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.
SilverStripe are sponsoring the Open Government discussion panel at 11:45am on day two of the conference. It is an ideal platform to raise awareness of open source in government in terms of both open source code and open source as a social process of collaboration and change. In my role as the SilverStripe community manager, I was humbled to be asked to join the panel and I hope to bring some insights into open source communities and government agency participation in open source.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
Last month CEO & Co-founder Sam Minnée, CTO Hamish Friedlander and I ran a series of London events ahead of our office opening next month. Videos from these events are now available for those not able to join us in person.Read full post
Webstock is New Zealand’s largest web focused conference. In 2015 it was yet again an awesome experience. The quality of the speakers and the variety of topics was fantastic. Speakers came from Australia, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and the US, and there was a good gender balance of 8 female speakers to 13 male ones. The two days left my brain exhausted, but happy.Read full post