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SilverStripe Hackathon

You’ve asked for it and now you’ve got it.

by Kerstin Schuman

Posted 28 June 2012

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Hack along with SilverStripe 3

You’ve asked for it and now you’ve got it. With SilverStripe 3.0 being available to download tomorrow, we celebrate this milestone with a worldwide 30 hour hackathon.

The theme: Create great things with SilverStripe 3.

You can create whatever you’ve ever wanted, within a 30 hour time frame. The choice is yours, whether it be an application, a website or a module. You can team up with someone else, or do it all by yourself.

At the end, our judge Sam will make a decision on the Top 5 projects and the people who created them will receive spot prizes.

Up for grabs are a few vouchers from

Top 1-3: A voucher for US$100

Top 4-5: A voucher for US$50

The winner will be announced on Monday NZ time.

When to hack?

  • Start: Friday 29 June 12pm NZ time
  • End: Saturday 30 June 4pm NZ time

The SilverStripe Wellington HQ will kick things off at noon on Friday (NZ time) and you guys can join us whenever and for as long as you want. Have your webcam handy for a virtual and interactive event.


You can join from anywhere in the world. Just log in to If there is a SilverStripe meetup group near you, you might want to join them and hack along with other SilverStripers. Here are the groups that will join us:

Auckland, New Zealand

Melbourne, Australia

Brisbane, Australia

Utrecht, Netherlands

Madison, US

London, UK

Linz, Austria

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki SilverStripers will meet at Porvoonkadun Baari, Porvoonkatu 19, 00510 Helsinki, Finland and they start on Friday 3 pm EEST (local time)

Please check in with the groups on when and how they will join the hackathon, because this will differ from group to group.


To join us for the Hackathon go to, add your webcam to the lot and set up your project profile.

If you have questions or just want to chat, hit up the IRC channel on the site.

For status updates on how you are doing, use the #createtheweb hashtag for Twitter or Facebook.

And you are in. It’s as easy as that.

I’m looking forward to meeting with you. This is gonna be great! SilverStripe all around the world.

P.S. The next upcoming Meetups are in Copenhagen, Denmark and San Francisco, US.