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...
Don Christie

20 Years Ago

20 years ago Jim Bolger was still our Prime Minister, the All Blacks made a clean sweep of the Bledisloe Cup and Wellington became the first city in the world to lay a fibre loop...
Jen Zajac

How to run a conference

I recently had the pleasure of directing the first national JavaScript conference for New Zealand, which took place in Wellington earlier this year. The conference, nz.js(con);...
Donna Benjamin

What's an Inkscape?

Inkscape is free and open source drawing software.  It’s available for Linux (of course), but also for Windows, and for MacOS too.  It’s a tool for drawing 2D vector...
Catalyst

Koha adventures in India

A few times a year Chris Cormack gets on a plane to somewhere really interesting to talk about Koha. Chris was the original developer of Koha and is in demand for speaking gigs...
Evan Giles

JMeter as a Load Testing Tool

Catalyst manage a lot of Enterprise web applications, enough that we are always seem to be upgrading one instance or another. More and more in the world of cloud native...
Zoe Lu

DevOpsDays Sydney 2016


  Late last year, I attended DevOpsDays Sydney 2016 Conference. This conference aims to have all participants, learning and sharing ideas of adopting DevOps...
Ian Beardslee

Catalyst Open Source Academy 2017

I want to talk (or is that blog?) about something that makes Catalyst a fantastic place to work. Something that challenges the minds of the next generation.
Something that...
Alex Buckley

A better onboarding tool for Koha

In November 2016 Mika Smith and I started as Koha interns at Catalyst. We were given an exciting opportunity to help library administrators all around the world by redesigning the...
MaryRose Painter

Catalyst loves to innovate

One of the things that surprises people most when they start working at Catalyst is the strong DIY culture that exists here. As a Kiwi company, DIY is in our blood. Our...