Closing Remarks

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At 1:50pm on 4/29/2018, I attended the Closing Remarks, Presented by Steve Mortiboy and the leadership team of WordCamp, at the 2018 Raleigh Wordcamp Convention in the Engineering Building II of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Closing Remarks

WordPress team members have come a long way, California, New York, etc. This year is bigger than every other year, and its constantly on the grow. This whole event works only because of our sponsors.

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our sponsors below ,without who, WordCamp Raleigh would not be possible.



BoldGridBoldGrid is a website builder powered by WordPress. It is a free set of WordPress plugins, themes, and other content that allows site creation and management similar to non-WordPress website builders. By placing WordPress more in line with DIY site builder solutions on the market, our mission is not only to make WordPress more accessible and easy for beginners to utilize, but also automate and streamline typical WordPress tasks to provide a fast, creator-friendly platform that even web professionals will appreciate.

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WooCommerce28% of all online stores are powered by WooCommerce. Built on WordPress, WooCommerce is a fully customizable, open source eCommerce solution.

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BluehostBluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide. Their objective is to help customers, whether novice or pro, create a thriving online presence at an affordable price. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.



GoDaddyGoDaddy Pro offers a robust suite of free tools to web developers & designers to help them save time managing all their clients and sites. With GoDaddy Pro, you can easily shop for your client, monitor their sites, and manage all their WordPress websites from one place. Exclusive time-saving tools let you update WordPress core, plugins and themes with one click, as well as automate WordPress backups, cloning and migrations. Get real-time performance, security and uptime monitoring across all your websites. Additionally, your free membership includes advanced 24/7 technical support.

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DreamHostSince 1997 DreamHost has helped individuals, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers worldwide bring their dreams to life on the Internet. A leader in Managed WordPress hosting, over 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. Supporting the open source community with dedicated resources and a passionate team, DreamHost believes in the power of the Open Web and the people that make it happen. Learn more at



AndiSitesAndiSites is an award-winning, down-to-earth digital agency based in Chapel Hill, NC. We make user-friendly, mobile-friendly WordPress websites for businesses, higher education, and government organizations. AndiSites’ goals are to demystify technology and make the web a friendlier place. We listen. We’re different. You’ll see.

A2 Hosting

A2 HostingSince 2003, A2 Hosting has specialized in linux-based, developer-friendly hosting. We cater to the WordPress community by offering robust servers and hosting accounts at an affordable cost. Whether you have never run a website before or a professional developer, rest assured we have a web hosting solution to meet your unique needs. Best of all, we back up our hosting with 24/7 US-based support available by phone, ticket, or live chat.

At A2, we dedicate a percentage of our development time to WordPress as part of the Five for the Future initiative, and we are active in the WordPress community. We support many WordCamps and WordPress meetups around the country and several members of our team help organize their local WordCamps, including WordCamp Ann Arbor and WordCamp Jackson.


HomeAdvisorHomeAdvisor is an easy way for homeowners to find and connect with trusted home improvement, maintenance and repair professionals.

A leading online home improvement marketplace, we’ve connected more millions homeowners to our network to hundreds of thousands of prescreened home service professionals covering over 500 different types of projects.

We offer our homeowners a comprehensive suite of tools, products and services such as our patented Profinder, True Cost Guide, Instant Connect and Instant Booking. Access to all of the site’s features is free to homeowners, with no membership fees.

In Kind


StickerGiantStickerGiant is an e-commerce company that prints custom stickers and product labels. They make it fast, fun and easy to order with quality guaranteed. Every sticker has a story. What’s yours?

Farside Films

Farside FilmsFarside Films is a production company with roots through out the southeast and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. They specialize in videography and photography for live music events, independent shorts, local and regional commercials, website marketing videos, music videos and other media. They have a passion for creativity in every aspect of production which can be seen the work from script to screen.

Farside Films is proud to be a sponsor for the 2018 WordCamp Raleigh conference.


Hosting Decisions


Pixel Propeller

Shepherds Loft


Penner Web Design

Hope Schaefer


Bluehost goes the extra mile

Bluehost gave away a 55″ HD television to a lucky participant.


The video from this content will be made available via WordPressTV at some point in the future.


Come and please take part in the WP Meetups. What do you want to learn? is it a subject, a speaker, something else? Do you want to organize, speak, take part?


Next year will be our 10-yr anniversary. if you want to help plan, assist, host, etc. please let us know. Find us on the internet, email us or call.

Post-conference feedback would be helpful and should be given. Please help us improve! Take time to fill those out and we really value the feedback. Every year we strive to improve. Help us.


Please give us your lanyards so that we can recycle and improve the process, and costs. Last thought was of course to travel carefully one and all. They’ll hope to see us again.