Heartbleed bug

It started like a normal Tuesday morning. First thing I did after waking up, was to check my Twitter. After seeing a lot of tweets about OpenSSL, I had to dig deeper. At first glance, it seemed like the worst thing to hit the web for many years. And it was.

OpenSSL was leaking its memory contents. The programmer had missed one size check when writing the heartbeat implementation. But it was bad. All traffic , usernames and passwords and even server private keys are in that particular memory.

Selecting Future Talents

Due to my other responsibilities and full trust in our organization, I rarely participate in recruitment interviews. Regarding this year's Trainees we made an exception, and I've participated in the interviews of our future Project Management Trainees. There is a reason why, and I thought I'd share it with you. 

As a general rule, we believe in skill testing. Of course previous background in the field and interviews play a very significant role in recruitment decision-making, but we also want to know more about the way the person works, how they solve problems etc. 

Drupal Café: Drupal 8 - What to Learn from Symfony2

Drupal Café: Drupal 8 & Symfony2

The next Drupal Café on Tuesday April 8th will be interesting one. Joonas Iivonen, one of our senior developers, will discuss about which parts of Symfony2 one needs to master in order to be productive with Drupal 8.

The topic is more and more relevant as the launch of Drupal 8 is coming nearer, and the inside of our loved CMS has changed a lot.

More information and enrollment >

Behind the Scenes – Trainee Program Recruitments

Trainee program update

Trainee Program ads went live a couple of weeks ago, and we’ve received tons of applications and queries about the program. What has pleased me the most is that even the new positions in Project Management and Design have aroused such an interest. I decided that at this point I could share some of the highlights of the past weeks.

Exove Trainee Program 2014 – stay tuned!

Trainee program 2014

Spring is the time for job searching, at least for students applying for their internships and summer jobs. We are excited to be able to arrange the Exove Trainee Program for the second time and provide a chance for a couple of talented students to start their career.

Why We Organise Drupal and WordPress Cafés

Drupal Café banner

We have been organising Drupal and WordPress Cafés about half a year now, and we have received good feedback about them from the participants and speakers.

We believe in openness and the power of communication, and the cafés are a perfect way to empower local open source communities with openness and communication. We provide space and drinks, handle invitations, and secure speakers - the community handles the rest by coming to the event, discussing, and networking.

Avaamme toimiston Ouluun

Exove avaa toimiston Oulussa

Uskomme uusille toimijoille olevan kysyntää Pohjois-Suomessa ja avaamme toimiston Ouluun.

"Oulu on selkeästi kiinnostavin kaupunki meille Suomessa. Laajentumispäätöksen sinetöi sekä oululaisten ohjelmoijien erittäin hyvä tekninen osaaminen että seudun vahva yrityspohja. Lisäksi meillä on ollut jo pitempään erinomaista yhteistyötä paikallisten toimijoiden, kuten Mainonnan Työmaan ja Siberian, kanssa. Tämä oli myös iso tekijä päätöksenteossa.", toimitusjohtajamme Janne Kalliola toteaa.

Customer Survey Results 2013

Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

We run customer satisfaction survey every autumn in Exove. This year we had our sixth satisfaction survey, and got feedback from our clients - actually, the number of responses was greater than ever.

WordPress Café Slides available

WordPress Café Keynote by Kalle Naatula from Viinilehti

Kalle Naatula from Viinilehti delivers keynote on why they selected WordPress.

WordPress Café collected again WordPress enthusiastics - developers, designers, and content-owners, together to network and develop the Finnish WP community further.

They keynote was presented by Kalle Naatula from Viinilehti. The slides are now available:

Nenäpäivä - Comic Relief 2013

Exove has been participating in Nenäpäivä - globally known as Comic Relief - charity event for two years now. Our role has been to design and implement www.nenäpäivä.fi site to both create the awareness for the big day, and also to collect money through volunteer teams.

The big day was on Friday, and the event collected almost three million euros. Of those, 255 940 euros were collected by the teams using the site that is, by the way, powered by Drupal and Drupal Commerce.

Second WordPress Café on November 12th

WordPress Café at Exove on November 12th

The second WordPress Café will be organised on November 12th at 16.00 on our Helsinki office. The café is open for everyone using WordPress - be that a content owner, designer, or a developer - to gain more information about their beloved system and to network with other people having similar interests.