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WANdisco’s January Roundup

At WANdisco HQ we’re staring 2012 as we mean to go on: with a string of announcements and releases! Firstly, we are excited to announce two great new additions to uberSVN and uberAPPS: professional support for the Jenkins continuous integration server, and crowdsourcing functionality from the world’s largest marketplace for software testing services: uTest.

Just before the holiday season, the Apache Incubator gained a new addition, with Bloodhound being voted into the incubator. WANdisco are sponsoring some of the initial Bloodhound committers, so we’re excited to see Bloodhound taking its first steps to becoming a fully-fledged Apache project. Want to get involved? Head over to the Apache Bloodhound incubator page now, for more info.

Also this month, team WANdisco had a great night at the Sheffield Business Awards, where we were shortlisted for the Digital Industries Award. As a Sheffield-based company, it was an honour for our Made In Sheffield product, uberSVN, to be shortlisted for another prestigious award from our own city. We’d like to thank the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce for putting on such a fantastic awards show, and for award sponsors Highlander for shortlisting WANdisco.

Some of the core developers of Apache Subversion also paid a visit to WANdisco’s Sheffield office this month. To celebrate, we hosted a one off, free ‘Apache in the Pub’ event for the local software developer community. The event featured talks by Subversion’s release manager Hyrum Wright, and Greg Stein, director and former chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, where they covered everything from Apache Bloodhound, to Python, and even Greg Stein’s experiences at Google. Thank you to the Apache Software Foundation and our local GIST Foundation, for helping us out with this great event.

Finally, to celebrate the success of uberSVN ‘Blake,’ we decided a return trip to the Blake pub in Walkley, Sheffield, was in order. We presented the Blake’s staff with a special uberSVN plaque, so they never forget they have award-winning software named after their pub.

WANdisco Host Apache in the Pub

Fancy an evening in the pub with core members of the Apache Software Foundation? This week, director and former chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, Greg Stein, and Apache Subversion release manager Hyrum Wright, will be paying a visit to WANdisco’s Sheffield office. To celebrate, WANdisco and the Apache Software Foundation, in cooperation with the GIST Foundation, will be hosting a very special, one-off Apache in the Pub event at the Rutland Arms pub in Sheffield, UK, giving the local developer community the opportunity to meet these prominent Apache Software Foundation members, and discuss all things open source, including the new Apache Bloodhound project, Python, and Apache Subversion.

If there’s time, maybe we’ll even hear how Greg launched Google Code, or some of his other war stories from the cutting edge.

This event is completely free, simply visit the Apache in the Pub Eventbrite page. And as an extra bonus, they’ll be a free pint for everyone who arrives on time!

GIST Meetup!

This week we attended a meetup with the guys from the GIST Foundation. The GIST Foundation is a knowledge sharing organisation for the digital / tech community. This meetup was focused on apps developed for the Sheffield Appathon – a competition for students in Sheffield.

The winning App Solar Helper was beautifully designed with an impressive commercial strategy. The guys behind it – Ste Prescott, Rumning Du, Jonathan Barker and Michael Wain did a great job, and we can’t believe they’re only in their second year of university! We know they’ll go far in the future. Thanks GIST, for giving exciting young talent a platform to showcase their work! After the presentations we all went for a curry and a pint. Can’t wait to see everyone at the next meetup!