In my job at Tactix4 I worked with others in the opensource and healthcare space to produce this briefing note for Cabinet Office on the use of hackdays to achieve a level playing field for Open Source in procurement and production.

This short note was produced in response to a request from Liam Maxwell made at EHI Live 2012 to investigate how hackdays could help procurement.


  • Malcolm Newbury (Guildfoss, Consultant)
  • Mahendra Mahey (University of Bath, Project Manager of the DevCSI Project)
  • John Pyle (Independent Procurement Consultant)
  • Ewan Davis (Woodcote Consulting, Consultant)
  • Scott Wilson (Service Manager, OSS Watch and Assistant Director, CETIS)
  • Eckhard Schwarzat (ValueDecision, Consultant)