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Donate instead of gifts

As we are a fully distributed team, our values are what tie us together. Sometimes cool things happen that allow us to connect with other’s values too. We recently had an inspirational connection with PagerTree that allowed us to follow our mission of contributing and supporting actions that can positively impact the world. This resulted in a donation to an organisation whose e ...

A week in Prague

“I work remotely” is something that I’ve gotten used to saying since I joined HappyPorch exactly a year ago. I dislike that phrase. I dislike it because it conjures images of beach life and digital nomadism, and that’s really not the case. Not for me anyway. The HappyPorch team are indeed distributed across the world; from the UK to Australia, Brazil, and a few places in-betwee ...

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 sp ...

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

Update (5 Sep 2019): The sentiments of this article remain unchanged, although our team has changed a little over the last year.  Checkout the team page for more about us.   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 w ...

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 bec ...

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 (especia ...

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 typic ...

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, ...