This year's DrupalCamp Baltics was held yesterday in Tallinn, Estonia. Exove had the opportunity to be both a co-organiser and gold sponsor for the camp, and I was part of the organising committee.
Planning started already early this year when the leaders of Estonian Drupal companies - me from Exove, Ivo Nellis from Fenomen, and Merle Randlepp from Wunderkraut - got together to discuss the date and the location of the camp. We soon invited also Toomas Pippar from Mild Creative to work on the brand and visuals for the camp - and thanks to Toomas, the camp was top-notch visually.
In picture from left: Jani Tarvainen, Kalle Varisvirta, Janne Kalliola
We have been selected to speak in several events in the autumn - and we are also sponsoring a few of them. It is always a true pleasure to join and support open technology events.
The Finnish Scouts - or officially The Scouts and Guides of Finland - have been using Drupal for several years. We invited Arttu Tanner from the Scouts to give a Drupal Café session of the reasons and benefits of choosing Drupal.
The Scouts have been using Drupal for both their big events, such as jamborees, and also for their site. Flip through the slides on our slideshare channel or below to learn more.
Sarah Khalil from SensioLabs talking in eZ + Symfony event in Helsinki in June. Photo by Vuokko Rekonen.
This is a guest blog entry by Bertrand Maugain from eZ Systems.
Last week was an interesting week for eZ in Scandinavia. We arranged two PHP & Symfony meetups in Oslo and Helsinki in collaboration with our local partners. Exove was joining forces for the Helsinki meetup and it was great to see so many people joining.
Oman yrityksen verkkopalvelujen kehittäminen on aikaa vievää ja haastavaa. Yleensä siihen on myös liian vähän aikaa. Tarjosimme ainutlaatuisen tilaisuuden tunnin ajan sparrata omaa verkkopalveluaan ammattilaisten kanssa.
Järjestimme Oulussa 28.5.2015 tilaisuuden alueen yrityksille, jonne sai tunniksi tulla juttelemaan ja testaamaan ideaansa. Aiheita ei ollut rajattu, vaan tunnin sai käyttää täysin vapaasti omien ideoiden esittelyyn ja arviointiin.
PHP is probably the most popular backend programming language powering the web.
Late yesterday evening we launched our YouTube channel! The channel will feature videos about our design and development practices, information about our platforms - Drupal, Node.js, WordPress, Symfony, etc. - and also interesting clips about digitalisation.
Exove Sponsored WordCamp Finland - an event that gathered the Finnish WordPress community at the heart of Tampere on May 8th. We had a group of five people attending the event.
During the day we had the chance to attend presentations and have some interesting discussions about WordPress and web development as a whole. The most notable topics being WordPress specific hosting services, the upcoming REST API, multilingual multisite installations, Security and WordPress as an eCommerce Platform.
We had yet again an excellent WordPress Café yesterday. Marco Martins from H1 presented how to use WordPress as an application development framework besides blogging and content management.
The discussion on the topic was lively, as usual, and a lot of people felt that they learned something new in the meeting. It was also good to see old and new faces and network among other WordPress developers and users.
We have now uploaded the slidedeck to our SlideShare channel. They can be flipped through also here:
We work extensively with open technologies, such as Drupal, WordPress, Node.js, Symfony, etc. We truly believe that open source is the best way for us to serve our customers, as it combines excellent quality, fast innovation, lower costs, and possibilities to tinker with the platform.
I've recently been fortunate enough to be invited to talk about open source goodness in various events. Yesterday I was in ICT Expo in Helsinki presenting my thoughts of why and how open source works better than closed systems.
We had again an excellent Drupal Café on Tuesday. Our Technology Director Kalle Varisvirta presented how one can accelerate Drupal performance with Node.js and MongoDB. The keynote was followed by a lively discussion about Drupal, Node, Angular and React.
The slides of Kalle's keynote are available on our Slideshare channel and also embedded in this entry.
Raymond, the customer magazine published by RAY – Finland's Slot Machine Association – has been awarded with three prices in two competitions late yesterday evening.
Raymond.fi won The Digital Solution of the Year and The Article of the Year in Customer Magazine in Edit, and The Best Design in Grand One 2015.
DrupalCamp London was last weekend, and as usual, it was big, diverse, and truly global event. With almost 600 participants, it is the biggest DrupalCamp in Europe and among the biggest in the world.
Our CEO Janne Kalliola and Technology Director Kalle Varisvirta had the pleasure of presenting a session in the camp. We have uploaded the slides to our Slideshare channel and they can be viewed also in this blog post.
Yesterday I was reading LinkedIn when someone asked what would be the best platform for an online store? The first few answers to the question were to be expected when different people started offering their companies Number One Product™.
Before joining Exove I had worked in companies where there were only a few developers. This usually leads to the situation where you can only master one product.
But what if the customer has specifics needs? Are you able to fit your square product through a circular hole?
I'm glad and also a bit proud to announce that we have been nominated as one of Finland's best places to work.
Vallitsevasta taloustilanteesta huolimatta Exoven kasvu jatkuu. Yritys on avannut helmikuun alussa toimipisteen Tampereelle Factory Klingendahliin. Tällä hetkellä työtä tehdään Tampereella kahden henkilön voimin, mutta tulevaisuudessa toimipisteen uskotaan kasvavan.
Thoughts about open source software security on Data Privacy Day
This year's first WordPress Café was kicked off by Perttu Tolvanen (@perttutolvanen) from Vierityspalkki.fi. He spoke about the current state of WordPress market in Finland and then described the WordPress company catalogue he released a few months ago in Vierityspalkki.fi/toimistot.
As many other people around new year I am cleaning up my endless list of to-dos. I do the closing of the year always in the same way; taking my little black notebook and checking all the year's to-do lists to check if there has been something worth revisiting or perhaps even replicating. I also check the statistics, how we're grown and what type of people we now have – this is not only a vital part of the planning process but also sort of rewarding on personal level.
Konstantin Fedorov visited Webbisauna in Tampere on last Saturday and gave a talk about Caching in Backbone.js Application.
The slides of this session are now available on our Slideshare channel and also embedded below.