MITRE wins a gold International Intranet Innovation Award for Handshake, using Elgg

What is Handshake?

Handshake is a business networking prototype run by the MITRE Corporation, created to support valuable relationships between current employees, industry, vendors, academia, sponsors, former employees, and other FFRDCs. Handshake helps MITRE bring the best talent to bear on sponsor problems of critical national importance.

Along with some of our other preferred social computing platforms, we’ve also done a fair bit of work with Elgg at Headshift in the last few years. But I’m particularly pleased to see Elgg gaining increasing recognition. From a software architecture perspective its quite unique and won’t suit every situation, but it does deserve to be counted as an open source option that has great potential for enterprise application.