CollabNet’s Guy Martin to Discuss the Dept. of Defense’s Forge.mil Initiative at Systems & Software Technology Conference (SSTC) 2010

Forge.mil Community Manager to Provide Insight into the DoD’s Award-Winning Collaborative Software Development Initiative

BRISBANE, Calif., April 22, 2010 — CollabNet®, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud, announced today that Guy Martin, an open source community manager at CollabNet and the lead community manager for Forge.mil, the U.S. Department of Defense’s collaborative software development platform, will present “Generals, Colonels, and Community: Refactoring DoD Software Development” at the Systems and Software Technology Conference (SSTC) 2010. Held annually, SSTC brings together representatives from industry, government, and academia to provide information and training on in-depth software and systems engineering issues and technologies.

Forge.mil enables collaborative software development and cross-program sharing of software, system components, and services in support of net-centric operations and warfare. Forge.mil is powered by the CollabNet TeamForge® platform, the leading application lifecycle management software for distributed software development teams, and CollabNet Subversion, the leading version control and software configuration management (SCM) solution for distributed teams. More information about CollabNet, including the CollabNet TeamForge software and CollabNet Subversion, is available at www.collab.net.

WHO: Guy Martin, Lead Community Manager, Forge.mil
WHAT: Guy will be presenting his session, “Generals, Colonels, and Community: Refactoring DoD Software Development,” at SSTC 2010. The presentation will provide insight into the fast-track implementation of Forge.mil, the DoD’s groundbreaking collaborative software development platform that has garnered more than 4,000 members working on more than 170 projects since its implementation in 2008. Guy will discuss the challenges of building a collaborative community within a traditional top-down organization, how open source principles are transforming the way the DoD develops software, and what tools and best practices are key to success.
WHEN: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. MDT
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
WHERE:      Salt Palace Convention Center
100 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

About CollabNet

CollabNet leads the industry in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud.  The CollabNet TeamForge ALM platform, CollabNet Subversion software configuration management (SCM) solution, and ScrumWorks® project and program management software enable teams using any environment, methodology, and technology to increase productivity by up to 50% and to reduce the cost of software development by up to 80%.  The company also offers training, including Certified ScrumMaster training, software development process improvement services, and an innovative community management approach to driving enterprise development success.  As the founder of the open source Subversion project, CollabNet has collaborative development for distributed teams in its DNA.  Millions of users at more than 2,500 organizations, including Applied Biosystems, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Reuters, and the U.S. Department of Defense, have transformed the way they develop software with CollabNet.  For more information, visit www.collab.net.

Press Release
April 22, 2010