The Organizers couldn’t have staged WordCamp Ottawa 2016 without the generous support of our Sponsors.
Hover — Platinum Sponsor
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.
WooCommerce — Platinum Sponsor
WooCommerce is the fastest growing eCommerce software/platform, powering over 30% of all eCommerce stores with over 1 million active installations. It is is built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, making it the obvious eCommerce choice for existing WordPress users and connects you to the fast-growing WordPress ecosystem which now powers over 25% of all websites on the internet.
With WooCommerce you can start with all the basic tools that any small business would need to start selling online, including product setup, payments, shipping options, and sales reports and as your business grows choose from over 300 premium add-ons available including additional payment processors, shipping methods, inventory systems and marketing tools anyone to sell anything, anywhere from real products and digital downloads to subscriptions, content and even your time.
In July 2015, WooCommerce was acquired by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month and also the creators of other popular WordPress services including Akismet, Jetpack, and VaultPress. We look forward to growing WooCommerce to achieve even greater things together with Automattic.
Jetpack — Platinum Sponsor
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.
Bluehost — Platinum Sponsor
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.
Flywheel — Gold Sponsor
Flywheel is a delightful platform that empowers designers, developers, and digital agencies to focus on what they do best — building beautiful, functional sites for their clients. We make it a breeze to create and develop WordPress sites, handle hosting, manage projects, and ultimately scale your business.
Pantheon — Gold Sponsor
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!
GoDaddy Pro — Gold Sponsor
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.
BackupBuddy — Silver Sponsor
The original WordPress backup plugin to backup, restore & move WordPress.
Plesk — Silver Sponsor
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 — Silver Sponsor
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 — Silver Sponsor
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.
The WP Crowd — Bronze Sponsor
The WP Crowd leverages top experts in a variety of specialties to create unique content for the WordPress Community. We have a podcast that airs most Tuesday mornings and a blog that gets post to regularly. Our podcast is a mix of panel discussions and open forum discussions. It is all about community. Most of The WP Crowd members are regular speakers at WordCamps and other tech conferences around the world. You may also recognize some of them from popular plugins you have seen in the WordPress plugin repository, or at your local Meetups. The WP Crowd has one focus in mind, and it all goes back to our mission, to better serve and contribute to the WordPress community. Podcast guests on The WP Crowd are usually selected because they are experts on the topic for the week, but also because they are also community advocates. www.thewpcrowd.com
Carleton University — Venue Sponsor
Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa. Many of Ontario’s leading high tech companies surround our campus where cutting-edge research joins with highly innovative teaching to solve real-life problems. Members of a dynamic, research-intensive university, Carleton’s faculty and staff provide a superior learning experience for our fine students who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world.
Carleton offers 65 programs of study in areas as diverse as public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology and international studies. More than 2,000 brilliant professors and staff members constitute a diverse and dedicated team serving 26,000 students. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts.
Funkdawg Films — Small Biz Sponsor
Funkdawg Films is a video production company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They’ve been in operation for 5 years and produce event, wedding and corporate videos for clients in Ottawa and across Canada. In addition, they produce independent films.
Funkdawg Films is owned and operated by Bob Johnson, an Ottawa resident with extensive experience in the local music and arts scene. Bob works both as a videographer for hire and as an indie film maker and can produce videos for clients as a one man crew or else draw in other colleagues for larger scale productions.
Networking for Nerds — Small Biz Sponsor
Networking For Nerds is a low stress, come-as-you-are networking community environment that allows you connect with others and celebrate your inner nerd. http://networkingfornerds.ca/
Live Composer — Small Biz Sponsor
Live Composer – Open Source WordPress Site Builder
Live Composer is the only 100% free and open source front-end WordPress page builder. There is no premium version of our plugin and it’s not limited in functionality. We use it ourself in the theme development business and can afford to share it for free. Use it to create unlimited number of custom designed websites for of your clients. Developers can create any theme for resale with Live Composer included. In our site builder, you can create custom headers, footers or archive page designs using drag and drop interface.
Impeka — Small Biz Sponsor
Impeka was born from the conviction that true success comes from a positive environment and being surrounded with like-minded people who share a vision. A vision created by a capable team with experience, skill, dedication, ambition, and most importantly — chemistry.
At Impeka, we pride ourselves in having streamlined the hierarchy of our organization. When clients attend that initial meeting to discuss a project, they’re also meeting with the people responsible for creating their vision. There is no loss of important information through management translating the clients’ needs and wants. When you call Impeka answers.
TuCuatro — Small Biz Sponsor
TuCuatro is a portal where interested students can learn how to play Folkloric and Exotic Instruments (Venezuelan Cuatro, Ukulele, Bandola Llanera, Cavaquinho, etc). Starting as an initiative by Venezuelan Cuatristas, we have dedicated ourselves to assisting and facilitating persons from all nationalities with a means to learn to play the music instrument they love. As a team, we are made up of musicians, innovators and e-learning specialists who are dedicated the teachings of all aspects of these exotic instruments. Learn more at http://tucuatro.com/about-us/
Gravity Flow — Small Biz Sponsor
Gravity Flow allows you to build business workflow applications on WordPress that automate form-based processes such as approval and feedback & review loops.
There’s built-in support for conditional branching, step scheduling & expiration, reporting and audit trails.
It integrates both internal collaboration and customers on the front-end; an easy to use, flexible and extensible way to reduce turnaround times and increase transparency.
If you’re familiar with Gravity Forms you’ll feel right at home – add any number of steps to the workflow and drag & drop them into the right order. No code required.
Real Estate News Exchange — Small Biz Sponsor
The Real Estate News Exchange (RENX.ca) is an online service that provides news and information about the Canadian built environment.
RENX is free to its readers and supported primarily by advertising. News is published on the RENX website and it is also delivered to the desktop of industry professionals in electronic newsletters.
RENX and its recently launched sister site Sustainable Biz Canada are hosted on multi-site. We are opening two more news services in 2016.
In 2017 we are planning development of state of the art news publishing technology to facilitate growth of our business.
WP Blog Support — Small Biz Sponsor
Struggling With WordPress?
WPBlogSupport.com Makes WordPress – Hassle Free! Relax With 24/7 Unlimited WordPress Small Jobs, Fixes, Tweaks and Support – Designed specifically for entrepreneurs who are pressed for time or don’t want do it all themselves!
If you often find your WordPress Website leaves yourself frustrated, confused and overwhelmed this is your chance to get hands on help.
The team at WordPress Blog Support.com is here to help you Start Build & Grow Your WordPress Powered Business
Jeremy Clarke — Small Biz Sponsor
Jeremy Clarke is an earthling developer from Montreal and he can write whatever he wants with his hundred words, like how being vegetarian just means you don’t eat dead bodies, how it’s possible to be an atheist about Yahweh but remain agnostic about Thor and most importantly how the only way we can improve this world is by loving each other and giving each other a chance. Be excellent to each other <3
LimousineReleaseDate.com — Small Biz Sponsor
If you are interested in finding out more about your favorite cars, then LimousineReleaseDate.com is the place to be. We present detailed reviews about the latest and future releases and discus the specs of the cars, their abilities, price rating and various sort of issues that are related to cars. We would also like to state that all of this would not be possible without WordPress, as we would like to help the development of our favorite CMS which has made all of this possible.
StickerGiant — In Kind Sponsor
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
Ottawa Print Services — In Kind Sponsor
Ottawa Print Services (OPS) is a high quality, full-service printing company that uses state-of-the-art technology. OPS is a subdivision of SINIX Printing Canada, a leader in the print industry. Our team has over a decade experience in the industry offering a large variety of stock and print options with competitive pricing to suit your needs and budget. OPS is committed to producing exceptional printed products that do not come at the expense of quality.