Huge thanks to our generous sponsors for helping to make WordCamp Kansas City 2015 a reality. Browse them here!
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
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.
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
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.
Easy Digital Downloads is a complete e-commerce solution for selling digital products in a light, performant, and easy to use plugin. Rather that attempting to provide every feature under the sun, Easy Digital Downloads makes selling digital simple and complete by providing just the features you need.
With over 115 contributing developers, Easy Digital Downloads is a widely used platform for ecommerce websites that strives to be a model for open source development.
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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.
With MainWP, it’s time to make WordPress management effortlessly efficient.
MW for Designs studio designs and develops WordPress website for small businesses.
As a continuing education instructor at Johnson County Community College, owner Mary White, is passionate about teaching and passing along knowledge about WordPress to anyone
Mary, why did you become a WordCamp sponsor?
WordPress has a great community, and I want to support WordCamp KC to help our Kansas City WordPress community grow. WordCamp is a great place to network, learn, and make some great new friends. This will be my first WordCamp in KC, but I have been to the WordCamps in Fayetteville, AR. and Los Angeles, CA and had a great experience at both. I feel the continued learning is very important, and I love how much we share and support each other.
Follow Mary and MW for Designs:
CSSIgniter is a small team of designers & WordPress developers based in Greece. We provide beautiful WordPress themes to small web design / development agencies, freelancers and small business owners around the world. We make sure that there aren’t any confusing parts in our themes so users can concentrate on what really matters, their content. People really love us for our technical support too.
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 website yourself. And if you need more specific help from us, you can have us do a Website Review. We make websites more usable, easier to navigate, faster and more reliable. 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 as well.
The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center has donated the venue for WordCamp Kansas City on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th
The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center is a nationally recognized convening site located adjacent to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation offices in Kansas City, Missouri. This facility welcomes 65,000 thought leaders per year to an atmosphere of candor and purpose, where innovative thinking and dialogue lead to action.
Address: 4801 Rockhill RoadKansas City, MO 64110 → Map
Phone Number: (816) 932-1000
Sprint Accelerator has donated the venue for WordCamp Kansas City on Sunday, June 14th.
The Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars is a three-month, immersive, mentorship-driven startup accelerator based in Kansas City, Missouri. Located in the thriving Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, the program helps startups build the future of mobile health that changes the world one patient or consumer at a time. Whether enterprise, big data, or mobile, the future of mobile health begins with you.
As well, the Sprint Accelerator is a an award-winning entrepreneurial community center – Community Space, Co-Working Space, Event Space
Address: 210 West 19th Terrace, Kansas City, MO → Map
Twenty-One Picas, LLC provides design solutions for online and offline experiences. Sherry Liu is a freelance graphic and web designer based in Kansas City, MO. She specializes in WordPress for small businesses; print design and production; and front-end web design. She believes supporting events like WordCamp is essential in the growth of the online and offline communities around WordPress.
At CyteWorks, who we are, is as important as what we do. We approach every project with a steadfast promise to deliver the highest level of personalized service, friendliness, and hospitality that reflects our small-town background and values. Cyteworks is committed to providing customized, intuitive technology solutions that support your corporate needs and maximize the performance of your internet tools. We build all of our websites using WordPress and want to support the WordPress community to keep it alive and strong.
Tapcade at Crossroads is an awesome full restaurant and bar with 48 craft beers on tap and more in cans and bottles, over 40 vintage arcade machines all just $5 all you can play, and a movie theater.
Tapcade is hosting the WordCamp Kansas City after-party on Saturday night (June 13), starting at 6pm.
Address: 1701 McGee, Kansas City, MO 64108 → Map
Phone Number: (816) 492-6577
Snow and Company is sponsoring the WordCamp Kansas City wrap-party on Sunday (June 14), starting at 5pm. Finish up your WordCamp KC experience with a nice frozen cocktail!
Specials for WordCamp KC attendees: Buy one get one free pizzas and $1 off any Boulevard pints.
Snow & Co. is the #1 frozen cocktail bar in America!
Featuring craft, made from scratch frozen cocktails with real juice, premium spirits and handmade syrup. Snow and Co. also offer wines, beers, hot and traditional cocktails.
Whether it’s a quick drink with colleagues, happy hour or a late night snack, we’ve got you covered with a menu of fresh and scrumptious choices ranging from small bites, flat bread pizzas, sandwiches and salads.
Address: 1815 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64108 → Map
Phone Number: (816) 214-8921
StickerGiant Custom Stickers prints quality stickers and labels quickly. They have sponsored over 100 WordCamps all over the world. Get the best customer service, 24 hour turnaround, and free die-cutting using StickerGiant–The Sticker company for WordPress users.
Interested in sponsoring WordCamp this year?
Check out our Call for Sponsors post for details on how you can help make this year’s WordCamp the best it can be!