Russell Michell

State of the (Blockchain) Nation: Part 2

Introduction In Part 1, I discussed the state of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry in New Zealand, and introduced readers to a report produced in December 2018 which...
Russell Michell

State of the (Blockchain) Nation: Part 1

Introduction In December 2018, Callaghan Innovation in association with MBIE and Centrality produced their report summarising the state of Blockchain Technology in a New...
Chloe Gunn

5 Tips to Avoid Being Scammed by a Phishing Email

What Are Phishing Emails? Phishing is when someone tries to collect your personal information - think bank account numbers and passwords - to impersonate or...
Chloe Gunn

New Release: Curriculum Progress Tool Information Site

This February the Catalyst SilverStripe team collaborated with the Ministry of Education (MoE) to create the Curriculum Progress Tool (CPT) information site. The site brings...
Don Christie

The Future of NZ IT: Creators or Consumers?

The Future of NZ IT: Creators or Consumers? New Zealand’s ICT industry is at a critical point. Do we build a future for our sector as creators, or do we become the passive...
Chloe Gunn

Women Getting IT Done: An Interview with Sara Brownlie, Catalyst Director.

I sat down with Sara Brownlie to talk IT past, present and future and discuss advice for women considering joining the IT industry. We also talk about Catalyst and the impact of...
Chloe Gunn

Horowhenua Libraries celebrate 20 years of Koha with innovative website update

When the Catalyst Koha team sat with Wendy Fraser, the Libary Services Manager at Horowhenua Libraries, Wendy emphasised the importance of the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC...
Chloe Gunn

Catalyst announces 2019 Scholarship winners

Two outstanding students, Emma and Zac, have been awarded the 2019 Catalyst Open Source Scholarship. The scholarships award the students $6,000 each over three years to help...
Chloe Gunn

Open Source Academy Graduation 2019

Every summer Catalyst hosts students of school years 11 to 13, from all around New Zealand and acts as a hub for growing understanding, knowledge and practical skills in open...
Sarah Scott

Analytics on user interactions with Matomo

The idea of web analytics is not new or revolutionary. In the 1990’s nearly every website had a hit counter, an odometer-style counter at the bottom of the page. That was the very...
Nikki Sinclair

The 3Fs of surviving the Flash Apocalypse

  I have to be honest, I'm not sure I ever thought this day would come. Having worked in the industry for 15 odd years I feel like the death of Flash has been talked about...
Paul Stevens

The Elearning Flash apocalypse

Flash is going EOL in 2020 but most browsers will drop support in mid-2019. Years ago the IT community and popular media got excited about the Y2K bug that was due to plunge us...