Sponsors

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!

Our Sponsors

Olympics Level

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

WooCommerce

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

Jetpack

Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites. This single plugin enables Photon (a 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 installing other tools. More information can be found at jetpack.com.

Calgary Tower Level

Pantheon

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.

GoDaddy

GoDaddy Pro

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.

Build Studio

Build Studio is a Calgary design and development agency specializing in WordPress websites. We also provide graphic design and marketing strategy services for those clients we’ve partnered with. Build Studio has worked with business owners to create an online presence that engages their customers since 2011.

Converting visitors to a website into paying customers is the goal of most business owners. In order to do it effectively, it involves a deep understanding of their habits. Designing an experience that is easy to navigate and allows customers get to the content they’re looking for quickly gives them reason to engage with your business. We’ll work with you to better understand your current customers and make new ones.

If you’re looking to re-establish your business or start a new one, contact us.

SiteGround

SiteGround

SiteGround, with over 12 years in the business, provides managed WordPress hosting that does not miss a thing! Their servers, available in 4 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 Calgary, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.

Dream Team YYC

Christina Workman of Amethyst Answers and Jaime Wedholm of JWedholmDesign.ca have joined forces as the Dream Team YYC.

Combining Jaime’s branding expertise and Christina’s tech-savvy, front-end web talent, the Dream Team YYC offers an affordable web solution to help Build Your Brand. We develop fully branded + functional WordPress websites for our clients.

dreamteamyyc.ca

Abtek Web Design

Abtek Web Design

Abtek Web Design is a Calgary marketing agency that was born from our WordPress community. We are committed to building websites that not only look great, but work hard to make your business better. That’s why we obsess over all the little details, and deliver a stunning and simple-to-use user experience across all devices.

Our team knows how to leverage the best online tools to build a strong foundation for your brand. We pride ourselves in providing a full range of services, intentionally designed to propel your business forward.

abtek.ca

WinningWP

An award-winning blog that shares WordPress-related techniques and resources, WinningWP, offers over 300 useful articles, and provides heaps of tips, tricks and deals (on themes, plugins, hosting and more) to anybody and everybody with an interest in WordPress.

If you haven’t already, check them out at https://winningwp.com

Paper Leaf

Paper Leaf is an award-winning design studio in Edmonton, AB. We’re a tight-knit group of specialists who only build and launch exceptional custom websites and applications – often on WordPress.

Armadillo Studios Inc.

Armadillo Studios is a Calgary-based web design/development outfit that has been kicking around since 2007. Since then we have helped numerous businesses, political campaigns, non-profits, and start-ups vastly improve their online presence. We are passionate about working with clients to build powerful WordPress powered web sites, effective social media campaigns and results orientated e-mail marketing solutions.

Armadillo Studios has worked with a variety of clients covering small and large businesses, marketing agencies, start-ups, not-for profit organizations and political campaigns in Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Austin, TX.

SAIT

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is a global leader in applied education, driven by enterprising collaborations with people and partners from around the world. Action-based learning in more than 100 career programs and over 1,400 part-time courses (including online and distance) empowers students to find success and build a future as entrepreneurs, leaders and community builders. SAIT’s passion for excellence and clear strategic direction has resulted in recognition as one of Alberta’s Top Employers and one of the top three research colleges in Canada.

Lighthouse Labs

Lighthouse Labs is an immersive, modern approach to teaching web and mobile software development. With a hands on curriculum built by a community of industry experts, the program focuses on transforming passionate people into agile programmers. Lighthouse Labs maintains unprecedented 95% employment rate, and has graduated over 600 students into amazing careers as developers. Learn more at www.lighthouselabs.ca.

Hover

With hundreds of domain extensions, no heavy-handed upselling and best-in-class support, Hover makes it easy to spend less time on your domains and more time on your big idea.

hover.com

Win Your Brand

“A team of heart-centered people devoted to you growing a massively successful brand and business.”

Win Your Brand is an entrepreneurial academy that hosts live training seminars for individual, consultant, coaches, business owners and entrepreneurs to maximize their profit of their personal brand.

Win Your Brand lives by the tagline “Your Pass to a Brighter Future“, which simply means our training provides you the Pass to a Brighter Future that is fully designed and developed from decades of experience – this is an entrepreneurial training system that is designed and built by somebody that has grown many successful businesses and know what it takes to be massively successful.  A big focus is assisting you to get out of your own way by working on powerful mindset tools and techniques followed by highly structured and result oriented business building tools and processes to get you going, growing and massively successful in the shortest period of time. Get plugged into the Brain Storming System by attending this afternoon workshop event and learning more about how you can take you and your business to the next level simply complete the form on this page to register. We look forward to seeing you achieving massive success in your business!

Cornerstone Digital

Cornerstone Digital

Cornerstone Digital provides design, development and implementation expertise to organizations seeking to better utilize the Internet. We have 12 years of experience in website design, custom application development and promotion including the use of web-based tools such as content management systems and e-commerce systems. Cornerstone both develops its own applications and implements third party tools, finding the best solution for any given problem. Through our collaborative, well-planned and focused process, Cornerstone delivers proven solutions to our clients; ones that produce results and are completed both on-time and on-budget.

Sniffle Valve

Sniffle Valve provides training and tutorials for a specific selection of WordPress themes and plugins targeted at the Do It Yourself beginner.

Helping people on the various forums is something that I really enjoy doing. Lets me give something back to the community.

But over and over again I see folks struggling to get the answers they need. A lot of responses are way over their head. Technical terms are used that they are not familiar with. Some give up in frustration.

This is where Sniffle Valve is comes in. Simple. Clear. Training and tutorials aimed squarely at someone who is just getting started with WordPress using GeneratePress, Elementor, and WP Show Posts.

Sniffle Valve is Lyle Chamney – providing computer, database and web services to satisfied clients since 1981.

Stampede Level

Plesk

plesk

Plesk simplifies web management activities to align with the way infrastructure is used today for hosting websites and web applications. A widely used web management solution, Plesk provides everything a web professional needs to set up a website quickly and securely – including a WordPress Toolkit, an easy-to-navigate control panel, server level automation, supportability tools, and complete protection with our server-to-site security core.

WPML

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

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.

Unlimited BS

Unlimited BS: Creating professional, affordable websites for Central Alberta businesses that are fired up about what they have to offer.

Orange Ambition

Orange Ambition is a web design and front end development company who passionately supports WordPress users through creative design, training classes and one on one sessions. We help entrepreneurs and non-profits pump up their brand online!

A Better Way Virtual Assistant

A Better Way Virtual Assistant supports small business owners with their digital marketing and administrative tasks. By outsourcing these time-consuming projects, business owners can focus more in their zone of genius which will generate more revenue!

Ducktoes Computer Services Inc

Ducktoes Computer Services is an online marketing and web design company based in Calgary, AB. Our online marketing and SEO analysts are experts on developing signals to Google that your site is an excellent (if not best) result for any given search query. When Google indexes these signals, it will gladly serve your site as a prominent, high ranking result every time users search for that term. We signal relevance by optimizing your on-page and source code content including meta-tags, text, images, and site structure for money keywords and topics. We signal authority by doing offsite optimization including citations, backlinks, and offsite content. When Google receives these signals and raises your ranking to the first page of search results, you can expect more traffic and business.

We specialize in improving ranking for WordPress sites.

We signal excellence by presenting your site to its best advantage, designing the newest generation, eye-catching, call-to-action websites for your business or other organization. Most of our designs are in WordPress.

In Kind

StickerGiant

Sticker Giant

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 at stickergiant.com.

Creative Factor

Creative Factor

At Creative Factor we thrive on positive customer service to make your printing in Calgary buying experience an easy one. We listen to your requests and provide you with the best solutions such and business card printing or large format printing options. You can trust we will deliver a high end digitally printed product in half the time our competitors do. Our secret to this is “listening to your requests” and “properly queuing jobs” like flyer printing or poster printing so they are delivered on time every time. When printing in Calgary please remember that Creative factor has very competitive business card printing pricing as well as plastic card printing. This does not end here, at Creative Factor we can produce rush printing, within 24-48 hours, for most of our products like, business card printing, flyer printing, banner printing, t-shirt printing, poster printing, window decals printing, carbon copy form printing, Banner printing plus so much more!

Our team of talented Creative Factor graphic designers can help develop your graphic design ideas and create the right product for you. Most graphic designs will be completed within 24-48 hours for proofing and changes usually are done the same day with our Creative Design Services. We also can work through email communication on most orders, this lets you say in your office while we work from ours designing your graphics, once the product is ready we will call to arraign pickup or delivery. Come into Creative Factor and sit with one or simply call one of our designers today!

With our large format printing services you have the option to print on a variety of materials which are several different sizes, including trade show display printing. We can handle any printing job, big or small, and still keep your pocket happy with the end product. Large media printing in Calgary is not a challenge for us, contact Creative Factor today to find out more!

We take our work seriously at Creative Factor, so come in and experience the Creative Factor difference today