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.
Tower of London on the left, The Gerkin in the left background and International House on the right.
Inside the Rainmaking Loft workspace (Photo credit: Rainmaking Loft)
I have moved here from SilverStripe HQ in Wellington, New Zealand to start a new role as the SilverStripe Ambassador to the UK & Europe. A big part of my role will be working with developers and agencies who use SilverStripe to see how we can help them learn, develop, promote and do awesome things with SilverStripe. I'm also looking to get a clearer idea of the challenges that you face using and selling SilverStripe to clients so that we can assist with this.
Regular meetups, training sessions and talks on SilverStripe are also on my agenda. Stay tuned for dates, locations and details.
My arrival coincided nicely with the Future of Web Design here in central London. It was a great 2 day event with a vast range of speakers and topics. The venue and catering of this event were also exceptionally good. I especially want to thank InVision for their excellent coffees that saved me from using the automated coffee machines at the venue.
One key takeaway from the conference, which was a reoccurring theme in a number of the presentations, was regarding the beginning phases of a design. Billy Kiely from InVision stated that "investment is the enemy of creativity," referring to the more you invest in a design the less creative you can be. He referred to the "Start with a cupcake" analogy, encouraging us to make cupcakes before we go and bake an entire wedding cake and then realize it's the wrong flavour.
Im really looking forward to meeting you all here in the UK and Europe. If you would like to discuss anything related to SilverStripe or just keen to say hi, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)7482 345232.