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Plastic Free July – two voices from the team

Plastic Free July – TomWhen Simone asked the rest of the team about taking part in Plastic Free July, I did think it would be a good and interesting challenge. Convincing my wife Jenny to take part as well wasn’t hard, since we’re both increasingly more aware of the environmental impact that the products we buy have, and we already try to find more sustainable options. So to s ...

Diversity: where we are and where we’d like to be

We firmly believe that diverse teams are better teams. To us “better” in this context means a team that is more fun, more rewarding, creates better products together and has a more positive impact on the world we live in. All of that is fundamental to our purpose as a company and a team. However we acknowledge that we are always learning and looking to improve. Our current rea ...

Living Our Values

Talking the talk, walking the walk, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah We talk a lot about who we are, what we want to be, where we want to go. We don’t want to be blah, blah, blah. We don’t want to be the kind of company that only pays lip service to their values. We don’t want to stick a generic Modern Slavery statement on our website or tell everyone that we’re saving the planet be ...

What to do in Taghazout? Team Adventures in Morocco

Tagha - what? Taghazout. It’s a little fishing village on the Atlantic coast of Morocco which has become a bit of a surfing haven amongst the longhaired, bleach blonde, backpacker set. Importantly for us, it’s the site of the second Endzone.io meetup for 2017.  How are we working? Some of us are surfers, some of us are yogis, some of us just like the beach and the sun (esp ...

How to Really Sell Umbraco vs WordPress [or any other CMS]

If you ask most agency owners how important a CMS is in winning a pitch, they’ll likely tell you their pitches are CMS-agnostic. That’s a sensible approach to make sure you stay focused on what solves the client’s problem and remember technology is a tool to meet those needs. The catch is, unless you only have clients who plan to never touch their sites after the build ( ...

Simone Gribble – Endzone’s Baker Accountant

Meet Simone Gribble (no, she's not a fictional cartoon… this is her self-portrait! You'll see the real Simone below). Simone is in charge of finances and general admin duties here at Endzone Software. She’s great at crunching our numbers but that doesn’t mean she’s all work and no play. Since we’re a small dispersed team, Simone isn’t required to work full time or even at typ ...

Why Are We In Bulgaria?

It’s been awhile since the remote team at Endzone.io have got together IRL / AFK (in real life / away from keyboard…in person) so I think everyone was excited about the prospect of three whole weeks in a Coworking, Co-living environment. Right? We decided on Bansko, a small mountain town in Bulgaria for our meet up. This was largely driven by the existence of Coworking Bansko, ...

Hacking Words – Bansko Team Hackathon

We Hacked Bansko Okay, not really. Every meetup we set aside a weekend for a company hackathon. What we hack depends on what we’re interested in at the time. Whatever we choose, we work hard, eat lots, have fun and achieve stuff. Simone makes pancakes. This meetup we decided that an element of time pressure would shake things up a bit and we found ourselves with a one day hac ...

Will You Be My Baba? Remote Team Adventures in Bulgaria

Post hackathon (and the fact that it was Christie’s first weekend in Bansko) called for some tourist action. Maybe even something Bulgarian. You need some background. This is Irina. She runs Coworking Bansko and she’s awesome. She adopted us during our meetup and now she’s our new best friend forever. Over a beer in the park one evening (I swear it was just one), after the ...