StripeCon 2016 The Silver dragon awaits...

Legends speak of a digital beast lurking beneath the Ljubljana Castle, a monster platform capable of conquering the known online world with the roar of its code, inciting error on all who fail to believe in its powers.

Join us on our quest to tame this beast! Become one of our brave Silvernauts and embark on a 2-day journey of developer training, publishing skill mastering, design polishing, and overall brotherly joviality beneath and within the walls of the Ljubljana Castle.


StripeCon is a 2 Day Community Conference dedicated to the SilverStripe Framework & CMS. Organised by the Community for the Community.

Ahead of the conference, we have gathering on the evening of Thursday the 13th, for drinks and a warm welcome.

13th - 15th of October 2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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StripeCon 2016 Quest schedule

The art of dragon taming will be revealed over course of several quests, which will be suitable for SilverStripe squires and kings alike.


Thursday 18:00 - 21:00:

Welcome party »Welcome Feast«

 Come and join us for a pre-conference gathering at Innovatif right in the center of Ljubljana. Experience our legendary Slovene food and enjoy it with our mighty delicious local craft beer.


08:30 - Ride the Bus
You can start your journey to the conference with an early walk to Ljubljana Castle, but if you prefer to ride into action you can straddle the trusty bus. Meet us outside the 10th Krekov Square and together we will brave the steep Castle hill.

 08:30 - 09:15 - Warm reception and registration
The conference will start in the morning. You can register at the Ljubljana Castle where you will also receive your Hero’s Welcome Package.

09:15 - 09:30 - Welcome by Innovatif
 A quick warriors’ address by Innovatif. You will feast your ears on exciting fables about Ljubljana, Slovenia, our company, our projects and accomplishments.

09:30 - 10:15 - Quest 1: Sam Minnée
Sam will bring everybody up to speed with SilverStripe 4 and all the ins and outs of the latest update of our favourite framework


 10:15 - 11:00Quest 2: Roman Schmid
With e-commerce becoming more and more important in the (digital) world, we will start off with SilverShop, what can it do for you?


11:00 - 11:30 Coffee & tea break
 A chance to replenish your health and mana.

11:30 - 12:15 Quest 3: Ramon Kupper
After SilverShop, we move on to SilverCart, a full fletched e-commerce solution that drives PixelTricks.

 12:15 - 13:00 Quest 4: Lightning Talks
Ride the lightning

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
Feast now and gather your strength for quests yet to come. Enjoy!

 14:00 - 14:45 - Quest 5: Derk Gortemaker
Ramblings of a sysadmin. How to make your hosting better.

 14:45 - 15:30 - Quest 6: Guy Watson & Michael Caruana
Key lessons from a multi-region synchronised SilverStripe deployment -> Getting SilverStripe to work in the China context

 15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon tea
Another chance to replenish your health and mana

 16:00 - 17:00 - Quest 7: Ines Panker
Best practices when it comes to e-commerce. What works well in the long run and what bites you in the end.

17:00 - Ride the Bus
After the conference you will be summoned to join us in front of the Ljubljana Castle and ride upon the bus on more time. It will take you back to Krekov Square where we will meet with our trusty tourist guide through The Ljubljana Central Market, who will tell you all about the great capital city of Slovenia.

 17.30 – 18:30 A jaunt through Ljubljana
 You'll learn about the history of Ljubljana, walk amidst its old narrow streets, see the famous Triple Bridge and many other interesting Ljubljana sights.

21:00 - Ꝏ Red Dragons' Party
You will be summoned to partake in a jovial party of truly epic proportions at the Ljubljana Castle. Fraternise with your Silvernaut brothers and sisters in the Slovene way, gaze down upon the magnificent Ljubljana skyline at night, dance to new-fangled music, meet new people, feast on snacks and finger food. Food and drinks are included.


08:30 - Ride the Bus
You can start your journey to the conference with an early walk to Ljubljana Castle, but if you prefer to ride into action you can straddle the trusty bus. Meet us outside the 10th Krekov Square and together we will brave the steep Castle hill.

 08:30 - 9:30 - Registration, coffee, tea and croissants, and other morning pleasantries
 The conference will start in the morning. You can register at the Ljubljana Castle.

 9:30 - 11:00 - Quest 8: Pali Ondráš & Lightning Talks

 11:00 - 11:30 - Coffee & tea break
A chance to replenish your health and mana.

11:30 - 13:00 - Quest 9: Werner Krauss & Lukas Erni
Debugging with SilverStripe in Xdebug.

 13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
Take a break and feast on a traditional Slovene lunch.

14:00 - 14:45 - Quest 10: Dario Rigolin
Library portal, next generation OPAC, built on SilverStripe

 14:45 - 15:30 - Quest 11: Herbert Cuba Garcia
A SilverStripe CMS/Platform case study.

Afternoon tea
Another chance to replenish your health and mana

 15:30 - 17:00 - The Round table
The closing of the conference will be marked by an interesting debate, where you will have the chance to divulge your impressions of the conference and your host country, Slovenia.

 17:00 - Ride the Bus
After the conference you will be summoned to join us in front of the Ljubljana Castle and ride upon the bus on more time. It will take you back to Krekov Square where we will meet with our trusty tourist guide through The Ljubljana Central Market , who will tell you all about the great capital city of Slovenia.

 17:30 - 18:30 - Final adventure: A Silvernauts’ Voyage
 On the last day of the conference, we will take a boat tour on the Ljubljanica river and face the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts. As the day comes to an end, we will say our farewells, but if you so desire, you are more than welcome to stay in Slovenia for another day or two. The boat trip, snacks, and drinks are included in the ticket.

StripeCon 2016 Location

The quest will begin with a welcome party at the new and polished Innovatif offices, while the lectures will be held close by at the Ljubljana Castle.


Welcome Party

October 13th

Innovatif d.o.o.
Poljanski nasip 6
1000 Ljubljana


October 14-15th

Ljubljana Castle
Grajska planota 1
1000 Ljubljana

StripeCon 2016 Getting here

Besides riding your noble steed or sailing down Ljubljanica river on the Argos ship, these are the best ways to get to the venues.

Need any help getting there?

Poke us on twitter @StripeConEU or contact us by phone at +386 1 300 40 40

  • bus

    By Bus

    The closest Bus stop is Krekov Square (Krekov trg), lines 2, 13, and 20 stop there.

    From the connecting Krekov trg you can take the Funicular to the Castle or walk to the Innovatif offices across the street (walk down Kapiteljska Street and follow our signs).

  • train

    By Train

    From the Main Station follow Resljeva Road (Resljeva cesta) down to the Dragon Bridge (Zmajski most), cross it and continue straight until you get to Krekov Square (Krekov Trg). From there you can take the Funicular to the Castle.

    If going to our offices, after crossing the bridge turn left onto Kapiteljska Street (Kapiteljska ulica) and follow our signs.

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    By Car

    Drive to the City centre and follow the Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad) signs which will take you to Streliška Street (Streliška ulica) and up to Castle Hill where there will be parking available. 

    Our offices are just a step away from the Castle. When crossing the Dragon Bridge, drive onto Poljanski nasip and look for the garage entrance to Palača Kapitelj (the green building).

StripeCon 2016 Accommodation

After a long day of dragon taming you can seek refuge in one of these fine establishments.


Central Hotel

A smaller 4-star business inn with all the comfort and class worthy of a brave Silvernaut and is a mere gauntlet's throw away from the main bus and railway stations. Make a reservation with the link below and enjoy a special StripeCon visitors price.

Hotel details


Hotel Lev

Towering over Ljubljana, this proud Lion's Den made of finest glass offers magnificent City views to Silvernauts who seek classical elegance as well as modern comfort. Make a reservation with the link below and enjoy a special StripeCon visitors price.

Hotel details


Grand Hotel Union

Situated at the heart of Ljubljana this modern and recently renovated 4-star hotel is suited for Silvernauts who desire to feel the beat of the city. Make a reservation with the link below and enjoy a special StripeCon visitors price.

Hotel details

Conference Venue

Ljubljana castle
Grajska planota 1
1000 Ljubljana

Welcome Party

Innovatif d.o.o.
Poljanski nasip 6
1000 Ljubljana

Ahotel Hotel Ljubljana

Cesta dveh cesarjev 34d
1000 Ljubljana,

Central hotel

Miklošičeva 9,
1000 Ljubljana,

Hotel Lev

Vošnjakova ulica 1,
1000 Ljubljana,

Ljubljana Town Hall

Mestni trg 1,
1000 Ljubljana,

StripeCon 2016 Ljubljana, the City of heroes

The historical and picturesque medieval capital of Slovenia lies on the banks of the Ljubljanica River, beneath the Ljubljana Castle Hill.

Its mythical beginnings date back to around 1300 BC to the legend of Jason and the Argonauts, whose voyage across Europe to retrieve the Golden Fleece also led them to Slovenia. In Ljubljana’s marshes Jason defeated a powerful dragon, which would later become the city’s symbol.

In ancient Rome, around 50 BC, Ljubljana first served as an important military encampment under the name of Emona.

During the Middle Ages the city held great trade importance and was known as Laibach under the rule of the Habsburg Dynasty. It was in the 12th century that the Ljubljana Castle was built.

During Napoleon’s conquests, Ljubljana again rose to its fame as the capital of the Illyrian provinces of France from 1809 to 1813.

In the early 20th century, Ljubljana truly earned its place in European history as under Nazi occupation, it became the capital of the Partisan resistance.

Principal Sponsers Sponsors

  • logo pravi2


    For over a decade, Innovatif has been at the forefront of digital transformation. Using a broad range of integrated digital services lead by a highly experienced team of professionals and a constant drive for excellent user experience, Innovatif works closely with its clients to help shape the digital landscape and enable company and brand growth. A new perspective on your business, new ideas for the changing world.

  • SilverStripe


    SilverStripe Ltd was founded in 2000 by three people passionate about the limitless possibilities of the web in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Together Sam Minnée, Tim Copeland and Sigurd Magnusson brought to life the SilverStripe CMS/Framework. They shared a vision: to reshape business through the web. Now SilverStripe CMS/Framework has been downloaded over 1 million times and is supported by over 24,000 members in the open source community all over the world.

Gold Sponsors

  • twistedbytesTwisted Bytes

    With their knowledge of hosting both big and small SilverStripe sites, Twisted Bytes offers hosting specific for SilverStripe. Work together, think ahead and be flexible. Terms you don't quickly associate with hosting companies. That's why Twisted Bytes does it differently.



  • Fractas logo2Fractas

    Fractas is digital agency based in Zagreb, Croatia providing experienced strategic guidance, utilizing Agile project management methodologies for delivering best client services. They utilize Silverstripe for solutions that are: Web & Social Apps, CRM & Customer care solutions, Ecommerce, Enterprise & Intranet Portals and more.

  • frontimageW10 bigforkBigFork

    Based in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom, BigFork builds build top-notch SilverStripe websites for businesses. They'll make your site stand out with a delicious design.



  • kblogo


    A Stockholm-based web agency, specialised in e-commerce, front-end development and web strategy.

Silver Sponsors

  • Screen Shot 2016 08 29 at 10.31.45 AMComperio 

    Comperio is a leading italian provider of OpenSource solutions for Public, Scholar and University libraries. Clavis NG is the leading Integrated Library Management System web based and provided in dual license OpenSource and Commercial. Comperio develops web solutions for any kind of libraries.



  • logo JetBrains 5


    At JetBrains, code is our passion. For over 15 years we have strived to make the strongest, most effective developer tools on earth. By automating routine checks and corrections, our tools speed up production, freeing developers to grow, discover and create.

    JetBrains is sponsoring us with 4 PHPStorm Licenses to give away during the event. 

  • nobrainer web logo min

    Nobrainer Web 

    A web agency based in Esbjerg, Denmark with the focus on close relationships, quality, quick response and unique, user-friendly solutions that deliver value to customers. You get professional and honest advice, help with online marketing, design, technical development and implementation of online solutions.



  • logo pixeltricks2


    A a specialist for e-commerce solutions since 2004 and creator of the open source e-commerce framework SilverCart. The german company has acquired vast experience in developing and hosting SilverStripe based websites and never looked back after deciding to use the Kiwi Framework.

  • Logo Hamaka


    Hamaka is the name, providing solutions is their game (Hamakaaa!). Hamaka is a digital agency in Utrecht (Nederland). Specialised in websites, online software and MailChimp newsletters. Their websites are easy to spot; Beautiful designs, easy to navigate and they always function as they're supposed to.

  • Cyber Duck Logo


    Cyber-Duck is a full service digital agency based in the UK. We solve creative and technical challenges for early stage startups to renowned brands, including the Bank of England, Cancer Research and Arsenal FC. Applying our ISO accredited design process, we enjoy developing web projects with SilverStripe.

Bronze Sponsors

  • frontimageW10 logozw13 lemon8Lemon8 B.V.

    Lemon8 B.V. is a small agency from Enschede, Netherlands. They help our clients define and realize their online goals and are big fans of SilverStripe.


  • largevisiblemachine

    Large Visible Machine

    A small independent game studio in Bristol, United Kingdom, focusing on digital board games and card games for the mobile market . 

  • frontimageW10 logozw13 lemon8pixelpoems

    pixelpoems is a web agency from Vienna, Austria. They develop effective digital solutions, from concept through design to implementation.


  • logo netwerkstatt 250


    Manufacturer of SilverStripe sites. SilverStripe experts and operators of tourism platforms in the Salzkammergut, Australia



  • logo walid awad

    Walid Awad

    PHP-Programmer, SilverStripe & mobile app developer from Vienna, Austria

  • webmax


    Based in Žilina, Slovakia, Webmax is a creative team of people with extensive experience in web design and creation. 


StripeCon 2016 About the host

We are an independent digital marketing agency with over 12 years of experience in providing full digital services from planning and designing to development, execution and maintenance.

We are also a proud defender of the SilverStripe which is an indispensable part in a wide range of digital business services we offer to our Slovene and international clients. In fact, we believe in it so strongly that we don’t ever offer our clients any other options. All our new projects are developed exclusively on SilverStripe. Since we adopted SilverStripe as our own in 2011, we have launched over 100 projects, the most important among them being:

In 2016, we also joined the SilverStripe Partner programme in order to established better contact with developers and become more involved in the creation of Silverstripe.

As a part of the SilverStripe theme competition in 2012, our developer Sara also developed our own Simple theme, which was then donated for public use.