NZSL Dictionary – 25 year anniversary video

NZSL Dictionary – 25 year anniversary video

Josh Forde May 27, 2022

Since 2011, the NZSL dictionary has been available online. Ackama today supports the software that runs the online service. If you would like to learn some signs, you can take a look here. The Deaf Studies Research Unit researches,…

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Gareth Jones

Passing values between steps in Github Actions

Gareth Jones

Passing values between steps in Github Actions

Gareth Jones May 24, 2022

GitHub Actions is a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform that allows you to automate running tasks using your code, such as compiling binaries, running test suites, and deploying changes. Sometimes, you might find yourself wanting to pass values…

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Gabrielle Young

Remote success – a failsafe remote presentation guide

Gabrielle Young

Remote success – a failsafe remote presentation guide

Gabrielle Young April 21, 2021

It’s never as simple as turning on a webcam, and continuing as before. Here’s a guide to giving a successful, inclusive, enjoyable remote talk!   1 – 3 weeks before the talk Know your audience Figure out who might…

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Ackama now on the NZ All of Government Consultancy Panel

Ackama now on the NZ All of Government Consultancy Panel

Josh Forde March 18, 2021

Ackama are delighted to announce that we are listed on the AOG consultancy panel. You can see our listing in the Online Panel Directory! We are a tier 2 provider offering services in the Business Change and Operations Management &…

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Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Rules-as-Code: The Next Step for Policy Development in a Digital World

Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Rules-as-Code: The Next Step for Policy Development in a Digital World

Breccan McLeod-Lundy October 21, 2020

Rules-as-code is steadily gaining interest in government as an approach to policy development and implementation (Ackama has over the last year assisted with several rules-as-code projects at the New Zealand DIA Service Innovation lab). I believe the key value of…

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Cameron Hopkinson

Game accessibility and the representation of disabled characters in games

Cameron Hopkinson

Game accessibility and the representation of disabled characters in games

Cameron Hopkinson August 18, 2020

On the 12th of June, I had the opportunity to speak at the Freeplay Independent Games Festival on a couple of topics that are dear to me – game accessibility and the representation of disabled characters in games. The…

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Gabrielle Young

The best way to store your dotfiles: A bare Git repository **EXPLAINED**

Gabrielle Young

The best way to store your dotfiles: A bare Git repository **EXPLAINED**

Gabrielle Young August 3, 2020

@durdn from Atlassian wrote an excellent tutorial on how to manage dotfiles using a bare Git repository . Your dotfile setup will be ship-shape within minutes! Yet, it took me hours to demystify the tutorial. It uses a bare repository in…

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Jacinda Ardern announced her COVID-19 budget last week – interesting snippets for Australian observers

Jacinda Ardern announced her COVID-19 budget last week – interesting snippets for Australian observers

Josh Forde May 20, 2020

Originally posted on LinkedIn. The New Zealand Prime Minister is certainly popular in Australia, and a great ambassador internationally for my home country. I travel between Wellington and Australia regularly for work and the enthusiasm for NZ has…

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Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Ackama and Midas Infomedia Join Forces

Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Ackama and Midas Infomedia Join Forces

Breccan McLeod-Lundy April 15, 2020

Ackama and Midas Infomedia are excited to announce the beginning of a transition process where Midas Infomedia will join the Ackama Group. Together they have been looking at ways to better weather the challenges of the current crisis and of…

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Ackama’s perspective responding to COVID-19 and economic disruption

Ackama’s perspective responding to COVID-19 and economic disruption

Matt Gallen March 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone around the world through impacts to health systems, government mandated shutdowns, travel restrictions, and supply chain disruptions. All industries are affected, including the NZ Technology sector, although we can be better equipped than most…

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