Attending WordCamp Finland May 8th

Exove staff at WordCamp Finland 2015 in Tampere - Exove was gold sponsor

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.

Using WordPress as a Framework - Slides

Marco Martins talks at Exove WordPress Café about using WordPress as a framework

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:

Why Open Source?

Janne Kalliola speaking about open source and communities in ICT Expo Helsinki

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.

Drupal Cafe Slides Available

Kalle Varisvirta talks about accelerating headless Drupal with Node.js in Drupal Café

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 Wins Three Awards in GrandOne and Edit

Exove Design & Raymonds Wins Three Design Awards from GrandOne and Edit

Raymond, the customer magazine published by RAY – Finland's Slot Machine Association – has been awarded with three prices in two competitions late yesterday evening. 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.

Slides from Our DrupalCamp 2015 Sessions

Exove's Technology Director Kalle Varisvirta talks about Drupal and Node.js in DrupalCamp London 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.

The Strength in Numbers

Exove - Strength in numbers to select the best open technology tool for each case

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?

Exoven kasvu jatkuu – toimisto Tampereelle

Exoven Tampereen toimiston sisäänkäynti

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. 

Year 2014 in HR Nutshell

View from Exove's office in Helsinki in early January 2015

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.

Drupal Commerce Slides from Drupal Café

Drupal Café audience listening to Hiski Valli's Drupal Commerce session

We had an excellent Drupal Café on Tuesday. The topic was Drupal Commerce and the keynote was given by our own Hiski Valli. Hiski is a seasoned Drupal Commerce developer and he gave a very good tutorial of Drupal Commerce building blocks. The discussion after the keynote was also lively with a lot of questions.

Hiski's slides can be found on our Slideshare channel and they have also been embedded in this entry.

E-commerce in Action Seminar, Slides

E-commerce in Action Seminar, Drupal Commerce explained

We had today a packed house in our E-commerce in Action Seminar. And no wonder, the sessions were of very high quality - as one could expect from these speakers: Frédéric Plais and Robert Douglass from Commerce Guys, Jacob Segercrantz from Suomen Maksuturva, Brian Mak from Wauwaa, and Topias Dean from Exove Design.

Concrete5 Cafe Slides Available

Antti Hukkanen, Mainio Tech talking about concrete5 from developer perspective

We hosted the second Concrete5 café yesterday. Antti Hukkanen from Mainio Tech gave the keynote about concrete5 from developer perspective. The presentation sparked lively discussion - a lot of good questions were asked and even better answers were given.

Antti also uploaded his slides to Slideshare, and they can be viewed also in this entry.

Protecting Our Customers with Open Source

Open source security updates, Drupal and Poodle

The past week has marked a pronounced peak in our maintenance operations: on Wednesday, we woke up to what immediately seemed like an unscheduled server maintenance day to patch the POODLE SSL/TLS vulnerability. Despite the overall moderate threat level, we quickly concluded to issue an extra server maintenance cycle since the vulnerability carries a considerable confidentiality impact and we know our customers are very meticulous with privacy.