Magic of Silverstripe:
Level up your work!

The 3 day European community conference dedicated to the Silverstripe Framework & CMS was held on 29th September - 1st October 2021.

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Thanks for coming!

Our conference was virtual for the second time. But as we learned last year: That's also an opportunity. 

We had a fantastic three-day conference bringing together a collection of engaging tasks, insights and demonstrations. The speakers were from the Silverstripe Core Company Silverstripe Ltd, from professionals across Europe and beyond (Australia! Canada!).

 

Schedule

Wednesday, September 29
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09:00 CEST, 20:00 NZDT

Introduction

Andy Adiwidjaja, Adiwidjaja Teamworks GmbH, DE

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09:30 CEST, 20:30 NZDT

Keynote

Wayne Yarr, Silverstripe Ltd., NZ // Bryn Whyman, Silverstripe Ltd.

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10:15 CEST, 21:15 NZDT

Head-Lessons: How you can benefit from Silverstripe's investment in headless architecture

Aaron Carlino, Silverstripe Ltd., NZ

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11:15 CEST, 22:15 NZDT

Selling and delivering Silverstripe in the corporate and public sector markets

Sylvain Reiter, Cyber-Duck Ltd., UK

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14:00 CEST, 01:00 NZDT

E-commerce with SilverStripe

Karl-Johan Smeds, Creamarketing, FI // Niklas Forsdahl, Creamarketing, FI

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14:45 CEST, 01:45 NZDT

Why SilverStripe? An Agency Perspective

Aaron Brockhurst, CSL Web, UK

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15:30 CEST, 02:30 NZDT

SilverStripe ♥︎ Mautic

Giancarlo Di Massa, digitall.it, IT

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The concept of newsletter is changing over the years, and in modern times of inboxes cluttered by information, it requires a great effort to stand out from the crowd. Meet Mautic, a marketing automation platform that is free and completely open source. Giancarlo will walk through the steps necessary to install the software, explain its core ideas and integrate it into your SilverStripe website, from user segmentation to the ability to inject customized messages in the pages. The topics covered will include basic marketing automation concepts like decision tree workflows, external landing pages, video gating, progressive profiling and hot lead handover to other systems like Mailchimp or Sugar CRM. Well' also touch some useful server side concepts like improving email deliverability by setting correct DKIM, DMARC and SPF records, GDPR compliancy, security during server to server communications, queuing and bounce management.

Thursday, September 30
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09:00 CEST, 20:00 NZDT

How the Silverstripe CMS UI JS stack works and how to customise it

Maxime Rainville, Silverstripe Ltd., NZ

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The Talk will revolve around explaining:
- the technical challenges around the Silverstripe CMS UI
- how the Silverstripe CMS UI is put together
- how to go about creating UI PRs
- how developers can customise the CMS UI, especially the React part

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10:00 CEST, 21:00 NZDT

Design and Architecture for Large Silverstripe Applications at Scale

Brett Tasker, Silverstripe Ltd., NZ

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10:45 CEST, 21:45 NZDT

Core web vitals and Silverstripe Requirements

Tim Burt, Dorset Digital, UK

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11:30 CEST, 22:30 NZDT

Lightning Talk: How to edit the Silverstripe docs

Michael Pritchard, UK

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11:45 CEST, 22:45 NZDT

Lightning Talk: A template language for image generation

Johannes Hammersen, Funke DIGITAL

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12:00 CEST, 23:00 NZDT

Lightning Talk: Integrating conversational AI in Silverstripe: let’s meet BotMan!

Giancarlo Di Massa, digitall.it, IT

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14:00 CEST, 01:00 NZDT

A Beginner's Guide to Elemental: Content Block Editing in Silverstripe

James Cocker, Purple Spider Web Design, UK

Video Slides

Learn how to set up and use the powerful Elemental module to add content block editing to your website. Once configured, Elemental allows CMS users to compose pages by adding multiple different types of "content blocks", instead of being restricted to a single WYSIWYG field. This guide will show you how to install and configure Elemental, manage content using blocks, install extra block types as well as how to develop your own custom blocks.

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15:00 CEST, 02:00 NZDT

i18n & Fluent

Werner Krauß, netwerkstatt, AT

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16:00 CEST, 03:00 NZDT

Starting with Silverstripe CMS Part 2

Herbert Cuba Garcia, North Creation Agency, SE

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Friday, October 01
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09:00 CEST, 20:00 NZDT

Integrating Elastic Search

Andrew Paxley, Silverstripe Ltd., NZ

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09:45 CEST, 20:45 NZDT

A Cloud-Native Approach to running SilverStripe on Google Cloud Platform

Jon Su, Xpon Technologies, AU

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10:30 CEST, 21:30 NZDT

How we use Silverstripe CMS to deliver bilingual and accessible websites

Michael Pritchard, UK

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11:15 CEST, 22:15 NZDT

Group Photo: Please meet on the Gather Stage!

Andy Adiwidjaja, Adiwidjaja Teamworks GmbH, DE

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11:30 CEST, 22:30 NZDT

What's coming up in Silverstripe CMS 4.9.0

Maxime Rainville, Silverstripe Ltd., NZ

Video Slides

12:00 CEST, 23:00 NZDT

Lightning Talk: LazyFocusFit - A SilverStripe module with template methods to quickly make use of FocusPoint, LazySizes and object-fit.

Dave Toews, Evans Hunt, CA

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12:30 CEST, 23:30 NZDT

Goodbye

Andy Adiwidjaja, Adiwidjaja Teamworks GmbH, DE

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Speakers

We are proud to present this years first class line-up of Silverstripe Ltd. Natives and Community Heros.

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Aaron Carlino

Silverstripe Ltd., NZ

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Jon Su

Xpon Technologies, AU

Jon is a Software Engineer at Xpon Technologies, an Australian Silverstripe Partner. Jon couples a strong software engineering background with creative data skills and has crafted out a range of bespoke scalable cloud solutions for different industries from ecommerce, tourism, nonprofits to the legal sector. A strong advocate of SilverStripe, Jon can often be found hanging around on the community channels as @jkersu, sharing his love and knowledge of Silverstripe.

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Wayne Yarr

Silverstripe Ltd., NZ

Wayne is the new CEO of Silverstripe Ltd. With a tech career that’s years in the making, Wayne has had some incredible opportunities worldwide to lead transformation and growth. With a few global digital technology services—including NTT and Dimension Data—under his belt, his experiences have given him the chance to travel the world, learn a wide range of skills, and keep diversity of background and ideas at the core of everything he does.

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Nick Vujcich

Silverstripe Ltd., NZ

As CDO, Nick Vujcich is responsible for Silverstripe’s management, value creation, and growth of its digital platform and products. Having worked with some of New Zealand’s largest brands, he believes that with their platform, products, the right process, and a strong team, Silverstripe will strengthen its position in the digital technology market in the years to come.

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Andrew Paxley

Silverstripe Ltd., NZ

A problem-solver at heart, Andrew takes all the complicated pieces from you and puts them together behind the scenes so that they’re easy-to-use, no matter what he’s building. With a drive to fix all the things, he is happiest at work when he’s doing just that—whether it be finding an elegant solution to a feature, realising a vision, or squashing the occasional bug.

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Karl-Johan Smeds

Creamarketing, FI

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Niklas Forsdahl

Creamarketing, FI

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Maxime Rainville

Silverstripe Ltd., NZ

Part of building our own products means that we need our own product builders. That’s where Maxime comes in. He’s a long-time user and long-time improver of Silverstripe CMS and Silverstripe Framework, working to continuously make them better for both the developers who build on it and the users creating content in it. It’s a fair shade different from his time spent as a project manager but his experience across tech makes him the perfect fit for the job.

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Michael Pritchard

UK

Michael is a father, husband and geek. He has always enjoyed coding - his interested started when his uncle bought me a ZX Spectrum 48k when he was only 11.

He self-studied to learn full-stack development: PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and SQL/MySQL and wrote some web APIs, part-time, to integrate REDCap in the NHS.

In July 2020, Michael started as a full time software developer at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).

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Giancarlo Di Massa

digitall.it, IT

Giancarlo is a freelancer based in Ischia, a sunny and lush island in the gulf of Naples, Italy. His company, digitall.it, is an accredited registrar for .it domain names by the National Research Center in Pisa. He's a graphic designer, full stack developer and system administrator of his own servers. Working in an environment strongly based on seasonal tourism, he has gained an all around approach to marketing by integrating managed workflows usually leveraged by bigger companies, custom tailored and ready for adoption by small businesses.

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Tim Burt

Dorset Digital, UK

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Aaron Brockhurst

CSL Web, UK

Technical Consultant specialising in web content management, content distribution and consumption, UX, User Accessibility specialist.

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Brett Tasker

Silverstripe Ltd., NZ

I have been working with Silverstripe (NZ) since Feb 2015. Prior to Silverstripe I have worked with other web development companies from Ticket Selling/Scanning platforms to contracting for Development Agencies throughout NZ.

I am a Principal Platform Engineer and Security Specialist at Silverstripe (NZ) and have been involved in many projects from everyday websites to large enteprise architecture.

You may have already seen my work in projects such as the Silverstripe Docker Container, Silverstripe Garbage Collector, and general Blog posts on Silverstripe Websites and Forums as well as contributing to open source repositories.

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Sylvain Reiter

Cyber-Duck Ltd., UK

Helping you grow & deliver better digital projects by blending UX, Tech & Compliance. Sharing daily tips from 15y as CTO in award-winning agency cybrd.uk

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Bryn Whyman

Silverstripe Ltd.

Bryn is one of Silverstripe's Product Owners. He's here to make sure our users are given a megaphone to have their ideas heard and ensure our products allow them to excel and enrich their communities.

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James Cocker

Purple Spider Web Design, UK

As a freelance web developer, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, James has been using Silverstripe to create bespoke website solutions for over 11 years.

With a focus on UX for both website and CMS users, James has developed several easy to use Silverstripe modules, including Basic Photo Gallery, Basic Download Page and Basic News Page.

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Herbert Cuba Garcia

North Creation Agency, SE

Herbert Cuba Garcia, tech lead, project manager, developer and UX-er. Currently CEO @Kreationsbyrån, specialized in custom digital solutions in open-source, front-end development and all things @Silverstripe. Developers with a love for mobile apps and e-commerce solutions, all with a close focus on UX and the client's business goals.
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Werner Krauß

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Werner Krauß, the man who needs no introduction. @Silverstripe enthusiast, long-time developer, and well-known in the community as an advocate and trusted resource. Better known by all as @wmk, the master of jokes and long-time StripeConEU native. Werner is owner @netwerkstatt & also finds time to maintain the great resource: silverstrip.es.

Johannes Hammersen

Funke DIGITAL

Dave Toews

Evans Hunt, CA

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Andy Adiwidjaja

Adiwidjaja Teamworks GmbH, DE

I am your host for this year's conference. I am a software developer and business manager of a small company in Ahrensburg near Hamburg. 

Sponsors

Thank you for your great support!

S2 Hub

S2-Hub is a non-profit organisation that consists of Silverstripe CMS professionals and agencies around Europe with the goal of setting up a dedicated European professional hub for all things Silverstripe CMS.

www.s2-hub.com

Silverstripe Ltd

Silverstripe Ltd was founded in 2000 by three people passionate about the limitless possibilities of the web in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Together Sam Minnée, Tim Copeland and Sigurd Magnusson brought to life the SilverStripe CMS/Framework. They shared a vision: to reshape business through the web. Now Silverstripe CMS/Framework has been downloaded over 1 million times and is supported by over 24,000 members in the open source community all over the world.

 

www.silverstripe.com

Adiwidjaja Teamworks

Adiwidjaja Teamworks GmbH is a web consultancy from Hamburg, Germany. Since 2004, we solve problems with the development of web-based software. We base our solutions on Silverstripe, Django, Laravel and various frontend technologies. Some of our specialties are web-to-print-solutions, complex search interfaces and system integrations. We also love creative websites with a high level of interaction.

www.adiwidjaja.com

CSL Website Design Group

We’re a London based web design agency, providing creative digital services to businesses who want to grow online. Focusing on results, we use our technical skills, experience and industry insight to help our clients meet their digital goals. We believe that website design is about more than just looking great on the screen. Our focus is on designing visually appealing websites that are unique and engage your audience.

www.csl-web.com

Twisted Bytes

Twisted Bytes knows Hosting. With our knowledge of small and big sites, applications and infrastructures we offer hosting and services for Developers and their companies. We create, manage and maintain servers and always with SSH, backups and monitoring. Specialized in PHP with SilverStripe, Laravel, Wordpress. We work with you to get the best performance.

www.twistedbytes.nl/en

North Creation Agency

A Stockholm-based digital agency, specialized in tech strategy and development. We help our clients deliver successful digital solutions within web, e-commerce, mobile apps, frontend and bespoke systems.

northcreation.agency

Hamaka

Hamaka is the name, providing solutions is our game (Hamakaaa!). We are a digital agency in Utrecht (Nederland). We specialize in websites and more complex web apps. Our websites are easy to spot; Beautiful designs, easy to navigate and they always function as they're supposed to.

hamaka.nl

WerStreamt.Es

WerStreamt.es is Germany’s leading streaming search engine. Over 100 streaming services and channels are connected to our platform. We utilise a wide range of technologies to import, update and deliver data. At the heart of it all we run on Silverstripe. It has enabled us to continuously grow and develop new features. We are always looking for new members to join our team and help us find new use cases for Silverstripe.

https://www.werstreamt.es

FUNKE Digital

FUNKE Digital is the digital heart of FUNKE Mediengruppe, one of the largest media companies in Germany. We are driving forward, guiding the way to the digital future, connecting people and platforms. FUNKE Digital’s daily business includes the topics editorial, product and software development, programmatic marketing, content commerce, paid content, video & audio, data analytics and agency business. We are always looking for additional experts to improve our business and to push our vision forward. Come join us: https://karriere.funkemedien.de/jobs/

https://funkedigital.de

nobrainer

A web agency based in Esbjerg, Denmark with the focus on close relationships, quality, quick response and unique, user-friendly solutions that deliver value to customers. You get professional and honest advice, help with online marketing, design, technical development and implementation of online solutions.

https://www.nobrainer.dk

Brandcom

Advertising agency in Frankfurt, Cologne & Munich.
Campaigns and concepts for a digital world.

We offer all services that make your company fit for the digital age. With an interdisciplinary team we solve your communicative tasks. From conceptual brand development to design and implementation of all online and offline media.

www.brandcom.de/

Pixelpoems

pixelpoems is a web agency from Vienna, Austria. pixelpoems develops appealing and effective digital solutions. From conception through design to implementation and support, we help businesses develop their digital potential.

www.pixelpoems.com

Lemon8

From back-end to front-end, from idea to specs, we build effective online experiences. We create experiences that not only exceed your expectations but your customer’s expectations as well. Making the web a better place since 2001.

lemon8.nl

Level51

We are Level51, a team of lateral thinkers that has come together to form a small software studio in the middle of the Bavarian Forest. With great attention to detail, we work on mobile apps, web applications and desktop systems - always on the hunt for new trends and technologies.

lvl51.de

Netwerkstatt

Handcrafted SilverStripe sites since 2009. SilverStripe experts and operators of tourism platforms in the Salzkammergut, Austria

www.netwerkstatt.at

Wake Up Page Design

We are a full service agency for Corporate Design and SilverStripe development, founded 1997 in Freiburg /Germany. Since 2010 we have been creating and hosting Silverstripe websites for our clients. We train you in Silverstripe CMS and support you via remote maintenance.

www.wake.de

Hestec

Hestec e-concepts is a full service internet agency with more than 20 years experience in developing websites and applications. We always use Silverstripe for our projects.

www.hestec.nl

JetBrains

Get the strongest, most effective developer tools on earth. By automating routine checks and corrections, our tools speed up production, freeing developers to grow, discover and create. JetBrains is sponsoring us with 3 1-year-licenses to give away during the event.

www.jetbrains.com