Announcing WordCamp Seattle 2016

WordCamp Seattle 2016 is around the corner – actually in 10 days. It is on Oct 29th and 30th at the WSCC – Conference Center. This year it is a two day event with workshops and sessions on both Saturday and Sunday. We have the schedule up on the site –  You can purchase your tickets here –

This year we are adding a kids workshop to WordCamp –

Videos from WordCamp Seattle: Experienced Edition

The videos from the Experienced Edition camp back in March are now available on

There are a few that we weren’t able to capture due to technical difficulties, but we hope you’ll enjoy the rest of them.

Contributor Day is Today

WordCamp Seattle 2014 Contributor Day

WordCamp Seattle isn’t over yet! We’ll be back at SPU today to contribute to the WordPress project by writing documentation, subtitling videos, writing patches for the WordPress and code, answering questions on the support forums, and translating WordPress into other languages.

Everyone is welcome to come, even if you’ve never contributed before — especially if you’ve never contributed before! You don’t need any special skills, everyone has something they can do.

When: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Where: Weter Hall at SPU, where lunch was served yesterday

What to bring:

  • A laptop or tablet is the only thing you really need.
  • If you want to bring a power strip and extension cord that could come in handy, but we’ll have some already there too.
  • A pair of headphones, if you plan to subtitle videos.
  • If you plan to work on code, you can get a head start by setting up Varying Vagrant Vagrants and the WordPress Meta Environment for a local development environment.

Thank You Mt. Rainier Sponsors

Many sponsors have continuously stepped up to support the Seattle WordPress community over the years, dedicating significant resources to our events (WordCamps and Meetups). Few have supported to the level and extent of this group of sponsors – going above and beyond in showing their support.

Please take a moment to thank these organizations for their dedication to our community.


MediaTemple, WordCamp Experience Edition Sponsor

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 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 their 24/7 customer support. Their 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 or on Twitter@MediaTemple.


New Pantheon Logo Black

Pantheon is the website management platform developers, marketers, and IT use to build, launch and run all their Drupal & WordPress websites. Pantheon includes all of the tools professional developers need to build best-practice sites—like staging environments, version control, backups and workflow. Powering 80,000+ sites with hundreds of millions of pageviews, Pantheon’s container-based infrastructure allows you to launch websites fast, without worrying about traffic spikes, security or performance. It’s free in development. You can scale in software on the same infrastructure from day one, and never touch a server again. Create your free account now!



Washington State University was founded as the people’s university in 1890. WSU’s mission is to improve the lives and livelihoods of people around the world with world-class education, research, and community outreach. More than 26,000 students attend WSU at campuses in Pullman, Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver, as well as through the Global Campus, a nationally recognized online learning community serving people worldwide.

Based on its philosophy of serving the public good, WSU is committed to an active partnership with the WordPress and open-source communities to help make the web a better resource for all.

Thank you Mount St. Helens Sponsors

These sponsors have gone above and beyond to support this year’s event. Give them a shout out and thank them for being a Mount St. Helens level sponsor!


IvyCat, WordCamp Seattle Experience Edition Sponsor

IvyCat is an agile team of WordPress developers and contributors based in lovely Gig Harbor, WA. IvyCat spends their days creating custom WordPress sites designed to sell products, services and events.

IvyCat also provides on-going WordPress maintenance, support and consulting services, all focused on helping clients grow and operate successful sites without the stress and headaches of doing it alone.


From humble beginnings selling a handful of commercial WordPress themes, WooThemes now offer a huge catalog of themes, and a suite of plugins that extend the WordPress experience. Proudly bootstrapped and built around their team’s diverse lifestyles they have big ambitions to become the ultimate WordPress platform provider.


10up is a web agency with the goal of making content management simple with web design & development consulting services, by contributing to open platforms like WordPress, and by providing tools and products that make web publishing a cinch.

10up also believes the best talent isn’t found in a single zip code, and an international clientele requires a global perspective. From New York City to Salt Spring Island, 10up’s distributed model empowers them to bring in strategists, designers, and engineers, wherever they may be found. More information can be found anytime on the web at and on twitter @10up.


Odin provides the software that powers the cloud ecosystem, from small and local hosters to some of the world’s largest telecommunication companies. By partnering with Odin, service providers gain access to industry expertise, a catalog of cloud applications, and a selection of software including web server management, server virtualization, provisioning, and billing automation. With offices in 15 countries, Odin supports more than 10,000 service providers in delivering applications and cloud services to more than 10 million SMBs. For more information, visit



Crowd Favorite is a boutique professional services firm focused on enterprise-level clients such as National Geographic, Lexus, DirecTV, Motorola, and several major movie studios. Crowd Favorite has established offices throughout the world to deliver large-scale client projects. Crowd Favorite also provides consulting and web development services specializing in web applications and user experience.



Fresh Consulting is a creative digital consulting firm focusing on UX design, full stack development, and team integration for websites, web apps, mobile apps, and workplace systems.  With operations in three countries and clients around the globe, Fresh delivers solutions across multiple verticals and technology platforms.  For years, Fresh Consulting has been at the forefront of WordPress development, and enjoy sharing insights and best practices with the WordPress community on our blog. Super-star WordPress developers looking for a cutting-edge gig can drop us a line at



Thank You Mt. Baker Sponsors

WordCamps are driven by the generous support of the entire community. Thank you to these wonderful sponsors for stepping up with their monetary support of this year’s event.

WP Engine, WordCamp Experience Edition Project

WP Engine is a hosting platform for websites and applications built with WordPress. WP Engine powers tens of thousands of websites and apps built with WordPress. Their service includes technical support, one-click backup/restore, one-click deployment from staging to production, version control, optimization for speed and scalability, and security features that include automatic software upgrades. We’re excited and thankful to have WP Engine onboard as a supporter of the event!



The Lingotek solution leverages People, Process and Technology. They employ a proven translation and localization process. This, combined with their cloud-based translation management system, empowers enterprises to engage customers globally.



Alley Interactive designs and builds content sites for digital publishers, including The New Republic, Digiday, European Voice, Sportsnet, Fortune, TIME and nonprofits such as The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Center for Investigative Reporting. We’re looking for smart and talented people to help create some of the most complex WordPress sites around. We’re a WordPress Featured Partner agency and we’re passionate about what we do. Join us. More information is available at or at

Thank you to our WordCamp Multi-Event Sponsors

Great sponsors make WordCamps possible around the world, and we feel lucky to be sponsored by these great sponsors who take part in the multi-event sponsorship program, helping WordCamps events around the world. Give them a shout out for supporting us here in Seattle, and others around the world!

WordCamp Pillar



WiredTree provides Managed VPS and Managed Dedicated Servers to WordPress users worldwide from their Chicago-based data center and offices. They also support all WordCamps in North America as a Pillar sponsor. Thanks so much, WiredTree, for helping us plan a great event for our local WordPress community.

Did you know that Bluehost powers over one million WordPress sites? And did you know they sponsor every WordCamp in the whole entire world? Bluehost was the first company to sign on as multi-event sponsor when we debuted the program in March of 2013, and we’re so very grateful for their continuing support of this and every other WordCamp.

WordCamp Champion



Jetpack can add functionality to your self-hosted site with a suite of features.

DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services provider with over 350,000 customers and 1.2 million blogs, websites, and apps hosted. They sponsor all WordCamps in the US and Canada, including (and most importantly?) this one.


WordCamp Accomplice



Disqus is a free service that makes it easy for anyone to create or participate in an online community, and we want to thank them for supporting this WordCamp, which celebrates our local WordPress community.


WPML turns WordPress websites multilingual. It works with caching, SEO and E-Commerce plugins, and allows the building of complete multilingual sites. Thank you to everyone who makes WPML for helping us make our WordCamp excellent.


Make sure to give these great sponsors a big shout out and thank you!

Contributor Day will be March 29th

WordCamp Seattle 2014 Contributor Day

WordCamp Seattle 2015 is only 2 weeks away! In addition to the great sessions and workshops on Saturday, we’re also having a Contributor Day on Sunday the 29th at 9:30am. It’ll be held at SPU, just like the main conference.

Contributor Days are casual events where people of all skills and experience levels can give back to the WordPress community. For more information, check out the Contributor Day page.