Upcoming training during October in New Zealand


Catalyst offers training in a range of open source technologies in our New Zealand and Australian offices.   View our training page for full list of upcoming courses. 
For enquires regarding any course, contact [email protected]


Kubernetes introduction
9 October - half day - $380 (ex gst)
Kubernetes is a mature orchestration platform with over a decade of development behind it.  This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to Kubernetes. We explore a typical workflow developing a containerised application and deploying it to a Kubernetes cluster in the cloud. Along the way we will get hands on experience interacting with the Kubernetes.

PostgreSQL Admin
11 & 12 October - 2 days - $1,620 (ex gst)
This course shows you how to use the PostgreSQL database system from a DBA perspective.  We'll cover installation, configuration and tuning.

Using the SilverStripe CMS (CWP version)
25 October - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Learn to use SilverStripe CMS to create and manage pages on your website. Create news and events, set up users and manage their permissions. Upload and manage images, documents, and other assets.

HTML / CSS Introduction
29 October - half day - $380 (ex gst)
Learn about HTML and CSS, the building blocks of the web. During the course you will style your own webpage.  We'll teach you to read and write some HTML and CSS and you'll have a grasp of some of the slightly less obvious underlying concepts.

Advanced Shell scripting with Bash
30 October - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Shell scripts are a cornerstone in modern software systems. They also break easily and in strange ways, like when August comes around or a filename starts with a hyphen. This course covers common pitfalls and use cases, enabling you to efficiently and effectively understand and modify complex shell scripts.  

Other Wellington courses in October

HTML/CSS Intermediate - 5 October - half day - $380 (ex gst)
Elasticsearch basics for developers - 10 October - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Gimp and Inkscape for Web Graphics - 15 October
 - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Vim Fundamentals - 16 October
 - 1/2 day - $380 (ex gst)
Web Accessibility - WCAG 2.0 training 23 October - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)  

Coming up in November

Introduction to the ePortfolio system Mahara - 13 November - 2 hours - free (registration required)
Javascript Basics - 15 November
  - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Getting started with the Catalyst Cloud - 22 November - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)



Introduction to Koha 
11 October - 1.5 hrs - 2:00pm start - free but registration is required
This session is aimed at Libraries and librarians who are considering moving to Koha, and anyone who might be interested to hear about new Koha functionality and how other libraries are extending their use of Koha.

Introduction to the ePortfolio system Mahara 
30 October - 2 hours - 10am start - free but registration is required
Mahara is a fully-featured online platform to create learning portfolios. It can be used to track work over time, showcase achievements, and facilitate the assessment of skills and competencies.  In this session, participants will learn about exciting new features in Mahara 18.10 that support the creation of portfolios as well as their assessment. The demonstrated features include assessment work flow improvements, the possibility to assess portfolios via LTI through a learning management system, and a quick way of preparing portfolios for curating learning evidence.

HTML / CSS Introduction and intermediate
10 December - half day - $380 (ex gst) or full day $760 (ex gst)
Either do a half day introduction (morning) or intermediate (afternoon) or a full day and get to grips with HTML/CSS in one go.
Introduction - start simply by the end you will have styled your own webpage
Intermediate - take your skills to the next level and learn how to structure large projects

Other Auckland courses

Agile Primer - 1 & 2 November - 2 day - $1,750 (ex gst)
Web Accessibility - WCAG 2.0 training - 7 November
 - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)  



Web Accessibility - WCAG 2.0 training
17 October - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)  
This course will help you understand web accessibility and the techniques used to make accessible content. We will also cover WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) and ways to test for and achieve level AA compliance.

Gimp and Inkscape for Web Graphics
18 October - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
This course introduces two widely used Open Source graphics programs: Inkscape and Gimp.  Learn how to create and manipulate images, this course is particularly relevant for people who are preparing images for use in web sites.

Python Introduction for non-Programmers
25 October - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
This training session will introduce you to Python syntax and philosophy. You will learn about Python, and have plenty of opportunity to put it into practice. If you have little to no prior experience in programming this course is for you. 

Introduction to Ubuntu Desktop
31 October - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
If you're new to the Ubuntu Linux Desktop, this is the course for you We'll cover installation of the operating system, through to more advanced features.

Any questions regarding training contact [email protected]