The Catalyst Open Source Academy is an initiative by Catalyst IT designed to provide training and work experience for young New Zealand technologists. We run the two-week Open Source Academy in January each year and a three-day Arduino Academy in the July holidays.
What is it?
The Academy gives students a taste of real open source development through a combination of tutorials and hands-on project work. The aim is to get Academy students quickly to the point where they can contribute to a real open source project. For example, previous Academy participants:
- wrote unit tests for the Koha project contributing to the overall quality of the popular open source library management system.
- fixed bugs and implemented new features for Mahara, Piwik, Koha and other projects.
- learned developing for Android devices by enhancing Kiritaki Koha.
If you are a Year 11 to Year 13 student at a New Zealand school and are interested in being put on the waiting list or to be notified about future Academies, send an email to email@example.com.