New Zealand Dojo

Making open-source more accessible.
To learn more about open-source tech in New Zealand, here are some resources and links to get you started:
  1. NZOSS (New Zealand Open Source Society) - A community of open-source advocates and developers in New Zealand. They provide resources, events, and networking opportunities for individuals and organizations interested in open-source technology. Their website is

  2. Open Source // Open Society (OS//OS) - An annual conference held in Wellington, New Zealand that brings together open-source developers, advocates, and leaders from around the world. The conference focuses on exploring the intersection of technology, innovation, and society. Their website is

  3. Open Source Programs Office at Google New Zealand - Google’s New Zealand office has a team dedicated to promoting open-source software and communities in the country. They provide resources and support for open-source projects and events. You can learn more about their work at

  4. Linux Users' Group of Auckland (LUGA) - A community of Linux and open-source enthusiasts in Auckland, New Zealand. They host regular meetups and events for members to share knowledge and collaborate on open-source projects. Their website is

Some notable technologists from New Zealand throughout history include:

  1. Sir William Pickering - A rocket scientist and engineer who played a key role in NASA’s space program. He led the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California and oversaw the development of several missions, including the Explorer 1 satellite and the Voyager program.

  2. Rod Drury - A technology entrepreneur and founder of Xero, a cloud-based accounting software company. He has been recognized for his contributions to the tech industry in New Zealand and has received several awards, including the World Class New Zealand Award for ICT.

  3. Karen Day - A computer scientist and researcher who developed one of the first search engines for the internet. She also worked on several other projects related to information retrieval and knowledge management.

  4. Ian Taylor - A digital animation pioneer and founder of Animation Research Limited, a company that has produced award-winning animations and visual effects for films, TV shows, and sporting events. He has been recognized for his contributions to the tech and creative industries in New Zealand.

Overall, there are many resources and notable figures in New Zealand’s open-source tech community. By exploring these resources and learning from these technologists, you can gain a better understanding of the open-source landscape in the country and the potential for innovation and collaboration in this space.

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