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.

DrupalCon Barcelona - Day 2 Overview

Here’s our quick overview of the second day at DrupalCon Barcelona.
DrupalCon Barcelona - Day 2 Overview
Anthony Fox-DaviesSeptember 24th, 2015
Published in Events

Designers and developers learn plenty of best practices and techniques to get the most out of their websites. From A/B testing to Heat Maps we constantly progress through a course of combined understanding as to how to build the best possible site.

We have come to know more than just basic layout strategies in combination with good information architecture. We now know that the users of the web are affected by basic, general psychology just as in the real world.

Yesterday’s keynote from Nathalie Nahai explained just this.

DrupalCon Barcelona - Day 1 Overview

Here’s our quick overview of the first day at DrupalCon Barcelona.
DrupalCon Barcelona - Day 1 Overview
Anthony Fox-DaviesSeptember 22nd, 2015
Published in Events

We didn’t make it to the PreNote as it was crazy early for the laid back city to accept, but the KeyNote Dries gave was very honest about Drupal’s current obstacles.

“We should talk about that”

Was the mantra for the issues the community will face in the upcoming Drupal 8 adoption and subsequent migrations. It’s refreshing to have such critical reflection on our own projects. We shouldn’t pat ourselves for our successes but instead focus on where we need to improve.

DrupalCon Barcelona

The 101 guide to the city
DrupalCon Barcelona
Anthony Fox-DaviesSeptember 21st, 2015
Published in Events

SystemSeed have donned our sunglasses and headed to the wonderful city of #Barcelona along with a few thousand other Drupal enthusiasts for DrupalCon 2015.

Coinciding with the conference’s dates is the city’s incredible La Merce (or “Fiesta Major”) festival - a huge event that spans all neighbourhoods (or ”barrios”) where you can expect the whole city to be celebrating.

If you are going to be in the city for DrupalCon or for La Merce, check out our guide on how to get around the city and what do while you’re here.

Why We Pay our Drupalers to Relocate to their Dream Destination

Anthony Fox-DaviesJuly 9th, 2015
Published in Business

A special note:

SystemSeed, a multinational Drupal agency is once again growing! Because this role is so critical to the team, we would like to leave no stone unturned. Also, because every one of our team members is critical to the success of the team as a whole, we are doing something different.

At SystemSeed, we have always been a completely distributed team - enabling our teammates to do their best work from anywhere in the world. We’ve found that sort of flexibility helps people explore their ambitions, whether that be career development, personal development, or simply seeing the world without letting their “job” get in the way.

From Campfire to Slack

How and why we migrated
Anthony Fox-DaviesOctober 7th, 2014
Published in DevOps

We’re a distributed development agency so our staff are located across the globe, each bringing their unique skills and culture together culminating in our excellent team.

We rely on tools that help make our communication as easy and pleasant as possible, as that communication is paramount to a successful distributed team.

SystemSeed team off to Amsterdam

for DrupalCon and a team get together
Anthony Fox-DaviesJuly 17th, 2014
Published in Events

The world can often seem to rush by and if you don’t stop to smell the roses you can miss it.

In the coming months we at SystemSeed will be “going back to our roots” so to speak and attending DrupalCon Amsterdam from September 29th to Oct 3rd.

Welcome the new mobile ready Concern.net

Anthony Fox-DaviesJuly 8th, 2014
Published in Design

When working for clients you love, the primary objective is to go above and beyond, enrich the relationship and deliver something you are both truly proud of.

Well we love working with Concern Worldwide and have just launched the latest iteration of their website we built in Drupal 7 just a short time ago.