Winners of the 2018 New Zealand Open Source Awards Announced
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 New Zealand Open Source Awards. These were announced at the gala dinner held at Te Marae, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on Tuesday 23 October.
The winners in each category are:
Open Source Use in Business:
Sparks Interactive for the Drupal Sector distribution and sector.org.nz(external link)
Open Source in Government:
The Service Innovation Lab for the Rates Rebates Alpha(external link), Family Services Directory API & for working openly and collaboratively
Open Source Software Project:
The Faucet Foundation(external link) - SDN Controller project
Open Source Contributor:
- Victoria Spagnolo - for contributions to the Drupal Project and Drupal Migrate(external link)
Open Source in Education, Social Services and Youth:
AUT Library For Tuwhera(external link)
Open Source use in Science:
Kea Sightings Project for the Kea Database(external link)
Open Source use in the Arts:
Wellington Independent Arts Trust for Urban Dream Brokerage(external link)
Open Source People's Choice award
Whare Hauora(external link) sensors project Whare Hauora Sensors
Open Source special awards
- Brenda Wallace - Appreciation for the breadth and depth of her community commitment and open source contributions
Lillian Hetet-Owen, Hetet School of Māori Art - for using Open Source to support Freedom
At the beginning of the gala dinner, Don Christie, MD of Catalyst IT and convenor of the judges spoke about the awards, the judging process and sponsors.
“When we started these awards in 2007 we had no idea we would still be going over a decade later, nor that the focus would have expanded so widely from our technology roots to something that represents and reflects our society’s desire for sharing, for collaboration and for helping one another.
This year’s judging panel reflects this and covers many walks of life. We have a teacher, a human rights lawyer, a librarian, a world renowned open government practitioner, an artist and yes, some technologists as well.
So to our judges, Joy, Edwin, Kris, Pia, Bronwyn and David heartfelt thanks.”
We would also like to thank our sponsors, many of whom have supported the the event many times.
Catalyst IT, Internet NZ, ITP, Red Hat, Section 6, Catalyst Cloud, NZOSS, Ackama, NZRise, Silicon Systems and SilverStripe
Photographs of the event: Photographs of the event(external link)
Contact: Don Christie – 021 707 814