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LAIKA Gets Creative with RabbitMQ As the Animation Company’s IT Nervous System

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Based in Portland, Oregon, LAIKA is a premier stop-motion animation company. With award-winning films like Coraline, ParaNorman, The BoxTrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings, and most recently, Missing Link, LAIKA is recognized for its unique aesthetic. Producing films the way LAIKA does is at the intersection of high-tech and analog.

LAIKA's small IT team is passionate about the animation business. "We support the production, making the movie." explained Mahlon Smith, Senior Technologist at LAIKA. The team is behind the scenes, amongst set carpenters, painters, and film directors. "We enable the production as efficiently as possible. Every dollar saved is a dollar we can apply towards the screen."

This sense of fiscal responsibility steers the team towards reusable technologies. Particularly when it comes to integration. With that frugality in mind, the team began looking at RabbitMQ as far back as 2009. What they've learned from using RabbitMQ over the last six years is how to solve more with a flexible messaging backbone.

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This Month in RabbitMQ, November 2019 Recap

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Last month was a big one for the RabbitMQ community because RabbitMQ Summit happened in London! If you missed the event, or if you were at the event, but missed a session in the other track, all the recordings are now available. Also, be sure to check out our overview blog for an easy-to-digest summary of what’s new in RabbitMQ 3.8.

More new 3.8 features and lessons learned will be covered in an upcoming webinar, by RabbitMQ core team member Gerhard Lazu. Tune in on December 12th!

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