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Josh Forde

Getting to grips with social good in Rabid's Philosophy

One of the most challenging topics we talk about is blending a sense of doing good along with what we do here. Rabid is a commercial company - we make a profit and are proud of the value we create in doing it. As founders, we also care deeply about the impact that our work has and believe that we can do better in future. With a great team that’s growing, and a growing number of clients, I’m well aware of the need to maintain a sense of identity that people can understand as recognisably “us”.


Ben Bradshaw

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.


Daniel Spector

We acquired a company.

That’s so cool.

OK, OK, so it isn’t a big company, but it is an awesome one.

Resistor’s principals, James and Henry, are impressive senior-senior devs who’ve worked on a bunch of interesting projects, both in their pre-Resistor careers and then in developing the Resistor team. Resistor’s team has a broad background and can take on nearly anything, from innovative core software for startups to architecting large enterprise development.


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Wellington developer Rabid acquires Auckland's Resistor

Wellington based software consultancy Rabid has acquired Auckland development house Resistor for an undisclosed sum.

Rabid’s CEO, Breccan Mcleod-Lundy, says the acquisition accomplishes three goals.

“It reassures our Auckland client base by making our presence there physical, it significantly increases our export business and, importantly, gives us another team of strong developers to keep up with demand”.


Sandra Clark

Learning to tweet at the Agile NZ Conference

Two major things happened on the 1st and 2nd of September: I attended the AgileNZ 2015 conference and I learned to tweet.

The second part may sound ridiculous, but it was a big hurdle for me. I am surrounded by fabulous tech people who tweet beautifully and prolifically. I couldn’t tweet to save myself, so I saw the Agile Conference as a perfect opportunity to face my fear and learn. I received great advice from Cara Hill - follow the conference Twitter account and hashtag, retweet and build up to your own tweets - and I followed this advice to the letter.

First tweet