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BigBlueButton

BigBlueButton is the leading open source virtual classroom solution.


Catalyst has partnered with Blindside Networks to provide our customers with BigBlueButton. Blindside Networks is the company responsible for developing BigBlueButton; our partnership enables us to integrate the service with your learning system via a plugin, as well as provide New Zealand-based support. BigBlueButton's virtual classrooms are perfect for running optimal remote training and educational sessions. You do not need to download any additional software as BigBlueButton works in your browser.

[email protected]: Ben

by Chloe Gunn

At Catalyst we are striving to attain normality in our personal lives and reliability in our professional life. The latter is appearing the easier of the two. To maintain our community, share our struggles and tips for working at home, we will be publishing a regular blog with a different Catalysta each time. Today we met Ben, a Developer from our headquarters in Wellington.

Ben's desk

It pays to stay local; Open procurement

by Chloe Gunn

Recent events may have you thinking about how we should be focusing on investing into our economy, you may be supporting your local cafés with takeaways and buying gifts from local artists – well this approach needs to be mirrored in our ICT industry.  There is a range of benefits from choosing locally-based ICT suppliers that benefit either the national economy as a whole or the government’s accounts, which should be taken into account in assessing the overall outcome of a procurement decision. 

Working from home: Video conferencing tips

by Chloe Gunn

At Catalyst, we have been conducting some very scientific research. Ok, so we just did a survey or two – but we have some very useful tips as a result of our (very scientific) results that may help you while we all work from home.

Firstly we shared our tips and tricks for wellbeing in your daily work-from-home life, now we will share our useful video call etiquette.

VC tips graphic

[email protected]: Paul

by Chloe Gunn

At Catalyst we are striving to attain normality in our personal lives and reliability in our professional life. The latter is appearing the easier of the two. To maintain our community, share our struggles and tips for working at home, we will be publishing a regular blog with a different Catalysta each time. Today, we meet Paul, a developer at Catalyst-Wellington.

Pauls desk and cat

Working from home: Wellbeing

by Chloe Gunn

At Catalyst, we have been conducting some very scientific research. Ok, so we just did a survey or two – but we have some very useful tips as a result of our (very scientific) results that may help you while we all work from home. This will be a two-part series accompanied by downloadable graphics. Firstly we are sharing tips and tricks for working at from home while maintaining some normality in your routine and daily life.

[email protected]: Alan

by Chloe Gunn

At Catalyst we are striving to attain normality in our personal lives and reliability in our professional life. The latter is appearing the easier of the two. To maintain our community, share our struggles and tips for working at home, we will be publishing a regular blog with a different Catalysta each time. Meet Alan, he is a Project Manager from our Auckland office.

Alan's home made desk set up in his garage