Previous sponsors

Acquia supports the adoption of the open source platform Drupal.  Our HQ is in Boston, USA, but we now have personnel in Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane, and we’re in contact with about 100 agencies that undertake Drupal projects in APAC.  Acquia provides enterprise support, Drupal-tuned cloud hosting and expert professional services to help make successful Drupal websites being built by Drupal shops, contractors and in-house engineers. @acquia


One of the first webBlast sponsors, and still with us after all these events, Happener have been a loyal friend and supporter over the years. A skilled and intelligent recruitment agency, they’re connected and on the pulse of the Australian web industry. www.happener.com @Happener


joomla-beat-logo-small-slogan The Joomla Beat Podcast was started as a resource for designers, developers, managers and marketers to learn and understand more about the ever popular open source content management system Joomla. Filled with weekly hints, tips, interviews from industry professionals and the core members and volunteers from Joomla itself. Listen to the podcast for special deals and coupon codes and much more from all the interviewees that appear on the show. You can also enter a competition to win a VPS hosting environment with SiteGround. @JoomlaBeat


Microsoft technology plays a key role in today’s Australia – from local community groups, to remote and higher educational institutions, all levels of government, big and small business and the thinkers and entrepreneurs who will ensure our future. All these partnerships are designed with a common goal: to help all Australians achieve their best. www.microsoft.com/en/au/


Possibly just like you, Ninefold is a group of people with an idea. We saw a need for a powerful and professional Australian based cloud offering that would provide all the benefits of cloud computing with the added advantages of local support, low latency and billing in local currency. We are the heart and soul of a start-up with the backing of Macquarie Telecom. Ninefold’s self-serve IaaS cloud puts you in control. Pay only for what you use and with better billing, reports and alerts you will always know how much you are using. With extremely fast setup you can start projects within minutes. www.ninefold.com @ninefold


SassySEO.com provides Business Marketing Strategy and Services to improve your website presence, increase rankings, drive qualified visitors to your site and turn them into sales using targeted Online tactics including Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Website Analytics, Paid Search, and Social Media. We help businesses improve their online performance by guiding them to create quality content and engage with their community while focusing on moving prospects into the buying cycle and generating revenue. Visit SassySEO.com to receive monthly SEO Tips, News, Data & Videos. @SassySEO


Stamford opened its doors in 2003, originally as a boutique user-centred design consultancy, specialising in evaluating and designing digital user interfaces. Since then our skill-set has expanded to encompass the full breadth of the user experience field, including cross-channel user experience design, strategy, brand management, search engine optimisation and marketing, as well as the traditional disciplines of information architecture, interaction design, user research and analysis. With more than 35 staff located in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, we’ve grown into one of Australia’s largest specialist UX consultancies. www.stamfordinteractive.com.au @StamfordUX


vimily-logo-300 Film and share all the excitement and fun at your event. Interview your attendants about your bar opening, fashion launch, conference, trade show, music festival, sports event, school/uni event or wedding. Upload all videos instantly from your iPhone to your online account and publish them in seconds. Embed your brand into every video for brand exposure. Sit back and relax, whilst your participants share their favorite videos to their social networks on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google Plus. This is brand exposure like never before! vimily.com


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Virtual.Offis provides technical support and managed cloud hosting services that help our digital agency clients win more business. We satisfy the web hosting, security and compliance requirements of our customers and their clients, providing the monitoring and up-time assurance that guarantees a good customer and transactional experience, both locally and internationally. Essentially we provide enterprise grade Instant IT Infrastructure for a flat monthly fee and with no capital outlay. We also host the following industry networking events: SkunkMonks – Network for technical and creative directors. ISV Speakeasy – Events for Independent Software Vendors. eClub – Community of like minded people who are interested in technology and business. www.offis.com.au @virtualoffis


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