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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.

A hybrid day of ideas, inspiration and learning by doing

Thanks to all those who came along to Christchurch and participated in our inaugural ALGIM SilverStripe local government "Hack 'n Mash" on Sunday 17 May. We ran this free event as a lead-up to the annual ALGIM Web & Digital Symposium.

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Release Candidate 3.1.13

SilverStripe version 3.1.13 rc1 stable has been released today, you can get a copy from our downloads section. All users of 3.1.12 or below are advised to be prepared for stable release.

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SilverStripe core committers hangout #5

[VIDEO] Original broadcast on 6th of May, 2015. 

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How to run an internal hackday

Each month SilverStripe runs an internal hackday. We’ve been doing this for a while now; in the past our hackdays had an open source focus and SilverStripers were encouraged to improve modules, fix bugs and review pull requests. We recently made some changes to broaden the scope of hackdays to not only help with our open source efforts; but to also learn something or help others learn; or to “scratch an itch” (improve internal tools and processes etc). We also encourage all SilverStripers to take part in our hackdays — not just technical folks.

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SilverStripe London now open

We are very excited to announce the opening of the SilverStripe London office. Right across the road from the iconic Tower of London and in the heart of London's tech scene. We are based in International House in the Rainmaking Loft shared office space.

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Joel Edwards Joel Edwards, 5 May 2015

Blog 2.0: Bigger. Better. Bloggier.

Over the last few weeks, we've been working hard to bring you a new (and much improved) blog module. This upgrade was funded by the NZ Government Common Web Platform and open sourced for everyone to benefit from. We want to share some of the features with you.

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The Wellington SilverStripe meetup on the 25th March was host to some interesting talks from the team. 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.

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Open Source Goals: April - June 2015

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.

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Christopher Pitt Christopher Pitt, 24 April 2015