Over a decade ago, one of our customers needed a calendar. Then another. Then another. The WordPress market looked a lot different back then. We thought it’d be fun to dabble in products to complement our agency business. We had no idea the adventure we were about to embark upon.
Eleven years, more than 800 releases across 12 products and a gazillion extensions, 10 team trips, 30 retreats, 160 teammates, 300K hours, and one pandemic later, TEC is ready to embark on its next chapter. We’re proud to announce that The Events Calendar has a new home at Liquid Web.
At its simplest, The Events Calendar is a suite of plugins for managing events and calendars on your site. But to us, it’s so much more than that. TEC helped bring together a talented family of diverse individuals, all working together to produce something we can be proud of. It’s also a whole community of agencies, organizations, and freelancers building solutions for their customers. Beyond all of that, TEC serves over a million event planners, small businesses, enterprises, churches, schools, music venues, and even a ferret rescue, all tackling one of the noblest goals—bringing people together—in their own way.
The fact that we got to play a tiny part in that big mission is something that we’ll forever be proud of.
If You’re a Customer of The Events Calendar
Nothing changes. You can continue using your products as usual; billing and accounts for premium plugins remain the same. The TEC brand will continue to operate as a standalone business, driving the suite of products forward.
The entire team behind TEC, leadership through support, is going to keep running the show. It was incredibly important to us that our team is taken care of and that the thing we built will continue to grow, thrive, and serve the community that entrusted us with their needs.
There’s a lot of upside too. Now that TEC is part of the Liquid Web family, which includes Restrict Content Pro and iThemes, you’ll see new and exciting integrations to make TEC even more powerful. The folks at Liquid Web are pros, and bring a wealth of experience and resources to help support TEC and take it to the next level.
What’s Next for Modern Tribe
Our remaining team of 74 producers, strategists, designers, and engineers, will continue to operate a world-class digital agency serving clients like Harvard University, Microsoft, and Steelcase. We’ll keep on building cutting edge digital solutions for our customers.
We can’t help but make things, so you may see a few surprises from us in the coming months as well. Our mission is to make a braver, brighter, and better connected world. Tomorrow’s another day we get to work toward that goal.
We’re grateful for the WordPress community, the customers who helped bring us here, and most of all, our friends and coworkers that came on this nutty adventure with us. Thank you.