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OVO Tech Blog

Our journey navigating the techosphere


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A brief history of OVO's Wifi

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I think it’s fair to say that of the many challenges that awaited us on joining OVO’s Infrastructure team in mid 2014, it’s the wireless that we have ended up investing the most time in. We inherited a cloud based system which uses a virtual controller as oppo…

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Cats and type classes

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I love going to Scala meetups and living in London gives you tons of chances to attend lots of them. In the past year there has been a spike in the number of Scala communities, making it easy for everybody to attend. Do you fancy an introductory talk? Do you w…

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Catching security vulnerabilities in the build pipeline

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At OVO Energy we take cyber-security very seriously. We are keen to ensure that all of our services and infrastructure are set up to be as resistant as possible to attack. One area we’ve recently decided to improve in is the area of security for Docker conta…

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Testing at OVO our principles

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Early in 2018 OVO started a fundamental shift in our testing strategy. We evaluated the market, our technology choices, and where software testing was going. As a progressive company we wanted to be ahead of the current trends, specifically around hiring or tr…

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A day in the life of... Kate Ross-Smith

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Name: Kate Ross-Smith Role at OVO: Software Developer in the Energy Contracts Team My day usually starts at 6.30am. After taking my dogs for their morning walk, I cycle 15km to the office to kickstart a day of programming in Clojure. I’m based in Bristol Templ…