Custom Development

Custom Development

ByWater Solutions fully embraces the ideals and practices of open source software. All custom development sponsored by our partners and developed internally is publicly available at ByWater's GitHub repositories.

After a development has been tested and approved by the sponsor, we submit the changes to the community in the preferred format (most often a patch or a pull request).

At ByWater, we believe transparency is a key to success. That is why we submit all the custom developments, plugins, tools and documentation we create. After all, sharing is caring! Our Development Team provides:

  • Active leadership in the community
  • Librarian driven enhancements
  • 100% of code contributed to the community

Our Development Team

Kyle Hall

Kyle Hall

Director of Development & Operations, Loose Cannon

Kyle Hall

Kyle Hall

Director of Development & Operations, Loose Cannon

Kyle is the Senior Developer at ByWater Solutions. He received his B.S in Computer Science and M.S. in Information Technology from Edinboro University of PA.

Kyle has spent his entire career as part of the Koha community working to make Koha better than ever. His work not only included enhancing Koha itself, but also authorship of the Koha Offline Circulation tool and an untold number of Koha plugins. He is also the author of Libki, an Open Source library kiosk management system.

Nick Clemens

Nick Clemens

Sonic Screwdriver

Nick Clemens

Nick Clemens

Sonic Screwdriver

Nick lives in Vermont with 2 humans and 2 cats. He enjoys long walks in the code, debugging by candlelight, and discovering new library work-flows. Nick loves being part of the ByWater team and helping librarians and computers get along.

Lucas Gass

Lucas Gass

Developer

Lucas Gass

Lucas Gass

Developer

Lucas received his MLIS from San Jose State University. He spent 7 years working in public libraries and 4 as a systems librarian. In his free time, Lucas loves skiing, mountain biking, and anything outdoors.

Liz Rea

Liz Rea

Swiss Army Kohacker

Liz Rea

Liz Rea

Swiss Army Kohacker

From Polytech academic libraries, public libraries large and small, brewery libraries, and everything in between, Liz has helped Koha libraries succeed for over 10 years. Avid open source fanatic and general doer of things for the Koha community, she loves libraries and fights fiercely for security, privacy, usability, and freedom for Koha users.

Development Crowdsourcing

This website is a place to crowdfund Koha developments. Here you can view existing ideas, see how much funding is still needed, and submit your own ideas!