Media Temple has been a sponsor of WordCamp San Francisco before, but this year they chose to focus their sponsorship on the afterparty. Their generous platinum sponsorship will provide for the open bar and a dancetastic DJ, and I fully expect it to live up the parties they’ve sponsored at other industry events. Frankly, the afterparty alone is probably worth the cost of a WordCamp ticket (seriously, with drink prices in this town?). And it does look like there might be a couple of iPads getting raffled off, so keep your eyes and ears open for more information about that.
Media Temple is a solid hosting company that offers a one-click install for WordPress sites, as well as more advanced WordPress hosting options. They sponsored the newbie track at WordCamp NYC last year, and I’ve used them for hosting myself. I hear they’re branching out into the cloud hosting space, so check out their site for their range of WordPress hosting products. A handful of Media Temple folks will be attending WordCamp SF, so if you see one them, say hello, and be sure to thank them in advance for the party. Because let’s face it, after taking advantage of the open bar and riding the high of the social wave that will be in effect, you might forget later on in the night. :)
Note: the afterparty will require a name badge for entry.