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Our journey navigating the techosphere


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When was the last time you deleted your infrastructure?

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This is a question that every team should be asking themselves. There is no correct answer, but you should understand why it is an important question and how the answer affects your team.…

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Discovering how people use their energy usage data

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Discovery phase is often an overlooked phase in agile delivery. But they can be incredibly valuable. Discovery is like an investigation, a small phase of time to understand the landscape of our users, the business, the technology and other external factors suc…

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Women Driven Development Hackday 2018

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Sarah Miller & Hannah Capocci-Hunt photo ref: Eddie Jaoude On 17th October we joined 60 other people at the inaugural Tech it Forward Hackday. Organised by Women Driven Development, the event was sponsored by Google and hosted at their London office. The h…

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Complexity in Infrastructure as Code

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As a high level concept Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a well established practice that is helping to improve the consistency and quality of infrastructure deployments. However IaC, just like all other code, can be overly complex, use poor conventions, and can build tech debt.…

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Highlights from Scala Italy

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Through an unexpected series of events, I found myself travelling to Florence to attend Scala Italy 2018 (14-15th September). The conference has been going on for a few years. This was my first time attending and the first year it was organized in Florence. Th…