SCAD Student Media is proud to be the platinum sponsor of WordCamp Savannah and to provide the River Club as the event venue. Student Media includes SCAD Radio and District, among other media projects. SCAD Radio provides student-produced live radio programming to listeners all over the globe. The station is a member of Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. Students may participate as DJs, newscasters, reporters, producers, sound designers and voice talent. SCAD-Atlanta students produce SCAD-Atlanta Radio. District is an award-winning, editorially independent online news organization published for and by SCAD students in Savannah. The paper is available free of charge in all college buildings and online to SCAD-eLearning students. SCAD-Atlanta students publish The Connector. District is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press, the Center for Innovation in College Media and the Georgia College Press Association. Students may participate as reporters, editors, designers, photographers, illustrators and sequential artists. District also operates a Web-based television production group called DistrictTV, which provides news and entertainment programming for the District Web site.
Automattic is a startup founded by Matt Mullenweg, co-creator of WordPress, and composed of people passionate about making the web a better place. They’re best known for operating WordPress.com, a freemium blog/website service that hosts over 12 million blogs that run on WordPress. Other Automattic projects include VaultPress, PollDaddy, Intense Debate, After the Deadline, Akismet, VideoPress and Gravatar. Strong believers in Open Source, many members of the Automattic team contribute to projects including WordPress, BuddyPress, and bbPress. The vast majority of their work is available under free software licenses like the GPL.
StudioPress, founded by noted theme designer Brian Gardner, is a place to get professionally designed WordPress themes for your business website, home to such themes as Genesis, Streamline, AgentPress, and others. If you are a small business or an individual looking to establish your online presence, StudioPress is the place for you. They offer premium designs at a very affordable price and can also be hired for customization or consulting.
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iThemes, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, seeks to offer the best-quality, premium WordPress themes for small businesses and bloggers. Founded by Cory Miller, iThemes is staffed by people who love WordPress and believe it is an outstanding content management system that can both put your business on the Web map and help you easily maintain your blog and websites. In addition to iThemes, they also run PluginBuddy (WordPress plugins) and WebDesign.com (WordPress web design training).
New Tricks is an Atlanta-based business founded by Judi Knight providing graphic design, website creation, training, and social media marketing. They specialize in WordPress sites using free social media tools to help you or your business create a following of loyal customers and raving fans. Judi is also the co-organizer of the Atlanta WordPress users’ meetup group.