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SilverStripe Blog

SilverStripe hosts Auckland Women in Tech Panel

As part of our support for the Summer of Tech internship programme SilverStripe are hosting a Women in Tech panel tonight in at GridAKL in Auckland. The panel will be growing and enhancing a career with four accomplished women making their mark in New Zealand’s tech industry sharing their insights. This is not an exclusive “women only” event, men are also warmly welcome, but we want to provide a technology-focused event women are excited to attend, and where they won’t be in the minority.

The event is being hosted for Summer of Tech students but we have 10 tickets available to SilverStripe guests. If you're interested in coming along email our Development Manager Clarion to secure your place. It will be a great chance to meet others and hear how others are succeeding in the tech industry.

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Taking our passions offline

Earlier this month, a group of eight keen SilverStripers and their families did something different...well, different for most of us. Rather than hanging out at a local craft beer bar shooting the breeze, we joined Peter Reimann and volunteers from the Trelissick Park Group on their monthly working bee. Our afternoon mission — to plant 52 native trees and remove as much Tradiscantia (a.k.a “Wandering Willie”) as we can.

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A sneak peek of SilverStripe 4 at the London Meetup

A great time was had by all at the London July meetup, despite being postponed a few days due to Tube Strikes. The night ended with pizza, beer, very geeky jokes, ping pong and grown men crying.

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Joel Edwards Joel Edwards, 23 July 2015

Road Rules: Why we choose process over pressure

Our CTO Hamish Friedlander shares an insight into our internal deployment guidelines and how they've shaped product development for SilverStripe Platform... 

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Within Region: How this website will offer targeted content

Last week saw the relaunch of, the once beleaguered face of our commercial services. To the fanfare and appreciation of our colleagues, customers, and community members, the aptly nicknamed “dot com” now has a more streamlined information architecture and a look-and-feel that is congruous to the much lauded site. Excitement and enthusiasm are pumping through the company corridors like cheap booze at a casino, and we’re primed to take things further.

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Cupcakes vs Gateaux: How Scrum Helped Christchurch City Council Deliver

Christchurch City Council recently launched their new website built on the NZ Government Common Web Platform using SilverStripe CMS and Framework. SilverStripe's Senior Agile Project Manager Tony Dale-Low explains how the council was able to deliver this ambitious project in just 12 weeks... 

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Nginx for fun and performance

Are you already using nginx ("engine-x")? If the answer is no, why not?!

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Site downtime scheduled ahead of upgrade

In September last year we launched our new community site with an updated design and improved functionality. Since then we've been keeping extremely busy here in SilverStripe HQ with countless community events, introducing online lessons and, of course, opening our first European office. In the meantime, our company site didn't get much love and was in dire need of attention. Over the past couple of months our internal Community and Education team "The Storytellers" have been burning the midnight oil to redevelop this site. We wanted an online presence that would better reflect our global focus, explain clearly how SilverStripe Ltd contributed to the open source ecosystem and could promote our partners. 

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Battleship Minecraft! Fun and games at the Dutch PHP Conference

Last week the SilverStripe team headed to the Dutch PHP Conference. Sponsoring meant were able to set up a booth; with t-shirts, stickers, chocolate, and a Minecraft version of the game Battleships! Chris shares how we created the game...

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Reducing user management headaches with new Active Directory integration

For the New Zealand Government Common Web Platform we needed a way for government agencies to authenticate users with their existing on-premises directory. For SilverStripe Platform we needed a way of managing a large number of users and their access rights to sites that make up the platform, such as Gitlab for code hosting, and Deploynaut to deploy that code. Users that are authorised on the platform need to login to all of them, but users may have different access rights than others. Senior Platform Developer Sean Harvey explains our recent work to integrate SilverStripe with Active Directory and some of the technical challenges that arose. 

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Sean Harvey Sean Harvey, 2 July 2015