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OVO Tech Blog

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Platform Product Management

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I spend a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a Platform Product Manager. Is it fundamentally different from having a customer facing product or am I just imagining it? I product manage a Payment Platform we’re responsible for integrating with 3rd p…

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Working with SQS and lambdas

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For a while (since mid 2018) on AWS we have been able to use SQS queues as event sources for lambda functions . As a life-long lazy person, I saw this as an opportunity to do less work by writing less code. As a career-long clumsy coder, I also saw the opportu…

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Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Way to Assist in Decision Making

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One of the key competences of business analysis is to be an adviser, and a key moment where this matters is when a decision needs to be made between multiple options.…

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Scala 3 - and what it means to me

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Why read this? There are a whole bunch of changes that come with Scala 3. This is my opinionated selection of the noteworthy changes and how I feel about them! If you (and your team) are anything like me (and mine) then hopefully this will be relevant to you!…

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Let’s apply Hexagonal Architecture!

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In the last article we learnt about Hexagonal Architecture and how it is applied to our particular problem, but stopped short of creating a finished solution. In this post I hope to remedy this by creating a solution using Hexagonal Architecture, and to pay ho…

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Creating an accessibility workshop

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BackgroundOVO's vision is to "power human progress with clean and affordable energy for everyone". This means striving to build our digital products so that people of all abilities can use them. This year we celebrated our Accessibility Community of Interest’s…