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Transforming SilverStripe's accounts through Agile

So how do you become Agile when it comes to accounts? Day to day, week to week and month to month there are jobs that are always the same, that always need doing. On first thought it might seem odd to decide that Agile was the best approach.

But then on second thought, why not? In a dynamic, constantly evolving environment like SilverStripe, there are new challenges, new jobs and reports that need to be generated and entered with the changing and evolving needs of a quickly growing organisation.

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SilverStripe 3.2 beta now available

Announcing... the first beta for SilverStripe 3.2! It’s an exciting time for us, and we want to share some of that excitement with you. Beta means that we are satisfied with the features we and the community developed, and are ready to release it to officially open it up to begin the polishing and bugfixing as we head toward a stable release. We'll be running this first beta phase for approximately 4 weeks before any additional beta phase we might need to run.

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Chris Pitt & Cam Findlay, 23 June 2015

A 5 minute UX history of SilverStripe CMS

The last SilverStripe Wellington Meetup had a focus on UX and open source projects. I gave a 5 minute lightning talk about the history of the SilverStripe CMS project's design and UX. From its beginnings as proprietary software for Totally Digital (now SilverStripe Ltd) to what it is today.

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Where are all the open source designers?

I was pleased SilverStripe hosted a Design and UX focused Meetup, it covered lots of things I’ve been thinking about recently, including where are all the OSS designers? So it was great to see a room full of people interested in the topic. I covered some big picture definitions of the difference between open design process, open source design and designing for OSS. You can find some more about those topics in this blog post.

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SilverStripe London's first monthly meetup - June 2015

The London SilverStripe community had their first monthly meetup on 11 June. It was a great event with many new faces and interesting talks and discussions. 

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Throw me a drone, here: How do I win this code competition?

Last week, we announced the launch of our code competition. It's a huge opportunity for any SilverStripe code cobbler with a penchant for amateur aviation. The way it works is dead simple: you submit some of your beautiful code to us, and we evaluate it against all the other submissions to see if it's the best one. If it is, you win a quadcopter drone. It's seriously the most awesome transaction since Nicolas Cage bought a dinosaur skull.

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Aaron Carlino Aaron Carlino, 16 June 2015

Helping great web teams across the globe

For digital agencies, for developers, and for the open source community, SilverStripe is now based in London.

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Today we are excited to announce… SilverStripe #codecomp

UncleCheese and I were looking over the website recently when we came across the example block of framework code on our software section. Let's be honest, it's been there in this state since the community website relaunch at the end of last year.

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Our first-ever #localgov Hack ‘n Mash

Guest post from Jason Dawson of ALGIM talks about the first SilverStripe sponsored "Hack n' Mash" hackathon that was run alongside the ALGIM web & digital symposium on the 17th May 2015.

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