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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 Rose Lu

Rose graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering. She started with Rabid in early 2014, and gets excited about a lot of things. She is particularly curious about the intersection of technology and people.

She came to Rabid from a background in embedded software engineering, and is passionate about working on meaningful projects. Rose feels most at home on her bicycle and in her spare time volunteers for Youthline Wellington and is an organiser for Rails Girls and Zinefest Wellington.

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Rails Girls is awesome and you should get involved in one

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Rails Girls is a global community that aims to up skill women in technology through free weekend introductory workshops in Ruby on Rails programming. All the events are volunteer run, and I had the honour of helping organise the third Rails Girls event in Wellington. The Rails Girls website has a page of guides that provide tasters for implementing basic website functionality with Rails, such as adding authentication and uploading images, and also has a...

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