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SilverStripe London now open

We are very excited to announce the opening of the SilverStripe London office.

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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.

Rainmaking Loft, Tower of London


Tower of London on the left, The Gerkin in the left background and International House on the right.

Rainmaking Loft workspaceRainmaking Loft workspace 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 joel@silverstripe.co.uk or +44 (0)7482 345232.  

About the author
Joel Edwards

Joel is known for being an all-rounder in everything SilverStripe. Previously an Agile Project Manager at SilverStripe HQ in Wellington, he is now the SilverStripe Ambassador in UK & Europe. In his spare time he enjoys baking, running, hiking and coffee.

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  • Hi Joel, great to have the prospect of working with you and contributing to SilverStripe's development!

    Posted by John Broadwater, 28/05/2015 10:35pm (4 years ago)

  • Thanks Jose,

    I respect your upfront feedback and ensuring we get forum questions answered and knowledge shared with new comers to SilverStripe community is something I care about.

    We can always of course strive do better and we are looking for ways to help the community connect and share. I would invite you to check out our feature request system, it's a good place to lend some weight to the types of features you feel should be included in SilverStripe core and on our roadmap. It is over at http://silverstripe.uservoice.com.

    Kind regards,
    Cam

    Posted by Cam Findlay, 11/05/2015 3:06pm (4 years ago)

  • Thanks for the warm welcome guys! I look forward to meeting you in time :)

    Joel

    Posted by Joel Edwards, 08/05/2015 9:54am (4 years ago)

  • Welcome to England!!

    Sorry about the weather! - Sadly that's one thing the SilverStripe framework can't control ;)

    Looking forward to the future of the company in Europe :D

    George.

    Posted by George Botley, 07/05/2015 10:10am (4 years ago)

  • Welcome to Europe Joel!
    Looking forward to meet you in person.

    Anselm

    Posted by Anselm Christophersen, 06/05/2015 12:08am (4 years ago)

  • Silverstripe urgently needs better modules, ecommerce, blog, forum, to be comparable with those in Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress. It also needs a content blocks manager (Visual Page Builder) and improved management of shortcodes.
    An advanced search manager included in the core of SilverStripe, with priorities, etc.
    The community should be more active. Many messages do not get even a response. This is depressing. :(
    With these improvements SilverStripe can make a name internationally. Without these improvements can not compete with anyone.
    Best regards,
    Jose a.

    Posted by Jose A.Molina, 05/05/2015 11:44pm (4 years ago)

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