Earlier this year the Kea Sightings Project was lucky to be nominated for a New Zealand Open Source Award (NZOSA) in the science category!
The Kea Database is built using open source technology, which is where the code underlying the system is free for anyone to use, build on and share. For example, if someone wanted to make another database for a different bird, they could freely use the code from the Kea Database so long as they too share it for others to use.
The NZOSAs were awarded at a gala dinner at Te Papa in late October 2018, and we’re chuffed to announce that we took out the award in the science category.
Photo: George Moon of the resident Willowbank kea