Sponsors

WordCamp Toronto wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. These organizations make it possible for us to host such a large event at such a low cost for all attendees.


Venue Partner

Humber College School of Media Studies & IT

The School of Media Studies & Information Technology offers the largest college-level combination of media-sector programs in Canada. From foundational offerings to highly specialized programs, our faculty, staff, administrators and industry advisors work together with our students to develop job-ready professionals equipped to succeed in their chosen field.

Humber College’s School of Media Studies & Information Technology has been kind enough to host WordCamp Toronto since 2013.

Their Lakeshore Campus venue in Toronto’s west-end is wheelchair accessible, close to public transit, surrounding by ample parking, and outfitted with the latest in modern classroom technology.

A great big THANK YOU to the folks at Humber for making us feel welcome!

WordCamp Outstanding

Bluehost

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.

Jetpack

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.

PlanetHoster

PlanetHoster offers premium hosting solutions to WordPress users worldwide. Whether it’s shared hosting, managed VPS, dedicated servers and much more, PlanetHoster’s customers report that these affordable, feature-packed hosting solutions exceed their expectations. Their certified engineers are very experienced with WordPress. They work hard to assure that your WordPress site will run very fast and will be hosted in a secure, 24/7 monitored environment. If you want to offer the best latency to your visitors by being hosted whether in Europe or in North America, PlanetHoster might be right for you.

PlanetHoster offre aux utilisateurs de WordPress partout dans le monde des solutions d’hébergement web premium. Que ce soit de l’Hébergement Mutualisé, des Serveurs Cloud, des Serveurs Dédiés et bien plus, l’Hébergement Web de PlanetHoster surpassera certainement vos attentes. Leurs techniciens certifiés sont très expérimentés avec WordPress. Vous pouvez être assuré que votre site web WordPress se chargera très rapidement et sera hébergé dans un environnement sécuritaire & surveillé 24/7. Offrez la meilleure latence à vos visiteurs en étant hébergé en Europe (France) ou en Amérique du Nord (Canada)!
PlanetHoster, Host Your World.

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.

WordCamp Splendid

WPML

OnTheGoSystems is the author of WPML and Toolset plugins.

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.

Toolset plugins allow you to develop WordPress sites without PHP. They work with any theme and with other plugins.

OnTheGoSystems is always looking for exceptional people to join the team. To learn more about our products and open positions, visit:

http://www.onthegosystems.com/

DreamHost

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.

Gold

Pantheon

Pantheon is the website management platform top developers, marketers, and IT use to build, launch and run all their Drupal & WordPress websites.

Pantheon includes all of the tools professional developers need to build best-practice sites—like staging environments, version control, backups and workflow. Powering 80,000+ sites with hundreds of millions of page views, Pantheon’s container-based infrastructure allows you to launch websites faster, without worrying about traffic spikes, security or performance. It’s free in development. You can scale in software on the same infrastructure from day one, and never touch a server again.

WordCamp Superb

GoDaddy

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.

Silver

GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks provides eco-friendly cloud-based web presence tools and services to small business and developers. GreenGeeks specializes in WordPress web hosting along with providing industry-leading environmentally friendly web hosting using renewable energy.

Sucuri

Sucuri gives website owners peace of mind with solutions that prevent hackers from abusing websites, and professional response services to those compromised. Sucuri is dedicated to researching the latest and emerging threats affecting websites like yours. Website security should be attainable for all website owners; we focus on making that a reality. Get back to running awesome WordPress websites. Our services are built around three principles – People. Process. Technology.

Carbon60

“To deliver your WordPress web property without fail, Carbon60 provides a white glove level of service to support the entire WordPress development and delivery life-cycle, hosted within our Tier 3 grade Canadian Cloud data centres.

Our WordPress sandbox allows design/development teams to create new WordPress development environments on-demand while an integrated code management service provides a secure place to manage code changes. Sites are then staged for testing using Carbon60’s integrated security and performance testing tools.

Once optimized, site code and content are promoted to our world-class production WordPress delivery platform. This platform combines the strengths of an enterprise cloud computing architecture – optimized to host WordPress source code, plug-ins and content – with a vastly scalable and robust global edge content delivery/security system.

As a result, our WordPress delivery platform delivers content faster and more reliably, making your site highly resilient to both welcome traffic spikes and unwelcome denial-of-service attacks.”

Microsoft

Microsoft Edge (codenamed “Project Spartan”) is the new default browser built for Windows 10. It provides WebNote for native page annotation and sharing capabilities, reading view and reading list support, and Cortana integration that delivers more info and task support throughout the browsing experience.

For web developers, Microsoft Edge brings an all new rendering engine, built to be interoperable with the modern web. Microsoft Edge is a clean break from the past focusing on interoperability with modern web standards and browsers so you can write modern markup once for all browsers. Microsoft Edge and its new engine will be updated as a service with Windows 10, so you be sure that everyone browsing your site or using your web app with Microsoft Edge is always on the same page.”

Bronze

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the world’s most popular eCommerce platform. Powered by WordPress and built by WooThemes, the goal of WooCommerce is to allow you to sell anything online – beautifully. You can integrate with payment processors, easily manage shipping methods and inventory, set up flexible tax rules, and view detailed store reports all from your WordPress dashboard.

With a free core platform and hundreds of premium add-ons available, WooCommerce allows you to set up an online shop with functionality catered to your store’s needs.

ManageWP

ManageWP is a service that helps you automate website management, so you could focus on things that matter. It helps you access your websites with one click, run scheduled backups, clone your websites, monitor uptime, and much more. With over a quarter of a million websites managed and 1.6 million downloads, ManageWP is the first and most successful service for management of multiple WordPress websites.

The team behind ManageWP consists of over a dozen developers, contributors, WordCamp organizers, speakers and volunteers. They’ve built over 30 plugins, several of them with over 1 million downloads. Overall a fun bunch of people.

Slicejack

WordPress Development Services for Design and Marketing Agencies.

WordPress is our favorite platform for developing websites and we created a streamlined development service for it. We develop a fast, scalable and secure solution for your company website, blog and e-commerce site. It is bundled with our high quality HTML services that get you from design to website in a blink of an eye. 

WP Engine

WP Engine is a leading SaaS content management platform for websites and applications built on WordPress. The company powers thousands of websites and apps built on the WordPress platform delivering a fast, reliable and secure web experience.

All levels of users including bloggers, marketers, SMBs and large corporations rely on WP Engine’s platform to keep their websites up and running.

The company’s exceptional customer service team specializes in quickly solving technical problems, and creating a world-class customer experience ensuring that each user’s WordPress site continues to perform at its full potential.

Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has offices in San Francisco, California, San Antonio, Texas and London, England.”

NYTO Group

New York City – Toronto (NYTO) Group is a premium web development company with offices conveniently located in both New York City and Toronto.

We, at NYTO Group, go beyond developing a website. We take the time and learn your business model & company goals in an effort to create a cutting-edge, innovative and industry engaged website. Our premium web development services will fit your unique image and business needs.”

Note from the organizers:

NYTO Group’s Dejan Markovic returns for his second year as a WordCamp Toronto co-organizer, coordinating our large team of volunteers. In addition to his co-organizer duties, Dejan will be participating in panels and workshops on Sunday. A big thanks to NYTO Group for supporting WordCamp Toronto!

Kobayashi Online

Kobayashi Online is a Toronto-based digital marketing agency for small businesses specializing in WordPress design & development.

We help you connect with your customers by creating compelling and friendly customer experiences. “Online friendly” is not simply our brand promise and mission, it’s our green grass and pure oxygen for helping small businesses to fly.

Everything we design and develop – from websites to brochures to identities to marketing campaigns – is done for one purpose – to help your business grow.”

Note from the organizers:

Kobayashi Online’s founder & president, Brent Kobayashi, has been involved in Toronto’s WordPress community since 2010. He’s led the WordCamp organizer team for 2014 & 2015, overseeing the budget and venues. A huge thanks to Brent and the entire Kobayashi Online team for being such a longtime community supporter!

Small Business

artifakt Digital Inc.

“We’re artifakt Digital Inc.; a Toronto-based digital strategy agency specializing in WordPress website design, development, planning, and migration, online presence, and complete digital strategy solutions. If your business needs to build Internet charisma and a positive online presence, we want to help you do it.”

Camp Tech

Camp Tech offers half- and full-day in-person workshops for adults who want to learn web and digital skills. We create a welcoming environment for those who are hesitant around technology and we emphasize skills that can be put into practice right away. At Camp Tech, we have a good time at our workshops. This isn’t stuffy corporate-style training!

Camp Tech was founded in August 2012. We facilitate approximately 200 public workshops a year in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Read more about Camp Tech, and how we got started, in this awesome Globe and Mail article.

NewPath Consulting

From the NewPath Consulting team:

“We streamline your sales, marketing and business operations with simple to use yet highly effective software solutions at an affordable monthly subscription fee. You never have to buy, install or manage software. And your business benefits through continuous innovation and growth.”

Simplistics Web Design Inc.

Simplistics is a Toronto-based company that builds smart, sophisticated website solutions. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with straight talk and a simplified process – hence our name.

Our passion and expertise are evident in our work. We apply our insights to our client’s vision to craft a WordPress site that leverages sensational visuals and cutting-edge functionality to achieve their web goals.

WPCore

WPCore is a tool that allows you to manage collections of WordPress plugins and then quickly install them on any WordPress site.

Trew Knowledge

Trew Knowledge is an award winning digital marketing agency located in Toronto. We deliver solutions that leverage our innovative vision, technical prowess, and unmatched customer service.

Specializing in large-scale WordPress websites, our team of experts can assist you with custom-built themes, plugins, code review, content migration, and consultation.

As the first and only Canadian-based WordPress.com VIP Featured Partner, we have exclusive access to the WordPress VIP collaboration and support team that allows us to provide unparalleled value and exceptional development expertise for our clients.”

Enterprise Intelligence

Enterprise Intelligence provides managed WordPress hosting and support services for small business in the Greater Toronto Area.

A/V Partner

Pasada Media

Pasada Media is a Toronto-based web development and media production firm established in 2010. We help amazing people do incredible things with WordPress.

Our services include WordPress website design and development, recorded and live streamed video production, and still photography for event coverage, promotion, portrait and fashion.

Design Partner

Zeitguys Inc.

Zeitguys inc. is a digital design studio that provides creative direction, thought leadership, user experience design, and multi-disciplinary development of code and graphics for print, web and digital media.

We are teachers and explorers. We would rather teach than tell. We prefer open source to closed. We don’t hire rock stars, ninjas or divas. We know how to say “no” but prefer saying “yes”. We don’t have a receptionist: everyone can take your call and will enjoy talking with you. We like to listen and learn. Our advice is free.

Note from the organizers:

We’re thrilled to have the talented team at Zeitguys providing design work for WordCamp Toronto this year. They are responsible for our 2015 logo, signage, and badges.

Additionally, Zeitguys partner Tom Auger was responsible for coordinating our speakers, schedule, and catering, in addition to leading a Sunday workshop and hosting the majority of our organizer meetings.

A huge thanks to Zeitguys for their ongoing support of Toronto’s WordPress community!

Photography

The Art of Weddings

The Art of Weddings team is a tight knit group of photographers working together to provide the most comprehensive coverage of your wedding day.”

Thank you to Mike Day at the Art of Weddings for taking photos of the event this year!

Sticker Partner

StickerYou

StickerYou is an online platform which allows its users to design and print custom stickers, custom labels, iron ons, custom temporary tattoos, custom wall, floor and street decals. Users can customize templates or upload their own images to the platform and then adjust the size and shape to suit their application. The sticker editor functionality allows users to create a custom die-cut that contours to the shape of the image. Choose from a variety of materials including permanent, removable, clear vinyl, waterproof, dishwasher safe and freezer-safe. There is no minimum or maximum order size, allowing users to order any quantity to fit their needs. Order in any size, any shape, for any surface. Products are printed in Toronto, Canada and shipped worldwide. Make It Stick!