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Mental Health and the 1-1

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I've thought a lot about the way I handle mental health issues as a line manager recently- this is because of a few things that have happened recently. Firstly, I’m nearing the end of a mental health awareness course that OVO sponsored me to do as part of a co…

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Using Route53 Resolver Rules

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At OVO we have many cloud projects which need connectivity to services in our datacenter. We have VPNs setup to securely route connections between projects and on-prem services. One issue with this configuration is name resolution within AWS VPCs. The DHCP opt…

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South West Test - OVO QA

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Here at OVO, we recognise the importance of building high quality code and as our business has continued to expand over the years, so has the scope of our development and of course, the need for Quality Assurance and software testing. Due to this, our QA team…

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Setting up an AWS VPC from scratch

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Historically at OVO all product teams shared the same AWS account for hosting their services. This made sense at the time, when the organisation was much smaller and people didn't have much experience with AWS. Nowadays we have moved to a model in which each t…

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Is it more energy efficient to take the stairs or the lift?

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Our world is changing. In this age of advancement and connection there is something growing ever more important, uniting all countries, climate change. Each one of us has a part to play in how we tackle this global issue and a number of small acts will turn th…