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Christchurch Rails Girls

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Christchurch Rails Girls

Mai Nguyen August 26, 2018

Rose and I coached at Rails Girls Christchurch in May. Given Rabid’s commitment to diversity, it was great for Rabid to sponsor the event by sending us down to Christchurch. The awesome weekend was superbly organised…

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Rabid’s new space!

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Rabid’s new space!

Amy Shand August 26, 2018

Rabid has a new Wellington home!! We’re now located at Level 2, 50 The Terrace. We’re tucked away off the street, so if you want to come visit you’ll need to enter via 44 The Terrace, head through the lobby and down the stone steps to the right, and then head down the wood-panelled hallway to the stairs or lifts at the end.

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AWS presigned posts

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AWS presigned posts

Josh McArthur August 26, 2018

When designing a JSON API that needs to deal with uploaded files, there’s a few options, but all of them have a degree of compromise. At the end of the day, a file uploaded via HTTP must be provided as…

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Logging into RefineryCMS with an existing Devise user

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Logging into RefineryCMS with an existing Devise user

Josh McArthur August 26, 2018

For simple content management using Ruby on Rails, RefineryCMS is a great option – it’s an actively-maintained project with support for plugins (via Rails engines which lots of Rabid staff are already familiar with), and a reasonably easy…

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Former refugee women shine in new interactive documentary

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Former refugee women shine in new interactive documentary

Sandra Clark August 26, 2018

Rabid has been lucky enough to be able to contribute to an innovative project showcasing the stories of former refugee women living in New Zealand. The result of that project, “Together We Make a Nation” is an interactive storytelling experience…

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NZ Civil Defence and the importance of Open Data in emergency alerts

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NZ Civil Defence and the importance of Open Data in emergency alerts

Josh Forde August 26, 2018

Immediately after the Kaikoura earthquake, media were reporting a tsunami evacuation alert/order. Many Wellingtonians left for higher ground on foot or by car in the early hours of the morning. But there was confusion about the evacuation zones and the state of the alerts, which became a controversy in itself.

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Confessions of a Scrum Master

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Confessions of a Scrum Master

Sandra Clark August 26, 2018

Rabid and Story Inc have been working collaboratively on an amazing project called Together We Make a Nation, an interactive documentary about former refugee women living in NZ. Initially developed in my 20% time, it was then kindly…

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My first Rails Camp

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My first Rails Camp

Vini Natarajan August 26, 2018

2017 Rails Camp NZ was held at Mt.Cheeseman in Christchurch. Rails Camp NZ is full weekend retreat, held annually for people interested in web development to gather and be awesome together. This year’s event ran from Friday 24th…

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RubyConf AU 2017

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RubyConf AU 2017

Cara Hill August 23, 2018

On 9-10 February, I had the good fortune of attending RubyConf AU 2017 in Melbourne. It was my first RubyConf, my second time in Melbourne, and my first time attending a tech conference outside of New Zealand. I…

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Rabid appointed to All of Government Web Services Panel

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Rabid appointed to All of Government Web Services Panel

Josh Forde August 23, 2018

Rabid has been appointed as a supplier on the All of Government Web Services panel! We’re of course delighted. The panel offers a range of services, and we are included in: User Insight Visual Design Front-end Development Back-end…

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