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Cloud Networking

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A Shared Network Connecting cloud projects together and to on-prem services is a standard problem of organisations. At OVO we use the 10.0.0.0/8 CIDR block for our internal network. This range is split into subnets for each office, AWS or GCP project, or on-pr…

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Accessibility at OVO

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What is accessibility? Accessibility is about ensuring that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can use the digital products we build. This is important because 1 in 5 people in the UK have a disability. We know that as age increases so does the proportio…

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10% time together

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At OVO, our product and tech teams are empowered to spend 10% of their time trying out new ideas and developing skills in ways that benefit the business. This is an opportunity to focus on something outside of planned product delivery. It could mean learning n…

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Writing a Helm Plugin

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If you’re using Helm as your Kubernetes package manager, it’s likely the command-line tool already fulfils your use-cases, as it ships with a lot of functionality. One thing that’s missing, though, is snapshot/restore. Existing commands such as install, delete…

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Getting into a Data Science career

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A brief departure, perhaps more of a tangent, from the blog series on Analytics at OVO, to share some insights from a careers panel I was at last week. This panel was part of an Operational Research Society event for mathematicians, analysts and data scientist…