OMIP-Pólo Português win 2020 'Prémio Abertura' Award

OMIP-Pólo Português win 2020 'Prémio Abertura' Award

2020- 11- 12
Trofeu Prémio Abertura 2020

ESOP - Association of Portuguese Open Source Software Companies, on November 11th, presented the 2020 'Prémio Abertura' Award, an annual award that aims to distinguish the entities that contribute to the dynamism of Open Source software and Open Technologies in Portugal. With its first edition in 2009, the 'Prémio Abertura' Award has distinguished numerous national entities in the public and private sectors. You can find out the winners of all previous editions on the ESOP website here.

Despite the constraints caused by COVID-19, this year there were seven entities that were candidates for the 'Prémio Abertura' Award, with relevant projects that excel in using Open Source technologies.

The 2020 'Prémio Abertura' Award winner was presented by Paulo Ribeiro, Vice President of ESOP, at Open Source Lisbon 2020 which is the largest annual event dedicated to open source software held in Portugal and which promotes the sharing of experiences, success stories and innovative applications using Open Source technologies.

In the 2020 edition, the winner of the Opening Prize was OMIP-Pólo Português, SGMR, SA. This Portuguese company is part of the Iberian Electricity Market Operator (OMI) which is structured in two holding companies, OMEL and OMIP SGPS . Each company holds part of the two management companies of the electricity market in the Iberian Peninsula, namely: OMIE, manager of the daily and intraday market, and OMI - Pólo Português (OMIP), manager of the forward market. In turn, the management companies also hold a stake in OMIClear - Sociedade de Compensação de Mercados de Energia, SA.

JAVALI was the company responsible for the development of the websites OMIP (OMI-Polo Português) and OMIClear. With a more current design and a more intuitive and organized content structure, JAVALI developed and implemented the concept of multisite, using the Open Source Content Management System (CMS), Drupal.

Honorable Mentions were also given to Banco de Portugal and Instituto de Informática.

Banco de Portugal was appointed to 'Prémio Abertura' Award for the implementation of a solution for continuous integration and delivery (CI / CD) and container orchestration based on Red Hat Openshift. SYONE and Red Hat were responsible for the design and implementation of this CI / CD solution and Orchestration of Containers to support the Banco de Portugal Statistics Portal. The solution was implemented using various Open Source technologies such as Python, Django, Red Hat Openshift, Jenkins and Red Hat Container Native Storage.

This new BPstat portal disseminates and makes available more than 300 thousand statistical series on the Portuguese and the euro area economy, produced by Banco de Portugal and by several national and international statistical entities. It presents a simpler and more intuitive navigation logic, integrating statistical information, texts and infographic content for a better understanding of the published data; on the portal, the user can search, access and cross-check statistical data from different domains and subdomains, and can also build graphics, export content and share information with other users.

The Instituto de Informática, I.P., was nominated by the Social Security App + Próxima & Framework Mobile. It is available on Android and iOS, and already has more than 125,000 installations in 6 months. The Social Security + Próxima App allows Citizens and Businesses access to various Social Security services. The development of this app and Framework Mobile was attended by LINKARE. The app, framework and construction processes are fully implemented in open source software and use technologies such as Angular, ionic, Java, Glassfish, Jenkins, Maven and Cordova.