WordCamp Asheville is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors. Without these folks, we could not offer this weekend of learning, networking, and fun! Please take some time to peruse our sponsors and see if their services fit your needs.

Interested in sponsoring WordCamp this year?

Check out our Become a Sponsor page for details on how you can help make this year’s WordCamp the best it can be!



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.


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 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.



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.


GoWP provides subscription WordPress support that includes unlimited tasks, WordPress plugin updates, offsite backups and security monitoring. We specialize in providing white-label support for agencies and also offer an enterprise plan for high-traffic sites.

Find out more at GoWP.com


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!

Big Boom Design

Big Boom Design is an Educational Web Design and Internet Consulting agency based in beautiful Asheville, NC. Big Boom Design strives to educate and empower our clients so that they can take ownership and authorship of their web presence. We build and develop primarily on the WordPress platform and are honored to be a supporter of the Asheville WordCamp event for the 3rd consecutive row.

Give us a call or send us an if you’re interested in learning more about our WordPress services, free educational classes, or just feel like geeking out about the internet.

Web – http://www.bigboomdesign.com

Email – sales@bigboomdesign.com

Phone – 828-545-3748


Liquid Web

Liquid Web

Liquid Web, a managed web hosting company, offers a wide array of hosting solutions, including VPS, cloud, dedicated, and shared hosting plans. WordPress users will find our fully managed hosting solutions, built on powerful and flexible servers, ideal for hosting WordPress sites of all sizes. In addition, all of our fully-managed solutions come backed by our industry-leading, 24/7/365, on-site Heroic Support®. Our Heroic Promise features a comprehensive SLA with 59 second phone and live chat responses, 30 minute helpdesk responses, 30 minute hardware replacement, and 100% power and network uptime guarantees. With wholly-owned, state-of-the-art data centers in Michigan, Arizona, and Amsterdam, we provide true global reach and geographic redundancy. Whether your hosting needs are big or small, managed or unmanaged, shared, VPS, or cloud … Liquid Web is the perfect match.

We love WordCamps! It’s a great place to talk with our users and to learn how people are using WordPress to build websites and solutions.

Twitter: @liquidweb



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/.


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 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.


Craft Peak

We are Craftpeak, a digital creative studio in Asheville, NC. We believe the best results come from true collaboration, meaningful storytelling, honesty and asking why.

Driven by our passion to help great individuals and organizations define, realize and pursue their vision, we forge unforgettable identities, craft engaging web experiences and create effective web and mobile apps.

Let’s make something together.


Since 2008, iThemes has been creating WordPress tools to help you build and grow your freelance web design business with WordPress.

We offer valuable solutions to the WordPress community in the form of plugins, themes and training as one of the oldest WordPress companies out there (since 2008).

Twitter: @iThemes



Status Forward

Status Forward

Status Forward creates custom design and development to help brands connect with people in a digital world. Our creative and technical team works with businesses and organizations to build forward thinking brands and innovative websites that help them stand out from the crowd, attract desired clientele, and get real results.

Our team enjoys working with small to medium sized businesses to build effective branding through graphic and web design and development. We work with agencies throughout the U.S., and have a strong focus in our local communities of Asheville, Raleigh, & Durham, NC and Greenville, SC.

Contact us to talk about improving your brand and web presence.

MyGeek Technologies

MyGeek Technologies

MyGeek Technologies is an IT support company built on WordPress.

We started out in 2010 primarily doing WordPress development and support, but soon branched out to become a full IT support provider for businesses in the triad area of North Carolina and beyond. Our WordPress roots remain strong, though – our operation centers around a custom ticketing system plugin that we developed for WordPress called SimpleDesk (check us out on GitHub!).

In addition to top-notch IT support with a small-town personality, MyGeek offers managed WordPress hosting, and still does development for special projects.

Twitter: @adamsewell


SiteLock - Security for Small Businesses

Currently protecting more than one million WordPress sites, SiteLock delivers a patented 360-degree website security solution to find, fix and prevent malware and other threats from affecting websites and their visitors. Services include malware scanning and vulnerability detection, automatic malware removal, an advanced web application firewall (WAF), PCI compliance and website acceleration powered by a global CDN. SiteLock provides phone support, available 24/7/365.

Twitter: @sitelock

Small Business


FacetWP is an advanced filtering plugin. Lots more info on our website at: facetwp.com!

Open Door Design Studio

Open Door Design Studio (a.k.a. ODDS) is an award-winning graphic design studio based in Asheville, North Carolina. We are a team of creative individuals with diverse yet complementary experiences and backgrounds who united over a shared love of design and desire to help others succeed. While we enjoy all aspects of design, we specialize in visual identity and branding, websites, print collaterals and packaging.

JB Media Group

We are a team of strategists and writers that help businesses and non-profits tell their story and reach new audiences. We are focused on Internet marketing exclusively offering SEO, blogging, social media, online advertising, email and online public relations strategy, campaigns and content. Business owners, marketing professionals, designers and developers can learn the full spectrum of online marketing from us via the JB Media Institute.


Lydia Roberts Design

Lydia Roberts designs and develops custom themes for businesses and non-profits from her Asheville, NC office. With over 6 years experience working with WordPress, she builds sites exclusively on the WordPress platform and loves sharing her knowledge at the local WordPress meetup group. She specializes in creating sites that make her unique clients shine, as well as tying in their website with an email marketing plan.


CAKE Websites and More, LLC

CAKE Websites & More is a full-service marketing firm. We design & build websites, host websites, provide custom programming, and perform ongoing SEO & marketing work for our clients. We also offer high quality print design. We are based in Asheville and we often make use of WordPress.

We’ve sponsored WordCamp Asheville since the beginning because we are committed to helping other people to learn programming, to learn WordPress, and to enriching the Asheville coding community.

Twitter.com: @cakewebsites

Treetop Interactive

Treetop Interactive is a web and mobile development agency based in Asheville, North Carolina. Our development services include websites, web apps, and iPhone and Android apps. Our WordPress specialties include custom plugin development, the WordPress REST API, and WooCommerce development.

We love this conference, we love WordPress, and we love Asheville!

Twitter: @treetopdevs


828:Design is a comprehensive graphic design studio based in Asheville, North Carolina

Support and strengthen the WordPress community.

Drum Creative

Drum Creative is a web/graphic design and digital marketing agency in Greenville, SC. We manage relationships with our clients, and our client’s relationship with their customers, utilizing a full-circle approach to maximize our client’s ROI. Starting with a Discovery interview, we implement a four-step process based on Analytics, Definition, Design and Activation. This is what attracts our clients and separates us from our competition.


In Kind

Farside Films

Farside Films  is a production company with roots through out the southeast but headquartered in Savannah, Georgia. They specialize in videography and photography for concerts and live music events, independent feature and shortfilms, weddings, local and regional commercials, website marketing videos, music videos and documentary films.

They utilize the latest in digital cinema technology and achieve the highest image quality available, while keeping within the client’s budget constraints. They have a passion for creativity, in every aspect of production, and it can be seen in their work from script to screen.

Farside Films is proud to be a sponsor for the Asheville WordCamp 2016 conference.

Visit them at farsideproductions.com and lucasgregg.com

Sunny Point

Sunny Point Cafe

Sunny Point Café is a family owned, independent restaurant serving upscale comfort food in West Asheville from dawn to dark.

Sunny Point operates its own garden adjacent to the restaurant, where the staff harvests ingredients for their specials – hard to get much fresher! Customers are invited to visit the garden if they’d like.

They also serve a selection of craft beers on tap, wines, and specialty cocktails along with brunch favorites, the famous Sunny Point mega-mosa and the new spicy bloody mary.

626 Haywood Road, West Asheville

Sunday & Monday: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuesday-Saturday: 8:00 am – 9:30 pm

WP Engine

WP Engine


Stunning speed, powerful security, and best-in-class customer service. At WP Engine, WordPress isn’t just our platform, it’s our passion.

Alpha Omega Design

Alpha Omega Design

Alpha Omega Design is a custom web design and development company that specializes in working with small businesses and non-profits. We provide a number of other services such as graphic design, video production, cloud solutions consultation, customized training and much more. Our goal is to help our clients #COMMUNICATEWELL with their audience using awesome tools.

Twitter: @AlphaOmegaDzine

Black Mountain Sanctuary

Black Mountain Sanctuary

Black Mountain Sanctuary – an uncommon venue for splendid celebrations of the heart. The ideal place for making new memories. Just minutes from the quaint Town of Black Mountain, 12 miles east of Asheville.

Here, you will find a beautiful wooded setting for your ceremony and/or reception that guests frequently call “magic.” Towering trees, huge rhododendrons, pristine creeks, woods, a bamboo forest…all in one convenient and easy to access location. You, your family and friends can relax, celebrate, meet, or visit best in a natural setting that is comfortable, relaxed and fun!

Sticker Giant

StickerGiant prints high-quality stickers and labels. They have the best customer service, quick turnaround times and free custom shapes using state of the art laser cutting. Every sticker has a story.

Open Source Supporter

John Dorner

Cheryl Smithem

Pam Foster

Multimedia Image began in 2001 producing CD-Rom business cards. We’ve come a long way since then, producing digital design work such as websites, logos and branding, magazine advertising, photography and vector artwork.

Interested in sponsoring WordCamp this year?

Check out our Become a Sponsor page for details on how you can help make this year’s WordCamp the best it can be!