Evan Hanson

Vagrant and LXD

Managing Development Environments We use a variety of technologies to help us manage development environments. One of these is Linux Containers, and more...
The SilverStri…

SilverStripe at Catalyst

Our team Catalyst’s Agile SilverStripe Team is a group of six dedicated IT professionals with a combined professional experience in website and web-application...
Catalyst

Catalyst and the Public Sector

Catalyst was formed in Wellington in 1997. Over the last twenty years, we have developed longstanding successful relationships with a wide range of public sector agencies,...
Don Christie

Diversity, inclusion and marriage equity

Since Catalyst developed its diversity policy earlier this year there were a number of things that struck me. The first was that it had taken us 20 years to describe the...
Don Christie

Open source underpins Open Knowledge

"Open knowledge is knowledge that one is free to use, reuse, and redistribute without legal, social or technological restriction. Open knowledge is a set of principles and...
Brendan Heywood

Under the hood of Moodle’s cron system

At Catalyst we work with a lot of clients who have pretty big Moodle instances. One of the critical parts of Moodle is the Task API aka cron system which ticks along in the...
Brooke Penny

It's safe to say, we made the tourists day!

You may recall seeing an article on Stuff.co.nz late last week, which told the story of the two 23 year old French tourists, Antoine and Sven, who had their van they were living...
Russell Michell

ScaleConf 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending ScaleConf here in Wellington for the second time. For the second year running, the conference was sponsored by Catalyst...
Andrew Boag

Follow The Sun Support – One Year In

Catalyst started up in 1997, and from humble beginnings as an outsourced services company we have grown to over 250 staff globally, with seven offices across Australia, New...
MaryRose Painter

Work, family, diversity

It's disappointing to see Jacinda Ardern being grilled about her plans for parenthood, less than 24 hours in as the leader of the Labour party. As well as being sexist,...
MaryRose Painter

Arduino Academy 2017

We've been holding our Arduino Academy for several years now, but this is the first time our participants have been all female. Needless to say, we get pretty excited about...
Chris Cormack

How many other IT companies have a Kapa Haka?

I'm going to hazard a guess and say, not many, if any. As part of our birthday celebrations, all the staff of our NZ offices spent Friday the 7th of July being able to work on...