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SecurityMetrics is a global leader in payment data security for all business sizes, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has tested over 1 million payment systems for data security and compliance. Among other things, SecurityMetrics offers PCI audits, PA-DSS audits, consulting, mobile device vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, security appliances, data discovery tools, and forensic analysis. For more information visit:


Utah Open Source
Utah Open Source encourages the growth of technology by giving opportunities for people to educate and be educated in all things Open.  Open Technologies are those where the consumer is free to share, free to customize or modify, and often free to use.

The Utah Open Source Foundation was organized to provide organizational and financial support to open source, and open standards organizations.


Protocol PCI
Protocol provides simplified solutions to data security that profitably improves the processes, technology and people who need them. Offerings include:

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Consulting
  • PCI- Qualified Integrator Reseller (QIR) for Annual Point of Sale System Review
  • Risk-Based Gap Assessments and Employee Security Training
  • Nexus compliance management platform

Gold Sponsors


XMission is one of the oldest and most experienced Internet companies in the United States. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, XMission provides business services, including Internet connectivity, professional services, email hosting, phone services, web hosting, cloud, and server colocation.

Silver Sponsors


The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

SaltStack develops intelligent orchestration software to help enterprise IT organizations more efficiently secure and manage all aspects of the software-defined data center. SaltStack is unique in providing event-driven automation for the scalable and efficient configuration and control of compute, storage and network complexity. SaltStack software specializes in addressing ubiquitous, evolving infrastructure and software environments including support for any cloud, virtualization, OS, container, system or connected device. We help cloud builders, data center operators and enterprise IT organizations automate the most-difficult and complex cloud management tasks with speed and flexibility required by the most-advanced computing environments.


Mindfire Technology
Mindfire Technology is a geeked-out software engineering firm that absolutely loves technology. We deliver enterprise level software design, architecture and development using the most current and scalable technologies. We’ve built systems integrations, fully custom software, minimum viable products, public- and internal-facing web and mobile apps, inventory management systems, point of sale systems, CRM’s, CMS’s, ERP’s and more.


Lucid Software is a leading provider of cloud-based visual productivity applications. Lucidchart, a diagramming application, and Lucidpress, a design solution, are utilized by over 6 million users, including those from Dropbox, NASA, Netflix, USA TODAY and Xerox, making them two of the most popular productivity apps on the web. Since the Utah-based company’s founding in 2010, Lucid Software has grown in revenue by over 100 percent each year and has received numerous awards for its business and workplace culture. For more information about Lucid Software, visit http://www.golucid.co.

Web. Design. Security. Pope Tech partners with companies and organizations to leverage technology to solve problems or pursue opportunities. We also create our own products that we feel can benefit our partners. The Pope Tech team includes in house UX/Graphic Designers, InfoSec Analysts and full-stack Web Engineers. Along with creating great looking applications and websites we specialize in Web Accessibility and InfoSec. As an outside consultant we are able to strategically insert members of our team into our partner’s projects as needed and stay out of the way when they have it covered. Our partners include small to large companies and organizations from a wide range of industries.


Bluehost is a leading web solutions services provider. Since our founding in 2003, Bluehost has continually innovated new ways to deliver on our mission: to empower people to fully harness the web. Based in Orem, Utah, we provide comprehensive tools to millions of users throughout the world so anyone, novice or pro, can get on the web and thrive.


We believe everyone should have the opportunity to build a career they’re passionate about. We’ve gone beyond the traditional education model to put the power back in your hands, because we believe learning shouldn’t be confined to a classroom, rigorous schedule or select minority.


Women Tech Council
The Women Tech Council (WTC) is a national organization focused on the economic impact of women in driving high growth for the technology sector through developing programs that propel the economic pipeline from K-12 to the C-suite. WTC offers mentoring, visibility, opportunities and networking to more than 10,000 women and men working in technology to create business environments focused on high performance, not diversity, where men and women can succeed. This propels individual careers and the talent pipeline by ensuring a strong, diverse, and entrepreneurial technology workforce.

Red Hat

The world’s leading provider of open source, enterprise IT solutions. More than 2 decades ago, Red Hat had a spark of an idea—a vision for developing software differently. We believed that collaboration with an ecosystem of IT leaders, open source advocates, developers, and partners could create a better foundation for the future of IT—Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®. But that was just the beginning. Today, Red Hat delivers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services using the same open, collaborative business model and an affordable, predictable subscription.



We specialize in making high quality shirts to help our designers sell their products. Located in Springville Utah, Shark Robot has been in business since 2005. We have a passion for making great designs on things we like i.e. Video Games, Anime, Cartoons, Comics, Movies, ect.

Bronze Sponsors


Cox Automotive
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company’s major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).


Software Technology Group
Software Technology Group (STG) is a software development firm headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. STG is privately owned and operated which enables us to make decisions that are based on the needs of its employees and clients, not those of shareholders. STG provides its employees with mentors and development plans to cultivate their skills and achieve their career goals. STG offers its employees not only career development, but flexibility, training, ability to work on a variety of projects, a relaxed environment, and a family friendly culture.


Elastic believes getting immediate, actionable insight from data matters. As the company behind the four open source projects — Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats (the Elastic stack) — designed to take data from any source and search, analyze, and visualize it in real time, Elastic is helping people make sense of data. From stock quotes to Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what’s possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots.



At ThinkPenguin we have one goal: Make the adoption of free software easy. Unfortunately in the past GNU/Linux has gotten a bad rap as being difficult to use and lacking support.

Fortunately thats the past and now there is a readily available catalog of free software friendly hardware and support available from one source: ThinkPenguin. We have wide range of hardware from laptops, desktops, and printers to fun accessories such as portable audio players.


Binary Cocoa
Binary Cocoa focuses on game play and originality. All of our games work on Windows, Linux, and Mac. Binary Cocoa is committed to the open source community and provides the source code for all of our games. This year, our focus was to bring people together, and our new games certainly do that.  For turn based strategy fans we made BOCO (bocogame.com). For twitch arcade shooter fans we produced Collider (collidergame.com) Be sure to drop by the booth and let us know what you think!


The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.  The direct work of the Mozilla Foundation focuses on fueling the movement for an open Internet. We do this by connecting open Internet leaders with each other and by mobilizing grassroots activists around the world.

The Foundation is also the sole shareholder in the Mozilla Corporation, the maker of Firefox and other open source tools. Mozilla Corporation functions as a self-sustaining social enterprise – money earned through its products is reinvested into the organization.


UtahSAINT is a professional organization of technical and network security professionals throughout the State of Utah and beyond. UtahSAINT is involved in many projects for the benefit of the network security community. UtahSAINT coordinates SAINTCON, a nonprofit conference devoted to security training and awareness.

Utah STEM Action Center 

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The program drives research and implementation of STEM education best practices across Utah by coordinating STEM-related activities, creating and supporting STEM education, facilitating educator access to education tools, and aligning public STEM education with higher-education STEM activities.

V School

V School is an institution focused on identifying people with high aptitude for coding and accelerating them through an intensive training program. Upon finishing this immersive education, this new wave of highly trained, full stack junior devs is ready to tackle projects for the dev shop, as well as pursue inspiring full-time work in a new technical career of their choice.

O’Reilly Media

O’Reilly Media is an internationally recognized, multi-faceted company that has played a seminal role in the evolution and adoption of the Internet revolution, from the World Wide Web to open source software, big data, and the Maker movement. An active participant in the technology community, the company has educated a generation of technologists and entrepreneurs and shaped the dialogue about the future direction of the industry. Company founder and CEO Tim O’Reilly has been called “the Oracle of Silicon Valley” by Inc. Magazine and “The Trend Spotter” by WIRED.

O’Reilly provides technology and business training, knowledge, and insight to help companies succeed in the face of huge economic and technological shifts confronting businesses today. Our unique network of experts and innovators share their knowledge and expertise on the company’s comprehensive training and information platform and at O’Reilly conferences. O’Reilly’s Safari online platform offers live online training, video, and books from 200+ of the world’s best publishers.

O’Reilly Media is offering a selection of free e-book downloads to OpenWest 2017 attendees.  Find the e-books here.