Thank you to the many fine sponsors who have provided the resources needed to make this WordCamp happen. We appreciate their contributions to WordPress and the Chicago community.

WordCamp Pillar


Bluehost logo

Bluehost has been providing quality web hosting solutions to businesses and individuals since 1996. Their goal is to provide outstanding services for the best possible price. To achieve these goals they’re constantly innovating and upgrading their services 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.

Please visit Bluehost for more information.

Sears Tower

Media Temple

Over 125,000 customers in 100 countries now rely on Media Temple’s simple tools for domain registration, web hosting, business applications, virtual servers, and other cloud services to power more than 1.5 million websites. Media Temple takes pride in offering a premium service at a competitive price, along with exemplary 24/7 customer support. Their customers range from everyday people to top bloggers, creative professionals, and small businesses, as well as large enterprises like Starbucks, Adidas, Samsung, and Toyota.

Find Media Temple anytime on the web at http://mediatemple.com or on Twitter @MediaTemple.


WebHostingHub provides quality web hosting services, helps people get their websites online, and supports them with best customer service 24/7/365.

They are based in Virginia Beach and got started in 2001. Over the years they have kept one goal in mind: provide an easy to use and affordable products starting from domain names, web hosting and free web applications to custom solutions for your business. They have made it their focus to provide the highest levels of technical support, customer satisfaction and quality of service in the web hosting industry.

For more information on WebHostingHub visit WebHostingHub.com or follow them on Twitter.

WordCamp Champion


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.

Please visit DreamHost for more information.

John Hancock


WiredTree provides Managed VPS and Managed Dedicated Servers to WordPress users worldwide from our Chicago-based datacenter and offices. All servers are backed by 24×7
telephone support, helpdesk with 15 minute average response time, and full service monitoring to ensure maximum uptime and minimum frustration. All servers are fully-optimized and security hardened with firewall out of the box, ready to run. With experience in SSD technology, MariaDB, Memached, WordPress plugins, server optimization, along with many more, WiredTree can take your site’s performance to the next level.

Please visit WiredTree for more information.

Aon Center

WP Engine

WP Engine is one of the most mature premium managed hosting platforms for websites and apps built with WordPress. WP Engine powers tens of thousands of websites, delivering the fastest, most reliable, and most secure web experience.  Businesses large and small have come to rely on WP Engine’s exceptional customer service team that specializes in solving problems ranging from troubleshooting plugins, making themes scalable, and mitigating site migration headaches.

Developers love WP Engine because they know that the ‘WP Engineers’ understand the challenges of developing WordPress sites, and have built an entire development toolkit with features like the one-click staging area, and .git for version control and deployment. Customers of all kinds trust WP Engine because they know how easy it is to set-up an account, build a WordPress site, and rest easy because a real human is always available to help with technical issues.

Please visit WP Engine for more information.

DJ Johnny Medley

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DJ Johnny Medley has relied on WordPress to power DanceMusicAuthority.com since early 2008. As a result, he has become a big fan of the WordPress Foundation and considers himself to be “down with the .ORG for life!” Johnny has finally gotten around to setting up his personal blog and believes that the arts and WordPress go hand-in-hand.

You can also follow Johnny and Dance Music Authority on Twitter – @DMAclub


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WPML makes it easy to build and run multilingual WordPress websites. You’ll be able to translate everything in the site, including content, navigation, widgets and even theme and plugin texts. WPML powers over 150,000 commercial websites from all over the world. Want to go multilingual? Visit us at WPML.org

Code Poet

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If you use WordPress to build things for other people, Code Poet wants to make your life easier. No matter whether you freelance on a solo basis, lead a small web shop, make plugins in a dark closet, or crack the whip at a large design firm, Code Poet’s aim is to become your go-to source of information and resources to help you expand your WordPress skills and know-how. To make you better at what you do. To make it easier to make your living and look great doing it.

You’re part of a tribe of WordPress designers and developers over 10,000 strong, spanning the entire globe. codepoet.com aims to bring the working knowledge and real world strategies of those people into one place, for you to tap into.

Tribune Tower


We (Prophecy1) are a small company based in the smaller town of Nashville, Illinois, a town of 3200 people. There are currently two employees in our little operation, Victor Lopez (President) and Zach Flauaus (Director of Design, Development). We’re both technology buffs, geeks, nerds or whatever appropriate adjective you see fit. Our gadget obsessions have even been called ridiculous and outrageous by our families (and probably for good reason, although it won’t change anytime soon). We’re not like traditional web design firms in that we don’t want you to take time off from your busy work schedule to meet with us. Instead, we will come to you most of the time or at the very least schedule a phone call whenever you’re available.

Please visit Prophecy1 for more information.

Orion Group

Orion Group has been designing Web sites and developing custom web applications since 1996. Our office is located in Sussex, Wisconsin. Through our desire for constant improvement, our expertise in Internet marketing, our fair pricing, and because of our proven commitment to deliver what we promise, we have gained the respect of our clients. We serve a diverse client base of small businesses, local government, online businesses, and community organization. A few of our clients include the Milwaukee NARI, Jastroch & Labarge, Perlick Corporation, Precision Brand, The Village of Sussex, Christian Life Church, and Lemel Homes.

Orion Group has the resources to accomplish whatever is asked of us – and at a reasonable price. We strive to refine our web development skills and commit to staying at the top of the Internet marketing industry.

Please visit Orion Group for more information.

Wrigley Building

Artisan Talent

Artisan Talent is a unique interactive, creative, and technical staffing agency, placing talent nationwide. Our specialty is the match.

Chicago Water Tower

Graphically Designing

Graphically Designing builds websites for individuals and small businesses.

Gerben Law Firm, PLLC

Gerben Law Firm, PLLC does one thing and does it well — register trademarks.


StickerGiant Custom Stickers

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The StickerGiant Team knows that every custom sticker has a story. Everyday we meet incredible people doing amazing things with their life passions. We make custom stickers for them. Visit StickerGiant for more information.