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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 (🙈), ...

Standing Up Against Work / Life Balance with Founder Barry O'Kane

Meet Barry O’Kane, founder of Endzone Software. Barry is a web developer, entrepreneur, traveler, student of life, and fierce opponent to the concept of work / life balance. When he’s not working on the business, you’ll find Barry outdoors walking, hiking, paragliding or cycling (anything to get the release of team sport without as much wear and tear on the body… cause nobody’s ...

Filipe Sousa – Developer and Team Adventurer

You know what’s cool about Endzone Software? This guy ^^. This handsome self-portrait is of Filipe Sousa, one of our amazing developers at Endzone. Filipe primarily handles the bulk of support and maintenance tasks for our clients (and he’s fantastic at it). But don’t be fooled. Filipe certainly isn’t the boring guy that “support and maintenance” may imply. What makes Filipe ex ...

Senior Developer Ondřej Piálek – Is Bringing On the Value

The handsome portrait above is not from our in-house graphic designer (because we don’t have one). Or a professional artist. This, ladies and gentlemen, this is a self-portrait of one of Endzone Software’s very own senior developers… Ondřej Piálek. In addition to his innate ability to capture his own essence using a free Google app, Ondřej is a highly skilled developer (with th ...

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, ...

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 hacka ...

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 tra ...

Paying Contractors Abroad

We are a remote company. We use contractors based in places all over the world, for development, design and things we can’t handle ourselves. Paying contractors through regular international banking transfers is expensive so we’ve found some alternatives: TransferWise These guys are our favourite. The fees are reasonable and so are their midmarket exchange rates. We also really ...