Gabrielle Young

Remote working, very remotely

Gabrielle Young

Remote working, very remotely

Gabrielle Young April 18, 2019

I had an amazing week working remotely from Great Barrier Island, although I was severely infected by the “Barrier Bug”: Symptoms include: A subtle but incessant sense of peacefulness and wellbeing, a loss of memory concerning responsibilities back on…

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Gabrielle Young

Women in Data Science Wellington 2019

Gabrielle Young

Women in Data Science Wellington 2019

Gabrielle Young March 12, 2019

The 2019 Women in Data Science (WIDS) conference was fascinating, inspiring, and overwhelming. I think that this is the intrinsic nature of data science at the moment – as Liz MacPherson, the Chief Executive of Statistics NZ…

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Kim Partridge

Ackama Group welcomes Simon Julian to its board

Kim Partridge

Ackama Group welcomes Simon Julian to its board

Kim Partridge March 4, 2019

The Ackama Group is pleased to announce the addition of Simon Julian to its board. Simon is an experienced and energetic Startup CoFounder, Executive and Company Director. He is a proven leader in organisation design and management,…

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Cameron Hopkinson

Interning at Ackama

Cameron Hopkinson

Interning at Ackama

Cameron Hopkinson March 3, 2019

I worked at Ackama as an intern between November 2018 and March 2019. In that time I worked on an internally used Rails app that was built to help manage requests for purchases by Ackama employees. Below is a little…

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bespoke software design

Things to consider when looking for a junior development role

bespoke software design

Things to consider when looking for a junior development role

Dylan Chong March 3, 2019

So you’re a growing junior developer, the University’s summer break is coming up and you’re looking for a new development job for some necessary upskilling. Maybe you have had an internship already and you’re looking for someplace new. I’ve been…

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bespoke software design

Starting a book club at work

bespoke software design

Starting a book club at work

Sandra Clark February 12, 2019

“A word after a word after a word is power.” – Margaret Atwood. Book clubs are a great place to broaden your literary horizons, socialise, share a cuppa and your love of reading with other humans. I love reading and…

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One simple way to do more good in 2019

One simple way to do more good in 2019

Josh Forde January 22, 2019

These holidays I realised that one simple change I made last year did a lot of good. I feel great about it as I’d had a lingering sense of guilt for several years. I just didn’t give away as much…

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Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Ackama Group acquires AI and chatbot company, Prefer

Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Ackama Group acquires AI and chatbot company, Prefer

Breccan McLeod-Lundy December 19, 2018

Ackama Group, a technology company based in Wellington, Auckland and Melbourne, have just bought AI and chatbot company Prefer. Prefer has been around in Wellington for several years, providing services to well known clients such as the Royal…

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bespoke software design

How cloud-seeding, sci-fi, and philosophy can help you design for ethical AI

bespoke software design

How cloud-seeding, sci-fi, and philosophy can help you design for ethical AI

Nicola Brady December 9, 2018

Sitting in traffic one rainy Sunday, listening to (embarrassingly accurate) 90’s music recommendations on Spotify, I mulled over the increasing presence and influence of Artificial Intelligence in my daily life. On my Sunday drive to Spotlight I can…

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Ackama Group delivers world’s first virtual political summit

bespoke software design

Ackama Group delivers world’s first virtual political summit

Kimberly Brabazon December 5, 2018

The Virtual Climate Summit, which took place over the 22nd and 23rd November, was the world’s first virtual political summit. The Summit was hosted by President Hilda Heine of the Marshall Islands, in her capacity as Chair of the Climate…

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