Our Sponsors

Many profound and sonorous thanks to the sponsors of WordCamp Portland. Their support allows us to create a wonderful event of WP geekery and delight. If you see one of them around town, scream like you just saw John Lennon (but maybe with more delight and less terror from having spotted a zombie*).



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.



10up is a premium web agency that imagines, builds, and grows amazing websites with WordPress. 10up serves an outstanding collection of clients, ranging from small family businesses to diverse WordPress.com VIP clients like TechCrunch, Time Inc, Universal Sports, and Trulia, to universities like Bates College and the University of Rhode Island. With 26 full-time employees, including over a dozen credited core contributors to WordPress, team 10up has the talent and know how to conquer any project.

10up has also made its mark in Portland, opening a brand new satellite office in May. This will be the central hub for 10up’s face-to-face meet-ups, hack days, open houses, and sponsored events, in addition to being a regular office for our five Portland natives. 10up is looking forward to collaborating with the local the design, development, and WordPress communities in the Portland area.

WP Engine

WP Engine is the 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.

WP Engine was founded by Jason Cohen, founder of A Smart Bear Software and blog.asmartbear.com, and Ben Metcalfe, formerly director of Platform at MySpace, as well as part of the original BBC platform team.

Digital Trends

Digital Trends helps people make the most of the hi-tech lifestyle by providing sneak peeks, one-of-a-kind product reviews, editorials and technology news about trendsetting consumer products and services.


Washington State University


Code Poet

If you use WordPress to build things for other people, we want 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, our 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 tap into.

WP Sitecare

WP Site Care is a premium WordPress support and maintenance company. We opened up shop in Utah in 2012 because we wanted to not only help people resolve any issues they face with WordPress, but also help people prevent bad things from happening to their websites in the first place. We support everyone from individuals, to businesses, to developers who want to create themes or plugins but don’t have the time or energy to handle product support on their own. We now have staff ranging from Seattle to Baltimore and we all have two things in common: We all love helping people. And we all love WordPress.



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 http://dreamhost.com/ for more information.


IvyCat Web Services

IvyCat is a small, agile team of WordPress developers and server geeks based in lovely Gig Harbor, Washington.

We spend our days:

  • Creating custom WordPress sites designed to sell products and services; especially event management and e-commerce sites.
  • Hosting WordPress sites (others too) for clients that need top-shelf, managed hosting with outstanding technical support where everybody knows your name.
  • Providing WordPress Maintenance & Support

We love, live, and breathe WordPress; it’s much of how we make our living, so we’re grateful to be able to participate in the WordPress community.


X-Team is a revolutionary league of web superheroes formed in Melbourne in 2004. Since then, we have rapidly expanded to USA, Canada, Europe and Asia, working with some of the worlds most loved and respected brands. We have teams stretching around the globe specializing in many areas, including world-class enterprise WordPress development. If you believe you have what it takes to join our internationally-distributed WordPress team whose culture is built around passion and which thrives because of our innovative collaborative community, then become an integral part of helping to shape the future of the web. We want to speak with you!


Smile makes productivity software for OS X and iOS devices, including:

  • PDFpen, the powerful all-purpose Mac PDF editor that lets you add signatures, make corrections and OCR scanned documents
  • PDFpen for iPad and PDFpen for iPhone, so you can edit your PDFs wherever you go
  • TextExpander, the typing shortcut tool that expands custom abbreviations into your frequently-used text and code

We are celebrating our 10th year of great products and fast, friendly customer support!




Where would WordCampers be without StickerGiant? Perilously sticker-deficient, we fear! Thanks so much to StickerGiant for always, always having our back.

*Our sponsors are not zombies. Probably.