WordCamp New York City 2009

November 14–15, 2009
...was awesome!


Platinum Sponsors

Baruch College LogoBaruch College of the City University of New York was pleased to come on as the venue sponsor for WordCamp NYC, donating a variety of classrooms and the Mason Hall Auditorium to host this year’s event, enabling WordCamp NYC to plan sessions for a wide range of WordPress users and developers by allowing multiple content tracks. Blogs@Baruch, a program overseen by the College’s Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, is the largest WordPress project at CUNY. It is built on WordPress MU and enables members of the Baruch academic community to create individual, group or course blogs in just a few clicks. Baruch College is an advocate of WordPress and other open-source technology, making it a perfect fit for WordCampNYC.

Microsoft logoFounded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software — any time, any place and on any device. Learn more about Microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com.

Silver Sponsors

Media Temple logo(mt) Media Temple is an industry-leading, privately held, profitable web hosting and software application services company based in California. Since 1998, our company has provided businesses worldwide with reliable, professional-class network environments to host websites, email, business applications, and other rich media content. We are a friendly, accessible group of “technology agnostic” engineers, support professionals, and business developers focused on the continued financial success of our company while adding value to the services we provide. We provide 24-hour customer support in English, Spanish, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Korean and Armenian.

wp-ecommerce logoInstinct Entertainment is based in New Zealand and creates and sells software. Our key products are the world famous WP e-Commerce plugin and our game creator software, which anybody can use to make games for mobile phones. The WP e-Commerce plugin has had over 170,000 downloads, and powers the ticketing portion of the WordCamp NYC web site.

Bronze Sponsors

Margaret RoachMargaret Roach Inc. Margaret Roach left her publishing career in December 2007 for a long-overdue return to personal creativity: to write again, and to finally live in the rural garden she’d been making on weekends for 20 years. After a 15-year stint at Martha Stewart, where she was EVP, Editorial Director, and had run marthastewart.com, Margaret chose WordPress as her platform of self-expression, and built A Way to Garden and The Sister Project, both MU-based. She has just completed a corporate-dropout memoir, for Grand Central Publishing (January 2011). She consults with small and large businesses on web development and branding, and lectures and teaches extensively about horticulture; her garden has been open to public tours for 12 years.

Shopp plugin e-commerce for WordPressShopp is an e-commerce plugin that adds a sophisticated online storefront and transaction engine to your WordPress-powered blog or website. It features powerfully simple store management, a robust set of development APIs to extend and customize every aspect of the shopping process, and support for many payment gateway services including PayPal, Google Checkout and 2Checkout. It is your toolbox for developing and designing creative and unique e-commerce experiences on the most extensible, intuitive content management framework there is… WordPress. We are proud to participate in the 2009 WordCamp NYC event and sponsor the community, the real heart, of this remarkable publishing platform.

Easy To BookEasyToBook.com offers a wide range of discount accommodations all over the world. Whatever your travel purpose might be, EasyToBook.com offers hotels from the budget to five star luxury range, bed & breakfasts, apartments and more, at the best rates online. Based in Switzerland, the company was founded in 2004 and has expanded rapidly since then. After starting in a few cities within Europe, we now have all kinds of accommodation available all over the world. The possibilities of all the services on EasyToBook.com make it hassle free to find, choose and book a hotel that is fine-tuned to your preferences. With our Best Price Guarantee, you can be certain of always getting the best deals available online. Not only do we get you the best deals, we also meet your specific needs by our group booking options, to make booking rooms easier, even if you are with a large number of people. A great many services can be specified, from special parking to meeting room options.

Sun MicrosystemsSun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) provides network computing infrastructure solutions that include computer systems, software, storage and services. Its core brands include the Java technology platform, the Solaris operating system, MySQL, StorageTek and the UltraSPARC processor.

Tierra Innovation designs and builds digital products that are engaging, easy to use and cost-effective. Tierra helps clients identify their particular needs, develop digital strategies and implement customized solutions that scale with their vision and growth. Tierra offers a full range of services from designing and developing websites, publishing software and mobile applications to conducting user experience research and executing marketing initiatives. Clients include: CBS Corporation, The Council on Foreign Relations, The CW Network, Napster, NFL Network, The Poetry Foundation, Turner Sports Interactive, Warner Bros. and WNET.ORG (PBS), among others. Founded in 2002, Tierra Innovation is privately held and is based in New York City. Visit www.Tierra-Innovation.com for more information.

Small Business Sponsors

WebDevStudios.com (WDS) is a New Jersey-based software development company specializing in the  development of WordPress-powered websites and blogs. With many WordPress website build-outs, multiple publicly-released WordPress plugins, and hosting/organizing WordPress Meetup events, WDS has become one of the fastest-growing WordPress development companies on the scene.  WDS specializes in building WordPress websites, custom plugins, and custom and unique themes. If you need to take your site to the next level or even make the switch to WordPress, contact the professionals at WebDevStudios.com.

Mojofiti logoMojofiti is a global network of people working to remove language barriers. Mojofiti is currently collaborating with open source developers, users, companies and hundreds of translators to develop real-time language-enabled solutions that can be used across multiple communication mediums. mymojofiti.com, the first application from Mojofiti, is a global, open source-based publishing and networking platform where people can publish, share and interact with each other in their native local language while reaching out to the world in 27 languages through Google’s machine dictionaries. mymojofiti uses a combination of WordPress, BuddyPress and proprietary technologies augmented by Google machine translations to allow users to combine all content from their existing WordPress blog and instantly translate it for viewers in their native language. Soon it will include a language-enabled e-commerce plug-in, so users can easily extend their goods and services for purchase to more buyers on a worldwide basis.

Fusebox logoAt Fusebox, one of New York’s leading digital agencies, our mission is to create experiences that empower people to connect, share and interact. We’re passionate about using open source technology, and leveraging powerful frameworks like WordPress to create platforms for active communication. It’s all part of what we call “surfing the web with a purpose.” Just like waves, every platform is radically different, so companies and individuals that can’t get on top of them will find themselves underwater in short order. We help companies get on the wave — and stay on.

Cacoo logoCacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wireframes, UML and network charts. Multiple users can edit the same diagram in a simultaneous collaboration.

Consultant Sponsors

SlipFire logoSlipfire is a NYC-based web consultancy specializing in WordPress development. We build Search Engine Optimized (SEO) websites your customers will love and logos your customers will remember. You will never have to delete an email again or worry about backing up your system. Your website will be listed by the top search engines, and we tell them what to say about your business. We take advantage of everything the internet has to offer and bring it to your business: RSS feeds, personalized Google Maps, online event calendars, email mailing lists, online backups, easy blogging tools, social networking and more.

Individual Sponsors

Leah Root – I specialize in designing “organic and dynamic” sites, and templates that don’t look like templates. Mad skills include: building custom themes, modules and plugins, using WordPress as a Content Management System, static HTML, CSS, E-Commerce, PHP, Javascript, accessibility standards, graphics, Flash, JQuery, MySQL database administration, and more.

Adria Richards has been in the IT industry for 10 years and launched her own consulting company in 2006. She is an active supporter of open source and promotes developers and their tools on social networks. She founded Freshworkshops which offers live, online training for WordPress, Joomla, SEO, Social Media and website development.  She has a long history in the IT industry and was hired in 1999 at Geeksquad by Robert Stephens.  Adria holds her Microsoft MCSA, MCDST and A+ certifications.

Food and Beverage Sponsors

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“There’s efficiency and strength when we work together.” That’s the principle on which the Cabot Creamery Cooperative was founded by the farmers of Cabot, Vermont in 1919. Dedicated farmer-owners provide the fresh milk our cheese makers skillfully craft into award-winning cheddar. Our Cheddar Master keeps a careful eye on the aging process, taking core samples along the way. When he gives the nod, we know our cheese has reached perfection.

tamptamplogoTampTamp Inc. launched in 2008 in order to serve the needs of the coffee community and cafes-to-be in New York City. Founder Anne Nylander saw the need for several services for cafes current and future. TampTamp Inc. aids in creating solutions for companies and providing education for professionals and enthusiasts. Now TampTamp has worked with dozens of cafes, baristas, and coffee enthusiasts, all focused on improving coffee in one way or another. The services of the company, particularly TempTamp, are well known throughout the NYC specialty coffee community.

In-Kind Sponsors

StickerGiant specializes in quickly printing high quality stickers and decals whether you need band stickers, school stickers, or stickers for your church, club, business or organization.  Our custom sticker printing services are popular for business advertising and promotion.  We’ve printed fast, high quality custom bumper stickers for political candidates, startups and more. The StickerGiant retail store stocks over 20,000 designs in over 1200 categories.

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