Sponsors

Gold (National Sponsor)

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

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

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.

Silver (National Sponsor)

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.

Bronze (National Sponsor)

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

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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.

Rocket 55

An agency for the digital world. Rocket55 is a Minneapolis-based digital marketing agency specializing in Web Design & Development, SEO, SEM, Social Media, and digital PR. Fueled by passion and propelled by talent, Rocket55 has established itself as a leader in the digital marketing arena. We transform our clients’ business goals into actionable digital strategies, utilizing cutting-edge technology to reach and engage audiences, build brands, and drive new revenue.

Modern Tribe

Over the last decade, Modern Tribe has established itself as an agency of choice for Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, government institutions, and well-funded start-ups.

We specialize in providing user experience, content strategy, and publishing services, but we’re also committed to open source and to excellent product design. We maintain a portfolio of popular WordPress plugins downloaded and loved by millions.

We’re the team behind plugins like The Events Calendar, Event Tickets, The Image Widget, and GigPress. Learn more at theeventscalendar.com and tri.be.

Pantheon

The website management platform for Drupal & WordPress, Pantheon provides web teams with the hosting, cloud-based developer tools, and scalable infrastructure needed to run awesome websites. Serving billions of pageviews a month for over 100,000 websites, Pantheon’s container-based infrastructure allows you to launch websites faster, without worrying about traffic spikes, security or performance. It’s free in development. Create your free account now!

LuminFire

LuminFire creates brilliant technology solutions and custom applications that make work more effective, productive, and profitable.

Our strengths lie in our deep expertise in:
* Building advanced WordPress sites and web applications using the Genesis framework and React/Redux.
* Developing hybrid mobile applications (backed by WordPress or PHP/MySQL).
* Rapid development of custom FileMaker applications for mobile (iPad/iPhone) and desktop (macOS/Windows).
* Geographic mapping, analysis, and visualization of location data using GIS.
* Application integration with WooCommerce, Salesforce, QuickBooks, Stripe, MailChimp, and many others.
* High security work (PCI, HIPAA, etc).
* Apple technology consulting & support

Companies invest in technology solutions with LuminFire because of our strong technical skills and ability to create innovative and cost effective custom solutions to their business challenges. We deliver technical solutions that provide businesses with the strongest competitive advantage, lowest cost of ownership, and best long term stability.

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SiteGround

SiteGround, with over 11 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 Minneapolis, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.

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Iceberg Web Design

Iceberg Web Design is a website development and hosting company with offices in Minneapolis and Anoka, Minnesota. For more than 12 years, we have worked with businesses and individuals in Minnesota and nationwide to create outstanding websites at affordable prices. Every website we develop uses responsive design, to ensure that our work looks great on every device. We take pride in our fast turnaround time and one-on-one communication with our customers.

Our mission is simple
Iceberg Web Design strives to be a leader in website development while offering top notch customer support and one-on-one communication with the businesses we work with. We guarantee you will be satisfied with our work. Your website is important – we can get the job done right.

Imagine If

Imagine If, Inc. provides 3600 implementation and customization of Salesforce.com and its’ ecosystem with a heavy emphasis on Business Process and Automation. We feel that the only limit to a successful long-term Salesforce Implementation is Imagination! We have clients of every size, on a variety of Salesforce editions, and our projects range from minor enhancements to new implementations. Following the “Pay it Forward” philosophy, we support and participate in many local technology-based volunteer events, as well as contribute frequently to the Salesforce Success Community. Our motto is: Integrity, Equality, and Community. Please visit us at www. Imagineifinc.us to find out more.

Know the Code LLC

Are you a self-employed or career-focused WordPress developer? Are you serious about growing your income?  Then listen up.  We’re coming to take your career/business to the next level.  Our focus is to make you better, faster, more productive, more efficient and effective, more capable of building robust solutions while increasing your bottomline and ROI.

The Profitable Developer Bootcamp is 5 days of intense, immersive and holistic workshops taught by 14+ top expert mentors that you know and trust.
Workshops are centered on business, career development, project/product management, and, of course, web development.
Ready to take your career/business to the next level? October 9-13th, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI or via livestream. Get your ticket today!

GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks is an independently owned and operated green web hosting provider since 2008. GreenGeeks specializes in managed WordPress hosting making hosting WordPress websites easy with automatic 1-click install, managed updates, enhanced security, blazing fast website performance and 24/7 U.S. based support.

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WinningWP

WinningWP is an award-winning blog that explores WordPress-related techniques and resources, shares helpful information, and provides various useful tips and insights to anybody and everybody with an interest in WordPress. If you’re interested WordPress tips, tricks, resources and/or deals on hosting, themes And plugins, check it out at – https://winningwp.com/