Sponsors

A Big Thank You from all of the attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers –  to our generous Sponsors – for helping to put WordCamp Manchester 2014 together.

Platinum Sponsor

Human Made

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Human Made is a global WordPress agency providing development and consultancy services . We help some of the world’s largest companies with their complex or high traffic sites. Our services and areas of special expertise include bespoke WordPress development, strategy and consulting, full code and hosting management, code review, content migration. We have a distributed team covering many corners of the globe and a wide variety of accents. A WordPress.com VIP partner since 2012, we’ve a proven track record in dealing with big clients such as NewsCorp and Sony and challenging sites such as Vocativ, CFO, Indian Express and FusionSoccer.

Gold Sponsor

34SP

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34SP.com is a professional website hosting and domain name registration company offering services for web developers, bloggers, designers and small businesses throughout the world. The 34SP.com team of technical experts offers support and service coupled with a money-back guarantee to ensure client satisfaction.

34SP.com has particular focus in WordPress hosting, having supported the WordPress community since WordPress was originally developed and launched in 2003. The company currently hosts thousands of WordPress websites and is headquartered in central Manchester, England.

Code For The People

Code For The People are proud to be gold sponsors of WordCamp Manchester. We build WordPress-based websites and applications for magazine publishers, TV networks, newspapers, government departments and the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. We’re here because we really care about this stuff.

They even wrote a guest blog post about their take on WordCamp’s return to Manchester.

Make Do

Make Do believe in simple, pragmatic and honest solutions and provide our clients and partners with the tools that they need to succeed. We’ve been using WordPress since 2005 on small, medium and large websites. We don’t like to think that we chose WordPress, but that WordPress chose us.

Silver Sponsor

Yoast

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At Yoast, we optimize websites. Not just one aspect of websites, but every aspect. We make websites more usable, easier to navigate, faster and more reliable. In other words: we make websites work. Not just for the owner, but for the visitor. The added bonus is that if you do all that right, a website becomes easier to find too.

Total People

Total People is one of the largest suppliers of work-based learning in the North West of England.

In the next 5 years 745,000 Digitally Skilled workers will be required and 1/5 (182,000) of these jobs will be suited to digitally savvy 16-25 year olds.

A Digital or ICT Apprentice with Total People will give your business the skills and experience it needs to support development and growth in roles associated with computer programming; technical support; web design and social media. We can develop your apprentices right up to Level 4 (Foundation Degree Equivalent)

Total People have worked closely with employers and Manchester Digital, to develop a range of innovative apprenticeship programmes to meet the current shortage of digital skills within this growing sector.

Total People is proud to sponsor WordCamp; Manchester which aims to celebrate all things WordPress from bloggers to professional developers

For more information about Creative; Digital and IT Apprenticeships, visit www.totalpeople.co.uk

zed1.com

Zed1.com is a web development company specialising in WordPress-based web site solutions. Services offered include site development, site setup, WordPress training, custom themes, custom plugins, support, and consultancy.

Zed1.com is run by Mike Little, the co-founding developer of the WordPress project.

We developed and continue to enhance the award-winning “I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here” site for our client Gallomanor. We have worked on a number of UK government WordPress sites, most notably we enhanced and supported the No10 Downing Street site for the Cabinet Office from 2008-2010.

Magma Digital

Magma Digital Ltd are PHP experts who not only initiate and complete new projects but also relish the challenge of adopting existing or failing projects. We apply our skills, abilities and confidence into all our projects to create world-class web applications that will meet the needs of SME and Enterprise organisations alike. No matter what troubles clients have, we can help you solve them!If you think you can handle it – come and join our team!

Magma Digital have been instrumental in organising PHPNW events and conferences since their inception in 2008. Our motivation for getting involved in PHPNW is that we strongly believe in supporting the local web community and promoting best practice within our wider industry. We hope you have a great time at Word Camp Manchester!

Bronze Sponsor

Morgan Feeney

Morgan Feeney offers tailored design and development services to businesses that want to grow on the internet. Morgan’s web design services include: corporate identity, responsive web design, design for mobile, bespoke WordPress development, eCommerce solutions, hosting, SEO strategy, WordPress training, marketing consultation & more. In Morgan’s own words: “My approach to working with businesses is quite simple: I’m down to earth. I have no airs and graces and just want to get to the heart of my clients business aspirations in order to deliver their goals. Listening is a key part of what I do!”

Morgan’s passion for WordPress is a driving force in what he does, believing that the sheer volume of support the community provides; offers strength and solidarity for not only his goals, but the long term goals of his customers.

Connected

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Based in London & Yorkshire, Connected are a world-class WordPress Agency providing innovative & powerful digital services faster and at a lower cost than a traditional web development agency. Founded in 1996.

Pragmatic

Pragmatic Web is a Brighton based WordPress agency designing, building and optimising a wide range of websites for clients all over the world. Pragmatic offer the full website service from content, design through to bespoke development and optimisation. Recent exciting projects include the custom Buddy Press build Join In, and the BlinkBox Blog. It’s an exciting time for Pragmatic and we’re looking for developers to join the team. Check out the positions available here.

mediaburst

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Mediaburst help UK Corporate businesses on the road to better communication. We use the most simple of electronic means, the humble SMS text message.

WooThemes

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.

Venue Sponsor

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University was awarded university status in 1992 and is part of the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe.

With a history dating back 150 years, they have a combination of the traditional and the contemporary that sets MMU apart and gives us our distinct character.

TechHub Manchester

TechHub creates spaces around the world for tech entrepreneurs to meet, work, learn and collaborate, and runs a load of great events, advice sessions and more. We provide physical and virtual spaces that enable technology startups to work smarter, develop faster and increase their chance of success. How? Through our one-vision global community. Every TechHub Member is working on a tech product.

WordCamp Champion

Code Poet

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If 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.