Call for Rusty Wrench Award nominations

Call for Rusty Wrench Award nominations

Hi everyone, The Rusty Wrench Award is Australia's highest honour for community contributions to the Open Source movement in the country. It was eponymously named after luminary Rusty Russell, one of Australia's most prominent contributors and community members, founder of linux.conf.au (as CALU, in 1999), and the inaugural recipient of the award. The Rusty Wrench Award is an award inaugurated by Jeff Waugh to recognise outstanding service to the Australian and New Zealand Free and Open Source Software community. Please send your nomination to council at linux.org.au with the subject line "Rusty Wrench Nomination: NAME OF NOMINEE", and include a [...]

2019-12-01T12:17:14+11:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Linux Australia, Rusty Wrench|Tags: , , |

Joshua Hesketh awarded the Rusty Wrench 2019

At the recent linux.conf.au 2019, held in Christchurch, New Zealand, former Linux Australia President, and current Vice-President, Joshua Hesketh, was awarded the Rusty Wrench for outstanding service to the Australian opensource community. Prior to being awarded the Rusty Wrench, Josh had served with distinction on the Linux Australia Council for several years, including three terms as President. He has also been instrumental in two Hobart, Tasmania-based linux.conf.au events, in 2009 and 2017. He has also volunteered on several safety, diversity and inclusion teams, in so doing strengthening and widening our community. Currently employed by Germany-based SuSE, Josh embodies all the [...]