Last year, the ODI found themselves wanting to use the code behind gov.uk for a new project. In this talk James and Sam from the ODI tech team will share their experience of picking up a codebase which was open source, but never really designed for reuse, and what they learned along the way.
Adventures in early-adoption of open-source code
Sam brings 10+ years’ experience as a Linux SysAdmin, and was doing DevOps before he even knew DevOps was a thing. He has worked at a number of startups, most recently Amee where he helped to open up a substantial chunk of environmental data.
James has been a software developer for 15 years, first obtaining a PhD from the University of Surrey creating new 3d graphics algorithms, then working in a variety of industries including biometrics, flight simulation and visual effects.