Involvement in our community is a key principle of all the work we do. It is important to us that we contribute back to the community we live and work in.
We regularly attend conferences and are regular speakers at a number of user groups in Wellington and Auckland. We also organise PHP User Groups in Auckland and Wellington, the New Plymouth E-commerce/Internet Marketing Meetup Group and help run various other events.
We also contribute to and attend other events like GovHack, NZ PHP Conference and Scale Conference NZ.
We are very passionate about the New Zealand startup scene. We mentor and volunteer at Startup Weekends, providing technical feedback and help building early stage business models and prototypes.
We are actively involved in a number of startups in New Zealand.
Open source is also not just a buzz word for us. We contribute a lot to the open source projects we use and release as much of the software we write as open source as possible. We believe that open source is a key tool for becoming a better developer and a way for us developers to make the world a better place.
Open source is a big shift in terms of software development from a very restrictive old economy way of thinking, to a more modern and open approach. We are as open and transparent as we can be, while not exposing our clients to any risks or disclosing any IP of our clients.
Community is big for Springtimesoft and we go to great lengths to make sure we do all our work in an ethical way.
Outside of the technology community this is reflected in some of the clients that we work with. We are very proud of the work being done by HOBANZ, Kakapo Recovery and Takahe Recovery. We continue to support them and other companies addressing social and environmental issues.