreamHost

Since 1997 DreamHost has helped individuals, small businesses, entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to traditional web hosting and highly-optimized managed WordPress hosting, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. DreamHost supports the WordPress project and community with dedicated resources and a passionate team. Packed with excellent value, DreamHost is a great place to launch a blog, website, or online application into the stratosphere! Learn more at www.DreamHost.com

SiteLock

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.

Real Big Marketing

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.

Project Panorama

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.

3.7 Designs

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.

Supporter

Continuum Design + Web

The average web user views a website for less than 5 seconds before deciding whether to stay, or go elsewhere. Does your website communicate clearly and effectively?

At Continuum Design + Web we empower entrepreneurs to turn their passions into thriving businesses. You need a website you can truly be proud of, and that you can use to market your business to the fullest extent.

We can help. Visit madebycontinuum.com to find out more, or contact us today for your free consultation.

Surelutions

Surelutions is an award-winning web design and consulting business specializing in working with small to medium businesses and nonprofits. We provide the stability, expertise and experience of an agency, with the creative, friendly, and collaborative approach of a trusted team member. With over 20 years experience in design, marketing, and strategy, we love to help clients see how their website fits into the bigger picture of business growth and goals. Locally owned in Chelsea, Michigan, Surelutions has worked with hundreds of clients across many industries, both locally and nationally. Having attended numerous WordCamps in Michigan and the U.S., we are proud to support the premiere of WordCamp Jackson!

Lanio

Lanio is a global innovation agency with the mission to unleash innovation and creativity in every organization and community around the world.  We partner with visionaries to strategically innovate in a rapidly changing world.  We help start and scale startups within organizations.  We help foster a culture of innovation so that organizations and communities can unleash creativity in a repeatable way.

This is our playbook.  Modeled after Thoughtbot’s playbook, it describes how we help our clients unleash innovation and also how we run our company.  It is filled with our own experiences and our observations of other organizations.

In-Kind Sponsors

Sticker Giant

StickerGiant Custom Stickers prints quality stickers and labels quickly. They regularly sponsor great organizations and events in-kind nationwide. Have sticker needs of your own? Get the best customer service, 24 hour turnaround, and free die-cutting using StickerGiant–The Sticker company for people with a passion to spread.

Jackson Coffee Company

We have been roasting and brewing really great coffee since September 2006. Our coffee is roasted in small drum roasters in our downtown Jackson store, which is located in the heart of Jackson’s business district. We do this because we know that there is nothing better than freshly roasted coffee so long as you’re starting with great beans and roasting them with passion.

Consumers Energy

 

Consumers Energy has been working for Michigan families and businesses for more than a century. We got our start in Jackson in 1886 and remain headquartered there today. We’re the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy.

For 130 years, CMS Energy has provided some of the most valuable services in the world. Whether lighting a classroom in Grand Rapids, moving an assembly line in Flint, powering an X-ray machine in a Kalamazoo hospital or heating a home during the winter, CMS Energy is part of the quality of life in Michigan.

Consumers Energy was founded in 1886 by William Augustine Foote, a flour mill operator and entrepreneur who enjoyed tinkering with electricity. Foote’s innovative vision transformed his company from a small downtown lighting project to one of the nation’s largest utility companies.

https://www.consumersenergy.com/