Rabid is now Ackama

In September 2018, on the company’s 8th birthday, Rabid became Ackama - this was to reflect that fact that we work on large digital ecosystems, and given that nature is the largest ecosystem in the world we wanted a name that came from nature. Ackama, or Makamaka, is a small bushy tree with white flowers and red seeds. It’s found on the coast from Whangarei north.

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More about Ben Bradshaw

Ben is a geek who wants to make the world a better place. He has over 7 years of experience developing open source websites in windy Wellington. Ben has a keen interest in accessibility, security and maintainability.

Ben enjoys cups of tea and Wellington coffees. He lives in a community flat where he cooks pancakes on the weekends. He also volunteers his time in NZ and overseas.

Posts by Ben Bradshaw

Using AWS Lambda for DevOps and experimenting with 'serverless' reporting

This post is a bit of a geeky one - I hope it’ll be useful for you, even if you haven’t used AWS yet. This isn’t a technical deep dive post, but I hope I can sell you on the idea of adding reporting to your backups and tempt you to look at serverless hosting. First let’s define the technical things I’m going to talk about: AWS (Amazon Web Services) - cloud based hosting and...

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On changing languages, frameworks and teams.

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere” - Chinese Proverb Hi. I’m Ben Bradshaw, I’m a geek, coder, Firefly fan and a bunch of other things including the newest Rabid employee in Wellington. It’s been close to 4 months since I started here and in that time I’ve changed programming languages, frameworks and teams not to mention offices, clients, and generally everything. Why did I do this? There’s something awesome about the...

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