Thank you to our WordCamp Superb sponsors

A huge thanks to GoDaddy and DreamHost for all of their support in making our event the fantastic WordCamp that it is! We are counting down the days, and looking forward to seeing you all there.

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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.

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DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services provider with over 350,000 customers and 1.2 million blogs, websites and apps hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of Web hosting and cloud services including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the cloud computing service DreamCompute.

Thank you to our WordCamp Splendid sponsor!

Great sponsors make great WordCamps possible, and we feel lucky to be sponsored by WPML as part of the Community Sponsorship program.

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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.

Thank you to our WordCamp Outstanding sponsors!

WordCamps wouldn’t be possible without the sponsorship of companies who care about WordPress, and WordCamp Maine is lucky to be supported by some great firms.

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Jetpack is a single plugin that gives you the most powerful WordPress.com features, hooking your self-hosted WordPress site to WordPress.com’s infrastructure to take advantage of robust stats, easy social sharing, and a whole lot more.

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From its inception in 1998, (mt) Media Temple has been on a mission to help people and businesses succeed online, and they certainly helped out our WordCamp by supporting us as a WordCamp Outstanding Sponsor. Huge props to Media Temple for their commitment to WordCamps all over the US, including this one!

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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 an Outstanding Sponsor. Thanks so much, WiredTree, for helping us plan a great event for our local WordPress community.

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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 a Community Sponsor when the program debuted in 2013, and we’re so very grateful for their continuing support of this and every other WordCamp.

Introducing WordCamp Maine’s wapuu!

wapuujack?  lumberpuu?  We’re not quite sure what to call it, but we’d like to introduce you to our wapuu!

wapuu-maine-transIt all started when Matt Mullenweg (the co-founder of WordPress) went to Japan in 2009. While there the Japanese WordPress community asked him if they could create a mascot. Matt said yes as long as it was GPL licensed and designed by an illustrator who understands the open source community. The community asked Kazuko Kaneuchi, who had experience in creating the Japanese NetBeans mascot, Neko-bean.

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Since then, wapuu has spread outside of Japan – London, PhiladelphiaBelgrade, and more have all released versions of the character.

Automattician and WordCamp Maine organizer Stephen Quirk made the lumberjack-inspired version for this year’s event using the community-sourced files.

You can catch this wapuu in sticker form at WordCamp Maine 2015!