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Welcome 10up as a Platinum Sponsor

Please join me in thanking 10up for their Platinum sponsorship of WordCamp Boston 2013. Without their support, our event wouldn’t be possible.

From Jake Goldman, president of 10up:

Here at 10up, WordCamp Boston holds a special place in our heart.

I helped organize Boston’s very first WordCamp in early 2010. Although I’d touched on WordPress as far back as 2006, Boston was my second WordCamp and one of a series of community engagements that led to me to focus on WordPress. One year after that conference, I founded 10up with a vision of an elite agency that would leverage open source in pursuit of a simple mission: make online publishing simple and fun.

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Welcome Jossey-Bass as a Silver Sponsor

Jossey-Bass, publishers of Scott Berkun’s The Year Without Pants: and the Future of Work, is a proud sponsor of WordCamp Boston.

The Year Without Pants: and the Future of Work is a behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind and the unique work culture that contributes to its phenomenal success.

“The underlying concept—an ‘expert’ putting himself on the line as an employee—is just fantastic. And then the book gets better from there! I wish I had the balls to do this.” – Guy Kawasaki, author, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, and former chief evangelist, Apple.

Read a sample chapter of The Year Without Pants: and the Future of Work.

Welcome SendPress as a Silver Sponsor

Hello WordCamp Boston 2013, and thanks for letting our SendPress team invade your city over the next few days. As fellow New Englanders (New Hampshire to be exact), we are excited to share our “wicked” easy WordPress newsletter plugin with you as sponsors at this years event.

SendPress is a powerful, professional and of course easy-to-use, WordPress email newsletter solution with all the functionality you’d expect from a third party provider, without ever having to leave your WordPress site or recreate content. SendPress Pro has some exciting features to share, including:

  • Advanced reports
  • Custom SMTP – Including SendGrid, Mandrill, Amazon SES, MailJet, & many more.
  • Spam Score Checking
  • Post notifications (Fall 2013)
  • Bounce handling (Fall 2013)
  • AutoResponders (Fall 2013)
  • Superb support (if we do say so ourselves)

Best of all, we always give you unlimited subscribers, even if you decide you are only ready to dip a toe into this awesomeness with our Free Version available from

Welcome WP Engine as a Gold Sponsor

Hey Boston!

WP Engine is rolling into town this October, and we’re pumped about getting to hang out with you all. We’re sending a crew of amazing folks, all of whom have years of WordPress experience, to the WordCamp. We can’t wait to meet you all and hear about the amazing things you and your companies are building with WordPress.

WP Engine believes in supporting the local WordPress Community, and this marks the second year we’ve come out to WordCamp Boston. We’re bringing and all-new batch of amazingly soft t-shirts and WP Engine stickers to hand out.

What is WP Engine?
WP Engine is the one of the most mature premium managed hosting platforms for websites and apps built with WordPress, powering tens of thousands of websites, delivering the fastest, most reliable, and most secure web experience. Businesses large and small like Bonarroo, Soundcloud, HTC, VM Ware, and Atlassian rely on WP Engine’s exceptional customer service team of WordPress Experts.

Developers love WP Engine because they know that the ‘WP Engineers’ understand the challenges of developing WordPress sites, and have built an entire development toolkit with features like the one-click staging area, push from staging to production with a click, and .git for version control and deployment.

See you all this weekend!

PS: We want so say a quick thank you to the WordCamp Boston Organizers for all their hard work putting the event together.

Tickets now available!

We’re still finalizing the speaker lineup and presenters for Friday’s workshops, but with just about a month to WordCamp Boston 2013, we’re happy to make tickets available to the public.

Head to to register today.

A full-weekend ticket (Friday workshops, Saturday and Sunday sessions) is $60 and includes the Saturday afterparty. Tickets can also be purchased just for the sessions (Saturday & Sunday) or workshop (Friday), for $40 and $20, respectively. Full details are at

If you’re from one of our generous sponsors, please hold off on registering until you receive your coupon code(s). If you applied to speak, please refrain from registering until we let you know about your session.

We’re looking for speakers and sponsors

Since announcing the dates for WordCamp Boston back in April, the popular questions have been, “When can I apply to speak?” and “Can we sponsor?”

The answer to both questions is a resounding yes. We’ve recently published information for both speaker applications and sponsorship inquries, so what are you waiting for?

Apply to speak at

Let us know you’d like to sponsor WordCamp Boston 2013 by visiting

Save the Date: October 25-27, 2013

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp will return to Boston the weekend of October 25-27, 2013. We’re happy to be revisiting our roots by moving back to the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge after a few successful years on the other side of the Charles.

Be sure to check back here for updates in the coming months. Better yet, sign up to receive email updates using the form to the right!