UPDATE: Thank you to all the fantastic sponsors who helped make WCLAX 2013 possible. We have reached our sponsorship goal and are no longer accepting new sponsorships. Let’s do it all again next year! W0ot!
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What We Do
MaxCDN is the content delivery network for developers. Integrating MaxCDN into WordPress is so easy, it takes even a beginner only a few minutes. We offer fast, affordable and hassle free CDN services with a full featured API. We help 10,000+ businesses to scale and speed up their websites and applications. Give us a try, we are sure you will love our service.
From 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 simple tools for domain registration, web hosting, business applications, virtual servers, and other cloud services to power more than 1.5 million websites. We take pride in offering a premium service at a competitive price, along with exemplary 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.
With 200 dedicated, U.S.-based employees, Media Temple has been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in North America—and one of the best places to work. Find us anytime on the web at http://mediatemple.com or on Twitter @MediaTemple.
VeloMedia is a micro-multinational of distributed offices across the United States and Europe, providing scalable production for both regional and international projects. This allows for an array of experience and perspective to best serve our clients’ needs. We specialize in Enterprise-level WordPress development, teaming with advertising agencies, full-service PR firms and their clients, as well as internal marketing and IT departments. Bring us your idea, we’ll help develop your optimal blueprint and build your digital story.
Founded in 2001, InMotion Hosting, one of the premier providers of web hosting worldwide, with a consistent record of award-winning customer satisfaction due to our 24/7, proactive customer service. Our backend technology is based on Better Linux and combines with powerful hardware to offer our customers continuous 99.999% network uptimes. We provide a variety of tools and technologies geared toward Word Press users, including our Softaculous auto-installer, and it’s our goal to innovate constantly so that we continue to be among the most popular names in web hosting.
Reliability. Speed. Value. These are the benchmarks we constantly test ourselves by. Visit our Word Press page now, and see why more and more people choose InMotion Hosting.
Bluehost has been providing quality web hosting solutions to businesses and individuals since 1996. Their goal is to provide outstanding services for the best possible price. To achieve these goals they’re constantly innovating and upgrading their services 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.
Founded in 1997, At DreamHost is a leading name in shared web hosting, VPS and dedicated hosting. With over 300,000 customers and over 1.2 million domain names, our customers rely on us to provide excellent customer service, support, and rock-solid reliability.
WP Engine is headquartered in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas — the same state where WordPress was born.
We proudly host tens of thousands of the 75 million WordPress sites and apps on Earth – a number that grows every day.
WooThemes started in 2008 as 3 WordPress enthusiasts who met online, from 3 different countries, is now an international team of designers, developers and support ninjas catering for a passionate community of hundreds of thousands of users.
From our humble beginnings selling a handful of commercial WordPress themes we now offer a huge catalog of feature rich themes, and a suite of plugins that extend your WordPress experience. Proudly bootstrapped and built around our team’s diverse lifestyles we have big ambitions to become the ultimate WordPress platform provider.
ServerPress.com streamlines WordPress based web design and development with tools and tutorials to help you design, develop, and deploy WordPress solutions quickly. Work faster with ServerPress’ best solution for WordPress localhost development: DesktopServer. Create a dozen “virtual servers” in seconds without hosting fees, or even an Internet connection. DesktopServer allows you to work offline without network delays for quickly developing themes, test plugins, or even take WordPress Multisite or BuddyPress for a spin. Advanced management tools allow you to quickly copy and template complete sites, configurations and settings to jump start all your WordPress projects. Creating local WordPress development test sites right on your desktop that work just like real world servers is simple with ServerPress.com’s DesktopServer.”
AdSanity is a powerful and easy-to-use banner management system for WordPress. We built AdSanity under heavy load and high volume, so you can be sure that it’s optimized, provides super accurate view/click tracking, and has a familiar workflow. AdSanity was designed in direct opposition to other overly complicated banner management plugins. Our aim is to take your mind off of the complexities of banner management and let you focus on the things that allow you to monetize your blog.
AdSanity was built by Pixel Jar, organizers of the WordCamp event in Orange County, CA. We are continually inspired by the WordPress community and are proud to be involved with WordCamp Los Angeles again this year.
Visit adsanityplugin.com for more information.
WP All Import is an extremely powerful plugin that makes it easy to import any XML or CSV file to WordPress.
WP All Import has a four step import process and an intuitive drag & drop interface that makes complicated import tasks simple and fast.
WP All Import can import to Custom Post Types, Custom Fields, load images to the Media Gallery/Post Featured Image, and perform recurring/scheduled imports.
There are no special requirements that the elements in your file must be laid out in a certain way. WP All Import really can import any XML or CSV file.
<New> The WooCommerce add-on for WP All Import makes it simple to import any XML or CSV file to WooCommerce!
WP All Import can be used for everything from building a store with an affiliate datafeed to displaying live stock quotes or sports scores to building a real estate portal.
LearnDash® (http://www.learndash.com) is a premium WordPress plugin that transforms your site into a feature-rich learning management system. Using LearnDash, you can easily deliver elearning content, track users’ course progress, and generate reports on their performance. LearnDash has been adopted as the primary learning system by departments of major universities, medical professionals, training organizations, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. It has been written about in ELearning! Magazine and INTERCOM Magazine.
The LearnDash project began in March 2012 when co-founder Justin Ferriman began blogging about the WordPress LMS that they were beginning to develop (at the time, the project was called WPLMS). The remainder of 2012 was spent building LearnDash, and the official 1.0 version was launched in January 2013.
LearnDash brings an expertise to the WordPress LMS field that is unmatched. In addition to their software product, they also offer consulting and custom development. Leveraging their industry experience consulting Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. federal government, LearnDash is able to provide value added advice and guidance through the LMS implementation process.
Some Key Features Include:
-Integrated advanced quizzing capable of fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, matching, true/false, and sorting questions
-Grouping of Users into Departments (or Classes), with the ability to assign a Group Leader
-Assignment submissions and review functionality
-WordPress Multisite compatibility
-User reporting on course progress and quiz results
If you have an interest in starting your own learning site, you can reach the LearnDash team from their website at http://www.learndash.com/contact/
Chris Lema is the VP of Software Engineering at Emphasys Software, where he manages high performers and oversees product development and innovation. He’s also a blogger (chrislema.com), ebook author (amazon.com/author/lema) and runs a WordPress meetup in North County San Diego (meetup.com/WordPress-San-Diego/).
Zeek Interactive is a small and highly focused group of talented people. We’ve been solving problems for clients since 1995, and we’ve been focused on the web from day one. As the web has grown and changed, our skills have expanded to match. Zeek’s experience on hundreds and hundreds of Internet projects is now focused on two major platforms, WordPress and Apple’s iOS Operating system. We are not just technologists. We are also driven by both a desire to help our clients achieve their business results, and an equally strong desire to give back to the development community we love.
Steve Shorr Insurance www.SteveShorr.com and www.HealthReformQuotes.com looks forward to helping Individuals and Businesses comply with the mandatory coverage requirement of Health Care Reform. Steve will help them get the best value from the 4 metal levels of coverage that will be offered 1.1.2014 with sign-ups starting 10.1.2014. Steve has the rates and benefits for Covered CA available now. There are advance tax subsidies, penalties for noncompliance, current and continuing tax deductions and best of all no more medical questions or preexisting condition clauses. There is no extra fee for Steve’s services. Steve is compensated by Covered CA or the Insurance Companies to help you.
StickerGiant Custom Stickers prints quality stickers and labels quickly. They have sponsored over 100 WordCamps all over the world. The best customer service, 24 hour turnaround, and free die-cutting are a few of the perks of using StickerGiant. The Sticker company for WordPress users.
WeWork Labs is the best place to grow an early stage technology startup. With locations in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles, we give startups all of the tools and connections they need to go from prototype to a real business. We’re located at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard and offer hot desks, dedicated desks and one to eight person office memberships on a month to month basis.
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, YOU GET A BIG TRUCK!
In 1935 Hubert Hansen did just that. Armed with a truck full of his homemade natural juices, he drove around studio lots sharing his delicious goodness with rising stars. Hubert’s Lemonade is an irresistible, tasty, refreshing mix of sweet and tart.
IT’S HAPPINESS IN A BOTTLE!
Because you make things with WordPress! Code Poet is an absolutely indispensable resource for WordPress minded folks, from publishers to developers and beyond. If you have a business that, in some part, is built-on WordPress you definitely need to check out Code Poet’s awesome library of content which is insightful and just a well-spring of goodness!
Cross Campus is Los Angeles’ largest and most dynamic coworking space.
It’s a work spa designed to help entrepreneurs, freelancers and digital nomads achieve peak productivity and meaningful collaboration.
We’ve designed our facility to inspire and empower. You’ll feel it in our:
- Lofty 10,000 square-foot interior
- Enterprise-class connectivity
- Living room-comfortable furniture
- Well-stocked bar
- And a social club vibe unique in Silicon Beach
Growing a business is hard. That’s why we provide our members with:
- Office hours with serial entrepreneurs, experts & investors
- Highly personalized introductions to mentors, advisors and fellow members
- Backstage access at our best-in-class educational and networking events
- Members-only classes, seminars and workshops
- Private social networking groups
- Special deals with corporate partners that will save you thousands of dollars
Come for the space and the resources. Stay for the creative collisions between members. You’ll find:
- Gender and age diversity atypical of most coworking spaces
- Solo freelancers & creative professionals
- Early-stage entrepreneurs
- Serial entrepreneurs with multiple exits
- VC-funded startup teams
- Fortune 500 employees who don’t dig cubicles
- Deposed dictators of several up-and-coming democracies*
*Not true, strictly speaking
We Believe Productivity Wins
You need a coworking space purpose-built to unleash hour after hour of kick-ass productivity. That starts with comfy couches, desks and chairs. But it also requires some stuff that’s hard to build, and even harder to find—if you’re not at Cross Campus. To wit:
- Sound-insulated walls
- Enterprise-class Wi-Fi mesh network for 500+ connections
- 100mb fiber connectivity
- Lots of ideation surfaces, lots of power outlets
- Ample private meeting rooms
- Awesome staff & operating systems to keep stuff humming
We Believe in our Members
Your success is our success—so we’re constantly thinking about ways to help you:
- We pimp our space out for member launch parties, workshops and other brand-building events.
- We cater twice-monthly free lunches to let members chillax together
- We refer business opportunities & gigs to fellow members
- We share member accomplishments in blogs and social media
We Believe in Breathtaking Design
Beautiful ideas originate in beautiful settings. If a creative space isn’t both comfortable and inspiring, why spend your time there? If it is, and there are opportunities to socialize and learn, why leave?
We are a campus—not just a building. A work spa, if you will.
We Believe in the Experience
We live in the age of the experience. Whether it’s a product, service, app or a coworking space, the user experience has to be stellar—or it’s doomed.
So no matter how you engage with us—as a member, a visitor, or an event attendee—we want your experience to be stop-and-take-notice memorable. That’s why we:
- Constantly iterate via member feedback
- Continuously upgrade our custom-built systems
- Relentlessly produce high-production value events
We Believe in Creative Collisions
Creativity is a kinetic phenomenon. It’s about action and forward motion. Building great companies and sparking innovation is really hard. It takes nothing less than a diverse, non-like-minded group of people operating in an inspiring environment. Collaboration doesn’t just happen. It needs to be catalyzed—through a mix of well-thought-out events, structured & repeated interactions, and intelligent social analysis.
TechJobsLA is a technology job fair started in 2012. Our second event in March 2013 attracted over 300 attendees plus sponsorships from 25+ companies including Adobe, Amazon, M-Go (Technicolor and Dreamworks), DIRECTV, Docstoc, General Assembly, Aquent, and Artisan Creative. We also offered their MobleK.it mobile design and development workshops which instantly sold out at the event.