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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 Eoin Kelly

Eoin joined Rabid in 2012, after immigrating to New Zealand from Ireland. With over 10 years experience in web technology under his belt, Eoin is committed to working within an agile framework. He is precise, technically focussed and enjoys making things work perfectly.

Eoin is an active participant in the Wellington technology community, recently giving talks on topics such as Structured CSS and DCI for Rubyists to groups such as the Wellington Ruby, Javascript and Design Professional meetups. He has been a mentor at RailsGirls as well as organising the Wellington Ember.js meetup, and volunteers on GRIT Learning (a social enterprise using E-Learning in low-economic schools in Cambodia).

Posts by Eoin Kelly

Things I have learned about learning

Do you see what comes of all this running around, Mr. Bond? All this jumping and fighting, it’s exhausting! Raoul Silva, Skyfall (2012) Sometimes the tech industry is overwhelming. It seems like we drink from a fire-hose of new frameworks, languages, methodologies, things “considered harmful”, paradigms, tools and on and on and … oh, I need to lie down! Managing all of this mostly involves learning how to filter incoming information while minimizing the anxiety...

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The Ember runloop

A deep dive into the motivations and benefits of the Ember runloop

Preamble This blog post is a snapsnot of the Ember Run-loop Handbook on Github. Ember is an evolving framework so the occasional care and feeding required to keep this document current will happen there. Introduction You can get started with Ember application development without understanding the runloop. However at some point you will want to dig in and understand it properly so you can use it skillfully. It is my sincere hope that this handbook...

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