If you’re interested in coming on board as a sponsor for WordCamp Cape Town 2015, then check out our call for sponsors.
Jetpack can supercharge your self-hosted site with a suite of the most powerful WordPress.com features.
WooCommerce is the world’s most popular eCommerce platform. Powered by WordPress and built by WooThemes, the goal of WooCommerce is to allow you to sell anything online – beautifully. You can integrate with payment processors, easily manage shipping methods and inventory, set up flexible tax rules, and view detailed store reports all from your WordPress dashboard.
With a free core platform and hundreds of premium add-ons available, WooCommerce allows you to set up an online shop with functionality catered to your store’s needs.
More than 8 million people and businesses around the world use MailChimp. Our features and integrations allow you to send marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns. And our detailed reports help you keep improving over time.
MailChimp has been around since 2001. We started as a side project funded by various web-development jobs. Now we send more than 600 million emails a day. We love seeing businesses start small, fund themselves with paying projects, and build up a strong API, so that’s how we run MailChimp. We create products and features that empower our customers to grow.
FNB is the oldest bank in South Africa, and can be traced back to the Eastern Province Bank formed in Grahamstown in 1838. Today, FNB trades as a division of FirstRand Bank Limited.
Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over one million WordPress sites. Their goal is to provide outstanding hosting services and customer support for the best possible price. Bluehost is also constantly innovating and upgrading their services and infrastructure at no additional cost to their customers. Join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.
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.
PlanetHoster offers premium hosting solutions to WordPress users worldwide. Whether it’s shared hosting, managed VPS, dedicated servers and much more, PlanetHoster’s customers report that these affordable, feature-packed hosting solutions exceed their expectations. Their certified engineers are very experienced with WordPress. They work hard to assure that your WordPress site will run very fast and will be hosted in a secure, 24/7 monitored environment. If you want to offer the best latency to your visitors by being hosted whether in Europe or in North America, PlanetHoster might be right for you.
Inspired by its brand promise ‘Trusted in Hosting’, Hetzner focuses on delivering a web hosting service that is reliable and consistent, focusing on infrastructure stability, performance value and good service delivery. Services include shared web hosting, managed & self-managed dedicated servers, colocation rack hosting and custom hosting solutions.
OnTheGoSystems is the author of WPML and Toolset plugins.
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.
Toolset plugins allow you to develop WordPress sites without PHP. They work with any theme and with other plugins.
OnTheGoSystems is always looking for exceptional people to join the team. To learn more about our products and open positions, visit http://www.onthegosystems.com/
PayFast is a payments processing service for South Africans and South African websites. They enable easy, secure and instant transfer of money between online buyers and sellers and integrate with a variety of WordPress solutions.
Sola Plugins is a proudly South African WordPress plugin company that offers a range of industry leading premium WordPress plugins specifically aimed at small to medium sized businesses.
SiteGround, with over 11 years in the business, provides managed WordPress hosting that does not miss a thing! Their servers, available in 3 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 auto-installer 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 Cape Town, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.
We’re an ambitious digital studio based in Cape Town South Africa, with a small team, a big heart & clients on five continents. Every day we create engaging online human experiences.
We are also currently in the market for a new WordPress Developer……….. are you Creative? Passionate? Enthusiastic? Our fast growing digital studio is looking for a BEAST WordPress developer to join our team of hustlers, hackers, nerds and some down right unique people at The Old Castle Brewery.
If you are a.) awesome, b.) love a good waffle or two on a Wednesday, and c.) rock at this whole WordPress thing, then drop us a line at email@example.com. Obviously, simply being awesome is a great way of getting the job, but there are a few more things you’re going to need to know as you’ll be building light-weight, responsive, and enterprise-grade custom theme templates, for a diverse range of applications and clients.
Bring these with you:
- A level of comfort with Modern front end workflows using bower, grunt, gulp, composer, git and NPM
- DRY (Don’t repeat yourself) code
- Site speed, SEO & security optimisation obsessed
- Solid design sensibilities, pixel perfect consistency on every device
- Strong awareness of UX
- MySQL chops a bonus
We are also offering a 5K reward for a successful recommendation!
Layers is the definitive free site builder for WordPress.
We’ve been hosting WordPress since 2003 when the community began and have been at the forefront of helping our clients push boundaries. Who would have thought that the humble CMS would become such a powerhouse? Today we host many of the countries leading publications, newspapers, airlines and ecommerce sites on our optimised WordPress offerings.
Start out small with our shared web hosting and get your website online. If you need more control Flexcloud offers you the tools to host WordPress and control the details, Edit configs, play with load balancers all without having to have rocket science sys-admin skills. Billed per hour and autoscaling as your needs change.
Finally our managed WordPress offering for corporates gives you a direct line to our experts along with guarantees and an industry leading SLA. If you need robust hosting our Enterprise Cloud is for you.
We’ve been doing WordPress longer than most, trust us next time you want the best hosting environment for your website.
Key Connections is a tech recruitment company that specializes in placing software engineers.
We work with fast growing technology focused companies that build cool stuff, and treat their developers well. We have placed developers in local starts ups, SME’s and some of the world’s largest tech companies.
If you’re looking to recruit a team of developers we’d love to hear from you.
If you’re a developer interested in a new opportunity check out some of our recent jobs.
Klarna was founded in Stockholm in 2005 with the idea of simplifying buying. Today, we are one of Europe’s fastest growing companies. In 2014 we joined forces with SOFORT and formed Klarna Group, the leading European payment provider. With the support from investors like Sequoia Capital, Atomico and Hommels Holding, we are attracting major international clients such as Spotify and ASOS. Klarna Group has more than 1,200 employees and is active on 18 markets. We serve 35 million consumers and work with 50,000 merchants. Our goal is to become the world’s favorite way to buy. Learn more at klarna.com/us.
Code Like Clockwork (CLC) is a premier digital services agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. We help startups and established businesses plan, build, and manage high-conversion websites, custom web-based software, mobile apps, and cloud-based hosting solutions. With more than 16 years’ combined experience in the industry, we are passionate about technology and software that is simple, elegant, and frustration-free.
Leo Gopal (leogopal.com) is Head of Development and Senior Developer at a premier digital services agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. Using WordPress for a decade he truly believes in giving back to the community that got him here.
Together with his special crew; Richard Miles (Dev Wizard), Dane Perring (Worlds Best Designer), Bertus Floor (Nice Guy), Sarah Nicholson (Superstar); They believe they will change the world.
Startup Grind hosts monthly events for entrepreneurs and startups in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Our goal is to Connect, Educate and Inspire you!
Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.
Started by Derek Andersen and Spencer Nielsen in February 2010 in a small office in Mountain View California, the original goal to bring together friends who would help each other has spread across the world.
Creative Flakes Communications is an Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) services provider with presence in South Africa and India. The company specializes in content management, social media marketing, branding, IT products and services, and training and consulting.
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS
From content conceptualization through to corporate identity and media buying and planning, SEO audit to social media marketing, business communications to soft skills, we offer a wide range of services on par with best industry standards.
We strive to provide innovative products in line with global market trends. We have IT professionals who specialize in latest Web technologies, Mobility and Internet of Things (IoT).
TRAINING & CONSULTING
We offer comprehensive training and consulting services coupled with interactive workshops on essential IT-related, marketing-related and editorial-related courses. Our team is manned by real-time IT professionals, established editors and journalists. Our training consultants utilize a variety of assessment methodologies to ensure your training initiatives meet your business goals.
We appreciate a perfectly brewed cup of coffee along with stimulating conversation. If you’re in Cape Town, just schedule a coffee meetup whereby we help you promote your business by offering fool-proof strategies to engage your audiences or simply network.