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Published on December 31, 2014

The year 2014 draws to a close and, with 2015 just around the corner, we would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about what happened during the year.

New legal structure

In 2013 we started to prepare a change to the company's legal structure to better accomodate for growth. This process, which includes the founding of a Dutch limited liability company, was completed in the third quarter of 2014. Alexander Bertram, founder of the company, has taken the position of Technical Director in which he oversees product development. Maarten-Jan Kallen was named Managing Director of the new legal entity.

ActivityInfo.org

During the year, we welcomed two new colleagues to the team that supports our ActivityInfo.org product: Claire and Léo. The number of users of the service and the size of the projects that rely on the service for data collection and reporting has increased dramatically during the year. Unfortunately, this increase is partly driven by the growing number of people in this world that require humanitarian assistance and aid, a number which the United Nations claims to be the largest since the second World War.

We are proud that ActivityInfo.org plays an important role in some of the world's most pressing humanitarian crises. One example of such a crisis is the Syrian refugee response for which ActivityInfo.org is used by hundreds of organizations in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq.

The ActivityInfo.org team will be further expanded in 2015 to ensure that we can keep providing a quality service to the growing number of users.

Renjin

With most of our efforts focused on ActivityInfo.org, work on Renjin has been limited. Since November, we have Hannes Mühleisen as visiting scientist to work on integrating query planning techniques commonly used for database optimization inside the R interpreter itself. The next year will certainly see more work on Renjin!

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