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New & Media Some of our more recent achievements for clients and the work we do around free and open source software.

  • 16 April 2014

    The release of version 1.9 of Mahara, the open source ePortfolio platform, was made possible through the contributions of Catalyst Open Source Academy graduates, summer interns and Catalyst clients.

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  • 9 April 2014

    Catalyst Security Advisory: Heartbleed OpenSSL Bug.

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  • 9 April 2014

    Freedom after XP. With extended support for Microsoft's XP operating system ending today, now is the time to get off the merry-go-round of proprietary software and licensing fees and migrate to a free and open source productivity suite.

    (April 2014) Read more
  • 28 March 2014

    On the 19 and 20 March 2014, 100 Mahara enthusiasts gathered at Wellington's iconic museum, Te Papa for the first Mahara Hui.

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  • 4 February 2014

    The presentations review committee is happy to announce the first round of accepted presentations for the inaugural Mahara Hui in Wellington, 19-21 March 2014

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  • Free and open source software will almost undoubtedly be the way to manage hugely powerful multicore computers says Nicolas Erdody.

    The organiser of Multicore World 2014 Conference at Auckland’s AUT on 25 and 26 February, says computer engineers are beginning to get to grips with writing programs to effectively handle many cores on one chip (multicore), which dramatically increases computing processing power.

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  • 29 January 2014

    Twenty four students from all over New Zealand were at Catalyst's Wellington office in January 2014, learning about open source software development while many of their peers spent time at the beach.

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  • 7 January 2014

    For those who would like to find out why Koha works for everyone from National Libraries, large public consortia, to the smallest community libraries.   An Introduction to Koha session will be held at the Catalyst Auckland office on Tuesday 21 January at 2.30pm.

    (January 2014) Read more
  • 13 December 2013

    Catalyst is working on improving the accessibility for Mahara and also gears up for the first Kiwi Mahara conference in March 2014.

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  • Jimmy Oh wins the Catalyst IT / Dragonfly Open Source Research Prize

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  •  Catalyst support major upgrade for long-time Koha Library Butte-Silver Bow Montana 

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  • "Catalyst boss faces down crunchy cloud questions" in The National Business Review

    (November 2013)
  • Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson attended Catalyst IT's OpenStack "Disruptive Technologies" Event in Auckland. Read his article here: Disrupting The Cloud - OpenStack in NZ With Catalyst IT

    (November 2013)
  • A new version of Moodle, the open source course management system used by millions of people all over the globe, was released on the 18 November. The new release, 2.6, includes several new features developed by Catalyst.

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  • 7 November 2013
    Following the release of the newest version of Mahara, the open source ePortfolio solution, these new features were rolled out to more than 1,400 New Zealand schools that use Mahara as MyPortfolio.school.nz.

    (November 2013) Read more
  • 7 November 2013
    A new version of Mahara, the open source ePortfolio software, was released on 24 October 2013. Catalyst IT is the maintainer of the Mahara project, but every release sees contributions from all over the open source world.

    (November 2013) Read more
  • Catalyst is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of DrupalSouth.

    (October 2013) Read more
  • View the October and November training schedule for courses being held at our Wellington office.

    (September 2013) Read more
  • Workshop: Open Source and the Library Technology Dream. If you had no budgetary or political restraints, what would the library technology suite of your dreams look like? Catalyst are hosting this event, facilitated by Sally Pewhairangi, on 6 Sept.

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  • Casey Glover (who is proudly sponsored by Catalyst), is preparing to swim the English Channel

    (August 2013) Read more
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