Since it launched in 2006 SilverStripe has been involved in the New Zealand internship program Summer of Tech. The program connects innovative NZ companies with talented tech students. This year we have two intern positions to fill and have already been impressed by the students we've seen through Summer of Tech events. We're looking for interns wanting a long term career and who will thrive within our unique culture.
Last week our Agile Project Managers Joel Edwards spoke to the Wellington SilverStripe Meetup group about what it's like to work for SilverStripe and what we look for in new hires. Joel's in the perfect position to explain this - he started with SilverStripe as a Test Analyst intern and has moved through a number of roles from front-end development, to project management. Joel now heads a team working on Skinny Mobile and is a fully Certified ScrumMaster. If you want to know what it's like to work for us check out his presentation:Read full post
As mentioned a couple of weeks ago the launch of the new silverstripe.org website is upon us. I'm excited to announce that on the 18th of September we'll be doing the final migration of content and pressing the go live button.
There will likely be some down time while this process occurs so please make sure to keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook channels on the day to get the latest information and status updates as we run through our launch process.
A maintenance page is due to go up on the current website around noon on the 18th September (NZST) with links to commonly used SilverStripe community sites available during this time.
Other than that, see you on the other side of launch with an all new, fresh face for the SilverStripe community.
Our final installment of speaker highlights has SilverStripe's UX Developer Michael Andrewartha sharing insights from Rackspace's Shaunak Kashkap. This is followed by Senior Developer Russell Michell's highlights from John-Daniel Trask's talk on elastic search.Read full post
Today SilverStripe's Community Awesomeness Manager, Cam Findlay shares insights from NZ PHP Conference speaker and SilverStripe CTO Hamish Freidlander's presentation "Grown Up PHP". This is followed by insights from Yusuke Ando's talk on "Testing your PHP application with Selenium on Travis CI" shared by SilverStripe's test analyst Jeffrey Guo.Read full post
Today we have highlights from two more NZ PHP Conference speakers. SilverStripe's Solutions Architect Ingo Schommer shares his highlights from Nate Abele's talk on Hypermedia APIs and developer Ed Linklater shares his highlights from Chris Pitt's presentation on Asynchronous PHP.Read full post
It was fitting that the speaker chosen to kick off the first ever New Zealand PHP Conference was Rasmus Lerdorf. Rasmus is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995 and has contributed to a number of other open source projects over the years. He was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo! for more than 7 years and joined Etsy in 2012. Rasmus's presentation covered an interesting background to how PHP evolved from a templating system into a coding language as well as insights into the greater purpose his role at Esty provides.Read full post