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Brooke Penny

KohaCon16 – Chris Cormack's experience

In the beautiful city of Thessaloniki, Greece, 252 people attended KohaCon16 from 30th May to 4th June. The conference attracts people from all around the world, who all share...

Kohacon is on!

Kohacon16 is on right now at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. Congratulations to the organisers who have arranged live streaming, and already published the videos...
Del Stevens

You need an LMS. Any questions?

Photo Credit: Jon Scherff via Compfight cc   Here's a shocking revelation - a Learning Management System isn't going to solve all of your problems, or...
Julius Serrano

Accessible web content for all

Web accessibility is about making sure that your web content can be understood, used, and enjoyed by people with disabilities. But there are specific situations where people who...
Andrew Boag

PostgreSQL PITR in AWS: Tips and Usage

  Catalyst has been working with the great open source Relational Database Management Solutions (RDMS) MySQL and PostgreSQL for well over a decade. We are proud of the...
Donovan Jones

Ansible on the Catalyst Cloud

According to http://www.ansible.com/how-ansible-works "Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application...
Don Christie

Being “in the zone”

At Catalyst we are really interested in 'being in the zone'. That's when the work we do with and for clients seems to be effortless, hugely rewarding for all parties, a...
Gavin Porter

Kiwicon 9: Cyberwar is hell

As Security Manager at Catalyst, attendance at Kiwicon is pretty much mandatory each year. It was again pleasing to look around the crowds and recognise so many Catalyst staff (I...