Exove won "The Best New Partner" and "The Best Blogger" awards in eZ Systems conference in New York on 5th November 2015. In all, three of nine awards went to Finland.
eZ Conference & Awards 2015 takes place on November 3rd to 5th in Brooklyn, New York. The speaker line up is very interesting, including topics from technical business driven. Our CEO Janne Kalliola will take a look at open source projects from the inside, by talking about Virtual Barnraising - How Open Source Makes People Better.
I've had the privilege of attending some great events this year: WordCamp, PHP / eZ Publish Summer Camp and finally DrupalCon. These were all great experiences for a professional working with Web Content Management, but the most food for thought came from a much more modest event: A two hour breakfast seminar titled "The right content for the right context".
The three larger events focused on specific Content Management Systems:
There has been a radical shift in how enterprises want to use Drupal. Their focus is moving from sites to integrated services., and this change is typically accompanied with a set of new technologies, such as MongoDB and Node.js. Still, the role of Drupal has become more central than ever. How?
I had the privilege of visiting the combined event for PHP and eZ Publish developers. The events are called PHP Summer Camp and eZ Publish Summer Camp respectively.
Both events are held in the same location and are blended together. This year the event was held in Rovinj, Croatia - the home country of the company Netgen, an active member of both Symfony and eZ Communities. And the driving force behind the Summer Camps.
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.
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.
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