We work with small to medium sized businesses and start ups, helping with their software development and team building. We're comfortable taking on legacy systems for maintenance and building new features and products.

Why Open Sussex? We're advocated of Free Software and Open Source Software. From the Operating Systems we use, to the development languages - we always opt for Free and Open Source Software.

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We’re always interested in processes that can aid in product development. Over the years we’ve used different techniques to engage teams and help with communications with regards to understanding requirements for product development. One of the techniques is planning poker. Planning poker enables a team to quickly get consensus on the relative size of an item of work. It also gives the team focus for around a work item, and a good starting point for exploring the requirements and details of that work item. Read More...

Free Beer

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We love Beer! There we’ve said it. But what we also love is the brewing of beer. So, we decided to embark on a little experiment. We’re not doing anything new. In fact it was one of those ideas that you realise other people have had before you. As we’re keen FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software) people, we thought it would be good to extend our love of Free Software to Beer and start to create a series of recipes that are Free as in free speech (not as in free beer - although now they are! Read More...


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Scrum, one of the most popular “agile” frameworks people are adopting (or abusing) in the work place. As a software developer I have a soft spot for Scrum. The Guide is small and easy to read. How I like to frame Scrum, is that it’s a mirror that will reflect dysfunction in an organisation. The framework sets in place what’s needed so that a team (and an organisation) can start to see what’s not working. Read More...