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SilverStripe London Meetup - August 2015


The August London meetup saw talks by Aram Balakjian of SSBits and Carbon Crayon fame and Will Morgan (one of the core committers).

Aram spoke about the challenges faced when building a fully accessible micro-social-network for the visually impaired. Challenges around design conventions and dealing with screen readers (and other assistive software) were issues on top of usual stakeholder requirements. Aram explained some of his thinking behind creative and technical approach to this project.

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Joel Edwards Joel Edwards, 28 August 2015

Brace yourself: PHP NZ Conference is coming!


In just one week, the biggest names in web development will be visiting Wellington for the PHP NZ Conference. If you haven’t grabbed your ticket yet here’s our top 5 reasons why you really should…

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SilverStripe 3.2.0 RC1 is out!


The first release candidate for SilverStripe 3.2.0 has now been released and is ready to download.

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Scott Hutchinson, 26 August 2015

SilverStripe Pardot module: simplifying integrated marketing automation


In this guest post, Bluehouse Group's Technical Director Andrew Rousseau explains how their new module integrates SilverStripe CMS with SalesForce CRM and marketing automation software Pardot... 

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Announcing the Winner of the SilverStripe Code Competition


We were thrilled to receive such a strong pool of submissions for our code competition. We ended up in a three-way tie, and it took the judges an extra day to agree on a winner. It was a very difficult decision, but today we are pleased to congratulate Stephan Bauer as the winner of the contest.

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Aaron Carlino Aaron Carlino, 12 August 2015

New SilverStripe Platform developer dashboard released


SilverStripe Platform provides a fully managed platform for teams using SilverStripe open source software. Built on Amazon Web Services, clients benefit from the flexibility of cloud hosting. By letting our expert team handle the infrastructure, support and security distractions involved with running sites, you will have more time to focus on what you do best: creating them.

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Nicole Williams Nicole Williams, 9 August 2015

Growing and enhancing your tech career


Last week, SilverStripe hosted Summer of Tech’s Women in Tech panel discussions on “growing and enhancing your tech career” in Auckland and Wellington. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to get some insider advice as I am three weeks into my internship at SilverStripe and at the start of my career as a developer.

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SilverStripe 3.2 beta 2 is out


Beta 2 of SilverStripe 3.2.0 is now out, after quite a long five week initial beta.

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Damian Mooyman Damian Mooyman, 4 August 2015

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.

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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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