ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to welcome Barton Chittenden as its new Development Support Specialist. Barton will focus on providing technical support to ByWater's eight hundred-plus library customers.
Barton graduated with a BA from Grinnell College and has spent the last 15 years in various positions, either programming or doing tech support and analysis and is excited to be providing support to Koha ILS users now. In his free time, he tends to do Linux-y things like KyOSS (Louisville's Linux User Group), or hackathons at LVL1: Louisville's maker space.
Barton commented on his recent decision to join ByWater Solutions: "I'm really excited to be supporting an open source project; I think that the open source development model is one of the best out there, and I'm looking forward to learning how that works at the everyday level."
Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on Barton's move to ByWater: "We are happy to welcome Barton to the ByWater family. His experience in programming and open source will be a great asset to our partners and with his desire to learn he will fit right in with the rest of the team."
About ByWater Solutions
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions' clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: http://www.bywatersolutions.com
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.