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Name: Lisa Seeto

Role: Mahara Developer

About me: I am a developer based in Wellington, New Zealand and I have worked at Catalyst IT since January 2019 in the Mahara Team. It would be great to become an Approved Developer.


One of the bigger features that I have implemented was the creation of a the "Comments and Details" modal to alter the workflow from the redirection to another page /artefact.php to staying on the same view and opening a modal instead. This was a large undertaking and was included in Mahara's 19.10 release. Working on this feature allowed me to see a lot of the different areas of Mahara and its processes which was a great introduction to it when I was still relatively new in the team.

The artefact page for comments and details of artefacts in versions < 19.10
The Comments and Details modal in action

I regularly implement bug fixes and other changes, have added and updated Behat tests for automated testing, created bug reports and have made patch verifications and completed other types of testing. I have also completed code reviews for fellow Mahara contributors.


I have taken part in multiple Mahara Release cycles since January 2019 including assisting with Security Releases. I have also experienced creating a release for 20.04.1

Updates / Upgrades

I have updated several of our Mahara Community sites and have also Upgraded them. I have also gained some experience in upgrading some of our third party plugins.

Client work

I have completed client work for SWITCH portfolio, Columbia University, Nurse's College and Waitemata WDHB. Some of this work included site upgrades, changes to institution based filtering for drop-down search lists, displaying alerts to peers when they can no longer view page content, changes to the Sign off block, supplying our clients with data such as CSV files using SQL queries among other changes.

Bug Fixes and Merged Changes

To see a list of the changes that have become a part of Mahara please see the following:

List of merged contributions to Mahara