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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 Elspeth Dick

Elspeth graduated with a degree in Electrical and Computing engineering 10 years ago, and has been getting technical all over the world ever since. Her experience has been diverse, from teaching high schoolers how to build their own portable speakers in Tokyo to designing the production lines for medical manufacture. She has been a developer exclusively for the last 6 years. She sees the internet as a global leveller, where anyone can have a voice. She has enjoyed working for big clients in the fast-paced digital landscape of Glasgow and London. Now she is happy to be back in her home country helping businesses and non-profits get the most from their investments.

When she isn’t on her laptop, she is pursuing making the perfect mug at the local pottery club, brewing beers and plotting her next adventure on Atlas Obscura.

Posts by Elspeth Dick

Rails upgrades for beginners

Keeping your Rails applications up to date with the latest version of Rails and its supporting gems is best done in small increments, and frequently. In the real world, you might be asked to upgrade a Rails app by two major versions. There are nuances to every major release and the best place to find this information is in the official Rails Guides. The general process however is quite methodical, diagrammable even! Clearing your console...

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