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18 October, 2017
Filed under CiviCon, Meetups

In conjunction with the first ever CiviCon happening in Canberra on Monday 23rd October. There will be a developer day on the Sunday prior to that day.  There will also be an opportunity for international developers to join in through a Go To Meeting hangout.  The developer day will be held at the Agileware office. 4/55-57 Lathlain Street, Belconnen, ACT 2617. The Day will start at 9am. Anyone interested should get in touch with Justin Freeman from Agileware. This will be a chance to meet fellow CiviCRM developers and share issues and concerns...

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16 October, 2017
Filed under Sprints
Having made amazing strides over the last year in terms of the user interface, some of the folk attending this years UK CiviSprint took a look at what improvements could be made in terms of accessibility.   Issues have been raised in recent years by screen reader users and people who are not comfortable using a mouse or trackpad.  After testing the new bootstrap-based Shoreditch theme, with a variety of assistive technology, several issues were identified and put to the team of developers. 
 
The main issues included: the lack of keyboard access to the menu,...
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13 October, 2017
By John_B
Filed under Sprints, Training

Writing on the train back to London from the CivicCRM Sprint at Duvale Priory in mid-Devon, I can see why some people are willing to travel from across the world for the Sprint: it is a great way to spend a week. I went for the Developer Training, delivered by Parvez and Raj of Veda Consulting. The training was held for two days alongside a week's sprint (5 days + 2 travel days). I stayed for the rest of the Sprint.

Having looked at the code, and dipped into the developer documentation over the years, I still started with little idea of...

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12 October, 2017
By AnneDru
Filed under Community, Sprints
Following CiviCon London many of us made our way to Devon for the CiviSprint. 
 
A group of around 40+ developers, installers and users gathered together for 6 days to work jointly on CiviCRM projects. By coming together in one place, we were able to move projects forward in a way that is challenging when everyone is scattered around the world and involved in their own work and family commitments. The overall aim being to take CiviCRM forward by sharing knowledge.
 
We arrived on Saturday and settled into our rooms in Duvale Priory...
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09 October, 2017

One of the main reasons our partners choose to set up a CiviCRM application is its extended functionality developed specifically for managing all contacts, communications, records and activities of an organization in one place.

Yet one of our clients put a broader meaning into the concept single CiviCRM-based solution and requested new functionality that would allow users to manage their emails (check and read incoming emails, compose new messages, etc.) from the CRM instead of shifting between different applications.

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08 October, 2017
By AnneDru
Filed under CiviCon

London 2017 was my first time at a CiviCon event so not sure what to expect, but I have been to many business conferences over the years.  So, what was so different about this one?  Essentially, nothing; held in a major city i.e. London, in a conference centre, a welcome desk with a goody bag and a programme, introduction, sessions – you get the picture!

It’s hard to put your finger on why it was different - better - but I am sure it has to do with the ethos of CiviCRM and why the organisers and attendees were there; a shared vision and a unified purpose.

What...

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06 October, 2017
By Parvez

Our new extension aims to enable charities/organisations to manage their supporters in a GDPR compliant manner. GDPR in itself does not introduce many new directives however it does make organisation appointed officials directly responsible for any breach in directive and therefore has a degree of responsibility which had been missing from previous iterations.

It’s important to understand that simply implementing an opt in process and assuming all contacts are opted out overnight is probably not what is best for your organisation, there are many factors to...

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05 October, 2017
By petednz

Have you ever wondered whether those Event or Membership Reminders actually get delivered?

And what about those automatic Receipts that go out? Ever wished you could see what the heck was actually being sent?

Well now you can thanks to Fuzion's new extension for transactional mail.

With the help of funding from Agileware (Canberra, Australia), several Fuzion clients, and Fuzion's own contribution, we have put a couple of our...

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05 October, 2017
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release
CiviCRM v. 4.7.25 and 4.6.32 are now released and ready for download!
 
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 4.7.25 can be accessed  here.
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

 
Complete list of 4.7 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found...
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03 October, 2017
By petednz
Filed under CiviCon

Countdown to CiviCon Canberra, the first CiviCon in the southern hemisphere, is ticking along nicely. Less that 20 sleeps to go.

Very excited to get the sessions nailed down. You can view the list of topics and speakers here.

Keynote speaker will be Caroline Le Couteur, MLA, ACT Greens Member for Murrumbidgee (which means she is an MP for those who don't speak 'strine').

In addition, with a couple of presenters freshly returned from CiviCon UK, I expect we will be hearing all the latest news from...

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