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Things to Know #WCDayton

Well, its official we are less than 24 hours until the start of WordCamp Dayton.

A few items that you should be aware of:

PARKING

Here is a parking map that shows the designated parking at Wright State University.

WCDayton - Parking Map
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Here is the parking pass that will need to be displayed in your windshield.

WCDayton - Visitors Pass
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DIRECTIONS

For all you GPS users here is a link to Google Maps that will bring you to Rike Hall: https://goo.gl/maps/QpqLb.

REGISTRATION

When you come into Rike Hall you will see WordCamp banners leading to the registration table where you’ll check-in and receive some goodies.

QUESTIONS

It has been asked about the format of Friday’s schedule. Friday is a hands-on introduction to WordPress. A walk-through where users will need a laptop to create a WordPress account and will be taken through the steps of the backend of WordPress.

 While a laptop is not necessary for the tracks it is found that it can be helpful.
Thank you all and the count-down is on!

Sponsor: Constant Contact

Constant Contact LogoAs we get closer to our first WordCamp Dayton we would like to take this time to thank another great sponsor: Constant Contact®. They took notice of how important this event truly is. We thank you.

Constant Contact®, Inc. wrote the book on Engagement Marketing™ — the new marketing success formula that helps small organizations create and grow customer relationships in today’s socially connected world. Through its unique combination of online marketing tools and free personalized coaching, Constant Contact helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect and engage with their next great customer, client, or member. Launched in 1998, Constant Contact has long championed the needs of small organizations, providing them with an easy and affordable way to create and build successful, lasting customer relationships.

Sponsor: The Ohlmann Group

The Ohlmann Group

Dayton WordCamp  would like to publicly thank is The Ohlmann Group  – They have   demonstrated that they want to help the local community grow with their generous sponsorship. A little background on the Ohlmann group:

Marketing professionals at the Ohlmann Group have brought clients’ communication to life for 65 years. Our creative campaigns dot the region’s highways and dominate television screens and radio dials. Our digital and social teams create relationships, engage audiences and dredge up demand through data analysis. The Ohlmann Group’s integrated approach to paid, earned and owned media ensures creative messaging resonates with our clients’ target audience.

Brands choose the Ohlmann Group to impact their bottom line and the public conscience. Our clients demand more than just great ideas. They expect a partnership with the Ohlmann Group to be transformative, leaving their operation stronger, smarter and more innovative than ever.

We help clients create the future.

Sponsor: ServerPress

ServerPress.com

Another sponsor Dayton WordCamp  would like to publicly thank is ServerPress  – their commitment to us and the WordPress community should not go unnoticed. 

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!

You can find them on:

Sponsor: WordCamp Pillar – Champion – Accomplice

We would like to thank a list of sponsors for stepping up and helping us make WordCamp Dayton what looks to be a great and exciting event.

WordCamp Pillars:

Bluehost

bluehost-logo13Bluehost 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.

WiredTree

wiredtreedaytonWiredTree 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.

Media Temple

mt-250x140-dkFrom 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.

More information can be found anytime on the web at http://mediatemple.com or on Twitter @MediaTemple.

WordCamp Champions:

Code Poet

Code-Poet-2If 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.

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 to tap into.

DreamHost

dreamhost_logo-cmyk-no_tag-2012DreamHost 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.

WordCamp Accomplice

WPML

wpmlWPML 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 400,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

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

Sponsor: Real Art

Real Art LogoHere at Dayton WordCamp we would like to formally thank Real Art for their generous sponsorship.

Real Art‘s sponsorship demonstrates that they recognize the ever growing popularity of WordPress. They have also  demonstrated that they want to help the local community grow.

Real Art combines the never-before-seen with the why-I-didn’t- think-of-that. Blending art and invention, we get people to discover and remember you.

Our team includes digital designers, print designers, industrial designers, developers, writers, engineers, and fabricators. We handle projects from strategy and concept through production and implementation.

We serve a growing roster of the world’s top brands from our offices in New York, Chicago, and our new 25,000-square foot headquarters and development lab in Dayton, Ohio.

We are industry and media agnostics, developing unique campaigns and experiences that cross the boundaries of advertising, print, online, social, and experiential by artfully blending solid marketing strategy with technology and pop culture.