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WDCNZ 2015: “Surely it’s just an if statement?”

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WDCNZ 2015: “Surely it’s just an if statement?”

Cara Hill August 26, 2018

(Title credit to Amanda Dorrell from her WDCNZ talk “The fuzzy line between design and development”) I had heard what a great event WDCNZ was after my husband, Samson Ootoowak (a Ruby…

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Learning to tweet at the Agile NZ conference

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Learning to tweet at the Agile NZ conference

Sandra Clark August 26, 2018

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…

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Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Wellington developer Rabid acquires Auckland’s Resistor

Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Wellington developer Rabid acquires Auckland’s Resistor

Breccan McLeod-Lundy August 26, 2018

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…

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On changing languages, frameworks and teams.

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On changing languages, frameworks and teams.

Ben Bradshaw August 26, 2018

“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…

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Josh Forde

Getting to grips with social good in Rabid’s philosophy

Josh Forde

Getting to grips with social good in Rabid’s philosophy

Josh Forde August 26, 2018

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…

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Eoin Kelly

Things I have learned about learning

Eoin Kelly

Things I have learned about learning

Eoin Kelly August 26, 2018

“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…

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Object-free DCI

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Object-free DCI

James Harton August 26, 2018

Some of you may already know me, as I’ve been around the Rails community for some time, including being on the RubyNZ Committee for two terms and having organised the 2015 RailsCamp NZ. You might say…

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Codemania 2016

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Codemania 2016

Cara Hill August 26, 2018

When my awesome and generous employers at Rabid Technologies approved my request to go to Codemania and Codemania Conversations, I had no idea what to expect. I mean, I’ve been to tech conferences before, so I had a pretty clear idea of what the formal conference part of Codemania might be like, but the unconference Conversations was a new and mysterious unknown. And now that I’m sitting down a week later to write a post about my experience, I’m at a loss for how to break it all down and share it in a coherent fashion!

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Rapid growth at Rabid

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Rapid growth at Rabid

Marian Clements August 26, 2018

Marian here from Rabidtech to talk about our recent company growth and how we dealt with almost doubling our size in three months. I was part of the group that looked at how we were onboarding our staff and worked…

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Why is 20% time good for us all?

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Why is 20% time good for us all?

Sandra Clark August 26, 2018

In my old life in the film industry, we all worked for free; on short films, music videos or low-budget features. It’s how we gained experience and credits on our CV, as well as supported our fellow filmmakers on projects…

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