Sponsors

Lake Superior

Jetpack

Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites. This single plugin enables Photon (a global CDN for images), uptime monitoring, brute force protection, traffic-boosting tools, single sign on, multiple-site management, and automatic or bulk plugin updates. Additionally Jetpack includes several features that help you customize the look and feel of your site without installing other tools. More information can be found at jetpack.com.

Bluehost

Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide. Their objective is to help customers, whether novice or pro, create a thriving online presence at an affordable price. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the fastest growing eCommerce software/platform, powering over 30% of all eCommerce stores with over 1 million active installations. It is is built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, making it the obvious eCommerce choice for existing WordPress users and connects you to the fast-growing WordPress ecosystem which now powers over 25% of all websites on the internet.

With WooCommerce you can start with all the basic tools that any small business would need to start selling online, including product setup, payments, shipping options, and sales reports and as your business grows choose from over 300 premium add-ons available including additional payment processors, shipping methods, inventory systems and marketing tools anyone to sell anything, anywhere from real products and digital downloads to subscriptions, content and even your time.

In July 2015, WooCommerce was acquired by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month and also the creators of other popular WordPress services including Akismet, Jetpack, and VaultPress. We look forward to growing WooCommerce to achieve even greater things together with Automattic.

Modern Tribe

Over the last decade, Modern Tribe has established itself as an agency of choice for Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, government institutions, and well-funded start-ups.

We specialize in providing user experience, content strategy, and publishing services, but we’re also committed to open source and to excellent product design. We maintain a portfolio of popular WordPress plugins downloaded and loved by millions.

We’re the team behind plugins like The Events Calendar, Event Tickets, The Image Widget, and GigPress. Learn more at theeventscalendar.com and tri.be.

3five

Authentic. Expert. Service.

3five is a boutique web design, development and marketing agency specializing in WordPress serving clients worldwide.

We develop long-term relationships with premiere clients and agencies around the globe. We do so through straight talk about how users engage brands online. We then design, build and market digital assets with ferocious dedication to simplicity, ease of use and results.

Are you seeking a credible web design, development and marketing partner? Is technical prowess and attention to detail essential to your productivity? Do you appreciate exclusive client service? If so, let’s chat. http://3five.com

Lake of the Woods

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.

Pantheon

The website management platform for Drupal & WordPress, Pantheon provides web teams with the hosting, cloud-based developer tools, and scalable infrastructure needed to run awesome websites. Serving billions of pageviews a month for over 100,000 websites, Pantheon’s container-based infrastructure allows you to launch websites faster, without worrying about traffic spikes, security or performance. It’s free in development. Create your free account now!

Rocket55

Rocket 55 is a full-service digital agency, established in 2007. Our growing team of Designers, Developers, and Digital Marketers are among the best in the business. We bring the brightest minds and most passionate professionals in our industry together to deliver a service that’s innovative and, most importantly, effective. We continually adapt to the fast-changing Internet marketing landscape by constantly learning and implementing the most current digital practices into our work every day.

Lake Minnetonka

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 500,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

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

We are looking for talent. If you are a smart programmer you are welcome to contact us here: http://wpml.org/home/were-hiring/.


WPML te permite hacer tu sitio multilingüe.

Al instalarlo podrás traducir todo el contenido del sitio, desde entradas, entradas personalizadas y páginas así como menúes, widgets y textos del tema y otros plugins.

Es compatible con plugins de caching, SEO, E-Commerce y muchos más.

WPML es adecuado tanto para grandes sitios corporativos como para blogs personales, y ya ha ayudado a hacer multilingüe a mas de 500.000 sitios comerciales en todo el mundo.

Más información en: WPML.org

Contratamos talento. Si eres un programador creativo, te invitamos a contactarnos: http://wpml.org/home/were-hiring/

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.

Plesk

Plesk simplifies web management activities to align with the way infrastructure is used today for hosting websites and web applications. A widely used web management solution, Plesk provides everything a web professional needs to set up a website quickly and securely – including a WordPress Toolkit, an easy-to-navigate control panel, server level automation, supportability tools, and complete protection with our server-to-site security core.

SiteGround

SiteGround, with over 11 years in the business, provides managed WordPress hosting that does not miss a thing! Their servers, available in 4 different data centers across the world, are optimized for ultimate WordPress speed and security and they provide many goodies for the WordPress fans – automatic updates for the core WordPress and its plugins, WordPress SuperCacher for ultimate speed acceleration, staging tool for the coders and unique WordPress autoinstaller for the starting users – all crafted in-house by the SiteGround team. And still they do not forget the importance of the good old standard hosting features like the domain name registration, the email service, control panel and the reasonable pricing. They also have a support team that is not only available 24/7 by phone, chat and ticketing, but consists of WordPress enthusiasts who will help you with specific WordPress issues.

SiteGround has been actively involved with the community speaking, supporting and attending various WordCamps around the world and by sponsoring WordCamp Minneapolis, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.

The Iron Yard

The Iron Yard is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing code schools. It exists to create real, lasting change for people, companies and communities through technology education. The school offers full-time programs in Back-End Engineering, Front-End Engineering, Mobile Engineering, Design and Data Science. The Iron Yard’s locations include 20 campuses in the U.S. For more information, visit theironyard.com.

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!

Lightning Base

Lightning Base is a managed WordPress host founded in 2011 and based in the Minneapolis area. With a focus on customer service, performance, and value, the company has grown to host thousands of WP websites across hosting locations in Chicago, Amsterdam, and Melbourne. We’re proud of the excellent reviews Lightning Base has received, and the way we help clients, beginner and expert, keep their sites fast, stable, and secure.

Flywheel

Flywheel is a delightful platform that empowers designers, developers, and digital agencies to focus on what they do best — building beautiful, functional sites for their clients. We make it a breeze to create and develop WordPress sites, handle hosting, manage projects, and ultimately scale your business.

White Bear Lake

Press75

We offer professionally designed WordPress themes and plugins. Our themes are clean and simple; which allows you to hit the ground running in no time.

Cimbura.com

Cimbura.com makes businesses more effective, productive, and profitable by creating brilliant technology solutions.

Our strengths lie in our deep expertise in:

  • Building advanced WordPress sites and web applications using the Genesis framework.
  • Developing hybrid mobile applications (backed by WordPress and/or PHP/MySQL).
  • Rapid development of custom FileMaker applications for mobile iPad/iPhone and desktop MacOS/Windows.
  • Geographic mapping, analysis, and visualization of location data using GIS.
  • Application integration with WooCommerce, Salesforce, QuickBooks, Stripe, MailChimp, and many others.
  • Apple technology consulting & support

Companies invest in technology solutions with Cimbura.com because of our strong technical skills and ability to create innovative and cost effective custom solutions to their business challenges. We deliver technical solutions that provide businesses with the strongest competitive advantage, lowest cost of ownership, and best long term stability.

AreaVoices

AreaVoices is a growing network of contributors, freelance writers, multimedia producers and photographers dedicated to producing and curating unique content. AreaVoices.com is an independent publishing platform. Content is distributed and featured throughout the Forum Communications network. AreaVoices strives to develop an active community connected through social and traditional media.

Gruen Agency

GRUEN AGENCY is a full-service digital marketing and advertising agency specializing in Paid Search, Organic Search, Social Advertising, Web Design & Development, Online Branding & Content Creation and Marketing. As a mid-sized nimble agency, GRUEN can offer a tightly integrated team with stable, personalized attention and a proactive approach to your marketing needs. This mindset has helped our consulting, planning and buying to significantly increase the leads generated for our partners’ brands for over 23 years.

We are guided by our unwavering commitment to relationships, which is purely client-centric.  We believe we must intimately know your business and the many factors that affect it.  We then translate this knowledge into achieving results that help continuously grow your business. Our commitment to your success is a philosophy driven by a collective set of principles. Integrity – Accountability – Creativity – Energy & Transparency. We have proven time and time again that brands who put their comprehensive digital marketing efforts in our hands benefit immensely.  Contact us today and experience the GRUEN difference.

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

Robert Half

A leader among creative and IT staffing firms, The Creative Group and Robert Half Technology specialize in connecting top talent with companies throughout the Twin Cities area. From top interactive design to advertising and public relations talent, to highly skilled IT, technical, developer, systems and engineering talent. Whatever your needs, we offer immediate access to a full range of skilled talent on a project, contract-to-hire or full-time basis. Visit https://www.roberthalf.com/minneapolis-st-paul to learn more.

Lake Calhoun (Bde Maka Ska)

Cardinal Store Locator

Cardinal Store Locator was developed to give customers a way to set up a highly customizable locator feature for their WordPress website. It was built with the Google Maps API, WordPress Settings API and the open source jQuery Store Locator plugin and integrates with WordPress core features such as custom post types for location data and custom taxonomies for location categories and filtering. Location data can be added with the built-in locations post type, an existing custom post or via local or remote KML, XML or JSON.

Afterparty

Westwerk

Westwerk is an award-winning, Minneapolis-based digitally forward agency offering strategy, branding & design and WordPress development. For over ten years, we’ve produced impactful results for clients in nearly every industry, from start-ups to Fortune 500s. What continues to set us apart is our commitment to a meaningful, strategic approach to our clients’ challenges. For more information, visit Westwerk.com.