A Christmas present for all charities

A Christmas present for all charities
Anthony Fox-DaviesNovember 15th, 2018
Published in Fundraising

As a social impact focused agency, we are keen to see things put to good use however that may be.

Over the past year we have been working on an Open Source, Drupal+ReactJS project called Falcon. This has started its life as a Gift Shop and is evolving into a full charity platform. We all know Open Source means free(!) so we are both giving away the software and a few hours of configuration assistance to get it installed and running for your charity.

SystemSeed Now Featured on Clutch!

SystemSeed Now Featured on Clutch!
Published in Business

SystemSeed is in the business of making great things. Including the launch of our new website, we’re always looking for ways to improve ourselves and our clients’ experience and products. Our team works across enterprise and third-sector facing industries, providing expert strategy, design, and digital skills to our clients.

Is Scrum dead?

Published in Business

As an agile coach and consultant I have heard most things around over the years when it comes to the “right” approach to implementing “agile” into organisations or teams. “Start with Scrum” is probably the most used one — also mentioned by me I suppose a number of times. However, this has started to sound a bit squeaky in my ears lately. In the beginning I couldn’t really put my finger on why it annoyed me so much. What’s not to like about Scrum if you want to take your organisation or team into agility? You have short iterations, low time-to-market cycles, reduced number of meetings and your development cycle is closer connected with your core business. Looking in retrospect on what I’ve learned over the years, I think I finally found my answer.

Apple Pay on Concern.net

For faster UX and greater conversions
Apple Pay on Concern.net
Anthony Fox-DaviesApril 3rd, 2017
Published in Fundraising

How we added Apple Pay to Concern.net for to drive an improved User Experience and better donation conversions.

Q1 2017 - New year = new technologies

What lies beyond "just Drupal"?
Q1 2017 - New year = new technologies
Anthony Fox-DaviesFebruary 28th, 2017
Published in Business

Late last year we blogged about the SystemSeed company trip to Minsk in order to work, bond and be merry. Each were achieved in equal degrees and we came away with revitalised enthusiasm for our work and a shift in what exactly that work would contain.

I’m happy to announce today a turning point at SystemSeed where we will begin to offer service beyond solely Drupal development. For the past 7 years+ we have branded ourselves as Drupal Enthusiasts™ but times change and we must all keep up, not with trends but an ever-moving landscape.

Can services adopt the future of devops?

Anthony Fox-DaviesDecember 1st, 2016
Published in DevOps

Startups and products can move faster than agencies that serve clients as there is no feedback loops and manual QA steps by an external authority that can halt a build going live.

One of the roundtable discussions that popped up this week while we’re all in Minsk is that agencies which practice Agile transparently as SystemSeed do see a common trade-off. CI/CD (Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment) isn’t quite possible as long as you have manual QA and that lead time baked-in.

SystemSeed do Minsk

Our team together again!
SystemSeed do Minsk
Anthony Fox-DaviesNovember 30th, 2016
Published in Events

If you haven’t noticed from our Twitter feed this week we’ve flown the team to Minsk in Belarus to socialise, eat, drink and be merry while maybe taking in a little culture and even some work(!)

One of the first things that we all notice when the team get together is you can’t hug someone over Skype… you can’t make the other person a cup of tea, or complain about the same weather.

How UNC achieved a multi-site search using Feeds and SearchAPI

It's multi faceted...
JoachimSeptember 14th, 2016
Published in Drupal

Handling clients with more than one site involves lots of decisions. And yet, it can sometimes seem like ultimately all that doesn’t matter a hill of beans to the end-user, the site visitor. They won’t care whether you use Domain module, multi-site, separate sites with common codebase, and so on. Because most people don’t notice what’s in their URL bar. They want ease of login, and ease of navigation. That translates into things such as the single sign-on that drupal.org uses, and common menus and headers, and also site search: they don’t care that it’s actually sites search, plural, they just want to find stuff.