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The NZ Open Source Awards winners announced!

26 Oct 18

The winners of the 2018 New Zealand Open Source Awards were announced at a sold-out gala dinner held at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on Tuesday, October 23.

The celebration was enjoyed by 200 people in Te Marae, including finalists, sponsors, judges and many guests.

The winners are

Open Source Use in Business

Sparks Interactive for the Drupal Sector distribution and sector.org.nz

Open Source in Government

The Service Innovation Lab for the Rates Rebates Alpha, Family Services Directory API & for working openly and collaboratively

Open Source Software Project

The Faucet Foundation - SDN Controller project

Open Source Contributor

Victoria Spagnolo - for contributions to the Drupal Project and Drupal Migrate

Open Source in Education, Social Services and Youth

Auckland University of Technology Library for Tuwhera

Open Source use in Science

Kea Sightings Project for the Kea Database

Open Source use in the Arts

Wellington Independent Arts Trust for Urban Dream Brokerage

Open Source People's Choice award

Whare Hauora 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


Sponsors:

Catalyst IT, InternetNZ, IT Professionals New Zealand, Red Hat, Catalyst Cloud, New Zealand Open Source Society, Section 6, NZRise, Silicon Systems, Ackama, SilverStripe.