Siteground optimized Cloud platform

This is a sponsored post by SiteGround, one of our great event sponsors.

We are glad to welcome SiteGround as a sponsor again this year! The big news they decided to announce at Pressnomics 2015 is the launch of their new WordPress optimized Cloud platform. As part of this launch all Pressnomics attendees will be able to claim 1 month free cloud service at the SiteGround booth.

The new platform sounds really intriguing. It is built on one of the hottest technologies recently – the Linux containers and its main advantages are:

1. Really Fast websites

The outstanding website performance is achieved by using SSD hardware together with several in-house developed WordPress specific caching solutions based on Varnish and Memcached.

2. Easily scalable resources

Linux Containers are highly elastic and additional resources like CPU, RAM and space can be added instantly without reboot. SiteGround even provides an autoscale option to safe-guard against problems due to spikes in your site traffic.

3. Flexible and affordable pricing

New SiteGround Clouds give you great freedom when it comes to customizing the resources of your Cloud. You can customize your plan’s RAM, CPU and space upon sign-up and easily upscale as you grow. The basic plan starts at $50/month.

Final Speakers, Schedule, and #hallwayconf

Here we are, just a couple weeks out from the PressNomics 3.

Introducing our final speakers:

Brad Jannenga built a 250+ person software company dominating the EMR space from humble beginnings writing the first lines of code at his kitchen table.

Yochay Kiriaty from Microsoft Azure will be walking us through business use cases for Azure.

Ben Chan of Envato will be sharing details around the Envato marketplace and the mountains of data they have access to.

JR Farr of MOJO Marketplace will give us an update on MOJO and shed some light on their business.

Sean Tierney, is a long time entrepreneur that has built bootstrapped and VC backed companies. A Marketing automation expert Sean will take us on a journey around his highs and lows in business.

Jeremy Tanner is the most interesting man in the world and will share with us his insight on starting and running a business. Tanner has co-organzied at least 3 dozen Startup Weekend’s and has seen everything.

Ted Lewis is a certified financial planner and will be providing us tips on how to manage our wealth, and plan for retirement.

The Schedule:

View here

screenshot1757What is #hallwayconf?

Just what it sounds like. So much of PressNomics is about the conversation’s between attendees. After the first 2 events we learned that getting people back into the room for speakers on friday afternoon is hard. More importantly we learned that people want to network and mingle A LOT. So this year the last 1.5 hours or so will just be for attendees to network and talk while the sun is still out.


Share a room? Got an extra ticket?

We are counting down to the holidays, and then of course PressNomics 3 is upon us.

We’ve seen some chatter on twitter about folks looking for a ticket, and a few folks looking to off load a ticket. A few are also looking to split a room at Tempe Mission Palms. Use the comments below to post if you are buying/selling a ticket and if you have or are seeking a roommate at the hotel.

Thank you to our top sponsors: Microsoft Azure, Envato, Pagely, and Mojo


PressNomics Social Saturday: Golf and Guitars

One of the things that makes PressNomics such a great event (according to our past attendees) is the structured social event’s on Saturday. This is power networking for attendees.

This year we will be holding our 3rd annual Golf Tournament. For those desiring a less ‘sporting’ event we will be taking folks by bus to a one of a kind museum here in Phoenix. The Musical Instrument Museum, or MIM, is rated the #1 attraction in Phoenix by tripadvisor, and top 25 nationally. It is also a personal favorite of Sally and I. Any other music buffs out there?

The Saturday activities are NOT included in your ticket price this year and a separate ticket must be purchased for $50 if you wish to golf or travel to the MIM.  Remember proceeds from PressNomics benefit St Judes Children’s Research Hospital, so that is why we are mindful of budgeting for these activities.

Remember to book your travel 😉


Book your room and travel

PressNomics will be here before you know it. Thanksgiving and Christmas will blur by and then POW, PressNomics time.

Just a friendly reminder to book your travel.

Our hotel is sold out, however here are some other options.

Across the street:
Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University
510 S Forest Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

2 blocks, very walkable
Courtyard Tempe Downtown
601 S Ash Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

2 miles, you should drive.
Hyatt Place Tempe/Phoenix Airport
1413 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281

Thanks to our amazing sponsors. See you soon.


WordPress Mergers and Acquistions

So raise your hand if you have NOT been approached by GoDaddy, Endurance, or Automattic to buy or acqui-hire your WordPress company. <Only 2 hands go up>


WordPress is hot, everyone wants in. The market is consolidating at the theme, plugin, and agency levels with recent deals involving names you recognize. WDS picks up Maintainn after Maintainn picked up WPSell, Velomedia is on a tear scooping up Pixel Jar, CrowdFavorite, and then Forty.  Lift picked up ChurchThemes, Pagely took over BlogDroid, Syed and Thomas go full voltron on optinmoster and other projects, and I know I am forgetting at least 20 others.

So Shane Pearlman stopped me at #wcsf and pitched me this idea for a panel at Pn3. Who am I to deny Shane? Friday will feature an hour long conversation on WP M&A hosted by Shane Pearlman, with guests Jake Goldman, Dre Armeda, Karim Marucchi, and Syed Balkhi.




First Round of Speakers

Hey oh!

Please meet our first round of speakers.

You see we jest a bit. In all seriousness we are very excited to have these smart and talented folks share with you their broad range of experience and expertise at PressNomics.

PressNomics 3 is SOLD OUT

As the title says, Mason James at WPValet scored the last ticket for PressNomics 3.  There is a waitlist and we will likely let a few more trickle out to that waitlist in the coming months.

We are finalizing the first round of speakers/sessions and will be announcing soon.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors.