Collaboration – we all have something to share

Brenda was recently quoted in the Fryup on ComputerWorld with regards to the story behind SuperHappyDevHouse New Zealand.

“I wanted an event that would get people who don't currently work on open source, but want to, to come along and just do it.
After talking to Darryl I realised this goes the other way too. Those working on proprietary technologies (such as the various Microsoft platforms) can show us what they do too."

Yup.  We all have something to share.  Even at Microsoft we have Open Source projects under way.

In the New Zealand community, we want to help you reach your potential - such projects are a great way to get your head around a technology.  Recent examples where New Zealanders have been contributing to Open Source solutions include BackgroundMotion and the Community Kit for Sharepoint (CKS) - hey look there is a user group edition too!

The first SHDH was a great event, so watch out for phase two where there should be more mixing and mingling of ideas...

Comments (2)
  1. Mark Simmons says:

    Microsoft are definitely starting to embrace the open source/community world. In addition to the open source projects Darryl mentions, the team at Simpl are also actively working with the Microsoft World Wide Health team based in Redmond on two health intiatives being actively "marketed" by Microsoft around the world. Both are hosted on Microsoft’s CodePlex site.

    The first is the Health Connection Engine (HCE),, and the second is an implementation of the Integrating the Healthcare Exterprise (IHE) Cross Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) profile which will help Healthcare ISVs connect incorporate SOA-style integration into their products,

    Great examples of NZ based resources helping Microsoft (and the world) improve healthcare!

    Mark Simmons

    Senior Solutions Architect


    e: mark.simmons at

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