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Automattic is passionate about making the web a better place. Started in 2005 by Matt Mullenweg, Automattic is the company behind WordPress.com, Akismet, Gravatar, Intense Debate, PollDaddy, VideoPress, VaultPress, After the Deadline. Their 60 employees also contribute heavily to open source projects including WordPress.org, bbPress, BuddyPress, GlotPress, Ping-o-Matic, , and mobile WordPress apps for iPhone, Blackberry and Android. They are strong believers in Open Source and the vast majority of their work is available under licenses like the GPL. Automattic is the primary organizer of WordCamp SF.
Founded 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.
Layered Tech helps thousands of businesses — including WordPress.com — move forward quickly with hosted infrastructure in secure, top-tier data centers. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and relentless support, Layered Tech enables its customers to reduce capital expenses, save on operating costs and focus on their core business issues. From advanced virtualization and cloud computing to managed dedicated servers, Layered Tech delivers superior hosting value so you can manage your success.
(mt) Media Temple, Inc. is an industry-leading, privately held, profitable web hosting and software application services company based in California. Since 1998, their company has provided businesses worldwide with reliable, professional-class network environments to host websites, email, business applications, and other rich media content. Media Temple is a friendly, accessible group of “technology agnostic” engineers, support professionals, and business developers focused on the continued financial success of their company while adding value to the services they provide. They also throw a mean party, and their sponsorship is dedicated to the WordCamp SF 2010 afterparty.
Mojofiti 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. Mojofiti.com is an open source-based publishing and networking platform where people publish, share and interact with each other in their native local languages while reaching out to the world in 27 other languages through Google’s machine dictionaries. Mojofiti.com uses a combination of WordPress, BuddyPress and proprietary technologies augmented by Google machine translations to allow users to translate content from their WordPress blogs instantly for viewing in their visitors’ native languages.
Fanatical Support® has made Rackspace the world’s leader in delivering enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. They got started in 1998 and since then have grown to serve more than 70,000 customers, including over 51,000 cloud computing customers. Rackspace integrates the industry’s best technologies for each customer’s specific need and delivers it as a service via the company’s commitment to Fanatical Support. Their core products include Rackspace Managed Hosting, The Rackspace Cloud™ and Rackspace Email & Apps (formerly Mailtrust). There are currently over 2,600 Rackers around the world serving Rackspace customers.
InMotion Hosting has been offering business class web hosting services since 2001. From its inception, InMotion Hosting has focused on providing industry-leading technical support and quality of service. InMotion Hosting offers 24×7 U.S. based technical support, automated WordPress installation through Fantastico, a choice of datacenter locations and a 90-day money back guarantee. InMotion Hosting operates two office locations; Los Angeles, CA and Virginia Beach, VA. In 2009 InMotion Hosting sponsored WordCamps in both Los Angeles, CA and Huntsville, AL and is very excited to be involved as a sponsor of WordCamp San Francisco 2010.
Page.ly is a premium hosting service that does one thing very well: WordPress. Page.ly automates the entire process of setting up your self-hosted WordPress site. Your website is pre-configured with important plugins and custom themes so you can start adding content immediately. Automatic nightly backups and software upgrades keep your website safe and secure all in quick 2-minute setup.
ServerBeach is a leading Dedicated Hosting provider that delivers powerful dedicated servers, convenient server management tools, and 24x7x365 LifeGuard Support™ all on our rock-solid PEER 1 IT infrastructure and SuperNetwork™ backbone. Prices start at just $75/mo. If you want complete control and root access to your dedicated server without any managed support services, Dedicated Hosting is right for you. Eliminating managed support services saves you money that can be used towards other areas like web development, design, and marketing.
Voce Communications is an award-winning marketing and communications consultancy. Founded in 1999 with the mindset that telling each company’s story requires an agency partner that shares a high level of enthusiasm and passion, Voce has always sought to be different from other agencies. From the personal approach that’s applied to every project to hiring bright people who are always thinking of new and better ways to do things, Voce lives up every day to its mission to be “communication architects.”
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information — anytime, anywhere, and through any medium — and just announced the latest version of Dreamweaver, software that empowers designers and developers to build standards-based websites with confidence. The new version of Dreamweaver allows you to design visually or directly in code, develop pages with content management systems like WordPress, and accurately test browser compatibility thanks to integration with Adobe BrowserLab, a new Adobe CS Live online service. You can try Dreamweaver today at adobe.com/go/dreamweaver.
Get Satisfaction is social customer support — an online, hosted customer service application where customers and employees work together to answer questions and solve problems in an open, community-based environment. Over 35,000 organizations use Get Satisfaction to support their customers, improve their products, and get valuable feedback about their businesses. Get Satisfaction will be launching a new WordPress plug-in, which lets you create and sync Get Satisfaction topics from within your WordPress installation, at WordCamp San Francisco.
Trailmeme is a new kind of publishing technology from the Xerox Innovation Group that allows you to blaze and walk trails through Web content using a powerful rich interface. Trailmeme for WordPress is a GPL plugin that allows you to blaze trails through your WordPress site content, and enable 1-click creation of PDF ebooks from your trails. Trailmeme.com is a complementary hosted service that allows you to blaze trails through any collection of Web pages.
Instinct Entertainment‘s WP e-Commerce plugin for WordPress is designed to help you sell online. It makes setting up shop & making money online incredibly easy. With over 500,000 downloads their community is massive; the plugin is used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by millions of people every day. WP e-Commerce Plugin is open source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it!
O HAI! The Cheezburger Network loves WordPress and Automattic very much and appreciate all the hours Matt and the Automattic gang spend on I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, etc. even though they really should be coding. When you attend WordCamp, please look for Cheezburgers Toby McKes and Randy Stewart and they *might* give you free Cheezburger stuff. KTHXBAI!!1!