WordCamp Buffalo 2016 would not be possible without the support of great sponsors like these:



Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites by connecting to WordPress.com. This connection enables Photon (global CDN for images), uptime monitoring, brute force protection, traffic-boosting tools, single sign on, multiple site management, and automatic or bulk plugin updates. Additionally Jetpack includes several features that help you customize the look-and-feel of your site without needing extra plugins. More information can be found at jetpack.me


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. You can join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.


WooCommerce is the fastest growing eCommerce software/platform, powering over 30% of all eCommerce stores with over 1 million active installations. It is is built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, making it the obvious eCommerce choice for existing WordPress users and connects you to the fast-growing WordPress ecosystem which now powers over 25% of all websites on the internet.

With WooCommerce you can start with all the basic tools that any small business would need to start selling online, including product setup, payments, shipping options, and sales reports and as your business grows choose from over 300 premium add-ons available including additional payment processors, shipping methods, inventory systems and marketing tools anyone to sell anything, anywhere from real products and digital downloads to subscriptions, content and even your time.

In July 2015, WooCommerce was acquired by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month and also the creators of other popular WordPress services including Akismet, Jetpack, and VaultPress. We look forward to growing WooCommerce to achieve even greater things together with Automattic.



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.



The website management platform for Drupal & WordPress, Pantheon provides web teams with the hosting, cloud-based developer tools, and scalable infrastructure needed to run awesome websites. Serving billions of pageviews a month for over 100,000 websites, Pantheon’s container-based infrastructure allows you to launch websites faster, without worrying about traffic spikes, security or performance. It’s free in development. Create your free account now!

Luminus Media

Being LUMINUS is to be creative, talented, fresh, knowledgeable, energetic, and driven. It is a way of life and something that we look for in each individual that becomes a part of our team. As we grow, It is important that each of us continue to embody this essence that fuels our team and culture as a whole. Together, we have developed a set of four core principles that will guide us to do so. If we strive to follow these principles, we will enrich ourselves, strengthen our team, and prepare us to lead our clients through any challenge.

Fresh Press Media

Fresh Press Media is an influencer marketplace designed to help bloggers and social media influencers turn influential content into a source of income, without compromising your style, voice, or integrity. Fresh Press Media, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of FMTC, LLC who has been providing enterprise-level solutions to publishers since 2007.



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:



Since 1997 DreamHost has helped entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to web hosting and even powerful cloud storage and computing services, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. Packed with unbelievable value, DreamHost is the best place to launch a blog, website, or web application into the stratosphere. Learn more at www.DreamHost.com





Plesk simplifies web management activities to align with the way infrastructure is used today for hosting websites and web applications. A widely used web management solution, Plesk provides everything a web professional needs to set up a website quickly and securely – including a WordPress Toolkit, an easy-to-navigate control panel, server level automation, supportability tools, and complete protection with our server-to-site security core.


UB Art Department

“Different people see things differently.” The Department of Art at the University at Buffalo is dedicated to developing the creative skills of students in studio and post-studio art and graphic design, as well as their academic skills in aesthetics, critical theory, and art history in order to enable students to represent their unique visions within the contemporary cultural environment.

Some of us engage painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance and a host of new digital technologies to explore the richness of the imagination and the diverse possibilities of experience. Others of us pursue the same investigation in academic prose. But what unites us all is a belief that the pursuit of knowledge and the power of creative acts contributes to the development of our consciousness and aids us in optimally engaging the cultural, social, and political questions and conversations of our times.

Students in Art at UB benefit from the combination of a rigorous studio curriculum and the study of contemporary critical art theory within the context of a wide ranging university education. These skills can be transferred to a wide range of applications and career paths.

Sticker Giant

StickerGiant prints high-quality stickers and labels. They have the best customer service, quick turnaround times and free custom shapes using state of the art laser cutting. Every sticker has a story. Want to share your story today? They’re waiting to hear from you.

Email: marketing@stickergiant.com

Every sticker has a story.

A Book Apart

Web design is about multi-disciplinary mastery and laser focus, and that’s the thinking behind our brief books for people who make websites. We cover the emerging and essential topics in web design and development with style, clarity, and, above all, brevity — because working designer-developers can’t afford to waste time.

A Book Apart publishes highly detailed and meticulously edited examinations of single topics. We produce brief books of about 100 pages — the perfect size in terms of subject depth and coverage for topics like HTML5, CSS3, content strategy, responsive web design, and more.

The goal of every title in our catalog is to shed clear light on a tricky subject, and do it fast, so you can get back to work. Thank you for supporting our mission to provide professionals with the tools they need to move the web forward.

WordCamp Buffalo attendees please use coupon code: ABAWCBUFF16. It’s good for 10% off all orders, valid through May 31.

McCullagh Coffee Roasters

McCullagh’s doors opened in 1867 when Samuel J. McCullagh first brought his love for high quality coffees and teas to the American marketplace.

Samuel’s dedication to roasting a consistently great cup of coffee quickly earned the McCullagh name accolades for its rich flavor and clean, smooth finish.

More than 145 years later, family owned McCullagh Coffee remains true to Samuels’ vision. Our passion for great coffees ensures you’ll get an exceptional cup of coffee each and every time.

That’s our promise to you.


Bada Bing Bar & Grill

Most people know it’s Italian slang, but ‘Bada Bing’ is just used to explain or describe the unexplainable. It would be like saying “yada yada yada blah blah blah” or “whatchamacallit.”

Over the years, we’ve grown, matured, and evolved from a college bar in the college district to a friendly, comfortable, and relaxing restaurant in the entertainment district, serving up drinks and delicious food for lunch, dinner, and late night. You won’t walk in and see sports memorabilia or photos of Italian gangsters, but you will see every sporting event (even pay per view) playing live on our 18+ HDTVs throughout the restaurant, bar and banquet room. Come and join us, and take a look for yourself.

Bada Bing has graciously provided us with the use of their banquet room for our Speaker’s Dinner, making them the official Restaurant of WordCamp Buffalo 2016.