The Wellington SilverStripe meetup on the 25th March was host to some interesting talks from the Govt.nz team. Govt.nz is built using SilverStripe and runs on the Common Web Platform (CWP) for the New Zealand Government. It aims to provide a simple and single point of contact for anyone wanting to interact with Government services.
It was a good chance for public sector SilverStripe developers to share what they have been building, how they go about designing their services and continuously improve.Read full post
Recently the teams at SilverStripe got together to talk about our goals for the next quarter. I'm part of a team focused on working on the SilverStripe CMS and key modules, and we decided on three areas we want to focus on. I'd like to share them with you.Read full post
Open Source // Open Society was a compelling two days of confronting, wide ranging, exploratory and exciting ideas. We left inspired, challenged, exhausted and incredibly proud to have been involved. It's common that this feeling fades after the buzz of the conference event has faded. But OS//OS challenged attendees to be involved, not just to listen to speakers but participate in discussions and create ideas that can be be put into action. We're confident that the ideas sparked will continue to grow now the event has passed. Here's some thoughts from the SilverStripe team who attended:Read full post
Last Monday my colleague Mike Andrewartha and I helped out at a Gather workshop run by web developer and lead tutor Tanya Gray. Gather workshops aim to bring programming education to the masses, and they do it with the help of volunteers like Mike and myself.Read full post
Helping the Government become great at open source and gain all the benefits that come along with that is something we are advocates of here at SilverStripe. It's been exciting to see public sector web developers coming into and joining our open source software community, contributing code to the SilverStripe open source project and changing the way web services are delivered to the public for the better on the New Zealand Government Common Web Platform. When the opportunity came up to be part of the upcoming Open Source//Open Society (OS//OS) conference we jumped at the chance. As a community and company we share many of the same values being explored over the two days of the conference.Read full post
The 31st of March, marked the official end of life for the beloved and embattled hero of our open source products -- SilverStripe 2.4. Capping off the first open-source distribution of the CMS, SilverStripe 2.4 spanned an identifying era for SilverStripe, and for many of us who have been using the product for years, it became an emblematic and almost timeless product. Time has finally caught up with our tired workhorse, and we will no longer be supporting or updating anything prior to the version 3 release of the software.Read full post
On March, 12th-13th, 200 developers converged on Sydney's Maritime Museum; for Australia's first PHP conference. Whether the excellent venue, or beautiful harbour in which it was held; there was an air of excitement as the conference kicked off. The format was a single track of talks, from a selection of excellent speakers. Many travelled, from all over the world, to share their development experiences with the delegates.Read full post