Silver Sponsors

Bluehost was founded in 2003 with one goal: to make a better hosting company. Built on open source technology, we’ve since grown to become one of the world’s largest providers of cloud-based online solutions. Operating beneath the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, over 700 of us are pushing boundaries to deliver the promise of the internet to more people than ever.

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. We’ve served world-class healthcare systems, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, small and medium sized businesses and startups.

SaltStack - Vertical
SaltStack is a systems management software platform for fast and scalable automation of any cloud, application stack or data center infrastructure. SaltStack is used to orchestrate and control physical and virtual infrastructure while providing application and code deployment and configuration for Web-scale IT and data center environments.SaltStack software is used to build big cloud computing and to automate the Internet assembly line. SaltStack maintains Salt, one of the biggest, most-active open source projects in the world, while delivering commercial software used in production by companies like LinkedIn, Hulu, XMission,, Vivint, Clemson University and thousands more.The Salt open source project is one of the fastest-growing, most-active communities in the world according to GitHub. SaltStack won the 2014 InfoWorld Technology of the Year award, an InfoWorld 2013 Bossie Award, won the 2013 GigaOm Structure LaunchPad competition, and was named a Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor in DevOps.

XMission is one of the oldest and most experienced Internet companies in the United States. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, XMission provides business Internet connectivity, email hosting, digital phone services, cloud hosting, and server colocation.Because of our extensive experience as an Internet provider, XMission gives customers a quality of service not offered by larger providers. We strive to provide exceptional technical support every time we interact with a customer.Since our founding in 1993, XMission has supported open-source. All of our services run on open platforms and we make software available to all via our archive at mirrors.xmission.comXMission also has a strong commitment to protecting our customers’ privacy and freedom of speech. As a customer of XMission, your data belongs solely to you, and we will do our best to safeguard your rights .In 2007, XMission became the first Internet service provider in Utah to upgrade to 100% renewable energy by purchasing enough Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to offset our entire carbon footprint.XMission proudly supports hundreds of Utah’s nonprofit organizations by providing free web hosting services, in-kind donations, and sponsoring community-based events, including OpenWest.For additional information, please visit us at XMission can be reached by email at or by toll-free phone at 877.964.7746.


 Bronze Sponsors

Binary Cocoa Logo-smBinary 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 ( For twitch arcade shooter fans we produced Collider ( Be sure to drop by the booth and let us know what you think!

Guru-Logo-largeGuru Labs
Guru Labs is the premier distribution independent Linux education provide. We empower people, develop educational tools and contribute to Linux. Simply stated, we know more. Open West attendees can take advantage of a conference discount of 25% for any public LPI class in 2014.

Matt Harrison runs MetaSnake, a Python training and consulting firm. He has trained hundreds of developers to use Python through courses at PyCon, Strata, OSCon, as well as internal corporate training. He is the author of the best selling Python series, Treading on Python, and helps run the Utah Python group.

MongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries by harnessing the power of data. The world’s most sophisticated organizations, from cutting-edge startups to the largest companies, use MongoDB to create applications never before possible at a fraction of the cost of legacy databases. MongoDB is the fastest-growing database ecosystem, with over 9 million downloads, thousands of customers, and over 750 technology and service partners

nu_horiz-fc-onwhiteNeumont University
Neumont University was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, to fill the growing national demand for industry-ready technology professionals by offering an intense course of study in three years that immerses students in a rigorous, project-based curriculum. Ninety-seven percent of Neumont students graduate into a high-wage job in the field of computer science within six months of graduation with an average starting salary of $63,300. Neumont’s innovative approach to computer science education has been recognized by Forbes, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Today, and the U.S. Department of Education for innovation in higher education. Students attend classes full-time, year-round, Monday through Friday, and complete 180 credits, including general education courses and core technology disciplines. More information is available at

Venue Sponsor

UVU-Logo-ColorUtah Valley University
Welcome to Utah Valley University! UVU’s service region includes Utah, Wasatch, and Summit counties. Located near the Wasatch Mountains, many students choose UVU for its ideal location. Others come for access to a dynamic economy, employment and career opportunities. Known for its high moral climate, campus is recognized as one of the safest colleges in the country and is home to the largest LDS Institute program in the world. Within 20 miles, students enjoy winter sports, hiking, mountain biking, water recreation and more.




Media Sponsor

O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.