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So, why are we called HappyPorch?

We get asked this question a surprising amount, or at least it’s surprising to me.  We love our quirky name and enjoy numerous word plays for a number of our internal projects. Yet, it is still a little surprising and gratifying when others are intrigued by the name itself. A little company history Way back in 1999, when I was even younger than I am now (blush), I registered ...

Le Grande Meetup, France!

From various parts of the world, the HappyPorch team disembarked at Geneva airport, Switzerland. The first 2019 company meetup was about to commence, and the excitement leaped to exceptional heights. For some HappyPorchians, like myself, it was the first opportunity to connect with fellow team members outside the bounds of a virtual network, allowing them to express their pres ...

Creating An Appetite For Knowledge Sharing

In most jobs you have to keep learning to stay relevant. And when you work a lot with digital technology like us, it is very important to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and technologies in order to provide the best possible solutions to our clients. But other than the personal learning and development of your skills through following courses and trying out new th ...

Our Happy Porto Meetup

🎶 “Another meetup over, another one will soon begin, and so Happy Porch Christmas ….” 🎶 Too early for Christmas-themed introductions? Forgive me, the Happy Porch team recently returned from another meetup, this time from sunny (yet surprisingly cold) Porto, and I’m still riding high on the energy and excitement generated from it. The meetup officially started on Monday, but ...

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 s ...

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 ...

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, ...