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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 Cara Hill

Cara is a web developer and recent graduate of Enspiral Dev Academy. With an extensive background in Marketing and Communications, Cara decided to make the jump into software development and hasn’t looked back. She is passionate about lots of things, especially technology, feminism, accessibility and dresses.

When not at Rabid, Cara likes to attend lots of theatre, films, Meetups and other events around Wellington, spends too much time looking at and posting about pretty clothes online, and continues to learn as much as possible about her new profession.

Posts by Cara Hill

RubyConf AU 2017

On 9-10 February, I had the good fortune of attending RubyConf AU 2017 in Melbourne. It was my first RubyConf, my second time in Melbourne, and my first time attending a tech conference outside of New Zealand. I had a fantastic time, met a heap of cool people and learned more than my brain could efficiently process. Now, in the two years that I’ve been a web developer, I’ve attended three other tech conferences, and...

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Codemania 2016

When my awesome and generous employers at Rabid Technologies approved my request to go to Codemania and Codemania Conversations, I had no idea what to expect. I mean, I’ve been to tech conferences before, so I had a pretty clear idea of what the formal conference part of Codemania might be like, but the unconference Conversations was a new and mysterious unknown. And now that I’m sitting down a week later to write a post...

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WDCNZ 2015: 'Surely it's just an if statement'

(Title credit to Amanda Dorrell from her WDCNZ talk “The fuzzy line between design and development”) I had heard what a great event WDCNZ was after my husband, Samson Ootoowak (a Ruby on Rails and JavaScript developer - he was a Ruby teacher at Enspiral Dev Academy and still works for them on the contracting side of things), attended last year and raved about it. So while I was a student at EDA and WDCNZ...

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