Sponsors

Gigawatt

Jetpack

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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

WiredTree

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.

Bluehost

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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.

Megawatt

WPML

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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

Crowd Favorite

Crowd Favorite is a premier, boutique professional services firm focused on enterprise-level clients such as National Geographic, Lexus, DirecTV, Motorola, and several major movie studios. A leader in the WordPress community and the first WordPress professional services firm, Crowd Favorite has established offices throughout the world to deliver large-scale client projects. Crowd Favorite also provides consulting and web development services specializing in web applications and user experience.

GoDaddy

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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.

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DreamHost

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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.

Chris Lema

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Chris Lema is the CTO and Chief Strategist at Crowd Favorite. He’s also a daily blogger, a public speaker, and product strategist. He helps companies leverage WordPress, and helps WordPress companies find leverage.

For twenty years Chris has developed and managed high performing engineers to build software products – particularly SaaS products in a variety of B2B vertical markets. He’s also spent the last ten years coaching startups on product development & marketing strategies.

BlackOut Design

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BlackOut Design is an interactive agency that blends emerging technologies with traditional media to produce innovative, effective and measurable marketing results.

We offer the resources of a full-service advertising agency and our experienced and talented team is dedicated to delivering one-of-a-kind concepts every time.

Pagely

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Pagely is the world’s first, and most scalable Managed WordPress hosting platform

SearchWP

SearchWP instantly improves WordPress search by utilizing your existing search form(s) and results page to provide more relevant results. SearchWP makes your ecommerce product details, PDF content, custom fields, taxonomy terms, Shortcode content (and more!) searchable and fully customizable. Find out more at https://searchwp.com

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Coalwork

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Coalwork is a coworking space located at the heart of Downtown Scranton. It offers a shared office environment and is designed to help bring people together. Coalwork helps cultivate relationships…as well as get people out of the house! Learn more at http://coalwork.com

Siteground

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SiteGround, with over 10 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 Miami, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.

Posture

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Posture Interactive is a Scranton, Pennsylvania-based full-service agency committed to the highest standards of design & technology, with a focus on web development, branding & identity, marketing & consulting.

WeFixBrokenWebsites

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WeFixBrokenWebsites is a frontend WordPress web design and development shop focused on small business and solo-preneurs. We provide answers, solutions and consulting services for WordPress sites as well as first class SEO, PPC, and local directory management. To us responsive is not only about your website.

We speak plain English to nonGeeks.

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Plain

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Plain is a small yet well-adept team that does design, development, and consulting for applications, web sites, brands, and more. They have our own products, Barley and Unmark, and a coworking space called Coalwork. They’re based in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Contribution:  The WordCamp Scranton Logo

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. stickergiant.com

French Girls

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French Girls was created over a booze-fueled weekend hackathon hosted by the world famous app development shop, APPEK. Locking themselves in an abandoned warehouse deep in the pothole district of downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, the team sat down with absolutely no idea of what to do. Several cases of beer and many games of polish pong later, the wild idea of taking selfies and having strangers draw them anonymously somehow rose from the confusion.

Solve the Net

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Solve the Net aims to bridge the gap between web technologies and the companies that use them by providing web site development, social media, training, and IT consulting.

Contribution: Volunteer T-Shirts

NEPA BlogCon

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NEPA BlogCon is an annual, day-long conference that’s so much more than your average “Hey, let’s talk about blogging,” event. If you’re looking to learn the REAL scoop behind what makes the blogosphere the place to be nowadays, then this is the event for you.

This year’s BlogCon is on Saturday, September 12th.

Contribution: Advertising