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Don Christie

Leading through Open

A few weeks ago I joined five other Catalyst people at an Irish bar in New York, cheering on the All Blacks in their pulsating quarter-final Rugby World Cup victory over...
Donovan Jones

OpenStack Summit Report

The Catalyst Cloud is built on an open source platform called OpenStack. Every six months OpenStack developers, operators, vendors and users get together for a summit where they...
Chris Cormack

Kohacon15 - Ìbàdàn, Nigeria

Who would have thought, that a piece of software originally started in Wellington, New Zealand, would now be in use in almost every country in the world. I certainly didn't in...
Matt Porritt

Moodle and PHP7... Are we there yet?

Moodle is an Open Source Learning Management System (LMS), used by educational and corporate entities worldwide. At Catalyst, we manage Moodle instances for organisations ranging...
Bevan Wishart

Time to Start Building Drupal 8 Sites!


The first Drupal 8 release candidate is out and to quote Dries Buytaert: "It's time to start building!" The day is finally here, this morning release candidate one of...
Ghada El-Zoghbi

CourseBank in Action - A Client Story

Recently, one of Catalyst IT Australia's Moodle clients - a large Sydney TAFE - came to us with a request to assist them to restore 17 of their backed-up Moodle courses. They...
Catalyst

Running Your Own Open Source Project - Part 2

Introduction As suggested in Part 1 running your own open source project involves wearing a lot of different hats – software architect, designer, domain expert, and so on. Here...