Thank You Sponsors: You Make WordCamp Possible

WOW! What am amazing positive response that Alison, Richard and I received from so many people yesterday. As our first WordCamp Halifax, we are so happy that so many amazing people attended the event yesterday. We’ll all be buzzing from the positive energy and new knowledge for days!

I’d like to send out another HUGE thanks to all the sponsors that helped make this event possible. Without your generous sponsorship, this event could not have been as amazing as it was.

Thank you sponsors!



BoldGrid is a website builder powered by WordPress. It is a free set of WordPress plugins, themes, and other content that allows site creation and management similar to non-WordPress website builders. By placing WordPress more in line with DIY site builder solutions on the market, our mission is not only to make WordPress more accessible and easy for beginners to utilize, but also automate and streamline typical WordPress tasks to provide a fast, creator-friendly platform that even web professionals will appreciate.

Experience WordPress as a website builder, including: free pre-built themes, drag and drop editing, integrated image banks, simplified photo editing, built-in staging, automated backups, and so much more.

BoldGrid will have you creating professional looking WordPress sites in minutes!


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 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


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.


With hundreds of domain extensions, no heavy-handed upselling and best-in-class support, Hover makes it easy to spend less time on your domains and more time on your big idea.

Afterparty Sponsor

Cloudaccess sponsor logo offers a complete web hosting and support platform for WordPress.

You can launch a WordPress site and build as long as you’d like for FREE. Unlike other free WordPress hosting options, we give you a version of WordPress that is completely functional – we haven’t locked any features.

Paid hosting and support plans offer support from our industry-leading support team, more resources and access to the Cloud Control Panel’s built in features to help you manage your site.



Pantheon puts the power of the Internet in the hands of developers and DevOps teams, delivering rock solid hosting along with the most complete platform for professional website creation. We’ve built the world’s best website management platform—one that gives web teams all of the developer tools, hosting, scaling, performance, workflow, and automation they need to build the best websites in the world. Pantheon powers 150,000 websites, serving billions of page views per month.
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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.

Delicious Brains Inc

Delicious Brains Inc develops WordPress plugins for WordPress developers. They are the creators of the popular WP Migrate DB Pro and WP Offload S3 plugins. Their latest product, Mergebot is currently in beta. Be sure to check out the weekly WordPress tutorials and follow them on Twitter or Facebook.


Pepper It Marketing

Pepper It Marketing, an Online Marketing Consulting firm, was founded by Kathy Colaiacovo, an Online Marketing and Social Media Strategist located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The Pepper It Marketing team works with clients all over the world; including coaches, authors, speakers and wellness professionals, helping them market smarter by connecting the dots between their business in the real world and their business online.

Kathy and her team help clients decipher the world of websites, blogging, email marketing, lead generation and social media to increase leads, prospects, and sales by implementing the Online Marketing Strategy and Action Plans they create.

Knowing that not everyone will use their “Done for You” services, Pepper It Marketing also offers many online training programs to help the small business owner learn the knowledge and skills needed to understand how to market their own business online.

You can connect with Kathy online on Twitter @PepperIt_Mktg and Download her Free Ultimate Marketing Planner on her website because as she is fond of saying … “Social Media Marketing is just a Word, without a Plan.”



Websavers Sponsor Logo

We’re a Halifax-based website and virtual server hosting company. We get WordPress. With all our own websites being WordPress based, and it being the platform we use for our development clients, we’ve got a lot of hands-on experience. We offer things like ongoing application management and serious performance optimization to our customers, helping to demystify and dramatically improve the performance of their WordPress sites.

In addition to working with end users directly, we also partner with design agencies to create high-performance websites that have extremely customizable page layouts and simple usability/editability for the end users.

On top of having rock-solid and blazing fast servers, a wealth of WordPress and general web knowledge, and great products and services for consumers and businesses of all types,  we also provide fantastic and friendly support. Come to today and say hi!


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.


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

We are looking for talent. If you are a smart programmer you are welcome to contact us here:


Since 1997 DreamHost has helped individuals, small businesses, entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to traditional web hosting and highly-optimized managed WordPress hosting, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. DreamHost supports the WordPress project and community with dedicated resources and a passionate team. Packed with excellent value, DreamHost is a great place to launch a blog, website, or online application into the stratosphere! Learn more at


SiteGround sponsor logo

With over 12 years in the business, SiteGround provides managed WordPress hosting that does not miss a thing! Their servers, available in 4 different data centers across the world, are optimized for ultimate WordPress speed and security and they provide many goodies for the WordPress fans – automatic updates for the core WordPress and its plugins, WordPress SuperCacher for ultimate speed acceleration, staging tool for the coders and unique WordPress autoinstaller for the starting users – all crafted in-house by the SiteGround team. And still they do not forget the importance of the good old standard hosting features like the domain name registration, the email service, control panel and the reasonable pricing. They also have a support team that is not only available 24/7 by phone, chat and ticketing, but consists of WordPress enthusiasts who will help you with specific WordPress issues. SiteGround has been actively involved with the community speaking, supporting and attending various WordCamps around the world and by sponsoring WordCamp Halifax, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.


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 automatic malware scanning and removal, an advanced web application firewall, static application security testing, PCI compliance and website acceleration powered by a global CDN. SiteLock offers phone, email and chat support, 24/7/365. With SiteLock, you can focus on what’s most important—your business, your passion, your word.

Sticker Giant

StickerGiant sponsor

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. Want to share your story today? They’re waiting to hear from you at

Did you know that StickerGiant supplies stickers to every WordCamp around the world? It’s true!

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Pepper It Marketing

Kathy Colaiacovo is an Online Marketing and Social Media Strategist and the founder of Pepper It Marketing.

She began her career as a Virtual Assistant in 2008 and after growing that business to incorporate 14 Virtual Associates, she founded Pepper It Marketing to work with clients on a more strategic level for their marketing. This is where her passion lies: Empowering Business Owners to Feel Successful and Achieve Results with their Online Marketing.

Kathy built her businesses by networking and marketing online and is truly virtual, having only met, in person, a handful of the hundreds of clients she has worked with over the years.

A Speaker herself, Kathy overcame social anxiety that held her back for years and now speaks to groups all over Canada and the US, presenting to audiences on ways to Grow a Business using Social Media and Online Marketing Tactics.

You can learn more about Kathy on her website


Minuteman Press

We’re a family-owned and operated business that has an exceptional team of 25 people to help serve you. We are a full-service print, sign, and promotional shop located in Dartmouth and Halifax. Our products include but are not limited to: brochures, business cards, envelopes, business forms, flyers, invitations, labels, letterheads and newsletters. We also offer posters, banners, indoor/outdoor signage (with our sign division, Pulse Signs & Design). Custom license plates, vehicle graphics- adhesive and magnetic, custom made to fit our clients’ needs and promotional products – anything you can put a name, image or logo on Minuteman Press can produce!

Both our printing and sign companies have been published as the “Best of the Best” in Fine Lifestyles and Refined magazine and Minuteman Press is proud to be a 7 year consecutive winner of the Consumer Choice Award for Business Excellence in Photocopy, Printing and Digital Services.


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