Every year we hold an informational webinar to introduce the Consortium to new members and show how our workgroups and projects operate. This is also a great opportunity to remind our members about the important work we do, how to be a part of it, and how we benefit the HR technology community.
Well, you won’t need a spoon to develop in the HR Open Github environment. Forking and branching are two methods for deviating from the Main (approved and deployed) code. A branch is part of the original repository, whereas a fork is a copy of the original repository. HR Open recommends our workgroups use branches.
Image: Bestselling author Jim Collins, left, interviewed by From Day One’s Steve Koepp at the Denver conference (Photos by Tom Sandner)
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Did you know that the term WikiWiki is Hawaiian for “fast; quick.” At HR Open, we use Wiki for collaborative editing of our documentation. HR Open is a global community of volunteers, dispersed throughout numerous time zones, so we can’t always communicate through conference calls.
Github is a great developer and collaboration tool, especially for HR Open’s distributed standards development projects. Although HR Open uses Github as intended, we wanted to share some notes on our usage guidelines within the workgroups.
Stop by and say hi to the HR Open team at booth #758. Meet our Board Members who are real-life practitioners and executors of the standards. Talk to one of our staff members who can answer all your questions about standards. Learn about how our standards have been downloaded by over 50,000 organizations including Walmart, SAP, Microsoft, and Accenture. To set up a meeting contact Kim today, we look forward to seeing you soon!
HR Open Standards is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on the JDX JobSchema+ Project. The Chamber Foundation recently announced the public feedback period is open on the project which looks to significantly evolve the existing data standard for job postings. HR Open is proud to be working on this project that will support more diverse hiring needs and in-demand skills and competencies in a modern workplace. This project closely relates to HR Open Standards mission to enable innovation in the HR Technology Industry by providing a turnkey solution to the problem of data exchange.
HR Open Standards is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. We want to share some of our milestones with you and show you how we got to be the only independent, non-profit, volunteer-led organization dedicated to the development and promotion of a standard suite of specifications to enable human resource related data exchanges.
Every year HR Open Standards recognizes outstanding volunteers and their contributions within our workgroups. These volunteers are behind-the-scenes standards (and magic) creators. Thank you to everyone that participates in our workgroups. This year we're pleased to present our Star Volunteer award to Usha Vedula of ADP and David Brunswold of Discovery Benefits. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!
We had another great year at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Attendees gathered from around the globe to hear about trends in HR technology, where HR is headed in the future, and government initiatives to standardize HR and job data exchanges. The conference allowed workgroups to come together, work on standard initiatives, and network. It was a successful conference and great way to ring in the 20h Anniversary of HR Open Standards.