Still more sponsor welcome message to post, day of the event.
Jake Goldman from 10up sent this in today:
Is it already WordCamp Boston 2011? I feel like just yesterday I was walking in the frigid cold between my hotel and the NERD center. Last year I had the honor of helping to organize WordCamp, and had an amazing time introducing WordPress theming to an huge and enthusiastic crowd, and exploring WordPress business models with a small and scrappy panel. I met a client from the UK I’d never seen in person before, would go onto hire one of my co-organizers, and even founded the WordPress Providence Meetup with two fellow RI attendees.
Over a year later, I’m excited to be introducing WordPress as a CMS on Sunday – something that has really blossomed over the last year. Now the owner of a web agency called 10up that specializes in awesome WordPress implementations from WordPress.com VIP clients like TechCrunch to small New England business owners, I’m even more proud to reach into our pocket and support WordCamp as a silver sponsor. From our over a dozen free plug-ins and the other WordPress give aways on our site, to our sponsorships and core contributions, giving back to the community is part of our open source DNA.
For me, WordPress is about connections – and I’m not just talking about web links or XML-RPC APIs (geek cred to those of you who get that). It’s about the amazing people I’ve met and keep meeting at WordCamps around the country, and the vibrant community I interact with every day.
So please stop and make a connection with me this weekend. 10up is hiring WordPress engineers around the country – could you be next? I’ll be speaking in the how to track on Sunday, in the expert zone later in the afternoon that day, and generally walking the halls Saturday afternoon and Sunday. And of course, you can catch me on Twitter – @jakemgold.
President, 10up LLC
Thanks Jake – we’re lucky to have you as a speaker and a sponsor!