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Help New Zealand Government be more open


Logo for Open Govt Data Barcamp

Join us in innovating with government data! Later this month, a group of motivated individuals in technical, business, and policy roles are getting together for a single purpose: to collaborate on making government-held data more freely available for others to access and re-use.

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Sigurd Magnusson, 6 August 2009

200,000 downloads


Today we hit a really cool download milestone that illustrates the growing interest in SilverStripe! We'd like to thank everyone who has discovered SilverStripe and help spread the word — it is thanks to you that we've now reached the 200,000 mark!

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Sigurd Magnusson, 5 August 2009

User Forms 0.2 brings new ease to managing forms


We recently released a major update to the User Forms module. We mentioned the features earlier, but these features are now ready for production websites.

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Sigurd Magnusson, 5 August 2009

London SilverStripe Community Meetup


Come to a SilverStripe event in London on Thursday 3rd September! SilverStripe Partner GPMD is hosting the after-work event from 6:45pm at The Worship — see the new SilverStripeUK meetup group that GMPD has created for further details. GPMD plans to make this a regular event in London.

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Sigurd Magnusson, 5 August 2009

Our ideas on usability, shared.


Two weeks ago SilverStripe featured at the world's largest open source software conference, OSCON. We gave a talk to a crowded room of software developers titled, Ten Usability Epiphanies for Your Open Source Web-app. The slides are available in PDF and you can watch the entire session online. This will give you insight into how SilverStripe thinks about usability.

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Sigurd Magnusson, 4 August 2009

Help SilverStripe grow by nominating us at the Packtpub CMS awards


Packtpub 2009 CMS Awards LogoToday the world's major open source CMS awards opened for 2009. Run by the UK publisher PacktPub, these annual awards provide a $24,000 prize pool and exposure to winning CMS projects. Winning helps to fund new features in our software, and helps us grow our developer and user community.

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Sigurd Magnusson, 3 August 2009

Share your SilverStripe experience in global CMS survey


A global survey to profile users of open source CMS software has just been launched. If you've used or implemented SilverStripe software, we'd love for you take 10 minutes to complete the survey.

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Sigurd, 3 August 2009

5 module updates provide a real field-day


We've released updates to five modules today. The set of releases focuses on giving more power to non-technical people in managing website forms.

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Sigurd, 10 July 2009

What should be on council websites of the future?


Last month, SilverStripe spoke about what we consider to be the future trends and features of council (local government authority) websites. We also asked council staff what they wanted to add to their websites. You can watch our presentation and read council views below.

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Sigurd Magnusson, 30 June 2009

Watch panel discussion the suitability of SilverStripe for councils


You can watch four New Zealand councils provide customer views about the CMS running their public-facing website. The 50-minute panel discussion was a popular session at the Council Web Symposium held in Wellington last month.

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Sigurd Magnusson, 30 June 2009