Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring WordCamp Maui this year?

Mahalo, but thanks to these amazing sponsors we’re fully funded.

Kohola

Organic Themes

Organic Themes was founded in 2009 by David Morgan and Jeff Milone in the town of Lahaina on the Hawaiian Island of Maui.

Organic Themes offers a variety of premium WordPress themes for artists, businesses and bloggers. Our collection of themes is always growing to suit the needs of our customers.

In addition, Organic Themes is partnered with Automattic and has released a number of themes within the WordPress.com marketplace.

 

Office Of Economic Development – County of Maui

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) promotes and nurtures sustainable economic development within Maui County consistent with the community’s needs and priorities. OED’s approach is to always be mindful of our number one industry and continue to find ways to enhance the visitor experience on Maui, while at the same time watching for new opportunities that will diversify our economy. We see those opportunities in local product manufacturing, the film industry, software development & technology and the development of a bigger sports industry.

EdVenture at UH Maui College

EdVenture at UH Maui College promotes life-long learning to Maui County residents, businesses, and organizations.

By offering leading edge training, EdVenture is dedicated to enhancing the professional and personal lives of each of our students.

With more than 100 on-campus courses and 400+ online classes, EdVenture offers something for everyone – even for the keiki, with our College for Kids program. Never miss out on a class you’ve always wanted to take… sign up to our monthly updates, or get a sneak peek at our new courses!

EdVenture is proud to be a sponsor and host to WordCamp Maui, we are excited to welcome WordPress fans, guest speakers and organizers to UH Maui College.

Hawaii Information Consortium

At Hawaii Information Consortium (HIC), we bring government services to the people. We do this by partnering with over 95% of all government agencies in Hawaii, who work with us to bring services online for the citizens of Hawaii.

Our focus is to build, manage, and maintain electronic government solutions as well as the State portal and official website for the State of Hawaii, portal.ehawaii.gov. Our goal is to make interacting with the government easier for the public by bringing services online — most of which are completed at no cost to the State of Hawaii or its taxpayers — and improving government efficiency. Since the portal’s initial launch in 2000, HIC help partnering agencies deploy over 100 web-based applications and over 2.5 million citizens come to our portal site annually.

To learn more, go to HIC.

Nene

9seeds

At 9seeds, we love WordCamps! It was at the first WordCamp Las Vegas in January 2009 that the founders of 9seeds met and became fast friends. 8 months later they decided to joining forces and start 9seeds, a full service WordPress development company now 6 years strong.

A typical client for us is a small to medium sized company who needs a website with some added custom functionality. We enjoy the process of taking a client’s needs, stripping it down to the base elements and then automating as many steps as possible. Developers at heart we enjoy building everything from custom themes to custom plugins, to just bending existing code to fit specific needs.

When not banging away at a keyboard, our team spends a crazy amount of time sharing their knowledge of WordPress by organizing and speaking at WordCamp’s all over the country (Maui, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orange County and more have our finger prints on them), plus the local WordPress meetups in Maui, Orange County and Las Vegas.

When you see us at WordCamp, swing on by and say hello. We’d love to chat with you!

Chris Lema

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.

WooThemes

WooThemes is an international, market leading, bootstrapped business providing a platform to extend standard WordPress-powered websites via a range of innovative themes and plugins. Their flagship product being WooCommerce – a hugely popular, freely available eCommerce plugin with a wide range of commercially available extensions and themes. With WooThemes businesses and individuals can get professional WordPress sites launched quickly and affordably.

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 US and Europe to deliver large-scale client projects. Crowd Favorite also provides consulting and web development services specializing in web applications and user experience.

Edible Hawaiian Islands

The mission of edible Hawaiian Islands is to “talk story”: a local term meaning to verbally share stories between visitors, friends and ‘ohana. We intend to share the stories of people who are growing, farming, ranching, fishing, and cooking our food. Our stories will be told through stunning photography, beautiful art and well-written stories that inspire the reader and uplift an entire community.

 

ManageWP

ManageWP is the world’s first and finest WordPress management service, designed for WordPress users by WordPress users, giving you full power and complete control in managing virtually any number of WordPress sites with powerful management, monitoring, backup, deployment, publishing and security features.

ServerPress

DesktopServer from ServerPress.com makes it simple to create local wordpress sites in just a matter of a few clicks. With DesktopServer you can design, develop and deploy WordPress solutions quickly and easily. It is the ONLY localhost server that integrates WordPress with Adobe® Dreamweaver®, Panic’s Coda and Diet Coda with WYSIWYG features for theme design and web developer professionals, offers multi-site, import and export (deployment) of archive files such as BackupBuddy, Duplicator, BackWPUp, BackUp WordPress, InfiniteWP & ManageWP, create custom blueprints and a lot more! Save tons of time and even more “brain damage” with DesktopServer!

WP Rocket

WP Rocket is a premium caching plugin that provides both lightning speed for your website and easy set up for you. To minimize the configuration needed by the site owner, WP Rocket enables the key best web performance practices upon activation. We pride ourselves on providing fast and friendly support to make sure our customers are happy!

57% of users abandon a page that displays in more than 3 seconds. WP Rocket makes sure you will not be forgotten.

You can follow WP Rocket on Twitter and Facebook

Harness Technology

Harness Technology is based in beautiful Salem, Oregon, USA, serving clients all over the world. We build websites of varying levels of complexity, from standard informational business websites to e-commerce solutions to custom projects with hand-coded functionality. Harness Technology has been providing high-quality web development services since 1986 and has been specializing in WordPress-based web solutions since 2008. We’re also the founders of WPMule, a maintenance service for WordPress-based websites.

You can visit our website or follow us on FacebookTwitter and Google+.

HawaiiONTV.com

Honu

Geek Design Firm

A Digitally Enhanced Creative Agency

Geek Design Firm is a premier boutique design agency with clients ranging from local small businesses, Encyclopedia Britannica, Walgreens and the White House among many others. Whether it’s creating a great book design for print, marketing materials, or a top notch WordPress website, we live and breathe this stuff. You may even say we “Geek” out.

Maui Economic Development Board

The mission of the Maui Economic Development Board is to provide leadership and vision in our community for the responsible design and development of a strong, sustainable, and diversified economy for Maui County. Our vision is a future in which abundant opportunities for rewarding employment are met by a qualified, resident workforce in Maui County, a community which honors its cultural heritage and natural environment.

CSS Igniter

CSSIgniter is a small team of designers & WordPress developers based in Greece. We provide beautiful WordPress themes to small web design / development agencies, freelancers and small business owners around the world. We make sure that there aren’t any confusing parts in our themes so users can concentrate on what really matters, their content. People really love us for our technical support too.

Sae Design

Launched in 1999, Sae Design is the award-winning brainchild of our fearless leader,  Saedene Ota. Sae graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design at Pasadena and worked in prominent design firms in the Northern California and Chicago markets. A desire to return to her Maui roots, coupled with a burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit, charted her course to open Sae Design. Today the Wailuku-based firm has established itself as a reputable design firm specializing in branding, packaging, web design, print advertising and strategic marketing.

StickerGiant

StickerGiant Custom Stickers prints quality stickers and labels quickly. They regularly sponsor great organizations and events in-kind nationwide. Have sticker needs of your own? Get the best customer service, 24 hour turnaround, and free die-cutting using StickerGiant–The Sticker company for people with a passion to spread.

808 Shells

808 Shells is a Maui-based company that creates island strength, island style cases for today’s mobile devices.

Our mission is to create durable, functional phone and tablet casts while representing the many cultures of the Pacific. All of our cases feature Hawai‘i and Polynesian designs created locally by Hawai‘i artists.

808 Shells also provides full-service design and printing services for organizations and businesses that would like unique and affordable customized logo products.

InMotion Hosting

InMotion Hosting is a premier web hosting provider founded in 2001 on the premise that the customer’s satisfaction comes first. We pride ourselves on our award-winning 24×7 U.S. Based Support and the idea that the most important parts of our business are the blogs, businesses and websites of our customers.

InMotion Hosting utilizes powerful and reliable Solid-State Drives for all servers, making your website hosting up to 20 times faster than normal spinning drives. All hosting plans also come with free cPanel, a free domain or site transfer, and a number of WordPress-friendly tools including an auto installer for WordPress, WP-CLI, and free data backups. Our goal is to make your WP site a success!

Mo'o

WinningWP

An award-winning WordPress blog written by Brin Wilson, WinningWP offers a vast array of tips, tricks, deals and resources — such as their handy ‘Guide to Choosing the Best WordPress Hosting’ and brand new ‘Where To Buy WordPress Themes’ directory — for people who love, you guessed it: WordPress!

If you haven’t already, check it out at WinningWP and follow along on Twitter at @WinningWP.

Tamara Olson Designs

Tamara Olson Designs is a New York City based user experience driven web design and development company, specializing in design, custom WordPress development, content strategy, mobile application design, and more. Our clients range from large companies to startups to agencies to small businesses. We are a collaborative group that is passionate about story-telling, design, open-source technology, and providing the best experience possible — both for our products’ users, and for our clients.

Founder Tamara Olson brings an impressive portfolio and proven track record of success to Tamara Olson Designs, where she is responsible for all client management and defining the user experience of each and every client website. Prior to starting Tamara Olson Designs, Tamara spent several years at Google, first as a design manager in Ads and then in Education leading design for Google Classroom. She has also crafted experiences for The Paperless Post, Apple (working on the 2007 apple.com redesign), The New York Observer, and Conde Nast.

Amazing and Helpful

Adelle Lennox is a graphic and web designer who specializes in helping business owners with website development, search engine marketing, and social media. She founded a website consulting business in 2004 in which her core commitment is providing tech-savvy service with efficiency, integrity, and a focus on the unique needs of each business.

A trained journalist with skills to interview, tell stories, and write copy for websites, she is also an adept SEO writer and keyword-hunter whose work uplifts her client websites to the top of Google. She has built websites for 15 years and has been involved in many aspects of publishing throughout her life. She has helped start-ups, non-profits, business owners and artists with online marketing for over a decade.

Adelle originally moved to Maui in 2007, and committed full-time to island life in 2011. Though she maintains her freelance practice from Upcountry Maui, she also helps long distance clients, often using video chats to improve communication. Adelle also enjoys working as the website manager for Maui No Ka Oi Magazine.

Visit her website at www.AmazingandHelpful.com for more information.

WordCamp Pillar

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.

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.

If a vector-based logo is needed, please email support@wordcamp.org.

WordCamp Champion

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.

Jetpack

Jetpack can supercharge your self-hosted site with a suite of the most powerful WordPress.com features.

WordCamp Accomplice

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 400,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

More information about going multilingual can be found at WPML.org

WordCamp Supurb

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.