OUR COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY

Contegix believes strongly in the open source community, the Linux community and the power of the entrepreneur. We believe our commitment to helping organizations and projects that are doing the right thing makes us a better company.

Below is a list of businesses, non-profit groups and organizations we support that are doing innovative and amazing things with technology. In most cases, our support includes hosting and bandwidth free-of charge, also including technical support, management and monitoring.

THE APACHE OPEN FOR BUSINESS PROJECT

The Apache Open For Business Project is an open source enterprise automation software project for all types of software including ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, SCM, MRP, CMS/EAM, and more.

APPFUSE

AppFuse is an open source project and application that uses open source tools built on the Java platform to help you develop Web applications quickly and efficiently.

ARCH GRANTS

Arch Grants is a non-profit that seeks to increase employment growth and establish St. Louis as a place where entrepreneurs want to start and grow their businesses. They host a yearly Business Plan Competition, in which, they select promising startups to receive a monetary prize and other forms of support to assist in their business growth and transition to downtown St. Louis. Contegix has awarded nearly $200,000 in MiraCloud service credits to the Arch Grants winners and finalists.

BATTERED WOMEN’S LEGAL ADVOCACY PROJECT

The Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project (BWLAP) has established a reputation in Minnesota as a premiere legal resource for battered women and children. They provide services to thousands of battered women and their advocates in areas including but not limited to: orders for protection, harassment restraining orders, housing assistance, immigration, child custody issues and stalking as it pertains to Minnesota Law.

BIG SKY TECHNOLOGY

NFJS is known for excellent speakers and timely presentations which cover the latest trends within the Java Ecosystem and Agility space.

THE CENTER FOR SCIENCE

The Center for Science is a collaborative organization developed by a network of leading science centers to better integrate and leverage all available resources to actively engage more people in science and technology.

CODEHAUS

Codehaus is a collaborative environment for building open source projects with a strong emphasis on modern languages, focused on quality components that meet real world needs. Codehaus believes in open source as a pragmatic approach to software development, and all our projects have business-friendly licenses.

CODE RED EDUCATION

Code Red Education is a St. Louis-based computer language education program. Their mission is to create, market and distribute a curriculum that teaches computer language and coding skills to students from first through twelfth grade. Contegix is proud to be the flagship sponsor of this valuable initiative.

COMPASS

Compass is an open source project built on top of Lucene aiming at simplifying the integration of search into any Java application.

GRADLE

Gradle is a project automation tool that builds upon the concepts of Apache Ant and Apache Maven and introduces a Groovy based DSL instead of the more traditional XML form of declaring the project configuration.

THE HUDSON PROJECT

Hudson monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron. Among those things, current Hudson focuses on the following two jobs: Building software projects continuously and monitoring executions of externally run jobs.

JASIG

Jasig is a global consortium of educational institutions and commercial affiliates sponsoring free and open source software projects for higher education. Jasig aims to attract, advance, and sustain communities developing enterprise-level, open source software that helps institutions fulfill their goals. Jasig connects people, provides infrastructure and sponsors events that foster innovation and collaboration. Jasig’s flagship projects include uPortal, an enterprise portal; CAS, the Central Authentication Service used for single sign-on and secure, proxied authentication; and Bedework, an enterprise calendar used for public events and personal and group calendaring. Jasig also manages a Project Incubator designed to mentor new open source projects in building community, increasing collaboration, and achieving sustainability. For more information, visit the Jasig website at www.jasig.org.

JAVA.BLOGS

Java.Blogs is a blog aggregation site dedicated to the Java community.

ITEN

ITEN has emerged as the pre-eminent support service for early-stage technology ventures and is becoming recognized nationwide for its unique and effective approach to mentoring and advising entrepreneurs. Since its inception in April, 2008, ITEN has focused its primary efforts on those programs with the most promise for helping IT entrepreneurs be successful. ITEN provides a regional voice for entrepreneurship, and looks for new and creative ways to enable the emergence of a thriving tech start-up culture in the greater St. Louis region.

MAVEN

Maven is an open source software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project’s build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information.

NEJUG

NEJUG is a user group in Burlington, MA that is open to everyone in the local community interested in Java and the JVM.

OPENQA

OpenQA is the source for quality open source QA projects, and is home to the popular Selenium project.

RHQ

RHQ is the common services project for infrastructure management, collaboratively developed by Red Hat and web infrastructure management software provider, Hyperic.

ST. ALBAN’S CHURCH

St Alban’s is an evangelical Anglican Church with heavy community involvement.

SELENIUMHQ

SeleniumHQ automates browsers. That’s it. What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.

SPRING

Spring is the popular open source platform project for building and running enterprise Java applications.

STRANGE LOOP

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow’s technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development and the web.

STRIPES

Stripes is a presentation framework for building web applications using the latest Java technologies.

THE PARTNERSHIP FOR DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS

The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis is a non-for-profit, which works on advocacy and business development of the downtown areaThe Partnership also manages the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District that provides enhanced services to help downtown St. Louis maintain a clean, safe and vibrant environment.

THE UNITED WAY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

Since 1922, The United Way of Greater St. Louis has been helping about 1 million people in 16 counties in Missouri and Illinois to advance the common good and mobilize the caring power of the community.

If you’d like consideration and support for your business, organization or project, contact us.