Sponsor Spotlight: DreamHost

dreamhostDreamHost 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.

Thank you to DreamHost for being a WordCamp Philly Champion Sponsor! Learn more about the company at http://dreamhost.com.

Sponsor Spotlight: Code Poet

codepoet_sponsorIf 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. codepoet.com aims to bring the working knowledge and real world strategies of those people into one place, for you to tap into.

Thank you to Code Poet for being a WordCamp Philly Champion Sponsor! Learn more about the company at http://codepoet.com.

Sponsor Spotlight: Media Temple

mediatemple_sponsorFrom its inception in 1998, (mt) Media Temple has been on a mission to help people and businesses succeed online. Over 125,000 customers in 100 countries now rely on Media Temple’s tools for domain registration, web hosting, business applications, virtual servers, and other cloud services to power more than 1.5 million websites. With 200 dedicated, U.S.-based employees, Media Temple takes pride in our 24/7 customer support. Our customers range from everyday people to top bloggers, creative professionals, and small businesses, as well as large enterprises like Starbucks, Adidas, Samsung, and Toyota.

Thank you to Media Temple for being a WordCamp Philly Pillar Sponsor! Learn more about the company at http://mediatemple.net/.

Sponsor Spotlight: WiredTree

wiredtreelogo600wideWiredTree 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.

Thank you to WiredTree for being a WordCamp Philly Pillar Sponsor! Learn more about the company at http://www.wiredtree.com.

Sponsor Spotlight: Bluehost

bluehost_sponsorBluehost 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.

Thank you to Bluehost for being a WordCamp Philly Pillar Sponsor! Learn more about the company at http://www.bluehost.com.

Website Badges

Feel like showing your support for WC Philly in a small way on your own corner of the Web? Grab one of these badges and just link back to https://2014.philly.wordcamp.org.

Thanks go out to Tracy of Yikes! for designing the badges.

Girl Develop It and YIKES, Inc. Happy Hour!

khyberpasspubLooking for something to do after WordCamp and before the After Party? Join Girl Develop It and YIKES, Inc. for a WordCamp Philly happy hour. All are welcome! Come have food, drinks, discuss WordCamp and everything WordPress.

The event is 5:30pm to 7:30pm upstairs at the Khyber Pass Pub in Old City, right around the corner from the After Party location. There will be appetizers, drink specials and great conversation.

Khyber Pass Pub – Upstairs
56 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Time: 5pm to 7pm

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014 – immediately following WordCamp Philly!

WordCamp Philly Keynote Speaker – Helen Hou-Sandí

helenWe are thrilled to announce that Helen Hou-Sandí will be the keynote speaker at WordCamp Philly 2014!

Helen has been interested in WordPress since being introduced to the platform in 2008. After moving her blog to WordPress, she started to realize the opportunities that it provided and began to incorporate into her work.  She has grown from a blogger/web developer to a WordCamp attendee  to WordCamp speaker and employee at one of the top WordPress development agencies.

Today, Helen works as the Director of Platform Experience at 10up. Her current position allows her to give back to WordPress full time as a WordPress core committer and has recently lead to the announcement that she will be the release lead on WordPress 4.0.

As release lead, Helen will be responsible for determining all important parameters for a release, like schedule, deadlines, which feature plugins are merged, and more generally, scope and goals. We hope to hear more about what it’s like to be release lead and WordPress 4.0 at WordCamp!

June 7-8th, 2014