Case study

British Columbia improves services with collaborative development


The Government of British Columbia needed to develop innovative public services faster to meet evolving demand and improve its user experience. The province established the Developers’ Exchange to take advantage of the innovation of private sector technology companies and entrepreneurs by supporting collaboration using open source tools, such as online code repository GitHub and enterprise software from Red Hat. As a result, the province can support agile, collaborative development following a DevOps approach, create and update services faster, and balance innovation with security requirements. As a result of their successful transition to open source technology and approaches, the Government of British Columbia was named winner of the 2017 Red Hat Innovation Award in the open source way.