Please welcome NorthPoint Digital as Gold sponsor

NorthPoint
Strategy, Experience, and Technology all come together on WordPress

NorthPoint Digital is thrilled to sponsor WordCamp Boston!

We are a leading Digital Agency helping organizations build enterprise digital platforms to support and transform user experiences and interactions across the web, mobile, and social touchpoints. We have over 140 employees and are headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston and Philadelphia. We work hard to make WordPress work smarter for organizations – helping them increase revenue through their online channels.

By plan or by luck, WordPress was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of people who have stories to share allowing them to easily communicate digitally. WordPress has been on the market since 2003 and has garnered the lion’s share of the blogging market. WordPress’ capabilities have since extended far beyond blogs. The platform now offers better support for all types of content, and there are thousands of people who use the software to create full-featured and robust websites. According to Wikipedia, it is used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. This is truly an exciting time for this CMS and the larger community of those who build the web.

We have been fans of WordPress since the get-go – and have used, recommended, and delivered blogs, mobile apps, and full-fledged enterprise websites for global brands likeShaw Media (6 sub-channel blog sites for shawmedia.ca [travel, breaktime, music, etc], ET Canada, Slice.ca), Hearst Magazines (Elle Décor,Car and Driver,Woman’s Day),Siegel + Gale, rGenerator Sony Music Platform, and Christie’s (Andy Warhol Blog). Our expertise stretches across Content Strategy and Information Architecture to Blogs and Mobile. And it is this breadth of strategy, experience, and our deep WordPress relationships and technology acumen that have contributed to our inclusion in the exclusiveWordPress VIP Partners club.

We are working on some of the most exciting WordPress and WordPress.com VIP projects, and we can’t wait to tell you more in person!

Giving back to the WordPress Community is an important part of our organization. We have sponsored, attended, and presented at numerous Meetups and Camps; check out our session onEnterprise Do’s and Don’ts at a previous WordCamp. In addition, we feel that the multi-site capabilities of WordPress are a tremendous feature that lends itself to the Enterprise (check out the video here). Project managers will appreciate our session on discovering strategies for ensuring successful outcomes of WordPress projects of any size (view video here). And we have more! Our most recent WordCamp Providence session provides real-world tips and tools on how to leverage the JSON API Plugin for WordPress Maintenance.

Stop by our booth and say hello at this year’s Camp. We’d be happy to share a story or two on the success we’ve had with this versatile CMS. We’ll tell you how we have been optimizing organizations’ digital presence through a perfect blend of: strategy, experience and technology.

By the way, we’ll be looking for you too, because we’re hiring fellow WordPress stars. We can’t wait to see old friends and meet new ones at this year’s WordCamp! And hope to contribute to your great Camp experience.

See you soon!

Speakers now live!

As some of you may have already noticed, our list of speakers is now live! We’re bringing you some great Boston talent this year, alongside some talented community folks from near and far. Be on lookout for some additional speakers being posted in the next couple of days!

Our fabulous line-up of speakers this year will be talking about everything from designing for WordPress, to security, to beginner and advanced development techniques, to project management and business tips. Here’s a sneak peak at what they’ll be talking about:

  • A beginner WordPress workshop run by Al Davis from wpteach.com
  • A workshop on designing for WordPress by Suzette Franck of Media Temple
  • 320, 480, 640, 720, 768, 960, 1024… NO, a session about responsive design brought to you by Chris Cochran
  • Do I need managed hosting? A tale of two servers by Mika Epstein, aka ipstenu of Dreamhost
  • Breaking Away from the Blog: Unconventional WordPress by Boston local Steven Word of Oomph
  • PHP Unit Testing by 10up senior web engineer Eric Mann
  • Git for 5 Year Olds, an introduction to Git by Jon Heller

And finally: we’re very happy to announce this year’s keynote brought to you by Ethan Marcotte, author of Responsive Web Design and a Boston native.

Sessions will be posted within the next week. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to get yours soon. We’re excited to see you all in a couple weeks!

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 https://2013.boston.wordcamp.org/tickets/ 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 https://2013.boston.wordcamp.org/tickets/.

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.

Speaker applications are now closed

Thank you to everybody who proposed a talk! We are working through your submissions, and will be posting more information on our final lineup in the coming weeks.

If you missed the deadline but still want to be a part of making WordCamp Boston 2013 a reality, we are still looking for volunteers and for sponsors!

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 https://2013.boston.wordcamp.org/apply-to-speak/.

Let us know you’d like to sponsor WordCamp Boston 2013 by visiting https://2013.boston.wordcamp.org/sponsorship/.

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!