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Obsidian Systems, Atlassian leading collaboration of great delivery in DevOps

Johannesburg, 07 Mar 2017
Obsidian Systems Press Office
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Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems.
Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems.

Leading open source technology, services and solutions specialist Obsidian Systems is teaming up with industry partner and established enterprise software firm Atlassian to participate as a silver sponsor at this year's DevConf conference.

The annual event, widely acknowledged as a dominant event for software developers, will focus on tools, practices and principles applicable to the South Africa software development environment.

The networking, community-driven conference will offer delegates the opportunity to interact with peers and discuss best practices, technologies and applications that define the software development space.

Muggie van Staden, Managing Director of Obsidian Systems, says the description of DevConf as an inspirational forum that adds value to developers, irrespective of their technology stack or programming language, resonates with Obsidian Systems.

"Our core value proposition is based on the value of collaboration and of open source application development, guiding our market in being able to leverage the benefits and influence of advanced, powerful technology systems like Atlassian," says Van Staden.

"We are very proud to be associated with Atlassian, the Australian enterprise software firm best known for the JIRA application, and we believe DevConf is an ideal platform to showcase what the technology is capable of, and its relevance to our growing market," he adds.

Van Staden believes open source technology will continue to exert influence on the local business landscape.

"Open source innovation and services is certainly a growing influence... we continue to witness greater adoption across numerous industries. Access to free, enterprise-grade software that is secure, can be adopted and grow with organisations is a major contributor to effective workplaces. The fact is that open source supports core processes and procedures running most companies today," he adds.

DevConf will take place on 9 March 2017, in Johannesburg. To book tickets, go to

Obsidian Systems

Obsidian Systems is an established supplier of open source software solutions. The company was started in 1995 as a modest services provider targeting businesses and organisations looking to integrate and leverage off Linux infrastructure. In the last two years, Obsidian Systems has expanded its knowledge base by acquiring 25% of both Autumn Leaf and GuruHut. The expansion of skills is now a formidable team with Java expertise aligning our enterprise open source solution for retail, supporting technology and consulting services across enterprise-ready open source infrastructure, big data, collaboration and bimodal IT strategies for your business. Obsidian Systems and its subsidiaries, GuruHut and Autumn Leaf, strive to bring three legs to the South African market: the first being vendor-certified products, the second being local skills providing consulting, development and support, and the third being vendor-certified training and certification. With these three elements, any organisation can trust the enterprise open source solution provided. Obsidian Systems is a Level 2 contributor to broad-based black economic empowered supplier of open source software solutions in South Africa. For a smarter perspective on your IT, visit the compny at and

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