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Auckland University of Technology





Catalyst began outsourced services in 1997 with an application hosted on two servers for Plumbing World. From these small beginnings, Catalyst has grown consistently year by year to the point where they are now New Zealand's largest open source service provider.

Open source technologies have enabled Catalyst not only to grow as a company, but also to design, build and host IT systems of national and international significance for organisations like Telecom New Zealand and Intel.
Today they provide open source solutions and services for a wide variety of organisations, including schools, universities, government departments, small business and major corporations.

Python Software Foundation


The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.

The majority of the PSF's work is focused on empowering and supporting people within the Python community. The PSF has active grant programs that support sprints, conferences, meetups, user groups, and Python development efforts all over the world. In addition, the PSF underwrites and runs PyCon US, the primary Python community conference.

Being part of the PSF means being part of the Python community. Recently we changed the PSF to an open membership organization, so that everyone who uses and supports Python can join. To learn more, visit https://www.python.org/psf/membership.

Weta Digital


Weta Digital is one of the world’s premier visual effects companies.
Led by Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri, Weta Digital is known for its culture of creativity and innovation. From Gollum to Caesar, Middle-earth to Pandora, the studio has created some of the most memorable characters and worlds of the last twenty years.

Weta Digital uses Python in a variety of ways, including integration and management of large process pipelines, in-house web services and many special purpose creative tools.



We know people struggle with having only part of the picture and we understand that the right information leads to better decisions.

For more than 10 years Seequent has been developing world-class 3D modelling software, such as Leapfrog and Blockbuster, to meet these needs. Our technology helps customers create reliable, visual stories from data, and gain critical insights into the earth, environment and energy challenges that they face.

Our customers are at the centre of what we do. The insights they gain through the use of our technology enable them to see beyond everyday complexity and clear a path to better decisions about the future.

Seequent – see the possibilities.


Solnet Solutions



No Starch Press


Manning Publications