group-ie : noun, informal:
1. a young person, especially a teenage girl, who is an ardent admirer of rock musicians and may follow them on tour.
2. an ardent fan of a celebrity or of a particular activity.
Over the past 3 years, 9seeds has definitely reached groupie status. Portland 2011 will be the 34th WordCamp where they’ve attended, sponsored, organized or presented.
So, who the heck are 9seeds, anyway? 9seeds is a web development company based out of Las Vegas, NV that focus exclusively on WordPress development. They build custom plugins, custom themes and applications that eliminate roadblocks for clients. In their spare time, they also produce a handful of plugins available for free in the WordPress repository.