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Open Source Awards – Congrats!

NZRise wishes a huge congratulations to those award winners at last week’s Open Source Awards.

The winners are:
Government
Digital NZ, an initiative that seeks to help people find, share, and use NZ digital content.

Business
Catalyst for the Catalyst Cloud, the only fully API-driven cloud infrastructure in New Zealand.

Don Christie, Catalyst IT Director and NZRise Co-Chair
Don Christie, Catalyst IT Director and NZRise Co-Chair

Education, social services and youth
Wellington City Council for City Housing Computer Hubs, open source computing hubs for council tenants.

Arts
Massey University’s Make/Use team for Make/Use: User Modifiable Zero Waste Fashion, an open source system for making user-modifiable, zero waste garments.

Science
The Cacophony Project, using modern IT tools and applying them to the problem of eradicating rats, stoats and possums from New Zealand.

Open Source Project
Paul Campbellā€™s OneRNG Project, a device that generates random data to improve the quality of security-critical operations, such as encryption.

Open Source Contributor
Eileen McNaughton for her contribution to CiviCRM.

People’s choice
Brent Wood for services to geospatial open source, and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Priv-O-Matic.

Special award
Michael Kerrisk for his work on the Linux Man Pages Project.

Take a look at the photos, videos and the NZOSA website for more.

Dave Lane, NZOSS President and NZRise member
Dave Lane, NZOSS President and NZRise member
Liz McPherson, Government Statistician and CE of Statistics NZ
Liz McPherson, Government Statistician and CE of Statistics NZ

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